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Located in Fairbanks, the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine provides a balanced approach to healthcare, including naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic care, counseling, massage and spa services, and more.

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My Whole30 Experience - Day One

Meena Dice, NP, LMT

Day One - Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Weight: 192.8 pounds

Captains Log:

Well I slept great last night, which is fantastic because Tyler has every intention of working me to death. "Winter is coming" does not belong solely to "Game of Thrones", rather it is a declaration made in my home just about everyday, and we still have to put up two walls and a roof before the garage is complete. 

So when I awoke and looked at the clock it was 7:30am. We planned to get started at 8:00am, our friend Brock is coming over to help. I hopped up an turned on the Keurig for my morning coffee when a thought came into my mind. 

Oh no! It is the first day of October and the beginning of Whole30

Tip: Regarding "Paleo" coffee creamer... sigh. We know there is a recipe out there where eggs, coconut milk, dates, and some voodoo magic are combined with prayers to create a thick, creamy concoction that can take the place of your cream and sugar and again transform your undrinkable black coffee into sweet, dreamy caffeine. This is not okay!

"NOOOOO!!!"

Guess I am having tea this morning. And so it starts. 

9:45am

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup of caffeinated black tea
  • 8oz water
  • 2 handful almonds
  • 1 cup of tea
  • 3 handful of almonds (again)
  • 1 clementine

6:00pm

  • sweet potato
  • boneless skinless chicken breast
  • vegetable medley (carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, squash)
    • extra virgin olive oil (evoo)
    • salt, pepper, herbs

According to the Whole30 Program's website, the Whole30 was "established by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig (of Whole9) in April 2009. The Whole30 is their original nutritional program designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put and end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance you immune system."

Meena Dice, RN, LMT is licensed massage therapist at the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine. To learn more about more about Meena, click here