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December 20, 2017

Each year just as the holidays roll in I find myself bouncing between feeling joyful and blah. It’s a feeling where I don’t feel like myself and simple life tasks take a lot of extra energy. I am one of many people who struggles with SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder.  According to American Family Physician (aafp.org), 4 to 6 percent of people may have winter depression while another 10 to 20 percent may have SAD. It is more common in people who live up north compared to those in the south. I live in Nevada, one of the sunniest states in the country, and find myself extremely sensitive when I don’t get enough sun.

During the season when sun is more limited, I implement a few things to support my body. It’s taken me a while to figure out what helps me the most, so I’m sharing this with you ,hoping it will also help you to explore what works for your body.

  1. I choose to be gentle with myself and recognize how I am feeling is probably a chemical reaction inside of me.  This alone helps m...

December 2, 2017

This time of year can be especially challenging if you have a restricted diet that you follow. There are more parties, potlucks, and social events around food this time of year than any other time of year. For any event that you are invited to I have a few key tricks that I do to make it so I can get by without falling off my food plan or getting sick.

  1. Eat before you go. Always eat a good meal before you go to a gathering, even if the party is a dinner party. You are never sure of what the host will have so this is the best bet (unless you talk to them beforehand and form a plan in your head of what you will be able to consume). If you show up hungry you will be more tempted to eat something that does not benefit your body and may have ramifications for weeks if you have a bad reaction.

  2. Bring something you can eat. I really enjoy bringing bacon wrapped dates or a veggie platter when we go to events. This way, while everyone else is munching on snacks I am guaranteed to have at...

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