Everyone Is The Unskilled Cavewoman

We’ve all been hit with that feeling at some point in our lives that we are completely and utterly unprepared for something.  Whether it be the joyful news of a first pregnancy; the sudden death of a family member; a job promotion with larger responsibilities; or even registering for college abroad.  Something deep in our…

Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP

 Includes recipes from some of your favorite print AIP cookbooks (He Won’t Know It’s Paleo, The Healing Kitchen, and The Paleo Approach Cookbook), all adapted to be freezer-friendly The book is dedicated to our friend and fellow AIP blogger, Martine Partridge. 30 contributors 123 recipes, all fully tested for compatibility with freezer storage & reheating…

Samantha Meets her IgA Deficiency Diagnosis

This post was originally titled, “I am Un-Diagnosed. And That’s OK, for Now” but things have changed since I first started writing this in June! Blood tests. Breath tests. Physicals. MRI’s. Psychiatrists and counselors. More blood tests. Repeat visits to different physicians. (To name a few methods of seeking answers.) Steroid tablets and shots and creams….

AIP Plantain Recipe Roundup

Breads, crackers, chips, desserts, batters…what do all of these culinary treats have in common?   A) They can all be made Autoimmune Protocol-friendly. (Yayyyy!) B) They can all be prepared using one of my favorite starchy Paleo-approved ingredients: PLANTAIN. After treating myself for leaky gut and SIBO using the AIP, including a low-FODMAP modification for…

The Autoimmune Protocol (AKA: Autoimmune Patience)

“Why me?” “This sucks.” “Everything hurts.” “Hurry it on up, healing!” “Am I ever going to get better?” Ever mumbled (or hollered?) any of the above statements in reference to your autoimmune disease or leaky gut syndrome? If so, you are not alone, dear friend. We all have those days where the patience factor is…

The Sugar Addict’s Approach to Autoimmune Paleo

First things first, Happy New Year, y’all!  The beau and I went to a fabulous 80’s themed NYE party near downtown Dallas, drank green tea (the bartender briefly looked at us like we were aliens when we ordered hot tea), snickered at a stand-up comic, and witnessed some cheeky and talented burlesque performers.  I haven’t been out-and-about lately, and…

Quitting Coffee Ain’t So Bad…If You Have These Three Caffeinated-Heroes

“Oh, I couldn’t quit my coffee.” “Quit coffee? That’s crazy.” “I can’t function without coffee. Nope.” These are generally the types of responses I get when I explain my dietary exclusions while on Autoimmune Protocol and I get to the No-Coffee-Clause.  And, understandably so, because that’s how I felt when I read I’d have to give…

The Inevitable (yes, inevitable) Coffee-Withdrawal Headache, and then The Good News

As of December 1st of this year I have been AIP-compliant, bringing our grand total of coffee-free days to: 20 big ones. And only the first two days sans-cafe were the painful ones.  The headaches, my friends, oh my…this cavewoman was not expecting to deal with such a throbbing head. In November, I prepped myself for…

Coffee, green beans, ghee and chocolate cake…before 7am?

I am Sam. Sam is a 35-year-old private chef (and personal assistant, organizer, nanny, housekeeper, pet-sitter, and odd-jobs-aficionado). Sam has two more days to enjoy some of the aforementioned “why-in-tarnations-do-these-appear-to-be-in-the-same-category” category of foods (that don’t really go together…but you’ll soon find out why this is my fast-breaking meal. I promise.). Why, you ask? Because Sam…