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Why Community Matters
The Idea of Community and Why it Matters for Your Health

It’s very easy for those of us who suffer from chronic illness to crawl into our respective caves and hide from the world. Especially as we navigate just what our personal symptoms mean. Let’s face it, when you’re deeply fatigued, in pain, experiencing the stress of diagnosis (or yet to be diagnosed) and doing your best to live an AIP way of life – the thought of facing people can just seem too damn much.

Make It Yours
Your Health Caper – Taking Personal Responsibility and Making it Yours

Today we’re talking things ‘personal responsibility’. Specifically, you taking personal responsibility for the choices you make in regard to your diet and lifestyle choices.

Personal responsibility is the idea that individuals choose, instigate, or otherwise cause their own actions.

…and small confession – for the longest time, I didn’t do this.

I’ve got a few easy-peasy tips for just how to start taking personal responsibility…

Oil Pulling Oral Hygiene
Oil Pulling as Part of an Oral Hygiene Protocol

Once upon a time, I had terrible periodontal issues. Adding oil pulling tto my oral hygiene protocol is arguably one of the best things I have done for developing healthy, pink gums. And since good gut health starts in the mouth, it’s a very AIP-friendly technique to add to your health toolbox!

Box Breathing
Stress Management Tools: Box Breathing

How’s your stress level? If I asked you to rate your stress on a scale of 1 to 10, where would you be, I wonder?

In this week’s post, I’m sharing a prospective technique to add to your health toolbox. And this one is my new favourite because it’s so easy – both to remember and to do. I do it while walking with Bella in the morning. And, walking to the bus. And, in the car…

It’s like a portable secret weapon!

Joanna Frankham
An update: 2023 and beyond…

I moved to the country. In New Zealand. After 52 years of being a complete urbanite, I now live on 3 1/2 acres of green near Matakana village, about an hour’s drive north of Auckland.

It was a pretty big change….