Can pimples really develop and ripen within 24 hours? Because then I definitely have my answer to the dairy question. I drank a glass of milk on Tuesday evening and by Wednesday evening I had 5 new pimples of the kind that ripen quickly and will quickly be gone. So while my stomach might not have reacted to dairy the rest of my body clearly did. Before that my skin had red spots but it felt nice and even when touching, now it doesn't look too bad but feels bumpy and not good at all. I hope it really was caused by dairy!
For breakfast I had quinoa flakes with banana and maca powder again, this time with my regular almond milk and it was as good as yesterday. I think I have found my perfect breakfast bowl. I don't know if the taste of the maca powder or already adding the banana for cooking instead of after it makes the difference, but it's just sooo delicious!
I wish you a nice day!
What goes onto my skin... 🎉 I think we all know that what we put on us, is just as important as what we put in us. So I wanted to document what I use. This is everything; 🎉 Bath time is Vitamin C (in the water) to minimise the Chlorine, plus Mineral Mud and Epsom Salts. 🎉 My deodorant is Bicarb Soda, either applied directly or mixed with water, in a spray bottle. Both methods work SUPER EFFECTIVELY. 🎉 Herbal Toothpaste, I have to store up on because I can't get it here. These were all from Australia. The one I'm using currently I LOVE! 💚 (Kingfisher Mint). 💚 Lip Balm from Neal's Yard (I also use their moisturiser IF I need to use one... which is pretty much NEVER!) 🤣 Lavender Oil is my antibacterial, for spots or scrapes. And the other oils for mosquito repellent. 🐜 Then randomly, a foaming soap made from Olive Oil, from Greece, that I use for shaving. Magnesium Oil that has reacted with me in the past, by closing my throat (Magnesium intolerance?) But I'm starting to use very sparingly again now... And a Deep Heat product, from Japan, that works wonders on Mosquito Bites (if I get the odd one). 🤣 That's it! Still a lot of PRODUCTS and CHEMICALS, but I'm trying to minimize their level of nastiness by keeping it NATURAL! No more hair dye, styling products, make up, acrylic nails, nail varnish, deodorant, perfumes, and moisturizers. Getting there! 🎉🤣
I got the YUMMIEST vegan/allergy free cheezecake from the store the other day. @daiyafoods makes it, and I pretty much died and went to heaven when I bit into it. It's free of soy/corn/gluten/nuts (except coconuts) and it's the bomb dot com. Anyways, they make a pumpkin spice one, which unfortunately I couldn't find anywhere! Sooooo I did this... sprinkled it with cacao, and topped it with a vegan "frosting" made from pumpkin, vegan butter, maple syrup, coconut butter, cinnamon and ginger. And it's amazing! Can't wait to try it tomorrow. What are you all making for Thanksgiving??? #vegan#cheesecake#yummy#eliminationdiet#vegetarian#pumpkin#thanksgiving#healthier#glutenfree#dairyfree#soyfree#delicious#cacao#dessert#treat
I've been in a mood all day.
After getting more results back and learning how many of my favorite foods I won't be eating anymore, I started feeling overwhelmed.
I know, I know, it could be so much worse. So I made a trip to my fave store ever and loaded up on stuff I CAN eat. It's already not looking so bad....ok that might be a lie, but trying to look at the positive.🤣 #eliminationdiet#gutprobs
Did you know that 2 new studies presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) show that exposure to dogs may help prevent both #eczema & #asthma in children? The research team found that children born to mothers who were exposed to dogs during pregnancy were less likely to develop eczema by age 2 than #children born to mothers who were not exposed to dogs during #pregnancy . 💚 For the study, “exposure” was defined as keeping 1 or more dogs indoors for at least 1 hour daily. “We found that a mother’s exposure to dogs before the birth of a child is significantly associated with lower risk of eczema by age 2,” said study co-author Edward M. Zoratti, MD. The researchers also noted that this protective effect decreased by the time the children reached age 10.☹️ In the 2nd study, researchers examined the effects of 2 different types of dog exposure on children with asthma in Baltimore. The first type was the protein, or allergen, that affects children who are allergic to dogs. The second type were elements, such as bacteria, that a dog might carry. The researchers concluded that exposure to the elements that dogs carry may have a protective effect against asthma symptoms. But exposure to the allergen may result in more asthma symptoms among urban children with dog #allergy .
Starting my own detox to clean up my body from all the junk, processed foods and excessive carbs during last month 😏
This is an easy plan to follow, no diet just healthy food. It’s a plan that I will put together as a whole 14 days Detox program where I will coach you to clean up your diet and learn how to stay healthy with the ups and downs of life! 😄👍🏼
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Joshy has a cold & couldn't sleep until about 1:30am. Then Caleb woke up at 3am hungry, and never could fall back asleep after that. I was wondering how I would make it through today without coffee (check my IG stories for a visual from when I woke up 😳) .... well, let me just say that nothing will wake you up like 4 kids, with 2 under 2! 😂
These days it seems almost the norm to be eating a “free from” something diet, whether it be dairy, gluten, sugar, or something else. ---
It seems that everywhere you turn someone is promoting their detox program or sugar-free challenge, and while these types of programs definitely have a place, this isn’t quite what I’m talking about here today.
Don’t get me wrong, giving your body a break from less than ideal foods is a great step for igniting new healthy eating habits and patterns, and helps us develop a greater awareness of our food choices – not to mention the side benefits of perhaps feeling lighter, more energized, more clear-headed, and just overall healthier.
Here I’m referring to an Elimination Diet as a therapeutic tool to help you uncover specific food culprits or sensitivities that might be contributing to unpleasant symptoms such as bloating, digestive upset, constipation, loose stools, cramps, IBS, skin problems, and any other imaginable symptom you may be experiencing.
Got this far? Read the rest of the post over on my blog. I'm talking about whether you even need to do one in the first place, different types, and the 3 steps! Link 🔗 in my bio or visit elainebrisebois.com/elimination-diets
Wellness Wednesday-why do we need to detox? Our bodies are full of toxins from the environment, air, what we eat, and put on our bodies. When we feel sluggish, foggy, have headaches, skin irritation, etc then its a good time for a detox. A natural detox is not a diet but a reboot to the system. #feelgoodjourney
Why do I have my laptop in the gym?
Ok....not sure if you have figured this out or not yet, but I AM REALLY PROUD OF THIS JOURNEY AND YOU MAKING FUN OF ME...NOT GOING TO DETER ME...just putting that out there now....k? Thanks 🤦🏻♀️
I have my laptop in a gym because I was that person that would go into the gym and wander around from one piece to the next and “workout” or think I was...get equal parts overwhelmed and embarrassed and just leave. ✨
I was also that person, that if I got busy, it’s the first thing out of the schedule, cause that was a lot when I was juggling/struggling to be a working mom/wife. ✨
Not dogging the gym at all...if I could have had a class schedule and personal trainer with me all the days 🙋🏻🙋🏻but yeah, neither my schedule or bank account fit that
Enter onDemand, the Netflix of exercise. It’s like it was made for me and my hot-mess, crazy busy life:
✅ workouts are short and focused, like 30 minutes or less 😍 I don’t have to think about what to do, just follow the trainer, 💦 and DONE...what a RELIEF to have one less thing to think about (busy parents, you feel me 🙌)
✅ trainer - I always have a trainer guiding me through the workouts and queuing me
✅ available in the AM, PM, at home on my TV, on my laptop, on my phone. I can stream them or download and go....It has literally taken away every excuse to miss a workout
✅ community - this may sound crazy, since it probably looks like I am alone right now, but I have never been more motivated and supported. My online community in these accountability groups is ⭐️INCREDIBLE MOTIVATION⭐️ over 3 years now and going strong. I mean, how many times have you started, stopped, couldn’t get motivated again...frustrated and gave up? (Ummm, me!!! Well, not anymore)
So yes, here I am at the gym in my hotel...I have my workout up, ready to 💦 because I have a set program to follow, a group to check in to and a free t-shirt to earn....oh and I like being ⭐️ in the best shape of my life ⭐️ smiling instead of sneering at myself in the mirror ⭐️a mom that is helping her kids through leading by example 💙💙
CAN YOU RELATE?! #totallypossible#eventhishotmess#mfeo
Quinoaflakes with banana, linseed, maca powder (just bought it yesterday because it is said to have a good influence on unbalanced hormones, I love the taste of it) regular milk. I can't even start to tell you how delicious that was!! Yesterday evening I ate some cottage cheese and drank a glass of milk. I didn't have a belly ache but I could tell my tummy was working really hard, it made strange noises as well. I did experience some bloating but it wasn't that bad. Normally I'm a person who is cold aaall the time but yesterday evening I was really hot and also started to sweat and then was cold again during the night. I had those night sweats a few weeks ago but thought it was because of the duvet I have here and after a bought a new one made of cotton it was gone completely. So maybe it was because of dairy back then as well, but it could also be a coincidence and have nothing to do with it at all. Let's find out :) The eggs didn't harm me at all. Of course it's difficult to say for the skin because of the time it takes to show but I think I would realise at least something being different for my stomach if something wasn't good for my skin but of course I don't know for sure.
Have a nice day!
My fitbit was a bit off the mark this morning. It showed a great sleep graph... with REM and Deep at 24% and 15%. But I just don't think it's reflecting reality because I remember waking up from dreams several times, with a permanently blocked nostril all night (and all morning.) Despite no starch. 😫 I don't want to get up. I'm blocked. Awful. I'm kinda a bit out of it, and just a bit "not here". My calves hurt like crazy from hiking, and wearing barefoot shoes too. 👣😫
I’m SUPER EXCITED about our upcoming online forum starting January 1st! For the first time, I will be bringing elements from my holistic lifestyle coaching practice to an online community. The nutrition resets have been hugely successful, but there is so much more to the health puzzle than just food. In addition to the nutrition challenge of your choice, we will also be covering detoxification, mindset, and meditation. If you know you’re going to set a health goal for yourself in 2018, then this is the perfect group for you. Sign up before November 30th and get $50 off! Link in bio for more info...💚☯️
WoooooooHoooooooo I can't believe I've made it all the way to day 50 of my FODMAP elimination diet.
If anyone had told me during my 1st week that I would have made it this far I would have called B*S*
It's not been easy, but it's absolutely possible. Wherever you are on your own low FODMAP journey I encourage you to keep going.
My challenge/reintroduction phase begins in 6 days... Wish me luck.
Let me know what stage you're at in the comments below. I'm here if you need me.
Sending good vibes
🤷🏻♀️WHAT?!?! TOO SOON?!?! ✨
And some days you just don’t even have 30 minutes to give...My shirt is a liar...I am tired. Up late last night, but the boys and I are PACKED...food is PREPPED and car is ready to LOAD...after work today...oh yeah, work🤦🏻♀️...gotta get through the next 9 hours...probably shouldn’t be late 😂 ok...pardon the early celebration-jump-for-joy....let’s try this again later ✨
My sleep commitment still in tact, I just cranked out an intense 15 minute total body workout...my brain is saying no way that is enough, my ❤️ pounding through my chest is saying SHOVE IT brain...holy that was intense....once again I have been proven that I have something in this on-Demand catalog for the BUSIEST of schedules 🙋🏻
✨ ✅⭐️All goals met for this morning...take that excuse givers and at-home workout haters...
Now it's, finally!! legal to sell hemp seed for human consumption!! 🙌🏻@alfalfahousesyd have the basic hemp seeds, plus are expecting a range of edible goodies made with hemp seeds to turn up in the near future. Exciting!!! 🎉
Inspired by these cute baby cukes from @fieldtofeastorganicmarket I made a quick "pickle"! Just acv, coriander seeds, salt and sugar. No heating, just straight in the jar....wonder how it'll turn out?! Also, the net bag is an old one that I've kept for buying fresh produce from the market, for small things like cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, plums, etc. Super handy and can be reused sooooo many times
After three long weeks my elimination diet is officially over - one of the hardest three weeks of my life. Now comes the process of challenging things back into my diet. I’ve got this. #functionalmedicine#badass
RESTAURANT LUNCH! Grilled Chicken Salad with Sweet Potato Fries 🍟 🐔 🥗 -
Well....eating like this surely isn't cheap! In preparation for Thanksgiving we went to Whole Foods today....and spent $100 on things I needed to make myself (and my brother and his girlfriend who are vegan) a great Thanksgiving meal. Afterwards we tried to grab lunch at a great little order at the counter Tex-Mex spot but I checked out their nutrition guidelines and everything had soy! I realized that I am probably not being careful 'enough' with the diet as I never would have thought that and had the information not been available, wouldn't have thought twice about ordering food from there. We went next door to a burger place instead and, with no information available, I ordered this salad and a side of fries because why not 🤷🏼♀️? I feel like some might judge me for not asking for ingredients everywhere I go but I think we are still doing ok watching the diet as much as I can and being as careful as I think is feasible (and realistic).
This soup is full of celery, onion, broccoli, tomato, cabbage, kale, carrots, garlic, ginger, turmeric and cayenne. I've reached week three. I successfully survived my first Thanksgiving meal without "just one bite." I already have way more energy and less cravings. Feel all around better. Less digestive problems and headaches. The food I was eating literally was making me sick to my stomach?! I'm also down 10 lbs (which is just an added bonus to feeling healthy)! #detoxlifestyle#vegan#glutenfree#byesugar#noprocessedjunk#eliminationdiet
Lunch, which I even shared with my non-AIP mom and stepdad that are here visiting! They loved it and I think you will too!
I simply mixed together organic chicken, 1 avocado, chopped up spinach (I used my vitamix to save time), AIP paleo Powder and a bit of extra onion powder and ate it in the wrap! #easyAIPeasy