5 things about autoimmune wellness handbook

Recently I had the pleasure of previewing an advanced copy of Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt’s new book, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. Not only does this book leverage gorgeous photography and book layout design to help address critical lifestyle elements as well as the AIP diet, but it truly lives up to its subtitle of being “a DIY guide to living well with chronic illness.” In other words, it’s basically a manual on how you can change your life and… Read more »

autoimmunity and personality theory instinctual wellbeing

So, I have this theory. And the reason I have it is because I’m a part of several (and even run my own) autoimmune support groups and communities, where I’ve been privileged enough to connect with such amazing people and hear so many of my fellow autoimmune warriors’ stories. It’s through these stories and connections that have led me to begin noticing patterns. These patterns have nothing really to do with the condition or disease itself though; instead, these patterns… Read more »

aip low fodmap meatloaf recipe - instinctual wellbeing

For the past three weeks, I have been trying out an AIP + Low FODMAP diet. The reason I’m doing it is because I’m currently on a gut healing regimen (through my functional MD) and I listened to a podcast episode with Chris Kresser that explained how he typically recommends a low-FODMAP diet for those trying to treat candida and bacterial overgrowth in the gut. He says he recommends this because, contrary to popular belief, many of the candida diets… Read more »

10 signs it might be adrenal fatigue - instinctual wellbeing

I’ve recently recovered from a prolonged bout of severe adrenal fatigue and I’m not gonna lie, it was pretty miserable. It affected all aspects of my life and in many ways made me feel like I had undone much of the progress I had made over the past few years in healing my AI conditions. Oddly enough, even my most trusted doctor did not detect this, as adrenal fatigue resembled (or, is it the other way around?) many of the… Read more »

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 »