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Health Coach Reba
7:29 am

Welcoming 2018

What does the inside of healthy look like? Are all of your internal organs working to optimal? Do you suffer from joint or muscle pain for several days after a grueling workout? Do you still have chronic disease symptoms like migraines, diarrhea or constipation? Are you still taking medication for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, GERD, or restless leg syndrome? So, you look better naked, but are you HEALTHY? Read More

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Health Coach Reba
6:26 am

Is the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Low Carb?

If you've decided to try low carb, or straight up paleo, or even as far as AIP, but if you go too low carb for too long, you may start to feel sluggish, and lacking in energy. You can add in some more higher carb "allowed" foods. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
6:10 pm

Are you a cold turkey sort, or slow and steady like the tortoise?

Lucky for you though, you do have AIP, and AIP certified coaches, and programs like the Autoimmune Healing Intensive available to you. Choose to rip off the bandaid quick, or pick at it for a while. It's up to you. (how's that for visualization? LOL!) That's the beauty of the Autoimmune Healing Intensive n=1 experiments. Do the ones that interest you, and leave the other ones. Or do them all. It's up to you. Early bird pricing is still available. Give yourself the gift of health. There is no cure for autoimmune disease. But we have AIP, and that's the next best thing. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
5:05 pm

Introducing, The Autoimmune Healing Intensive!

Before all of my autoimmune diseases were diagnosed, when I was always so sick, and never knew why, I even had doctors and friends and family suggest to me that it was all in my head, that I was just trying to get attention, or that I was just lazy...well when you have enough people tell you stuff like that, after a while you start to believe it yourself a little. But I KNEW I was sick. Really really sick. And I knew that I was not lazy. I WANTED to get up and do things, but I always in so much pain. I WANTED to go out and be adventurous, but I was always exhausted, just doing every day chores around my house. And sometimes I would get adventurous and go do something, and then I'd pay for it for days, or even weeks afterward. I remember after one hike in the mountains, I spent 3 days in bed, unable to move, I could barely go to the toilet! And then I had another couple of weeks in pain, everything hurt. Read More

Health Coach Reba
9:50 am

Camping – AIP Style

Friday was a bright sunshiny day, and we arrived at the campground just after 3, which left me just a little over an hour of daylight to get the tent up, start a fire and prepare for the rain the forecast was calling for over night. The temperature wasn’t cold, it was above 0C/32F at any rate, and was only supposed to be about -3C/27F at night. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
8:01 am

Is Caffeine Allowed on AIP?

I’ve had a few people message me to ask what I drink at breakfast time, and I’ve seen a lot lately on some AIP groups of people torturing themselves with caffeine withdrawal when they first start AIP, because they think its not allowed. But caffeine is fine, we just don’t drink coffee because it is a seed, and seeds are eliminated until re-introduction Stage 2. It’s nothing to do with the caffeine in it. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
10:08 am

Is AIP Forever?

There are phases to the AIP elimination diet. The initial phase, the “elimination” phase, is not forever. Is it difficult? Yes, indeed! How difficult it is will depend on your current diet and lifestyle habits. When I first started full on AIP, I had already been following a Primal lifestyle for a couple of years, and prior to that had been JERF, and prior to that, Atkins. Before I started Atkins in 2008, I was your typical junk food junky. I ate manufactured foods all day every day, with small portions of fresh real foods only occasionally. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
6:05 pm

Gord has gone alee

Nothing has happened in my life in the past 30 years that I can’t find a line in a Hip song that is appropriate to the event. The music of my life, as told by The Tragically Hip. Now tragically without their front man. Gord Downie – dead at 53. I feel as though I’ve lost a dear friend. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
5:51 pm

How many balls can I juggle?

Amongst all of this flurry of activity, I still have a full-time day job, plus need to take time out for “me”, otherwise I get stressed out and get a flare up of something, which will then set me back, unable to do much of anything. Just as anyone with autoimmune disease can attest, stress and overwork really doesn’t do us any good at all. For each of us, our first priority should be self care, yes, even if you have kids! Otherwise we’re no good to anyone. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
5:05 pm

Ta Da!

Whether you have an autoimmune disease, or other chronic disease like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, type 2 diabetes, the paleo Autoimmune protocol lifestyle can most certainly help! Remember, the elimination phase is temporary! It's not forever! So it's really not as scary as it may sound. Read More

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