Un-Caffeinated

OK, so.  On the outside, I’m Miss IHaveAllTheAnswersAboutHealth.  On the inside, I deal with my own nutritional demons  That’s pretty typical, right?  Don’t “they” say the most disturbed people become therapists?  So this is kind of the same thing.   But in the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve been dealing with a an issue over the past several months.  It’s an…

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Wonderbag Review

Alright, let’s play a game.  Do you know what this is? Not a bird, not a plane, it’s WONDERBAG. (But if you ask Chandler, it’s his brand new bed.) But really, this thing is pretty awesome.  When it’s not covered in cat hair. Remember back in the day when when no one had Crock-Pots?  Yeah, neither do I.  But just…

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MS AWAREness Week

*Before you read this, remember to consult your doctor or functional medicine practitioner before making any changes to drug therapies, diet, or exercise* This week (March 3-9) is National MS Awareness Week.  I just have to ask- do you think it’s odd that diseases have “Awareness Weeks”? Like, “Oh hey, I’m MS.  Be Awaaaaare.”   Don’t get me wrong, awareness is good. …

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Food Friday: Bone Broth

Food Friday is my weekly homage to my favorite thing on Earth- FOOD!  I haven’t always felt this way.  I used to view food as the enemy.  But no longer!  I love food- it helps me meet my performance goals, nourishes my body, and most importantly keeps me healthy so I can make a difference in this crazy world.  So…

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More than just Good Livin’

I wrote this last year for my previous blog, but never got around to editing it and getting it up (clllllassic Kelsey).  As we’re gearing up for warmer weather and outdoor challenges, I would encourage everyone to put GORUCK on their list.  Side note, I swore I would NEVER do one again, but alas I’m signed up for one in June…

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Food Friday: Kale

Food Friday is my weekly homage to my favorite thing on Earth- FOOD!  I haven’t always felt this way.  I used to view food as the enemy.  But no longer!  I love food- it helps me meet my performance goals, nourishes my body, and most importantly keeps me healthy so I can make a difference in this crazy world.  So…

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Open For Business

I was making perfectly beautiful breaded pork chops the other day and I was suddenly overwhelmed with memories of my Grandfather. My Grandpa Suma…  Sigh.  He was one of the kindest people in the world, the type of person that would do anything for anyone.  He always had a smile on his face, even after raising 5 daughters.  His grandkids loved…

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How Margarine Homewrecked Our Health

In the last few weeks, I’ve found myself in the middle of or the observer of a lot of conversations about butter.  And to be clear, I’m not complaining.  I looooooove butter (gasp).  And ya know what?  Butter loves me back (gaaaaassssssp). Most of these conversations revolve around someone making a statement that they love butter and someone else chiming in…

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…Someone Has a Case of the Resolutions

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”                                                    -Mike Tyson I don’t know if anyone else notices, but this time of year the number of Weight Watchers, Gold’s Gym, and Match.com commercials increase what feels like a million fold.  On the surface they’re saying “now’s a time to get a great deal on my product or service”…

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Thriving During the Holiday Seaon

  From a health and wellness perspective, this time of year is riddled with guilt and anxiety.  A quick Google search provides 53,800 results pertaining to just the term “Holiday Weight Gain.”  With that sort of cultural standard, who can enjoy a full serving of mashed potatoes without figuring out the burpee equivalent???  And this isn’t even getting into the…

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