Tag: gluten-free

Yummy Chocolate Holiday Splurge!

Yummy Chocolate Holiday Splurge!

Every year the month of December stimulates my “splurge” button – regarding different foods that is. I know I’m not alone. So I’d really like to share with you a chocolate treat I found that manages to be vegan, gluten-free and grain free. It’s even reasonable with regards to sugar content, especially depending on your ingredient choices. I’m going to…

Quick Facts and 9 Simple Tips for IBS Awareness Month

April is IBS Awareness Month—a time for individuals and communities across the country to spread awareness about irritable bowel syndrome and the millions of Americans it affects every day. Coast to coast, activities and events are in the works to help people understand this debilitating disorder, its signs and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. Quick Facts about…

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Diet for Autism

 Well, well, well. I always find it funny how long it takes research to catch up with the rest of us. Don’t get me wrong, I love that research is now validating many things we in the natural health field have been saying for decades, but I also find it humorous. At least they’ll start listening to us now. A…

Shopping for Real Food

This week, your challenge is to grocery shop with a plan, (or a mission, rather)! Print out this flow chart, from SummerTomato.com, and you’ll be well on your way to filling your basket with real foods. That is, unprocessed, unrefined, unadulterated real foods. It can be hard to determine what is healthy these days. It seems like there is a…

Gluten-free, Casein-free Diet in Kids with Autism

There was a study done recently that got a lot of press, and I have to say it really got under my skin. Researchers looked at the effects of a gluten-free, casein-free diet in kids with autism, and what they said was that it didn’t have any behavioral effects on them. But I thought, “No way—something isn’t right here.” And…

Olive Oil May Protect Against Ulcerative Colitis

I love olive oil—on my salads, in pasta, when I’m cooking up some veggies—so when I read this study about olive oil and how it can help lessen the risk of developing ulcerative colitis, I knew I just had to share! Scientists recently found a link between oleic acid intake, which comes largely from Omega-9 rich olive oil, and a…