Nutrition Advice

Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain

Coffee is probably my favorite substance on earth.  It makes me feel amazing, helps me wake up on a morning when I haven't had enough sleep, and even takes away some of my pain. For a long time I felt a little bit guilty about drinking it because there is so much written about the… Continue reading Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain

Inspiration, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Great advice on starting a food blog (and IBS!).

I recently discovered this really helpful post from Colleen Francioli of FODMap Life ( I really admire her site, because she talks about all the IBS-related topics I have yet to have the courage to write about in detail on my own blog! She makes the point that although there are tens of thousands of… Continue reading Great advice on starting a food blog (and IBS!).


Blueberry, Yogurt & Coconut Milk Smoothie

I'm not gonna lie, "learn to make smoothies" has been on my to-do list for a while.  And when my roommate got a Nutri-Bullet for Christmas, it pretty much eliminated the last of my excuses. So I decided 2016 would be the year I finally get into making smoothies. As someone with a sensitive digestive… Continue reading Blueberry, Yogurt & Coconut Milk Smoothie

My Story

It’s working.

So, you may notice I seem to have abandoned this blog. The thing is, while I put the blog on hold, I've still moved forward with my project of learning to become a better cook. Some of it really was a process of trial and error, and a matter of just doing it.  Not really… Continue reading It’s working.


The dietary triggers lurking in carbs

This is probably the single most important thing people with digestive issues need to be aware of. Your body can make all the enzymes it needs to completely break down protein and fat.  Carbohydrates, on the other hand, are a lot more difficult for the body to digest. Our bodies don’t make all of the… Continue reading The dietary triggers lurking in carbs


Why I am starting this blog

I have been battling some significant digestive issues for about ten years now. In that time, I have been through six gastroenterologists, four nutritionists, and four pelvic-floor physical therapists. I didn't find any answers at all until I met my fifth gastroenterologist in 2011.  Even then, what really made the difference is that I had… Continue reading Why I am starting this blog