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’ samples as humanly possible. Half crazed, awaiting their next white sugar, starchy, processed food fix.
There is a lot of conflicting research out there regarding cancer (does soy prevent or cause it), heart disease (prevent or cause) and brain damage (prevent or cause). There is plenty of research that goes both ways, but with enough research on the negative side that should give anyone pause. I’ll give a brief review of the literature here for those and make suggested alternatives:
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 February has concluded.
We fall in love with what we do and we fall hard and completely. We develop a relationship with our passion that is so intense and so deep that nothing else matters. She is everything. There is nothing else. When we are with her, we don’t need to eat, we don’t need to sleep and we don’t need to breathe because nothing else matters. And then, even if we don’t lose our passion, but we lose our ability to put our passion into action, it all catches up to us…
Six years ago, my son was diagnosed with autism, and for my family, the initial experience of his diagnosis through us all off balance. It has been essential to not only focus on his healing, but on our healing, together as a family. We’re working on finding balance in a number of areas of our lives that I share in hopes that they will also guide your family to wellness.
The loss of control, as though a demon takes over, at 3pm EVERY day. EVERY day it seems that people all over get “the afternoon slump,” where they have no energy and turn to sugar and refined carbs, unconsciously to boost their energy through a boost in blood sugar.
The holiday season provides more than enough time to turn our bad eating habits into a full-blown bad lifestyle change—habit with momentum! That is why I suggest shifting the momentum and changing your habits quickly, for the first month while you are invested in the intentions of New Year’s resolutions to change the tide of unhealthy eating habits you set during the holidays.
I’m not a raw foodist but I do eat raw in moderation, even in winter, hence this warming winter raw soup recipe and my philosophy for a life of fusion!
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 start craving sweets, refined carbohydrates, soda and/or coffee? What these symptoms could point to…
People who are fatigued are often perfectionists, with a tendency to take care of others and not themselves, who work and work and work and work. Lack of motivation is not the cause of their fatigue. Indeed, too much motivation may be the cause!
Diet and nutrition are often overlooked or dismissed, when, in fact, many of the symptom presentations in ADHD or autism are directly related to nutritional deficiencies, disturbances in nutrient metabolism, poor diet, and the negative effects of specific foods.
Why doesn’t everyone know about celiac disease and why doesn’t everyone know how critical it is to not get any–not even a crumb–of gluten in the diet for those dealing with gluten intolerance. Why? Because the drug companies can’t make any money off of this treatment. Pharmaceutical companies can’t patent a gluten free diet.
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We are a bread centered country. For breakfast we eat
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. Luckily I have a secret…. A secret that every dairy free, egg free, gluten free, sugar-free food lover should know…. A secret that will make satiating your ice cream needs a snap.