Curious about Myself

Paleo, Vegan, Pegan, Keto, Atkins, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Alkaline, Kosher, Low Sodium… so many terms!

What are we supposed to eat now-a days?

Should I just eat vegetables and fruit?

How much is too much fruit?

Kale causes issues with female hormones if consumed too often.

Carrots cause carrageenan poisoning? Am I a Flamingo?

Raw or Cooked? Blackened or grilled may cause cancer? Aluminum foil may cause Alzheimer’s?

Dairy should we have it? Maybe Ghee is better? Isn’t it dairy at the end of the day?

For over 4 years I have tried and explored all different types of diets and eating habits… Figuring out what works for me! Eliminating, trying new recipes, following different doctors, learning about Ayurveda, and saving MANY Pinterest recipes…

I was recommended to try an immunology test recently, which tests my blood with over 54 different chemicals and food ingredients. They then analyze the reactions and conclude what you may or may not be “allergic” too. I was pretty aware of a few of them, but was definitely surprised by a lot of them! Every since moving to a more vegan plant based diet, and replacing my meals with plant based protein, I could tell something was off. It has been a month of me being vegan, and as much I enjoyed it, it’s clearly not working with my body. I am beginning to be more creative with the meals I can eat.

The results show that I am reactive to: Almonds, Barley, Lima Beans, Cashew Nuts, Catfish, Coconut, Eggs (!!!), Flounder, Garlic, Ginger, Lobster, Cow’s Milk, Filbert Nuts, Peas, Peanuts, Perch, Pork, Rice (my life), Rye, Sesame, Soybean, Tuna, Walnuts, and Wheat.

I am going to eat consciously around this for 6 months, and see the impacts on my body. Let’s see! If you’re curious to know more about this, leave a comment below!

and now with my focus in sustainability, I have become an advocate for choosing responsibly what you are putting in your mouth, and buying from suppliers.

Do you know where your avocados are coming from? Do you know what the chickens are fed to create the perfect egg? Do we even know what is being sprayed on our Spinach and Apples that we love so dearly?

It’s shocking…

What can You, and We do right now?

  1. Follow organizations and individuals in your community that are making a difference. Share their content, quotes, tidbits of knowledge.

  2. Learn how to improve your household, your habits, and inspire those around you.

  3. Share this article with friends and family and start the conversation on what nutrition and eating ethically means to you.

Hurricane Supply Drive This Weekend!

In an effort to assist those impacted by Hurricane Michael, I am gathering supplies to take over to affected areas this weekend. If you are unable to donate supplies I have made this fundraiser so that I can go and buy the key supplies needed.

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The Power of Your Word

“TODAY MATTERS MORE THAN YESTERDAY.” -RACHEL MACY STAFFORD

Over the past year and a half, I have become more aware of the use of my word.

What am I committing too?

Am I being 100% present when I say Yes to something?

Am I spreading my wings to thin?

What does “Yes, I’ll be” there really mean to you?

Before I get into depth there’s three things I want to focus on:

  • Growth and Fixed Mindsets

  • Commitment

  • Law of Attraction

In one of my courses last semester we discussed what it’s like to have a growth mindset. Some of us are conditioned to be this way, and others are taught to have a very fixed perspective. So what does it mean to have a Growth Mindset?

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Let’s begin by realizing this. How are you thinking on a daily basis? Do you see challenges as an opportunity?

Secondly, Commitment. When you say you’re going to do something, do you? Are you always there for your friends and family? Are you there for yourself?

One of my big lessons was realizing when I say Yes to much and end up not being able to complete things in a professional and full hearted measure.

Thirdly, if you have read anything from the Toltec’s, the power of our word and manifestation.

Law of Attraction Com. describes it super well…

“when we moan or complain about our lives to others, we are putting those negative words out there to become a reality. When you say something out loud enough times your words become the truth not only in your own mind but in the minds of everyone you are saying them too.”

If this is really so, then ask yourself – do you really want to tell yourself and everybody that you know that you are unlucky in love, unsuccessful, miserable, bored or whatever else you have been complaining about? Especially now that you know that it is these exact words that are creating the life that you live?