Another book to add to my collection. Having trouble believing what is posted on this blog? Read JJ Virgin's book "The Virgin Diet". I found it at my local library. She says you can feel better and lose weight by eliminating the top (fi) food intolerant foods from your diet. Sound familiar?
November 21, 2012
Did you know there is a robust signal in the biomedical research that wheat consumption contributes to a broad range of autoimmune diseases, including Graves, autoimmune liver disease, type 1 diabetes, Lupus etc. Read on for more information, click below. (from the Gluten Free Society and me too!)http://www.greenmedinfo.com/greenmed/topic/55314/focus/911/page
November 6, 2012
Cats love veggies too (at least to sleep on).
From the Gluten Free Society....
October 31, 2012
October 26, 2012
October 25, 2012
I have been experiencing a little writer's block these days...anyone have any questions? Comments? Things you would like me to research/post? Feel free to comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and hope you're having a great day!
October 18, 2012
October 6, 2012
Photo by Carly K.
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!
October 4, 2012
Garbanzo bean salad
Examples of "real life" exercise- walking or biking to the store to get groceries or to do other errands, having a regular garage door (no remote) getting up to change the TV channel (no remote), gardening, farming, going pumpkin picking , apple picking, snorkeling, walking your dog, cleaning your house, dancing, lifting your children, lifting the groceries/packages from the store or anything heavy, walking (on hills as well), raking leaves, mowing the lawn, or taking the stairs whenever possible (including the stairs in your home) , parking your car out further from the store, shopping/walking at the mall, washing your car, doing the laundry/carrying the laundry/detergent, playing with your dog, going camping, shoveling snow or dirt, putting up holiday decorations and lights, taking out the garbage, walking to your mailbox to get the mail, painting the walls of your house, and of course vigorous sex as well! If your not in the best shape/not too healthy, ask your doctor and start out slow but remember EVERY extra expenditure, no matter how small, is worth it!
The above is real life exercise as opposed to working out at the gym lifting weights, the treadmill, the stationary bike, exercise classes not that the gym is bad...it's just the more you can incorporate exercise that's "real" the more exercise you get without even thinking about it and any exercise is really good for your health!
I have way too many sitting hobbies that I enjoy, such as reading, researching, crafting, knitting, piano, guitar, flute, cooking, computer, TV (I watch almost all educational TV) , driving, painting, scrapbooking, card-making, candle making, and much more...
Driving in the car is done way too much in all of our lives, try to walk or bike to your destination if possible.
I do love biking especially to see new sights, so even though I pack my bike in my van sometimes, in order to drive my car to a new location, it still gets me an exciting and new scenery bike ride. Try to find what you love...
Think about what you enjoyed as a kid or what have you always wanted to try? Soccer, tennis, basketball, hockey, ice skating, roller skating, photography, swimming, hiking, farming, a adventurous vacation, rock climbing etc. The sky's the limit.
October 2, 2012
Photo by Carly K.
Didn't believe what I said about gluten causing seizures? Click below!
September 30, 2012
September 27, 2012
http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=75 World's Healthiest and Magnesium Rich
September 26, 2012
It's gluten free , dairy free and egg free!
Part 2 http://healingbase.com/the-many-faces-of-gluten%E2%80%A6-masquerader-of-disease-and-symptoms-part-two/
Part 1 http://healingbase.com/the-many-faces-of-gluten%E2%80%A6-masquerader-of-disease-and-symptoms-part-one/
September 21, 2012
Have I convinced you yet? Sign up for this doctor's/organization's e-newsletter. You get so much great information!
September 19, 2012
September 15, 2012
September 13, 2012
Please sign up for Gluten Free Society's newsletters. They are VERY informative! This one is how to stay safe from gluten cross contamination especially while travelling. Click below to get the information!
September 12, 2012
Photo by Carly K.
September 11, 2012
Photo by Carly K.
September 10, 2012
Kylie Sleeping photo by Carly K.
September 7, 2012
Gluten and Calcium Deficiency (and osteoporosis) from the Gluten Free Society for the information click the link below.
Always check for Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, AND Osteporosis when you have Celiac Disease and/or gluten sensitivity. If you can, the best thing is to check ALL of your vitamin/mineral levels. Spectrum Labs and Metametrix both have tests to do so. When you have digestive issues, nutrients just aren't absorbed through the intestines properly and consequently deficiencies arise!
September 6, 2012
If you have seizures check into a ketogenic diet. Get tested for Celiac Disease. Try a gluten free diet. Get tested for other food allergies as well, and if any are found avoid those foods as well. I have a feeling that just avoiding grains and grain products would help lessen seizures in all people. Isn't it worth a shot of eating just meats/fish/beans and veggies/fruits for a short while and see if you get better/lessen or eliminate seizures....
I did have a grand mal seizure just before my Lupus diagnosis. Was on medication for 2 years, then the doctors weaned me off. Then doctors ran tests and said that the cause of the seizure was of unknown origen...but then later on, I was the one that found out I had Lupus AND gluten intolerance issues (Celiac Disease?) and most likely THAT was the "cause" of my seizure of "unknown cause".
I have never had another seizure....
September 4, 2012
Thanks for your patience as we settled into our new home. Thought I could keep up with a quick post a day but it didn't happen often...well, today the kids are back in school and I'm off to a new start.
Here are some Healthy Back to School Tips from Integrative Nutrition. Have a great day!
August 27, 2012
Photo by Carly K.
August 25, 2012
Photo by Carly K.
A very interesting article that tries to prove that gluten is bad for us all as human beings. Read on and open your mind...I know myself and many others feel better when they avoid gluten! Lupus or NOT!
August 20, 2012
For gardening a small amount of soap and oil mixed with water sprayed on plants will kill the bugs and not harm the plants...use after rain and whenever you see bugs/eggs on plants.
Lavender is one of the most incredible bug deterrents. Heard recently that lavender will deter bedbugs too.
Garlic is incredible too. We would make a strong garlic "tea" and put it in a sprayer to spray for bugs.
Grow some of the herbs in your garden and it gets even cheaper to make these herbal bug deterrents.
August 15, 2012
One of the things I disagree with is use of the CFL (Compact Florescent Lightbulbs). CFL's have mercury inside and I don't think anyone inventing these bulbs was really thinking about this one...where do CFL's go when they "die" or break? Did you know you are supposed to take them to a recycling collection unit that handles toxic wastes? Did you know that if a CFL breaks in your home you should contact an environmental company that removes mercury. I'll stick to incandescent or LED if you have the money...LED's can be VERY expensive.
The rest of this article looks good and I will incorporate more things into our "new" home (it was built in the 1950's but it is new to us....
August 13, 2012
If you have carpet in your house, if you can, remove it. Carpet is a toxic soup of chemicals. The carpet chemicals can outgas and we breathe them in...ewww! There are other rug options made from natural materials, such as sisal, wool, silk, jute....etc. Make sure the backings and other "ingredients" are natural and non toxic and "green" as well.
You can recycle carpet. Check for collection and recycling companies in your area. Some companies will remove the carpet from your home and recycle it.... for a large price tag of course. If you remove it personally, make sure that if you would like to recycle the carpet, you ask the company what size you will need to cut it and roll it into for collection.
Some natural rug companies:
Carpet Recyling (keeps rug out of landfills and they can recycle it into other products too)
August 9, 2012
Click on the link for more info
August 1, 2012
July 31, 2012
We'll be moving this weekend...then hopefully by next week/weekend I'll do more posts. Can't wait to get back to "juicy" posts. Full of fresh and new researched healing information! I may try to sneak in a couple of posts between now and when my internet gets disconnected....
July 30, 2012
Don't forget eliminating food allergies/sensitivities will also help lessen anxiety!
July 27, 2012
July 24, 2012
Click on the link below to see the full episode. It is also on the Dr. Oz show today,
Tuesday July 24th, 2012.
July 20, 2012
Photo by Carly K.
He has a very informative e-newsletter. Here is the link to his website. Please join!
He's also on FaceBook. Quick and easy healthy and holistic tips.
July 17, 2012
From Jay Kordich (I personally would take out much, if not all of the whole grain part of the pyramid)
July 14, 2012
Check out this video.http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/gluten-free-society-blog/lectins-gluten-rheumatoid-arthritis-molecular-mimicry/
July 13, 2012
July 12, 2012
July 10, 2012
I think what I will try to do on this blog, is give little "nuggets of wisdom"...I find them each day...everywhere I look and I will share them here. I will post them, you can meditate on them if you choose...or research the items for yourself. Hope you enjoy this! Hang on for the ride!
July 8, 2012
Found on Facebook from http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Aatma-Namaste-%E0%A5%90-Spiritual-Bliss-%E0%A5%90/249274785089452
Loved this quote! No matter what point you want to get across to someone....
June 30, 2012
Check out Dr. Doni's Newsletter (Donielle Wilson ND) sign up for yourself! http://www.doctordoni.com/
What to do about Bug Repellent and Sun Screen?
As we get ready to send our precious kids and selves out into the summer sun and outdoors, it's important to find products that protect without being toxic. Read this article online.
Keep in mind that anything that you put on your skin can be absorbed into your body. Chemicals and hormone-disrupting substances in lotions and sprays will be able to get into your blood and throw your immune and endocrine (hormone) systems off track.
To read more about the dangers of bug repellents and pesticides, here is a recent article in the Huff Post Green
Even many "natural" sunscreens contain chemicals and potentially hundreds of undeclared ingredients that can cause allergic reactions and damage healthy cells.
Of course it is important to prevent sunburns and insect bites, so we do need good solutions for summertime play.
Simple Strategies for Fun in the Sun:
1. Wear a hat, shirt, loose pants, and/or sunglasses.
2. Keep your "time in the sun" to under 15 minutes at a time, and early or late in the day.
3. Use plants that are natural bug repellents (Citronella).
4. Check for ticks after spending time outdoors.
My tips for finding products you can trust:
I'd love to hear of products that you find and recommend.
Have a wonderful time this summer knowing you are protected from the sun, insects and the products you use.
My summer hours starting July 9th
Appointments by phone and in Port Jefferson
Tuesday 10 to 2 and 5 to 7,
Wednesday 10 to 2
Every other Saturday 11 to 1
Appointments in Manhattan
Thursday 2 to 6 (once per month)
Saturday or Sunday 10 to 2 (once per month)
Appointments in Stamford, CT
Thursday 11 to 4 (once per month)
Remember to use my online store and online scheduling!
The fastest and easiest way to reorder what you've been taking when you are running low is through the supplement store on my website: www.doctordoni.com.
I'm busy putting together packages of products at 10% off the individual price to make it easy for you to keep up with taking the products that are most important for your health.
Thank you so much for your support of the NY licensure bill
Unfortunately, the bill came to a halt when the Assembly committee chair asked our Assembly bill sponsor to wait on passing the bill. Even with hundreds of calls and emails, New York legislators are not quite ready to license NDs - but they are getting closer - so your continued communication with your NY legislators about what you want for your health care options is important!!