Spend Money to Save Money

I am all about saving money. Sometimes you have to spend money to protect your money. I am so thankful I paid the extra $27 for trip insurance on my son's flight home for Christmas. My son was injured two days before his planed flight and could not come home. So, because I bought the trip insurance I have a flight credit for when he can fly home.

Best Book to Learn about Healing from Autoimmune Issues

I had lunch today with dear friends who want to heal and feel better. I was asked what one book you should read to understand and start AIP. This is the book I think is the place to start: The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body

Vitamin C is Needed to Help with Iron Numbers

The struggle to get your iron numbers up with an Autoimmune issue is often one of your hardest battles. Did you know you need vitamin C to help get your iron where it needs to be in your body? My number have gotten better since I added C with my daily iron. Here is what I take.

Free Meal on Veterans Day

All veterans and active military get a free meal on Veterans Day at City BBQ


FREE Car Wash for Veterans Day

This Veterans Day we are honoring the men and women who’ve served our nation by giving away our BEST WASH FREE to ALL Veterans and Active Duty Personnel on Monday, November 11th! If you’re a Veteran or currently serving in the military, visit any Time To Shine location and get our best wash for FREE.

If you know a Veteran or someone who is currently serving, please share this email or tell them to come to Time To Shine Car Wash to get their car washed for FREE.
At Time To Shine, we pride ourselves on providing a high-quality car wash in a clean, comfortable environment - every time! When you wash at Time To Shine, you're helping conserve water and dispose of soap and chemicals through environmentally safe methods. Our wash uses top-of-the line equipment for the highest quality wash, plus we offer free vacuums, towels, window cleaner, and use of mat cleaner so you can leave with a vehicle that is spotless inside and out. Come wash with us and see why our customers choose Time To Shine!
Time To Shine Car Wash

Monday - Saturday:
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Noon - 8 p.m.
Open until 9 p.m. in the summer!

Great AIP Cookbook

The Healing Kitchen: 175+ Quick & Easy Paleo Recipes to Help You Thrive

If you are the type of person who likes to use a cookbook this is a must have AIP cookbook.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's Halloween $4 Burrito

Chipotle Mexican Grill's Halloween tradition Boorito returns Thursday.
From 3 p.m. to close at all restaurants nationwide, costume-wearing fans can score a $4 burrito, bowl, salad or tacos for the Halloween meal deal.
“It’s always a fun time, and it’s an institution here at Chipotle,” Chris Brandt, the fast-casual chain's chief marketing officer, told USA TODAY.
The promotion is only for in-restaurant orders; online, mobile and delivery orders are excluded. There's a limit of one Boorito per person and, according to the fine print, "determination of whether a ‘costume’ qualifies for the offer is at the sole discretion of Chipotle restaurant personnel."

Beat Book for Understanding Your Thyroid

If you need a place to start to educate yourself and learn about how to better treat any thyroid issue this book is a must read.  Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Treatment  has been such a blessing to be. Years ago I was just told to take my pill everyday and I would be fine. That is not true and there is so much you need to learn to advocate for yourself.

Veterans Day FREE Meals

Great list of FREE meals for Veterans Day.

Sweet Potato Flatbread

Sweet Potato flatbread is a great grain free way to make a sandwich. It is AIP friendly. There is a bit of an art to making these. I use about 1/2 to one cup of cassava flour for every three cooked sweet potatoes. I use a cast iron press to make mine. The trick is you have to lightly press the dough or it will stick to the parchment paper. Cooked sweet potatoes, cassava flour, garlic powder and salt. Mix it all together and you’ll know that the dough is the right consistency when it feels like Play Dough. Then chill the dough in the refrigerator. Make a little palm size balls of dough and flatten it between parchment paper. Cook with whatever kind of oil you like until golden brown on both sides.

Here is the flour I use to make my sweet potato flatbread.
Here is the Cast Iron Tortilla Press I use.
I have tried to make the flatbread with other grain free flours when I have been out of cassava. Trust me it will not work without Cassava flour. The tortilla press also makes it way easier to make the flatbread.

Iron is Important

Iron is so very important. I have struggled for years with low iron. My iron numbers are now in normal rang and I am working for optimal iron levels. My numbers got better when I added a Vitamin C with my iron. Something so simple helped but I was never told by a doctor that you need C to get the iron where it needs to be. I had to learn and study for myself. If you have low iron it is important to get your numbers optimal. If you take a thyroid RX DO NOT take it with iron. Your thyroid RX will not work as it should if you take it with your iron. You need to wait a few hours after taking thyroid RX before you take your iron. As always educate yourself and work with your doctor.
Here is what I take:

Vitamin D and Vitamin K

There is so much to know about Vitamin D that doctors are not telling you. D is so very important to our health. It's the D3 form you need to take. I struggled for years with very, very, low D. Nothing helped until I started taking this D3 and added in a Vitamin K. K helps the D get to where it needs to be. As always work with your doctor but educate yourself.

My Favorite Multivitamin

Everyone needs to find what works for them. Make sure you are working with your doctor. Here is a link to a great multi Smarty Pants. If you can only take one thing this is what I would take. The most important part, the vitamin b is methylated. If you have almost any health issues you might need to always take B in t's methylated form. Here is info on MTHFR and methylated folate.