in control of your health

  Are you in the driver’s seat of your own life? Do you feel like you have control of managing your health? For many of us, the answer may be “no.”   Oftentimes, we hop from doctor to doctor, hoping that someone will tell us what is truly going on with our bodies and what we can do to fix it. We allow ourselves to become trapped by, as some may call it, the “sickness industry”, and we become subject to… Read more »

instinctual wellbeing check engine light post

The check engine light (otherwise known as the “ugh what now” light) is often times the first indication that something is wrong with our car. It’s also a light that we often times ignore, because we’re afraid of what it could mean for our poor little car. I know this all too well. Whenever that light in my car goes on, my first thought is, “Eh – couldn’t be that bad. My car is running fine! It’s probably just a… Read more »

mitch strikes back

Just as bears are known to hibernate for up to 7.5 months during the winter, I have just emerged from a deep blogging hibernation that lasted through the summer. Why, you ask? Great question. Allow me to explain a little bit about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. Basically, I think we can just sum it up like this: The biggest reason why I decided to go into blogging hibernation is because throughout April – July, I… Read more »

confessions of an AIPer - instinctual wellbeing

Well folks, as our “PSA Week” comes to a close, I wanted to go out with a bang, by telling you some of my “AIP confessions”. But first, if you aren’t familiar with the PSA we’ve been doing the past week (or even if you are), allow me to get you up to speed by explaining a bit more about it. Basically we have been working as a team of bloggers and community of autoimmune warriors to start loosening some… Read more »

Paleo Beef Stroganoff (AIP) - Instinctual Wellbeing

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you guys. I’ve made three versions of this so far and while each time was better than the last, I think I’ve settled on this version to share with you all (also I’m not sure I could eat any more beef stroganoff… 😛 ) But really, this was a challenging recipe to figure out because traditional beef stroganoff is a dish with some pretty complex flavors in it, not to mention the… Read more »

AIP Paleo worcestershire sauce

This recipe came about because I was working on a new recipe for aip-friendly beef stroganoff, and I needed an AIP-friendly Worcestershire sauce. Unfortunately, this delicious flavor-punch of a sauce is not only a bold addition to many dishes, but it’s also usually loaded with sugar, soy sauce and nightshades. So, as with most things, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own. Fun fact: Did you know sauces similar to Worcestershire sauce (aka fermented… Read more »

InstinctualWellbeingsGuideToSelfLove

It’s no secret nowadays that healing autoimmune conditions goes beyond just food and lifestyle. I recently wrote a post about this phenomenon called “The Other 20%” in which I talk through my observations regarding the more emotional side of healing, and there’s also numerous other amazing books, blogs and resources available out there. We believe that being able to dig deep and heal from an emotional standpoint is the critical missing piece to being able to heal holistically from autoimmune conditions…. Read more »

AIP Sticky Orange Beef with Citrus Caulirice from Instinctual Wellbeing

Did you know it’s still possible to have delicious Chinese food while following the AIP diet? Well, it is! After trying so many amazing recipes from other bloggers and cookbooks, I finally decided to be brave and create my own dish. I was also inspired to make this dish because my girlfriend and I were talking about what foods were in season right now (in the USA) and we discovered oranges were! I’m also orang-inally (originally…orang-inally…get it?? heh.) from Florida,… Read more »

AIP/Paleo Slow Cooker Pot Roast - Instinctual Wellbeing

Growing up, my mom’s pot roast was one of my favorite dishes. You see, although dad is an award-winning chef (he did invent the Red Lobster biscuits, after all . . . *cough* #notAIP), nothing beat my mom’s home cooking. She made the most flavorful and fun dishes that we totally loved to eat during the week, and then my dad would do the cooking on weekends when he had more time.    She had several dishes that were pretty… Read more »