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This is probably going to strike many as freakish but too much sugar makes me sick…literally. You are not going to see me stuffing my face with treats for several reasons: 1. I treat myself all year round to quality chocolates 2. My stomach has been sensitive the last month so I’m taking extra caution and not abusing it with junk 3. I’m intolerant to gluten/dairy (most people bake with those ingredients making it impossible for me to eat). Do not feel sorry for me! I make my own gluten free/dairy free treats!  I’ve been packing foods to take over Christmas holiday to my parents home. The list may shock you but these are the foods that make me feel like a shining star and taste delicious! The Vita-Mix is coming along because I use it once if not twice daily! The fam doesn’t own a blender or a food processor! It’s hard to believe sometimes!

Making a list…checking it _____

-raw almonds, apple pie larabar, can of sardines, can of tuna, hemp protein powder, unsweetened almond milk, butternut squash soup, gluten free rolled oats, this dark chocolate bar, an avocado and these raw crackers I made from Gena’s recipe. My juice had kale, broccoli, celery & parsley and I added herbs/spices to suit my own tastes. I added turmeric for anti-inflammatory properties and a spicy curry for some kick! These are super simple and I am so glad I’m not wasting pulp! It also made a ton of crackers!

Look at how pretty they are pre-scored and ready to ‘uncook’

I had nearly 3 cups worth of pulp so I made a snack with half cup using apple cider vinegar, curry, lemon juice, salt, artichoke hearts, tomato & squash slices for dipping.  I also used this super mix for olive oil that we received as a Christmas gift. They bought it from Etsy! FABULOUS!!

This was really great and an amazing source of fiber! You may have noticed I’m hitting the veggies hard lately and that’s for good reason! I will be having meat dishes with my in laws and family. As much as I love a quality piece of well cooked protein, I do not feel the need to eat it every single day and nor does my stomach (it lets me know!).

1. Do you bring food with you when staying for more than a couple days?

2. What’s your favorite thing to eat this time of year?

ZOMG this is gonna be a quick one again, sorry! I have so much to do this week at work and blogging is taking a backseat to the 9000 other things going on in my life right now…so bear with my typos and poor grammar. I never claimed to be an English major!

Good News:

My entire panel of bloodwork is in tip top shape. My CBC, COMPR metabolic panel, my liver/kidney, ESR yada yada in the normal ranges

My samples all came back negative for bad bacteria/parasites/blood yay!

Bad News:

My hives are still here, in fact they look the same :( It’s still summer and I would love to wear my bikini to the beach in a couple weeks. A bit vain perhaps but hey I’m a girl and I don’t want my stomach to look like it has chicken pox.

The Plan:

1. Doc wants me to continue gluten free/dairy free to aid my GI into healing completely

2. He’s also said stick to seafood, introduce chicken in a couple weeks. Wait at least 1 month for red meat. I demanded/confessed that it would be nice to see bacon in my life again.

3. Since I am on long term birth control (please don’t boo hiss haha) and now dairy free, we discussed probiotics. It was a good chat and I just ordered this from iHerb.

4. He prescribed me 20mg of Prednisone for 7 days to clear the hives. If that doesn’t work, then he will take some skin samples to make sure it isn’t something serious. I’m all about taking the “natural approach” when it comes to these things but let’s face it, sometimes you need a little something stronger to get things jump started into healing. I abided by his diet to a T, took no medication whatsoever and no creams and the hives look the same! I took my first steriod Prednisone this morning with breakfast. I’ll keep you posted…hopefully with good news!

1. Have you ever taken a steroid? This is my first time I’m hoping I don’t retain water and look like a puffer fish!

2. Do you use probiotics? If so what kind (food or supplement?)

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