Starting from Scratch with My Health Protocol

I used to think that I would have nothing to write about in my health protocol updates, but turns out there has actually been a lot to keep you updated on! That might seem like a bad thing, because it means complications are coming up. But it does make these posts a bit more exciting, so that’s the upside. In my last health update, I explained that a lot of my old symptoms had returned, and we suspected hydrogen sulfide SIBO might be the cause. I decided to go on a low-sulfur diet for a week or so to give my body…

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How Relationships Can Help You Find Food & Body Freedom

I think most people, if not everyone, struggles with poor body image at some point. Feeling self-conscious, alone, and trapped, whether that be just for a moment or for a long period of time. Hyper-aware of how they look, and limiting their lives because of a lack of self-confidence. Similarly, disordered eating habits and thoughts seem to be all too common nowadays. Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia are all on the rise. But even if someone doesn’t have an “official” eating disorder, it seems like almost everyone struggles with some version of disordered eating. That might be undereating,…

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Another Day, Another Protocol: The Tricky Case of Hydrogen Sulfide SIBO

Yes, you read that title right. Another protocol, comin’ atcha. Kinda. I feel like my life over the past two years has pretty much been a series of protocols. I alternate between being extremely frustrated about it and laughing about it. In the end, though, I know it is only making me a better holistic health coach and will make me a better Nutritional Therapy Practitioner when I finish my program. If I can get through these protocols, then I have the personal experience necessary to really help others get through their own. If you’ve been following me for awhile,…

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What Is Intuitive Eating, and Can We All Really Do It?

The term intuitive eating has been popping up a lot recently in the health and wellness space. People are proud to say that they are intuitive eaters, and they often use intuitive eating as a way to explain the way they make their food choices on a daily basis. The thing is, though, I think a lot of us have very different ideas about what intuitive eating truly means. I feel like there is an unspoken pressure to “eat intuitively.” So much pressure, in fact, that it almost seems impossible to really do if you’re that focused on doing it! Unfortunately, I…

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My Pantry Staples

I’ve been planning on writing a post about my pantry staples for awhile now, and I thought it would be pretty simple. Turns out… it wasn’t. It’s honestly laughable that I thought I’d be able to quickly bust out a list of 4-5 things that are my staple pantry items. Unfortunately, that’s just not Christina-style. I am not a minimalist. I am so indecisive, which sometimes makes no sense to me considering how opinionated I am. When I tried to grab my “staples,” I had about 35 things out in front of me.  Typical. I narrowed it down, though, and I did…

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