Wednesday, January 27, 2016
If you have Celiac Disease vs choosing a gluten free lifestyle, there is a different health standard and expectation. But we should reunite our standards. Those who know me and have read my articles regularly (thank you) would know by now that I have very high gluten free standards and constantly question the market place, restaurants and any labeled GF options because of ongoing disappointments and lack of policing and regulation. Yet I love our progress and appreciate those who certify their products, you rock! However for some reason in 2016, gluten-free standards are still not taken seriously by all. However, today is a great day for gluten free sandwich lovers out there whom have Celiac Disease or a legit gluten free lifestyle choice because Promise Gluten Free Bread is a great option!
Monday, January 18, 2016
Is it yarn, a painting, is it premium rubber bands, or is this gluten free artisan pasta? Yes my friends! Introducing gluten free artisan Bisogno Pasta made from lentils. Bisogno Pasta is high protein and a vegan, nonGMO delicious and nutritious pasta improvement from some of the gluten free crappy pasta. Made in California and available at select retailers or shipped fresh online to your home cold, refrigerated Bisogno Pasta is for your new year delight. Lentils are naturally high in protein (made with pea protein, too) includes high fiber, and overall more nutritious pasta meal that you can brag about. With a unique desireable shape, instead of penne, elbows, fusilli, etc, a fresh cold pasta expectation (not stored in a box in your cupboard) will send you running from gross tasting gluten free pasta of yesterday. Just look at how beautiful fresh gluten free pasta can be!
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Is there a perfect pancake? For most of my life and maybe yours, too, we were taught certain things such as foods should taste a certain way to be perfect, be made with only the ideal ingredients and no substitutes, and even look a certain way. Further, these foods must be perfectly round or squared and flawless, but that's heavy b.s. The truth is what we learned as a child or in the past may not be true for the present and future. Health is an ongoing change unless you just don't care about your health! Balancing your food and beverage intake, your libations, exercise and other variable choices are an ongoing choice that you make. Nothing is perfect. Welcome to the new normal.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Hooray or Hmmm?
Have you ever eaten one of these delicious Epic Bars? You can find Epic at nearly every natural food market and grocery, along with some of the local stores and big food chains. They're amazing, any flavor actually (beef, chicken, bison and bacon). Epic products are gluten free, paleo friendly, low in sugar and scream about their grass fed animals and epic changes of land regeneration, sourcing and certifying humane treatments of animals. As of today, Epic Provisions is now part of the General Mills family of brands. Are we excited?
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Paleo Penicillin Arrives
Health, strength and deliciousness. The back "bone" of our ancestor Paleo lifestyle is very valid today.
Boiling bones is the most normal and primal food choice. Or it was at least. So how many of us today are boiling bones? Hmm. mmm. Not enough I'll admit myself!
Way back when, even before your great great grandparents, humans were often legit hunter and gatherers (compared to most of our USA western lifestyles). There wasn't a corner butcher shop, grocery and processed foods. There definitely wasn't a Whole Foods, Sprouts or Wegmans, ugh! To survive you literally foraged and chose to be a hunter and gatherer and your family utilized ever aspect of that "kill" or findings and savored it for survival. And I'm not talking about taking a shotgun into the woods which is modern technology.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Is grain free healthy, what is the truth?
If you're reading here then you're already a step ahead in health conscious behaviors. Which ones you decide to abide by and where you cross the line if you do, is up to you and your choices. So you're probably not surprised about grainless (paleo) lifestyles and how they've trended fast and furious to the mainstream. And when I say trend I mean it, because it's a proven, conscious, educated way of living that's not based on a false claim or a silly spokesperson like in the past fad diets of old. Grain free is gluten free and it's a real lifestyle based on our ancestors from thousands of years ago who were hunters and gatherers.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Look out your window, do you have property that is just wasted space for grass? Or do you have land for being more sustainable to have a small or even larger farming area?
As committed gluten free consumers in this world, we must stay in control without risks. Growing your own food is the primary way to regain the lost control and salvage your hard earned money from buying packaged food each week or even multiple times when you have to read labels and trust other brands for gluten risks. Having a small garden or a small farming space would be ideal for healthy living plan in 2016!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Sambucus EldeberberryIt's true, super berries are used to make medicine, oh my gosh who would've thought! The black elderberry, Sambucus, is a superb genus of flowering plants that everyone must have in their cabinet. Of course it's also a gluten free berry and remains gluten free as it's pure and not tainted with gluten in the manufacturing process.
Our world is full of absolutely treasures and if you haven't yet had Sambucus in your medicine chest it's time for today to be that day. There is no need to rush to buy Rx drugs when there are outstanding natural botanical options from the superb outdoors here for us. Nature continues to provided us with food, water, oxygen, healing and so many more opportunities that we often take for granted! Learn more about Nature's Answer Sambucus, made from elderberries to boost your immunity and alleviate, soothe and treat some of your health needs this Fall and Winter.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. That's why I make sure to have a nutrient dense, high protein, low sugar balanced meal prepared to get me on my day! If you are tired in the morning and unmotivated by boring and processed cereal, repetitive carb heavy bagels or other quick blah food, it's time to make a good change today. Believe it or not it's only going to take about 10 minutes or less to make a shake. Having a delicious, healthy, protein rich meal is critical to your brain performance, and energy going forward. That's why I choose to go with a shake and I construct it differently just about each time to keep it extra enjoyable, fresh and low cost. However, you can't just choose any protein shake or meal replacement option on the market as there are a lot of misleading low quality products out there or very expense as well.So re-evaluate the morning and think about why and how this critical breakfast meal can kickstart your day.