This #AIP Barbacoa is a favorite in my house. (Little tip... it works GREAT in the Instant Pot!) Get the recipe through the live link in my profile! #AutoimmunePaleo#AutoimmuneProtocol https://www.thepaleomom.com/aip-barbacoa/
Auto Immune Protocol (AIP) mini food haul. See more about my upcoming AIP adventure below. To anyone else following me who has an autoimmune condition or IBS or one of the other many "invisible illnesses" : what lifestyle changes have you made to help manage your condition?
I was diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid condition about a year ago. Since the diagnosis, I've worked with my doctor to make diet and lifestyle changes to live a functional life again, but I'm still not back to my normal self. We've ruled out SIBO and issues with FODMAPS, so all that's left to try is the AIP diet, which I'll be following for several weeks, possibly months. The AIP diet eliminates several categories of foods known to cause inflammation, including grains, dairy, soy, nightshades, legumes, and more. If you've followed me for a while you know that while I eat mostly vegan, I am not vegan. The AIP diet calls specifically for animal proteins, and my dietician confirmed that the diet is too restrictive to eliminate animal protein. You'll be seeing more fish and animal products in the coming weeks but mostly more of the same tasty, wholesome, fresh veggies. I will likely make AIP mistakes here and there, but I'll be documenting as much as possible to help keep myself accountable. .
EAT LOCAL // Yesterday I enjoyed showing a new client the ins and outs of the farmer's markets in KC. Learning what questions to ask and getting comfortable asking them is the key to sourcing the best quality nutrition. It's so much more than, "Is your food organic?" or, "Is your meat grassfed?". Marketing misconceptions abound and you have to do some legwork to learn who to trust. Do YOU know your farmer? Want to shift your diet to include local, clean, unadulterated, whole food but don't know how or where to start? Farmer's market tours and education are a service I offer in the KC area. PM me if you need some help learning the ropes. It's so rewarding to watch someone wake up from a lifetime of cultural conditioning to the possibilities of the Real Food lifestyle! Many thanks to some of my favorite farmers @davidspasture, @buffalolodgekc and Benedict Builders Farm for taking time yesterday to patiently share their passion for what they do and why. Together we're educating our community, one person at a time. You just can't get the type of personal connection it was my privilege to help establish yesterday between producer and consumer from a grocery store, nor can you know that the food you choose to put in your body to support your health also supports hardworking local families, humane animal husbandry and the health of the planet. Creating wellness through food is in part about creating relationships. KC friends, check out the local, grassfed bison products from @buffalolodgekc available @brooksidefarmersmarket, @opfarmersmarket and now on the menu @konradskitchenandtap - - - the local, grassfed/pastured beef, chicken, lamb, duck, turkey and pork products from @davidspasture available @brooksidefarmersmarket, the Independence Farmer's Market and the Warrensburg Farmer's Market - - - and the local, grassfed/pastured, organic beef, chicken and veggies from Benedict Builders Farm available at the KC Organics Market and @waldofarmersmarket. These guys are all legit. Photo shows some of the many options available at the Kesten Family's booth from David's Pasture on Saturday! I LOVE helping folks make healthy choices! #farmersmarkettour // #viridiswellness 💚
So excited to share my experience with this wonderful filter, best investment ever!!! Taste of water is amazing and the filter last around three years depending on the quality of the water used. The brand is Berkey and I just love it!!!
I have been using for over a month now at the beginning I expected some pain because we have to fill it up but is none at all, easy fast and look nice I think so is our new addition!
✨for so many years I waited too. I let the excuses creep in and remained in a place where I was comfortable- but wasn't happy. The only thing that's waiting for you on the other side is a chance at self-love, health and being PROUD of making yourself #1 and doing this for you.✨I help women ditch diets & deprivation for GOOD through personalized plans and 1:1 coaching support that creates simple, sustainable healthy habits which result in maintainable weight loss, more energy and a happier mood. I would absolutely love to chat about supporting YOU. Head to the link in my profile and book a free 30 min discovery call with me this week 😘✌🏼
🍒 This summer staple is quickly assembled using Boston (bibb, butter) lettuce, shredded chicken breast, chives and radishes, then studded with sweet cherries + drizzled with a creamy horseradish dressing. 🍒
I struggle to eat veggies because, honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with them. I am in love with @drcowanspowders veggie powders and this is a must in my green smoothies. I'll be sharing more about them later!
Making beef pho ala Amy's recipe. Thanks @angelocoppola for posting it a few years ago. This is my third or fourth time making it. I ran out of cheesecloth a while back and never replaced it. I hope my nutmilk bag survives.
Hello and welcome to @foodiefriendlyaip 😊 My name is Sara and I started eating AIP to help alleviate my chronic hives and relieve Hashimoto symptoms. I started my #aip journey thinking I would be stuck in the land of raw broccoli and apple slices. I quickly learned that there are many yummy AIP friendly recipes out there- you just have to be creative and do your research! I will be sharing my daily meals as well as updating you on any positive changes that occur thanks to living a healthier life. I am changing my mindset about food! #autoimmunedisease#autoimmunepaleo#autoimmuneprotocol#healthyfood#healthyeating#healthylifestyle#paleo
Grilled Garlic and Lime Salmon Fillets: Think garlic and citrus salmon is traditional? Not the way you'll be prepping this one - grilled on a bed of lemon slices.
Been loving putting @vitalproteins collagen peptides in my smoothies! I keep the plain ones around because they are so versatile and just blend into the flavor of whatever you put them in. Click the link in my bio yo check out their stuff!
Collagen is incredible for gut health, and it is what keeps your skin hair and joints young and healthy! Consuming collagen every day either from a well-sourced supplement or from grass/fed bone broth is a great addition to any wellness ritual! It is also a really good, clean, non-dairy alternative to the junky protein powders that dominate the market.
•1/2 cup pineapple
•1/2 cup mango
•1/2 cup kale
•1 packet @vitalproteins Collagen peptides
•1 tablespoon coconut oil •1 part water, 1 part almond milk to cover all ingredients
Hi guys! First I want to apologize for the delay with getting you an update on my follow up appointment with my functional medicine doctor last week. This post is detailed and I just never sat still long enough to do it 😋
Anyway I got back the results from all of my tests, and actually got some answers.
First, I was super relieved to find out that the inflammation markers for autoimmune diseases (i.e hashimoto's, crohn's, etc.) came back negative. What I did find out (as you can see from the picture above) is that I've got too many bacteria in general and some of them are not the good ones. As I look back at my symptoms, it definitely adds up. Anytime I ate prebiotic food (hiiiiiii all vegetables), I would experience bloating. This is why I couldn't ever feel better: I was constantly feeding the bacteria at every meal. I also suspect this overgrowth damaged my gut in a way that escalated my fodmap sensitivity.
For my treatment plan, my doctor has put me on a 2 month protocol where I'll be taking 2 Intestin-ol and Candicid Forte (from Ortho Molecular Products) with each meal. I'm also repopulating my gut with good bacteria through a soil based probiotic called Prescript-assist as well as S. Boulardii. An alternative treatment is to use the antibiotic Rifaximin; however, my doctor doesn't want to completely annihilate all bacteria at once (plus it's really expensive!) so we're going to give this a go first. Of course, if I don't see improvement in a month or so, I'll be re-thinking this approach.
In the meantime, I'll be sure to keep posting my meals and progress 😊
I know I'm not a model example of healing *yet* but I definitely recommend working with a functional medicine doctor. I love having a data-driven, personalized treatment plan that's focused on finding and treating the root cause of my disease. It's also great that he's an actual doctor who can write prescriptions (if needed) and is covered by insurance (at least in part). Here's a link to the functional medicine website where you can find a doctor near you: www.functionalmedicine.org/ Best wishes to everyone else still struggling out there! Keep on keeping on 💪 #paleo#gapsdiet#guthealth#aip
Bye-Bye Blueberry....😿 Blueberry Power Balls were one of the OG, original Power Ball flavors that I ever created.
They are a real favorite. It's like sinking your teeth into a fluffy Blueberry Muffin, with a burst of blueberry flavor!
Since we use fresh, organic Blueberries, the flavor is a real knock-out!
But alas, I am super sad to say we are going to have to DISCONTINUE Blueberry Power Balls for the time being. We will still bring them back periodically as a Limited Release flavor, but this is your LAST CHANCE to grab some Blueberry Balls as a regular flavor.
The reason is: I am having a more and more difficult time sourcing fresh, juicy, ripe, organic Blueberries for you.
As you know, I would never compromise on quality ingredients. I've played around with blueberry powders and freeze-dried fruit, but it's just not the same.
I like giving you the BEST possible food to put in your body, so I still believe fresh is best. Until I can find a better source of fresh, organic, blueberries, I am going to have to make Blueberry Power Balls in very small batches from now on.
So here is your last chance!
Grab these Blueberry Balls before they are gone forever! Get them at www.paleoangel.com.
Oh, and if you have any AIP flavor suggestions to replace Blueberry, reply back and let me know!
POWER Your Passion!
Rutabaga, two ways. Never really been a fan of rutabaga as I found them bitter-tasting, until I bought some smallish organic ones. What a difference! These were crunchy with a hint of sweetness when eaten raw! The fries were cooked in my T-fal Actifry. By slicing them into thin fries, they crisped up decently. No, you can't say they are crispy and taste exactly like deep-fried potato fries, but the kids loved them and gobbled them up. Husband enjoyed the crudité slices. A lovely avocado crema from @wholelifefullsoul to round it up 💚. #rutabaga#avocado