Part 2 When a Diet Doesn't Heal Chronic Illness

Part 2: When a Diet Doesn’t Heal Chronic Illness

When I first wrote When a Diet Doesn’t Heal Chronic Illness, it was an attempt to let loose some very raw emotions. I didn’t count on it turning into something so encouraging. The minute I clicked on the post publish button, the comments, emails, and Facebook messages started pouring in – in droves. I had no… 

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When a Diet Doesn’t Heal Chronic Illness

I’m struggling emotionally. I’m in physical pain, yes, because of my psoriatic arthritis and spondylitis, but mentally I’m beating myself up. I’m grieving. Grieving the idea that some days I. Just. Can’t. I can’t continue with treating this illness with diet alone and I’m on the brink of heading into my rheumatologist’s office and asking… 

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Smoked Salmon and Veggie Frittata - Allergy Free Alaska

Smoked Salmon and Veggie Frittata

Darn autoimmune diseases. They totally messed up my exercise routine last week. I was so disappointed! It is such a battle when my mind is willing and able, but my body is not. It all started with exhaustion, but when the pain set in at the bottom of my spine and I was overcome with horrible nausea, I knew… 

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Sugar Free Vanilla Macaroons Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Sugar Free Vanilla Macaroons

This summer I set a personal goal to exercise and get healthier since, as of lately, exercise has essentially been nonexistent in my life. Not only would I love to trim down a bit, but I wish to eliminate some of the pressure on my knees, ankles, and feet. My arthritis is very active in all… 

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Gluten Free Honey Graham Crackers from Allergy Free Alaska Blog

Gluten Free Honey Graham Crackers

Summer… oh how I love summer! While we haven’t been camping just yet, we’ve done a few home improvement projects. Last weekend, what we anticipated would be a cheap Saturday single-day project turned into a slightly spendy, multi-weekend one. I’m afraid if I mention the words “coffee table” or “paint” to my husband one more time… 

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Tropical Fruit Snacks Recipe from Allergy Free Alaska

Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks

You know the feeling when you’re working really hard to get something just right, and then suddenly  a little one appears, and they give a giggle and sneak in for attack?! Yeah, that totally happens here all the time. This time I certainly couldn’t blame little Abbi though. These Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks are soooo… 

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Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska Blog

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

You know those phases of life, the ones where you feel like you are so busy you can’t see straight?? That is where I’m finding myself, in a season of busyness. I haven’t had the chance to play in the kitchen much, and don’t tell my family that I’m openly admitting this, but when momma… 

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Gluten Free Vegan Strawberry Pop Tarts Recipe from Allergy Free Alaska

Gluten Free Vegan Strawberry Pop Tarts

3.14.15 Happy Pi Day! What better way to celebrate Pi Day than with hand pies, that are made with a perfectly flaky crust, full of strawberry jam, and covered in a sweet glaze (a.k.a. pop tarts)? Did you ever eat pop tarts as a kid? I did; I liked mine toasted, and then covered in butter…. 

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Paleo Double Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Paleo Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Rich chocolate meets peppermint for the ultimate Paleo indulgence!  I originally developed this recipe for Paleo Double Chocolate Mint Cookies about 2 years ago. Between my SIL and I, we’ve made them numerous times for get togethers, birthdays, camping trips, and various holidays. We’ve stuffed them with homemade marshmallows, and even used them for Paleo… 

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Chai Spiced Honey Granola with Coconut Oil Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Chai Spiced Honey Granola with Coconut Oil

Have you seen Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? Oh my goodness, it’s absolutely hilarious! We watched it last night as a family and really enjoyed it. I just love Steve Carell! In addition to spending some quality family time with my loves this weekend, Sunday afternoon I spent several hours prepping food for the… 

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