A Gluten-Free Vegan Mom Who Knows

A raw, grain-free, corn-free, soy-free, oil-free, celiac mama raising her two healthy celiac girls.

March 26, 2013
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Nickel Allergy: more research and lists of sources

“If you have nickel allergy, your body reacts to nickel and possibly to other metals, such as cobalt and palladium. In other words, it’s mistakenly identified nickel as something that could harm you. Once your body has developed a reaction to a particular agent (allergen) — in this case, nickel — your immune system will always be sensitive to it.… Read more

March 22, 2013
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My Nickel Allergy Triggers My Eczema Flareups: Nickel in Food, Money, Cell Phones, Jewelry and More…

After I recovered from two parasites, and herniated disk pressing on my spinal cord and nerve, kidney pain/congestion and toxic beryllium levels (just to name a few of my 2012 health obstacles), my itchy and painful rash that has plagued my life for about four years returned.… Read more

February 14, 2013
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Helping others reclaim their health one person at a time (a list of my favorite documentaries included)

My friend borrowed Average Joe on the Raw (another fav!). Which health documentaries are your favorites?

Greg called me this afternoon from work to share his friend’s gratitude to me for her reclaimed health.

Last summer I lent her the documentaries below and she changed her diet.… Read more

October 15, 2012
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Avoiding Surgery Through Holistic Treatment

At 7:45 AM this morning, I was intended to have my C5/C6 disk in my neck replaced with a cadaver bone secured with a metal plate and four shiny screws, but instead of recovering during an overnight stay at Jefferson University Hospital tonight, Greg and I will be dining, playing poker and dancing the night away during our overnight sleepover at the Borgata to celebrate both my holistic recovery and our 11th wedding anniversary (13 October).… Read more

June 25, 2012
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Food Allergies and their impact on autism, asthma, ADHA and behavioral disorders

Before packing up for my third and final trip this month (Greg had to travel for business), I was searching my many book shelves and spotted Robyn O’Brien’s book The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigation into the Danger of America’s Food Supply–and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself, and thought, “I completely forgot that I bought this book!” So, I grabbed it and threw it into my purse and began reading it whenever I found a moment.… Read more

April 26, 2012
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Cell Phone Hazards and the Impact on Our Children’s Health

“Children are growing up in a sea of radio-frequency radiation that did not exist five years ago. They need to be protected.”

Back in January of 2011, I read an interview in Green America Magazine with Dr. Devra Davis, author of Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family, and was completely startled and told Greg and our girls (newly 3 and 4 years old at the time) are to never talk on our cell phones and that if they are to use them, they must use speaker phone.… Read more

March 31, 2012
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Woodstock Farms and 365 Organic Products: Products of China

UPDATE (22 April 2012): 
As many have expressed after reading the following, buying local organic produce is more important than ever, and if you live in the US or Canada, the Eat Well Guide is an excellent resource when looking for a CSA, farmers market, farmers, and/or store that sells local, sustainable, and organic food that you can trust.Read more

January 22, 2012
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Cancer Caused by Toxins and Other Chemicals in Our Newly Constructed Home Causes Us to Turn to Organic Living


“It’s not uncommon to find some combination of pesticides, hydrocarbons, chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins hiding in the typical dust sample.” ~Jeffrey Hollender 

Putty before we moved out of Ocean City, NJ

Last night, minutes before I feel asleep and seconds after I put Only Love is Real by Dr.Read more

January 15, 2012
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Herbal Body Wrap to Start My Birthday Celebration Goes Awry

This past Monday was my birthday, and to celebrate, I scheduled a detox body wrap (my first) and a colonic (my 10th) to start off a relaxing, cleansing day with fun events to follow.

My wrap began at 9:30 AM.

Helen, my much respected colon therapist (I’ll blog more about her later), had prepared the herbal body wrap solution minutes before my arrival.Read more