I went to my naturopathic doctor yesterday and reviewed my latest blood labs. Nothing shocking but my adrenal levels, B and D vitamin levels were low so I have supplements to help with that as well as additional supplements and hibiscus tea to hopefully help wean me off of blood pressure medication. The number of supplements seems like a lot, but it’s a step in the right direction for getting myself 100% healthy and not just the Crohn’s aspect. Are all my other issues Crohn’s related? I can’t say but my disease probably isn’t doing any favors in keeping my vitamin levels in a normal range, which is why I get blood labs done every three months.
Since I have to take most of these supplements with food I prepared a breakfast of a savory oatmeal. I usually have my oatmeal with almond milk, cocoa powder and dried apricots, but today I wanted to change it up.
My oatmeal today was made with:
- 1/4 c Bob’s Red Mill gluten free steel cut oats
- 1/2 c Rao’s marinara sauce
- 1/4 c Bone broth
- 1 slice chopped bacon
- 2 tbsp marinated mushrooms
- Sprinkle of truffle sea salt
- Freshly chopped parsley