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Black Bean Chili (Low-Carb, GFDF)
September 19, 2019
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The best fall meal ever has got to be chili! This black bean chili is a lower-carb version of the original. So you can have that same great chili feeling but stay within your carb budget.

We make chili in the crockpot year-round, but it always tastes better when it’s cold outside. Who am I kidding? Here in Arizona, it’s definitely not cold yet, but you can just tell that fall is coming. The fall feeling is here and that means, it’s time for some chili.

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10 Dairy-Free Keto Lunch Ideas
September 16, 2019
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During the week while at work or school can make sticking to a ketogenic diet difficult if you’re not prepared. Things can be even trickier if you’re also trying to adhere to a dairy-free eating plan. These 10 dairy-free keto lunch ideas should help!

The best way to stay within the parameters of your health requirements or goals is to bring your own lunch with you. Many of the lunches you’ll find on this list are easy to make and keep well either with a cold pack or in the fridge.

This round-up of dairy-free keto lunch ideas is perfect for at home, too. They’re easy to make and won’t take up too much of your time to throw together. You can make most of these in big batches to stash in the fridge for eating on all week, which means, you’ve got no excuse but to stay on track!

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Keto & Low-Carb BBQ Sauce Guide
September 12, 2019
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Use this keto & low-carb BBQ sauce guide to find the perfect BBQ sauce for your needs without sacrificing your health.

When it comes to keeping with a ketogenic eating template, there are plenty of pre-made sauces and seasonings we simply can’t live without. But, BBQ sauce is easily at the top of this list. No summer cookout is complete without some zesty BBQ sauce for your ribs or chicken.

However, some of these condiments have some not so healthy ingredients lurking inside. Most mainstream smoky sauces contain sugar, corn syrup, or much worse, and I don’t just mean a tiny teaspoon. Some BBQ sauces have as many as 51 grams of sugar per 2Tbs. serving. That’s enough to toss you right out of ketosis with one meal, and you don’t even have to finish it!

This list is all about keto and low-carb BBQ sauces. Some of them you’ll love and some of them you’ll hate. For the most part, they’re all pretty tasty, but as with any sugar-free food, you risk consuming some unsavory chemicals like aspartame. If you are less concerned with your food quality, this may be fine for you, but if you’re more of a purist, some of these sauces may send you running for the hills.

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Avocado Oil Mayonnaise (Paleo, Keto, Whole30, GFDF)
September 9, 2019
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I love mayo! Since I can’t do dairy, mayo ends up being a staple. I avoided making my own for years. For some reason, I have always been a little intimidated. Turns out, it’s actually pretty simple and easy. This avocado oil mayonnaise recipe has become my go-to mayo recipe. It’s delicious in my egg salad, tuna salad, or as a salad dressing base.

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Food Cravings: Win The Battle
September 5, 2019
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Oy, food cravings …I battle these suckers no matter how clean I’m eating!

I seem to be addicted to the foods I’m allergic to, so it’s super important to winning the food craving battle. I’ve also learned over the years that I’m a stress eater and I tend to turn to food when I’m bored. So it’s important for me to steer clear of my allergen foods, find healthy ways to deal with stress, and keep myself busy to avoid diving headfirst into a bag or box of something poisonous.

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Dairy-Free Fat Bomb Recipes
September 2, 2019
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It’s time to ditch any fear of fat, and get on board with the keto craze of the moment – fat bombs! While they do seem to be all the rage right now, it’s for good reason. The evidence supports that a diet filled with the right kinds of fats offers a multitude of health benefits. These dairy-free fat bomb recipes will satiate your hunger and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Cancer
Complementary and Alternative Treatment vs. Home Remedies
August 29, 2019
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I get a lot of inquiries about the traditional complementary and integrative medicine (TCIM) or complementary and alternative treatment (CAM) protocols I chose to heal my body of vulvar cancer. Many people who reach out to me are suffering from a cancer diagnosis themselves, while others are worried about prevention, or have symptoms and are afraid they may have cancer but have yet to be diagnosed. Often, during these conversations, I find that the person inquiring is actually confused about CAM treatments vs. natural or home remedies.

Let me be very clear here, there are no known natural or home remedies for cancer. The internet is full of forums, blogs, and Facebook groups touting everything from turmeric and baking soda to fruit juice and apricot seeds as the sure-fire cure for any and all cancer diagnoses’. While some of these claims are rooted in legitimate research, these claims are wild exaggerations perpetrated by fear and are not to be trusted. 

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Birth Control: Dangers & Side Effects
August 26, 2019
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Maybe you’ve recently gotten into or out of a relationship, maybe you’re curious to learn more about your body, or maybe you’re just overwhelmed by the variety of options when it comes to birth control these days. Hopefully, you’ve seen our post explaining how hormonal birth control works in your body, (if not, check it out here!) but that might still leave you wondering – is this a good idea for me or not? While a quick google search on the dangers of hormonal contraception will bring up site after site quoting the usual suspects in terms of side effects, there are more and more consequences emerging that every woman should know about. We’ll dig into the research and give you the run-down of effects ranging from general considerations to downright serious concerns of hormonal birth control methods such as the pill, the patch, injections, or an IUD. First, we’ll start with the basics.

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Keto Savage Podcast Interview
August 23, 2019
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I was fortunate enough to get the chance to sit down and chat with Robert Sikes from the Keto Savage Podcast this week. I highly respect Robert as an entrepreneur and a leader in the ketogenic space. Robert is also just a really great guy and we had a good conversation. It was an absolute pleasure to share my story with him and his listenership.

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Quick & Easy Salmon Foil Packets (Keto, Paleo, AIP, Whole30, GFDF)
August 22, 2019
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These quick and easy salmon foil packets are literally the fasted and easist weeknight meal ever.

Fish is usually the easiest thing to defrost in a hurry at our house so we try to have fish at least once a week. Always wild-caught, usually salmon, flounder, rockfish, swordfish, or tuna. Tonight was one of those nights, busy hanging out with friends and getting ready for the week so I got out two salmon fillets.

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PCOS Related Conditions
August 19, 2019
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PCOS, an ovarian disease affecting many women in the United States, manifests as a hormonal problem, but it’s actually rooted in metabolic dysfunction. In addition to the direct symptoms of PCOS, there are also a number of related conditions or symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances or insulin regulation in people with PCOS. We’ve gone into some of these co-occurring disorders here.

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Roasted Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and Onions (Keto, GFDF, Paleo, Whole30)
August 15, 2019
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Roasted veggies are the best side dish. This roasted broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and onions recipe is no exception!

Roasting is an easy, great way to add major flavor and texture to any veggie. One major roasting staple at our house is broccoli, here I’ve added Brussels sprouts and onion to mix things up. Mushrooms are another great item to add to the mix. Easy, delicious, and great for you!

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PCOS Diet & Weight Management
August 12, 2019
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I have PCOS. What Should I Eat? Let’s talk PCOS diet tips…

If you are among the one in ten women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), you’ll know that losing weight on PCOS is hard. The hormonal imbalance that comes with PCOS comes with metabolic issues. But that doesn’t mean a healthy weight is impossible! Here’s how PCOS affects your metabolism and thus your diet, and what you can do to get your weight under control. 

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10 Dairy-Free Keto Mug Cake Recipes (Keto, GFDF)
August 8, 2019
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Soothe your sweet tooth with these top 10 dairy-free keto mug cake recipes!

It’s a huge misconception that dieting has to be bland and boring for your taste buds. I mean, maybe if you’re on a low-fat diet, but not when you’re on keto! Keto is delicious! You are able to indulge in yummy desserts like mug cakes! If you are taking a dairy-free approach to your keto WOE, you’re in luck! Each of these 10 keto mug cakes is dairy-free!

Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on these fabulous cake recipes that are super easy to make and totally satisfy your sweet tooth.  Let’s get to it!

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How to Improve Vitamin D Deficiency
August 5, 2019
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Previously, I’ve explored what role vitamin D deficiency plays in the development and progression of autoimmune conditions, and with just how important vitamin D is in maintaining optimal immune health, it seemed like a good idea to share about how to improve vitamin D deficiency and if you’re not yet deficient, how to increase your vitamin D levels and reduce your chances for developing a deficiency in the first place.

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Vanilla Ice Cream (Keto, Paleo, GFDF)
August 1, 2019
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! If you’re gonna make ice cream at home, you have to perfect a vanilla ice cream recipe first. Then you can add in anything you want to make any flavor you want! This recipe is simple, requires no cooking time unlike my Keto Chocolate Walnut Fat Bomb Ice Cream, and comes out great every time.

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Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance
July 29, 2019
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Have you been on and off different types of birth control for several years? Do you suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), PMS, hot flashes, fatigue, or notice that when not on birth control your cycle has been nowhere near regular? Or maybe you just feel off yourself and get blindsided by moodiness and irritability at strange times in your cycle. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you might be interested in exploring the idea of balancing your hormones naturally to get yourself back on track. Did you know the foods you eat can influence the hormone patterns in your body? For years, many natural practitioners have used the concept of “seed cycling” to do just that.

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Crispy Bacon Brussels Sprouts (Keto, GFDF, Whole30, AIP, Paleo)
July 25, 2019
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I’ve never been a huge fan of brussels sprouts. But that was before crispy bacon brussels sprouts! I was only ever exposed to them boiled when I was younger and they were always bitter, mushy, and just plain gross. Sorry Mom, but they were no bueno. In my efforts to expand my veggie repertoire I’ve started eating them again and I think I have figured out the most delicious way to make them. Roasted up all crispy with bacon. In bacon grease of course!

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Lifestyle
Best Non-Toxic Sunscreens for Your Face
July 22, 2019
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You definitely want to know about the best non-toxic sunscreens for your face. Protecting your facial skin from the sun’s UV rays should be at the top of your list of summer self-care practices. Overexposure to the sun can leave your face looking wrinkled and weathered, over time. It also puts you at higher risk for skin cancer. The only facial SPF that should be in your beach bag is one with healthy ingredients.

Most dermatologists and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) recommend using facial sunscreens that are mineral-based as these formulas deflect UV rays away from the skin rather than absorbing the radiation into the body like chemical sunscreens tend to do.

I admit I was shocked when I discovered that the very substance I was slathering on my face to prevent skin damage was known to cause skin damage and health issues. So, I kind of made it my mission to seek out the very best non-toxic sunscreens for your face that I could find.

Natural sunscreens are great for the body, but sometimes we need an SPF that is specifically formulated for the face as to not clog up pores and whatnot. Our facial skin differs from the rest of our body as it is thinner in some places and much more sensitive.

It’s imperative to don an SPF cream on the face every day, no matter the season. Too much UV exposure will leave your smooth mug looking discolored and inflamed. Nobody wants to deal with unsightly sunspots or worse yet, facial melanomas. Not. Fun.

Here are five of the best non-toxic sunscreens for your face.

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Crockpot BBQ Pork Ribs (Keto, Paleo, GFDF, Whole30)
July 18, 2019
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Pork ribs are so good, especially crockpot bbq pork ribs. They’re so easy to make in the crockpot it’s ridiculous. Here in Phoenix, where it’s routinely 100 plus degrees in the summer, we don’t want to be outside messing with grills and smokers. Forget that, we’re gonna stay inside where it’s nice and cool in the airconditioning!

Have you ever made crockpot BBQ pork ribs? You basically just throw all the ingredients int the crockpot and forget about it for several hours. It really couldn’t get any easier. The most labor-intensive part of the process is pulling the membrane off of the ribs.

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