The Barefoot Aya

Resilience in Natural Healthcare

Month: June 2017

#Food

Recipe: Pickled Watermelon Rind

I first had pickled watermelon rind at a farm-to-table restaurant in Milan (pronounced MAI-LIN), NY and it seemed odd until I put it in my mouth. Watermelon rind is pretty good and I’ve even had it raw. While at my […]

#Uncategorized

GFAF 2017

Some of you may be thinking, “What is GFAF?” GFAF stands for the Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo. The Barefoot Aya has been selected to be an official blogger at the Worcester, MA event on July 22nd and 23rd.

#Health

No Fast Fix: Life With Mental Illness

I am nineteen and sitting in the campus counselor’s office. Her room is sunny and overlooks the quad, where boys in shorts toss frisbees with shouts and girls in floral shirts clump together at a picnic table, laughter and chatter […]

#Food

Cheating on the Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is ridiculously hard and if you’re gung-ho about losing weight, getting healthy, healing your mitochondria, helping chronic illness, or gaining muscle mass, you might be eating paleo to a tee. When I got sick and learned about the […]