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Summer Tomato Sauce

This sauce is a bit different with the hint of clove, the sweetness of the honey, and the flavor of the tiny tomatoes. It pairs really well with my recipe for Pizza Crust - which is how I ended up creating an actual recipe for it. Feel free to adjust as you see fit and share your… Continue reading Summer Tomato Sauce

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Homeopathic Methods

Update (10.23.18): I ended up taking a round of antibiotics because the infection went to my deeper sinuses causing no common sinus infection symptoms, just some pain in my cheek. After being diagnosed with UC and reaching remission, I've been terrified of the moment I may need to take oral antibiotics. Not only do I… Continue reading Homeopathic Methods

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Hair Care Review: Living Proof

I've recently become obsessed with Living proofB hair products. I have always had long and healthy hair - despite countless color applications and processing. Back in May of 2017, I had to cut my hair short because, I believe, the round of prednisone I was on for two months destroyed it. It could also be… Continue reading Hair Care Review: Living Proof

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UC Remission Status Update

Please don't mind any misspelled words or poor grammar as I type this on my cell phone. I recently had my 6 month GI visit in April and wanted to share the results. Thus far, everything is looking good. I requested a fecal calprotectin test (which apparently I'll be paying for out of pocket), and… Continue reading UC Remission Status Update

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The FDA’s War on Nicotine

In a press release on 7/28/17, the FDA continued to demonize nicotine as a product requiring their immediate attention and regulatory action. This is despite research into the positive effects the chemical has on both cognitive andB physiological functions of the human body. I personally question anything and everything the FDA does because they're certainly… Continue reading The FDA’s War on Nicotine

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Flex Sig Update

[blockquote align="right" author="- Anon"]She wasn't looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword.[/blockquote] Today I had a flex sig that was scheduled sometime in September in the hopes of revealing mucousal healing. My labs in August indicated that I was doing well, so we agreed to take a look to prove that. I… Continue reading Flex Sig Update

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LEAP Phase 4

I'm now on phase 4 of the LEAP program and I'm feeling pretty good. Here's my phase 4 list: Turkey 1.8 (10/7) Egg 1.8 (10/2) Tuna 1.8 (10/4) Tomato 1.8 (10/3) String Bean 1.8 (10/6) Cucumber 1.9 (10/8) Grapefruit 1.7 (10/12) Peach 1.7 (10/11) Cheddar 1.1 (10/5) Cottage Cheese 1.5 (10/9 - DCCC) Yogurt 1.5… Continue reading LEAP Phase 4

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LEAP Diet Phase 3 & Nicotine (NRT 2 mos)

I began the LEAP diet on 8/20/17 in combination with the Specific Carbohydrate diet. This is an update blog as I begin Phase 3 of the program and on my progress with using nicotine to treat my UC

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LEAP Diet Phase 2

After struggling through phase 1 with only 2 proteins and 2 veggies (I ate a lot of bananas and pecans), I must say that it was well worth it. I have literally no bloating when I'm done a meal and I've lost about 3 to 4 lbs and can finally fit into a bridesmaid dress… Continue reading LEAP Diet Phase 2

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LEAP Diet Phase 1

I recently completedB LEAP food sensitivyB testing bloodwork and today is the first day of phase 1. For the next 10 days, my food options include only the following items: Codfish Sole Lettuce Spinach Mango Grape Plum Pineapple Banana Avocado Papaya Coffee Pecan Vanilla Parsley Cumin Ginger Distilled vinegar Baking soda After 10 days of… Continue reading LEAP Diet Phase 1