Rachael's Corner

Autoimmune and Self Care

Healthy Mindset

“How we spend our days, is of course, how we spend our lives.”- Annie Dillard. Let’s talk about mindset. And it particular, a healthy mindset. The kind we think we have one day, and then some days it seems to slip away from us. Maybe it comes back in summer, when we break out the denim shorts or swimsuits. Or maybe our healthy mindset creeps back into our lives during the holidays. The times we

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Autoimmune and Self Care

Simple Rituals to Overcome Stress

Your head hurts, your shoulders are tensed up and your neck is stiff. Does this sound familiar? Want some simple rituals to overcome stress? These can all be factors that are related to your body’s stress. Have you ever heard of the term “fight or flight” response? If you have, you know that this is how your body responds to a traumatic event. Say like running from a bear, or getting stung by a bee.

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Autoimmune and Self Care

Green Smoothie for Hashi’s

Let’s talk food. Real, raw, yummy food that’s good for your thyroid. If living with Hashimoto’s disease isn’t hard enough, it can be difficult to change your diet completely. Luckily, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to making delicious green smoothies that are AIP friendly. The more greens we have in our diet, the better off we all are. They provide ample amounts of vitamins and minerals. Greens are highly

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Children with Autoimmune

Clean Eating Kids

Listen to this: I was watching the documentary “Fed Up” on Netflix the other night and I heard the quote; “It is the first time in history that our youngest generation is predicted to NOT outlive their parents” Can you believe that?! It shook me to the core. Kids are clean slates when they are born, and as parents or caregivers, it is our job to guide them with healthy lifestyle choices. We have the

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Autoimmune Disease

YHMS Holiday Meal

Hi everyone, Rachael Gaynor put together an amazing Holiday Meal and I would like to share that with you today. Paleo Holiday Meal By Rachael Gaynor   Where to find a Pasture Raised Turkey Online: Tropical Traditions Tendergrass Farms Slanker Grass Fed Meat Local Farms: Contact local farmers in the area that raise pasture raised Turkeys. Grocery stores: Natural Grocers Sprouts Whole Foods Roasted Turkey (AIP and Paleo) Ingredients: 1 Turkey (about 10-12 pounds) Sprinkle

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Autoimmune Disease

Eating to Support Autoimmune

First, let’s begin with a quick introduction to Autoimmune. This condition, often referred to as Autoimmune Disease, is when the body can’t tell the difference between healthy tissue and foreign invaders. A hypersensitive reaction will occur-the body, then attacks itself. This can happen over months or years, and the tissue continues to attack itself, until it is a full blown autoimmune disease. Autoimmune is seen in more than 80 different disease’s, with the common factor

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Gluten

Eating Gluten Free

When I found out I needed to become gluten free, I panicked. “How will I survive without bread, pasta, pizza, cookies??!” I thought enjoying life was over—even though I knew it was worth it. For years I’ve struggled with tummy issues, skin breakouts, and feeling lousy. It was time for a change. And I needed to commit fully to this, or else I knew I couldn’t heal my body. Does that sound familiar to you?

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Rachael's Corner

Cooking Gluten Free

For those of us with Celiac disease, gluten intolerance or dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten free cooking is a necessity. When a gluten-free diet is prescribed, we have to learn how to remove all traces of gluten from our diets. You can think of gluten like this: If you took it out of the flour it would be similar to the consistency of gum. It’s “the glue” that holds the flour together. What happens when someone who

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Health

Strength and Surrender of 2017

We made it! Made it through the holidays, and end of 2017 is in sight. 2018 is just around the corner. A chance for growth, prosperity and fullness. What are you searching for this coming year? Is it taking control of your health, or becoming financially stable. Perhaps you are beginning a new job or you are fulfilling your dream of completing a degree. Whatever it may be, we are all in this together. Tracy

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