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Weekly Menu Plan – Week of July 18

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I have quite a busy week ahead of me, my little one is getting ready to turn 4 (sniff) at the end of this month and I have some gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free (and synthetic dye-free) Batman cupcakes to try and figure out how to make! Where’s that magic wand when I need it?? […]

Q & A with Dr. Vikki: How Can I Determine if I’m Celiac or Gluten Sensitive?

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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 […]

Gluten Sensitivity Causes Autoimmune Disease

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I want to share a couple videos from Dr. Vikki Petersen of HealthNOW Medical Center that I think are extremely important for people who have any autoimmune disease to understand (click here for a comprehensive list of autoimmune diseases from the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association). I will also link to some important research at […]

Dermatitis Herpetiformis and other “Atypical” Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity

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As Celiac Disease Awareness Month comes to a close, I thought I would share more of my personal story.  I have been meaning to do this for a long time but I will be honest, taking myself back in time is emotionally difficult for me.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to […]

Weekly Menu Plan – Week of May 23

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This is my boy’s final week of school before summer break and there are a lot of fun activities going on at school (all involving food of course…which means I’m going to be pooped come dinner time).  Simple and fast, yet healthy and homemade is the name of the game for my allergy-friendly dinner menu […]

Q & A with Dr. Vikki: Suspicious Family Medical History But No Clear Answers

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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 […]

Dr. Rodney Ford, The Gluten File (and a Menu Plan)

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Before sharing my menu plan for the week, I would like to share a few items that I highlighted on my Facebook Page this week: There is a wonderful website called The Gluten File which is a collection of articles and research pertaining to gluten sensitivity.  I really encourage you to check it out because […]

Q & A with Dr. Vikki: Diet and a Leaky Gut

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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 […]

Q & A with Dr. Vikki: Genetics and Celiac Disease (and a Giveaway!)

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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 […]

Dr. Vikki Petersen Video about My Family

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If you have been reading my blog for long, then you are aware that I recently flew my family to California to see Dr. Vikki Petersen and the amazing team at HealthNOW Medical Center. I gave Dr. Vikki permission to share our story in one of her wonderful educational videos because I think our story […]