Author Archives: Pooja Parikh

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Slow Cooker Carnitas and Lazy Guacamole

It can be difficult to maintain a social life while on the autoimmune protocol. My friend Kelsi started a conversation on her Instagram post last night that reflected one of the major struggles many of us face who are on … Continue reading

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Chicken Green Bean Casserole

I started the autoimmune protocol recently, and I’ve realized that for me the biggest challenge is convenience. Cooking for yourself for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day is NOT convenient. It’s exhausting. I initially found myself skipping meals just because … Continue reading

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Fighting for Your Life Physically vs. Fighting Mentally/Emotionally

It just so happens that fighting for your life physically and fighting for your life mentally and emotionally are completely different. Continue reading

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To the Person Who Didn’t Believe in Me

I’m going to be honest. This post is a difficult one for me. It is something I have wanted to share for quite a while, but I allowed myself time to develop the courage to share this. It’s extremely personal … Continue reading

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How to: the Perfect Smoothie

Smoothies are a huge part of my life (seriously, ask any of my friends). As a graduate student, there is nothing better than a meal I can throw into a blender and then slurp down as I run out the … Continue reading

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Approximately once every other month or so, I allow myself to go into a total mental breakdown about the state of my health and body. I jokingly refer to it as my bi-monthly breakdown. I am a fairly emotionally stable person, and … Continue reading

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Seeking Wellness through Disease

When I go through difficult times (failures, breakups, bouts of loneliness, a bad flare, etc), I want ice cream. And pizza. And cookies. And cheese. And wine, beer, whiskey. Society has effectively trained me to crave these “comfort” items when … Continue reading

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