AUTOIMMUNE PROTOCOL WEEK 1 – MY HONEST EXPERIENCE

AIP WEEK 1COMPLETE

 

Okay, so whoever said the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet is easy, was a complete liar. I’ve been on this AIP Diet since April, and let me tell you……  It was not a fun or beautiful experience whatsoever. I’m pretty sure I’ve messed up so many times by subconsciously eating almonds when I was hungry in the morning and also by eating a delicious Larabar when I was craving a sweet treat. Although these snacks are “paleo-friendly,” they are not “AIP-friendly”

AIP  is a diet where you remove many inflammatory and allergenic foods that could potentially be causing negative symptoms in your body, such as bloating, stomach pains, rashes, etc. Here’s a list of the foods you can/cannot eat on the AIP diet. If you take a look at the list, the foods you CAN eat, are your basic, super healthy, mostly single-ingredient foods. At first I was like, “Pshh this won’t be that bad! I basically eat like this already,” except for the fact that before April 2018 I was vegetarian, and before that, I was vegan for 8 months (I switch back and forth between vegetarian and vegan for different reasons that I will discuss at a later time.) So this was the first time in a VERY long time that I was eating meats on a daily basis. Also, I didn’t realize how much I eat almonds!! And how you aren’t technically supposed to be drinking almond milk. Oh, and, you aren’t able to drink coffee….. <<!!!>>

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The Talk about Turmeric – What’s so great about it?

Turmeric

The hype about turmeric has not gone down, and with good reason.

Turmeric is an ancient herb that originated from India and was used as a natural dye, a spice for food, in special ceremonies, etc. Recently, probably within the past year, turmeric has reached a peak in its popularity for being a natural medicine in treating arthritis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and many other ailments/symptoms.

In this post, I’ll list a few of the benefits that turmeric has as well as some additional information to help you get to know turmeric a bit more.

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L’Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Moisture Shampoo

Loreal Ever Pure Shampoo and Hair Sheet Mask

Hi everyone! So in this post I’m going to be reviewing L’oreal’s EverPure Sulfate Free Moisture Shampoo! I’ve already reviewed the hair sheet mask on my Instagram post linked here.

To start off, I did receive this product from Influenster complimentary for testing. When I first got the box, I was BEYOND excited to try everything out and ended up using the shampoo and sheet mast on the day I received it, and the experience was amazingggg. I actually ended up purchasing another sheet mask because my hair reacted so well to it. It left my locks feeling smooth and frizz free for about 36-48 hrs without any additional products.

For the shampoo, I actually ended up using it for the full month of February in order to see how it would treat my hair long-term. And being completely honest, I didn’t notice much of a difference compared to previous shampoos I’ve used (before receiving my complimentary products, I was using SheaMoisture.)

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100% Pure© Berry Nectar Cleanser

100PercentPure Berry Cleanser

Another great product (thank you to my sister for recommending it): 100% Pure’s newest Berry Nectar Cleanser. 

Description: “Vitamin and antioxidant packed fruit acids from berries, green apple, and citrus wash away dullness and brighten for a healthier, glowing complexion. Primes skin for absorption of necessary nutrients from your toner, serums and moisturizers. Washes away makeup and impurities without stripping or dehydrating.” ; “great for vitamin deprived or lackluster/dull skin.” (From website: 100percentpure.com)

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Acure Brightening Facial Scrub (Exfoliator)

acure-brightening-facial-scrubAcure Facial Scrub

My skin with #nomakeup + #nofilter + flash 😳 My skin is not perfect. I obviously have some red spots, discoloration, and SUPER DRY skin. However, I’ve been loving this exfoliator because it’s been so helpful in cleaning off the dry, dead skin cells, plus of course #crueltyfree & #vegan . Since it’s colder out here in #NYC , Ive had to exfoliate less (from 5 days a week to about 2-3), so I might use it in combination with a gentler exfoliator to continue to exfoliate every day bc that’s what I think helps my skin the most (this one is pretty coarse/rough). I still love it though, it’s definitely kept my skin matte and clear overall.

8/10 – recommended for people with dry/combination skin like me!