Anaphylactic Reaction - Our First Time Using the EpiPen on our Son

Monday, November 13, 2017

I'll never forget Veterans Day, 2017. The day that my husband and I had to give our 6 year old son an epipen for the first time since we found out 5 years and 4 months ago he has food allergies.

Dealing with food allergies on a daily basis is not an easy task, and it's especially hard when dealing with multiple food allergies. From what we know, our son is allergic to:

-dairy
-eggs
-soy
-peanuts
-tree nuts
-seeds
-and now, pea protein

I get so many questions as to how and why these things happen, and to be honest, there is no TRUE answer as to why food allergies are so prevalent in modern times. I have my theories, but that's for another post.

So to tell you how and why we got to the point of the epipen being a necessity, I'll just tell you what happened.


Allergy Friendly Waffles - Dairy Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Waffle Sunday accidentally started in our household in the winter of 2015; and it's been going strong ever since. I'm not sure how my boys (including my husband) roped me into making waffles every Sunday, but I have been for nearly 2 years now and it doesn't look like it's stopping anytime soon.

I'm kind of hugely okay with that though, because I, myself, love a good waffle... or 3...

It took time to perfect my waffle making skills though, because my oldest son has most of the top 8 food allergens. He is allergic to dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and seeds.

So finding a waffle recipe that is delicious, duplicatable weekly, and not to unclean to eat wasn't an overnight task. But I did it and it's CRAZY easy and CRAZY tasty. When we have guests who eat them, they rave about how amazing, fluffy, and scrumptious these waffles are. Most people are in awe that they are even and allergy friendly recipe because they are so delicious.

How Much Water Should I Drink?

Monday, October 9, 2017
Getting enough water in my body on a daily basis is always a huge challenge for me. Coffee, yes. Wine, yes. Water, not so much.
But let me tell y'all, if you are working towards a healthier lifestyle then you need to ensure you're hydrating. 

Roughly 60% of our body is composed of water, therefore we need to make sure we are drinking enough of it. To calculate how much water you personally need, it's crazy simple. Just be sure you are drinking half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, you would divide that by 2 and know you need 100 ounces of water a day.

Everyone knows that hydration is important, yet our nation is chronically dehydrated. It's bad, guys. With the over-saturation of drink products on the market, people don’t reach for water like they used too and it’s causing a lot of health issues. Some of these issues include high blood pressure, acne, bladder or kidney infections, weight gain, sleep issues, headaches, and digestive disorders.

Macros Explained

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Macros. 

This term is all over the internet, has consumed Pinterest, and taken Google by storm.

But as a Nutritional Therapist, I find that most of my clients don't actually know what macros are. They seem to be intimidated by them and incredibly confused as to what they are and what their function is. I'm hoping this article will help you see how easy they are to understand so that you can have better control over them in your daily diet.

"Macros" is an abbreviation for macronutrients. And macronutrients are the large nutrient requirements for the human body.

Macros are broken down into 3 categories: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
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