This is a flare up of my digestive track that is paralyzed in action.
My stomach & small intestines (gastroparesis & chronic intestional pseudo obstruction) in this incident believe their may be an obstruction within. The bloating can make my belly swell 10, 20, 30 inches out. The flare ups happen at random. They are debilitatingly painful physically. Many complications follow.
Emotionally & mentally they are trying as well. This is the root of so many feelings & stories I subconsciously created about myself being unlovable, unworthy, undesired as well as broken, a burden and damaged.
I thought this break down of my system meant I was weak. How wrong I was! Dec will be 25 years I have dealt with my diseases. That takes a true warrior, a non stop badass, a force like no other.
I share this because people ask what can happen, what its like, why did my self hate have such am intense grip on me. So im here to share, to educate, to inspire and to give hope to someone suffering. We are never what is happening to us. Our bodies are doing so much right. Send them love. I always say, if i am breathing my body is doing enough right for me to make a difference. Xo
Easing back into my workout routine by adding some light weights today. 💪 Many of the others in my accountability group were sharing my how heavy they were using today for our upper body routine and here I am pushing up 5's! 💪🏋️♀️👍No excuses. I'm still trying! .
It's all good in my hood tho because I'm not worried about what others are used my I'm just focused on me. 💯 After I was able to get thru the workout without tweaking my back I felt pretty proud and accomplished! It's surely not my best performance but I feel amazing because my back still feels good!! And that means I'm making progress!! .
Everything in life is a whole lot easier when you don't concern yourself with what others are doing. Blinders on, stay focused and just do you! 👊
Last night I checked out @lingerdenver with my parents. I always hear good things about this place and they're a sister restaurant to my fav @rootdownden .
They were super accommodating to my diet (more on how I find places below). I had the fajitas (bottom of the first picture) and the chicken satay salad (second pic). I even indulged and had chocolate Taiwanese shaved ice for dessert (😬eek paying for that today ha)
How do I find restaurants I can eat at? First I research what places definitely accommodate gluten free and review their menu to see if there's things I think could be modified. Then I always call the restaurant and say I'm interested in eating at your establishment but I have several food allergies and I want to know if you'd even be able to work with me. I run down the list of what I can't eat (gluten, dairy, nightshades, garlic, onion. Since I don't often eat out I don't stress as much about gluten-free grains and all high FODMAP foods. You gotta live a little). if somewhere says they can't accommodate that's fine and I move on. But usually they'll check with the chef, make a note of my allergies and then I make a reservation. When I go in everyone is usually aware because the note has been made but I also talk to the waitress and confirm. So far in Denver they've been extremely accommodating, always know what nightshades are and all the weird things I can't have and they work to make an enjoyable experience for me
Moral of the story: call ahead and don't be afraid to ask! .
market loot ✨🙃 many many fall goodies here. I'm a lover of these warming veggies esp spaghetti squash. Squash is amazing for you, high in fiber, magnesium, vitamin C and B6. Even prior SIBO I used that as a noodle replacement bc I love the sweetness plus they're EXTRA sweet since grown locally from @conklinfarms 🤗 I introduced yellow tomato again while they're in season still & did great! Butternut squash is a high/moderate fodmap, so if you follow that just start slow. Steam it & add some ghee & cinnamon 🤤🤤🤤 does anyone else almost chop your hand off each time you try to cut a squash? Or is it just my shitty knives? lol. Lately I've been stabbing holes, roasting some then letting cool and cutting/gutting THEN roast again lol. All the work is worth it 🤤😍😍
LOW FODMAP/GF POLENTA EGGS BENNY 🍳✨ breakfast used to be my favourite meal of the day but giving up avocado, bread and honey had me giving up some of my favourite breakfast items, my favourite being eggs benny 😵 kept this low FODMAP by frying some sliced tube polenta from @traderjoes in garlic infused oil, then topping the slices with arugula/rocket, poached eggs, hollandaise and pepper 💛🖤 I cheated with this hollandaise as it came out of a packet but there are tons of homemade recipes out there using simple ingredients you will likely already have in your cupboard x
paleo spaghetti squash 'porridge' with banana & warm berries // it's officially day 1 of starting an SCD & low-FODMAP diet in an attempt to get rid of my SIBO. and if that just looks like a bunch of acronyms to you, i'm basically cutting out 99% the foods i love because my digestion sucks so posts might be a little different for the next month or so. this porridge (inspired by @healing_family_eats) is grain-free, easy on the tummy, & the perfect cozy fall breakfast so i am digging in!!!
Adding some CRUNCH and a nutrition BOOST to my afternoon salad 🥗AND getting a taste of the season! .
Pumpkin seeds are such an easy way to boost the veggie and nutrient power of your salad by adding protein, zinc, omega 3s, magnesium and potassium and antioxidants! 💥👊.
Sure, it's no pumpkin spiced latte ☕️but you're still able to get into the spirit of pumpkin 🎃 everything without the guilt! 👉I'm using organic, raw, shelled. And don't forget you can most definitely make your own after you carve your pumpkins!
Time for testing! The test for Sibo is some weird science. Lol. You drink this solution after fasting, and breathe into glass tubes during the course of two hours. Your breath is then analyzed for the gaseous byproducts the bacteria make after eating the solution you drank. All I was allowed to eat yesterday was a chicken breast and three eggs with water. Brownies are totally happening later today 😋 #Sibo#celiac#dysbiosis#chronicillness#health#gastrointestinal
✨Keep in mind it's not always about physical transformations. Inspiration can come from anywhere ✨.
I remember that it wasn't easy when I first started learning about "clean" eating. I was an overwhelmed, busy, full time working, newer mom and had never even heard the phrase clean eating before. So how on earth was I supposed to have time to add one more thing to my plate when all I really wanted some was new workout videos. Sound familiar?.
When I was asked to be part of a clean eating group to go along with my workouts I was like "NO way! 🙅I don't need it, 🛑I'm totally fine on my own, 🚫no thanks. 😏". Well, I got added in anyway. lol At first, I didn't participate and was literally a fly on the wall. I mean, I was only using Facebook to scroll pics of my friends and barely had 100 people on my list. Then, I got curious with all these happy faces 😅posting how much they enjoyed their workouts and what they were eating and drinking 🍴 and I was like, "hmm, I worked out hard today, maybe I should post that to the group". .
And, so I did. And the craziest thing happened....All these people who I never met started virtually high fiving me, congratulating me and supporting me! Wow! It was such a cool experience!.
👉Now I get to pay that forward!👈.
💫I started Coaching 👟because deciding to say YES was quite possibly the best decision I made for myself and I almost immediately found myself happier, healthier and so much less stressed!❤️.
💫I started a blog 💻because I wanted to have a place to add valuable resources and share information that helped me and to save others time from having to do all the work that I had already done..
💫I share the opportunity 👩⚕️👨🍳👩🏫👩🎓 because I'd be selfish not to and I want you to know that it's never too late to make a change, especially one that can ADD to your life..
REMEMBER, it's never too late to say YES to YOU! AND, get the hottest details about CLEAN WEEK and how to get in are up on the blog! link in bio. 👆👆
What do IBS, SIBO, acne, anxiety & depression, inflammation, and more have in common? They’re all signs of a leaky gut! 😣
In this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m sharing what is Leaky Gut Syndrome and I also take you on a time lapse, sharing what I believe were influencing milestones that contributed my poor gut health. 🙈
I’m also sharing six non-negotiables that everyone should be doing for their health, whether you have leaky gut-related problems, chronic disease, autoimmune disease, metabolic syndrome, or even if you don’t have any health-related problems, but just want to start trying to be a little healthier. 🌟
Listen in and catch the show notes (now with full transcripts!) on a website. Click on the link in my profile or search for the “Live FAB Life” podcast wherever you listen to podcasts (iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or TuneIn). 🤙🏼
🎊 Registration for GAPS Class is open now. $50 discount for Early Birds is good for the first 24 hours. 🎉
Details and registrations link is in profile. Class begins October 2nd and includes audio, workbook, cooking videos, FB community, and 4 hours of Q&A with GAPS Practitioners each week! .
Yesterday's schedule: Everyone woke up EARLY and cramped my style. Recovered the house from the weekend. Seriously, how does it get that bad in a day?? Took Little to new GI Dr. for his persistent nausea (for now we're treating it like acid reflux and going from there). Ran around town getting his labs and meds and papers for the twins to go to outdoor ed in a few weeks. Pharmacy. Home for a split second and off to PT across town for Liv's ankle that's still feeling bad. Back home for another split second before taking the new 9 yr old to his soccer game. Home. Bedtime. Team call. Night night.
Every day has been like that lately.... So many appointments. So many bills. So many not feeling great situations. All minor compared to what it could be, I know, but exhausting nonetheless. And I'm not feeling 100% this week again either which has me discouraged. It all adds up to one big stress!
One of my health goals has been to honor my body. Sometimes I think that's harder than pushing my body. But it's certainly just as important.
Like I said in my last post.... a few boring days in a row wouldn't hurt!! ❤️
Which Magnesium is best? Virtually everyone is deficient of Mg and no amount of green vegetables is enough. I've tried bath salts, flakes, oils, Natural Calm, magnesium citrates and L-Threonate (Magtein). The bath salts are nice and relaxing but how many baths can you realistically take? Natural Calm and other varieties are nice to sleep but if you take slightly over what your body can take then it's diarrhea for days. This is a major downside for most all oral magnesium. The oil- loved it for a while but It's really really sticky and stingy on the skin at times-not pleasant, I just want to shower it off me. Winner is..L-Threonate(Magtein)! Both my husband and I sleep better at night, less muscle aches, alertness, general feeling of well being during the day-and with zero side effects. His #restlesslegsyndrome is gone. My #pms is gone. (Perhaps why his rls is gone 😂 :))It used to be super expensive but the patent on this ran out so now it's affordable. I keep it next to my bed and take one or two every few nights when I want to sleep and feel my best. #magnesium#ketoflu#moreyouknow#nootropics
I have found I can tolerate small amounts of onion from my reintroduction challenges so I can once again have pho 🍜🍜🍜🍜one of my favourite foods! If you don't tolerate onion my low FODMAP go to meal is the rice paper rolls ☺️👌🏻
Chocolate PB&J pancakes!
What is it about peanut butter and jam? They just go together so well, a match made in heaven I believe it’s called. And chocolate, well chocolate makes everything more delicious right?
These choc-PB&J pancakes are my 2nd entry into the @innerpickle_ #ippbparty giveaway competition with @mayversfood celebrating 15k! They’re super easy to make too! 🥞
In a bowl mix together until smooth:
2 heaped T buckwheat flour
1 T raw cacao + 1 T hemp protein (OR 2T @griloprotein cacao hopper)
1/3-1/2 C water (depending in how think/thin you like your pancakes)
2 t @mayversfood peanut butter
Ladle the mixture onto a greased pan and cook as you would other pancakes/pikelets.
I layered/topped mine with peanuts and peanut butter, shredded coconut, melted dark chocolate and homemade sugar-free strawberry jam (literally just a punnet of strawberries simmered in a pot for 15 mins with the juice of 1/2 an orange).
#drooling soooo good!
A pretty typical weekday dinner for me is a simple stirfry but this week I switched to tacos! Your basic ground turkey, cannelli beans, multicolored bell peppers topped with some lactose free sour cream and taco sauce 🌮🌮 #yogi_foodi#lowfodmap#sibo#glutenfree#lactosefree#tacos
Also, I made a coconut cookie sheet -- mind the "bite mark" in the middle there. I accidentally stuck my finger there, and then accidentally put that chunk in my face hole before the cookie was ready. It needs more work though! I'll share my recipe once it's perfected. It will be grain free and egg free and sugar free too! Stay tuned...
Doesn't look super appetizing but I assure you it was! Zoodles with fennel bulb, fresh cucumber (raw, peeled) and fresh dill with wild pacific salmon, tons of lemon and olive oil, salt and pepper. Simple, tasty and nourishing! I'm on day 3 of my herbal antibiotics and so far feeling ok 🤞🤞🤞
Broiled grass fed beef tenderloin-Rubbed with fennel seeds,rosemary,cumin,chili flakes,sea salt,pepper. Medium rare. Tasted so good but too bad my stomach hurts so bad I only had a couple of bites 😣#sibosucks
Back on a SIBO-friendly diet and making a little garlic oil tonight. One of my biggest SIBO triggers is garlic cloves, but thankfully you can infuse garlic into olive oil and strain out the clove for a SIBO-friendly alternative. I used to be able to buy garlic oil at our local Whole Foods, but they've recently stopped stocking it. Thankfully, this is easy peasy to make.
I am learning to not have to eat. When he orders scrumptious food... I have a lattè. When he browses supermarket shelves... I buy fruit. When he orders take away... I cook. That's just all there is to it. I feel better for it, my symptoms disappear, I'm happier, more positive, and I sleep well. Then I start to feel stronger. I wake up in the mornings smiling and happy to be alive. I spend the day with energy and enthusiasm. It makes such a difference! 💙 I wish every day could feel like this. I wish everyday I have the strength the avoid the foods that my body doesn't like. I wish that someday soon I'll be able to eat them without symptoms. 💙
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Fix your gut! This is how the majority of inflammation 🔥gets into your body.
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In today’s “Money in a Minute” video I talk about are the little things adding up and causing you to continue to have money problems?
This is why it is so important that you track your spending so you can easily see what little charges you are always paying, because many times you won’t even remember the little fees that you are paying, that over the years are adding up tons!
Lets say for example you’ve been paying a $10 fee each month for the past 10 years, that’s $1200 in just that “small” monthly fee that you’ve been paying. That can be the difference of a months rent or mortgage payment!
Feels a little like Fall today with a cool breeze 🍁coming in - a nice break from the hot temps we had recently. 🔸To celebrate Fall's arrival I made this Acorn Squash stuffed with Quinoa, chicken sausage, ground pecans and cinnamon and topped with Rosemary and Sahale brand Pecans for garnish. 🔸It looks good, hope it tastes good! Haven't tried it yet - waiting for hubby to get home for dinner 😄
❌NOT LOW FODMAP❌ (but too good not to share😂)
Brunch on my birthday weekend I ordered the red velvet pancakes 🥞🎉🎈
They were definitely not even close to being low FODMAP but totally delicious!
I've said this before but I am a big advocate in on special occasions just living life and saying screw it, I'll order the pancakes 😂😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️
To be honest I surprisingly didn't have the severe symptoms I expected from this, I feel I more felt sick because I basically just ate a big bowl of sugar 😜🎂🍧🍫🍦