Behind The Butter

when i get sick…

Somehow I’m sick.

I really don’t get sick often (I don’t even remember the last time I was) and originally thought the stuffiness in my nose was just allergies. But…’s been a few days now and I’m getting the feeling it’s a Class A head cold. Boo.

Here’s a few of my favorite (sick) things:

Okay…so how amazing are these slippers? But what if I told you to add to their amazingness, you can actually take out the bottoms (which are filled with buckwheat and lavender), pop ’em in the microwave and stick them back for instantly warm toes??!! I found these at a spa in Savannah and they pretty much haven’t left my tootsies since.

Would I be a total freak if I told you I was actually semi-excited to get sick just so I could try making Mama Pea’s tomato tea?! It’s basically just a puree of tomatoes (duh), lemon juice, garlic and hot sauce and I really liked it! The spicier the better…especially when you can’t breathe.

This is Pe Min Kan Wan, a Chinese herb that treats sinusitis and nasal congestion. I haven’t really talked a lot about this on the blog because, well, this is a food blog and I’m not a doctor or anyone telling you how to live your life. I’m just here to give you food porn and recipes daily…not prescriptions. But anyway, I’ve pretty much made an (almost) complete shift from Western medicine to Eastern medicine. It started when my migraines got so bad that I was getting two every week and pretty much unable to function (again, didn’t mention this on the blog because I’m here to raise you up, not bring you down!).

After talking to doctors, getting numerous needles stuck in my arm, trying different drugs and therapies and having NOTHING work, I finally went to see an acupuncurist who pretty much changed my life. Since starting acupuncture I haven’t even had ONE migraine (again, I used to get two a week) and have felt better than ever, both physically and emotionally. So, naturally, my acupuncurist was the first person I called when I started to feel sick yesterday and she prescribed these herbs.

But that is another post in itself….and if you want me to talk more about it, let me know and I will!

I love this tea when my nose is stuffed up. I actually love this tea even when it’s not. It’s yummy and spicy and has a slight licorice taste to it, which I adore. Plus, it really does work…I swear!


Last night, when I was in my sick stupor, Adam was sweet enough to bring me pho from our favorite Vietnamese restaurant here. We originally had a date to go see Fork over Knives in the city but at the end of the day I just couldn’t get out of my furry slippers. I’m fully convinced I’ll feel 100% better after eating this gigantic bowl of leftover pho doctored up with (all) the rainbow chard and kale from my CSA bag. Oh, and plenty of sriracha.

Now, for a completely unrelated note:

Remember when I talked about Barre3 last week? My thighs still haven’t recovered. Well, the girls at Barre3 read that and want to give all Eat Live Run readers a special discount on the DVD good through June 20th. Just enter the promo code EATLIVERUN when you check out and you should receive 20% on your order.

Thanks, girls!


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  • Joanna
    May 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I would love to hear more about your switch to Eastern medicine. I feel like I take SO many pills for various things, and I’d love to stop having so many drugs in my body. I’d love to hear your experiences!

    • Liz Dean
      May 25, 2011 at 4:23 am

      I wholeheartedly agree!!!!

    • Heather
      May 25, 2011 at 9:15 am

      Yes, me too! I love discovering more natural remedies that actually work! Spill your secrets!

  • kellyo
    May 24, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Yes, please share your journey to Eastern medicine! Take care…hope you are well very soon!

  • Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy
    May 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I had Pho the last time I was sick and it made me feel sooo much better. I don’t know what they put in there that works so magically on a headcold, but it worked pho sho. Feel better soon xo

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg
    May 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Sorry you are sick! I want those slippers — my feet are always cold!

  • Urban Wife
    May 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    So sorry to hear you are sick and hope you get to feeling better soon! I would love to hear about your switch to Eastern medicine as well. I am always avoiding taking medicines even for just headaches and seeing other natural alternatives that work, is always a plus in my book.

  • Tiffany
    May 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I agree – please share your experience with Eastern medicine. Also, please feel better soon!

  • Kristen
    May 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Sorry you’re sick. But, wow, thanks for the tips! I appreciate them.
    And thanks for the discount! I just bought the dvd/ball combo and can’t wait to try it.

  • Emma
    May 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    FIrst off, I hope you feel better soon. Also…PLEASE share your Eastern medicine experiences… My husband and I have been going through fertility treatments for several years. We have taken a break from the medicine, shots, procedures, and daily trips to the fertility clinic, and have just decided to try accupuncture. Any information on accupuncture or any other Eastern medicine would be fantastic. I love your “food porn,” but would love this too!

  • Lia {sprightly}
    May 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Please tell more about your accupuncturist and migraines! I have chronic migraines as well and usually get them once a week. I have for over ten years now – I’ve gotten my eyes checked, gone for physical therapy, etc. and nothing really helps. I would love to hear more about accupuncture so that I could consider going myself. Feel better!!

  • Janet
    May 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Acupuncture changed my life too! Talk, talk, talk away…………………………

  • Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique
    May 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Feel better!

  • Maddie
    May 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Such a bummer to be sick πŸ™
    Word to the wise though, looking at Bon Appetit’s Gwyneth edition might just make you feel worse. The woman does everything right. Which could either lead to inspiration or jealousy. I might lean toward the jealousy side.

    • Luv What You Do
      May 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      I was super jealous after seeing her SHAPE cover, but I did cut out her brownie recipe!

  • Suzann
    May 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Yes! Yes! More! More!

  • Laura
    May 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Oh, hope you feel better soon!!!! On a more selfish note, PLEASE talk about the eastern medicine stuff. You know, when you’re feeling better. PLEASE πŸ™‚

  • meghan
    May 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Just bought the Barre3 DVD, can’t wait to try it out!
    Please, please, please share your Eastern medicine info!!!

    • Erin
      May 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      Meghan, where did you buy the Barre3 dvd? I’d love to try it out too!

  • Maryz
    May 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I would love to hear more about the acupucturist. I have been seeing a chiropractor since the beginning of the year and have not had any migraines either! Did you start taking any kind of herbs for the migraines?

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    May 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Feel better soon!! (And I am in love with those slips!)

  • Katie S
    May 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Feel better, Jenna! And yes, I am dying to hear more about your venture into Eastern medicine. Share please!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    May 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Definitely share!! I’ve also suffered from 1-3 migraines a week and it’s debilitating! My mom is really into herbs and vitamins and I’ve gotten down to only getting headaches around a certain time of the month…which I guess means they’re hormonal.

  • Rebecca
    May 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Please do tell us all about your switch to Eastern medicine!

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    May 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Would love to hear more about the acupuncture! Hope you’re well soon.

  • Sarah
    May 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Pho is the answer to everything! Hope you feel better soon πŸ™‚

  • Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    May 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I’m glad to see that mama peas tomato tea is included in your remedy, it sure sounded tasty!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    May 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I bet pho is awesome sick food! Add some hot sauce and it’ll probably clean your sinuses right out! Hope you feel better soon!!

  • Jaime
    May 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I am SUPER interested in your transition to Eastern medicine. Please discuss!!!! (I personally LOVE acupuncture and have found it beneficial for a number of issues). I hope you feel better soon. hugs!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    May 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    oh hugs, sending you lots of get well vibes. but i totally know what you mean – sometimes it’s nice to snuggle up (omg i need you slippers), remedy up and eat soup/drink tea. Pho will do the trick. it’s the best thing in the world. it has to work!
    Heidi xo

  • Theresa @ This is my Hungry Face
    May 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I’d love to hear more about your experiences with Eastern medicine. I also suffer with debilitating migraines and I think that my next step in trying to beat them is acupuncture. I’ve also heard that it can be beneficial for stomach issues as well.

  • kathleen
    May 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    i would love to know more about your switch to eastern medicine! i have recently been receiving weekly acupuncture treatments for about 6 months now to help with some fertility issues and have to say i have been very impressed with the power of eastern medicine. it would be great to see a post dedicated to this topic!

  • jen
    May 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    i also get terrible migraines (related to hormonal shifts) and would LOVE to hear how acupuncture has helped you and any recommendations. thank you!

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    May 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I’ve been feeling like crapola as well – just hit me. I’m so not okay with this.

  • Mary @ stylefyles
    May 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    mmmm I love Pho! Your bowl looks great, full of chard and all that good stuff. Sorry you’re sick – hope you feel better. PS you should totes link those slippers. They look (and sound) zah-mazing!

  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl
    May 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Cute slippers!

  • brandy
    May 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I would love to hear more! I have always wanted to try acupuncture, but it seems like everyone has a specific reason they get it. Can you try just to try it?

  • Alison @ Hospitality Haven
    May 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I hope you’re feeling better soon! My husband is also currently sick. πŸ™ It always seems worse in the spring to be sick, doesn’t it?? I would love to hear more about the natural herbs/medicines you’re using!

  • linda
    May 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Yes, please talk more about eastern medicine. Also, I covet those slippers.

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    May 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    For a sick girl, this is a pretty amazing, and in depth, wonderful post!

    Rainbow chard and kale from your CSA box, love it.

    Yogi tea. I’m all over it.

    “Since starting acupuncture I haven’t even had ONE migraine (again, I used to get two a week) and have felt better than ever, both physically and emotionally. “-

    Acupuncture, herbs, and Traditional Chinese Medicine saved my life, changed my life, and I could tell you so many stories from my own life, including a “medical miracle” (I am not throwing that around lightly but it’s a personal story) but anyway…yes, they changed the course of my life and I will ALWAYS be a huge believer.

    I love when you share things like this and ppl who don’t like it, can come back the next day, when you will no doubt have another amazing recipe…but I love learning and hearing about this stuff, Jenna. Keep sharing as you feel comfortable πŸ™‚

  • French Heart
    May 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Feel better soon πŸ™‚ When lived in San Francisco was always walking down to Chinatown for herbs. Have never taken a drug in my life–(except when having a c-section!), never sick, and just recently went to a French Naturopath with tons of excellent education who did a boatload of tests & at our next appointment will prescribe a complete program of nutritional supplements/herbs so not ‘doing it myself’ as have for so many years.

    Would love to know more about acupuncture–I’ll have to investigate. ‘Prescription for Nutritional Healing’ has been my bible since a teen. When in the past doctors prescribe something–I’ve looked in there and found a healthy alternative that (for me anyway) worked just as well.

    The soups look great.

    • Karen
      May 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      I refer to that alternative remedy resource book regularly too…I think I’ve bought every edition for the past 15 years!

      Feel good soon, Jenna!

  • jenn from Much to My Delight
    May 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I have heard from others that acupuncture is a miracle worker. I’d definitely love to see a post about Eastern medicine. They seem to know what they’re doing over there! Hope one of your magical elixirs kicks in soon!!

  • Jen of My Tiny Oven
    May 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Those slippers are awesome! Hope you feel better soon!!

  • Courtney
    May 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I would love to hear more about it! I love that tea and the throat coat one!
    Thanks for the discount- can’t wait to try it out! Get well soon!

  • Liz @ IHeartVegetables
    May 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I never get sick either and I’M sick too!!! It’s no fun. I might have to try that tea!

  • Sam
    May 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I would love a post on Eastern medicine. It has always intrigued me. I hope you feel better!

  • Krystina (Organically Me)
    May 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I would love to hear about your switch to Eastern medicine. I’ve been trying to, but every time I get sick my mom freaks out and practically force feeds me antibiotic, despite my thinking that I’m now immune to many of them.

  • Ruth
    May 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Loving the slippers! Where can I buy some??? (I’ll go and google it….)

  • Trish
    May 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Oh yes please!!! Tell us more about the medicine. Love to hear more details. And more about any other topic too – I always adore all your posts no matter the subject matter (books, clothes, whatever – all so good!!! ) and think you have so many wonderful things to share.

  • Nina
    May 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Yes, I think the consensus is that we would love to hear more about your switch to Eastern medicine… a lot of us women are affected by migraines!

    Also, feel free to share negatives as well as positives, Jenna! Your blog is your outlet to express yourself and you shouldn’t have to worry about hiding yourself to make sure you aren’t stepping on any toes. All of your readers are here to support you through the bad times too!

  • Natbear
    May 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    i am very interested in hearing about your experience with both western and eastern medicine. can’t wait for you to share!

  • Jenn
    May 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Yes, please comment about what is helping your migraines! I have them horribly and also started acupuncture. I just don’t know what is helping. I’m also on 2 meds, but I would rather not be on them! My doc also said to avoid these food migraine triggers: almonds (total bummer), bananas, strawberries, tyramines and sulfides (in wine–real bummer!), nitrates (in processed meats), hard yellow cheeses, beets (sorry risotto!), caffeine, other processed foods.

    Have you heard of avoiding these foods? I’d be interested in what your acupuncturist would say about this list: what to keep on it or delete or add to it.

    So glad you’re doing better! I can surely empathize.
    Jenn from Fort Wayne

  • Foodiebia
    May 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I’d love to hear more about Eastern medicine!

    I drink the Throat Comfort Yogi Tea (and have made several converts to it as well) when I have a sore throat, and it works every time.

  • Charlotte
    May 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Jenna! I’ve read your blog for a few years now but have never commented (great, now I sound super sketchy ha). Just wanted to let you know that I am COMPLETELY with you on the acupuncture front! 100%, acupuncture changed my life. When I was a sophomore in high school, I was sick for an entire year with a string of flesh-eating skin parasites from Latin America, MRSA staph infections, and finally a jaw tremor because I had been taking so many antibiotics for so long. I went to a slew of specialists and no one could figure out what was wrong with me, but then I gave acupuncture a shot and was completely healed! My Western doctors thought I would never recover. Acupuncture=best thing on earth. So glad you’re doing better!

  • Baking 'n' Books
    May 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    That is one sweet deal!

    Sorry your sick – I lost my voice all last week from a chest cold – nearly impossible to work like that – and yet I had to.

    Great slippers πŸ™‚ (Do you have medical insurance to cover your Acupuncture? I should look into paying into insurance I guess – I need to afford the dentist at least! )

  • grace
    May 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I’m sorry that you’re not feeling well. I also felt compelled to say that this is one of my favorite posts – even though I’ve tried numerous recipes… it’s always nice to know more about your life!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  • Dee
    May 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I would love to hear more about eastern medicine!

    I hope you feel better soon! Being sick sucks big time. πŸ™

    ps. those slipper are awesome! and actually, this post is all sorts of awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Colleen
    May 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    whoa, whoa, WHOA! You’re a SCAD-Grad?!

    I have been a long time lover of your blog and I had no idea! This is so exciting!!!

    • jenna
      May 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      I’m definitely NOT a SCAD grad πŸ™‚ I just have a mug!

  • Tracy @ Commit To Fit
    May 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I was sick last week, I so know how you feel. Hope you are better soon!

  • Natasha
    May 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Completely unrelated, but… where are those greyish leggings from?

  • Kate
    May 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I’d love to hear more about you switching to Eastern medicine! I get acupuncture often and it seriously has changed my life for the better.

  • Marissa
    May 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Loving this post (minus the fact you’re sick)!
    1. I need those slippers, my toes are always cold in my hardwood floor house
    2. Pho is the best sick food ever! Now I’m having a major craving!
    3. So happy to hear your success with eastern medicine. I would love to read more posts about this.
    4. Get well soon!

  • AshleyH
    May 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I would love to hear more about your experience with eastern medicine I went to an acupuncturist a few times but i was really unhappy with it but I would be willing to try some of other eastern medicine. How did you find your doc?

  • Luv What You Do
    May 24, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I’m also a big fan of the netti pot. I am relatively new to your blog (but I’ve heard great things about it) so I’m not sure if you’ve tried it. I’m slightly addicted!

    Feel Better Soon!

  • Marisa
    May 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    So sorry you are sick! I would love to hear more about Eastern medicine, especially about getting rid of migraines! I hope you get better soon.

    May 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the discount on the dvd!!! Amazing!!

  • Lu @ A Mix of it All
    May 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Feel better soon Jenna!
    ps – I want your slippers.

  • KaraHadley
    May 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I would lovelovelove to hear more about Eastern medicine. I’m quickly realizing that traditional Western medicines aren’t the answer for a lot of things (my stepmom also swears by acupuncture for her migraines) so I’m more than curious.

  • Evan
    May 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I could have written this post myself; I’m even sick right now!

    I’ve been seeing an acupuncturist too, for hormone issues, and it’s the only thing that’s worked. Eastern medicine is so much better for subtle issues that Western doctors aren’t really trained to deal with. Western are great at saving lives–if I have cancer or break a bone, give me the ER–but Eastern doctors are so much better at the preventative care that can evolve into disease if it’s not treated. I’m a firm believer in the needles and the herbs.

    Loved this post! But I do hope you feel better.

  • Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    May 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I also recommend the Neti Pot! I resisted for so long because it gave me that ‘ack’ feeling just thinking about it. But it was super easy to use and actually worked! Oh also, Mucinex is GREAT for clearing up sinuses! Feel better!

  • Caitlin
    May 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Yes, please write more about the Eastern remedies that you use! Especially anything pertaining to sinus problems. I suffer from allergies every. single. day. and nothing seems to help. I’d love to hear more about what works for you and hope that you get better soon!

    P.S. I started drinking a brand of tea called Traditional Medicinals and they have a tea for nearly everything. You should check them out next time you’re under the weather. It works pretty well for me.

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    May 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I love Yogi teas. I hope you feel better soon.

  • Chris Thompson
    May 24, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Slipper information please……….Feel better soon!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    May 24, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I have slippers like that too! Except their pink πŸ˜‰

    I like Mama Peas soup too….simple yet tasty!

  • kaila @ healthyhelper blog!
    May 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I love your slippers! My friend got me similar one for my birthday! They are so comfy and perfect for when your sick!

  • Gena
    May 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Let me put in a plug, too, for carrot ginger juice with a touch of green apple and a sprinkle of cayenne. It’s the good stuff!

  • Megan
    May 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Yay for acupuncture!!! Okay, I know a little over the top but I am in acupuncture school right now and I love, love, love it. It was totally changed my life. I went through a similar experience with sciatica and acupuncture is the only thing that has worked. Now that I am in school for it I can’t understand why I didn’t do this a long time ago. It is a miracle worker.

  • Melissa
    May 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Hope you feel better soon! Although with those slippers, mama pea’s soup, pho, and herbal meds you should be back in no time πŸ˜‰

    I just tried acupuncture for the first time last week and it’s really amazing. Would love to here more about your experience on here.

  • Mama Pea
    May 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Yay tomato tea. Yay Taylor Swift In Style that I read on the plane today. Boo colds.

  • Katrina
    May 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    haha you and I have similar sick habits. Love the slipers!

  • Amy
    May 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Sorry to hear that you aren’t feeling that great…but, here’s to a speedy recovery πŸ™‚

    I would also love to hear more about your acupuncture experience. My mom suffers from severe migraines, and the medication she takes is not only mind-bogglingly expensive, the side effects sometimes seem worse than the migraine. It would be great to be able to share with her the positive effects you’ve seen from acupuncture.

  • christa
    May 24, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    YES PLEASE talk more about your migraines, acupuncture and all that goes along with it! I am a sufferer too and am interested to hear what works for others….do share!!!

  • Elise
    May 24, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    since your buns are still killin’ from barre3, i decided to try it. being sidelined from running is making me try ANYTHING for a killer workout! three cheers for the discount πŸ˜‰

  • Allie
    May 25, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Somehow you even make being sick interesting!

  • jenna k
    May 25, 2011 at 1:24 am

    like everyone else, i would love to hear more about eastern medicine! i’m a senior in college getting ready to apply to med school, but i have an increasing curiosity in preventative and alternative treatments.

  • Rachel
    May 25, 2011 at 2:37 am

    i totally feel your pain-i have this awful cold as well at the minute, and im currently styling a lovely red nose with all my nose-blowin!!
    im rolling with oatmeal, salads, soups and rooibos with cinnamon tea. Plus Desparate Housewives!!
    I would love to know more about Eastern medicine, im trying homeopathic remedies at the moment but im not convinced.
    big hugs from the UK xx

  • Mallory (@forkvsspoon)
    May 25, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Hope you feel better soon, oh and those look like the best slippers ever!

  • Brenda M.
    May 25, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Love your slippers, adore Pho and really hoping you are feeling better soon!

  • Jess.
    May 25, 2011 at 4:36 am

    I like everything about this post (except for the you being sick part). I also curl up with a stack of mgazines and tea when I’m not feeling well. I love love love those slippers~ do you know what brand they are? If you can find them online? I’d really like heatable slippers~anytime, but especially when sick!

    I would also really like to hear about your experience with Eastern medicine. It is something I am very interested in and love hearing first hand accounts.

    Hope you are feeling better!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    May 25, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I went to California and all I got was a head cold. I’m still battling mine. Spicy pho may do the trick!

  • jenna
    May 25, 2011 at 5:44 am

    i would love to hear more about your transition to Eastermedicine!!

    your slippers and pho look amazing! πŸ™‚
    hope youre feeling better soon!

  • Karen
    May 25, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I hope you feel better soon!

    I SO TOTALLY want those slippers! Love the sheep and the heating benefit? Swoon!

    I would love to hear more about the Eastern medicine you’ve experienced so far. I wish I could find more docs who practice in my area, and wish even more that insurance companies would get on baord and start covering these valuable services!

  • d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo
    May 25, 2011 at 6:24 am

    My boyfriend always eats Pho when he’s sick! I would like it more if it didn’t have all the cilantro – I have to start making it at home.

    I love those slippers!!

  • Shannon @ A Pinch of Ginger
    May 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

    I’m sick too Jenna! What is going around? Unfortunately I’m at work, but seriously considering a sick day tomorrow if this keeps up. I’m getting dirty looks from my desk neighbors.

    P.S. That tomato tea sounds AMAZING! Esp with the head cold. Hello dinner!

  • Carrie
    May 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I also would love if you talked about your thoughts on Eastern Medicine. I’ve been seriously considering acupuncture for my chronic daily headaches, so I’d be very interested to hear your story!

  • sam
    May 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I would love to hear about acupuncture as well. I suffer from migraines/ anxiety and I’ve considered trying it, I just don’t know much about it. Any tips on choosing the right person to go to or any other advice would be great!

  • Jackie
    May 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Which acupuncturist do you go to in SR? I get about 4 migranes a week and I used to go to a woman near Montgomery Village but I had to stop because the price was too high…do you have any recomendations?

    • jenna
      May 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

      I go to the Saxena Clinic…it’s downtown. And it IS expensive…there’s no way around that. I just make sacrifices though in other areas because living pain-free is the most important thing to me!

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian)
    May 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Forks Over Knives: SANTA ROSA, CA (Begins May 27)
    Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

    something closer to you perhaps? πŸ™‚ Waiting for the showing in San Jose.

    • jenna
      May 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      I just saw that!! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Cassie @ Back to Her Roots
    May 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Add me to the chorus of people that would love to hear more about your medicine switch.


  • Maria
    May 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Acupuncture is the best, isn’t it? Although the beginning can be hard, it is definitely the best I’ve ever tried. Plus chinese herbs! Would love to hear your story!

  • Katie @ peacebeme
    May 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I WOULD LOVE to hear more about your Eastern medicine stuff!

  • Susan
    May 25, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Do you use a chair with the Barre 3 exercises? Or do you have access to a bar?

    • amy leclerc
      May 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Susan,

      While practicing the barre3 DVD you can use a waist-high chair. It works perfectly!

      Amy Leclerc
      barre3, business development director
      barre3, instructor

  • Molly
    May 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Gwa!!!! I should have waited! I ordered it already and it came yesterday!!!!!

    • amy leclerc
      May 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm


      We want to reward you for your ambition! Can you email me your mailing address please?


      Amy Leclerc
      barre3, business development director
      barre3, instructor

  • Lindsey
    May 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Hope you are feeling much better. Those slippers are awesome and I just placed an order for the Barre3 DVD. So excited!!!

  • Grandma Honey
    May 27, 2011 at 6:44 am

    YES please do share any experiences with health. I think food and health go hand in hand.

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  • Ingrid
    June 22, 2011 at 7:52 am

    just stumbled upon this post while searching for kale ideas. i would love to hear more about your eastern medicine/remedies. i like trying new things. any teas and recipes that help with stuffiness and colds and headaches, bring it!

  • Elida
    June 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Did you go to SCAD too?, I go to SCAD in Atlanta, and I can’t wait to graduate! I don”t really meet that many people that have heard of SCAD πŸ™
    I really love your blog, it’s great motivation for me to start getting healthy!!
    Keep writing πŸ™‚

  • Kriss Bond
    September 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm


    I’ve never posted on your blog before but I am an avid reader… actually too much, lol. It sounds a bit stalkerish (I swear I am not one though :), but to pass the time at work I sit on this blog for hours peeping in the cameras to make sure my bosses don’t catch me not working haha! I love running, cooking, and in general, anything related to health! I recently moved from Texas to Montreal so as you can imagine it’s a bit of a weather shock! When I discovered this post about your “heat in the microwave adorable slippers,” I got extremely excited!!!!!!! These are exactly what I need on a -40 degrees Celsius kind of day sigh…. Anyways, would you happen to know the name of the store or their website where you bought these in Georgia??? Maybe I can bribe them to ship me a pair over here!!! Also, silly question I know, but how exactly do I make oatmeal with egg whites, almond milk, banana, ect.? Does everything go in at once, or the banana are chopped up on top, is the milk cooked with it or poured over it…. lol??? THANK YOU SO MUCH!