Summer is in full swing around my house, and I’m embracing lots of hacks that keep my hectic schedule in order! From a beauty routine that naturally blocks the sun to an AIP e-book that keep my family’s dinners fresh, I’ve collected a few of my monthly favorites right here. Check back next month for a new list of helpful resources to keep your family going at full speed (and full health!)
Lyme disease is a frustrating condition that I know many of my friends and followers suffer with daily. Over 150 symptoms can point to Lyme, yet diagnosis is often elusive and it can be tough to find enlightened practitioners.
That’s why Dr. Jay Davidson has urgently created the second Chronic Lyme Summit (with only 2 repeat speakers from 2016, so tons of new info this year!). It’s free online from June 19-26, 2017, with so many resources, answered questions and empowering speakers to help you in your journey toward healing.
Right now, you can get the entire Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 as a digital download for just $59. That price will go up once the talks are live next week. So if you know you won’t have time to catch every amazing bit of information, buying the digital download is the way to go.
Of course, if you don’t want to make the financial commitment to buying these talks, I completely understand. This is first and foremost an educational event, designed to spread the word about Chronic Lyme and provide practical tools for everyone.
So, if you’re on the fence and just want to know more, I encourage you to tune in for FREE during the Summit’s live event, June 19-26. Register here to watch for free while the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 2 is live!
I love the ease of straight-to-your-door delivery, especially especially combined with the high-quality, 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork from Butcher Box!
Here’s how it works: Every month, you get 8-11 pounds of high quality meat, which is enough for 18-25 individual meals at around 6-8oz. per meal. The best part is that every month is totally different, and no two boxes are the same! You get a new, carefully curated experience complete with new cuts of meat and recipe cards every month. For a meat geek like me it’s So. Much. Fun!!!
Butcher Box’s model is subscription-based, but comes with the flexibility to change your frequency to monthly, every other month or even quarterly. Plus, you can cancel at any time with no penalty.
Right now Butcher Box is offering my friends two free filets mignons when you sign up through my link! Make sure you don’t miss your chance to get this pricey and tasty cut of grass-fed beef totally free!
The AIP community is pretty amazing and supportive, and I love helping you find amazing resources from my friends and fellow AIP recipe developers! Kate Jay’s recipes have been some of my favorites for years now, as they’re always delicious and full of nutrients to boot.
Kate’s new e-book, Healing Eats, is packed with 25 recipes to heal the gut and soothe the soul! It’s an innovative take on the traditional cookbook, divided into Bowls, Dishes, Plates, Treats and Cups. Kate’s vibrant recipes are designed to help you get as many nutrients into every meal as possible, which is absolutely essential on a healing protocol.
This e-book retails for only $8.99, which I consider a pretty amazing steal! I hope you’ll check out Kate’s phenomenal work and give her recipes a spin.
SAD to AIP in Six
I often hear that the transition to AIP is a steep learning curve, and I completely understand! Sometimes, some coaching can be incredibly helpful to get us over this hump. That’s why I love recommending SAD to AIP in 6 to those of you struggling with this transition! This amazing program is all about a gradual, 6-week approach to the full protocol and it’s headed by my dear friend Angie Alt of Autoimmune-Wellness. Take the first step of a whole new journey today, join the next SAD to AIP in SIX group! The next groups starts July 3rd and right now you can save $25 if you sign up before June 15th.
Araza Natural Beauty
When it comes to makeup, my bar is set super high. I’m just as interested in using products that nourish my sensitive skin as I am in camera-ready performance. Lately, I’ve turned to Araza Natural Beauty, the world’s first Paleo Certified makeup company, because of their truly outstanding commitment to creating healthy products that last! I’m completely in love with their beautiful eye shadow, foundation, concealer and lip gloss!
Two of my autoimmune diseases, lichen planus and psoriasis, cause itchy flares and mean I have to be extra careful about what I put on my skin. I trust Araza’s founders because I know they understand! Lindsey and Jen both live with Celiac disease, and they’ve created products that are formulated with healthy fats, organic plant-based ingredients and natural minerals that are super nourishing. Of course, they’re also free of gluten, dairy, soy and artificial ingredients. Yes please!
Right now, Araza is offering my friends 10% off their next order. I suggest you try out some of my favorites, like the 7-in-1 Coconut Cream Foundation (formulated with zinc oxide to calm inflammation and protect from the sun), the beautifully-colored eye shadow blends and the super-nourishing coconut lip gloss. Araza’s samples are a great way to find the colors that suit your skin, and I know once you feel this nourishing skincare you’re going to want to snap up the collection!
Serenity Kids Paleo Baby Food
Serenity Kids, a line of nutrient-dense balanced-meal Paleo pre-made Baby Foods, is finally launching this summer! I’ve been working with the amazing team behind Serenity Kids as an advisor, and I’m so excited that you can now pre-order their fantastic Paleo baby food!! Get 15% off when you use my code ‘PALEOMOM’
What does Paleo baby food look like? It’s simply real, whole ingredients like grass-fed beef, sweet potato and kale pureed for an easy meal. These foods are nutrient dense and nourishing for little ones, and you can feel confident they’ll contain the right ratios of fat, proteins and carbohydrates to make the transition to solids an easy one. Serenity Kids have put so much research, thought, and exhaustive recipe testing into their products, and even have baby taste testers to vouch for them!
Serenity Kids baby foods are making an amazing contribution to the Paleosphere. They will be filling a void that desperately needs to be filled in our community, and setting a crazy high bar! I can’t wait for you to pre-order their product and see for yourself!
Keeping lights low and red in the evening is one of the most powerful “hacks” I recommend for better sleep. That’s because regular indoor lights are too blue in wavelength, which signals to our bodies that it’s daytime and suppresses our evening melatonin production. This can either keep us from falling asleep or prevent us from sleeping deeply. Red or orange light, like candlelight, is a much better option in the evenings (for the last 2 to 3 hours before bed). But what happens when you don’t want to spend all your evenings in candlelight or darkness? Or if, like me, you work after dark? Swannies are my go-to solution! They’re stylish and comfortable, and they pretty effectively block the blue light from my computer and phone screens from messing with my melatonin production at night. I even wear them if I’m out late and feel totally comfortable in public! Swannies have really helped me focus on sleep even while I’m checking important things off my To Do list. I know you’re going to love the look and feel of these super cool glasses too!