Looking for Modified Atkins Soup Recipes


Winter is coming right around the corner.  That means it is time to break out the soup recipies.  One of my goals is to find an awesome Thai Chicken Coconut Soup or Tom Kha Gai recipe. I have been trying to find some recipes that are also modified atkins friendly.  It is low carb and delicious.  The recipe for the soup in the pin below can be found at followinginmyshoes.com.

I have also found this recipe for low carb chili which would make a great soup for those cold winter evenings.  The recipe can be found here.

I am a fan of relatively simple yet delicious recipes and I think both of these fit that description.  Do you have a great soup recipe that is keto or modified atkins friendly?

Media Monday – Weight Loss Tips


I have not given up on losing weight, but I have not made much progress in the last few months either.   This is an interesting weight loss pin that I found on Pinterest.  I have an appointment coming up with my primary care physician.  When I stand on the scale again, I hope to show the doctor that I have made some improvement.

What is an Epilepsy Syndrome?


Learn About Epilepsy Syndromes

According to the Epilepsy Foundation:

  • An epilepsy syndrome is defined by a group of features usually occurring together.
  • The features in a syndrome may include types of seizures commonly seen, age when seizures commonly begin, part of the brain involved, usual course, genetic information, and much more.
  • Collectively this description provides information on what medicine and other treatments may be helpful.

If you click on the link or image above, you will go to a page on Epilepsy Foundation website that talks about each of these syndromes in detail.  In order to help illustrate how different epilepsy can be for various patients, I will pick a few of these syndromes and write some blog posts about them in the next few weeks.  If you have a request, please let me know.

Caffeine and Seizures


Have you ever wondered about the relationship between caffeine and seizures?  I have touched on this topic in the past in blog posts such as: My Love/Hate Relationship with Coffee and When I Stopped Drinking Coffee.

I needed this reminder since I have drunk a lot of coffee lately.  I have experienced insomnia and some anxiety lately, and I’m sure the amount of coffee that I drink is not helping.  I did get down to only 2 cups of coffee a day at one time, but end-of-the-semester stress drove me to drinking more coffee.

 

Media Monday – Your Brain on Exercise


I needed this reminder for myself more than anything.  I need to get back into the routine of exercising to help keep myself healthy.  As the infographic below shows, a little bit of exercise regularly can have all sorts of positive benefits for your brain.  Not to mention I have to lose the weight that I gained from those donuts that I ate this summer!