Monthly Archives: September 2013

Seasonal Eating Guide: Autumn

I’m a big fan of reminding people to tune into the rhythm of the day ~ the circadian rhythm. I call it “catching the wave”.

Not surprisingly, it’s in the best interest of your health to rise with the sun and sleep when it’s down, to catch that wave of the day. Defying these daily patterns will inevitably take a toll on your well-being.

But what about the seasons?

Is there another wave you could be catching to optimize your ability to ward off illness and seize your physiological stamina?

What do the seasons tell us about our health?

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Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free

Did you know I love baking?

It’s a passion. It’s a project that can easily be brought to a conclusion. It’s my favorite form of meditation.

Sometimes I’ll even bake when I won’t consume the final product. If I used a flour or a sweetener that’s within my son or my mother’s dietary parameters (gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free), but not within mine (also grain-free and egg-free), then I’ll hand over the confection with the pride of my endeavor and the pure joy of giving.

But when the yumminess in the oven is destined for my lips too, I’m as happy as a, well, a biscuit in gravy!

That’s why I follow my favorite chefs, food bloggers and cookbook authors like an eager puppy, ready for her next treat.

And at the top of my list of favorites is my dear friend Ricki Heller, allergy-free and Candida-friendly recipe goddess and author of the blog Ricki Heller (formerly Diet, Dessert & Dogs).

You can likely imagine my anticipation in awaiting Ricki’s new cookbook, Naturally Sweet & Gluten Free, which has just released this week!

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Free Online Hashimoto’s Workshop


What: Free Online Workshop with Andrea Nakayama

Mapping Your Signs & Symptoms:

Addressing Your Hashimoto’s from a Full System’s Perspective

When: Saturday September 7th at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Where (copy & paste):

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