Items for the Gluten Free Pantry

Items for the Gluten Free Pantry Stocking a gluten free pantry doesn’t have to be difficult. You really won’t be giving up much by buying gluten free options. In fact, once you learn how to stock your pantry and what is available today as gluten free products, you’ll eat better and healthier than ever. A well-stocked gluten free pantry should include the following items: Steel Cut Oats – With steel cut oats you can make breakfast, but you can also grind it into … Continue reading

The FDA Tells Dr. Bronners Coconut Oil Should Be Classified as a Drug…that’s just plain crazy!

The FDA Says Coconut Oil Should be Classified as a Drug Just when you think you’ve heard it all, a government agency, this time the FDA, comes along to do something crazy like targeting Dr. Bronners Magic Soaps for sharing the health benefits of coconut oil. Dr. Bronners, a family company based in southern California, has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for merely sharing with its customers the proven health benefits of eating extra-virgin … Continue reading

More About Going Gluten Free

More About Going Gluten Free I think Dr. Mark Hyman is amazing!  He is the one who got Rob and me started down the real road to eating whole healthy food, getting our sugar under control and ridding me of my struggles with depression. In my most recent post, we began a general discussion of gluten, who should eliminate it and why.  Gluten and going gluten free is a much more complicated subject than you may think.  Just because food is … Continue reading

Why Go Gluten Free

Why Go Gluten Free? Many people decide to eliminate gluten from their diets due to a medical condition called Celiac disease. People with this disease lack the enzyme necessary to process gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. However, you don’t have to suffer from Celiac disease to be adversely affected by gluten. Even being sensitive to gluten and still eating it can really mess you up! If you have not been diagnosed with Celiac disease but suspect … Continue reading

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder What is Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD? It’s the onset and continuation of certain symptoms that appear during certain times of the year.  It occurs most often in women, and most frequently during the fall into the winter months when exposure to natural light becomes more limited. SAD may occur during the summer months as well, and when it does is sometimes accompanied by increased anxiety. My personal experience was that I struggled with depression … Continue reading

Discipline and Healthy Eating…Get on the Healthy Eating Bus!

Discipline and healthy eating Healthy eating is truly so simple that in our society, with the “food” choices that are easily available to us, it can be challenging and can require self discipline. The fast food we can grab on the go does not serve our long term health, and there are many nuances to the foods that appear healthy that we must learn and consider when making choices as to what to put in our bodies. I was talking … Continue reading

Depression and the Fall Season

Depression and the Fall Season Does Fall Make You Depressed? Fall always made me more depressed than usual. Maybe it was the shadows or the shortening of the daylight.  I live in New England, so everything freezes and dies.  I don’t know…but I always lived in dread of the approaching fall season. I began writing a book last fall (which I am getting closer to completing finally) about how I cured my depression by changing how I eat. I wanted … Continue reading

Fluoride is poison…yes it really is!

Fluoride is Poison When I walked into my dentist’s office last month for my semi-annual teeth cleaning appointment, I was greeted by a very large, definitely hard to miss poster telling me not to forget to have my fluoride treatment to protect my teeth against cavities. I know at some point I’ve had a fluoride treatment, but not for many years. For the past few years, as I’ve become more health conscious and frankly less trusting of what the mainstream … Continue reading

Are Your Cosmetics Poisonous? Is There Lead in Your Lipstick?

Lead in Lipstick Is there poison in your cosmetics? There may be lead in your lipstick! I recently discovered that the makers of my favorite health lipstick (I bought it in bulk, but am running out…) have stopped making it. This has started me on a quest to find and share with you the best lipstick.  I’m talking about lipstick that is not tested on animals, lipstick that does not have lead in it (I’m not kidding) and lipstick that … Continue reading

Robin Williams… Depression and Suicide

Depression sucks…the life out of you… Two important people have suffered from depression and have died in my world/the world in the past three weeks.  One is Michael, and one is Robin Williams.  Anti-depressants didn’t work for either of these men.  Michael, we suspect, was self-medicating to try to feel better, and Robin Williams hung himself. Having struggled with depression for many years, in fact until about a year ago, I can tell you it’s a lot of work being … Continue reading