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Should You Go Gluten-Free?

By Jane Barthelemy. Are you ready for a new perspective on gluten? Bread is the staff of life. And money! Gluten-free is the fastest growing niche in grocery stores. The gluten-free market was recently valued at $4.63 billion per year, and projected to grow to $7.59 billion within a short time. While it is true that gluten reactions are increasingly common, ...

Food affects your body, mood & life quality!

Guest post by Dr. Eva Selhub, MD, Harvard Health Publications. I'm glad the research is finally IN! Yes, think about it. Your brain is always “on.”  It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply ...

Emotional Eating? 5 Reasons You Can’t Stop

Many people believe that emotional eating is due to a lack of self-control. However studies suggest this is simply not the case. Here are 5 factors that contribute to emotional eating, and 5 practical solutions! Guest post by Jennifer Kromberg, PsyD, Psychology Today...

The Food We Eat Changes Our Genes!

“Nearly all of a cell’s genes are influenced by changes to the nutrients they have access to. In fact, in many cases the effects were so strong that changing a cell's metabolic profile could make certain genes behave differently.” ...

2 Reasons Why Sugars Make You Fat

Our body has the amazing ability to turn what we eat into energy. We can use it right away, or store it for the future! By Guest Writer Traci D Mitchell, nutrition coach, personal trainer. What doesn't get used as energy get stored, typically as fat. Healthy Solution: Use non-glycemic natural sweeteners! Sugar has a profound impact on your diet and waistline, ...

Good-bye Sugar Cravings. Hello Health!

It's 3:30 pm, your brain is getting foggy, your energy is a bit low, your nerves are on edge, and you need a sweet snack. Sound familiar? Sugar cravings are a very physical reality in our lives. Sugar stimulates the brain’s reward centers through the neuro-transmitter dopamine, just like other addictive drugs. Foods high in fat and sugar stimulate ...

Are There Any Almonds in Your Almond Milk?

Have you ever wondered how many almonds are in your almond milk? I compared four brands to find the number of almonds used. The results are astonishing. This won't be my most popular post. There are only 9 to 14 almonds in 2 cups of commercial almond milk. A profitable business model indeed! ...

Top 10 Ways to Build Your Immune System

By Jane Barthelemy. Your immune system is your most precious resource. In the past century, changes in the global micro-biome have challenged our delicate internal eco-systems, precipitating many of the major health issues we face today. Our environment is continually infused with new chemicals, ...

Top Herbs for Kidney Health

by Jane Barthelemy, CBP, CRM, DRM, MBA, Author. Your kidneys are a remarkable organ, and deserve loving care. Kidneys have many essential functions in the body, including filtering the blood, controlling metabolism, water balance, producing bone marrow, ...

Paleo Sweets with no sugar spike or weight gain?

Sound too good to be true? Nope, it’s real. My big "aha!" discovery is how to make healthy desserts with no blood sugar rush or added pounds. Let me explain how this is possible. Easy! Simply follow my recipes, using original, unrefined, low carb, low glycemic Paleo ingredients like coconut, almond flour, and chicory root sweetener. ...

Autumn Medicinal Foods

by Jane Barthelemy. It's amazing. 4,500 years ago, the oldest book on medicine suggests we "Heal before illness can come." The Yellow Emperor's doctor said:

“In the old days, smart people prevented disease it before it began, just as a good leader averts war before it starts....

End Your Food Cravings & Addictions

By Jane Barthelemy. Something amazing happened last week. My cravings vanished, and my body released all that stress. OMG, this is the happy balance I've been wanting for years! Finally it happened! All week, there was no craving for sweets, no moodiness or familiar addictive message demanding chips or chocolate. Nope. Just quiet balance. ...

Egg Buyers, Beware

By Jane Barthelemy. You're in the grocery store looking for non-GMO eggs, and it's confusing. What is the truth behind these terms: Free-Range, Organic, Cage-free? Are any of these eggs Paleo? While most have legal meanings, the labels are purposely misleading. For example, did you know that pasture-raised hens may receive up to 30% of their diet in GMO grains? GMO grains are NOT Paleo....

A Paleo Traveler’s Secret – Healthy Meals in a Hotel Room

Some people say they can't eat healthy away from home. Every frequent traveler knows the challenge of eating well on the road. If you're doing gluten-free, Paleo, GMO-free, or any healthy diet, you can solve that with a bit of planning. It's all in the preparation. I recently took a trip and photographed my hotel kitchen set up. Here are my 6 steps to eating healthy in a hotel room: ...

Still Counting Calories & Carbs?

By Jane Barthelemy. Counting is an accepted way to measure nutrition. But how effective is it? Calorie and carb counts are based on measures over 100 years old, and vary tremendously depending on the soil and growing conditions. So in the unlikely event that we can estimate the nutritional value of what you put IN, the big question is - how much of that is absorbed by your body as nourishment? Then there's the fact that your body is smart. It is constantly swapping molecular nutrients, and your intestinal bacteria is a nutrient factory. So what you put IN doesn't equal what you receive. Calories and nutrition labels are wild estimates at best. The more relevant questions are - Is there any life force in your food, is it grown in healthy soil, and is it free of modern toxins? I wonder - why do we even count calories and nutrients going IN, if it's only a fraction of the picture?...

Gluten-free Flours, Best & Worst for Weight Gain

By Jane Barthelemy. What are the best gluten-free flours? Which flours are Paleo? Compare these gluten-free flours by carb content and risk of weight gain. Weight gain is associated with carbs, which convert to sugars during digestion. Check it out for yourself. Which gluten-free flours will help you most in weight control?...

Top 10 Triggers for Gluten Inflammation

By Jane Barthelemy. Gluten-free is hot these days. We'd like to blame gluten for all our woes, inflammation, indigestion, headaches, and emotional blues. While it is true that gluten reactions are more common, perhaps we're falling into wishful thinking that simply removing gluten from our diets will solve ALL our problems....

Which Gluten-Free Brownie is Best?

By Jane Barthelemy. Gluten-free is big business now. Every grocery has a gluten-free aisle filled with tempting treats like gluten-free chips, and gluten-free chocolate cookies. But why do doctors say they expect people to gain weight on a gluten-free diet? Weight gain is associated with carbs and sugars. As I read ingredient labels ...

My Biggest “Aha!”, Easy Weight Loss

A few years ago, when I was overweight, diagnosed with cancer, chronic fatigue, adrenal failure, digestive collapse, chemical sensitivities, food allergies, and two frozen shoulders, I began to make changes in my diet and lifestyle, slowly – just one change a week. If I felt better, I would hold onto the change to make it a habit. ...

Is Coffee Paleo?

By Jane Barthelemy. So, is coffee Paleo? Well, the correct answer is NO. Even wishful thinking won't put it in the Paleo era. The bullet-proof truth is that coffee was first cultivated in Ethiopia c. 900 years after Christ, roughly 10,000 years after the Paleo period. One of today's most profitable and addictive habits, coffee was actually banned in Mecca in the 1500's as intoxicating and inciting radical thinking! But royal intervention changed all that, and soon coffee spread ...