Best Denver Restaurants for Delicious Allergen Friendly Food

As much as I love to cook at home, I also enjoy a great night out letting the chefs take over. I often get asked about great places to eat in Denver so I thought I’d post them here for you to reference. These paleo and gluten free restaurants are amazing even for those without…

What I Learned from 1 Year of Clean Living

Today is the anniversary of my journey to wellness through clean eating and intentional living. Today Marks 1 Year of Clean Living! Looking Back There’s plenty to reflect upon on this one year anniversary: where I started, where I am now, and what I’ve learned.  I started this new adventure on January 11 last year….

Mayan intuition on health and the power of a healthy gut

Last week I was vacationing in Mexico which is home of the ancient Mayan civilization. The Mayans were ahead of their time and pretty damn impressive in quite a few areas.  They had a rich and vibrant culture with art, architecture, mathematics, an astronomical system and the only fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbus Americas….

3 day Juice Cleanse

As if I hadn’t tried enough crazy cleansing this year, I decided to do it again. This time I really went for it with a three day juice cleanse. At first glance this seems easier because the duration is so short. However, it really feels harder because I am not eating anything. I’m just drinking it. The nutrition…

Day 84 – 3 months in

Today marks 12 full weeks since the beginning of this journey. That means so far, it’s been a 3 month elimination diet and cleanse. During that time I tested many foods and lifestyle changes. Sometimes my reactions were surprising and sometimes things went just as I expected. I’ve noticed that lifestyle changes have as big…

Week 7 -caffeine, legumes, shrooms, and freezes

Last week I finally stabilized. I felt good. I started exercising regularly again, my face cleared up,  I had plenty of energy and was satisfied with my foods. I decided to take a week off of testing new foods and stabilize. Instead of adding the legumes and tomatoes planned for the week, I added multi-vitamins…

Morning Rituals: w/ baked eggs and sweet potatoes

I’ve been thinking a lot about morning rituals and how important they are in setting the tone and energy for the day. I’ve had a lot of changes to my morning routine over the last 6 months – for better and for worse. John and I started working together which has been amazing! I wouldn’t…

Day 24 -Moving Forward

It’s been about 5 days since I readjusted the plan, and after making things so much more inclusive ad flexible, I’m having trouble sticking to it. I feel upset that it isn’t working the way I wanted, like I’m doing it wrong or it’s not worth it. Skipping 1 week of Raw should not be a…

Updated Plan – Month 2

Per the food emotion breakdown, I started to listen to my body and accelerated the plan to include more nutrients. I added quite a few things in week 4 at a faster pace than I would have liked, but it was important to get the extra nutrients in those foods and regain my sanity.  I…

The food emotion nervous breakdown

After a while, I had to come to terms with the fact that I was doing this wrong. Or at least something wrong. All of the tales of glowing skin and higher energy were not coming true for me. Instead of having energy to ride the mountain for hours, I started getting dizzy on the…

Day 15 – Will Power

The bad reaction and the thought of fewer foods made today one of the hardest yet of the cleanse. I’m a little over two weeks in and I found myself wanting everyone else’s food all day, and second guessing this plan. It started with not wanting anything for breakfast. Then grew throughout the day. Is…

Day 14 -My first negative reaction

Today was an exciting day because I got to introduce peppers. I love spicy peppers and almost all cuisines that include spicy peppers. How many delicious cuisines are based on them? Thai, Indian, Mexican… the list goes on. My stomach wasn’t feeling right over the weekend so I wasn’t a good control for adding the…

Finding a new Fix – Saturday Mornings on a Cleanse

I love strong, bitter flavors: black coffee, dark chocolate, the burnt edges of an over-toasted marshmallow. So I indulge every morning in the bitter sweet coffee taste. I’ve definitely overdone it on the caffeine on the regular just to sip that deliciousness. Now I’m not having caffeine or coffee and it’s time to try a…

Day 10 – Are we half way yet?

Today is the first day I did real exercise. Real exercise followed by raw cabbage and dates is, let’s say, less than satisfying. However, I did’t want pizza, or beer (well not that much) or anything that I’d consider unhealthy. What I really wanted was peppers and sweet potatoes. I’m craving healthy foods! I think…