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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month

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March is National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month so I would like to help spread a little awareness on this often misunderstood and under-recognized epidemic. Do you know your AQ?  AQ is a play on IQ and stands for Autoimmune Quotient.  It’s about knowing how likely you or a loved one is to develop an autoimmune […]

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. […]

Who Needs a Gluten Test by Dr. Rodney Ford

I absolutely love Dr. Ford’s Lego Props! And yes, I was sick, tired and GRUMPY! Incoming search terms:albuquerque (3)

What is a Part Per Million Anyway?

When I was first diagnosed with CD in May of 2005, the Codex Alimentarius standard for “gluten-free” was 200 ppm (ppm stands for Parts Per Million).  It is now 20 ppm.  I even read on Celiac.com that at one point (article was written in 2000), anything lower than 500 ppm was considered “safe.” As you […]