Hello there! Life has been so full lately. Isaac turned one (whaat?! I know!), and we threw a party for him and Seth, whose birthday was a few weeks ago. Iâ€™m preparing to shoot my first wedding of the year- actually my first since Isaac was born, this coming Saturday. Iâ€™m so excited to get back to weddings, and this one is going to be amazing!
Something interesting happened concerning my headaches. A friend of mine told me about her acupunnturist, and strongly encouraged me to give him a try. Iâ€™ve had acupuncture before, with mixed results, and I ended up deciding that it wasnâ€™t working for me. She explained that different acupuncturists can work differently though (makes sense), and this guy had worked wonders for her and her husband. So I made an appointment, and went last week. Dr. M seemed to know exactly what my problem is, and was totally confident that I would feel completely better with as little as one treatment and an herbal supplement he prescribed. He also told me to avoid caffeine, but was confident that gluten sensitivty isnâ€™t an issue for me. I left feeling so hopeful and encouraged by his confidence. Itâ€™s been one week, and Iâ€™ve still had headaches every day, but he did say it could take a little while and that I may need more treatments. So Iâ€™m still hopeful (though Iâ€™ll admit I was hoping for an immediate change), and Iâ€™ll be booking another appointment soon. Iâ€™ll keep you updated as I continue with it.
Even though Iâ€™d only been off gluten for a bit over a month, I decided to try eating it again after what Dr. M said. The verdict is still out. Iâ€™m not sure if it is a cooincidence or not, but a day after I intruduced it back into my diet, I had the most awful, painful bloating (tmi? Iâ€™m sorry). My digestive system is so sensitive, and itâ€™s always been pretty hard me to figure out what ticks it off. So I may remove gluten again after all.
Anyway, since juicing is a huge part of my life now- I juice at least once, and sometimes twice, a day- I thought Iâ€™d start sharing some of my favorite concoctions here. We just upgraded our juicer, and I couldnâ€™t be more excited about my Omega 8006. Seriously, Iâ€™m in love! It is a masticating juicer, where the one I had before was a centrifugal. (You can read about the different types here if youâ€™re interested.)
So without further ado, hereâ€™s the juice of the week!
This is what Iâ€™m drinking at this very moment as I type, and itâ€™s delicious! I keep the stems from all our broccoli for juice, because there are nutrients there too, and I try to use every part of the produce we purchase.
I bought my sunflower sprouts at Whole Foods yesterday, but I would really love to try growing them myself. I may need to wait until we move due to space constraints. Have any of you grown your own sprouts? Any tips? I think sunflower sprouts need a bed of dirt, but maybe Iâ€™ll try a different kind that I can do in a jar for nowâ€¦