I’ve been gone from the blog for over a month because I had a baby!! It’s been crazy and exhausting and wonderful.

Elizabeth Scarlett Peterson Korikova everyone ( a pic from a couple of days old):

She was born August 6, at 3:21 am. 7lbs 6 oz with a full head of hair.

Me being extremely thrilled not to be pregnant anymore (1 week postpartum):

A month old baby!!:


I haven’t been on my computer since before August 6, I can’t find my charger (somehow my computer still has 46% percent on it, go Macs), but I’m slowly catching up to normal life.

I’ll update the blog slowly in the next couple of weeks. I’m going to write about:

  1. How my labour went
  2. What the last month has been like being a new mom
  3. The diet my dad is on and how it helped him
  4. IgG tests and why they’re not a scam (I’ll go into the science behind it a bit)
  5. New foods we’ve managed to reintroduce (plus the last reaction I had)
  6. Top foods to avoid if you don’t want to do a full elimination diet
  7. Ketosis and the ketogenic diet vs other diets (paleo, SCD, low carb, low FODMAP, low salicylate, vegetarian, vegan, etc.)
  8. Supplements and vitamins I take
  9. What we eat in a day

I’ll try to squeeze in as much writing as I can, I’m super busy. I’m working part time for my dad, cooking, cleaning, nursing 24/7 it seems, and I’m going to stick in 30 minutes of Russian a day. Oh and a university course. This is the third day I’ve been busy doing things. I managed to nurse, eat, do laundry, clean up the kitchen, look at my course, and start writing today. YAY back to normal-ish life.

Hopefully I can find my charger or this spree won’t last long.


  1. Mahsa Ro on September 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Baby is cute! Looking forward for all of it, plus you said you will do an updated post about the vitamins you’re taking, Thanks!

    • Mikhaila on September 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Ahh, I’ll add that to the list so I can remember

      • Aidan on April 22, 2018 at 11:35 pm

        Hi Mikhaila,
        Thanks for your website – it’s answering a lot of my questions right now…trying to address mental health issues.
        Has the IgG post (you mention in the list above) been written yet? It’s a lot of money to me (a student) and in investigating this myself, I only come across explanations that it is not an accurate diagnosis of food intolerances (which you obviously feel differently about).
        I figure I need to do it soon, if at all, because I’ve been doing a meat & greens diet for about 12 days (been keto for years) – I noticed you say it’s best to do it ASAP.
        Thanks again.

        • Liz on July 4, 2018 at 1:59 pm

          I had that test and it showed me as allergic to nearly all foods. It was useless. It was Carroll Food Intolerance Testing that turned me around. Maybe it helps other people.

  2. Jim Tassano on September 12, 2017 at 2:21 pm


  3. Paul on September 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Congrats to the 3 of you!

  4. Marta Cvetković on September 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

  5. Julie Byrne on September 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    She’s beautiful!! Congratulations on everything, you’re super rad. ?

  6. Embe on September 13, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Oh, she’s adorable. All that hair, my goodness! Congratulations 🙂

  7. Lara on September 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Congratulations, Mikhaila! What a beauty little Liza is! I’ve never seen a newborn with so much hair!

    Your blog has been a godsend to me. I’d be interested in hearing what a day of eating looks like for you (sort of like one of those “What I Eat in a Day” videos that are trendy right now on YouTube; there’s an idea for more YT views for your dad!). I’m especially stuck on breakfast ideas.

    • Mikhaila on September 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      I’ll add that to the “to do” list, thanks!

  8. Sharlene on September 20, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Congratulations, what a super pretty baby!

    Would you in your next blog maybe share what you ate during your pregnancy?

    Much love from the netherlands!

    • Mikhaila on September 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks! And I’ll add that to my list 🙂

  9. C on October 7, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    My second daughter had hair like that! I’m glad you had a good home birth. It’s a very exciting and tiring time (breastfeeding) with a new baby. I also had two home births and breastfed two and three years respectively. One thing I wish I had known about back then was the Weston A Price Foundation recommendations for baby’s first foods, egg yolks and liver! So different from the normal recommendations of cereal grains! I have found that almost all of the WAPF recommendations have been good for my growing family. Good luck to you all. https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/childrens-health/feeding-babies/

  10. Tamara on April 5, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Such a sweet little baby. Congratulations.
    Absolutely beautiful.

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