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
It's here! Our one-month, winter-themed, paleo meal plan, where the focus is on providing warming, soothing comfort for dark winter nights. More and more people are adopting the paleo diet, as they realize it is not just a fad. It has real benefits and nutritional merit. By eliminating the demon ingredients of gluten, grains, and … Continue reading One-Month Paleo Meal Plan. Winter.
What percentage of carbs, fat and protein you should eat is one of those areas of nutrition in where there is a lot of opinion and not a lot of scientific fact. And probably for good reason: much of it depends on your genetic makeup, your ancestral heritage and your current state of health. Yet … Continue reading What percentage of carbs, fat and protein should you eat?
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
You know you should do it, but you're afraid you can't. Or you've tried many times, but you can never really follow through. There's no doubt about it. If you've eaten bread and grains all your life, as most of us have, then going gluten and grain-free is no small feat. But you also know … Continue reading Top 3 Tips for Getting Started on the Gluten-Free and Paleo Diet
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!)