Remedies and Preventatives for Stretch Marks

Knock on wood, I haven’t gotten any new stretch marks during my first or second trimester (other than the ones that already existed on my thighs and hips). Granted, I still have a few months left, so anything is possible regardless of my current skin regimen.

The Benefits of Raw Honey

When I was younger, you would never find a bottle of honey anywhere in our household. Besides the fact that the word “healthy” never crossed my parents mind, honey to them was extra and totally unnecessary. I mean, why would we have honey when you can just put butter on top of whatever you were…

Home, Home On The Range

As you know, we live in a world where using shit ingredients like canola oil (in almost EVERY good on the shelves) , aspartame (in gum), food dyes, sodium nitrates (in normal bacon, sausages, etc.), and man-made ingredients is socially accepted. Why? A part of society doesn’t 1. read the ingredients, 2. doesn’t care about the…

Kicking My Stride to the Curb

Ever since last May when I found out about all of my food/environmental allergies, I have been detoxifying my life. The first wave was obviously cleansing my diet. The next phase was household items, makeup, lotions, and soaps. The last lingering change I’ve been neglecting is my gum habit. I mean who doesn’t like gum…

Paleo/AIP Friendly Paella

One thing I miss on AIP is definitely spicy food. I used to LOVE all types of ethnic foods, Ethiopian, Chinese, Peruvian, Thai, Spanish – the spicier the better. Although I can’t technically have spicy, another thing I love just as much are colorful foods. Seeing only dark greens and bland colored potatoes during the colder…

How to Repair your Mind and Body

If you’ve experienced a miscarriage like I have, you’ve realized that there’s not an instruction manual or any sort of normal recovery to base your expectations on. With every pregnancy being different, so are all of women’s bodies. It’s important to make yourself aware that researching groups online or asking around won’t speed up the…

Sweetgreen(ing) in Chicago

At last – Sweetgreen has FINALLY come to the Midwest. A.K.A. two blocks away from our apartment #praisejesus. Started in D.C. In 2007, SG only sources local and organic ingredients from farmers and partners they trust. Best of all (in my opinion),  their menu lists EVERY SINGLE ingredient used in their bowls, salads, drinks, and…

AIP / Paleo Curry

I don’t know if it’s my short fuse for pedestrians lately, but it seems like the sidewalks of River North/Streeterville of Chicago have gotten worse in the last couple of months. People are straight up rude, man. Walking in lines of four or fives, not sharing the sidewalk, blowing smoke in your face, not paying…