Food Sensitivities

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How to give your body the space it needs to heal.

how to give your body the space it needs to heal with an elimination diet

This post has been 8+ years in the making. It started with my own elimination diet back in 2007, on the heels of an 8 week migraine and a car accident. I was getting cold sores regularly, in physical therapy for a nasty case of TMJ, and was having digestive trouble after every single meal. I was also irritable, most likely depressed, and just plain miserable. I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. So I found an acupuncturist to help address the pain. With all of the research studies proving how helpful acupuncture could be when it came to migraines and pain management, it seemed like a reasonable...

3 Companies That Make Gluten Free Bread Without Potato Starch

Looking for a gluten free bread without potato starch? Here are 3 companies that have your back with everything from white bread to ciabatta rolls, baguettes, wraps, and even a hamburger bun. I wrote about the frustration of finding nightshade free options in the gluten free world when I shared 4 different gluten free flour blends that were also nightshade free. Of all the products on the market (and there are HUNDREDS), there were a grand total of 5 (I learned about another product after writing the post) that didn’t contain potato starch. Which I find to be quite interesting, as there are a lot of people out there who...

4 Gluten Free and Nightshade Free Flour Mixes

One of the more frustrating things about being gluten free and nightshade free is the fact that 90% of the gluten free products on the market contain potato starch or potato flour, rendering them inedible for those who have to avoid both. This goes for seemingly simple things like granola bars and gluten free pretzels, to the more complex breads and flour mixes. Today I wanted to focus on gluten free four mixes that are also nightshade free. They can be used in place of all-purpose flours and will allow you to continue to make your favorite recipes quickly and easily. I encourage you to play around with different flours, as they will create...

Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mint

Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mint

I’m officially back on the nightshade free, dairy free, and gluten free train and have been for a while. It started because I thought my thyroid was crapping out on me. But a doctor’s visit and a blood test (or ten) revealed that I was in tip-top shape. Accept for the fact that I felt like shit. I was tired all the time. I was bloated, gassy, and constipated. My hair and skin were looking seriously lackluster. I was having stabbing pain in my leg. There were days where my brain was so clouded, that I couldn’t do much besides stare at the computer and wonder what the hell I was trying to accomplish....

Erin’s Story

Erin Szymanski of Glitter and Grit Bridal Boutique

I met Erin close to two years ago, while wearing my Propelle hat. Since that initial meeting, Erin and I have had the opportunity to work together for a variety of reasons, including the food sensitivity testing. I must say that in addition to watching her build her business, this has been my favorite adventure of hers to witness. One that I am proud to have played a role. I asked Erin if she would share a sentence or two about her experience with the food testing. Instead, she sent back the following piece with a little disclaimer: “I don’t know how to be brief. Especially in this arena; you...