Celiac and Bone Broth Benefits

Celiac and Bone Broth Benefits

If you have celiac disease (or gluten intolerance) like I do, then you can understand the challenges that go along with following a gluten free diet “done right.” I am continuously learning and honing my skills in the kitchen to recreate my old favorite recipes. I also strive to use the most nutrient-dense and “gut-friendly” […]

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DIRTY GENES SUMMIT – FREE and ON LINE!

DIRTY GENES SUMMIT – FREE and ON LINE!

DIRTY GENES SUMMIT – FREE and ON LINE! The content is too valuable to risk you not being invited.  Do you feel like genetics is a topic best left for scientists, geneticists and professors? The basics of genetics and epigenetics is something we ALL need to start paying attention to, because it’s like having a looking […]

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Celiac Book, Why go Grain-Free on the Paleo Gluten-Free Diet?

Celiac Book, Why go Grain-Free on the Paleo Gluten-Free Diet?

  My purpose in writing this celiac and grain free eBook was to help the many people struggling with body issues that they just cannot get a grip on. I was one of these people for an excruciating ongoing 7 years. At that time, I was wasting money, time and gluten-free was not at all […]

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Folic Acid vs. Methylfolate

Folic Acid vs. Methylfolate

I remember when I was pregnant and at every single OB appointment I was asked, “are you taking folic acid”. It was apparently the most important thing to my OB’s nurses. So what exactly is “folic acid” and what is this “methylfolate” you sometimes see on the back of supplements? I am more on the […]

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How to Get Rid of Mucus

How to Get Rid of Mucus

We have all had that dreaded mucus. Especially those who are celiac. It is a pain! Sleep is harder, allergies get way worse and constantly having to clear your throat is not fun. The question stands, how to get rid of mucus? Although there are environmental reasons for mucus, it is important to avoid the […]

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Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month

With May being the official celiac awareness month, I wanted to dedicate a post to just that. Maybe I will clarify for some of you some things you never knew or some things you have forgotten. First off, celiac disease is NOT a food allergy. It isn’t something you can “outgrow”. Celiac disease is one […]

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Natural Remedies for the Flu

Natural Remedies for the Flu

Is it ever not flu season? Is a bug ever NOT going around. Feels as though there is always something going around being passed from kid to kid, family member to family member and coworker to coworker. We do our best to maintain a healthy immune system so we don’t catch what is going around […]

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Could a Gluten Insensitivity Be Causing Your Child’s ADHD? – Guest Blog

Could a Gluten Insensitivity Be Causing Your Child’s ADHD? – Guest Blog

Diagnoses for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are on the rise. The symptoms of ADHD have long been a problem in a number of children, though the classification of ADHD as a disorder is relatively recent. The statistics show a large discrepancy in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, ranging anywhere from five […]

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Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

  According to estimates, one in every hundred Americans has celiac disease (CD), but only three percent of them have been properly diagnosed. Once CD is diagnosed, treatment is simple—a gluten-free diet. As an author, researcher, and gluten-free advocate, I work hard to raise awareness for celiac disease (CD) and gluten issues with the goal […]

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Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship- Book Review

Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship- Book Review

A lot of change has occurred in the gluten-free community and field in the last few years. Even since I was diagnosed 6 years ago a lot has happened. More and more young kids are getting diagnosed correctly with celiac disease. This means for them, that they get to skip the years and years of physical discomfort, emotional […]

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

Over recent years, avoiding gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has become increasingly popular among Americans. Many people on the gluten-free diet have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten that can affect the entire body, in particular the small intestine, causing serious health problems. A study is suggesting that people […]

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Celiac Disease Foundation:  Informing and Supporting the Celiac Community

Celiac Disease Foundation: Informing and Supporting the Celiac Community

Although a celiac disease (CD) diagnosis can mark the happy ending to years of mysterious painful physical and mental symptoms, it also represents the beginning of a whole new lifestyle. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has only one treatment, a gluten-free […]

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Study Shows Celiac Disease Incidence Increases with Age

Study Shows Celiac Disease Incidence Increases with Age

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is estimated to affect about 3 million Americans, or one percent of the population. Of the celiac population, only 3% have been correctly diagnosed. These numbers may seem particularly staggering, but in fact the results of a new study […]

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Treating Autism with Bentonite Clay

Treating Autism with Bentonite Clay

As a children’s author, researcher, and humanitarian, I have been growing increasingly alarmed at the growing number of autism diagnosis. Whereas in the 1980s, a study shows that 4 in every 10,000 children exhibited signs of autism, a study conducted recently by Cambridge University’s Autism Research Center showed that approximately 1 in 60 children have […]

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Daily Probiotics Have Health Benefits for Kids

Daily Probiotics Have Health Benefits for Kids

In my work as an author, researcher, children’s health advocate, and mother of three, I’m often approached by mothers who want to know what they can do to improve their kids’ health. On behalf of these inquisitive parents, I’d like to share some research I’ve come across regarding the health benefits for children of taking […]

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Vitamin D Receptors: Understanding Gut Function

Vitamin D Receptors: Understanding Gut Function

If you’ve been staying in the know about the latest medical research, you’ve likely heard something about the importance of the balance of gut flora and its connection with infections and disease, particularly inflammatory bowel diseases, which makes it a vital subject of medical research. The latest study, published in the American Journal of Pathology […]

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Signs of Celiac Disease in Your Child

Signs of Celiac Disease in Your Child

It was once believed that celiac disease, caused by an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, was only experienced by children and that most of them would outgrow it. To us these days, such an idea is preposterous, however it indicates something hopeful to us celiac parents—it is possible […]

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Plans Laid for Gluten Free Labeling Summit in Washington

Plans Laid for Gluten Free Labeling Summit in Washington

In my work as an author and gluten-free advocate, I have often written and spoken about the importance of federal regulations for gluten-free labeling in the U.S. In my article, “U.S. Has Yet to Define ‘Gluten-Free’ for Food Labels,” which was published in the winter edition of The Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, I pointed out […]

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Refractory Celiac Disease Incidence May Be Higher Than Once Thought

Refractory Celiac Disease Incidence May Be Higher Than Once Thought

For most celiac patients, treatment on the gluten-free diet marks the turning point for their health. It can take a few months for the villi of the small intestine to heal, but eventually their symptoms are alleviated and they are able to absorb the nutrients in their food. Unfortunately, there is percentage of celiacs who […]

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Study Shows Daily Multivitamin Lengthens Telomeres and Lengthens Life

Study Shows Daily Multivitamin Lengthens Telomeres and Lengthens Life

Many baby boomers have heard of telomeres, a component in DNA, the “key” to anti-aging, and understand what their relationship to aging aging—the longer the telomere, the younger the DNA, and the longer one’s life. Once this is understood, the question becomes, “So how do we lengthen telomeres?” While studies are being conducted in this […]

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