Healthy Eating

I decided to put together a list of restaurant meals, snacks and even fast food options for mom like me who follow a strict dairy and soy free diet so they can continue breastfeeding their baby with MSPI (Milk and Soy Protein Intolerance: If you’re not familiar with this, you can read more about it […]

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Spoiler alert: our baby has both! And let me tell you, it’s a challenge. Then again, parenting is always a challenge. But when you baby has reflux (GERD) and/or MSPI (milk and soy protein intolerance), the word “challenging” really milks its definition for all its worth.  [Photo Attribution: julesjulesjules m] Many babies have basic reflux–where […]

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Quitting coffee and other forms of caffeine has been one of my biggest challenges during my pregnancy. It’s also been one of the most rewarding. Despite the fatigue of pregnancy, I actually feel like I have MORE energy when I wake up in the morning now that I’m no longer on the caffeine train. I […]

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I’ve been meaning to put together a list of my favorite resources on natural health, beauty, and simple living for a while now and I’ve finally gotten around to doing it. I’m posting all my favorite blogs, sites, books, and other resources below with short descriptions of why I like them.  I’ll also keep an […]

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I’m a big believer in eating real foods. Not only are they of course more nutritious, but I also think it’s easier to stay healthy once you start incorporating real foods ; they make you feel so good that you want to keep eating them, so in that way they can help you establish good […]

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How Often Do You Eat?

by Kate on February 4, 2013

in Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

If you have questions about what you should be eating for optimal health, then you can find plenty of diet and nutrition books, articles, and videos on the subject. But, what if you’re wondering how often you should eat? The standard advice these days seems to be that for optimal metabolism and fullness that lasts […]

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At 25 my struggle with acne is hardly rare, but yet another inflammatory auto-immune type problem that I’ve struggled with is canker sores. Canker sores, if you aren’t familiar with them, are little open white sores that appear on the inside of your mouth (for me, usually on my lower gums) and they are excruciating. […]

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I remember being about 13 and having what I now consider my first IBS attack. It started with a burger and ended with a very painful tummy. My dad told me then that he had IBS and that I might have it too. So for a long time, I just figured it was genetic and […]

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Alright I’ve been taking Cod Liver Oil for about two weeks now and my skin has this glow to it that it hasn’t had since…ever.  I’m really not a huge fan of supplements-I tend to think once you start taking them your body grows dependent so if you ever stop taking it, it can screw […]

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I believe you should eat healthy as a loving gesture toward yourself. I believe when you eat as self-love, your diet changes for the better in a way that seems effortless. Suddenly eating healthy isn’t about punishment (because you’ve gained weight), it isn’t about control (anyone who’s every had an eating disorder knows how negative that […]

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I worry a lot about what life will be like for my future children. I worry about whether they’ll take the time to get off the computer and go play outside. I hope they’ll invite friends over and go visit them instead of just interacting on Facebook. But most of all, I worry about what […]

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