When I was 13 years old I became bedridden from Lyme disease. Excruciating pain in my knees and back forced me to use a wheelchair, where I would remain until just before my 17th birthday. I couldn’t go to school, or even homeschool due to the severity and nature of my symptoms. I was in constant pain. Constant unknown. With fear and lack of hope that I would ever recover to enjoy a meaningful life. Continue reading “Learning To Edit Videos: A Game Changer Growing Up With Lyme Disease”
One day last April, as I left the elementary school where I work, I suddenly couldn’t breathe. I ripped my purse open and grabbed my mask, clutching it to my face as I made my way towards the exit in a panic. As I turned the corner, I saw the janitor cleaning the floors.
She wasn’t supposed to be there right then. I knew her schedule, because I planned my life around it. My ability to breathe depended on her being nowhere near me. I was furious! Why was she there in that hallway when she wasn’t supposed to be? Why did she use chemicals so harsh that it made it impossible for me to breathe? Why did no one else care that this was happening? Why was I the only one impacted so severely? What made me different from my co-workers, who walked by those chemicals without reacting?
Continue reading “Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems: My 6-Month Update”
I’m having trouble figuring out how to start this blog post. How do I even begin to explain that everything I thought I new about my life has changed…nearly overnight? I have been battling one health challenge after another (Lyme disease, mold, and related illnesses) for 13 years now. Just when one problem got better, it seemed that another would take its place. My latest challenges have been with food sensitivities and multiple chemical sensitivities. Yet now, just days after getting back from an in-person DNRS seminar (Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems) …I’m realizing that there has been a significant shift! My life is completely different!
An evening a few weeks ago I realized the one thing still missing from my life. Chocolate cake. I was on a mission to make a good chocolate cake, yet after making it, I realized that what I had on my plate wasn’t so much a cake recipe, as it was a freaking fantastic brownie recipe.
I fiddled around with it a few times, tweaking the recipe here and there, and it is now hands down the most epic tasting low-carb, no sugar, dairy-free brownie recipe! It’s so good that my husband (who usually isn’t into my desserts) is always bringing me a slice just so that he can have an excuse to get one for himself. As if I don’t know exactly what he’s doing… It lasts half as long in the fridge with the both of us chowing down on it, but it’s so easy to make it, it doesn’t bother me. Continue reading “Low-carb, no sugar, dairy-free, truly delicious brownie recipe”
A few months ago I did a blog post about a different cheesecake recipe, because at the time I thought that was the best cheesecake in the world. Well, I was wrong. This is. Continue reading “My ~new~ favorite low-carb cheesecake!”
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and interview one of the important members of my medical team here in Arizona. Dr. Alan Barnes is a NUCCA certified Chiropractor and he’s been a vital part to my continued recovery this past year.
I have seen many chiropractors throughout my health journey, and NUCCA is my favorite by far due to it being only a light touch on the body, and not a forceful jerk. Because NUCCA has been so beneficial to me, I wanted to help others learn about this amazing gentle form of chiropractic work.
You can see the video with Dr. Barnes here.
So recently I stumbled across this amazing and ridiculously simple pudding recipe. And of all things, it has avocado in it! At first I was like…um…WHAT?!? But I’ve learned that everything is worth trying at least once. Even if it sounds crazy. And I was completely stunned when I took my first bite of this pudding. Continue reading “Avocado Pudding (and ice cream!!) Recipe”
So I can’t eat cow dairy, and although most of the time I’m fine with that, recently I’ve felt that I just had to find a way to bring cheesecake back into my life. I looked up all sorts of recipes online, but each of them needed some sort of cream cheese, which I obviously couldn’t use. However, lately I have become the queen of altering recipes to fit my needs, so I decided to try making a recipe I found for a low carb cheesecake, but using a bar of goat cheese in place of the cream cheese. I had no idea what it would end up tasting like, but I figured it was worth a shot. I mean, the goat cheese sort of had the same texture as cream cheese, so why couldn’t it work?
It ended up turning into my absolute favorite dessert that I now make almost every single week. Continue reading “Absolutely Delicious (Goat Cheese) Stevia-Sweetened Cheesecake”