Simple Steps to a New You!


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Ahhhhh, a new year is upon us!  The perfect time to reset, refresh, and set goals.   Many people use the change to a new year to focus their attention on improving life in some way.  Setting resolutions to make changes toward good health or losing weight is one of […]

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Not so cheery about gluten-free Cheerios


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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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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte


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Pumpkin…pumpkin everywhere! It’s that time of year – leaves blowing around, hoodies abound, and Starbucks brings out the pumpkin spice latte.   Only the latter leaves me with the coldest chill. Why? Because of the ingredients that can…and do… negatively affect our health!   Unfortunately, Starbucks now excludes the ingredients from […]

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Refreshing Healthy Beverage Recipe


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Summertime fun is often accompanied by coolers full of soda, 2-liters of lemonade, root beer floats and sweet tea. When removing gluten, grains, and soy from your diet, it doesn’t take long to realize that the majority of those types of beverages generally need to be eliminated (and yes, that includes diet sodas, […]

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Health Care Choices: My visit with a Naturopathic Doctor


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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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You’re Invited!


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It’s fair season!  Hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, and ohhh those funnel cakes… But wait.  No. Not me…I can’t have any of that!  In fact, I don’t WANT to have any of that!  “Don’t worry about me!  I’ll just go grab something to eat at…um…well.  Okay, I’ll pack some snacks.” Does […]

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Grain Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe


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I’ve often been asked about making a pizza crust with cauliflower.  Yes, I’ve tried it, I answer (without excitement).  Yes, it works, I say (unenthusiastic-ally).   So, when my buddy Richard at Flying J Farm (an amazing farm committed to non-GMO, organic farming, sustainability, and feeding their cattle grass only [side […]

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Riced Cauliflower – Trader Joe’s


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Earlier this week, I saw several posts across social media about “riced” cauliflower being available at Trader Joe’s. Since I’ve been laboring over making my own, the thought of this as a convenience food intrigued me, and I just had to check it out for myself!         If […]

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Quick Facts about Celiac Disease


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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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Ginger Teriyaki Beef Jerky – Grain Free & Paleo


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Story WARNING: This simple and delicious “teriyaki” beef jerky recipe may cause you to wonder why you ever bought the store-bought stuff! Your trips to the local grass-fed meat farmer may just have to increase. Happy snacking! Ingredients 3/4 lb grass-fed beef (London Broil, Flank, Sirloin, or other high quality […]

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