My Thoughts Archive

Book Review: The Whole Coconut Cookbook

Coconut used to make an appearance in my life maybe just a couple times a year, generally in the form of a dessert, but all that changed when I started following a paleo diet and lifestyle as part of a strategy to manage Crohn’s disease and post-surgical

Strawberry Mint Watermelon Slush from The Splendid Scoop

Summer time means frozen treats and people who need to avoid dairy or watch their sugar intake don’t have to miss out! This recipe for a strawberry mint watermelon slush is from The Splendid Scoop, a new digital resource that delivers easy and delicious dairy free recipes

Crohn’s Disease and Food Additives: Which Ones to Avoid

Carrageenan, maltodextrin, polysorbate 80, xanthan gum, carboxymethylcellulose… These common food additives are “generally recognized as safe,” but is that true for people with Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases? Evidence is mounting that they may not be and in this post I discuss each one and

Do I have chronic Lyme disease?

First I blamed it on the shoes. Just a sprain? Or something more? I bought totally cute but ridiculously impractical, high heeled, red patent leather shoes to celebrate my 40th birthday in July, 2015 and insisted on wearing them for three straight days, even though they made my feet

Bubbe’s Brisket from The New Yiddish Kitchen

Jewish paleo food sounds like an impossible oxymoron but this new cookbook proves that you can stay grain-free and still nosh on all your old favorites – even bagels! The New Yiddish Kitchen is a joint effort of Simone Miller, chef and owner of Zenbelly Catering and author

Ginger Beef Stir-Fry from Ditch The Wheat

Three simple words: ditch the wheat. After battling health issues for many years, in 2010 a doctor suggested to Carol Lovett that she try doing that and it changed her life forever. She created a popular blog using that phrase as its name, and this week is

Crohn’s Disease and Poor Sleep: Symptom or Cause?

Disturbed sleep and active Crohn’s disease go hand-in-hand, which is probably not a surprise to anyone who has experienced the pain, diarrhea, cramping, night sweats, general malaise, and other agony of a flare. Added to that, the steroids that are often prescribed to calm a flare down

Paleo Tzatziki Sauce (Dairy and Nut Free) from Get Sauced!

The Greeks knew what they were doing when they created the yogurt-based tzatziki sauce to accompany gyros and souvlaki. Without it, you’ve just got grilled meat. With it, you have something divine! Now I even have a recipe for a dairy-free version that happens to also be compliant with

Brodo: A Book Review and Bone Broth Recipe Roundup!

Bone broth has long been touted as a healing food by people who follow the paleo autoimmune protocol and other real food diets, but is now breaking into the trendy mainstream. For proof, look no further than Manhattan’s East Village where chef Marco Canora’s takeout window attached to

Book Review: A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol

The autoimmune protocol variation of the paleo diet (commonly known as AIP) is a powerful healing tool that can seem overwhelming to many when they are first introduced to it. A new book, A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, written by Eileen Laird, who has long
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