Alexis Tanner, RHN, HBA@chronicallyhealthynutrition

Holistic Nutritionist🌱
Fibromyalgia & depression fighter ✨
Mama to Emma Grace 09.24.2017 πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ
Your path to lifelong wellness starts here ⬇️

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Finally had my IV therapy again after having Emma. Not only did my naturopathic doctor get my tiny, flat, hiding vein on the first try (a miracle), but I'm feeling good AND Emma slept 12 hours waking for feeds 6 times but went right back to sleep afterwards! This mama is feeling good today. Happy Saturday!! πŸ™ŒπŸ» #ivtherapy #fibromyalgia #fibromom #insomnia #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #adrenalfatigue #musclepain #backpain #postpartum #8weeksold #naturalmedicine #myerscocktail #happy #snapchat


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I present you our first steak from Nutrafarms, and it was amaaaaaaazing! My fiancΓ© didn't cook mine rare but that's ok, it was still tasty!! We purchased one year's worth of chicken breasts, thighs, and bones; steaks; bacon; ribs; salmon; sole; and tuna. So far we are incredibly happy with our purchase! No more hunting down meat from 5 different grocery stores, which is a bonus with a newborn baby at home! Thank you @nutrafarmsinc #local #localfarms #nutritionist #meateater #protein #paleo #fibromyalgia #easymeals #family #newbornbaby #steak #grassfed #gmofree #antibioticfree #wildfish


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Leaning tower of applecheeks πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» We are loving our Canadian made cloth diapers! Ever since switching from all natural disposables to these beauties, Emma hasn't had a single diaper rash! Natural all the way πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸ» #clothdiapers #applecheeks #natural #diaperrash #earthmamaangelbaby #7weeksold #greenmom #nutritionist #savetheplanet #lesswaste #laundryfordays #seventhgeneration #chemicalfree #toxinfree #plasticfree


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This photo came up on my personal Facebook feed from 2 years ago - homemade detox tea β˜•οΈ Now that I'm no longer trying to breastfeed, I can make this to detox my liver, kidneys and other organs that were impacted by the pregnancy. OR, since I have very little time and hands with a newborn, I may just use the detox tea bags from Traditional Medicinals, ha! #liverdetox #kidneydetox #detox #pregnancy #postpartum #traditionalmedicinals #tea #detoxtea #staranise #fennel #peppermint #ginger


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I might be MIA for a while - taking off my nutritionist hat while I enjoy motherhood and survive these fibro flares. I think we lucked out and God gifted us an easy baby because he knew with my chronic illnesses I couldn't handle more, and man am I ever grateful for that. Emma is the most chill, easygoing, great sleeper, great eater, happiest baby I've met. I am beyond blessed. Just trying to make it through these rough first few months of severe pain and fatigue. I'm laying in bed right now resting while my fiancΓ© rocks Emma to sleep then brings her into bed with me. I am so lucky to be able to call myself her mom and thank god every day for this blessing πŸ’—#7weeksold #emmagrace #newmom #fibromyalgia #spoonie #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #sleepdeprivation #ppd #ppa #postpartumjourney #blessedmama #motherhood #attachmentparenting


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This is what our counter permanently looks like - 12 Avent glass bottles. We have a back up of 12 Munchkin Latch bottles as well and we still do a load of wash daily! The struggle is real. No way could I travel around the world with a bottle fed baby! Even getting on an hour flight seems crazy to me with the process we go through feeding her! We'll have to wait until Emma is eating solids before we go visit her uncle and aunt in Singapore and her daddy's best friend in Australia! πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 🍼 #Newmom #6weeksold #babygirl #daughter #love #minime #bottlefed #formula #breastmilk #donormilk #happybaby #milkdrunk #glassbottles #travel #anxiety #fibroflare #needsleep #singapore #australia #nutrition


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My Sunday afternoon: nap time, snack time and boiling cloth diaper liners πŸ˜‚ My how things have changed! I wouldn't change it for the world though! Any detergent suggestions for AMP and Applecheeks diapers? I'm using seventh generation powder right now. #clothdiapers #ampdiapers #applecheeks #canada #madeincanada #pomegranate #newborn #5weeksold #toxinfree #naturalfabrics #hemp #clothliner #nutritionist #naturalliving #seventhgeneration #laundry #mom


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Loving our new #avent glass baby bottles! πŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸΌ They heat quickly, retain the heat well and wash SO well and easily. Winner πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» Just ordered more off #amazon prime! Anything to make our lives easier as parents! @philipsaventrd #newparents #donormilk #formula #holle #lebenswert #germany #europe #babygirl #newmom #mealtime #nonstopeater #sloweater #4weeksold #nutritionist #healthybaby #healthymama #fibromom #breastmilk #formula #mealprep #nightfeeds #glassbottles #toxinfree


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What we're doing for baby Emma's cold. #Homeopathic + #breastmilk up the nose + sucking snot out with the snot sucker πŸ‘πŸ» Also doing daily #steam showers and sitting her near the #humidifier. We're on day 7 now. Hoping she gets better soon. She also still has her thrush and diaper rash πŸ€’πŸ˜”Did you know babies born in August and September get sick the most? πŸ˜“#sickbaby #coldseason #septemberbaby #1monthold #emmagrace #naturalmedicine #saynotodrugs #immunesystem #nutritionist


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The lack of #sleep while being up all night with a #newborn #baby has caused my #fibro to #flare for the first time in a year πŸ˜“πŸ˜‘Time to get my butt to the #naturopath for my #IVtherapy - hopefully that will help! Gotta get this body back in order! Who else has been in this boat? @sulanartistry #lidocaine #backpain #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #insomnia #fibromyalgia #fibroflare #paindoctor #naturopathicdoctor #newmom #exhausted #sleepy #chronicillness #painkiller #naturalremedies #nutritionist


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Eating one handed tonight and with my non-dominant hand πŸ™ŒπŸ»Only dropped 2 peas lol. #snuggles #sickbaby #wildsalmon #peas #protein #healthydinner #homecooked #nutritionist #omega3 #brainfuel


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My first real home cooked meal since thanksgiving, courtesy of my parents πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ» My mom cut it all up so I could eat one handed while holding Emma ❀️ #homecooking #lamb #veggies #family #newmom #3weeksold #dadsatwork #babygirl #tgif #naptime


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In case you were wondering if good people still exist in this world, I'm here to tell you they do. A lovely #mom just dropped off a bunch of her extra breastmilk for Emma. I am so beyond #grateful. Time for Emma to get some antibodies to fight off this cold and develop a healthy immune system. #breastmilk #donormilk #liquidgold #milkdonor #burlington #moms #happy #healthybaby #cold #immunesystem #antibodies #breastfeeding #breastfeedingstruggles #newmom #chronicillness


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Let's talk about oral #thrush in babies πŸ˜” What #natural methods have you tried that have worked? I am staying away from gentian violet because of how badly it can stain, and I've recently read reports that it has caused cancer in animals? I have had Emma on a prescription anti-fungal for two weeks and it has mostly cleared it up, but seems to be taking a while. The #sugar in that #prescription scares me as well, considering #yeast feeds off of sugar!! So, tonight I made a concoction of 10 drops of #grapefruit seed extract and 30ml of distilled #water (Evian). Starting tomorrow I plan to apply it in her mouth hourly. Apparently it should clear up within 3 days. I have also been giving her #probiotics since birth and have continued with the thrush. Let me know your tried and true methods!!! #oralthrush #yeast #antifungal #naturalcures #grapefruitseedextract #candida #homeremedies #baby #newmom #nutritionist #newroots #supplements #healthyplanet #genestra


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Gone but never forgotten. Emma has some angels watching over her in heaven πŸ’•πŸ˜‡ #miscarriage #loss #october15 #gonetoosoon #neverforgotten #angels #heaven #prayers #pregnancy #infantloss


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Happy anniversary to my brother and sister in law in Singapore! πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ Last year we were in Japan celebrating their wedding with family and friends - what a trip! πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ This year, they traveled to Santosa to celebrate, and unfortunately my brother suffered a very severe allergic reaction to tuna, stopped breathing, and ended up in the hospital. Luckily he is okay and home. I'm not sure what the food quality standards are for fish in Asia, but he has had food poisoning on several occasions, but never this bad (scombroid). Please be careful everyone! #singapore #foodpoisoning #tuna #scombroid #histamine #epinephrine #emergency #hospital #asia #anniversary #eatingout #family #medicalcare #spoiledfish #allergicreaction #santosa #fish #japan #wedding


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The breastfeeding struggle is very REAL. Let me tell you, formula feeding was NOT in my original plans as a mom. I know that breastmilk contains everything your baby needs to be nourished and thrive, but I have also recently learned that my body just can't handle breastfeeding. It's my new sad reality. Let me tell you, this mom guilt is VERY real, and it's taking me a while to get over it. We have to remember that fed is best, despite what some people say about breast being best. I am so jealous of those who had no difficulty breastfeeding and had an abundant amount of breastmilk, like my mom, my mother in law and my sister in law, but you have to manage the cards you were dealt, and unfortunately, with this baby I wasn't blessed with the ability to easily breastfeed Emma. So I sourced the most natural formula out there and hopefully she'll be healthy on that. I have recently learned that there are many women out there who have and continue to struggle with breastfeeding - if you're one of those women, please feel free to PM me, I'm always happy to chat ❀️ Stoked to try out this baby brezza today with our new #holle formula from #Germany πŸ‘πŸ»πŸΌ It makes and warms the bottle in 30 seconds compared to our bottle warmer, which takes 3-5 minutes to heat up. Time is of the essence when you are holding a crying #baby πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ


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Looooooove my roasted veggies! You can do practically any veg this way!! If you've never tried it, you're missing out!!! #roastedveggies #sweetpotatoes #peppers #broccoli #cauliflower #vegetables #healthyeating #nutrientdense


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Mom brought me homemade turkey soup the other day for lunch and now I'm enjoying the rest for dinner πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»Easy meals are KEY during the postpartum period! #postpartum #postpartumjourney #emmagrace #turkeysoup #homemade #nutrients #freshingredients #18daysold #firsttimemom #babygirl #newmama #fibromom #mom #family #ittakesavillage #leftovers


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Second day home alone with baby Emma and this is how I'm feeling! Wish Starbucks delivered! #nutritionist #coffee #needcaffeine #littlesleep #17daysold #emmagrace #newmom #fibromyalgia #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #needfood


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Sad but true πŸ˜“ Years ago I was on a handful of medication, and today, I am now on ONE for my depression and anxiety. My goal is to be off of that one eventually as well, but if I can't it's not the end of the world. I've come a long way since being diagnosed with #fibromyalgia, #scoliosis, #anxiety and #depression 20 years ago, and so can you!! #farmacy #justeatwholefoods #fruits #veggies #protein #healthyfat #water #nutritionist #nutrition #healthybody #healthymind #healthymom #healthybaby #healthyfamily #chronicillness #spoonie #naturalliving

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