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A food pyramid we can get on board with!

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Lately I’ve been really interested in anti-inflammatory foods. With Posey’s intestinal inflammation (which we really do not know is IBD, but she seems to respond really well to Sulfasalazine, a drug typically used for IBD) and for my own health, I did a little research.

I came across Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. I love the really specific, yet really doable and understandable information. The online pyramid is interactive, but there is also a printable version. And we already know how much I LOVE printables! I am putting one right on my fridge! (Next to Posey’s weekly Take Your Medicine Chart, of course!)

It really leans toward a largely plant-based diet, which I’ve been transitioning to over the past couple of years. Posey has always leaned vegetarian, too. (Millie and her daddy still like their meat, though!) So that’s another nice thing about Dr. Weil’s chart — there is room for a couple of chicken or meat servings a week. And even more room for fish. I think it is something our family can subscribe to. What about you?

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Anatomy Worksheets for Kids

My kids love to learn! Sometimes when I can teach them a little something that has to do with their upcoming doctor’s visit it really puts them at ease. I love Education.com for lots of printables (all free!) but when I saw these I was really excited! It is a set of 5 sheets about the body to be printed and shared. I loved this one — Gutsy Move — because Posey’s been seen in the GI clinic lately. She has undiagnosed intestinal inflammation, as discovered with a endoscopy & colonosopy last spring. So, hop on over to Education.com (just click the photo to go straight to the page) and get yours! Let me know what your kiddos think. Enjoy!