Happy 2018 y’all, we made it! 2017 brought so many blessings to me but it was also a pretty rough ride. I already know 2018 will be a toughie for me since I’ll be having my Stem Cell Transplant in April, but I’m ready to tackle it head on!
Alright, Let’s chat a little about The Whole30. Many of us will start a Whole30 on January 1, however; I am not a real “New Years Resolutioner”, so I have decided December 30th will be my day! This will be my third Whole30, so I’m somewhat of a veteran, but doesn’t at all mean it gets easier (well, for the first week at least)! However, it is such a good way for me to clean up my diet. I’ll admit I’ve been slacking a little lately, it doesn’t feel good and I know I need to get back on track. So I’m using my go to, tried and true solution: jumpin’ on that Whole30 train!
Okay. You don’t just need a little, ya need A LOT, alright?
I (technically my mom 🙂 ) first came across Moringa when we started going to one of my favorite little local lunch spots, The Moringa Tree Cafe, a few years back. The owner, Jenny Weaver, who is a Naturopathic Doctor (along with many other titles that revolve around the holistic health industry), carries the nutritional powerhouse in her cafe. She not only carries it, but she actually named her entire business after the tree where Moringa Powder comes from. She educated my
mom on the benefits of Moringa and she sent her home with a bag full of the dried leaves in powder form. Long story short, we’ve been taking it ever since!
Not a fan of getting your flu shot every cold and flu season? No? Me neither – but let’s leave that topic for another day :).
I came up with this little concoction a few years ago and it’s been a complete LIFESAVER. Every time I get that little tickle in the back of my throat, have been in contact with someone who is sick, or just know I have something coming up that I DO NOT want to be sick for, I whip up one of these
Rewind to a little over three years ago. I was going to see a sports medicine doctor in East Lansing at Michigan State University, where I had just finished my degree at and was planning on starting grad school the following year. My entire lower half of my body felt like it was asleep, I had been going to crossfit regularly and was 100 percent certain I hurt my back doing deadlifts, he would send me to a few PT sessions and I would be back to Spartan Crossfit in no time.
Yesterday I was told I was approved to undergo a stem cell transplant at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago. Overwhelmed, excited, terrified, crushed, defeated, grateful, ecstatic, are all very strange words to put into the same sentence, but try to feel all those emotions at the same exact moment; that’s exactly how I felt the instant I walked out of my first appointment.
This post is completely dedicated to the four women who have changed my outlook on health entirely. The amount they’ve helped me in UNREAL, words can’t even do them justice, sooo read this post and then go check them out, SERIOUSLY, do it, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
For months I had been going back and fourth about going Paleo, (for the soul purpose I wanted abs, ha, little did I know it was going to become so much more to me than that) but I always doubted myself, “HOW WAS I NEVER GOING TO A ENJOY A DELICIOUS CHEESE BOARD OR CHOCOLATE