Category Archives: Research

Product Alert: Aldi’s Organic Pasta Sauce Ingredient Change


Something that is absolutely necessary as part of a grain free lifestyle is reading labels. Every. Single. Time. !! As a food manufacturer myself, I can tell you that from time to time, ingredients change. They just do. There are a number of reasons for this: for anything we don’t […]

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Debate 2016: Health of the Candidates


Have you ever thought about the health of the presidential candidates?  Consider this unique perspective as you ponder your voting decision!    

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Not so cheery about gluten-free Cheerios


In the food blogger world, the trending term Cheerios Recall exploded practically overnight when General Mills announced they were recalling 1.8 million boxes of their new gluten free Cheerios cereal. I had erroneously made the assumption (and I’m guessing you’ve heard the adage about what happens when one assumes?) that this […]

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Health Care Choices: My visit with a Naturopathic Doctor


A Frustrating Journey During my journey to wellness (read my whole story here), I was overwhelmed with how many doctors could not help me solve what was happening with my body (high cholesterol, extreme weight gain, signs of diabetes and even heart disease). Constantly feeling ill, scared, and quite frankly, […]

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Quick Facts about Celiac Disease


Did you know? -There are over 300 symptoms of Celiac Disease -While some develop symptoms during childhood, many others feel fine until later in life -Many people never show any symptoms at all This one is staggering: 83% of people with Celiac Disease are never diagnosed, or are misdiagnosed with […]

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I thought I’d have a Starbucks, and then I saw this


There is no doubt that marketing is a powerful tool. Right?  For example, if you have children, at what age did they recognize the McDonald’s sign?  (mine were still in diapers!)  And then there’s the ambiance and aroma of a coffee shop.  The sounds that delight many: coffee beans in the grinder, […]

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Potential Vaccine for Celiac Disease


A Vaccine for Celiac Disease?  Did you know there’s a vaccine being tested for those with Celiac Disease called “ImmusanT?”   Previously, I’ve dismissed most vaccines or other concepts after reading up on them, because the body must heal the intestinal tract before symptoms can be alleviated and for the […]

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My passion about Celiac Disease


Why am I posting a picture of this Blue Ace? Inside the “Blue Ace,” (my Alma Mater’s school mascot) is where the school’s victory bell is housed. Underneath the bell is a plaque (see below). The plaque contains a special dedication inscription to my dad, who died twenty years ago […]

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Tips for Dining Out as a Celiac


As a Celiac and gluten-free health coach, I frequently get asked about eating out.   Since I am gluten free, grain free, soy free (click here to know more about that), and incredibly picky about how pans and utensils are used and the methods utilized to avoid cross contamination, it really […]

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Paleo Conference 2014 Quick Recap


Paleo f(X) Conference 2014 Wow, just WOW!  I am overwhelmed with SO many great things from my trip to Paleo f(X) 2014!  I hopped on a plane at the last minute to Austin, Texas, and I am SO glad that I did! Everything that I’ve been sharing over the last […]

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