Struggle and Success Saturday

Just another update here, so I can remember. I’m doing pretty well. I have mostly good days now. I still get days here and there where I feel like being a lazy blob, but they are far fewer than they used to be. However, my sleep requirement has shot back up to 10 hours a…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This recipe is is vegetarian, gluten-free, non-strict paleo and non-strict GAPS friendly. I try to limit my chocolate intake these days. Some consider dark chocolate to be healthful, but I don’t, and neither does the Weston A Price Foundation, and while I don’t speak for them, I find their collective traditional wisdom to be something…

Spiritual Sunday: Illness and Suffering

When I realized several weeks ago that my amalgam fillings could be potentially holding back my health progress, I wondered why I didn’t come across this idea sooner. I knew I was being led on this journey toward health. My prayers to Heavenly Father were definitely being answered. Why didn’t He alert me to something…

Things That Heal the Gut

“All disease begins in the gut.” Hipocrates Having a healthy gut is key to good health. After all, if we can’t digest and assimilate nutrients from our food then our body can’t use them to repair itself and function properly. Some people have stronger GI tracts than others. This could be due to genetics, foods…

The Results Are In

I started this blog a little over a year ago when I started working to improve my kidney health. ┬áMy kidneys were damaged by an E. coli infection when I was five years old. I had what the doctors called a “miraculous” recovery–I regained nearly full kidney function. I was spilling protein at the rate…

Recipe: Grain-free Meatloaf

I’ve made this meatloaf (based on an Everyday Paleo recipe) twice now. Little Boy dived right into it and declared it delicious. Hubby, who rarely gives food praise, said he liked how it didn’t need ketchup with it. It was also enjoyed by both sets of Little Boy’s grandparents when I served it for his…