Why I Drink Coffee Only on the Weekends

Why I Drink Coffee Only on the Weekends

When I was in high school, I started to experience major stomach pains, like cramps but WORSE. It took months of doctor’s visits to figure out that these pains were symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). IBS is a disorder that affects the large intestine. It is pretty common but not everybody experiences severe symptoms. When they diagnosed me with IBS, I had no idea what it was or what I had to change about my diet. My doctor’s advice was to take a pill every day and eat more fruits and vegetables. I don’t remember how long I ended up taking that pill, but i know I stopped once I realized that taking a pill didn’t make sense.

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Can You Have Food Freedom?

Can You Have Food Freedom?

So my last post was all about eating delicious foods at new restaurants.  This post is all about juice cleansing, the complete opposite!  Continue on though, I promise it is worth the quick read.

Even though I am all about #foodfreedom, I have to avoid gluten and dairy for digestive reasons.  In high school, I was diagnosed with IBS and the only thing that helped was changing my diet and learning how to deal with stress.  From high school to my mid 20's, I ate very little dairy and significantly reduced my sugar intake.  About a year ago, I found out gluten was not working for me either.  I remember one week I was extremely tired, my brain was foggy, and my stomach started getting IBS cramps again.  I thought to myself, "Oh heck no, ain't nobody got time for that!"  

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