How The Elimination Diet Healed My Immune System

For much of my life I had been plagued with allergies.  Testing revealed that most trees, some grasses and many weeds were culprits.  Though diagnosed with “seasonal” allergies, I must admit that over time it turned in to a year round affair.  I started to believe that I was allergic to everything … dust, mold, animals,…

Albóndigas

This recipe is based on Mexican meatball stew, however I have made changes and modifications over the years – it is definitely not authentic.  My favorite chilies are ancho and chipotle so these are what I use, but feel free to use your favorite chilies. I always use 100% organic, grass-fed, humanely raised meats and…

Blender Bev Day 10

This has honestly been the easiest and most rewarding self experiment I have ever done, and I have done many.  I would say that this is a sad day because it is the official last day, but it isn’t because I will continue to make these as often as I like.  The great news is…

Blender Bev Day 9

Today I had a zillion things to do… so I was so grateful that whipping up a quick drink wouldn’t cut into the time I needed to stay on task.  For those that think running to a fast food joint is a quick fix…you are definitely wrong.  Honestly it takes no more than 10 minutes from…

Blender Bev Day 8

Exotic raw night! I deliberately waited to create my smoothie near dinner time for the following reasons: I wanted to observe if I the drink alone would satisfied my stomach enough, or if I would feel hungry later for more food.  I am not using this drink as a meal replacement intentionally, this is just…

Blender Bev Day 7

Super immunity! Wow!  I honestly feel …fine.  I don’t have a sore throat and I’m not tired.  I have a little sinus pressure, but basically I feel quite normal.  I did not take any medications.  I ate beautiful whole food, drank my one blender beverage a day and plenty of water.  In addition I drank…

Blender Bev Day 6

I’m back on track publishing the blog the same day it was created. I promised that I would try to pull from only ingredients that would be available in the average home.  I’m not sure if arugula is available in most homes, however I do believe most homes should have some type of spring mix…

Blender Bev Day 5

The frozen blueberries in my freezer were calling to me today as I made my Day 5 drink.  I am in desperate need to go back to my local CSA and pick up some more greens.  I have been out of Kale for a few days and I am getting low on all of my…

Blender Bev Day 4

I apologize for publishing this blog post one day late.  I was on the road for my teenage son’s out-of-town basketball game.  I did, however, throw together a quick drink for the road that morning.  I am so glad these are so quick, easy and portable because my stomach thanked me as it became many…

Blender Bev Day 3

I have to begin that these have been the easiest three days so far.  I actually look forward to creating some fun in my blender.  I am not experiencing any side effects what-so-ever.  I am not jittery or shaky, just very alert and energetic.  It makes me want to move!  I made my drink today after…