04 January 2019


"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas Edison

The Weekly Roundup is a well-curated selection of insightful articles related to health, clean-eating, the gut microbiome, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, a Paleo lifestyle, simple living, positive parenting and delicious recipes.

Cheers to a new year! We had a wonderful holiday season, but secretly, I am ready to get back into the routine of life. We have stayed up far too late on several occasions, we've splurged on food and, in my case, wine and dark chocolate and I haven't been the best about hitting the gym and working out. I am slowly getting my home back in order and taking down the seasonal decor. I am making it a point to exercise daily, in fact, I just dowloaded the new Daily Om app OMFIT. I'm trying the free trial now and I'll let you know how it goes for anyone who is interested! It's back to clean eating for me and focusing on a heavily plant-based diet with some clean meats.

In 2019 I plan to clear my mind, detox my life and minimize my home and belongings.
I look forward to our journey and sharing our adventures here with you!
Cheers to health, fitness and clarity.

1. Are you spending time with the right people for your health and happiness? Developing strong relationships can be far better for our health than we think. This article reminded me of this important factor in our wellbeing and serves as a gentle reminder that we should strive to rid our lives of any toxins; whether they are toxins found environmentally in our foods and products or whether they are toxic relationships that weigh us down. Both are equally bad for our health.

2. This is actually a study that I am saving for my personal reference. Chronic granulomatous disease mimicking early-onset Crohn’s disease with cutaneous manifestations. While this study is from a few years ago, 2014, I feel it is a valid and important read to keep on file. In fact, I have a copy printed out for my GI. Jonas' diagnoses of Crohn's disease is based on inflammation markers, scopes verifying the inflammation and the key factor in his diagnosis is granuloma cell formation present in the ileum. I was told that granuloma cells are automatically indicative of Crohn's disease, but according to this study, that is not the case.

3. We have actually used the idea of a "Technology Basket" in our home for the past few years. We have a large basket that stores iPads and phones and when we have family night or when I've just had enough with the screen time all technology goes in the basket. I love this idea!

4. Do you have kids in sports? This is a must read. Very interesting points and perspective.

5. A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley.

6. These Flourless Pumpkin Bars are definitely on our list to bake this weekend!

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