Does young wheat grass contain gluten?

One of my clients that has been in my Health Coaching Program for 8 years voiced a concern over wheat grass juice being gluten free. So, I wanted to take a moment to share some light on the subject with all of my blog followers. Does Wheatgrass Contain Gluten? Some people become sick when they consume the elastic protein in wheat, barley and rye called gluten. Celiac disease causes a multitude of symptoms including gastrointestinal upset, rashes and brain fog, and can be linked to other diseases such as cancer, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Celiac sufferers must avoid all gluten for the rest of their lives. Wheatgrass grows from the seed of wheat, so it would seem like something celiacs should avoid. However, because it is a young version of the plant, the grass itself does not contain gluten. What Is Wheat Grass? Used primarily as a nutritional supplement, wheat ...(Read More)

Flat Belly Stop Eating This Protein

The gliadin protein in wheat is an opiate and highly addictive. Eat a slice of healthy whole grain wheat bread, and your blood sugar and insulin go sky-high. This in turn stimulates the growth of belly fat and increases inflammation. Gluten is a protein that forms in foods when two other proteins, gliadin and gluten combine. Foods containing gluten and gliadin proteins include wheat, barley and rye, and grains related to these such as spelt and kamut. In the early 1950s, Dr. Willem-Karel Dicke was born in 1905, in Dordrecht, Holland, and died Utrecht in 1962. Dr. Dicke was a Dutch pediatrician who pioneered the gluten-free diet as a cure for celiac disease. This diet remains the only true treatment for this condition, requiring patients to avoid all traces of gluten in foods consummation. Wheat The National Institutes of Health, in its brochure “Celiac Disease,” advises people following a gluten-free ...(Read More)

Amazing systemic enzymes that we begin losing after age 20…

Systemic enzymes are amazing. In fact, you might call them extraordinary, since they provide systemic health benefits. For those of us starting a new health regimen for the New Year, that’s exceptionally good news. As review, enzymes are proteins catalyzing every bodily chemical action. There are over 3,000 bodily enzymes—most of them proteolytic, or protein-eating, enzymes—and fall into three kinds of enzymes: food, digestive and metabolic/systemic enzymes. Food enzymes come from foods, particularly raw foods with their enzymes intact, while digestive enzymes help to digest food. Metabolic/systemic enzymes—while they may have some enzymes in common with digestive enzymes—work differently, going beyond the stomach, into the bloodstream and cells to work their amazingly healthy outcomes. Some systemic enzymes with particularly beneficial health effects are the pancreatic enzymes included in an important systemic enzyme called pancreatin. Others include: papain, a protein-cleaving enzyme from papaya and other plants. bromelain, a protease enzyme derived from the ...(Read More)

How to choose the best shoe for your sport.

If the Shoe Fits How to choose the best shoe for your sport. When it comes to workout equipment, you may be surprised that your most important item is not an iPod, digital pedometer, or trendy workout clothes. Top priority is given to what is protecting the bottom of your feet—your shoes. The success of your workout and the health of your legs and feet depend largely on what type of shoe you wear. Make sure you get the right ones by avoiding common athletic shoe mistakes. And do this by checking out this expert advice on selecting the best shoe for your foot type and kind of exercise. It May Cost You Wearing the wrong kind of shoe when you exercise may cost you. And not financially. Sneakers that don’t fit properly, are worn down, or aren’t designed for your sport may lead to aches and pains in your ...(Read More)

5K for beginners be ready for the race

Be ready for the race. Setting goals is a great way to stay motivated in your exercise routine. When you have something attainable to work towards and you can track your progress, you’ll be challenged and more likely to stick with exercise. Your goal may be to lose a certain number of pounds or to lower your blood pressure. Or if you’re a runner, you may enjoy working towards running a race. If you’re new to running, a 5K is the perfect distance to work towards. Five kilometers is the equivalent of 3.1 miles. Play your cards right, and a couple months is all it takes to be ready to run this far. Want to know how to reach the finish line in tip-top shape? Read on. Step One: Sign Up You’ve made the decision to run a 5K. Great! You’re on the road to fitness and fulfilling your goals. ...(Read More)

Apple Fritter Muffins for Health and Wellness

Apple Fritter Muffins When I was little I loved apple fritters. The gooey, sticky, apple-y doughnut was my favorite thing to eat on Saturday mornings.  Well, since traditional apple fritters are filled with sugar, unhealthy fats, carbs, and gluten, eating one just isn’t an option anymore. This recipe for Apple Fritter Muffins captures the flavor and experience of an apple fritter doughnut without any of the repercussions! In fact you’ll be getting protein and even some fiber from these tasty treats. Here’s what you need for 12: 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 2 organic apples, chopped 1/4 cup organic golden raisins 1/4 cup pecans, chopped 4 Tablespoons water 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon plus a dash 1 Tablespoon pure grade B maple syrup 9 organic cage-free eggs 3 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk 1 1/2 Tablespoons coconut flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda dash of sea salt     Preheat oven to 350 degrees ...(Read More)

Knowing what is in our food is a complex problem

The problem is more complex than blaming any one person. As a Health and Wellness Coach, I spend many hours every week researching the food we eat. Just this week I spent several hours getting through the gatekeepers of a company. I wanted to know for my clients what part of the Agave plant they used and what they used as a processing method. I knew that one part of the agave plant processed one way would yield a low GI of 30 and another part of the agave plant processed another way would produce a high GI of 70. One would cause high blood sugar, heart disease along with speeding up the aging process and the other would produce low blood sugar,  anti aging i.e. slowing down the aging process, and a more healthy lifestyle. Having a job, kids and family where does a parent find the time to ...(Read More)

Small Seeds with a Big Impact on your Health and Wellness

Small Seed, Big Impact The wonderful world of flax seed—by the numbers. A powerhouse food packed with health benefits. If you’ve not added flax seed to your diet, you will soon. First cultivated nearly 3,000 years ago, flax seed has been around a while. Back in the eighth century, King Charlemagne was so convinced of the goodness of flax seed he enforced laws that required the people of his land to eat it. Now, 1,300 years later, experts realize Charlemagne’s suspicions were spot on. Evidence has shown flax seed may help lower your risk of cancer, lung disease, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Recognition of these health benefits has lead to an increase in the amount of flax seed being added to foods such as oatmeal, crackers, and bread. You may want to add it to your food as well. 3 Ingredients What makes flax seed so great? Its reputation ...(Read More)

Are You Really Committed To Your Health and Wellness Plan?

Are you committed to your health and wellness plan? I believe that success, wealth, prosperity, abundance, lifestyle freedom, or however you define your “ULTIMATE success” only comes to those who are committed to their purpose. Those who momentarily want to be involved or want to just dabble with their metabolic health and wellness plan are often left disappointed. See, you and every single successful person you know are alike. You have access to information, and to resources that were once out of the reach of folks like you and me. And you have access to coaches, mentors, advisers, communities, forums, seminars, masterminds and workshops to guide you all the way to success. But even in the best of circumstances some people will stay where they are in life, never achieving the level of success they dreamed of, and in fact they’ll digress, get bitter and resentful of others because of their limiting self beliefs and ...(Read More)

It’s Spring and Fiddlehead season; enjoy this Yummy Recipe.

Sauteed Fiddlehead Recipe It’s Spring and Fiddlehead season—many ask how do I prepare this great green. Here is a simple and delicious way to prepare. After cleaning fiddleheads bring two cups of fiddleheads to a boil and cook one minute.  Remove from heat and drain. Two scallions-sliced or cut in pieces One large clove of garlic or two small—sliced 1 tbsp Coconut Oil Season to taste with salt and crushed red pepper. Heat coconut oil and saute scallions for one minute, add garlic for another minute and now you are ready to add fiddleheads.   Add salt and red pepper to season.  Stir fry for no more than 5 minutes.  Serves 2 to 3