Slow Burn….

I realized this week that I probably need to start from scratch with an AIP protocol because I have been having some inflammation that is just not going away…..and I KNOW I need to rule out some of the YUMMY GOOD FOR ME foods….to make sure they are not the cause.

This is the thing when a person has an autoimmune condition….foods that are good and healthy for a “normal” healthy body are great….but when you have a body trying to attack itself….well there are some foods that just increases the attack on itself….SOOOO square one……but that’s okay because I LOVE VEGGIES!!!  And heck it’s only for a short period of time to make sure and get the inflammation down.

I like to think of these attacks as signals for my soul….reminding me that MAYBE….just maybe…..I am not being balanced in something or some area of my life.  I need to step back and re-evaluate what I might be doing in my life that could be causing these flare ups…..and get back centered.  The best way for me to do that is to remember GODS WILL….not mine!

What is causing “inflammation” in your life that you need to eliminate….reduce…or evaluate?!  Take a moment to pray….reflect…journal about it today!

Many hugs and blessings dear readers…family….friends…
~Kelly 😉

Loving Fat Tuesday

Today is the day many Catholics, Christians, clean out their pantry….live it up one more day…..and make lots of Lenten resolutions of what they want to do for 40 days.

I have been pondering on that quite a bit.  I believe it should be about giving up something, making a sacrifice.  BUT also about doing something more.  Something that will have me growing in my faith as well.

When I was at both events this weekend I had many people asking me different things about health and nutrition.  What I have found every time is a person will ask me different questions such as HOW can I  give up this or that!?  WHAT is left to EAT!

At first I thought I would use lent time to blog about AIP (auto-immune protocol) and share all the wonderful ways a person can eat and thrive with AIP.  Yet there are sooo many prototcols out there that are just as important to consider for different health concerns and issues.

Thus what I have decided is probably best is I will add another daily tip….:)…. just like I have the BOOK OF THE DAY, MOVEMENT OF THE DAY……I will add  UNDERSTANDING OUR HEALTH TODAY.  In this section I will share about different things I have learned.  It will be quick.  A soundbite to help a person understand more about say AIP, SIBO, FODMAPS, NIGHTSHADES….the different hormones and their roles.  I may have it where the topic may carry on for several days so as to ensure it stays short but also give good information.  It may even be related to the book I am featuring.  Point being I will hopefully help inform you how to continue to care for your health without going crazy with information overload.  As well as not become disheartened….therefore I will also give a TASTY TIP of recipes or quick “treats” I do to help ensure satiation and not get caught up in all the do’s and don’ts.  God created us to LOVE and care for ourselves.  AND to have mercy not only to others but WITH OURSELVES as well!

I pray this will be helpful to many out there who desire to take better care of their amazing TEMPLE!
And to better LOVE THEMSELVES through any change, struggle, life!!!

Have a glorious FAT TUESDAY….. reflect on how you want to spend your next 40 days with the LORD!  How do you want to grow, learn, sacrifice with and for your faith to strengthen your armor with your MIND BODY AND SOUL!!!

Blessings and hugs,
~Kelly

BOOK OF THE DAY:
I am sure I have listed this book before…lol..THE HORMONE RESET DIET, by Dr. Sara Gottfried.  But it will be the book of the day for several days….mostly because I will be using it at the sounding board for UNDERSTANDING OUR HEALTH TODAY for the next week.  I personally think this is a must read for ALL WOMEN!!!

MOVEMENT OF THE DAY:
Mini trampoline 5 minutes warm up (or walk)….30 second “sprint” or high knees….2 minutes mini or walk…..repeat 7 of the 30 second/2 minute cycle….5 minute cool down.

UNDERSTANDING OUR HEALTH TODAY:
What is AIP?  An auto-immune protocol is removing foods that are highly inflammatory to a persons system ESPECIALLY if you have an auto-immune disease.  But even if a person doesn’t have an autoimmune disease it can be helpful to do an AIP diet or reset for 21 days just to relieve any inflammation that you may not even be aware of.  Dr. Axe, Wellness Mama, and Diane Sanfilippo all have really great info on AIP.

TASTY TIP TODAY:
One of my favorite snacks or even part of a meal that is totally AIP compliant is carrots cut up as “chips” (round not sticks) with avocado.  I don’t do anything fancy with the avocado.  I mush it with a bit of salt sometimes a little lime or lemon and onion powder.  But I really love the taste of avocado without too much.  The creamy sensation with a sprinkle of salt and then the carrot adds a hint of sweet with crunch!  That to me is truly a treat!