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Video Review : Paleo Principles by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

Just over a week ago, I saw the UPS guy struggling up the driveway with what looked like a small yet heavy package.  I headed to the front door, and took the parcel, only to find it was way heavier than I possibly imagined.  I looked at the return address and knew immediately what a Read More

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Taking the Stress Out of AIP Vacation Cooking

Vacation’s while on AIP can seem counterproductive, I mean how do you relax & focus on stress management while thinking about how to eat and stay compliant? How can you take the stress out of AIP  vacation cooking? Wanting to spend as much time on the beach and with family as possible, there was no Read More

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Investing in yourself

You may have seen this on social media but I’ve just been on the most wonderful & relaxing vacation! It was long overdue and very nearly didn’t happen, but for me, I know if I don’t take time to  take the foot of the gas, juggling all the veritable balls that a single working mum Read More

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A Nemesis That is Sugar

If,  20 years ago they had told me that my favorite comfort food was a health risk to me, I would replied, with my feisty ‘Britishness’, that they were 200% wrong.  If they had told me as a kid, that the comfort my Nan brought to me with her “Sweetie Tin” would harm me, I Read More

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Making Mindfulness Work for You

Mindfulness means paying attention in a certain way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. This increases awareness, clarity and acceptance of our present-moment reality. It creates space. It’s widely cited by many health coaches and mentors as essential in our healing journey, as being mindful can be a useful stress reduction tool and Read More

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The Reintroduction Process: Balancing Life Style Factors

For those of us with an autoimmune disease, the profound effect that other factors have on our lives – such as work-life balance, stress management, relationships, our state of mind – all have on our health can often be more powerful than diet changes. Balancing Life Style Factors are essential to your overall health. Removing Read More

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Reintroducing Foods on AIP

Knowing when to reintroduce foods on an elimination diet like The Autoimmune Protocol becomes a true conundrum for many of us, so please know upfront – up close and personally – that you are not alone.  Navigating the WHEN, WHY and HOW often takes a level of commitment and resolve that we simply can’t undertake having already made so Read More

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Top tips for Winter Blues

Before I decided to call Chicago my home, I hated the dull winter mornings in England, going to work in the dark, coming home in the dark, being in a building working all day with little to no sunlight and when I officially chose Chicago as my home, my hate of winter amplified. In fact, Read More

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The Importance of a Morning Ritual

      One of the very best things that I’ve developed thanks to my not-so-little-anymore AIP caper, is a morning ritual. It’s taken me some time. I’ve dabbled with a WHOLE lot of different things along the way, but I’ve hit upon what works for me. Well – I should qualify that with what Read More