Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (Part V): The Elimination Diet

August 20, 2013

As stated in my last post there are blood, saliva, and urine tests you can do to determine which foods you need to avoid. I don’t recommend getting tested until you have gone gluten free and/or have done an elimination diet and are still experiencing symptoms.

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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (Part IV): Cross Reactivity and Testing for Gluten Sensitivity

August 16, 2013

The best and cheapest way to test for gluten sensitivity is to simply take it out of your diet for 30 days, then reintroduce it back into your diet. If you feel better during those 30 days, or feel worse when you add it back in, then it is likely you have gluten sensitivity.

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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (Part III): What Happens Inside the Gut

August 13, 2013

The digestive process begins at first sight or smell of food. The sight and smell of food actually translates into a neural signal that tells your brain to tell your stomach to start releasing digestive enzymes.

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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (Part II): What Is Gluten?

August 10, 2013

Gluten is a substance found in many grains including barley and rye but most abundantly found in triticum aestivum, otherwise known as modern day wheat. Grains are made up of an endosperm, bran, and germ. Gluten is group of proteins found bound to a starch in the endosperm of these grains.

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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (Part I)

August 07, 2013

While many healthy people with no real health issues may just be trying a gluten free diet out because they heard it was good for them, there are a lot of people who suffer terribly and will actually benefit a great deal by not eating it. If you have a gluten sensitivity eating it can can lower immunity and be the precursor to a list of ailments you’ve been suffering from. Are you having joint pain? If so, eating gluten can be the reason. Are you feeling depressed and anxious? Well, gluten can be the reason for that too. In those who have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, eating it can cause inflammation not only in your gut, but in other areas of your body as well.

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How To Make Your Own Nut Or Seed Milk

July 30, 2013

Many of us have dairy and soy intolerances yet the majority of milk sold at the supermarket are made out of them. More and more markets are carrying alternatives such as almond and hemp milks, but most processed milks contain a lot of sugar and other ingredients that you don’t necessarily want to be consuming on a daily basis. Why not make your own milk? In this post I am going to teach you how to make your own nut and seed milks.

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5 Benefits of Sleep You May Not Know About

July 24, 2013

You may not know it but the quality and quantity of your sleep has an effect on all physiological systems in your body. When we don’t get enough sleep many areas of health will suffer. Pre existing conditions can get exacerbated or lack of sleep can create one.

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Healthy Living Podcast #3: Special Guest Charles Ara

July 22, 2013

In this episode of the Healthy Living podcast Dawna interviews her 83 year old dad about life, health, getting older, attitude, perspective, and relationships.

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Easy, Delicious, Healthy, Anti-Inflammatory Creamsicles

July 19, 2013

Yep, you read that correctly! I’m going to teach you how to spice up your popsicles to make them healthy and medicinal.

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Healthy Living Podcast #2: Fertility Awareness Method

July 15, 2013

In this episode of the Healthy Living Podcast Dawna teaches you how to chart your cycle to increase your chances of conception. Charting your cycle can be one of the best ways for you to take control and understand your body cues and what is happening hormonally during your cycle.

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The Power of Belief

July 13, 2013

Photo by Dede Flemming

When people find out I’m an acupuncturist one of the first things they say to me is whether or not they believe in acupuncture. I often hear people say things like, “Oh fantastic! I’m a real believer in acupuncture!” Or they politely say they think acupuncture is a bunch of hocus pocus hogwash.

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Mom's Refreshing Summer Gazpacho

July 10, 2013

Growing up I was lucky enough to have a mom that loved to cook. Every night for dinner she would prepare a gourmet healthy meal that somehow satisfied 5 picky kids and her anything goes hubby.

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