Can I Have That? Food and Drug Interaction

Today I am excited to share a super helpful resource with you.

If you have read a few of my posts over the years you know that about 2 years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that had me on medication to keep my hyperthyroidism under control.

As with any prescription medication it came with pages and pages of information.  There were the side effects, instructions on timing, take it with food or without, warnings about the interaction of citrus, etc.  Perhaps the weirdest thing was that I should not eat anything with large amount of iron within 3 hours of taking the medicine… who has ever heard of that before??

To be honest: I hardly ever read all that paperwork.  I get too confused with all the various instructions and jargon.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t have questions.

Welcome this amazing infographic from the folks at blink health.  It brings attention to many of the food and drug interactions we all forget about or conveniently overlook – We’ve all tried to reason that “one glass of wine certainly can’t hurt”.  WRONG.

Take a look at how some common drugs and food pair up:

 

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If anything has taught me the relationship between our food and health it has been my Whole30 journey.  Although I am lucky to be prescription free now, this handy matchup is already pinned to my Health board on Pinterest.

So be sure to keep this somewhere handy, and start reading your perscription paperwork!

Keep it healthy & fierce!

-Little Red

What foods do you head for when you are sick?

Whole30: I Did It!

I know its been a while since I checked in.  My pictures aren’t syncing to my computer and I was trying to solve it so I could include them in posts.  Alas, I’m still working on it.

In the meantime, I have completed my very first Whole30!

And while some of those around me have probably head way more than they ever wanted to about it I kind of want to go around saying this:

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I finished on January 30th and I have to be honest, I’m not sure I ever got to the tiger blood.  I even started to be slightly more irritable.  I’m still not sure if some of that was the stress of getting Grad School apps in addition to other obligations towards the end of the month or what.  The creators of Whole30 recommend extending the program, but I just couldn’t bear that thought.  (Maybe if/when I repeat the program I will consider it).

I felt good about the cleanness of my diet and had achieved some of my goals for the program of clearer skin, getting back to cooking more, and making better choices when it comes to food.

Now, it is on to re-introduction, which is probably the phase of the program that initially drew me to it in the first place.  This allows me to figure out how my body reacts to certain categories of foods that are not compliant on Whole30.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated on how that goes.  Meanwhile I will try to follow the outlined reintroduction schedule and not just go down all the candy bars at the concessions table at work.

Keep it awesome & fierce!

-Little Red

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