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Gluten Free Menu Plan – Week of January 23

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Before I share this week’s menu plan, I have quite a bit of catching up to do!  It’s been a busy week trying to finish up my “little” house painting project but somehow I managed to steal some time on Facebook and have a few things to share with you. Gluten Free Samoas First up […]

The Possible Role of Dairy in Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes (and some Dairy-Free Roasted Butternut Squash Soup)

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I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of the year.  The crisp, cool air just begs for a mug of warm soup or hot apple cider to accompany the beauty of the surrounding fall foliage. Well, in theory anyway.  My leaves are still green here in the desert southwest! You can find my recipe for […]

Q & A with Dr. Vikki: Testing for Food Sensitivities Beyond Gluten (and The Modified Elimination Diet)

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The timing of today’s question for Dr. Vikki Petersen is absolutely perfect, especially since I just published a rather comprehensive post discussing the test (and our results) that Dr. Vikki speaks of below, Cyrex Labs Array 4: Gluten Associated Cross-Reactive Foods. Dr. Vikki, To keep it very brief, I am wondering who you recommend for […]

Cyrex Labs Array 4: Gluten Associated Cross-Reactive Foods

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Heads Up: this is a long post (it’s been 5 months in the making) but it is packed full of great information so if you can’t read it all now, please come back when time allows, or read it in sections (I’ve added a link at the bottom of the page for a printable version […]

The Blood Tests for Celiac Disease

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It is extremely important that you are eating a gluten-filled diet when taking these tests.  If you are already gluten free, then there is a good chance the blood tests will be negative, even if you do in fact have celiac disease (the only treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet, which *should* result […]

Healing a Leaky Gut Part 2: Parasites, Pathogenic Bacteria and Fungi/Yeast

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Photo Credit: Scienceblogs.com How would you like to snuggle up with that lovely little creature?  In this second installment of revelations from our recent trip to HealthNOW Medical Center, I will be sharing more of our results from the Metametrix GI Effects Profile test.  In my first post on intestinal flora I shared information about […]

Hello Flora, How You Doin’?

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In case you missed my first installment from our trip to HealthNOW Medical Center, on Adrenal Fatigue, you can read about that here. In today’s testing profile, I’m going to give you an up-close and personal view of our microbiota, a.k.a the intestinal flora, probiotics, or, the “good bugs” as I tell my kiddos. I’ve […]

Adrenal Fatigue

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My family and I recently returned home from our trip to Sunnyvale, California where we became the official patients of someone I have the utmost respect for, Dr. Vikki Petersen D.C., C.C.N., and her amazing team at HealthNOW Medical Center, including Dr. Vikki’s husband, Dr. Rick Petersen D.C., C.C.N., Dr. Carrie Mousseau, M.D. and Dr. […]

Understanding Conflicting Celiac Test Results

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I want to do a followup on a recent post I made where I shared some of my own gluten sensitivity journey, including some of my son’s.  Toward the middle of this post there is some important information regarding the interpretation of intestinal biopsies that I urge you to read. I had Sam first tested […]