Sleep Potion

This. blend. works. For six weeks after flying back home from Berlin I could not get a solid night’s sleep. It was like I never recovered from jet lag — until I used this blend. I was also having a ... READ the POST

AIP Day 90!

Today is my 90th day on the elimination phase of the autoimmune protocol! As I write this I’m riding the train home from my third check in appointment with my functional medicine doctor, and third ... READ the POST

Pulled Pork Tostones Rellenos

I am obsessed with tostones! I first had them on our honeymoon in Puerto Rico, and ate them probably every single day there. When I learned that plantains were AIP friendly, I knew I had to learn how ... READ the POST

Embracing Tech for Wellness

The autoimmune protocol isn’t just a diet; it’s a well rounded approach to healing that focuses on all aspects of life including self care, sleep, and stress management. I’ve found that as I focus ... READ the POST

AIP Meal Prep: Tuna & Shredded Cabbage Salad

Meal prepping was hard for me to get the hang of at first. I don’t particularly like taking the time to plan meals for the entire week, especially because available produce is unpredictable here. I ... READ the POST

Another Diagnosis (Sort Of) & Mindset

(Check out part 1 of my autoimmune diagnosis story here) After considerable research on my own, the decision to start the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and find a functional medicine practitioner was ... READ the POST

Albaicín Granada: Tapas & Sun

Day two in Granada was reserved for wandering around. After breakfast, we started the day in the direction of the Albaicín district. Our tour guide from the Alhambra suggested this was the best ... READ the POST

Spain: The Alhambra

The Alhambra in Granada is probably one of the most fascinating places we've been to. I HIGHLY recommended springing for a private tour. We very rarely book tours (or much of anything else for that ... READ the POST

Autoimmune Diagnosis, Stubbornness, & Action

While my autoimmune diagnosis story goes back years, I’m going to start with my actual diagnosis. It started when I decided to get a copper IUD. After being off hormonal birth control for two years, I ... READ the POST

Scotland Road Trip Part 2: Whiskey, Bagpipes, & More Hiking

We didn't really have anything planned for our 2 nights in Oban. That's probably for the best considering it was freezing rain the entire time anyway and a boat tour would not have been very ... READ the POST

Scotland Road Trip Part 1: Flat tires & Secret Gardens

Planning a road trip around Scotland seemed like an obvious choice. There are so many things to see and the landscape is incredible. I used Scotland's National Tourist Organization website for the ... READ the POST

Scotland: The Dakota Hotel, Glasgow

We decided to stay in Glasgow for one night before taking off on our little road trip. Both of us had some work to do, so to be honest, the only part of Glasgow we saw was the Dakota Hotel and the ... READ the POST