Perpetual Soup: The Easiest Bone Broth You’ll Make 

Perpetual Soup: The Easiest Bone Broth You’ll Make

My next little project is to start making bone broth.  I don’t know about a quart a day like this author recommends, but we will give it a go.  I find it so challenging to eat really well during the cold months. Summer is a breeze with all the fresh fruits and veggies and drinking water is no problem. The fall and winter bring on cravings for carbs and fats (this is my dietary challenge).  Let me know if you make bone broth and if you feel it’s been beneficial for you.  



TOW all the Gelatin

This looks pretty interesting. I never thought of using green tea. Hmmm…


Hi again!

I’ve been kind of gelatin-crazy lately, love the texture, makes me want to play with my (jiggly-jiggly) food! My favorite of the week is listed below! Good thing it’s super healthy too, unless you add sugar, don’t add sugar. But seriously, especially for those of us who do not walk around with a giant buffalo-bone in our hair (which would allow us to chew and suck on it whenever we wanted, actually I do want a giant bone in my hair.) , or, you know, you just don’t feel like having broth. So, solution.. EAT MORE JELLO! Yay.

Benefits of Gelatin Consumption! Ahum, ahum:

  • Good for your joints! (Because of the collagen) Which is good for everyone, obviously, but especially for us paleo/primal peepz who like to lift something heavy every once in a while.
  • Helps you sleep! Gelatin consists mainly of the amino acids glycine & proline (sound…

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What is Integrative Medicine-Dr. Andrew Weil

I believe that Integrative Medicine is our best hope for living a better quality of life with autoimmune disease.

When I was first diagnosed with Dermatomyositis I thought “just give me the script, I’ll take it and get better”. My only experience with illness being strep throat or an upper respiratory infection. Then came the realization that this was not exactly how this was going to go.

My next great idea: get off the meds as fast as possible!!! Well, those of you who have been on prednisone, methotrexate, etc. probably know exactly what happened…FLARE!

Now, as I come up on my three year anniversary I have to say that I am at peace with my medicine. Side effects, sure but nothing I can’t live with. Plus side? I CAN MOVE! I work on my mindset, my strength, conditioning and diet.

I think what Dr. Weil has to say about integrating different health practices is invaluable. We need our traditional doctors, but we also need to help them out by healing our bodies in other ways along with our medicine.

Do you supplement your traditional treatments with any holistic or alternative health practices? What have you tried? Any successes to share?

Drink your tea … and eat it, too – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I thought I had been worked over lol.  I stopped at Teavana yesterday and purchased my first loose leaf green tea. I chose the guyokuro imperial green (the minimum amount just to try). WARNING! WARNING! I was mad expensive!! I’m going to have to find a less expensive source. 

I had my first cup this morning and it is REALLY good. I just put the loose leaves in the bottom of my cup and on the advice of the sales associate, went ahead and ate some of the leaves. Now, I love spinach, so I found it to be delicious. This could be a treat that you would like to try too! Here’s a short article I found about loose leaf tea and how to choose one that you might enjoy.


Drink your tea … and eat it, too – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Stress as a trigger of autoimmune disease. [Autoimmun Rev. 2008] – PubMed – NCBI

Stress as a trigger of autoimmune disease. [Autoimmun Rev. 2008] – PubMed – NCBI.

I strongly believe that chronic stress played a major role in triggering my autoimmune disease. I have made some significant changes in my lifestyle in order to get healthier. Make sure that stress relief is part of your wellness program!