When I first started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet I felt completely overwhelmed and lost. Sound familiar? I get it – the Specific Carbohydrate Diet can be HARD. But thankfully, Thrive Market makes it easier AND more affordable.
I consider myself an intuitive eater, but I also follow a healing diet. I know, crazy right? But just hear me out. I’ve been called out for this, being told that you can’t eat a specific way (aka paleo and SCD in my case) and be an “intuitive eater.”
Going through test after test after test and finally getting a diagnosis can feel like the biggest relief. Does anyone want to hear “oh hey so funny story you actually have a chronic illness that has no cure (yet)”? Hell no. But it sure as heck beats not knowing why you feel the way you do.
I’ve been wanting to write a health-update post for you all for so long now, but I just couldn’t quite get in the right headspace to do so. Because, to be honest, up until now I was struggling. A lot. Physically, mentally, emotionally.
I’ve crowned myself the QUEEN of getting over colds in 24-48 hours. No joke. I used to get sick and stay sick for weeks a few years back. But now the second I feel a tickle coming on I kick all of my tricks into gear and they work every single time.
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in August 2017 when I was 21 years old after months of uncomfortable symptoms. Hearing that I had an autoimmune disease felt, crazily enough, just as relieving as it felt scary.
If you have gut health issues you know that traveling can be a doozy. I’ve been lucky enough to travel quite a bit in my life and I’ve learned to LOVE it, but I’ve always felt a bit of an apprehension each time I think of planning a trip or getaway.
With Crohn’s and colitis awareness week having been last week, my autoimmune disease was on my mind almost 24/7. Getting to connect with so many other IBD warriors and share their stories on my Instagram was so amazing and showed me how bada** dealing with IBD truly makes us.
When you think of the holidays what pops into your mind? Family? Friends? Laughter? Food? Bingo! Let’s be real. Holidays are always filled with food and I think that’s one of the best parts! Good food shared with good company is truly the way to my heart. But we all know holiday gut health can be tricky.
If you’re anything like me, you just want to feel normal once in awhile. You want to be able to do the fun things everyone else does without overthinking and planning ahead. But guess what? The first step to overcoming gut-induced social anxiety (trust me, it’s a thing) is to stop wishing you didn’t have to plan ahead, overthink or re-check the menu 100 times and start accepting and embracing that you do.
I can’t believe the day is FINALLY here!!! After months of creating specific carbohydrate diet friendly recipes, testing them (and retesting them), photographing them, editing photos and designing the pages of this ebook, it feels surreal that it has finally launched.
I realized it was time for a health update, because it’s been a hot second and, as always, my health journey is ebbing and flowing. As you know, when I got diagnosed with IBD this summer, the doctors first believed it was Crohn’s Disease…
I’ve been getting asked the same question quite frequently lately – “when are you running another marathon?” And if it isn’t that exact question then it’s some close variation – “do you plan on running another marathon?” “do you still follow a running plan?” “do you still do long runs?”…
Because I believe food is medicine, I'm hoping to treat these issues mainly through a change in my diet. After a lot of research (and help from my parents), I've decided to start following "SCD" (the specific carbohydrate diet). It's like paleo in the sense that it is a grain-free diet, but there are differences.
Before I truly dive into what IBS is, how I figured out I have it, how I discovered the foods that trigger it for me and what I do to help me feel better, let’s back up a little and take you through a history of my stomach.
I can hardly believe that I embark on a month-long journey in Luxembourg NEXT FRIDAY!!! It’s finally hit me as I’ve been preparing and packing like crazy. And as the travel anxiety starts to hit…
I’m sure many of you know that I have a very very very long list of food sensitivities. Let’s give it a go- gluten, dairy, soy, apples, pears, raw cauliflower (for some reason super cooked cauli is fine though?
With all of my food sensitivities and unknown stomach issues (thankfully I’m on the way to getting some answers!), loving my gut is necessary. I do whatever I can, whenever I can to help it stay healthy. I do this by eating healthy, eating as little processed foods as I can.