Chocolate Protein Balls

It’s Friday! TGIF! anyone remember that? We are heading into yet another busy weekend and I am looking forward to catching up with friends and getting ready for the holiday next week and am reallyyyy hoping my body and immune system comply. As I have tried to cross everything off my infamous to do list […]

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More Thyroid Talk

Before my Entyvio appointment last week, I really felt like I was coming around! While Entyvio helps my Crohn’s a lot, I am currently feeling stripped of energy yet again and I can’t help but wonder what else is impacting my body.  Exhaustion and fatigue? Check. Irritable? Undoubtedly. Emotional? Understatement. Stressed? Yep. Is this all […]

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Guest Post: Jess’s Update on Life with Hashimoto’s

Guess Who’s Back! (it’s Jess) Hi everybody! First, I just want to say thanks for all the positive feedback about my first post. Second, I want to clarify something that I think some readers found a little bit confusing. Several people mentioned that my list of symptoms seemed to line up more closely with hyperthyroidism […]

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Entyvio: Dose 5

Well this one sure snuck up on me! I took a personal day Monday for the first time in my life, so my schedule was already out of whack. But when I got my reminder call on Monday night about an 11:30a appointment the next day, I thought it was for my annual wellness check […]

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Holistic Healing: Cupping Therapy

  Monday is over! Today I am finally feeling a little more level headed after a great restful weekend and a personal day, which I will probably be writing about later this week. But for now, I wanted to share with you my most recent holistic treatments and why I think they are helping! This […]

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Thai-Inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I know I’ve said I’m in a cooking mood lately and can ya blame me?! It’s just that time of year! It feels like there is about an hour of sunlight a day right now and after getting back from Charleston, we were thrown into windy, 40 degree weather, making […]

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Travels to Charleston

I’m in the plane back from Charleston (for those of you living in Chicago, it’s such a quick flight – only an hour and half) and I am dying to see Henry. We were lucky enough to have one of my best friends stay with him all weekend, which really helped ease the anxiety I […]

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Mom’s Wild Rice, Chicken & Spinach Soup

And we are off to Charleston for the weekend! Henry, we will miss you! While I am enjoying the first full week of fall weather here in Chicago, I’m excited for 70 something degrees in South Carolina, the opportunity to sleep in, and catch up with my hilarious family. But before I could get too […]

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Leaky Wut? Leaky Gut!

Leaky Gut I’ve read a variety of articles over the past year about ‘leaky gut’ and functional medicine, but it wasn’t until recently that I was pointed back to it by a good friend (and dietitian) who recommended a book to me that some of her patients have read called Prescription on Nutritional Healing. I […]

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