Thursday, May 19, 2016

Going Through A Bone Marrow Transplant

In 2015, Anna endured the long and hard path of a bone marrow transplant. We are so grateful that there is such a thing and that Anna did great. It wasn't easy, though. If you are facing it, and want to know our experience, this is our story.

I have started this post so many times and erased it. There's so much to tell. Will anyone even read it? Every time I think no one will, I find out I'm wrong. So, here it is as best I can remember. I also avoided it because it was hard to re-live. I don't remember crying a lot when we went through it. Now, when I tell people about it, I cry. That's okay though. It's a cry with a good ending. Anna made it! She is doing great and ready to go back to school soon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Help For Low-Carb Constipation

When you eat a really low-carb diet, like the ketogenic diet I'm currently doing (and loving) its difficult to get enough fiber in your diet. All that delicious cheese doesn't help either. Many people experience constipation. Here's what I do to beat it.

One thing about having a blog with health as one of the topics is you end up talking about some things that aren't so pleasant, like constipation. Nobody wants to talk about that! Well, except the people wondering how to deal with it in a way that does not compromise their diet. Low-carb diets notoriously cause it, and extremely low-carb diets like the ketogenic diet I'm on are even worse. There's just not a way to get enough fiber, no matter how many green leafy veggies you eat. (Honestly I don't eat a lot because you'd be surprised how many carbs are actually in them.)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

My Keto Cocoa Joe

It's chocolate, it's coffee, what could be better? How about sugar free, and actually good for you? Yeah, that's even better. Here's a recipe for my one cup at a time Keto Cocoa Joe!

My poor Essie. She made this cup for me trying out that sharpie mug technique, and I use it almost every day. I'm sad that it's wearing away. It's not what on the outside of this cup that we're talking about today's the inside. I didn't know what to call this coffee drink because there are certain milk to coffee ratios that make lattes or macchiatos or whatever it is you're wanting. I know some of those coffee nazis would be calling me out on it if I tried to call this a latte. So, I'm just calling it Keto Cocoa Joe. A cup of joe with cocoa that fits into your ketogenic diet plan.