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Gluten Sensitivity and Autism

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The following is a new video from Dr. Vikki Petersen of HealthNOW Medical Center, sharing information she recently learned from the renowned celiac researcher, Dr. Alessio Fasano, regarding gluten sensitivity and autism. Do you have a child with autism?  If so, have you tried implementing a gluten-free (or gluten-free/casein-free) diet?  If you have, did you notice […]

Menu Plan – Week of October 10

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  Monday:  Quick Meatball Salad and Fresh Fruit Tuesday: Roasted King Salmon with Apple Butter Sauce (I will use Eden Food’s Apple Butter, canned coconut milk for the heavy cream and casein-free Ghee for the butter), Roasted Butternut Squash with Herbes de Provence, Steamed Broccoli Wednesday:  Garlicky Chicken Thighs in Red Pepper Sauce and Salad […]

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 […]

Menu Plan – Week of October 3

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Can you believe it’s already October?  Seriously, where did the time go? I’ve always heard people say that the older you get, the faster time flies by.  Is that physical age or mental age?  Because I’ve been trying very hard to stay 16 mentally (I’ve recently added hot pink to my repertoire of hair colors) […]

Did Cow’s Milk Get Your Goat?

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I am very excited to have my dear friend Alisa Fleming guest post here today.  Alisa is the founder and chief editor of the popular website, Go Dairy Free, she also authors her personal blog, Alisa Cooks.  In addition to running two websites (phew, I need a nap just thinking about that!), Alisa is also […]

Q & A with Doctor Vikki: Is there a Connection between Gluten Intolerance and Macular Degeneration? Plus, New Dr. Vikki Videos!

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  There’s a new look for Dr. Vikki Petersen’s segment here at Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom and I’d like to send a big thank you to my friend Alexa of Lexie’s Kitchen for designing the new Q & A with Doctor Vikki badge you see above (thanks Lexie!). From this point forward, instead […]

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 […]

Q & A with Dr. Vikki: Gluten Intolerance and Skin Disorders

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Dr. Vikki Petersen, a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, is founder of the renowned HealthNOW Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California. She is co-author of  “The Gluten Effect,” a bestselling book that has been celebrated by leading experts as an epic leap forward in gluten sensitivity diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Vikki herself is acknowledged […]

Green Beaver Gluten Free Personal Care Products (and a Giveaway!)

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            I am very excited to share some fabulous gluten free personal care products from Green Beaver with you today.  Green Beaver is a Canadian Company that believes mother nature is fully capable of helping us to take care of ourselves, which is why they rely on pure natural ingredients […]

Q & A with Dr. Vikki: Billing and Insurance at HealthNOW Medical Center

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Today’s edition of Ask Dr. Vikki question comes from a friend of mine, a fellow celiac and Graves’ disease sufferer.  I met Susie and her daughter (and her mother and father) several years ago and all of them are diagnosed celiacs (and there are even more celiacs in the family).  I hope to have Susie […]