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๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒ muffins stuffed with homemade ghee....ummm....yesss plzz! ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ .

1 cup Almond flour
1 organic egg
1 tsp vanilla 
2 tbs water 
1 tsp baking soda
(I think I used) 2 ripe bananas
A dash of cinnamon
Sprinkle of nutmeg 
1/4 tsp pink salt 
Some...or a lot of organic dark chocolate ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ
Bake at 350 F for about 30min
(Try not to burn them like i did) 
#reallife .
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#sweetswithouttheaddedsugar #saynotosugar #sweets #healthysweets #healthy #organic #delicious # #thankful #givethanks #love #passion #wellness #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #balance #healing #goodvibes #positivevibes #surgery #ileostomy #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒ muffins stuffed with homemade ghee....ummm....yesss plzz! ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ . 1 cup Almond flour 1 organic egg 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbs water 1 tsp baking soda (I think I used) 2 ripe bananas A dash of cinnamon Sprinkle of nutmeg 1/4 tsp pink salt Some...or a lot of organic dark chocolate ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ Bake at 350 F for about 30min (Try not to burn them like i did) #reallife  . . #sweetswithouttheaddedsugar  #saynotosugar  #sweets  #healthysweets  #healthy  #organic  #delicious  # #thankful  #givethanks  #love  #passion  #wellness  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #balance  #healing  #goodvibes  #positivevibes  #surgery  #ileostomy  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
๐Ÿ“ + ๐Ÿซ = โค

Growing up, I'd eat Nutella straight from the spoon. These days, I eat spoonfuls of nutbutters instead. I recently discovered this right here โ˜๏ธ. Similar to Nutella, it's made with hazelnuts but without the SUGAR (a.k.a poison). The first ingredient in Nutella is sugar...which is why we all โค it so much. Sugar is said to have the same effect on the brain as heroine. It's highly addictive! So it's not your fault! ๐Ÿซ

Nutilight uses xylitol & stevia. Trust me, I dislike Stevia, but this is legit! If you taste Nutella and then this, well then yea you probably won't like it. Eliminate sugar from the diet for a bit and then introduce this, and then tell me what ya'll think! Did you know we can train our tastebuds? 
#chocolate #hazelnuts #sugarfree #strawberry #watermelon #thankful #givethanks #love #passion #wellness #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #balance #healing #goodvibes #positivevibes #surgery #ileostomy #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
๐Ÿ“ + ๐Ÿซ = โค Growing up, I'd eat Nutella straight from the spoon. These days, I eat spoonfuls of nutbutters instead. I recently discovered this right here โ˜๏ธ. Similar to Nutella, it's made with hazelnuts but without the SUGAR (a.k.a poison). The first ingredient in Nutella is sugar...which is why we all โค it so much. Sugar is said to have the same effect on the brain as heroine. It's highly addictive! So it's not your fault! ๐Ÿซ Nutilight uses xylitol & stevia. Trust me, I dislike Stevia, but this is legit! If you taste Nutella and then this, well then yea you probably won't like it. Eliminate sugar from the diet for a bit and then introduce this, and then tell me what ya'll think! Did you know we can train our tastebuds? #chocolate  #hazelnuts  #sugarfree  #strawberry  #watermelon  #thankful  #givethanks  #love  #passion  #wellness  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #balance  #healing  #goodvibes  #positivevibes  #surgery  #ileostomy  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„ I never used to like them. I just didn't know what I was missing. Now, I ๐Ÿ’— them.
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I picked up these beauties at @evergreen_brick_works in Toronto 
Here we have oyster mushrooms and lions mane. Simply sauteing them with ghee for a quick & delicious pasta dinner. .

#supportlocal #farmers #ontario #summerflavours #flavour #herbs #garden #thankful #givethanks #love #passion #wellness #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #balance #healing #goodvibes #positivevibes #surgery #ileostomy #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„ I never used to like them. I just didn't know what I was missing. Now, I ๐Ÿ’— them. ๐Ÿ„ I picked up these beauties at @evergreen_brick_works in Toronto Here we have oyster mushrooms and lions mane. Simply sauteing them with ghee for a quick & delicious pasta dinner. . #supportlocal  #farmers  #ontario  #summerflavours  #flavour  #herbs  #garden  #thankful  #givethanks  #love  #passion  #wellness  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #balance  #healing  #goodvibes  #positivevibes  #surgery  #ileostomy  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Who else โค 's BASIL ?? .

I absolutely love this herb. So fragrant and flavorful. I've been having fun with different nuts/seeds in my pesto. What's your 'go to' pesto recipe ?

#pesto #summerflavours #green #flavour #herbs #garden #thankful #givethanks #love #passion #supportlocal #entrepreneurlife #wellness #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #balance #healing #goodvibes #positivevibes #surgery #ileostomy #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #fighter #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Who else โค 's BASIL ?? . I absolutely love this herb. So fragrant and flavorful. I've been having fun with different nuts/seeds in my pesto. What's your 'go to' pesto recipe ? #pesto  #summerflavours  #green  #flavour  #herbs  #garden  #thankful  #givethanks  #love  #passion  #supportlocal  #entrepreneurlife  #wellness  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #balance  #healing  #goodvibes  #positivevibes  #surgery  #ileostomy  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #fighter  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Take a moment and look all around you. What do you see?
What do you hear? 
What do you smell?
๐ŸŒป ยฐ ๐ŸŒป
This is what we call being mindful & present. Tap into your beautiful senses and notice. That's it. Just notice. 
#meditate #mindful #present #senses #thankful #givethanks #love #passion #supportlocal #entrepreneurlife #wellness #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #balance #healing #goodvibes #positivevibes #surgery #ileostomy #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #fighter #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Take a moment and look all around you. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? ๐ŸŒป ยฐ ๐ŸŒป This is what we call being mindful & present. Tap into your beautiful senses and notice. That's it. Just notice. #meditate  #mindful  #present  #senses  #thankful  #givethanks  #love  #passion  #supportlocal  #entrepreneurlife  #wellness  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #balance  #healing  #goodvibes  #positivevibes  #surgery  #ileostomy  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #fighter  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
I truly โค what I do!! Planning the Yoga Detox Twist Class for this Sundays 'Happy Gut, Happy Body&Mind workshop. Tickets still available. Go get yours now. LAST DAY to purchase! ||| Link in bio tickets are $40
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โค detox with a twist yoga class โค sip on nutritious & delicious organic chicken broth โค learn how to improve energy, maintain a clear glowing complexion all year long, & feel happier
โค GUT lovin' GIVEAWAYS (including probiotics, digestive enzymes and MORE)
โค FREE float session to all who join ($90 value) 
#guthealth #workshop #gutlove #energy #happy #mood #learn #teach #heal #steps #selflove #allergies #sensitivities #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #balance #healing #goodvibes #positivevibes #surgery #ileostomy #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #fighter #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
I truly โค what I do!! Planning the Yoga Detox Twist Class for this Sundays 'Happy Gut, Happy Body&Mind workshop. Tickets still available. Go get yours now. LAST DAY to purchase! ||| Link in bio tickets are $40 . . โค detox with a twist yoga class โค sip on nutritious & delicious organic chicken broth โค learn how to improve energy, maintain a clear glowing complexion all year long, & feel happier โค GUT lovin' GIVEAWAYS (including probiotics, digestive enzymes and MORE) โค FREE float session to all who join ($90 value) #guthealth  #workshop  #gutlove  #energy  #happy  #mood  #learn  #teach  #heal  #steps  #selflove  #allergies  #sensitivities  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #balance  #healing  #goodvibes  #positivevibes  #surgery  #ileostomy  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #fighter  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Tea is food, tea is ceremony, tea is life
I agree! Who agrees..๐Ÿ‘‡ โ™ก

Earlier this week I had a bulletproof coffee and let me tell you, my adrenals were not happy. I felt like The Incredible Hulk was trapped in my body, trying so hard to escape! Ugh it was brutal - I felt anxious, hyper, jittery, unstable, UNBALANCED! Even though I felt energized I felt like s*** overall. Using non caffeinated items (with the exception of matcha that has the same amount of caffeine being released slowly while providing long lasting energy and a calming effect) I can still get that energy boost I'm looking for but without all the other crappy feelings. In addition to the many health benefits with adoptogenic herbs like Maca, Ashwagandha, B vitamins, Lions Mane, Cordyceps, even BONE BROTH (just to name a few); these superfoods provide SUSTAINED/BALANCED energy as opposed to a high and then low. If you find yourself saying that you "need" a coffee, you are experiencing the high/low vs sustained/balanced energy. 
After that episode, I think I'll be sticking to decaf and TEA ๐Ÿตโ˜• & working on sustaining my energy throughout the day. Who's with me?? .
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What are your go to sources of energy (excluding coffee) ๐Ÿ‘‡
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#tea #coffee #caffeine #matcha #food #ceremony #life #love #peace #enjoy #sustained #energy #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #balance #healing #goodvibes #positivevibes #surgery #ileostomy #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #fighter #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Tea is food, tea is ceremony, tea is life I agree! Who agrees..๐Ÿ‘‡ โ™ก Earlier this week I had a bulletproof coffee and let me tell you, my adrenals were not happy. I felt like The Incredible Hulk was trapped in my body, trying so hard to escape! Ugh it was brutal - I felt anxious, hyper, jittery, unstable, UNBALANCED! Even though I felt energized I felt like s*** overall. Using non caffeinated items (with the exception of matcha that has the same amount of caffeine being released slowly while providing long lasting energy and a calming effect) I can still get that energy boost I'm looking for but without all the other crappy feelings. In addition to the many health benefits with adoptogenic herbs like Maca, Ashwagandha, B vitamins, Lions Mane, Cordyceps, even BONE BROTH (just to name a few); these superfoods provide SUSTAINED/BALANCED energy as opposed to a high and then low. If you find yourself saying that you "need" a coffee, you are experiencing the high/low vs sustained/balanced energy. After that episode, I think I'll be sticking to decaf and TEA ๐Ÿตโ˜• & working on sustaining my energy throughout the day. Who's with me?? . . . What are your go to sources of energy (excluding coffee) ๐Ÿ‘‡ . . #tea  #coffee  #caffeine  #matcha  #food  #ceremony  #life  #love  #peace  #enjoy  #sustained  #energy  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #balance  #healing  #goodvibes  #positivevibes  #surgery  #ileostomy  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #fighter  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Besides bone broth, water + loooots of mint keeps me cool during the summer months. So refreshing and aids in indigestion. Fresh mint from the garden. 
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#gardenfresh #mint #refreshing #guthealth #water #hydrate #summervibes #summertime #lovesummer #drinkup #h20 #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #balance #healing #goodvibes #positivevibes #surgery #ileostomy #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #fighter #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Besides bone broth, water + loooots of mint keeps me cool during the summer months. So refreshing and aids in indigestion. Fresh mint from the garden. ________ ๐ŸŒฑ . . . #gardenfresh  #mint  #refreshing  #guthealth  #water  #hydrate  #summervibes  #summertime  #lovesummer  #drinkup  #h20  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #balance  #healing  #goodvibes  #positivevibes  #surgery  #ileostomy  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #fighter  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Italian Black Rice baby penne with a creamy oyster mushroom sauce 
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3 words. Can you guess them?!
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Italian Black Rice baby penne with a creamy oyster mushroom sauce ________ 3 words. Can you guess them?! I ๐Ÿ’— FOOD
What a beautiful morning to start the day with 5miles along the tresillian to malpas trail. I love to run but sometimes my ibd and injury make it difficult but today with the wonderful @marc_bayly I felt so lucky to be out there enjoying the sunshine and enjoying the challenge. Sheer bliss.  #sunshine #earlymorningrun #trail #river #running #outside #coupleswhoruntogether #luckygirl #nature #cornwalluk #malpas #pt #training #funfitness #ibdwontstopme #positive #mindset
What a beautiful morning to start the day with 5miles along the tresillian to malpas trail. I love to run but sometimes my ibd and injury make it difficult but today with the wonderful @marc_bayly I felt so lucky to be out there enjoying the sunshine and enjoying the challenge. Sheer bliss. #sunshine  #earlymorningrun  #trail  #river  #running  #outside  #coupleswhoruntogether  #luckygirl  #nature  #cornwalluk  #malpas  #pt  #training  #funfitness  #ibdwontstopme  #positive  #mindset 
How are you keeping cool on these hot summer days ? 
I reach for ๐Ÿ‰ every.single.time ๐Ÿ‘…

What is your go to fruit? Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡ I wanna know ... #watermelon #fruit #summervibes #fresh #sweet #delicious #freshjuice #coldpressed #juicy #healthiswealth #balance #nutrition #nutrients #practitioner #healthegut #guthealth #summertime #toronto #resilience #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #fighter #surgery #ileostomy #healing #goodvibes #positivevives #bliss #yourwaytobliss
How are you keeping cool on these hot summer days ? I reach for ๐Ÿ‰ every.single.time ๐Ÿ‘… What is your go to fruit? Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡ I wanna know ... #watermelon  #fruit  #summervibes  #fresh  #sweet  #delicious  #freshjuice  #coldpressed  #juicy  #healthiswealth  #balance  #nutrition  #nutrients  #practitioner  #healthegut  #guthealth  #summertime  #toronto  #resilience  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #fighter  #surgery  #ileostomy  #healing  #goodvibes  #positivevives  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
When you go out for dinner on Friday night and try your friend's delicious funghi pasta dish @gusto101 +  see @freshandtastymushrooms at your farmer's market the next morning, you recreate!! ____________

Pasta with fresh & (very) tasty, creamy yellow oyster mushrooms. I recreated this -using a cashew cream sauce instead of dairy cheese. ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„ Recipe: 
In a saucepan, add a few tbs of ghee (or butter or a vegan alternative) 
Add in 1 minced garlic + fresh rosemary 
After 1 min or so, add in coarsely chopped ๐Ÿ„
Sautee until ๐Ÿ„ are cooked throughout (Optional) add in a mushroom bouillon cube (organic +NON GMO plzzz) 
Pour in a bit of hot water 
Sautee for 10 minutes on low stirring often and adding more butter and hot water as needed 
Add in cashew cheese (I used about 2 tbs of a store bought cashew cream cheese )
Simmer on low
Cook pasta 
Mix together and serve with truffle oil 
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Enjoy xo
When you go out for dinner on Friday night and try your friend's delicious funghi pasta dish @gusto101 + see @freshandtastymushrooms at your farmer's market the next morning, you recreate!! ____________ Pasta with fresh & (very) tasty, creamy yellow oyster mushrooms. I recreated this -using a cashew cream sauce instead of dairy cheese. ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„ Recipe: In a saucepan, add a few tbs of ghee (or butter or a vegan alternative) Add in 1 minced garlic + fresh rosemary After 1 min or so, add in coarsely chopped ๐Ÿ„ Sautee until ๐Ÿ„ are cooked throughout (Optional) add in a mushroom bouillon cube (organic +NON GMO plzzz) Pour in a bit of hot water Sautee for 10 minutes on low stirring often and adding more butter and hot water as needed Add in cashew cheese (I used about 2 tbs of a store bought cashew cream cheese ) Simmer on low Cook pasta Mix together and serve with truffle oil ___________ Enjoy xo
I drove 45 minutes this morning just to get a package of this Cold Smoked Wild Arctic Char that's in my bagel. This gives the classic Lox a run for it's money. I love all fish and this is absolutely delicious. Sales support Inuit fishermen on Baffin Island. Go check out their page @firstfish ๐ŸŸ
... Luckily, I got there just in time to buy their last one but the only problem is that it was so small and now it's all done. ๐Ÿ™„ Until next week! ... Who's coming to Evergreen Brickworks Farmer's Market next weekend?? ... #wild #fish #arcticchar #nunavut #farmers #fishermen #supportlocal #summerdays #summervibes #eat #enjoy #nourish #instafood 
#strength #resilience #nutrition #nutritionist #healthiswealth #loveoffood 
#toronto #canada #homeistoronto #ibdwontstopme #autoimmune #colitiswarrior #resilience #surgery #ileostomy #yourwaytobliss #bliss
I drove 45 minutes this morning just to get a package of this Cold Smoked Wild Arctic Char that's in my bagel. This gives the classic Lox a run for it's money. I love all fish and this is absolutely delicious. Sales support Inuit fishermen on Baffin Island. Go check out their page @firstfish ๐ŸŸ ... Luckily, I got there just in time to buy their last one but the only problem is that it was so small and now it's all done. ๐Ÿ™„ Until next week! ... Who's coming to Evergreen Brickworks Farmer's Market next weekend?? ... #wild  #fish  #arcticchar  #nunavut  #farmers  #fishermen  #supportlocal  #summerdays  #summervibes  #eat  #enjoy  #nourish  #instafood  #strength  #resilience  #nutrition  #nutritionist  #healthiswealth  #loveoffood  #toronto  #canada  #homeistoronto  #ibdwontstopme  #autoimmune  #colitiswarrior  #resilience  #surgery  #ileostomy  #yourwaytobliss  #bliss 
Who's got fresh BASIL & lotsa garlic?!?
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Well then go make this Creamy Cashew Pesto recipe. โ™ก
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#pesto #basil #summerflavours #fresh #green #everythinggreen #glutenfree #balance #nutrition #nutritionist #healthiswealth #loveoffood 
#toronto #canada #ilovemyhome #homeistoronto #ibdwontstopme #autoimmune #colitiswarrior #resilience #surgery #ileostomy #yourwaytobliss #bliss
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Happy Long Weekend my fellow Canadians! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Celebrating Canada's birrrrrthday with a yummy brunch ---> Gluten free cinnamon french toast drizzled with maple syrup & a side of lamb bacon. First time trying lamb bacon and I'll be buying it again for sure! ...
... #canadaday #longweekend #brunch #toast #frenchtoast #glutenfree #bacon #balance #nutrition #nutritionist #healthiswealth #loveoffood #instafood #foodie #lovelife #maplesyrup #toronto #canada #ilovemyhome #homeistoronto #ibdwontstopme #autoimmune #colitiswarrior #resilience #surgery #ileostomy #yourwaytobliss #bliss
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Happy Long Weekend my fellow Canadians! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ... Celebrating Canada's birrrrrthday with a yummy brunch ---> Gluten free cinnamon french toast drizzled with maple syrup & a side of lamb bacon. First time trying lamb bacon and I'll be buying it again for sure! ... ... #canadaday  #longweekend  #brunch  #toast  #frenchtoast  #glutenfree  #bacon  #balance  #nutrition  #nutritionist  #healthiswealth  #loveoffood  #instafood  #foodie  #lovelife  #maplesyrup  #toronto  #canada  #ilovemyhome  #homeistoronto  #ibdwontstopme  #autoimmune  #colitiswarrior  #resilience  #surgery  #ileostomy  #yourwaytobliss  #bliss 
New summer drinks menu alert!! ๐Ÿฅค
Cooling off (somewhat lol) with @sorelleandco Iced Chai Tea Latte 
So refreshing & delicious on this scorching hot humid day in TORONTO #lovethisheat
๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž ... ... #drinks #summer #bakery #vaughan #toronto #happycanadaday #cooloff #summervibes #lovethisheat #heatwave #icedtea #loveoffood #instafood #drinkup #hydrate #nutrition #nutritionist #healthiswealth #wellness #balance #ibdwontstopme #colitiswarrior #autoimmune #fighter #resilience #surgery #ileostomy #yourwaytobliss #bliss
New summer drinks menu alert!! ๐Ÿฅค Cooling off (somewhat lol) with @sorelleandco Iced Chai Tea Latte So refreshing & delicious on this scorching hot humid day in TORONTO #lovethisheat  ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž ... ... #drinks  #summer  #bakery  #vaughan  #toronto  #happycanadaday  #cooloff  #summervibes  #lovethisheat  #heatwave  #icedtea  #loveoffood  #instafood  #drinkup  #hydrate  #nutrition  #nutritionist  #healthiswealth  #wellness  #balance  #ibdwontstopme  #colitiswarrior  #autoimmune  #fighter  #resilience  #surgery  #ileostomy  #yourwaytobliss  #bliss 
Saturday mornings are for FARMER'S MARKETS ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ” .
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#farmers #farmersmarket #saturday #hotaf๐Ÿ”ฅ #lovethisheat #summervibes #summerintoronto #fresh #organic #produce #supportlocal #nutrition #healthiswealth #nutritionist #eatwell #livewell #livelife #choosehappy #foodie #evergreen #hikes #loveoffood #groceryhaul #surgery #colitiswarrior #ibdwontstopme #bliss #yourwaytobliss๐Ÿ’š
Saturday mornings are for FARMER'S MARKETS ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ” . . . #farmers  #farmersmarket  #saturday  #hotaf ๐Ÿ”ฅ #lovethisheat  #summervibes  #summerintoronto  #fresh  #organic  #produce  #supportlocal  #nutrition  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #eatwell  #livewell  #livelife  #choosehappy  #foodie  #evergreen  #hikes  #loveoffood  #groceryhaul  #surgery  #colitiswarrior  #ibdwontstopme  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss ๐Ÿ’š
Who thinks I ate this entire pizza pie ?! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™‹
Okay, almost.  I left behind one small slice and not because it wasn't delicious, because let me tell you it was really really good. Picked this up at @rusticbakery318 in the freezer section. If you go on @digustoco website you can see all the pizzeria's/restaurant's that offer their GF crust on the menu. 
I like this crust because it's free of many allergens including CORN & SOY (horrible horrible ingredients ๐Ÿ˜ฃ) The only thing I don't like is that it contains SUGAR but hey, we win some we lose some. Overall this meal was EPIC. 
Topped it with zucchini, red onion and cashew basil pesto & sprouts ๐ŸŒฑ

Life's good with pizza ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• .
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#pizza #glutenfree #cornfree #soyfree #dairyfree #nongmo #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #practitioner #positivevibes #springvibes #healthylifestyle #itsalifestyle #balance #colitisfighter #crohnscolitiscanada #ibdwontstopme #resilience #selflove #compassion #selfcare #healing #itsajourney #love #laugh #lovelife #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Who thinks I ate this entire pizza pie ?! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™‹ Okay, almost. I left behind one small slice and not because it wasn't delicious, because let me tell you it was really really good. Picked this up at @rusticbakery318 in the freezer section. If you go on @digustoco website you can see all the pizzeria's/restaurant's that offer their GF crust on the menu. I like this crust because it's free of many allergens including CORN & SOY (horrible horrible ingredients ๐Ÿ˜ฃ) The only thing I don't like is that it contains SUGAR but hey, we win some we lose some. Overall this meal was EPIC. Topped it with zucchini, red onion and cashew basil pesto & sprouts ๐ŸŒฑ Life's good with pizza ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• . . . #pizza  #glutenfree  #cornfree  #soyfree  #dairyfree  #nongmo  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #practitioner  #positivevibes  #springvibes  #healthylifestyle  #itsalifestyle  #balance  #colitisfighter  #crohnscolitiscanada  #ibdwontstopme  #resilience  #selflove  #compassion  #selfcare  #healing  #itsajourney  #love  #laugh  #lovelife  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
My soul is dancing right now.  Pizzaaaaaaa is life!! Who agrees?! ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• .
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#pizza #glutenfree #sogood #instagood #yummy #foodie #muhrooms #rapini #italiansausage #cashewbrie #getinmybelly #nutritionist #balance #lifeisgood #thesweetlife #eatlivelove #loveoffood #ilovefood #healthiswealth #holisticnutrition #holistichealing #wellness #resilience #ibdwontstopme #ibdwarrior #colitisfighter #surgery #ileostomy #bliss #yourwaytobliss๐Ÿ’š
My soul is dancing right now. Pizzaaaaaaa is life!! Who agrees?! ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• . . . #pizza  #glutenfree  #sogood  #instagood  #yummy  #foodie  #muhrooms  #rapini  #italiansausage  #cashewbrie  #getinmybelly  #nutritionist  #balance  #lifeisgood  #thesweetlife  #eatlivelove  #loveoffood  #ilovefood  #healthiswealth  #holisticnutrition  #holistichealing  #wellness  #resilience  #ibdwontstopme  #ibdwarrior  #colitisfighter  #surgery  #ileostomy  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss ๐Ÿ’š
Some may view my circumstances as unfortunate but I certainly don't.ย  These are the two most important takeaways from my health challenges. ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ‰
1. Many ppl are not given second chances. I was given the opportunity to stop and reevaluate my lifestyle. I chose to make positive lifelong changes that would impact my health. I deepened my self love and in turn have become more compassionate towards others ๐Ÿ‰
2. Don't let a large social circle fool you into believing you're cared for. Hard times reveal true colours. My health struggles have opened up my eyes to clearly see who truly cares. I now know who is deserving of my time and energy.
Some may view my circumstances as unfortunate but I certainly don't.ย  These are the two most important takeaways from my health challenges. ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ‰ 1. Many ppl are not given second chances. I was given the opportunity to stop and reevaluate my lifestyle. I chose to make positive lifelong changes that would impact my health. I deepened my self love and in turn have become more compassionate towards others ๐Ÿ‰ 2. Don't let a large social circle fool you into believing you're cared for. Hard times reveal true colours. My health struggles have opened up my eyes to clearly see who truly cares. I now know who is deserving of my time and energy.
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Yesterday was World IBD Day but I was too focused on The Royal Wedding so I missed it!
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This disease is cruel, vicious, unpredictable! It isnโ€™t seen through the worldโ€™s eye and itโ€™s not enough known, people donโ€™t understand what we go through.
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Mostly because at some point you can fake your way to make everyone believe youโ€™re okay but youโ€™re dying inside.
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Iโ€™ve been living with Crohnโ€™s disease + SIBO for almost two years now and only been diagnosed this past February. Let me tell you, the disease is hard but getting the proper diagnostic is harder ๐Ÿ˜ต
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Itโ€™s a daily fight! Someday you feel like you can take on the world and the next youโ€™re in so much pain that just getting through the day is beyond doable ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜ต โ€ข
Itโ€™s been a struggle, a struggle that I learn everyday how to deal with, everyday is different and everyday is an adjustment. I now get through the days with help of medications, otherwise I just canโ€™t eat anything โ€ข

So hereโ€™s to my fellow #ibdawareness who live with #crohnsdisease and make life seems easy letโ€™s keep on fightingโœŒ๐Ÿป
#ibdwarriors #ibdorknownasinflammatoryboweldisease #ibdwontstopme #crohnsdisease #worldibdday
โ€ข Yesterday was World IBD Day but I was too focused on The Royal Wedding so I missed it! โ€ข This disease is cruel, vicious, unpredictable! It isnโ€™t seen through the worldโ€™s eye and itโ€™s not enough known, people donโ€™t understand what we go through. โ€ข Mostly because at some point you can fake your way to make everyone believe youโ€™re okay but youโ€™re dying inside. โ€ข Iโ€™ve been living with Crohnโ€™s disease + SIBO for almost two years now and only been diagnosed this past February. Let me tell you, the disease is hard but getting the proper diagnostic is harder ๐Ÿ˜ต โ€ข Itโ€™s a daily fight! Someday you feel like you can take on the world and the next youโ€™re in so much pain that just getting through the day is beyond doable ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜ต โ€ข Itโ€™s been a struggle, a struggle that I learn everyday how to deal with, everyday is different and everyday is an adjustment. I now get through the days with help of medications, otherwise I just canโ€™t eat anything โ€ข So hereโ€™s to my fellow #ibdawareness  who live with #crohnsdisease  and make life seems easy letโ€™s keep on fightingโœŒ๐Ÿป #ibdwarriors  #ibdorknownasinflammatoryboweldisease  #ibdwontstopme  #crohnsdisease  #worldibdday 
" Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." - Kahlil Gibran Lebanese poet .
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Today is World IBD Day. I have 5 scars to prove my battle with Ulcerative Colitis. There have been moments, days that I thought I'd be defeated but I remained strong willed & bounced back ready to continue fighting. Today is about spreading awareness about this invisible disease.  Mine is no longer invisible - I have scars to show for it. I'm just as confident now with my ileostomy than I was pre surgery. These past 12 years have moulded me into the woman I am. And I love me. Who knows if I would have had the same self love for myself if I hadn't gone through this. Stay hopeful and positive my friends ๐Ÿทโค
" Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." - Kahlil Gibran Lebanese poet . . Today is World IBD Day. I have 5 scars to prove my battle with Ulcerative Colitis. There have been moments, days that I thought I'd be defeated but I remained strong willed & bounced back ready to continue fighting. Today is about spreading awareness about this invisible disease. Mine is no longer invisible - I have scars to show for it. I'm just as confident now with my ileostomy than I was pre surgery. These past 12 years have moulded me into the woman I am. And I love me. Who knows if I would have had the same self love for myself if I hadn't gone through this. Stay hopeful and positive my friends ๐Ÿทโค
๐Ÿ’œ WORLD IBD DAY ๐Ÿ’œ nyilvรกn lehetne rosszabb is, de a Crohn rossz. ร‰s nem is mindig a kรญnzรณ fรกjdalom, vagy a kรฉnyszerszobafogsรกg, hanem a LรTHATATLANSรGโ€ฆ โšกBรกr pokoli tรผneteket tud okozni a Crohn is, a Colitis is, de mรฉg az IBS is โ€“ nyugi, mindjรกrt jรถn a magyarรกzat is โ€“ de engem nagyon sokszor az kรผld padlรณra, hogy tehetetlen vagyok. Hogy az emberek rรกmnรฉznek, รฉs nem รฉrtik, miรฉrt vagyok a rendelรฉsen, mikor fiatal vagyok รฉs รกllรญtรณlag szรฉp โ€“ meg mostansรกg gebe, de ezt mรกr mesรฉltem. Persze, basszus, ha valaki fiatal, akkor nem lehet beteg? Lรกtszรณlag nem. ร‰s nem hiszik el, komolyan mondom, hogy รฉn igenis beteg vagyok รฉs nem rรฉszeg รฉs alkoholista รฉs nem azรฉrt variรกlok az รฉtteremben a pizzรกval, mert egy elkรฉnyeztetett majom vagyok, hanem mert van pรกr kaja, amiรฉrt a pocak elรฉg heves bosszรบhadjรกratot szokott indรญtani. Mรกr amikor olyan a kedve. Nรฉha megeszek egy konzerv kukoricรกt รฉs semmi para, mรกskor meg kihรกnyom a natรบr csirkemellet vagy รฉpp a vajaskenyeret sovรกny sonkรกval. Vagy รฉpp a hรกztartรกsi kekszetโ€ฆ Mert รฉrted, a Crohn az ilyen kis szeszรฉlyes.ย Hogy rohadna meg.
๐Ÿ’œ #ibd #crohncolitisawareness #ibdworldday #2018ibdawarenessmonth #crohncolitis #lifewithibd #ibdvisible #ibdwontstopme #ibdwarriors #crohnfighter
๐Ÿ’œ WORLD IBD DAY ๐Ÿ’œ nyilvรกn lehetne rosszabb is, de a Crohn rossz. ร‰s nem is mindig a kรญnzรณ fรกjdalom, vagy a kรฉnyszerszobafogsรกg, hanem a LรTHATATLANSรGโ€ฆ โšกBรกr pokoli tรผneteket tud okozni a Crohn is, a Colitis is, de mรฉg az IBS is โ€“ nyugi, mindjรกrt jรถn a magyarรกzat is โ€“ de engem nagyon sokszor az kรผld padlรณra, hogy tehetetlen vagyok. Hogy az emberek rรกmnรฉznek, รฉs nem รฉrtik, miรฉrt vagyok a rendelรฉsen, mikor fiatal vagyok รฉs รกllรญtรณlag szรฉp โ€“ meg mostansรกg gebe, de ezt mรกr mesรฉltem. Persze, basszus, ha valaki fiatal, akkor nem lehet beteg? Lรกtszรณlag nem. ร‰s nem hiszik el, komolyan mondom, hogy รฉn igenis beteg vagyok รฉs nem rรฉszeg รฉs alkoholista รฉs nem azรฉrt variรกlok az รฉtteremben a pizzรกval, mert egy elkรฉnyeztetett majom vagyok, hanem mert van pรกr kaja, amiรฉrt a pocak elรฉg heves bosszรบhadjรกratot szokott indรญtani. Mรกr amikor olyan a kedve. Nรฉha megeszek egy konzerv kukoricรกt รฉs semmi para, mรกskor meg kihรกnyom a natรบr csirkemellet vagy รฉpp a vajaskenyeret sovรกny sonkรกval. Vagy รฉpp a hรกztartรกsi kekszetโ€ฆ Mert รฉrted, a Crohn az ilyen kis szeszรฉlyes.ย Hogy rohadna meg. ๐Ÿ’œ #ibd  #crohncolitisawareness  #ibdworldday  #2018ibdawarenessmonth  #crohncolitis  #lifewithibd  #ibdvisible  #ibdwontstopme  #ibdwarriors  #crohnfighter 
We can't always choose our "time out" in life, but we sure as hell can choose when to get back in the game! -yours truly xo ๐Ÿ‘„
We can't always choose our "time out" in life, but we sure as hell can choose when to get back in the game! -yours truly xo ๐Ÿ‘„
Church on Sunday is good for the Spirit. The outdoors on Sunday is good for the Soul. #family #familytime #brothers #greatoutdoors #park #playdate #lakeerie #ibdwontstopme #imnotquitting #boyonamission #crohnsdisease #notalldaysarebaddays #finallyniceoutside
This here ๐Ÿ‘† is Lobster Bisque. I used @chasorganics coconut cream and it was just the perfect consistency. Who โค ' s LOBSTER!? Growing up, my nonno used to make us pasta with a delicious lobster tomatoe sauce at least once a month. Haven't had his dish in a while.  His lobster dish beats this one hands down but it was still yummy . . . 
#lobster #lobsterbisque #seafood #loveoffood
#instagood #yummy #delicious #homecooking
#instafood #nutritionist #nutrition #practitioner #healthyeats #healthiswealth #healthylifestyle #itsalifestyle #balance #springvibes #resilience #ibdwontstopme #colitisfighter #ibdwarrior #surgery #ileostomy #bliss #yourwaytobliss
This here ๐Ÿ‘† is Lobster Bisque. I used @chasorganics coconut cream and it was just the perfect consistency. Who โค ' s LOBSTER!? Growing up, my nonno used to make us pasta with a delicious lobster tomatoe sauce at least once a month. Haven't had his dish in a while. His lobster dish beats this one hands down but it was still yummy . . . #lobster  #lobsterbisque  #seafood  #loveoffood  #instagood  #yummy  #delicious  #homecooking  #instafood  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #practitioner  #healthyeats  #healthiswealth  #healthylifestyle  #itsalifestyle  #balance  #springvibes  #resilience  #ibdwontstopme  #colitisfighter  #ibdwarrior  #surgery  #ileostomy  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
H a P p Y  F R i d A Y .
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Something to keep in mind as we head into the weekend .
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H a P p Y F R i d A Y . . . Something to keep in mind as we head into the weekend . . .
Today in Toronto, sun was shining and temperature was in the high 20's. This is my kinda weather ๐Ÿ™†
Tonight I made a dairy - free Penne alla Vodka using homemade cashew cream. Lots of fresh herbs like parsley and basil. Roasted tomatoes, onion and garlic reminded me of beautiful Italy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ„ ๐Ÿ’ฎ
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#foodieforlife #foodie #loveoffood #lovelife #italianstyle #foodforthought #instagood #instafood #penne #glutenfree  #dairyfree #cashew #nutritionist #nutrition #practitioner #healthyeats #healthiswealth #healthylifestyle #itsalifestyle #balance #springvibes #resilience #ibdwontstopme #colitisfighter #ibdwarrior #surgery #ileostomy #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Today in Toronto, sun was shining and temperature was in the high 20's. This is my kinda weather ๐Ÿ™† Tonight I made a dairy - free Penne alla Vodka using homemade cashew cream. Lots of fresh herbs like parsley and basil. Roasted tomatoes, onion and garlic reminded me of beautiful Italy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ„ ๐Ÿ’ฎ ๐Ÿ’ฎ #foodieforlife  #foodie  #loveoffood  #lovelife  #italianstyle  #foodforthought  #instagood  #instafood  #penne  #glutenfree  #dairyfree  #cashew  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #practitioner  #healthyeats  #healthiswealth  #healthylifestyle  #itsalifestyle  #balance  #springvibes  #resilience  #ibdwontstopme  #colitisfighter  #ibdwarrior  #surgery  #ileostomy  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
How does that saying go...dance or EAT like noone is watching...something like that right?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Still daydreaming about this #gf #woodovenpizza from @pizzalibretto ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• .
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pizza #woodoven #italianstyle #glutenfree #delicious #wow #impressed #toronto #torontoeats #torontolife #margheritapizza #yummy #bliss #balance #selflove #selfcare #foodieforlife #healthiswealth #holistichealing #nutritionist #thincrust #lovepizza #ibdwarrior #ibdwontstopme #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #surgery #bliss #yourwaytobliss
How does that saying go...dance or EAT like noone is watching...something like that right?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Still daydreaming about this #gf  #woodovenpizza  from @pizzalibretto ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• . . . . pizza #woodoven  #italianstyle  #glutenfree  #delicious  #wow  #impressed  #toronto  #torontoeats  #torontolife  #margheritapizza  #yummy  #bliss  #balance  #selflove  #selfcare  #foodieforlife  #healthiswealth  #holistichealing  #nutritionist  #thincrust  #lovepizza  #ibdwarrior  #ibdwontstopme  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #surgery  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
The hardest thing I've ever had to endure has been the biggest blessing ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘ผ ๐Ÿ’›
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#ibdwontstopme #ibdwarrior #colitisfighter #surgery #ileostomy #nocolonstillrollin #lifeisbeautiful
๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ Leftover fries smothered in NOT YO CHEESE (I know right? Who has leftover fries; I sure as hell don't but they intuitively knew how I felt about ๐ŸŸ and tossed in extra ๐Ÿ˜„). I probably could have polished them off last night but I now know when to stop - growing up I would stuff my face until I felt sicK ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ .
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#vegancheese #dairyfree #loveoffood #loveyourself #wellness #balance #livelife #nutritionist #nutrition #healthiswealth #healthylifestyle #itsalifestyle #yummy #ibdwontstopme #inspired #resilience #enjoyfood #ibdwarrior #bliss #yourwaytobliss
๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ Leftover fries smothered in NOT YO CHEESE (I know right? Who has leftover fries; I sure as hell don't but they intuitively knew how I felt about ๐ŸŸ and tossed in extra ๐Ÿ˜„). I probably could have polished them off last night but I now know when to stop - growing up I would stuff my face until I felt sicK ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ . . Carrots Pototates Nutritional yeast Water Salt No recipe sorry guys. I just quickly whipped it up and added as I went. . . #vegancheese  #dairyfree  #loveoffood  #loveyourself  #wellness  #balance  #livelife  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #healthiswealth  #healthylifestyle  #itsalifestyle  #yummy  #ibdwontstopme  #inspired  #resilience  #enjoyfood  #ibdwarrior  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Dreaming of this #glutenfree woodoven pizza from @pizzalibretto ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘… .
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Hands down, best #gf pizza ever!! They nailed it! I can't even tell it's missing 'le gluten' ๐Ÿ˜„ Have you tasted this crust?! So so good! Gotta pay them a visit again soon! .
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#pizza #woodoven #italianstyle #glutenfree #delicious #wow #impressed #toronto #torontoeats #torontolife #margheritapizza #yummy #bliss #balance #selflove #selfcare #foodieforlife #healthiswealth #holistichealing #nutritionist #thincrust #lovepizza #ibdwarrior #ibdwontstopme #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #surgery #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Dreaming of this #glutenfree  woodoven pizza from @pizzalibretto ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘… . . . Hands down, best #gf  pizza ever!! They nailed it! I can't even tell it's missing 'le gluten' ๐Ÿ˜„ Have you tasted this crust?! So so good! Gotta pay them a visit again soon! . . . #pizza  #woodoven  #italianstyle  #glutenfree  #delicious  #wow  #impressed  #toronto  #torontoeats  #torontolife  #margheritapizza  #yummy  #bliss  #balance  #selflove  #selfcare  #foodieforlife  #healthiswealth  #holistichealing  #nutritionist  #thincrust  #lovepizza  #ibdwarrior  #ibdwontstopme  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #surgery  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Sometimes I forget I had major surgery but my body sure as hell reminds me. Tomorrow marks 7 weeks post op & I seriously cannot believe it's already been almost 2 months. Saturday I did some spring cleaning and boy was i feteling it the next day. Ignoring our bodies is the highest disservice we are doing to ourselves! .
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 I've been introducing different foods and so far  Little Miss Piggy ๐Ÿท approves! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™† .
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Felt like having something refreshing simple and comforting. I basically wanted a dish that had me feeling like it was actually SPRING weather! Dinner tonight was a homemade basil pesto with hemp hearts & @yvforganic chicken tenders that were oh so juicy and tender (best chicken ever!) I used @bobsredmill #gf flour blend, with some spices and herbs and voila. Homemade nuggets, yes plz! .
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What dish reminds you of SPRING?!! ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ .
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#ibdwontstopme #ileostomy #ibdwarrior #surgery #nutrition #nutritionist #holistichealing #healthiswealth #loveoffood #loveyourself #love #selflove #selfcare #practitioner #positivevibes #springvibes #toronto #torontofoodie #torontolife #succulents #yellow #april #basil #pesto #chicken #glutenfree #blissfull #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Sometimes I forget I had major surgery but my body sure as hell reminds me. Tomorrow marks 7 weeks post op & I seriously cannot believe it's already been almost 2 months. Saturday I did some spring cleaning and boy was i feteling it the next day. Ignoring our bodies is the highest disservice we are doing to ourselves! . . I've been introducing different foods and so far Little Miss Piggy ๐Ÿท approves! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™† . . . Felt like having something refreshing simple and comforting. I basically wanted a dish that had me feeling like it was actually SPRING weather! Dinner tonight was a homemade basil pesto with hemp hearts & @yvforganic chicken tenders that were oh so juicy and tender (best chicken ever!) I used @bobsredmill #gf  flour blend, with some spices and herbs and voila. Homemade nuggets, yes plz! . . What dish reminds you of SPRING?!! ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ . . . #ibdwontstopme  #ileostomy  #ibdwarrior  #surgery  #nutrition  #nutritionist  #holistichealing  #healthiswealth  #loveoffood  #loveyourself  #love  #selflove  #selfcare  #practitioner  #positivevibes  #springvibes  #toronto  #torontofoodie  #torontolife  #succulents  #yellow  #april  #basil  #pesto  #chicken  #glutenfree  #blissfull  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
AM toast done 2 ways ๐Ÿ™†
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#food #foodie #breakfast
#lunch #healthy #healthiswealth #holistichealing #nutritionist #practitioner #itsalifestyle #loveoffood #loveyourself #selflove #selfcare #healing #avocado #avocadotoast #enjoylife #enjoylife #ibdwontstopme #ibd #crohnscolitis #colitiswarrior #resilience #strength #ileostomy #livinglife #positivevibes #bliss #yourwaytobliss
AM toast done 2 ways ๐Ÿ™† . . . ๐Ÿƒ avocado w. minced garlic, manuka honey and tumeric powder & lotsa Himalayan pink salt . ๐Ÿƒ who can guess the second one? . . . #food  #foodie  #breakfast  #lunch  #healthy  #healthiswealth  #holistichealing  #nutritionist  #practitioner  #itsalifestyle  #loveoffood  #loveyourself  #selflove  #selfcare  #healing  #avocado  #avocadotoast  #enjoylife  #enjoylife  #ibdwontstopme  #ibd  #crohnscolitis  #colitiswarrior  #resilience  #strength  #ileostomy  #livinglife  #positivevibes  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
So true! ๐Ÿ’œ  #IBDSuperHeroes 
Regram - @yourwaytobliss:
YES! โ˜
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5 weeks post op & I'm feeling much better. Rewind back to just a couple of weeks after surgery and I was a mess. I was on all kinds of pain killers, high dose steroids (#prednisone) and not to mention,  I was really sick prior to going under. All these played a huge role in recovery. I was in a deep dark hole and felt hopeless and lifeless. I couldn't see the opening of that hole and wanted to bury myself deeper and deeper. .
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Today, I'm loving my new life with my stoma; Miss Piggy! It's an adjustment and sometimes I get frustrated but it's all good. I'm no longer in excruciating pain running to the nearest restroom; I'm eating without pain! How great is that! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡ I do however have to take it easy still. My new "plumbing" is still adjusting so that means shorter outings, light lifting, lots of rest, nutritional meals, proper hydration. TIME HEALS! .
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I'm focusing on the positive and the good in my life right now to help me heal. Life is tough I'm not doubting that. We're all dealing with our own problems but as long as we focus on the GOOD that's happening in our lives - we'll likely be just fine. .
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3 more weeks to go and I should be cleared to pick up my baby ๐Ÿถ #fingerscrossed ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ #IBDWONTSTOPME #colitis #crohns #crohnscolitis #crohnscolitiscanada #toronto #canada #awareness #ileostomy #ibdwarrior #colitisfighter #health #healthiswealth #itsalifestyle #loveoffood #loveyourself #nutritionist #nutrition #practitioner #positivevibes #life #love #lovelife #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
So true! ๐Ÿ’œ #IBDSuperHeroes  Regram - @yourwaytobliss: YES! โ˜ . . 5 weeks post op & I'm feeling much better. Rewind back to just a couple of weeks after surgery and I was a mess. I was on all kinds of pain killers, high dose steroids (#prednisone ) and not to mention, I was really sick prior to going under. All these played a huge role in recovery. I was in a deep dark hole and felt hopeless and lifeless. I couldn't see the opening of that hole and wanted to bury myself deeper and deeper. . . . Today, I'm loving my new life with my stoma; Miss Piggy! It's an adjustment and sometimes I get frustrated but it's all good. I'm no longer in excruciating pain running to the nearest restroom; I'm eating without pain! How great is that! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡ I do however have to take it easy still. My new "plumbing" is still adjusting so that means shorter outings, light lifting, lots of rest, nutritional meals, proper hydration. TIME HEALS! . . . I'm focusing on the positive and the good in my life right now to help me heal. Life is tough I'm not doubting that. We're all dealing with our own problems but as long as we focus on the GOOD that's happening in our lives - we'll likely be just fine. . . . 3 more weeks to go and I should be cleared to pick up my baby ๐Ÿถ #fingerscrossed  ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ #IBDWONTSTOPME  #colitis  #crohns  #crohnscolitis  #crohnscolitiscanada  #toronto  #canada  #awareness  #ileostomy  #ibdwarrior  #colitisfighter  #health  #healthiswealth  #itsalifestyle  #loveoffood  #loveyourself  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #practitioner  #positivevibes  #life  #love  #lovelife  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
#IBDSuperHeroes regram - @yourwaytobliss:
So happy to be eating without any pain. So happy to be eating. Period. ๐Ÿ’ƒ "SO CAN YOU EAT ANYTHING NOW?" - my answer is this. I was able to eat anything before however I CHOSE not to. I chose to try my best and heal my body with food and while I wasn't 100% successful, I did notice my body was much better at coping with the inflammation present (ie; flare up). I chose to avoid that pain. It was a choice. Now fast forward post op - I have no colon. I did have a colon that was severly damaged and caused pain when food slid on by. Some would argue that without a colon,  there is freedom to indulge in wine, caffeine, gluten, dairy etc....foods that were intolerable before. Everyone is different I can't stress that enough!  I will still continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat foods that nourish me and fuel my body. Having said that, I may be able to get away with incorporating a lot more of these foods into my diet. However, like Hippocrate stated "let food be thy medicine"  There are certain foods that are better for us than others (regardless if you have #ibd or not). I'll regularly have my superfood smoothies but will enjoy a burger and fries from time to time (if of course my body responds well). I made a commitment to myself years ago to honour my body, listening to it and eating foods that make me feel great!  Pre op, I was on very strict diets but now I can practice a lot more balance and to be honest, it's a  healthier way. This surgery was for the best after all. It's so true - you don't believe me, try it - once you feed yourself healthy beneficial foods your body will thank you & will begin to crave those foods packed with nutrition. I'm slowly introducing foods back into my diet because with an #ileostomy there is a chance of bowel obstruction. So I'm playing it safe as possible. Wish me luck ๐Ÿฆ„โœŒ ๐ŸŽค .
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#food #foodie #anxiety #IBDWONTSTOPME #colitis #crohns #crohnscolitis #crohnscolitiscanada #toronto #canada #awareness #ileostomy #ibdwarrior #colitisfighter #health #healthiswealth #itsalifestyle #loveoffood #loveyourself #nutritionist #nutrition #practitioner #positivevibes
#IBDSuperHeroes  regram - @yourwaytobliss: So happy to be eating without any pain. So happy to be eating. Period. ๐Ÿ’ƒ "SO CAN YOU EAT ANYTHING NOW?" - my answer is this. I was able to eat anything before however I CHOSE not to. I chose to try my best and heal my body with food and while I wasn't 100% successful, I did notice my body was much better at coping with the inflammation present (ie; flare up). I chose to avoid that pain. It was a choice. Now fast forward post op - I have no colon. I did have a colon that was severly damaged and caused pain when food slid on by. Some would argue that without a colon, there is freedom to indulge in wine, caffeine, gluten, dairy etc....foods that were intolerable before. Everyone is different I can't stress that enough! I will still continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat foods that nourish me and fuel my body. Having said that, I may be able to get away with incorporating a lot more of these foods into my diet. However, like Hippocrate stated "let food be thy medicine" There are certain foods that are better for us than others (regardless if you have #ibd  or not). I'll regularly have my superfood smoothies but will enjoy a burger and fries from time to time (if of course my body responds well). I made a commitment to myself years ago to honour my body, listening to it and eating foods that make me feel great! Pre op, I was on very strict diets but now I can practice a lot more balance and to be honest, it's a healthier way. This surgery was for the best after all. It's so true - you don't believe me, try it - once you feed yourself healthy beneficial foods your body will thank you & will begin to crave those foods packed with nutrition. I'm slowly introducing foods back into my diet because with an #ileostomy  there is a chance of bowel obstruction. So I'm playing it safe as possible. Wish me luck ๐Ÿฆ„โœŒ ๐ŸŽค . . #food  #foodie  #anxiety  #IBDWONTSTOPME  #colitis  #crohns  #crohnscolitis  #crohnscolitiscanada  #toronto  #canada  #awareness  #ileostomy  #ibdwarrior  #colitisfighter  #health  #healthiswealth  #itsalifestyle  #loveoffood  #loveyourself  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #practitioner  #positivevibes 
So happy to be eating without any pain. So happy to be eating. Period. ๐Ÿ’ƒ "SO CAN YOU EAT ANYTHING NOW?" - my answer is this. I was able to eat anything before however I CHOSE not to. I chose to try my best and heal my body with food and while I wasn't 100% successful, I did notice my body was much better at coping with the inflammation present (ie; flare up). I chose to avoid that pain. It was a choice. Now fast forward post op - I have no colon. I did have a colon that was severly damaged and caused pain when food slid on by. Some would argue that without a colon,  there is freedom to indulge in wine, caffeine, gluten, dairy etc....foods that were intolerable before. Everyone is different I can't stress that enough!  I will still continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat foods that nourish me and fuel my body. Having said that, I may be able to get away with incorporating a lot more of these foods into my diet. However, like Hippocrate stated "let food be thy medicine"  There are certain foods that are better for us than others (regardless if you have #ibd or not). I'll regularly have my superfood smoothies but will enjoy a burger and fries from time to time (if of course my body responds well). I made a commitment to myself years ago to honour my body, listening to it and eating foods that make me feel great!  Pre op, I was on very strict diets but now I can practice a lot more balance and to be honest, it's a  healthier way. This surgery was for the best after all. It's so true - you don't believe me, try it - once you feed yourself healthy beneficial foods your body will thank you & will begin to crave those foods packed with nutrition. I'm slowly introducing foods back into my diet because with an #ileostomy there is a chance of bowel obstruction. So I'm playing it safe as possible. Wish me luck ๐Ÿฆ„โœŒ ๐ŸŽค .
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#food #foodie #anxiety #IBDWONTSTOPME #colitis #crohns #crohnscolitis #crohnscolitiscanada #toronto #canada #awareness #ileostomy #ibdwarrior #colitisfighter #health #healthiswealth #itsalifestyle #loveoffood #loveyourself #nutritionist #nutrition #practitioner #positivevibes #life #love #lovelife #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
So happy to be eating without any pain. So happy to be eating. Period. ๐Ÿ’ƒ "SO CAN YOU EAT ANYTHING NOW?" - my answer is this. I was able to eat anything before however I CHOSE not to. I chose to try my best and heal my body with food and while I wasn't 100% successful, I did notice my body was much better at coping with the inflammation present (ie; flare up). I chose to avoid that pain. It was a choice. Now fast forward post op - I have no colon. I did have a colon that was severly damaged and caused pain when food slid on by. Some would argue that without a colon, there is freedom to indulge in wine, caffeine, gluten, dairy etc....foods that were intolerable before. Everyone is different I can't stress that enough! I will still continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat foods that nourish me and fuel my body. Having said that, I may be able to get away with incorporating a lot more of these foods into my diet. However, like Hippocrate stated "let food be thy medicine" There are certain foods that are better for us than others (regardless if you have #ibd  or not). I'll regularly have my superfood smoothies but will enjoy a burger and fries from time to time (if of course my body responds well). I made a commitment to myself years ago to honour my body, listening to it and eating foods that make me feel great! Pre op, I was on very strict diets but now I can practice a lot more balance and to be honest, it's a healthier way. This surgery was for the best after all. It's so true - you don't believe me, try it - once you feed yourself healthy beneficial foods your body will thank you & will begin to crave those foods packed with nutrition. I'm slowly introducing foods back into my diet because with an #ileostomy  there is a chance of bowel obstruction. So I'm playing it safe as possible. Wish me luck ๐Ÿฆ„โœŒ ๐ŸŽค . . . . #food  #foodie  #anxiety  #IBDWONTSTOPME  #colitis  #crohns  #crohnscolitis  #crohnscolitiscanada  #toronto  #canada  #awareness  #ileostomy  #ibdwarrior  #colitisfighter  #health  #healthiswealth  #itsalifestyle  #loveoffood  #loveyourself  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #practitioner  #positivevibes  #life  #love  #lovelife  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
So true! ๐Ÿ’œ  #IBDSuperHeroes 
Regram - @yourwaytobliss:
YES! โ˜
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5 weeks post op & I'm feeling much better. Rewind back to just a couple of weeks after surgery and I was a mess. I was on all kinds of pain killers, high dose steroids (#prednisone) and not to mention,  I was really sick prior to going under. All these played a huge role in recovery. I was in a deep dark hole and felt hopeless and lifeless. I couldn't see the opening of that hole and wanted to bury myself deeper and deeper. .
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Today, I'm loving my new life with my stoma; Miss Piggy! It's an adjustment and sometimes I get frustrated but it's all good. I'm no longer in excruciating pain running to the nearest restroom; I'm eating without pain! How great is that! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡ I do however have to take it easy still. My new "plumbing" is still adjusting so that means shorter outings, light lifting, lots of rest, nutritional meals, proper hydration. TIME HEALS! .
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I'm focusing on the positive and the good in my life right now to help me heal. Life is tough I'm not doubting that. We're all dealing with our own problems but as long as we focus on the GOOD that's happening in our lives - we'll likely be just fine. .
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3 more weeks to go and I should be cleared to pick up my baby ๐Ÿถ #fingerscrossed ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ #IBDWONTSTOPME #colitis #crohns #crohnscolitis #crohnscolitiscanada #toronto #canada #awareness #ileostomy #ibdwarrior #colitisfighter #health #healthiswealth #itsalifestyle #loveoffood #loveyourself #nutritionist #nutrition #practitioner #positivevibes #life #love #lovelife #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
So true! ๐Ÿ’œ #IBDSuperHeroes  Regram - @yourwaytobliss: YES! โ˜ . . 5 weeks post op & I'm feeling much better. Rewind back to just a couple of weeks after surgery and I was a mess. I was on all kinds of pain killers, high dose steroids (#prednisone ) and not to mention, I was really sick prior to going under. All these played a huge role in recovery. I was in a deep dark hole and felt hopeless and lifeless. I couldn't see the opening of that hole and wanted to bury myself deeper and deeper. . . . Today, I'm loving my new life with my stoma; Miss Piggy! It's an adjustment and sometimes I get frustrated but it's all good. I'm no longer in excruciating pain running to the nearest restroom; I'm eating without pain! How great is that! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡ I do however have to take it easy still. My new "plumbing" is still adjusting so that means shorter outings, light lifting, lots of rest, nutritional meals, proper hydration. TIME HEALS! . . . I'm focusing on the positive and the good in my life right now to help me heal. Life is tough I'm not doubting that. We're all dealing with our own problems but as long as we focus on the GOOD that's happening in our lives - we'll likely be just fine. . . . 3 more weeks to go and I should be cleared to pick up my baby ๐Ÿถ #fingerscrossed  ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ #IBDWONTSTOPME  #colitis  #crohns  #crohnscolitis  #crohnscolitiscanada  #toronto  #canada  #awareness  #ileostomy  #ibdwarrior  #colitisfighter  #health  #healthiswealth  #itsalifestyle  #loveoffood  #loveyourself  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #practitioner  #positivevibes  #life  #love  #lovelife  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
YES! โ˜
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5 weeks post op & I'm feeling much better. Rewind back to just a couple of weeks after surgery and I was a mess. I was on all kinds of pain killers, high dose steroids (#prednisone) and not to mention,  I was really sick prior to going under. All these played a huge role in recovery. I was in a deep dark hole and felt hopeless and lifeless. I couldn't see the opening of that hole and wanted to bury myself deeper and deeper. .
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Today, I'm loving my new life with my stoma; Miss Piggy! It's an adjustment and sometimes I get frustrated but it's all good. I'm no longer in excruciating pain running to the nearest restroom; I'm eating without pain! How great is that! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡ I do however have to take it easy still. My new "plumbing" is still adjusting so that means shorter outings, light lifting, lots of rest, nutritional meals, proper hydration. TIME HEALS! .
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I'm focusing on the positive and the good in my life right now to help me heal. Life is tough I'm not doubting that. We're all dealing with our own problems but as long as we focus on the GOOD that's happening in our lives - we'll likely be just fine. .
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3 more weeks to go and I should be cleared to pick up my baby ๐Ÿถ #fingerscrossed ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ #IBDWONTSTOPME #colitis #crohns #crohnscolitis #crohnscolitiscanada #toronto #canada #awareness #ileostomy #ibdwarrior #colitisfighter #health #healthiswealth #itsalifestyle #loveoffood #loveyourself #nutritionist #nutrition #practitioner #positivevibes #life #love #lovelife #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
YES! โ˜ . . 5 weeks post op & I'm feeling much better. Rewind back to just a couple of weeks after surgery and I was a mess. I was on all kinds of pain killers, high dose steroids (#prednisone ) and not to mention, I was really sick prior to going under. All these played a huge role in recovery. I was in a deep dark hole and felt hopeless and lifeless. I couldn't see the opening of that hole and wanted to bury myself deeper and deeper. . . . Today, I'm loving my new life with my stoma; Miss Piggy! It's an adjustment and sometimes I get frustrated but it's all good. I'm no longer in excruciating pain running to the nearest restroom; I'm eating without pain! How great is that! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡ I do however have to take it easy still. My new "plumbing" is still adjusting so that means shorter outings, light lifting, lots of rest, nutritional meals, proper hydration. TIME HEALS! . . . I'm focusing on the positive and the good in my life right now to help me heal. Life is tough I'm not doubting that. We're all dealing with our own problems but as long as we focus on the GOOD that's happening in our lives - we'll likely be just fine. . . . 3 more weeks to go and I should be cleared to pick up my baby ๐Ÿถ #fingerscrossed  ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ #IBDWONTSTOPME  #colitis  #crohns  #crohnscolitis  #crohnscolitiscanada  #toronto  #canada  #awareness  #ileostomy  #ibdwarrior  #colitisfighter  #health  #healthiswealth  #itsalifestyle  #loveoffood  #loveyourself  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #practitioner  #positivevibes  #life  #love  #lovelife  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Oatmeal sans the "oats" topped with pumpkin seed butter & banana ๐ŸŒ .
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Recipe: 
1 roasted spaghetti squash 
1 cup of coconut milk
Spices: allspice OR cinnamon and nutmeg 
Pinch of salt 
Maple syrup 
Combine cooked spaghetti squash in pot with coconut milk on medium high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to low simmer with lid half on. Simmer for 15 min stirring few times to avoid sticking. Combine all other ingredients and then blend for smooth consistency. Top with whatever your โค desires ๐Ÿ˜Š .
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#nutrition #food #realfood #healthiswealth#holisticnutrition#nutritionist#practitioner #love#loveoffood #selflove #selfcare #healing #balance#breakfast #faith #hope#resilience #instawarrior#ibdwontstopme #ibd #ibdwarrior #colitisfighter #colitiscrohnscommunity #ileostomy #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Oatmeal sans the "oats" topped with pumpkin seed butter & banana ๐ŸŒ . . Recipe: 1 roasted spaghetti squash 1 cup of coconut milk Spices: allspice OR cinnamon and nutmeg Pinch of salt Maple syrup Combine cooked spaghetti squash in pot with coconut milk on medium high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to low simmer with lid half on. Simmer for 15 min stirring few times to avoid sticking. Combine all other ingredients and then blend for smooth consistency. Top with whatever your โค desires ๐Ÿ˜Š . . . . . . #nutrition  #food  #realfood  #healthiswealth #holisticnutrition #nutritionist #practitioner  #love #loveoffood  #selflove  #selfcare  #healing  #balance #breakfast  #faith  #hope #resilience  #instawarrior #ibdwontstopme  #ibd  #ibdwarrior  #colitisfighter  #colitiscrohnscommunity  #ileostomy  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Non-traditional Easter dinner. Filet mignon, salmon, steamed carrots & broccoli with a baked sweet potato that I added cinnamon and pure maple syrup to once we got home. #texasroadhouse knocked it out of the ballpark again. I love that they cook things to order and do everything to prevent cross contamination.
Non-traditional Easter dinner. Filet mignon, salmon, steamed carrots & broccoli with a baked sweet potato that I added cinnamon and pure maple syrup to once we got home. #texasroadhouse  knocked it out of the ballpark again. I love that they cook things to order and do everything to prevent cross contamination.
Happy Easter yโ€™all. My appetizer might not look like yours but Iโ€™m loving it! Veggies, fruit, and AIP compliant black olives- hello, healthy fats. These easy to grab, easy to eat little bites are perfect for watching General Conference. Gotta love that technology can help me travel and still stay active in church, Scouts, and school. Iโ€™ve had some downs but I have many more ups.  Hereโ€™s hoping you have more ups than downs too.
Happy Easter yโ€™all. My appetizer might not look like yours but Iโ€™m loving it! Veggies, fruit, and AIP compliant black olives- hello, healthy fats. These easy to grab, easy to eat little bites are perfect for watching General Conference. Gotta love that technology can help me travel and still stay active in church, Scouts, and school. Iโ€™ve had some downs but I have many more ups. Hereโ€™s hoping you have more ups than downs too.
Having the scopes behind me is such a relief! If I never have to do that again I promise not to complain. This Easter Ever was a great one. Had dinner with @seanmonroe77 before he took me and @sherricrawford71 to the airport. Met a fantastic lady at the candy store in ORD. She asked that we pray for her. I didnโ€™t get her name. ๐Ÿ˜ข If youโ€™re the praying kind, please pray for the kind worker at the candy shop. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป We made it to our flight and guess what?!? Yep! I got to fly First Class AGAIN! If we keep this up Iโ€™m gonna need to join @thebucketlistfamily. ๐Ÿ˜‚ We were blessed to have @sloannaols taking care of us on the last leg of our journey. Heโ€™s a flight attendant but never flew before he got his job flying. WHAT?!? Well, thank goodness heโ€™s flying now. He made the trip so great. He helped me stay on track with AIP. Shout out to him & #unitedairlines. Another blessed day on my IBD journey. Ugh! And I forgot my new ring light in Ohio. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I promise the quality of my pictures will get better one day. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ
Having the scopes behind me is such a relief! If I never have to do that again I promise not to complain. This Easter Ever was a great one. Had dinner with @seanmonroe77 before he took me and @sherricrawford71 to the airport. Met a fantastic lady at the candy store in ORD. She asked that we pray for her. I didnโ€™t get her name. ๐Ÿ˜ข If youโ€™re the praying kind, please pray for the kind worker at the candy shop. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป We made it to our flight and guess what?!? Yep! I got to fly First Class AGAIN! If we keep this up Iโ€™m gonna need to join @thebucketlistfamily. ๐Ÿ˜‚ We were blessed to have @sloannaols taking care of us on the last leg of our journey. Heโ€™s a flight attendant but never flew before he got his job flying. WHAT?!? Well, thank goodness heโ€™s flying now. He made the trip so great. He helped me stay on track with AIP. Shout out to him & #unitedairlines . Another blessed day on my IBD journey. Ugh! And I forgot my new ring light in Ohio. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I promise the quality of my pictures will get better one day. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ
Listening to our bodies can be extremely challenging. When wet fail to do so, our body begins to shout in the form of symptoms.  Slowing down for me has always been difficult. That is why I practice yoga! It helps me unwind, relax, and let go. I practice yoga to get better at living NOT to get better at yoga. I don't practice with the intention of staying in a 5 minute headstand - I practice each day with an open heart ready to take and leave what is necessary. .
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Week 3 out of surgery and I must say that I'm noticing healing and I couldn't be happier. Lots of ppl who suffer from #IBD come across complications and so far I'm doing well and I thank the LORD! Things could be a lot worse and so here I am feeling blessed.  Before I know it I'll be back to  my regular routine and continously reminding myself to 
S L O W  the  f#k down!  But for now, it's Netflix & chill with all my cozy blankies ๐Ÿ™ .
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When I think back to those almost 3 weeks in hospital I become very anxious and scared. I went through major surgery #ileostomy and I don't quite think that's registered yet. Lots of what happened in hospital I don't remember. Or am I blocking it out perhaps?! I'm not sure. It's important to talk to someone and that's what I intend to do. I may have suffered some post traumatic stress because when I think back to the pain and agony my heart sinks. For those of you out there dealing with the debilitating symptoms of #IBD please know you're not alone and that it can get better. Ask for support. Ask for help .
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Life is really beautiful.  I'm alive. I have a roof over my head. I'm surrounded by ppl who love me. I have the cutest dog. I have food and water. What more can I ask for?! Thanks again to all those who've checked in during this difficult time.  Your love and care is deeply felt โค๐ŸŒŸ
Listening to our bodies can be extremely challenging. When wet fail to do so, our body begins to shout in the form of symptoms. Slowing down for me has always been difficult. That is why I practice yoga! It helps me unwind, relax, and let go. I practice yoga to get better at living NOT to get better at yoga. I don't practice with the intention of staying in a 5 minute headstand - I practice each day with an open heart ready to take and leave what is necessary. . . Week 3 out of surgery and I must say that I'm noticing healing and I couldn't be happier. Lots of ppl who suffer from #IBD  come across complications and so far I'm doing well and I thank the LORD! Things could be a lot worse and so here I am feeling blessed. Before I know it I'll be back to my regular routine and continously reminding myself to S L O W the f#k  down! But for now, it's Netflix & chill with all my cozy blankies ๐Ÿ™ . . When I think back to those almost 3 weeks in hospital I become very anxious and scared. I went through major surgery #ileostomy  and I don't quite think that's registered yet. Lots of what happened in hospital I don't remember. Or am I blocking it out perhaps?! I'm not sure. It's important to talk to someone and that's what I intend to do. I may have suffered some post traumatic stress because when I think back to the pain and agony my heart sinks. For those of you out there dealing with the debilitating symptoms of #IBD  please know you're not alone and that it can get better. Ask for support. Ask for help . . Life is really beautiful. I'm alive. I have a roof over my head. I'm surrounded by ppl who love me. I have the cutest dog. I have food and water. What more can I ask for?! Thanks again to all those who've checked in during this difficult time. Your love and care is deeply felt โค๐ŸŒŸ
๐ŸŒŸ Golden Bone Broth ๐ŸŒŸ

Benefits of bone broth : ๐ŸŒŸ boosts immune system ๐ŸŒŸ radiant skin
๐ŸŒŸ improved gut health ๐ŸŒŸ protects joints 
Even though this beautiful tasty nutritional liquid gold didn't heal my oh so damaged colon, I'm still a fan and will continue sipping on this warm comforting drink. It kept me nourished during my #ibd flare due to all the nutrients, amino acids, collagen, gelatin and trace minerals. Fast forward a month, post surgery and I'm continuing to sip cups throughout the day especially these days because solid food isn't sitting so well. My surgeon and nurses say it's normal as my GI tract is slowly adjusting. Everything I'm eating is bloating me and it feels like I just ate a Thanksgiving lunch!! VERY uncomfortable feeling but much better than symptoms of a flare up. Time heals and I have to be patient. Patience is a virtue my friends ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–‘ Planning something really exciting with my oh so delicious bone broth. Stay tuned! .
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#healthiswealth #holisticnutrition #nutritionist #holistichealing #holistichealth #nutrition #practitioner #bonebroth #guthealth #ibd #ibdawareness #ibdwontstopme #ibdflare #surgery #stoma #ileostomy #ibdwarrior #nourish #selfcare #selflove #healing #instagood #instawarrior #RESILIENCE #strength #determination #health #wellness #bliss #yourwaytobliss
๐ŸŒŸ Golden Bone Broth ๐ŸŒŸ Benefits of bone broth : ๐ŸŒŸ boosts immune system ๐ŸŒŸ radiant skin ๐ŸŒŸ improved gut health ๐ŸŒŸ protects joints Even though this beautiful tasty nutritional liquid gold didn't heal my oh so damaged colon, I'm still a fan and will continue sipping on this warm comforting drink. It kept me nourished during my #ibd  flare due to all the nutrients, amino acids, collagen, gelatin and trace minerals. Fast forward a month, post surgery and I'm continuing to sip cups throughout the day especially these days because solid food isn't sitting so well. My surgeon and nurses say it's normal as my GI tract is slowly adjusting. Everything I'm eating is bloating me and it feels like I just ate a Thanksgiving lunch!! VERY uncomfortable feeling but much better than symptoms of a flare up. Time heals and I have to be patient. Patience is a virtue my friends ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–‘ Planning something really exciting with my oh so delicious bone broth. Stay tuned! . . . . #healthiswealth  #holisticnutrition  #nutritionist  #holistichealing  #holistichealth  #nutrition  #practitioner  #bonebroth  #guthealth  #ibd  #ibdawareness  #ibdwontstopme  #ibdflare  #surgery  #stoma  #ileostomy  #ibdwarrior  #nourish  #selfcare  #selflove  #healing  #instagood  #instawarrior  #RESILIENCE  #strength  #determination  #health  #wellness  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
My strong, loving and supportive family who never left my side. I โค them more than life itself and am forever grateful for having them in my life!!! .
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#support #family #familylife #familyovereverything #love #grateful #blessed #crohnscolitis #COLITISWARRIOR #colitisfighter #surgery #ILEOSTOMYRECOVERY #postileostomy #healthiswealth #holisticnutrition #nutritionist #holistichealing #teacher #yogi #loveroflife #loveyourself #lovedayiseveryday #ibdwarrior #IBDWONTSTOPME #ibdawareness #yourwaytobliss #bliss
My strong, loving and supportive family who never left my side. I โค them more than life itself and am forever grateful for having them in my life!!! . . . #support  #family  #familylife  #familyovereverything  #love  #grateful  #blessed  #crohnscolitis  #COLITISWARRIOR  #colitisfighter  #surgery  #ILEOSTOMYRECOVERY  #postileostomy  #healthiswealth  #holisticnutrition  #nutritionist  #holistichealing  #teacher  #yogi  #loveroflife  #loveyourself  #lovedayiseveryday  #ibdwarrior  #IBDWONTSTOPME  #ibdawareness  #yourwaytobliss  #bliss 
Hands up high if you've been on prednisone and can relate?! ๐Ÿ–‘๐Ÿ– One of the LESS serious side effects of this medication.
 The good thing is, that the atrocious side effects are reversible. If you're on high dose prednisone right now and feeling like this is the end please know you can beat this and as you taper down the side effects will reverse! Trust me, I know how hard it is but just keep telling yourself that these drugs will not win! .
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There are so many side effects of this medication and since I was on it prior to surgery, the recovery time has been a challenge BECAUSE of all the mental side effects. There was one day I was begging my family to let me die. I went as far as to punch myself in the face. Suicidal thoughts are a serious side effect and shouldn't be taken lightly.  I'm so grateful I have such a supportive loving selfless #FAMILY that was by my side the entire way. They kept reassuring me that those thoughts would pass and sure enough a few days later and they have ๐Ÿ˜‡โค
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#inflammation #ibdwarrior #IBDWONTSTOPME #COLITISWARRIOR #crohnscolitis #crohnsfighter #healthiswealth #holisticnutrition #nutritionist #holistichealing #teacher #lifelonglearner #prednisonesfault #PREDNISONE #food #foodie #cantstop #instagood #instawarrior #HUNGRY #hangry #yourwaytobliss #bliss #toronto #canada
Hands up high if you've been on prednisone and can relate?! ๐Ÿ–‘๐Ÿ– One of the LESS serious side effects of this medication. The good thing is, that the atrocious side effects are reversible. If you're on high dose prednisone right now and feeling like this is the end please know you can beat this and as you taper down the side effects will reverse! Trust me, I know how hard it is but just keep telling yourself that these drugs will not win! . . . There are so many side effects of this medication and since I was on it prior to surgery, the recovery time has been a challenge BECAUSE of all the mental side effects. There was one day I was begging my family to let me die. I went as far as to punch myself in the face. Suicidal thoughts are a serious side effect and shouldn't be taken lightly. I'm so grateful I have such a supportive loving selfless #FAMILY  that was by my side the entire way. They kept reassuring me that those thoughts would pass and sure enough a few days later and they have ๐Ÿ˜‡โค . . . #inflammation  #ibdwarrior  #IBDWONTSTOPME  #COLITISWARRIOR  #crohnscolitis  #crohnsfighter  #healthiswealth  #holisticnutrition  #nutritionist  #holistichealing  #teacher  #lifelonglearner  #prednisonesfault  #PREDNISONE  #food  #foodie  #cantstop  #instagood  #instawarrior  #HUNGRY  #hangry  #yourwaytobliss  #bliss  #toronto  #canada 
Missing my fresh crisp nutritious salads! Post surgery meals include lots of carbs (including SALTY chips) and while I'm enjoying every minute my body is definitely beginning to crave GREENS! I'm telling you, once you begin to change your diet to a healthier one, your body understands this and craves the good nutritious stuff over the devoid of nutrient foods. Counting down the months when I can enjoy a nice fresh salad again! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ
In the meantime I'll enjoy all the chips (NON-GMO of course ๐Ÿ˜‰) .
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#nutritionist #nutrients #macro #micro #holistichealing #holisticnutrition #healthiswealth #salad #greens #selflove #balance #yogi #teacher #lifelonglearner #ibdwarrior #colitisfighter #ibdwontstopme #POSTILEOSTOMY #ilieostomy #health #wellness #resilience #instawarrior #instagood #lifeisbeautiful #thankful #grateful #toronto #canada #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Missing my fresh crisp nutritious salads! Post surgery meals include lots of carbs (including SALTY chips) and while I'm enjoying every minute my body is definitely beginning to crave GREENS! I'm telling you, once you begin to change your diet to a healthier one, your body understands this and craves the good nutritious stuff over the devoid of nutrient foods. Counting down the months when I can enjoy a nice fresh salad again! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ In the meantime I'll enjoy all the chips (NON-GMO of course ๐Ÿ˜‰) . . . #nutritionist  #nutrients  #macro  #micro  #holistichealing  #holisticnutrition  #healthiswealth  #salad  #greens  #selflove  #balance  #yogi  #teacher  #lifelonglearner  #ibdwarrior  #colitisfighter  #ibdwontstopme  #POSTILEOSTOMY  #ilieostomy  #health  #wellness  #resilience  #instawarrior  #instagood  #lifeisbeautiful  #thankful  #grateful  #toronto  #canada  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Pre-surgery mood ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ–‘๐Ÿ– March 1 2018
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Prior to removing my colon; I was super extatic and ready for this new journey. My #ulcerativecolitis was severely inflamed and all I wanted was relief! Looking back, I can say that I was so damn brave and determined. I wasn't scared in the least. I just wanted to feel better. I knew my life was about to change but I didn't realize to what extent. .
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17 days later and here I am.  Lying at home feeling so happy to be home but also quite anxious. Rest rest rest is all I need. I'll post a "post surgery" photo at a later time and share how I went from asking my family to photograph/document my days leading up to surgery to begging my family to let me die and end my suffering. .
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#ulcerativecolitis #ibdwontstopme #colonfreezone #inflammation #colitisfighter #colitiscrohnscommunity #ileostomy #surgery #strength #faith #hope #love #family #hope #resilience #instawarrior #instagood #instafood #holistichealth #holistichealing #healing #balance #nutrition #nutritionist #healthiswealth #life #fighter #happydays #positivevibes #bliss #yourwaytobliss
Pre-surgery mood ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ–‘๐Ÿ– March 1 2018 . . . Prior to removing my colon; I was super extatic and ready for this new journey. My #ulcerativecolitis  was severely inflamed and all I wanted was relief! Looking back, I can say that I was so damn brave and determined. I wasn't scared in the least. I just wanted to feel better. I knew my life was about to change but I didn't realize to what extent. . . 17 days later and here I am. Lying at home feeling so happy to be home but also quite anxious. Rest rest rest is all I need. I'll post a "post surgery" photo at a later time and share how I went from asking my family to photograph/document my days leading up to surgery to begging my family to let me die and end my suffering. . . #ulcerativecolitis  #ibdwontstopme  #colonfreezone  #inflammation  #colitisfighter  #colitiscrohnscommunity  #ileostomy  #surgery  #strength  #faith  #hope  #love  #family  #hope  #resilience  #instawarrior  #instagood  #instafood  #holistichealth  #holistichealing  #healing  #balance  #nutrition  #nutritionist  #healthiswealth  #life  #fighter  #happydays  #positivevibes  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Words cannot express how I'm feeling this morning.  The past 2 weeks in hospital have been an absolute blur.  Good days followed by atrocious days,followed by never ending days. .
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It's been an emotional roller coaster pre and post surgery and I can only hope and pray that it only gets better from here. Being discharged from hospital is great news but comes with a shit load of anxiety. With the click of a button I have a doctor/nurse attending to me. The thought of having to be readmitted and passing through the ER makes me nauseas as hell but positive thinking is my only job right now
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All the pain and suffering had me questioning my decision to go through with surgery however I know in my โค that this was  the right path for me.
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I have felt tremendously loved and cared for and words can never express my gratitude. My mom's nickname at hospital has been #supermom ๐Ÿ˜„ 
All day every day she was here making sure I was well taken care of. "I wouldn't wanna get on your bad side" was  a doctor's response when my mother went after him when I was unconscious and unable to be my own advocate
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I'm not even sure these words I'm typing are even making sense (#prednisonesfault) but I felt the need to get on here and reconnect because the past couple weeks I've felt completely isolated and really miss my online family
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Pain. Suffering. Tragedy. Makes us stronger and better equipped to handle what's next.  It helps us help others and I believe that's a huge part of why we're here - to help those that need it most
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SIMPLY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AND ALL THE MESSAGES, THE FLOWERS, THE FOOD, THE PRAYERS, THE POSITIVITY, THE SUPPORT, THE TOOLS TO HELP ME WHILE IN HERE, THE BABYSITTING ๐Ÿถ  EVERYTHING HAS BEEN APPRECIATED AND I'M FOREVER GRATEFUL AND BLESSED ๐Ÿ’š you all! .
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#hopsitalselfie #ulcerativecolitis #ileostomy #surgery #hospitalssuck #sick #butstronger #healthiswealth #preventative #smile #ibdwontstopme #ibdflare #colitisfighter #brave #misspiggy #faith #hope #peace #positivevibes #bliss #prayer #God #universe ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’› Cannot wait to see my pupa and sleep in my own bed!!!!!
Words cannot express how I'm feeling this morning. The past 2 weeks in hospital have been an absolute blur. Good days followed by atrocious days,followed by never ending days. . . . It's been an emotional roller coaster pre and post surgery and I can only hope and pray that it only gets better from here. Being discharged from hospital is great news but comes with a shit load of anxiety. With the click of a button I have a doctor/nurse attending to me. The thought of having to be readmitted and passing through the ER makes me nauseas as hell but positive thinking is my only job right now . . . All the pain and suffering had me questioning my decision to go through with surgery however I know in my โค that this was the right path for me. . . . I have felt tremendously loved and cared for and words can never express my gratitude. My mom's nickname at hospital has been #supermom  ๐Ÿ˜„ All day every day she was here making sure I was well taken care of. "I wouldn't wanna get on your bad side" was a doctor's response when my mother went after him when I was unconscious and unable to be my own advocate . . I'm not even sure these words I'm typing are even making sense (#prednisonesfault ) but I felt the need to get on here and reconnect because the past couple weeks I've felt completely isolated and really miss my online family . . . Pain. Suffering. Tragedy. Makes us stronger and better equipped to handle what's next. It helps us help others and I believe that's a huge part of why we're here - to help those that need it most . . SIMPLY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AND ALL THE MESSAGES, THE FLOWERS, THE FOOD, THE PRAYERS, THE POSITIVITY, THE SUPPORT, THE TOOLS TO HELP ME WHILE IN HERE, THE BABYSITTING ๐Ÿถ EVERYTHING HAS BEEN APPRECIATED AND I'M FOREVER GRATEFUL AND BLESSED ๐Ÿ’š you all! . . #hopsitalselfie  #ulcerativecolitis  #ileostomy  #surgery  #hospitalssuck  #sick  #butstronger  #healthiswealth  #preventative  #smile  #ibdwontstopme  #ibdflare  #colitisfighter  #brave  #misspiggy  #faith  #hope  #peace  #positivevibes  #bliss  #prayer  #God  #universe  ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’› Cannot wait to see my pupa and sleep in my own bed!!!!!
1. What are you running away from? &
2. Are you okay?! ๐Ÿ‘† those were the 2 questions I was asked in regards to my new haircut!
I chopped off my hair 2 weeks ago shortly after my colonoscopy which revealed severe inflammation in my left colon. I was watching tv one night and was admiring this beautiful haircut and kept thinking to myself; "why are you so scared just do it! " So I literally turned to my mother,ย  and asked if she wanted to drive me to find a SALON nearby that would cut my hair. It was almost 5pm and most salons were closing. WE drove all around the area and we finally found a hairsalon that could accommodate a crazy walk in wanting to make a drastic change ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ’œ

Fear. Fear is what kept me from doing something that I so very much wanted to do.ย  It's been years that I've been wanting to get a short do and never did because I was afraid of hating it.ย  Well that day I decided that I was just gonna do it โœ” and that's what I did. And for most ppl that know me, know that when I put my mind to something there's no backing down! Not running away from anything and hmm, maybe I'm not okay at this time but I sure as hell will be ๐Ÿ‘Š ๐Ÿ’œ ย Never be afraid. The only thing to fear is fear itself.ย  Allow yourself to be free. Live without fear. Choose love over fear. This disease has taught me many things - one of which is to be strong and live every day as if it were my last. The more I flare up the stronger I become.ย  The more I flare up the more I want to achieve and accomplish in this lifetime. And most importantly, the more brave I become. Brave to confront the obstacles ahead and brave to stand up for what it is I believe in regardless of what others think!!! ๐Ÿ’œ 
Our struggles, our suffering, our scars is what makes us who we are. Let that resonate. โœŒ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ
1. What are you running away from? & 2. Are you okay?! ๐Ÿ‘† those were the 2 questions I was asked in regards to my new haircut! I chopped off my hair 2 weeks ago shortly after my colonoscopy which revealed severe inflammation in my left colon. I was watching tv one night and was admiring this beautiful haircut and kept thinking to myself; "why are you so scared just do it! " So I literally turned to my mother,ย  and asked if she wanted to drive me to find a SALON nearby that would cut my hair. It was almost 5pm and most salons were closing. WE drove all around the area and we finally found a hairsalon that could accommodate a crazy walk in wanting to make a drastic change ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ’œ Fear. Fear is what kept me from doing something that I so very much wanted to do.ย  It's been years that I've been wanting to get a short do and never did because I was afraid of hating it.ย  Well that day I decided that I was just gonna do it โœ” and that's what I did. And for most ppl that know me, know that when I put my mind to something there's no backing down! Not running away from anything and hmm, maybe I'm not okay at this time but I sure as hell will be ๐Ÿ‘Š ๐Ÿ’œ ย Never be afraid. The only thing to fear is fear itself.ย  Allow yourself to be free. Live without fear. Choose love over fear. This disease has taught me many things - one of which is to be strong and live every day as if it were my last. The more I flare up the stronger I become.ย  The more I flare up the more I want to achieve and accomplish in this lifetime. And most importantly, the more brave I become. Brave to confront the obstacles ahead and brave to stand up for what it is I believe in regardless of what others think!!! ๐Ÿ’œ Our struggles, our suffering, our scars is what makes us who we are. Let that resonate. โœŒ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ
During an IBD flare my body tolerates liquids a lot better than solids. Malnutrition is one of the reasons why IBD patients get hospitalized during an acute flare up. We eat and it hurts - we don't eat and we get depleted of vital nutrients the body needs especially during illness. So pretty much damned if we eat, damned if we don't. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ This is also why there is so much anxiety around eating. During a flare - food is very much associated with pain. Trying my best to avoid malnutrition these days and it seems to be working ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ซ So thankful I'm able to fight this flare at home as opposed to being admitted to hospital. .
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Sautรฉed onions on very low heat with EVOO
Swiss chard 
Chicken bone broth 
Herbamare 
Nutritional yeast
Blended in @vitamixca and my dinner ladies and gentleman
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#ibdwontstopme #ibdflare #ibd #crohns #colitis #colitisfighter #ibdawareness #ibdwarrior #autoimmunedisease #disease #invisibledisease #healthiswealth #holisticnutrition #holistichealing #nutritionist #practitioner #nutrition #malnutrition #greens #nutrients #vitamins #hydrate #fuel #yourwaytobliss #bliss ๐Ÿ’š
During an IBD flare my body tolerates liquids a lot better than solids. Malnutrition is one of the reasons why IBD patients get hospitalized during an acute flare up. We eat and it hurts - we don't eat and we get depleted of vital nutrients the body needs especially during illness. So pretty much damned if we eat, damned if we don't. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ This is also why there is so much anxiety around eating. During a flare - food is very much associated with pain. Trying my best to avoid malnutrition these days and it seems to be working ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ซ So thankful I'm able to fight this flare at home as opposed to being admitted to hospital. . . ๐Ÿ’š Sautรฉed onions on very low heat with EVOO Swiss chard Chicken bone broth Herbamare Nutritional yeast Blended in @vitamixca and my dinner ladies and gentleman ๐Ÿฝ . . . #ibdwontstopme  #ibdflare  #ibd  #crohns  #colitis  #colitisfighter  #ibdawareness  #ibdwarrior  #autoimmunedisease  #disease  #invisibledisease  #healthiswealth  #holisticnutrition  #holistichealing  #nutritionist  #practitioner  #nutrition  #malnutrition  #greens  #nutrients  #vitamins  #hydrate  #fuel  #yourwaytobliss  #bliss  ๐Ÿ’š
The affirmation card that chose me today reads: ๐Ÿ’› RELEASE: Love what is today; let go of what might have been ๐Ÿ’› .
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According to the World Health Organization, "being healthy is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." .
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We can live with disease yet be healthy and some can be without disease yet be very unhealthy, whether it be mentally or physically. Sometimes we don't even know it, that's why working on ourselves every single day is the best investment. 
Taking it day by day and letting go of what could have been is a challenge for me but this is my journey. I was meant to go through this and I plan on dealing with this as best as I possibly can. Continuing each day giving thanks for what I do have! Life is magical - it's about time we all realize this ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ
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#ibd #ibdawareness#ibdwontstopme #crohns #colitis #autoimmunedisease #disease #health #wellness #balance #love #loveyourself #investinyourself #selflove #selfcare #nutritionist #practitioner #nutrition #lifestyle #itsalifestyle #lovelife #letgo #release #givethanks #healthiswealth #holistichealing #bliss #yourwaytobliss
The affirmation card that chose me today reads: ๐Ÿ’› RELEASE: Love what is today; let go of what might have been ๐Ÿ’› . . . According to the World Health Organization, "being healthy is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." . . . We can live with disease yet be healthy and some can be without disease yet be very unhealthy, whether it be mentally or physically. Sometimes we don't even know it, that's why working on ourselves every single day is the best investment. Taking it day by day and letting go of what could have been is a challenge for me but this is my journey. I was meant to go through this and I plan on dealing with this as best as I possibly can. Continuing each day giving thanks for what I do have! Life is magical - it's about time we all realize this ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ . . . #ibd  #ibdawareness #ibdwontstopme  #crohns  #colitis  #autoimmunedisease  #disease  #health  #wellness  #balance  #love  #loveyourself  #investinyourself  #selflove  #selfcare  #nutritionist  #practitioner  #nutrition  #lifestyle  #itsalifestyle  #lovelife  #letgo  #release  #givethanks  #healthiswealth  #holistichealing  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
Really pleased with tonight's run with some of the faster club guys (they were going at conversation pace haha)
Wasn't quite the progressive I had on the plan.
Plan was: 
3 miles EZ at 10min/mile
2 miles steady at 9:25 min/mile
2 miles threshold at 8:10 min/mile.
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I think this more than makes up for a couple of rest days.
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Plus...perfect temperature tonight for running. Fantastic.
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#run #runner #runnersunite #Rundone #threshold #whatrunnersdo #marathontraining #goodforage #marathonrunner #distancerunner #ultratraining #manchestermarathon #ibdwontstopme #strava #race #clubrun #team #running #ukrunchat #motivation #feelsgood #timetoeatcake #asicsfrontrunner #runnersofig #thisgirlcan #ibdrunner #uc
Really pleased with tonight's run with some of the faster club guys (they were going at conversation pace haha) Wasn't quite the progressive I had on the plan. Plan was: 3 miles EZ at 10min/mile 2 miles steady at 9:25 min/mile 2 miles threshold at 8:10 min/mile. . I think this more than makes up for a couple of rest days. . Plus...perfect temperature tonight for running. Fantastic. . #run  #runner  #runnersunite  #Rundone  #threshold  #whatrunnersdo  #marathontraining  #goodforage  #marathonrunner  #distancerunner  #ultratraining  #manchestermarathon  #ibdwontstopme  #strava  #race  #clubrun  #team  #running  #ukrunchat  #motivation  #feelsgood  #timetoeatcake  #asicsfrontrunner  #runnersofig  #thisgirlcan  #ibdrunner  #uc 
5 spooky miles followed by carb city.
We run as a small group in my village on a Monday night and we went off road tonight, pitch black except our head torches.
Well..a fallen tree, abandoned battered car, random man in a field, lost coat and grave yard later and it was like a plot for  a horror film. 3 went out and luckily 3 returned.
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In IBD news, went to the GP and have meds on order, bloods tomorrow and rapid access to a consultant clinic next week. Feeling optimistic and so pleased we have a great and free NHS.
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#run #runner #running #urun #irun #werun #cold #spooky #pizza #carbs #eatallthecarbs #yum #marathonchat #marathonrunner #manchestermarathon #ibd #uc #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibdwontstopme #iwin  #strava #headtorchwanker
5 spooky miles followed by carb city. We run as a small group in my village on a Monday night and we went off road tonight, pitch black except our head torches. Well..a fallen tree, abandoned battered car, random man in a field, lost coat and grave yard later and it was like a plot for a horror film. 3 went out and luckily 3 returned. . In IBD news, went to the GP and have meds on order, bloods tomorrow and rapid access to a consultant clinic next week. Feeling optimistic and so pleased we have a great and free NHS. . #run  #runner  #running  #urun  #irun  #werun  #cold  #spooky  #pizza  #carbs  #eatallthecarbs  #yum  #marathonchat  #marathonrunner  #manchestermarathon  #ibd  #uc  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibdwontstopme  #iwin  #strava  #headtorchwanker 
During an IBD flare, liquid is all I can tolerate. Fortunately for me, I ๐Ÿ’œ smoothies. I don't remember what was in this one because most of the time I just throw in a bunch of ingredients and hope for the best. I also haven't had the energy to make my own and I'll be forever grateful to my wonderful partner who has been taking my orders for breakfast, lunch and dinner (delivery included) ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ
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#ibdwontstopme #ibdflare #colitisfighter #healthiswealth #nutritionist #nutrition #practitioner #healthandwellness #smoothy #thankful #love #peace #life #struggle #resilience #bliss #yourwaytobliss
During an IBD flare, liquid is all I can tolerate. Fortunately for me, I ๐Ÿ’œ smoothies. I don't remember what was in this one because most of the time I just throw in a bunch of ingredients and hope for the best. I also haven't had the energy to make my own and I'll be forever grateful to my wonderful partner who has been taking my orders for breakfast, lunch and dinner (delivery included) ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ . . . . #ibdwontstopme  #ibdflare  #colitisfighter  #healthiswealth  #nutritionist  #nutrition  #practitioner  #healthandwellness  #smoothy  #thankful  #love  #peace  #life  #struggle  #resilience  #bliss  #yourwaytobliss 
So the plan was to run 14/15 miles today as my #longrun of the week.
This is in preparation for @manchestermarathon in April and @racetothetower in June.
However my crappy disease had better ideas. I've been ignoring it for a couple of weeks now but apparently it won't go away.
After the disaster of this morning I went out again and ran a further 4 miles. Total of 8 miles. Not quite the plan but I ran at #marathonpace for the second run and it felt comfortable (if only my abdominal felt the same). Anyway regardless of today I managed 36 miles this week including a great run on Tuesday, so I'm happy. โ˜บ
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Tomorrow's another week and I'll be seeing my GP. .
Moral of the story, not every run is good, some are a disaster. BUT, it still feels better than nothing. .
#run #runner #ukrunchat #bounceback #lovetorun #ibd #colitis #uc #crohsandcolitis @crohnsandcolitisuk #womenrunners #runnersofig #whatrunnersdo #ibdwontstopme #ultra #marathonrunner #marathonchat #marathontraining #marathonmum #manchestermarathon #distancerunner #sunday
So the plan was to run 14/15 miles today as my #longrun  of the week. This is in preparation for @manchestermarathon in April and @racetothetower in June. However my crappy disease had better ideas. I've been ignoring it for a couple of weeks now but apparently it won't go away. After the disaster of this morning I went out again and ran a further 4 miles. Total of 8 miles. Not quite the plan but I ran at #marathonpace  for the second run and it felt comfortable (if only my abdominal felt the same). Anyway regardless of today I managed 36 miles this week including a great run on Tuesday, so I'm happy. โ˜บ . Tomorrow's another week and I'll be seeing my GP. . Moral of the story, not every run is good, some are a disaster. BUT, it still feels better than nothing. . #run  #runner  #ukrunchat  #bounceback  #lovetorun  #ibd  #colitis  #uc  #crohsandcolitis  @crohnsandcolitisuk #womenrunners  #runnersofig  #whatrunnersdo  #ibdwontstopme  #ultra  #marathonrunner  #marathonchat  #marathontraining  #marathonmum  #manchestermarathon  #distancerunner  #sunday 
Having a chronic illness has taught me many things one of which is to be kind  always  as you never know what someone else is battling โค๐Ÿ™
I get it, it's in our nature to judge but everytime you do, stop and become aware you're doing it and then forgive yourself, smile and be thankful for all that you have. .
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#bekind #ellendegeneres #bekind #wordstoliveby #ibdwontstopme #colitisfighter #colitis #crohns #autoimmunedisease #invisibledisease #healthiswealth #holistichealing #holistichealth #nutrition #nutritionist #practioner #lifestyle #nourish #love #selflove #resilience #instawarrior #instagood #lifeisbeautiful #thankful #grateful
Having a chronic illness has taught me many things one of which is to be kind always as you never know what someone else is battling โค๐Ÿ™ I get it, it's in our nature to judge but everytime you do, stop and become aware you're doing it and then forgive yourself, smile and be thankful for all that you have. . . . . #bekind  #ellendegeneres  #bekind  #wordstoliveby  #ibdwontstopme  #colitisfighter  #colitis  #crohns  #autoimmunedisease  #invisibledisease  #healthiswealth  #holistichealing  #holistichealth  #nutrition  #nutritionist  #practioner  #lifestyle  #nourish  #love  #selflove  #resilience  #instawarrior  #instagood  #lifeisbeautiful  #thankful  #grateful 
Last Day of Crohns And Colitis Awareness Week! Itโ€™s been 5 years, almost since my last and hopefully final surgery to get my Ileostomy. Most days, I do great! Heck you would not even know I have a โ€œbagโ€ if I didnโ€™t tell you! I live a normal active life! My digestive system is different, thatโ€™s all! You get used to it, and you become stronger!!!! If you know anyone struggling with IBD, I am ALWAYS here to offer any help I can!!!!! #ibdwontstopme #crohnsandcolitisawareness #ostomylifestyleathlete #overcomer #grateful
Last Day of Crohns And Colitis Awareness Week! Itโ€™s been 5 years, almost since my last and hopefully final surgery to get my Ileostomy. Most days, I do great! Heck you would not even know I have a โ€œbagโ€ if I didnโ€™t tell you! I live a normal active life! My digestive system is different, thatโ€™s all! You get used to it, and you become stronger!!!! If you know anyone struggling with IBD, I am ALWAYS here to offer any help I can!!!!! #ibdwontstopme  #crohnsandcolitisawareness  #ostomylifestyleathlete  #overcomer  #grateful