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Alexa Federico, NTP  🍴nutritionist + autoimmune paleo coach 💪🏼crohn’s | gut health | eat real food 📖author 💻1:1 online nutrition coaching Can’t Iive w/o The Office or 🥩

Oh, Martine. I made your No-Bake Sweet & Salty Chocolate Cups today. They aren’t as pretty as yours but they are just as delicious. As I scrolled through your blog reading your posts I could feel your humor and personality shine through. I miss that. It was so nice to see so many photos of you this week and read so many stories that brought tears to my eyes, more than once. I miss your smiling face. We miss you, Martine. But what you have left for us all is your healing recipes, eloquent speech, and motivation to give life our all. That is your legacy. ❤️ #rememberingmartine @eat_heal_thrive

I could not handle smoothies or juices during winter. I’m already cold enough! But now, I’m starting to crave them!
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Here I used green apple, carrots, celery, ginger, and greens. What is your favorite juice or smoothie combo?!
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I hear a lot of people say they know they need to change their diet but...Well, they are not ready to give up their sugar cravings OR they’re convinced it takes culinary school training OR they don’t believe deep down they are WORTH the time, mindset shift, or money involved in changing their lives.
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Often, we are standing in our OWN way, blocking the path that will change our health. But I can tell you when they agree to make the commitment to change, they sigh a deep breath of relief, knowing they are going to make progress and I am there to support them and hold them accountable. What is holding YOU back from healing?
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Today on the blog, Lemon Garlic Lentils! I’m making the statement that lentils are SO underrated! If you can tolerate them (they are a legume) but haven’t had lentils much in the past, try this!
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It’s barely a recipe because the instructions are super duper simple. I made this first last summer and looooved it because light and refreshing for summer = 🙌🏼 See the recipe through my bio!
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What’s your take on lentils? Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Haven’t really tried ‘em before?
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For the rest of May you can apply the code “girlinhealing” to take 10% off your purchase of @primallypure products! (affiliate code) It’s been 3 years since I tried Primally Pure deodorant. I put it to the real test using it during a trip to Disney. Needless to say it stood up to the 90 degree days!
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If you haven’t switched to any non-toxic beauty products yet, deodorant is one I recommend switching first. Conventional deodorant contains aluminum, a neurotoxin that crosses the blood brain barrier and was found in high concentrations in the brains of people who had Alzheimer’s disease. It’s also being studied in breast cancer.
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Additionally, deodorant should not be anti-perspirant. We sweat for a REASON. By stopping this natural detoxifying process, we are keeping toxins in our body. Not good. ✌🏼 Are you using an all natural deodorant?

At 12 going on 13 learning that I had to stop eating a long list of foods - it was hard.
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It’s a transition for sure, but at that age, well, don’t you remember being 12? I wasn’t just upset of giving up foods but the fomo I anticipated hanging out with my friends.
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Yet, any fomo I experienced was in my own mind, not from hanging out with my friends at all. My friends fully embraced my new rules. Anytime we went to a restaurant they made sure it was “Alexa friendly” or if we went for ice cream, did they have sorbet?
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This week on the blog: Is Your Support System Actually Supporting You? I would have handled the lifestyle changes + the social implications that come along with it very differently if it weren’t for my support system. Post is in my bio 👭 How about you, is your life enriched by those around you or are they bringing you down? It’s important to evaluate this in your own life.

#PutAnEggonit and call it a day! Seriously, adding an egg (or ✌🏼) to whatever other ingredients you have around can make a bunch of foods become a meal.
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Also #uglybutdelicious: bison, rice, sweet potato, avocado and of course, 🍳
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Hey there, I’m Alexa. I push the buttons around here 😉 I’m a 23-year-old Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, author, blogger and foodie who also happens to have Crohn’s disease. I turned IBD into an opportunity to become an entrepreneur. Take that, Crohn’s.
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In light of my friend Amanda’s #OwnYourBodBabe movement, I’m sharing this today.
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My body has been all different sizes from thin, to average, to wayyy too thin all due to flare ups and inhibited absorption, since where all that jazz happens in the body is also where my autoimmune disease took root. I’ve never been overweight or seen myself as so but that doesn’t mean I’ve always been satisfied with the way I look!
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I’m overjoyed with the way my body is now because it means #health, the ability to get sweaty and move (as seen in this picture), and live my life to the fullest. I got myself here and I’m proud of that. But whether I look like this or 20 pounds lighter, I honor and love my body for fighting for me every day.
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Are you ready to own your bod, babe?

Sorry not sorry I had this exact meal last Friday, but I’m not mad about it. I basically licked the plate clean 😍
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@evasbutchershop 1/2 ribeye cooked in @kerrygoldusa + @balancedbites super garlic, organic @marketbasket broccoli cooked in the same pan with @balancedbites ranch, jasmine rice, + a sweet potato with @kerrygoldusa + @balancedbites super garlic.
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Tell me what your having. I could always use inspiration! 🍽

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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The food you eat should not be based on what your favorite influencer eats. The medical decisions you make should not be based on what a doctor says you “should” do. Your career doesn’t have to be what your parents wanted for you or what you went to college for.
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What direction at you going in? Is it the way YOU feel drawn to go? Are you honestly following your intuition, your dreams, your calling?

Who would like to win a one month supply @furtherfood? Let’s do a GIVEAWAY! 🤞🏼
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To win: (1) You must be following @furtherfood and me @girlinhealing (2) Comment with your favorite way to use collagen, or how you will use it if you’ve never tried it before! (3) BONUS ENTRY: repost on your account and tag me (must be a public account)👏🏼
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Giveaway not sponsored by Instagram. US only. Must be 18 or older. CLOSES on Thursday, May 10th at 8 pm EST.

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