As someone living with a chronic illness sometimes I just need to vent. I get extremely frustrated when a therapy fails or a promising new supplement doesn't seem to work of if I start getting worse. I could list a million reasons for getting frustrated. I really thrive off of having a plan. Even when that plan fails me which they have time and time again for some reason it just feels soothing to have a plan.
I hate to vent to the same people over and over again and I tend to vent most to my amazing mother who is so helpful and skilled at listening and remaining compassionate. When I get really frustrated or am not feeling the best especially after having some days of feeling well I get a little pseudo-depressed. My mind swirls constantly thinking and re-thinking different medications, doctors, protocols, foods what to try what to change and what to keep consistent. Lately, when this happens my mind becomes foggy and I even forget things. It is almost as if my gut health issues consume me until I can put another plan in place and feel more centered in my treatment plan. It is some what of a cycle. I do everything I can to remain positive but I do know how challenging that can be! If you are suffering from gut health issues or any chronic illness for this matter you are not alone. You are brave and a warrior! Let's win this battle!
I turned 30 yesterday, pretty hard to believe. My amazing boyfriend made me these paleo coconut flour cupcakes and we used Simple Mills frosting which was so amazing. Defiantly more sugar then I need but was so very worth it! Shockingly my gut feels fine today, yippee.
Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup coconut oil melted
2 tablespoons almond or coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teasoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Mix together and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Let completely cool then we used Simple Mills frosting!