Make Time for Thyroid: January is Thyroid-Awareness Month!

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Make Time for Thyroid:  January is Thyroid-Awareness Month!

Life is hectic—I get it. You have a job, a family and maybe you’re juggling school as well.  You have to pay bills, run errands and get groceries, all while trying to squeeze in time for a social life. All these demands can be overwhelming, so I don’t blame you for feeling like you don’t have […]

Giving Thanks (and Talking Nice) Despite Autoimmunity

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Giving Thanks (and Talking Nice) Despite Autoimmunity

Are you upset and angry with yourself that you can’t seem to lose weight despite your best efforts? Do you blame yourself for the miscarriages you’ve had? Are you frustrated and self-conscious of your thinning hair or digestive issues? Do you worry your fatigue will make you appear lazy or unmotivated? Are you annoyed or […]

Brussels Sprouts Mania!

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Brussels Sprouts Mania!

Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / Vegetarian Serves: 2-3 It seems that even vegetables can be trendy these days! Remember when kale was all the rage? Now, every restaurant I go to has a new and delicious brussels sprouts offering, so naturally I thought it was a good time to share my own, personal recipe […]

Gluten Free Japanese Ramen

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Gluten Free Japanese Ramen

Tokyo is one of the most incredible places I have ever visited. Immaculate, eccentric, animated, and colorful, Tokyo is a feast for the senses. Its landscape and people watching is as appetizing as its curry dishes and ramen bowls, but avoiding gluten is virtually impossible. If there was ever a test to affirm my gluten […]

Mica’s Chili: A Healthy Version of a Texas Favorite

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Mica’s Chili: A Healthy Version of a Texas Favorite

It wasn’t until I moved to Texas that I found myself an amazing chili recipe! Not only is this chili recipe a tasty treat on a cold winter day, but it is also gluten free, dairy free, soy free and super healthy.  Yes, you can have both—tasty and healthy—and it is AWESOME! What I like […]

Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

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Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

These fall favorites are super yummy and a breeze to make! When I tell people that these marvelous muffins are gluten free, dairy free and soy free, as well as grain free I get a lot of scrunched up noses and skeptical stares. Then I prod them on and encourage them to try one and, once they […]

Why Do You Suffer From Anxiety?

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Why Do You Suffer From Anxiety?

There are a multitude of reasons why people experience anxiety. Anxiety can be the result of poor diet, dehydration, genetic mutations, thyroid disorders, autoimmunity, hormones, neurotransmitters or life circumstances. The tough part is figuring out which one or combination of is causing you the distress. I have the utmost respect for people who suffer from […]

My elephant journal Article: How an Elimination Diet Taught Me How to Cook and Gave Me Back My Health

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My elephant journal Article: How an Elimination Diet Taught Me How to Cook and Gave Me Back My Health

I used to hate cooking. Just the thought of being in the kitchen felt like a chore. My disdain was actually a running joke in my family, “It’s time to cook dinner. Where’d Lily go?” Laughter and eye-rolling would ensue. It was true—I’d hear mention of starting dinner and slip away to a back room. […]

Kate’s GF/DF Pizza

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Kate’s GF/DF Pizza

This is Kate Adams – fellow healthy-lifestyle enthusiast with a passion for making delicious eatables.  I had the privilege of training alongside her at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health where we each received our 200-hour YTT. I recently asked Kate to share one of her delectable recipes with us.  Today’s treat is a gluten-free, dairy-free pizza made with […]

The Healing Benefits of Bentonite Clay: An Interview with Perry A

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The Healing Benefits of Bentonite Clay: An Interview with Perry A

We live in a messy world – toxins, pesticides, heavy metals, radiation – we are constantly being bombarded. Unfortunately, it is often these chemicals that trigger and/or perpetuate thyroid disease as well as other ailments. Dietary and lifestyle changes play a vital role in staving off and reversing disease.  I am always on the lookout […]

4 Tips for Traveling on a Special Diet

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4 Tips for Traveling on a Special Diet

Consistency is part of reaping the benefits of a special diet, but travel and social obligations can often thwart good intentions.  Getting out of town for a few days doesn’t necessarily equate to throwing caution to the wind and putting your healthy-eating lifestyle on hold.  Yep, what you eat on vacation counts! A little planning […]