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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is It Possible To Be Over-Weight And Have A Gluten Problem?

Does this surprise you, like it did me at one point in time? I would love to hear your stories. Incoming search terms:weight (1)

Mark Hyman, M.D.

This is a really interesting video.  Mark Hyman, M.D. wrote a book about a year ago called The UltraMind Solution that was endorsed by Dr. Oz (on the cover of my edition).  If you follow the “even if only 50% of this is true” rule, this is a very illuminating video (and book) and worthy […]

Gluten-Free Living Magazine

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My favorite magazine, Gluten-Free Living has been a great source of information for me.  I just received my most recent copy, Number 2/2009.  In the first article, “Top 10 Most Nagging Ingredient Questions,” by Editor Ann Whelan,  she sets it straight on ingredients like Caramel Coloring, Cheese (i.e.: Blue cheeses), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Low-gluten-hosts, Maltodextrin, […]