August 2019

All About Inflammation

Hey there, how are you doing? See any good movies recently? I watched Aquaman the other day (because helloooooo, Jason Momoa!) and I’ve got to say it was really disappointing. The acting was way over the top, and the plot felt choppy. It reminded me of the Twilight movies, how it managed to have so many great names/talents, and yet be so mediocre. so I’m probably going to stick with Marvel, but at least I gave it a chance, right? What is Inflammation? So, let’s talk inflammation. Our bodies use inflammation to protect us from invaders: when you get a...

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Week 1 update: is life without sugar still sweet?

Here I am, one week under my belt. I’m feeling pretty good right now and my foot/ankle is already significantly less puffy (yay!), but there were definitely some tough nights. The first few days I felt totally normal. Actually, better than normal because I felt completely at peace and in control of my body, mind, and food. And then Thursday came around, and I was tired and stressed and just. broke. down. I was absolutely miserable the entire night. I realized probably halfway through the evening that I was overreacting, but I either couldn’t or didn’t want to snap myself...

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Mongolian Beef

Hello and happy Friday! How has your week been? My week has dragged, but it’s almost the weekend so I’m counting down the hours! I’m pretty excited to share this recipe with you. I don’t have a ton of original/modified recipes because I’m just not that creative, but this one is one of my favorites. We used to love ordering Chinese takeout and probably did it once a month or more, but we did not love the overfull, bloated, sleepy feelings that we got after eating it. After making this recipe a few times, we have lost all desire for...

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Saying “goodbye” for now…

… to sugar. Yup, that’s right. I’m taking a break from added/processed sugars indefinitely, and I wanted to share this with you for a few reasons: 1) this is a wellness site, so obviously I want to share about my personal wellness journey, 2) I’m an Obliger Tendency, which means I need accountability and making a public statement will force me to be accountable to this choice outside of myself, and 3) because it may encourage others who decide they want to take a break from sugar themselves. I’m pretty sure one thing that all diets, scientists, doctors, and nutritionists...

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