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Fresh CuisineHoliday Meals for the Paleo Lifestyle

New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker has a lot to celebrate in her new cookbook Celebrations, a collection of tasty holiday recipes she’s reformulated for those who live the Paleo lifestyle. Walker’s story is an empowering example of taking control of your body and health through nutrition. In her Read more…

Health is a ChoiceThe Grain-free Wannabe Athlete

I have been grain free for the last 2+ years and love the physical benefits I continue to see and feel. I’ve made it through the cravings stage and while I do admit to a gluten-free wrap or crackers every once in a while, living primarily grain-free is a lifestyle Read more…

Natural OptionsGluten-Free with Tiffany

After a hard workout the body develops tissue inflammation as an immune response to the wear and tear. We don’t question why, nor do we worry whether the pain will go away. How can we explain the millions of people who experience chronic pain each day, uncorrelated to exercise? Dr. Read more…

Health & Beauty5 Ways Grains Interfere with Weight Loss

There are plenty of reasons why grains can impact your weight loss goals, aside from gluten. We are aware of the obvious benefits of swapping burger buns for whole grains or gluten-free options, but often grains, and wheat in particular, are overlooked as a hidden cause of resistant weight loss. Read more…

Natural OptionsStudies Link Monsanto’s Roundup® to Gluten-Related Disorders

The significant rise of worldwide gluten intolerance has created a demand for further research over the last decade. In recent years, concerned researchers provided us with insightful findings, to some no surprise, linking the effects of Monsanto’s deadly herbicide, Roundup® to modern diseases, particularly gluten intolerance. A compelling article published Read more…

Health & BeautyBeautiful Skin with a Gluten-free Diet

Did you know your skin is a reflection of your gut health? If you’ve tried every lotion and potion to achieve perfect skin without success, maybe it is time to take a look at the end of your fork. The key to beautiful skin is focusing on digestive function and Read more…

Natural OptionsTop Swaps for Gluten-Free Holidays

The holiday festivities, for most of us, revolve around a table piled high with family recipes and sweet treats. Avoiding gluten might be difficult during these gatherings, but here are some tips to ease your mind and still be a part of the tradition this season. There are many grains Read more…

Natural OptionsIs Gluten a Hidden Catalyst for Your Disease?

As of 2012, half of all adults in the U.S. reported one or more chronic health conditions. Approximately 117 million adults (one in four) had two or more chronic health conditions with heart disease and cancer at the top of the list.1 It is also reported that over 50 million Read more…

Natural OptionsHigh Fiber Gluten-free and Grain-free Foods

Constipation and weight gain are common complaints during the initial transition to a gluten-free diet. Most don’t realize that merely changing to a gluten-free bread or grain may result in lowering your dietary fiber intake. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of fiber is 28-35 grams, but the average American’s intake Read more…

Medical NewsGluten-Free Globally

When the latest diet craze gains momentum, many shrug it off as just another passing American fad. I heard several people say this after the author of Wheat Belly, William Davis, M.D., spoke here in January. His on-going conversation details the biophysics, consequences, and science to support a growing intolerance Read more…

Natural OptionsYour Brain on Gluten

It has taken us over 200 years to discover and prove that gluten, introduced late into the human diet, can – and is – producing disease. Gluten, the protein in wheat, normally associated with gastrointestinal problems, is now clearly linked to dysfunction of the brain along with other systems of Read more…

Natural OptionsGrain Brain Makes You Think

Dr. David Perlmutter’s 2013 book Grain Brain has a lot of people questioning previously held beliefs regarding low-fat diets, grains and cholesterol.  Much of what Perlmutter has to say about these subjects is completely opposite from what most Americans have been taught for the past 40 years. Regardless of what Read more…

Health & BeautyGluten-Free with Tiffany

Embarking on a gluten-free lifestyle has been one of the most controversial topics of the last few years. Supporters of gluten-free diets point to studies that show by limiting gluten consumption, one can improve mental clarity and digestion, and reduce inflammation; and not just those diagnosed with gluten intolerance.  Gluten Read more…

Medical NewsTop Doc Recommends Wheat Belly: Joe Scherger, MD notes science and results

Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH is Vice President of Primary Care at Eisenhower Medical Center. He is also the Marie E. Pinizzotto, MD, Chair of Academic Affairs, and the Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at both the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and the University of Southern California’s Read more…

Natural OptionsDon’t Take Away My Wheat!

If you’ve just read about Wheat Belly, you may be discouraged – or even downright angry – at the thought of living without wheat. It’s understandable when you consider that the large majority of our food is made with wheat flour or gluten. There is not an aisle in the Read more…

Through the GenerationsUnderstanding Your Child’s Gluten-Sensitive Diagnosis

Is adopting a gluten-free lifestyle a necessity or choice? Some people may have a gluten intolerance, some may show sensitivity symptoms, and others are opting to be gluten-free. Once we learned my daughter was gluten sensitive, I knew our diets had to change. I had so many questions and I Read more…