Dr. Erin Carter

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👩🏼‍⚕️Doctor who believes that food is medicine
🥑Paleo, Whole30, AIP, GAPS & SCD recipes
🌻Choosing healthy, joyful living
💋Beautycounter Sr Director

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The last couple weeks have been rough I’m not going to lie. I’ve had a terrible flare of whatever it is that’s going on with my guts. I haven’t been able to work out in 2 weeks, was stuck in bed for almost a week and had to cancel a weeks worth of clinics. Plus my colonoscopy yesterday didn’t give me any answers or clues as to what’s going on. Needless to say it’s all pretty frustrating. But I’m choosing to focus on the positives. I’m glad they didn’t find colitis in my bowels. I’m glad I’m starting to feel better. And I’m glad I will still be getting more testing done to try and find the answers. Instagram often portrays this image that it’s all sunshine and rainbows for everyone all the time. It’s not. So if you’re struggling know that you’re not alone! Life is full of ups and downs and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out that’s usually when the biggest curve ball is thrown your way. Learn to work through the struggles and know that they are teaching you valuable lessons. Learn to ask for help when you need it. Learn that’s it’s ok to slow down. Learn that it’s ok not to have it all figured out💕
Today I’m spending time reading, resting and taking it easy. It may not be what I had initially planned for the day but it’s what my body needs right now and that’s ok. 
@vincecamuto dress
@beingbossclub book
@3hausphotographics .
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Dinner is served!!! On the menu tonight is Paleo Beef and Broccoli! So easy to make because it’s made in the slow cooker this dish is also bursting with flavor! It’s packed with healthy ingredients like @butcher_box grass fed beef and @kettleandfire bone broth. Pair this beef and broccoli with cauliflower rice and you’ve got a perfect meal. Enjoy! 
Grab the recipe through the link in my profile. .
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This may seem like a simple and obvious statement. But for me it’s not. I’ve always prided myself at being very self motivated, high achieving and independent. I’ve never been good at asking for help. Somehow asking for help has always seemed like an admission of failure. I know that sounds crazy but it’s true. But over the last couple years I’ve realized more and more that I can’t do it all. Especially when sick. I hate being sick. I love productivity and achievements and being sick makes those things impossible. I used to really resent being sick and try to push through it. As you can imagine that never worked out well. It only left me more exhausted and run down. And as much as I still hate being sick, I’ve learned that it’s ok to slow down. It’s ok to admit that something is wrong. It’s ok to ask for help. Chronic illness is like that. It knocks you down when you are least expecting it. There will be great days and there will be bad days. Don’t resent the bad days. Accept them and let them teach you and make you stronger.💕
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Whole30 Pork Carnitas. Just another recipe I’m working on getting to you guys! I used my favorite wraps from @cocobynuco to make them Whole30 compliant. The wraps also Paleo, AIP, vegan, gluten free, grain free and dairy free so basically everyone can eat them. Erik said that these carnitas are one of the best things I’ve ever made. He may be slightly biased but still I’ll take it! 🌮
Would you eat these??? .
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Relationships. A topic I don’t talk about very much on here but today is our 12th anniversary. Yes 12! In the world of Instagram and social media relationships are often made to look perfect and stress free. But that’s not real life. We have definitely had our fair share of ups and downs and even a few breakups along the way but that really has just made us stronger as a couple. I can’t tell you how often I get asked when we are going to get married. Honestly, it just hasn’t been a priority for us. We are both so busy building our businesses that taking time and money away from that to plan a wedding hasn’t seemed important. Maybe we’ll get married one day, maybe we won’t. I know that getting married won’t change how we feel about each other and the commitments we’ve already made to one another. And while I’ve been too sick these past few days for us to actually celebrate this milestone hopefully we will be able to soon. Happy 12 years mister! @hogan.erik 📷: @3hausphotographics 
And before you ask my coat is from @anthropologie .
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Giving up bread when you give up grains can be really, really hard. Trust me I know. It’s even harder if you can’t tolerate nuts since most paleo bread recipes are made with nut flours or nut butter. So if you can’t have grains and if you can’t have nuts this bread is for you! It’s gluten free, grain free, nut free and dairy free. The secret? @ottos_cassava_flour - it makes the perfect grain flour substitute🍞
Grab the recipe through the link in my profile! .
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I always use weekends for meal prepping for the week and this week I will be making a giant batch of my Whole30 Curry Butternut Squash Soup. Starting Monday I have to eat a low fiber diet to prep for my colonoscopy on Friday so I’m only allowed to eat vegetables if they’ve been cooked and ideally puréed. So soup is the perfect solution! This one is also made with @kettleandfire bone broth (you can sub for your own or another brand) so it’s great for your gut and skin! And how gorgeous is that @anthropologie bowl? If you feel like trying it grab the recipe through the link in my profile! Enjoy! .
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Happy Friday!!! If you’re looking for a cocktail to get your weekend started I’ve got you covered! This Peach Ginger Fizz is beyond easy to make and tastes so, so good! It’s made with my favorite ginger kombucha by @gtskombucha so it’s even good for your gut. It’s also Whole30, vegan and paleo. Cheers!🍹
Grab the recipe through the link in my profile. .
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When you are craving ALL the chocolate so you decide to make a batch of Paleo Double Chocolate Muffins. 
Growing up I was obsessed with the double chocolate muffins from Costco. Does anyone else remember those? My sister and I thought they were the best things ever! So while I definitely can’t eat those grain and dairy filled muffins anymore, that still doesn’t mean I don’t crave a little chocolate for breakfast now and then. Hence why I created these muffins. Not only are they gluten, grain and dairy free but the chocolate chips are also soy free as well. Just because you can’t eat certain foods doesn’t mean you should miss out on delicious food! I used @enjoylifefoods chocolate chips in these and they make them taste amazing!!! Now, who wants the recipe???
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You know that saying “laughter is the best form of medicine?” There is definitely truth in that statement. I see it with my patients all the time. When it comes to illness, chronic disease and healing, those patients with a positive attitude always do so much better. The patients who absorb the sick role and let their diagnosis rule their lives always do the poorest. Those who choose to see the positives of their illness and make the most of their situation always tend to thrive and heal. So while laughter won’t cure your disease, choosing to find joy and laughter even during tough times really makes a difference. Mindset and attitude are so powerful. Don’t take that for granted💕
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Do you know what your goals are? Do you have a clear vision of where you want to be and how you are going to get there? What is currently standing in the way of those goals? Sometimes the answers aren’t easy. Sometimes the answers require you to make some tough decisions. Because if you get really honest with yourself I bet you know what is holding you back. And if you really want to reach those goals, you’ll need to let go of the things that are holding you back. Maybe that’s your current job. Or relationship. Or friends. Or living situation. Or even the clothes you continue to save that no longer fit. Whatever it is, if you really, truly, want to reach your goals you will need to surround yourself with the people and the environment that are going to help you get there. And that may require you to let go of the things that are holding you back. It might be scary and it might be really hard, but it will be so, so worth it💕 .
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As much as I hate cold weather I sure do love fall food. Especially fall baking. If you ask me there is almost nothing better than a freshly baked treat this time of year. I recently created this Paleo Pear Bread because my kitchen was overflowing with pears that needed to be used. I am so happy with how this bread turned out! It tastes amazing and is the perfect fall treat. And as always it’s gluten, grain and dairy free. I made it grain free by using some of my favorite flours including @anthonysgoods almond flour and @bobsredmill tapioca starch. The recipe isn’t on the blog yet but I’m hoping to get it to you soon! .
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