March 12, 2019

For those of us with an autoimmune disease (20% of Americans) or some other chronic condition, it’s easy to feel like people just don’t get it, and usually, it’s because they don’t. You can’t ever fully understand what it’s truly like to live with chronic health issues, unless you have one yourself. It’s impossible, because it goes so much deeper than the symptoms you read on WebMD, and truly effects your mental health and out...

March 1, 2019

I don’t think I’ve ever gone into detail about how much I’m literally obsessed with Manuka honey before, but uhm…I’m obsessed! I use it almost everyday, and for so many different things. Manuka honey is much different than the normal honey you'd buy at the grocery store, and offers many more benefits. So basically, Manuka honey is sourced from bees that feed on the Manuka plant in New Zealand. And what sets it apart so much? I...

November 16, 2018

This phrase is something that has been a really pressing topic in my mind lately. As I am taking the steps into post-college adulthood, I have began making budgets and realizing just how expensive my healthcare is going to be on my own. I am beyond blessed to have parents that have and are currently covering this for me, but as I look into the near future of taking this on myself, it can get kind of overwhelming. 

The average A...

September 27, 2018

I just recently discovered sugar scrub and all I can think is...where has this been my entire life?!! Clearly right in front of me, but never in my bathroom for some reason. Think, getting out of the shower with perfectly soft skin that smells so yummy, and is actually GOOD for your body. 

Sugar scrubs help to exfoliate, detox, and add nourishing oils to your skin without the stickiness of a lotion. This majorly helps in k...

September 20, 2018

Following a healing diet, or dealing with intolerances/allergies is just a part everyday life for those of us with IBD or digestive issues. We've learned to overcome the challenges that vacationing can present, had countless one-on-one conversations with chefs, and truly, have learned to advocate for ourselves. We've modified our entire lives to revolve around food, and have scoped out and listed each restaurant we can order f...

September 4, 2018

Sometimes we just feel blah, and we have no clue why. Logically, we know it has a root cause and can be tracked back to some type of environmental influence, but how in the world could you possibly pinpoint that cause when you're bloated and crampy on a daily basis food or no food? Or maybe you're not, and you feel great most of the time, but ever-so-often, something sets off your symptoms and you just haven't discovered what...

August 28, 2018

I first started my coffee addiction the way I assume it begins with most young teens...Starbucks Frappuccinos. Now if you are familiar with these, they are basically just milkshakes with like, a splash of coffee to justify themselves as a substitution for black coffee. My FAVORITE was a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino with the ingredients as follows: Ice, Milk, Crème Frappuccino Syrup [Water, Sugar, Salt, Natural And Artificial F...

August 16, 2018

When I think of healing, maybe it’s just me, but my mind goes straight to food, supplements, and fitness. Mindset, attitude, and outlook are usually put on the back burner to what I am eating that day, the components of my workout, and how many hours of sleep I get that night. All of those things are vastly important, but being a few years into my healing journey, I would now argue that mindset is on the same level, if not eve...

August 12, 2018

I saw allopathic doctors exclusively for years, and always felt overlooked, ignored, and just part of a quickly-moving, impersonal system. Every appointment I would bring up my health concerns and symptoms, and was asked the same general questions, and prescribed more Omeprazole + higher doses of Asacol every. single. time. I got to the point of feeling hopeless, where I thought that my symptoms were simply a part of who I was...

August 10, 2018

SIBO is a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth that is yet to be widely accepted/believed, and makes you feel like shart. I had round 2 of SIBO symptoms beginning in February of this year, and never got tested until April due to my symptoms being unusual and…just weird. I literally told all my doctors what was going on, and they said…We don’t know, but doesn’t sound serious so you’re fine. K. So basically I vow never to go ba...

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