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Q & A with Dr. Vikki: Relief Aids for Accidental Glutenings?

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Welcome to the inaugural post for “Ask Dr. Vikki!” 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 […]

Weekly Menu Plan – Week of April 11 (and a New Addition to my Blog)

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I did pretty good following my first menu plan last week, I made almost everything I had planned on.  The surprising thing to me was how much less money I spent on groceries having a plan to follow, I think I easily saved a couple hundred dollars!  If saving that kind of money weren’t motivation […]

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. […]

2010 Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Forum DVD

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I recently received a complimentary copy of the 2010 Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Forum DVD from Dr. Vikki Petersen and it had such a profound impact on me that I simply must tell you about it. In this video, four renowned experts (Cynthia Kupper, R.D., founder of the Gluten Intolerance Group, Dr. Rodney Ford, M.D., […]

Dr. Rodney Ford and…A Gluten-Free Planet?

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Dr. Rodney Ford has a few new videos posted on his YouTube channel and I want to share them with you!  The first video had me in stitches, Dr. Ford has a fantastic funny bone!  What made the first video even funnier for me is the fact that my dad is from Minnesota, so I […]

Celiac Disease and Fertility/Reproductive Health Issues

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Over the past weekend, I found myself in a social setting with several obstetricians and I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about celiac disease.  Parties are wonderful for launching conversation about gluten sensitivity because it is pretty darn obvious that something is different when you show up with your own gluten-free […]

SUSTA Natural Sweetener Review and Giveaway

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I was the recent recipient of a complimentary sample of SUSTA™ Natural Sweetener by NTX Nutritionals.  I was really excited to try this product because it is unlike any sugar alternative that I have ever tried before; but I will get to that in a moment.  First, I want to tell you how it tastes, […]

Celiac Disease vs. Gluten Intolerance: Is One More Serious Than the Other?

I want to make one more post on the subject matter of Gluten Sensitivity before I get back to finding more fun recipes and ideas for our gluten-free kiddos. Since my diagnosis of celiac disease 5 years ago, I have been very interested in learning about my gluten sensitivity story.  This interest catapulted into a […]