Nourish and Nurture

Nourish and Nurture

Well, December is here! Confession, I don’t have much to talk about this week. My mom’s birthday was yesterday, though–happy birthday mommy! This is mostly a rambling family update.

So here in Southern California it’s in the 70s and I’m really missing Texas December. I miss cold. I got some blood tests done and I’m super Vitamin D deficient, my thyroid hormones are off, and I had high RDW, which I think means leaky gut issues again. I feel like there might be some adrenal fatigue mixed in there. Fun stuff!

It seems that for our family the holiday season is going to have to be all broths, meats, and immune support. Sure, that’s ideal, but we’re an indulgent, dessert-loving lot (except Madilyn, who doesn’t seem to like sweet much). Hard to accept that I can’t have a slice of pumpkin pie and whipped cream. It’s taken a long time to figure out that cheating on eating right is only cheating myself.

So this is why I don’t really know what to say. We’ve gone back to Autoimmune Paleo to try and resolve issues for both me and Karissa: that means no nuts, dairy, nightshades, seeds, grainsĀ  (which is always), soy, eggs, or legumes to eliminate inflammatory sources and will reintroduce some foods in the spring. For now its all soups, scrambles, and stir-fry.

It’s tough to get myself outside to get enough vitamin D sometimes, especially in the winter. Increasing my supplementation has already made me feel quite a bit better, but I’m still tired a lot.


Still working on moving. No news. Seems like one final Christmas in California. I have an Amazon wishlist for the girls, some ideas for Santa or whoever. Anyway, have a great holiday season!

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