Nightshades

Nightshades, sounds like you’d find them in the home décor section, but in reality nightshades are a category of food that is often a staple of everyday cooking. It certainly was of mine pre AIP days! I remember the first time I went shopping after making the AIP leap, wandering around the grocery store and thinking ‘what am I going …

To Dairy or not To Dairy

Dairy. It includes all things good in the world, like ice cream. But it is also unfortunately incredibly allergenic among other issues. So what are individuals with autoimmune disease and Multiple Sclerosis to do about dairy? As with many things, the consumption of dairy is a hotly debated topic in the autoimmune world. This is due to strong arguments for and …

Healing your Gut

Last week I went into detail regarding ‘Leaky Gut’, how it originates and how it affects autoimmunity. I also mention that this week I would go into detail about what to do when you have leaky gut and how to go about “Gut Healing”. Let’s first look at if you need some Gut Healing in the first place! Who needs Gut …

Eating for MS and Healing

When we think about treating MS, food isn’t usually the first thing to pop into many peoples minds. Medication usually comes first, then maybe exercise, then possibly stress reduction techniques. But what if I told you that what is on the end of your fork will have a drastic impact on how you feel? So what should you eat when …

Leaky Gut

I’ve been using that wonderful term leaky gut in almost every MSMonday post for the past several weeks. Since leaky gut is at the bottom of pretty much every reason why we cut out certain foods, I figured it was about time to devote an entire post to those two cute little words. So let’s dig a little deeper into what exactly leaky …

Dairy

Dairy, it includes all things good in the world, like ice cream. But it is also unfortunately incredibly allergenic among other issues. So what are individuals with autoimmune disease and Multiple Sclerosis to do about dairy? As with many things, the consumption of dairy is a hotly debated topic in the autoimmune world. This is due to strong arguments for and …

Gluten

Gluten has certainly got itself quite the negative reputation lately hasn’t it. Everyone seems to be trying to avoid it these days, and probably for good reason. Gluten can definitely do a number on your system, celiac or not. But let’s dive into the issue a bit further and look at the link between gluten and Multiple Sclerosis, shall we? …

Veggie Fries! (Paleo, AIP)

These have been a staple in my dinners as of late. The hubby has been LOVING them as have I. I’ve been using all color carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes, but any starchy-ish veggie will really do. The only one that requires a different preparation is yucca, so DON’T try this recipe with yucca (taro, cassava). Capeesh? What you need: …

Is your meal the B.E.S.T meal?

Ok so. You’re probably wondering what on earth I’m talking about with this BEST thing. I would be too! But don’t you worry! I got you! This is a little acronym that I came up with to help you remember the basic essentials in every meal you eat! So let’s break it down! B- Balance E- Energize S- Support T-Tasty …

Worcester Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo!!

I’m going to ANOTHER expo!! Wahoo!! This time I’m going to the Worcester Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo! This is the largest Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly event and I am super psyched to be going. This will be the first time for me, and I can’t wait to check out all the goodies and new things that companies …