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Problems with Overeating? What Kind of Cookware do you Use?

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A new study published in Nature Communication in August by Cedars-Sinai investigators details the endocrine disrupting dangers of certain chemicals including Butylhydroxytoluene (BHT), a commonly added preservative to packaged foods and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a polymer found in non-stick (or teflon) cookware. Specifically, these chemicals have been found to disrupt gut-brain communication, interfering with signals sent from […]




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How to Survive This Post-Election Thanksgiving (While Being Gluten Free!)

Katie Bauer Digestion, Holidays, Life’s Lessons 2 Comments on How to Survive This Post-Election Thanksgiving (While Being Gluten Free!)

How are you handling Thanksgiving this year? Or the other food-focused winter holidays? Are you plagued with fears of political arguments and mired in post-election hysteria? Wondering how you will handle the not-so delicate political disagreements table-side? I feel lucky that I am largely only surrounded by those who share my politics making frenzied and […]




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My Mid-Life Crisis—My Awakening—My Self

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One month or so before my 40th birthday, right on time—for once not procrastinating, I was hurled head-first and with great tenacity into my impending mid-life crisis. Although transitions of identity, whenever they may come, can be liberating, fulfilling, and even joyfully amusing, mine definitely started as a crisis before it became an awakening! After […]




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Nourished Health Center closed on July 1

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Nourished Health Center, the integrative health center I was the Founding Director of, closed on July 1–our 6 year anniversary. My private practice, cooking classes, and workshops will continue, but in new locations. The reason we closed I explained back in June via this Facebook post if you missed it: Most of the Nourished Health Center […]




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Low-Glycemic, Veggie Dense, Dairy-Free, Upleveled Shepherd’s Pie (vegan or omnivore)

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In the 1700’s it is said that Irish peasants typically ate between eight and fourteen pounds of potatoes EVERY day, accounting for 80% of their caloric intake! Potatoes were easy to cultivate and required little space making it the ideal crop. And on today, St. Patrick’s Day, many Irish-Americans still practice the tradition of planting […]




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Sugar-Free Coconut Peppermint Patties (I mean Peppermint Paddies)

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St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow so I think it only fitting to share one of my favorite desserts which I’ve never considered Irish before, but I’ve been informed by my non-Irish colleagues who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green beer that it is! My take on the peppermint patty is sugar and dairy-free, but still […]




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Allergen-Free, Low Glycemic Colcannon and a Bit of Irish History for St. Patrick’s Day (or Halloween)

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Maybe because I am Irish (and Scottish, German and a whole mess of other things) I love me some potatoes. In fact, in grad school, I pretty much lived on them. I would buy huge bags of potatoes and “borrow” pads of butter from one of the school cafeterias and call it breakfast, lunch and […]




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Collard Burritos Save the Day and the Leftovers (with Video Tutorial)

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Living in Los Angeles for some time with several Hispanic roommates created a love affair for me with tortillas. We ate tortillas with every meal—for breakfast we stuffed them with eggs or tofu and potatoes and for lunch it was usually beans, potatoes, salsa and avocado. Every meal we ate, from salad to stir-fry ended […]





Celiac Disease and Nutrient Deficiencies: How are Your Zinc Levels?

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Do you consume a diet high in zinc or supplement with zinc? If you have celiac disease you must know if you are deficient… and you probably are. Why it is essential for celiacs to quickly overcome zinc deficiency Zinc deficiency depletes our immune system and prevents tissue regeneration, which is uniquely problematic for celiacs. […]




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New Urine Test Could Prove Beneficial in Tracking Gluten Free Diet Adherence and Cross-Contamination

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I wanted to give a heads-up to all of my practitioner friends and followers that a new urine test is on the market that could help with tracking gluten free diet adherence and whether your patients and clients are unknowingly getting gluten cross-contamination. Biomedal, a Spain diagnostics company, is purportedly able to identify two markers […]




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Celiac Research Update: Early Life Infections may be Connected to Celiac Disease Development

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A Norwegian population-based study published by the American Journal of Gastroenterology in October suggests early life infections may play a role in later development of celiac disease. Children with 10 or more infections by the time they turned 18 months old had a significantly greater risk for later development of celiac disease compared with children […]




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FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Update

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On November 17, the FDA issued a proposed rule establishing that fermented, hydrolyzed and distilled foods must meet certain requirements to carry a gluten-free label. The gluten free labeling rule that went into effect in August 2014 indicated difficulty in scientifically detecting gluten in fermented and hydrolyzed foods and that the FDA would release a […]




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The #1 Key to Getting Halloween Sugar Cravings Under Control Video!

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Need some quick and easy blood sugar balancing breakfast ideas? Join me in Denver for a FREE 1 hour cooking class bonanza on Mon Nov 2 or Jan 4 from 5:45-7pm. Need more ideas for getting your sugar cravings under control? This FREE video shares all of the causes of your sugar cravings–beyond simply blood sugar […]




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Is it necessary to screen for celiac disease in adult idiopathic osteoporosis? A response longer than intended.

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Low bone mineral density, reduced bone mass, increased fractures and osteoporosis are well-known, common symptoms of celiac disease, affecting up to 70% of celiac patients.[1] [2] [3] [4] In fact, a Brazilian study was just published in September that found a whopping 69% of patients with celiac disease (N=101) have low bone mineral density.[5] Malabsorption […]




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How to Break Your Chains of Sugar Addiction Video

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In this video I discuss the physical and the emotional/mental/habitual causes of sugar addiction. If you have tried to sugar detox in the past, but failed, it’s not because you aren’t strong enough or lack willpower, it’s probably because you have an addiction to sugar. Until you deal with the root causes of your sugar […]




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Biohacking & Mother’s Day Quick and Easy Allergen-Free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting

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Recipe is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, nut-free, seed-free, peanut-free, soy-free, coconut-free, refined sugar free, but chocolate-full! I like working out at night, as the last thing that I am doing during the day, as a separation between work and rest, somehow encompassing both and working to relax me and ease me into sleep (maybe). The […]




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Allergen-Free No Bake Chocolate-Sunbutter Bars (Paleo, grain-free, vegan, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, chocolate-free option, raw option)

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As a teenager and into my twenties, my favorite cracky snack/dessert ever was Little Debbie Nutty Bars. Ugh! Yep, I couldn’t get enough. I would buy a box and eat the whole box in one sitting… Yeah, I’ve never been challenged with sugar addiction! Right… So those crunchy, delicious Little Debbie Nutty Bars contain gluten, […]




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Sugar Free Meyer Lemon Bars

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I love the combination of sweet and sour. So when organic Meyer lemons showed-up at the natural food store on sale—my mind began racing with all of the wonderful things those Meyer lemons and I could do together. Meyer lemons to me indicate the coming arrival of spring. To simply smell the flowery citrus aroma […]




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I Ate Wheat on Saturday!

Katie Bauer Digestion, Life’s Lessons, Vitamins and Minerals 2 Comments on I Ate Wheat on Saturday!

Some of you that I hang out with on Facebook have already heard…. I ate gluten on Saturday! No, I didn’t get cross-contaminated, I straight-up ate wheat! By choice? No. By my own flagrant stupidity. Yes. I’m one of those annoying people to eat out with that asks the servers a gazillion questions and after […]




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A Healthier Halloween: One “Trick or Treater” at a Time

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“In our town, Halloween was terrifying and thrilling, and there was a whiff of homicide. We’d travel by foot in the dark for miles, collecting candy, watching out for adults who seemed too eager to give us treats.” — Rosecrans Baldwin Halloween is no longer revered and feared as the time of year when the veil […]




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Is it Time to Finally Let Go and Release?

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“[T]hat old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.”  ― Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose




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Are Your Sugar Cravings all “in Your Head”?

Katie Bauer Cravings, Digestion, Sugar Detox Leave a Comment on Are Your Sugar Cravings all “in Your Head”?

The first step to changing your relationship to food is to understand that relationship. Uncontrollable food cravings can make changing to a healthier lifestyle daunting and depressing. Social stigmatization can make it overwhelming and feel futile. Some friends, family, lovers, coaches and practitioners may even make you feel like there is something wrong with you […]




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Smiling Through Gritted Teeth Through Family Stress Until It’s Better

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My parents divorced when I was four and I was raised by my mom. Although my mom took me to visit my dad a lot growing-up, he still got to be the cool parent that wasn’t there for the real stuff—my first heartache, the first friend to commit suicide, my first and only broken arm, […]




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Want Cake? Got Sugar Cravings? Listen to this…

Katie Bauer audio, Cravings, Life’s Lessons, Sugar Detox 5 Comments on Want Cake? Got Sugar Cravings? Listen to this…

Want cake? We all get cravings for certain foods and sometimes those foods are not the healthiest choices for us. “My name is Katie and I am a sugar addict. I’ve been clean for 6 hours.” Sound familiar? I know that I’m not alone. Once I break the sugar addiction and clean it out of […]




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Creating an Honorable Gut (A Gut with Integrity) and Ditching the Leaky One

Katie Bauer Digestion, Fatigue, pain, Vitamins and Minerals 3 Comments on Creating an Honorable Gut (A Gut with Integrity) and Ditching the Leaky One

If you have food sensitivities—you have leaky gut. If you have bacterial overgrowth, candida overgrowth or a parasitic infection—you have leaky gut. If you have an autoimmune disease, you at one time had leaky gut and may still have it. Hyper-permeability of the small intestinal mucosal lining or leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is extremely common […]




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Conquering Pain through Food and Lifestyle

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So you may find it strange that a Digestive Health Specialist is writing about pain relief and arthritis… Hmm… Well, what does that tell you? 🙂 What is Arthritis? And why are you lumping other forms of pain in with it? The word “arthritis” simply means “joint inflammation.” There are generally believed to be two […]




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Make Habits Not Resolutions

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“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”   –Ralph Waldo Emerson     Drum roll please…  According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology this month, the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 are: Lose weight Get […]




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Declare Your Independence Today

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What is Independence Day to you? So here is where I’m supposed to exalt at our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Okay not really. I should probably exalt at our day off from work, our opportunity to blow stuff up or watch it be blown-up (aka fireworks) or use this as an opportunity […]




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You Must Judge a Book By Its Cover: Why Being Judgmental is Critical to Your Health

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We are always being told to not judge a book by its cover… to avoid being judgmental. But that is BAD advice when it comes to health. We MUST be judgmental. In this video, I share three examples, two that are very pertinent to the gluten intolerant community and one that is relevant to everyone. […]




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The 10 Second Secret to Igniting Your Digestive Fire

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What do you think? Is that saying, “you are what you eat” true? No—it actually isn’t true at all. The truth is that we are what we digest. To digest foods the body must concentrate blood flow to the digestive organs, to properly absorb nutrients for energy and cellular regeneration. Unfortunately, this state of digestion […]




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Get Your Juices Flowing and Combat Constipation

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As Valentine’s Day nears, I just can’t help but to bring up the discussion of constipation, because let’s face it… It is impossible to feel sexy when you are all clogged-up! In 1991, 4.5 million people in the US indicated that they are constipated most or all of […]




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Kick the Crack (aka Sugar) Addiction

Katie Bauer Blood Sugar, Cravings, Digestion, Vitamins and Minerals 18 Comments on Kick the Crack (aka Sugar) Addiction

I try to support people with whole foods as much as possible, but sometimes it is necessary to use a nutrient to support your health goals. If you are addicted to sugar or refined carbohydrates, now may be one of those times. In this video I share a nutrient that many of us are depleted […]




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Surviving the End of the World to Create a New You

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“And I would like to say that according to the Mayan Calendar the 21st of December marks the end of the time and the beginning of no-time. It is the end of the Macha & the beginning of the Pacha. It is the end of selfishness & the beginning of brotherhood. It is the end […]




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Making it Gluten Free for the Holidays: Simple Changes to Traditional Recipes

Katie Bauer Blood Sugar, Digestion, Holidays, Recipes 15 Comments on Making it Gluten Free for the Holidays: Simple Changes to Traditional Recipes

Okay, you’ve got the whole holiday cooking gluten cross-contamination thing figured out and you are ready to figure out what to bring to a party to stay safely gluten-free and still have fun. Below is a quick list of how to easily make the traditional holiday foods be gluten free, along with suggestions for making […]




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Holiday Gluten Free Party Planning: Tips for Attending and Hosting

Katie Bauer Blood Sugar, Digestion, Holidays 14 Comments on Holiday Gluten Free Party Planning: Tips for Attending and Hosting

Picture this… You are hosting a holiday party at your house and everything is perfect. The music is bumping crazy vibes of joyous holiday bliss as your party-goers bob and gyrate in sync to the music. The Ugly Sweater contest is in full swing with obnoxious red and green sweaters dotted with snowmen, sequins and […]




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Avoiding Being “Glutened” During the Holidays: Common Cross-Contamination Culprits

Katie Bauer Digestion, Holidays 17 Comments on Avoiding Being “Glutened” During the Holidays: Common Cross-Contamination Culprits

Thanksgiving is over but the holiday parties continue past the end of the year. Whether you are gluten intolerant and attending parties or whether you are hosting a party with gluten free guests, you need to understand how to avoid gluten cross-contamination. What is gluten cross-contamination? No… Not the album Cross Contamination by the rock […]




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The Two Most Common Misconceptions about Digestive Health that Keep You Sick and Tired

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In the video below I share the two most common misconceptions I see in my practice around digestive health; however, these two misconceptions are true for most any health condition. Sometimes when what you are doing isn’t working and your health condition and symptoms are persisting, you need to start over and re-evaluate your strategy. […]




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Choose Health

Katie Bauer Fatigue, Life’s Lessons 8 Comments on Choose Health

We can only be held accountable for what we know, but refusing to know is no excuse. And knowing without acting is inexcusable. I’ve had food intolerances my whole life. If I had tested for them in my teen years, I would have saved myself loads of adolescent angst and embarrassment from having a “pizza […]




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The Cycle of Cravings and Flat on Your Back Fatigue

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Are you driven to consume sugar, refined carbohydrate, salty snack foods or caffeine, even when you are trying not to? The first step to changing your relationship to food is to understand that relationship. Uncontrollable food cravings can make changing to a healthier lifestyle daunting and depressing. Social stigmatization can make it overwhelming and feel […]




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Food Cravings: Maybe It’s All in Your Head

Katie Bauer Digestion, Fatigue, Weight Loss 19 Comments on Food Cravings: Maybe It’s All in Your Head

You promise yourself that today will be different. You won’t gravitate toward that donut at the office, you won’t eat a piece of that birthday cake at the party, you’ll stock up on broccoli and carrot sticks to prevent needing to eat that junk. You can do it. You can do it. Just do it. […]




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Sharing My Story of Gluten-Induced Schizophrenia and Night Terrors

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Jolted out of my slumber. Sitting straight up I look around. I start to panic. There is a man there watching me sleep. I yell at him and try to make myself feel big. I clumsily clamor for the knife I know I have hidden under my mattress somewhere. Somewhere… Where is it? I feel […]




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Avoid Becoming a Processed Food, Cracked-Out Gluten Free Zombie

Katie Bauer Blood Sugar, Digestion, Fatigue, Vitamins and Minerals, Weight Loss 22 Comments on Avoid Becoming a Processed Food, Cracked-Out Gluten Free Zombie

I remember the first time I attended a gluten free vendor fair. I was aghast! I felt as though I had stepped into a nightmare or a horror flick with hoards of zombies…pasty faced, walking stiff…uncomfortable… Thankfully, fixated not on eating my brains, but on eating as much of the gluten free processed food manufacturers’ […]




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Soy… Is it Safe?

Katie Bauer Vitamins and Minerals 13 Comments on Soy… Is it Safe?

Ever since I was the #wellnesschat guest on Twitter to discuss soy and its implications for our health, I’ve been fielding a lot of questions. I’ve decided that it would be helpful to have one place to send everyone; instead of continuing to regurgitate the same answers and research over and over (I’m starting to […]




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Is the IBS Diagnosis BS?

Katie Bauer Digestion 26 Comments on Is the IBS Diagnosis BS?

This month is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. And telling it like it is… The IBS diagnosis is a load of BS. As a practitioner specializing in helping people overcome fatigue and regain a vibrant life full of energy, I work with a lot of clients that have been labeled (and accept their label) as […]




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Prescription for Health: Go Play in the Sun for an Hour and Call Me in the Morning

Katie Bauer Blood Sugar, Cravings, Digestion, Fatigue, Vitamins and Minerals, Weight Loss 17 Comments on Prescription for Health: Go Play in the Sun for an Hour and Call Me in the Morning

Here in Colorado it is time to rejoice!!! It’s March and while March is our most snowy month, it is also when the sun finally rises high enough in the sky again for us to synthesize vitamin D into our skin. WooHoo!!! Exalt, as our “vitamin D” depleted winter that is generally from November through […]




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How Empowered Self-Care Can Awaken Transformative Action

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February is a month all about heart health—emotional (e.g. Valentine’s Day) as well as physical (Cardiovascular Disease Awareness Month), but what is often overlooked is how passion or love for something (as opposed to someone) unrealized can so deeply affect our heart organ, our overall health and can even affect our ability to love again. […]




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Ode to Fat

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I can’t count the number of times someone has come to a cooking class and become appalled that a nutrition therapist, who advertises the class as healthy, eagerly promotes high fat foods. They, like so many, equate consuming fats with becoming fat. Or how many times someone has thought me a dietician, not a nutritionist […]



Wellness for the Family Guest Post

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By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer www.kitchenclassroom4kids.com Six years ago, my son was diagnosed with autism, and for my family, the initial experience of his diagnosis through us all off balance. As parents, my husband and I were consumed with grief and shock that our young son who seemed to be developing so typically was given what we […]




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One Simple Step to End Your 3pm Slump & Sugar Cravings

Katie Bauer Blood Sugar, Cravings, Weight Loss 42 Comments on One Simple Step to End Your 3pm Slump & Sugar Cravings

It’s 3pm. You are at your desk at work. You can hardly keep your eyes open. The day seems like it’s barely dripping by. Ahh dripping…visuals of coffee are conjured. Coffee… Yes. That will give me energy. Coffee… Ooh and maybe there’s still a donut left in the break room that the sales guy dropped off […]




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Why New Year’s Health Resolutions Don’t Work But What Will

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January is the month of New Year’s resolutions. How many of us start the new year with great intentions to lose some extra weight, improve our eating habits or better our health yet don’t follow through and are making the same resolutions the very next year? Why is it so difficult to follow-through with health-related […]




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Why Doing a Cleanse May Endanger Your Health

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If you breathe, eat, drink water or use electronics in this modern world, than you need to detoxify. We are exposed to harmful chemicals every day, even if you’re careful with the products you use. The air itself carries toxins like mercury. Even organic foods contain chemicals, hormones and pharmaceuticals that don’t break down from […]





Raw Foods Fusion Demystified and a Warming Raw Ginger-Squash Soup Recipe for Winter

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I’m a big proponent of Raw Foods Fusion. What? You may ask is that??? Raw foods fusion is like my philosophy of life and food or rather what my philosophy has or is becoming in life and in food… Everything in moderation and never get too extreme. This is actually a fairly funny philosophy for […]




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Embracing Your Inner Black Sheep

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A couple weeks ago,   I was teaching a cooking class and had the opportunity to have a guest chef join and assist me. This of course was a frightful proposition as even though I’ve been to culinary school, managed a restaurant, catered 100+ people events, done personal cheffing and I even own my own cooking […]




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It’s All About Balance…Blood Sugar That Is!

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Is this you? Do you have a difficult time getting up in the morning? Even if you get seven or more hours of sleep, are you still tired and still dependent on coffee? Do you get lightheaded or dizzy when you stand up too fast sometimes? Around 3pm do you start feeling really tired and […]




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The Solution to Ending Fatigue That Will Actually Make You Worse! What They Aren’t Telling You That You Need to Know to Banish Fatigue…

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Today I am sitting at the hospital, waiting for a friend of mine who is in surgery for a spinal cord injury. As a result of having my tonsils stolen from me (which I would still like back, pleeeze), I’m a tad skeptical of surgeries, but her’s, sounds like a good idea. Without the surgery, […]




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Changing Your Child’s Diet to Improve Brain Function, Memory, Learning, Mood, Behavior and Focus

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At least 3 million people living in North America are gluten intolerant, with 90% not even realizing it (1). Although some dairy and gluten intolerance symptoms manifest in the digestive tract, other symptoms are neurological; affecting mood, attention span, cognitive capabilities, behaviors, and sometimes even manifesting as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. As a […]




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Why Pharmaceutical Companies Don’t Want You to Know About Gluten Intolerance or How to Treat It

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Not Even A Crumb and the Celiac Disease Foundation are creating a series of public service announcements to raise awareness about Celiac Disease. How exciting is that! The first PSA aired in May and if you missed it, you can watch it now, it’s embedded below. Celiac disease is the ONLY autoimmune condition that we know, […]




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Healthy, Allergen Free Raw Mock Peanut Butter Cups

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Okay, I have to admit it. I used to love, love, love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. I couldn’t get enough. But then I got all healthy and somewhere along the way read the ingredients and they were quickly and efficiently but not deliciously eliminated from my diet: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Milk […]




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Experimenting With Gluten Free, Allergen Free Bread Making…. Just Do It!

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We are a bread centered country. For breakfast we eat toast, for lunch we eat sandwiches and with dinner we have dinner rolls, pizza or French bread. It’s ridiculous how dependent on bread we are! So when needing to go gluten free, what are you to do? Add to that the complications of needing to […]




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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Chocolate Strawberry Ice “Cream” Bliss

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It’s almost summer here… okay, not really. It’s been raining day in and out and I need a little somethin, somethin that makes me feel like it’s almost summer in Denver. Nothing does that quite as well as ice cream. The thing is, the gluten free, dairy free ice cream at the store is just […]




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You Won’t Recover From Alcohol Abuse Without This

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It is crucial for everyone to balance their blood sugar; however, it is especially critical for people recovering from alcohol or drug abuse to balance their blood sugar. Most alcoholics and people recovering from alcohol abuse have blood sugar problems. However, beyond that, destabilized blood sugar makes it nearly impossible to stop abusing alcohol because […]




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Finally… Natural Birth Control… Eat Gluten!

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A Swedish Study published in April 2011 by Fertility and Sterility found that untreated celiac disease may not hurt fertility in men as previously thought. Great news right? We can all relax, eat some bread and continue spawning children with celiac disease–right? Unfortunately, no… Once again, inequity rears its nasty head!



Glorious Gluten Free Flours Galore

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Gluten free doesn’t mean goodness free. One of the most frustrating things about starting a gluten free diet is discovering what to eat. GF cooking requires a relearning of how to cook baked goods, breads, and desserts. At any age, this can be a daunting task, but also a fun one for those adventurous at heart! […]



Maybe You Just Need Some Good Bacteria in Your Life?

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Just as spiritual health is a journey requiring balancing of inner beauty, love, joy, creativity and inner peace with worldly interactions; so is physical health a journey of creating bacterial balance between the “good” and the “bad.” There are over one hundred trillion bacteria living in our guts with 400 to 500 different types, weighing […]




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Cookin’ For Love

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Valentine’s Day is upon us. If you listen real hard, you can sense a collective sigh of stress from lovers and wanna be lovers everywhere! This is unfortunate, because Valentine’s Day should be about showing that we care to friends, family members, and lovers. It should be about nurturing, basking in the warmth of renewed […]




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Bathe It Out

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Our skin is a detoxification organ—we excrete toxins through our sweat. And boy do we have a lotta toxins to excrete! We are bombarded daily with tobacco, pesticides, food additives, heavy metals, car exhaust, food allergens, sugar, bacteria, viruses, yeast, and more. Our liver is overwhelmed trying to clear all of these toxins, which can […]



Gluten Intolerant? How are Your Zinc Levels?

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This article has been updated–Please check out newer research and info in article here: “Celiac Disease and Nutrient Deficiencies: How are Your Zinc Levels?” People with celiac disease or gluten intolerance have been found to have malabsorption. This is especially true for zinc, which is absorbed throughout the small intestine. Protein (including gluten) increases zinc […]




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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

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1 bunch of cilantro 2 cloves or more garlic lemon juice to taste sea salt to taste 1 C toasted pumpkin seeds olive oil and/or water Toast pumpkin seeds on stove top without oil (I prefer using a heated iron skillet). Stir/shake regularly until you smell the seeds toasting. Remove and food process with the […]




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Confessions of a Reluctant Canner–Pretty in Peach

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As I bounded home (as rambunctiously as one can with a half case of peaches and a whole lot of foraged farmers’ market booty), my mind fluttered with peach fantasies: cobbler, pie, salsa, smoothies and facials. Why stop there? I would happily be barefoot and pregnantless in the kitchen! After scavenging the fridge and coming […]



Shopping Gluten Free

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I bet you didn’t realize it, but every grocery store in every town contains a gluten free section. It’s called the produce section. Seriously. The safest and easiest bet for having a gluten free diet is to get back to basics. Avoid processed and prepared foods.  Eat “real foods” not foods with ingredient lists. Vegetables […]



Healthy, Easy, Gluten Free Meal Ideas

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Yes, it is possible to eat without wheat! North American culture is overly reliant upon grains. Yes, a gluten free gourmet can replace gluten containing grains and flours in her diet with gluten free grains and flours; however, it is preferable to eat whole grains in moderation only and consume most of your body’s carbohydrate needs […]