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Endo Sister Story – Tori

Endo Sister Story – Tori

Note from Mara: I’ve been asking my fellow Endo sisters to share their stories. The more we talk about the disease, the more we break myths and empower each other. Keep talking! Keep raising awareness! And keep fighting! This is Tori’s story… —- I’m Tori, 27 and married to an amazing and supportive husband. No … Continue reading

Refresh with a 3-Day Cleanse

Refresh with a 3-Day Cleanse

After the holidays, I needed to get my body back on track. Doing a short cleanse is like hitting the refresh button on your body. Our current society might tell you that “juice cleanses” are a hipster thing, but the truth is people have been doing cleanses for hundred of years. After researching some of the … Continue reading

Coconut Flour Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Coconut Flour Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Coconut flour. It’s naturally gluten-free and provides a nice break from the standard all-purpose flour. The consistency is light and fluffy, without a detectable flavor of coconut. Before the holidays, I was in the grocery store and saw Coconut Flour and Sugar on sale. I purchased a pound of each for under $7. While looking … Continue reading

What is Intersticial Cystitis?

What is Intersticial Cystitis?

Those of us with chronic illnesses, like Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia, are also plagued with other diseases and conditions. Unfortunately, I also suffer from a condition called “Interstitial Cystitis” – also known as IC. Interstitial Cystitis is often mistaken for UTI’s but has no presence of infection or bacteria. The typical symptoms of IC are urgency, … Continue reading

Dairy Free Zucchini Cupcake Cookies

Dairy Free Zucchini Cupcake Cookies

Calling all cookie connoisseurs!  I’d like to introduce you to one of the softest, most delectable cookies… ever! A few months ago, I was presented with a problem. My husband and I had a ton of garden-fresh veggies, and a very stubborn toddler that refused to eat them. The solution seemed clear – I would put … Continue reading

Are You Ready for a Diet Change?

Are You Ready for a Diet Change?

Why are necessary changes so hard? If a diet change would help you feel better, why would you delay that change? Why do we mourn the loss of food like it’s a friend or a pet? It’s food!! Nourishment for your organs and body. A life sustainable resource! When we stop looking at food like … Continue reading

Crock Pot Recipes – Pork and Squash Stew

Crock Pot Recipes – Pork and Squash Stew

The Polar Vortex has returned to Wisconsin in the early months of 2016. Due to my chronic pain, it is best that I stay inside until the temperatures rise to double-digits again. When the temperatures plunge, I find it only appropriate to have a hearty, thick stew to feed my family. Last weekend, I came up with … Continue reading

Banana Bites Recipe – A Flourless Protein Cookie

Banana Bites Recipe – A Flourless Protein Cookie

If you’re anything like me, you might not always have time to eat breakfast in the morning. Or maybe you need a mid-afternoon “pick me up” snack that is packed with protein. This recipe is perfect for you then. I discovered these adorable, tasty little treats at a local (non-franchised) coffee shop. My favorite combination … Continue reading

Glazed Shrimp and Fennel Recipe

Glazed Shrimp and Fennel Recipe

There is something so rewarding about growing your own food and then putting it on your table for dinner. Many of us are breaking away from that supermarket trap and growing our own food. Have you ever tried a food share or co-op program with one of your local farms? If not, I highly suggest doing … Continue reading