A Quick Health Update

Hello there! How is everyone’s week going? Mine is going FAST which is a great thing because vacation is just right around the corner.

I don’t have too much to share with you in terms of food photos from the past couple of days. I have been trying to stick to the basics and keep my digestive tract an easy ride for a little while.

Here’s a quick run down of my eats over the past couple of days….it won’t take long!

Leftover french onion soup:

french onion soup

Cooked apple with cinnamon:


Scrambled eggs with avocado and SCD ketchup:


Turkey burger with avocado (I LOVE avocados!), and roasted zucchini:

turkey burger and zucchini


Not pictured are some random lunches, bananas, and spoonfuls of peanut butter. See, not much to share on the food front.

But, I do want to give you an update on my health. Knock on wood, but I have been feeling SO darn good. First of all, my chiropractor is really happy with my progress and I am sleeping so much better due to less back pain. Sleep is a glorious thing and I’m not one to do well without it. It is so important for our overall health! Nutrition, sleep, and activity are all very connected!

Second, I am continuing to limit my white sugar and processed food intake. I am following the SCD (short-term) and my colitis is making some headway.

I am taking my vitamins religiously:

  • Multivitamin and cod liver oil in the morning
  • Digestive enzymes with meals
  • Calcium + Vitamin D and probiotics in the evening

So overall, I am feeling good. There’s just a few other components of my health I need to get worked out, but if I’ve learned anything through all of this it’s that healing takes time. I have also learned to be very patient with my body. I have learned to listen to my body and  to make changes in my life to reduce stress.

I am reminded with all of this that I have to take care of myself because I am the only person who truly can. This is the only body I have.

Take charge of your health and be an advocate for yourself.

If something doesn’t feel right, get a second opinion. I have chosen to follow a more holistic approach to my health and wellness and have deviated slightly from original recommendations because I didn’t feel they were right for me.

I am working closely with my chiropractor to figure out the best way to help my body heal. Also, I have done a lot of research on my own and learned from my personal experiences what works for me and what doesn’t.

Each and every person is different therefore there is no cookie cutter treatment or answer to reach optimal health. It is all about trial and error and listening to our bodies. I can’t say that enough.

What have YOU done for your health lately?


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  1. Reader

    Hi Melanie,

    I’ve followed your site for a while and am a fan. I emailed you a long while ago but didnt seem to get a reply (I tried to email again recently from a different email account but still nothing). I totally understand that you cn’t respond, etc so that’s okay.
    I can’t afford services but really want to figure things out for my digestion and to improve my very very lackluster health….I love the way you eat really. I wonder if you could email me or find my recent email to you? Would love to know your thoughts, etc…you eat so …simple. And I like that a lot because simple is SO much better for me.
    One thing I’m worried about is that I can’t access any hormone free or antibiotic free stuff…I have one grocery store and nothing doesn’t exist that isn’t commercial and processed 🙁
    Anyway, I have a LOT I could say, ha. If you are open to chat (as a blogger friend, not as a dietitian, than that’s super cool. Just email me. Thanks,

    1. Melanie

      It doesn’t taste exactly the same as Heinz but it’s really good!

  2. I am SO happy to hear that you are feeling better! And I am jealous that you get to leave the cold of MN soon 🙂
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted…I miss college.My Profile

    1. Melanie

      Thank you so much for caring. It means so much to know I have such wonderful support. xoxo

  3. Hey girl… so happy to hear that you’re feeling better and that you’re taking care of yourself so well. I know this has been a stressful time, but you’re obviously doing something right to be seeing such improvements. SO happy to hear. XO.

    1. Melanie

      Thank you, Jamie! It has been a long ride and I keep praying that it continues to progress in the right direction. I hope you are well darling!

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