April 14, 2014
If you choose to give candy, give quality not quantity. Whole Foods or your local health food store or even homemade candies with real ingredients. Here are some other ideas. Your time is the thing your child craves most!
April 8, 2014
I have gotten to the point where I can substitute other delicious foods in place of the foods I avoid. Here are some examples. For healthier recipes www.lupushopecookbook.blogspot.com Please ask for any other substitutions I may have forgotten in the comments.
Eggs.... instead I'll eat scrambled tofu or hummus.
Cookies.... instead I'll eat homemade cookies from my blog www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com
Ice cream.... instead I'll eat raw Nut ice creams (Cashewtopia) or soy or coconut ice creams (Coconut Bliss)
Cake/muffins.... instead I'll eat homemade cake from my blog www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com
Chocolate candies...instead homemade from www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com with Lindt Bittersweet or other gluten free /vegan chocolate
Pasta..... instead gluten free pasta (Tinkyada) or Explore Asian mung bean pasta or sliced zucchini or for lasagna "noodles" use roasted eggplant slices
bread..... instead I use raw crackers/bread
yogurt...instead coconut or soy yogurt
potato chips....instead I make my own or make or buy kale chips
Doritoes....instead I fry Food For Life brown rice tortillas and season or add dips or Spicy Cheesy Kale Chips (recipe on my recipe blog)
Cheese....instead raw nut cheese, or soy cheese (Follow Your Heart or non soy Daiya)
Pizza....instead homemade recipe on www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com
There are also a few things at the store that I treat myself to occasionally. Pumpkin tofu cheesecake (at Cornucopia) or Hail Merry raw food tarts. or Earth Café raw food pies.
March 25, 2014
March 1, 2014
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February 4, 2014
January 1, 2014
Eat LOTS of Veggies!
December 17, 2013
Please have a look at Robyn's blog. She is committed to teaching folks how to be healthier. I love this four part post that she recently shared. We tend to focus on healthy food to be healthier, but there are so many more choices that we can make to increase health. Click the links below to read on...
December 9, 2013
Another holistic doctor for you all to research. Dr. McDougall. Read his books/articles/website etc. Click below to see how a patient of his healed her arthritis. He also mentions this diet/protocol being able to help Lupus as well.
December 2, 2013
Gerson Therapy is also said to be very effective for Lupus as well! Read the article.
November 12, 2013
Started my children in their Senior year, last year, out here and they didn't do well at all. So we rented an apartment to get them back into their old school district. The added expense of the apartment and gas for travel, hurt, plus paying for our current mortgage as well.
Then this year they both started college and more money was needed.
Also 2 sick and old doggies (the dogs are 10 and 11 years old) in the mix and vet trips. One dog has developed incontinence, the other has a mass that we think is cancer....(even with feeding the dogs quality homemade raw food diets... go figure)
OK enough about me. I had 2 reasons for starting this blog.
1) To document my Lupus healing journey
2) To share information to help others with Lupus and other autoimmune diseases (and other diseases of other types) because something I try, or research, or learn can possibly help you all and your friends and family
September 9, 2013
August 17, 2013
August 14, 2013
A paper that everyone should read. If you look at Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance symptoms and Lupus symptoms side by side, many symptoms are far too similar. Click below to read the paper
July 30, 2013
Click below to read this woman's story....http://www.leafygreenscafe.com/leafygreenscafe.com/About_Leafy_Greens.html
It's Only Natural Food and Wellness Store in Bellport, Halsey's Green Thumb Farmer Market in Water Mill has many grocery items as well as, gluten free items, raw nuts, dried fruits, beans, rice, pasta, chips, cheeses and check out any other farmer's markets too) It's great to keep a list of Health Food Stores where you live or where you travel so you always have food options whether you are raw, macrobiotic, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, paleo, or whatever diet you personally follow.
When you travel look on-line for health food stores in the location you will be travelling. Also don't forget if you are travelling during the warmer months you can look to your local farmer's markets as well!
July 16, 2013
Photo by Carly Kaste