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AIP day 90!

AIP day 90!

Today is my 90th day on the elimination phase of the autoimmune protocol! As I write this I’m riding the train home from my third check in appointment with my functional medicine doctor, and third acupuncture treatment. I’m feeling good. Real good. My doctor was […]

Pulled Pork Tostones Rellenos

Pulled Pork Tostones Rellenos

I am obsessed with tostones! I first had them on our honeymoon in Puerto Rico, and ate them probably every single day there. When I learned that plantains were AIP friendly, I knew I had to learn how to make tostones. I did some research […]

Embracing Tech for Wellness

Embracing Tech for Wellness

The autoimmune protocol isn’t just a diet; it’s a well rounded approach to healing that focuses on all aspects of life including self care, sleep, and stress management. I’ve found that as I focus more on creating a wellness focused lifestyle, the more in tune […]

AIP MEAL PREP: TUNA & SHREDDED CABBAGE SALAD

AIP MEAL PREP: TUNA & SHREDDED CABBAGE SALAD

Meal prepping was hard for me to get the hang of at first. I don’t particularly like taking the time to plan meals for the entire week, especially because available produce is unpredictable here. I typically go to the market with a loose idea of […]

another diagnosis (sort of) & mindset

another diagnosis (sort of) & mindset

(Check out part 1 of my autoimmune diagnosis story here) After considerable research on my own, the decision to start the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and find a functional medicine practitioner was obvious. AIP was not something I could handle on my own without the supervision […]

Albaicín Granada: Tapas & Sun

Albaicín Granada: Tapas & Sun

Day two in Granada was reserved for wandering around. After breakfast, we started the day in the direction of the Albaicín district. Our tour guide from the Alhambra suggested this was the best spot to see the sunset in Granada so we decided we’d slowly make […]

Spain: The Alhambra

Spain: The Alhambra

The Alhambra in Granada is probably one of the most fascinating places we’ve been to. I HIGHLY recommended springing for a private tour. We very rarely book tours (or much of anything else for that matter) in advance of our trips. We like to wander […]

Autoimmune diagnosis, stubbornness, & action

Autoimmune diagnosis, stubbornness, & action

While my autoimmune diagnosis story goes back years, I’m going to start with my actual diagnosis. It started when I decided to get a copper IUD. After being off hormonal birth control for two years, I thought it was a good time to give the […]

Scotland Road Trip Part 2: whiskey, bagpipes, & more hiking

Scotland Road Trip Part 2: whiskey, bagpipes, & more hiking

We didn’t really have anything planned for our 2 nights in Oban. That’s probably for the best considering it was freezing rain the entire time anyway and a boat tour would not have been very enjoyable. On our one full day there we started our […]

Scotland Road Trip Part 1: Flat tires & Secret Gardens

Scotland Road Trip Part 1: Flat tires & Secret Gardens

Planning a road trip around Scotland seemed like an obvious choice. There are so many things to see and the landscape is incredible. I used Scotland’s National Tourist Organization website for the majority of my planning. It’s one of the best visitor guide websites I’ve […]