If you are someone who still thinks that meditation is a new-agey, hippie-dippie activity, then please take a moment to read this Forbes article that discusses how meditation can actually change the brain. On the other hand, you may be like many who believe that meditation is a good idea, but just don’t know how … Continue reading Five Meditation Techniques You Can Practice Right Now
What percentage of carbs, fat and protein should you eat? This post compares macronutrient ratios across different dietary schools of thought, to help you decide.
This post is dedicated to Lisa, owner of Mad About Crossfit, who wants to make sure all her customers keep with their nutrition goals this weekend. 🙂 As you probably know, this Sunday is the Super Bowl. It is an American tradition to watch the event with friends, while foods like chicken wings, overloaded chips and … Continue reading Keep Your Nutrition Goals This Sunday. Make it a Paleo Super-Bowl.
It is well known that patients with celiac disease continue to experience symptoms of all kinds, and even co-existing diseases throughout the rest of their lives, even after adopting a gluten-free diet. Called co-morbidities in the medical literature, some of these conditions can actually be life-threatening. Sadly, many take it as gospel that if you have … Continue reading Co-morbidities and chronic symptoms in celiac disease
A couple of months ago, I had the special opportunity to interview Dr. Alessio Fasano about a question that many of us have in the celiac and gluten sensitive community. Is it really possible for there to be a cure for celiac disease, and other autoimmune disorders with the same gene type? I was grateful … Continue reading A Cure for Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders? Interview with Dr. Alessio Fasano
Most doctors will tell you that the best-known cure for celiac disease (CD) is the gluten-free diet (or GFD in medical literature). But sometimes patients don’t get better, even when adhering strictly to the diet. Or they may initially feel better, but then symptoms recur months or even years later. Is this because celiacs are … Continue reading The Vast Majority of Celiacs Are Not Healing on the Gluten-Free Diet
Often when people find out that I eat gluten-free, they ask me if I have celiac disease. I then have to decide if I should I give them the long answer, or the short answer. The short answer is, “I’m gluten sensitive.” The long answer is… “Well, I don’t really know, because I took gluten out … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity?
Thanksgiving is next week! Can you believe it? I don't know where October went! And this year I'm hosting both Thanksgiving (with my in-laws) and Christmas (with my parents), so I'm going to be busy cooking up a ton of gluten free holiday recipes! But its ok, because I enjoy hosting and I love cooking. Plus, … Continue reading My gluten-free, dairy free, Holiday Meal Plan (grain-free, soy-free, mostly paleo, too!)
Here’s a little known fact about me: I’ve been ordained as a Buddhist nun. Shocking, I know, but its true! It was way back in 1995. I spent two weeks in Sri Lanka, on an expedition led by my friend, Bhante Wimala, a Sri Lankan native, who has been a Buddhist monk since the age … Continue reading Finding Zen in the Every Day
Did you know that sixty-percent of the Unites States population alone is dealing with at least one symptom of digestive dysfunction? That's HUGE! Gas, bloating, heartburn, abdominal pain, candida, constipation, diarrhea have now become the new norm. They begin as minor complaints — a little indigestion here, the occasional tummy ache or bout of heartburn there. … Continue reading 60% of the US Population Has Digestive Dysfunction. Are You One of Them?