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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Mikaela Lauren Wellness Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Do you already have your menu planned? Are you going traditional this year or something smaller and more relaxed due to pandemic restrictions and precautions?  Whatever your plans are, I've compiled a list of some recipes for you to try this year. These are all nutrient-dense recipes with gluten-free and dairy-free options.   Harvest Salad[...]

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Pumpkin Banana Bread

Mikaela Lauren Wellness Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe

Do you love baking in the fall as the weather gets cooler and leaves change outside? This recipe is basically fall in the form of a sweet bread. It has a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cardamom. The pumpkin makes the bread nice and moist and the banana adds sweetness. This makes a great breakfast, snack, or treat. Oh and it's gluten and dairy free! Pumpkin Banana Bre[...]

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My Skin Story – Part 3

Mikaela Lauren Wellness Skin Journey 3

In the last two posts, I shared my journey of having severely cystic acne, to clear skin. Today I'm sharing what I know helped heal my skin:Cleaning up my diet and avoiding any food I'm sensitive to. Food sensitivities can be caused by an imbalance in gut bacteria, so you don’t need to cut them out forever, but if they are causing inflammation in your gut, your body can respond with acne[...]

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My Skin Story – Part 2

My Skin Journey - Part 2

Last week I shared my experience with conventional medicine and my acne. You can read about it in part one of this series here. After years of seeing only temporary results, I decided it was time to dive deeper and find the root cause of my acne. When I lived in Indonesia, I saw a holistic approach to medicine. I had never experienced this before, but it intrigued me, and I wondered if I[...]

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My Skin Story – Part 1

Let’s chat about my own story and health journey, specifically my acne story. As many preteens and teens do, I experienced acne. I tried many different products to treat my acne, but nothing seemed to change much. It wasn’t until college, that I went to a dermatologist for the first time. After sharing with her I was not interested in taking any oral supplements, she put[...]

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Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

  • Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling
  • Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling
  • Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

I love to travel. I spent a good amount of time living overseas in college and after I graduated and have been blessed to travel a lot. I've been to Mexico, SE Asia, and all over the US, including Alaska! Although I love to travel, it can be hard to be out of routine, and as someone with food sensitivities, it can be difficult to find food that is good and nourishing for my body. So over[...]

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Ground Beef Stir-fry Bowls

Ground Beef Stir-fry Bowls - Mikaela Lauren Wellness

My favorite cuisine is definitely Indonesian. And I love using similar spices and flavors in my cooking today. It’s the easiest thing for me to throw together when I need a quick meal and it’s packed with flavor. I always keep red onion, garlic, and ginger on hand. The smell of them sautéing takes me right back to SE Asia. I absolutely love it. Here is a super simple recipe that takes[...]

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The Supplements I Take Daily

Mikaela Lauren Wellness Daily Supplements

I strongly believe that you cannot supplement your way out of a bad diet or lifestyle. However, supplements are a great addition to enhance your diet and lifestyle because sometimes it can be hard to get in all the nutrients we need. Our environment, genetics, diet, and lifestyle all factor into what vitamins and minerals we need and could be deficient in. Also, just a quick note on suppl[...]

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Healthy Kitchen Swaps

Mikaela Lauren Wellness Healthy Kitchen Swaps

One simple replacement of a processed food item in your kitchen is a step in the right direction towards a healthier diet and lifestyle. Chemicals and additives in foods can lead to many side effects including insulin resistance, brain fog, fatigue, digestive upset, weight gain, and more. Focus on swapping out these processed foods for whole foods which contain fewer ingredients, are less[...]

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10 things I do every day for my health

Mikaela Lauren Wellness 10 things

How do I take care of my mental, physical, spiritual, and relational health? Today I’m sharing with you the things I do every day that keep me physically in shape, mentally strong, and full of joy. I’m not perfect and I definitely have ups and downs, but the following 10 things are habits and I do them every day to keep myself happy and whole. I hope you find these helpful and can[...]