Thrive to be Alive: Gut Health and Our Lives

Clinking of glasses, well wishes, congratulatory laughter, sweet aromas and herbaceous scents waft through the air as we sit to feast upon another sumptuous meal. In this country a large percentage of people have the luxury of indulgence. Such an array of food and drink at our fingertips allows us the excitement of our favorite food being prepared for us at almost any hour of the day or night. For better or for worse some of us don’t even have to leave our couch to savor the spices of the f...
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Decadent Gluten Free Apple Pie

This pie was judged in the Liberty View Farm apple pie contest by some very distinguished palates !!! It was scrumptious-the crust was absolutely decadent!  I think all of the tips and tricks that Rose Levy Beranbaum of The Cake Bible, (among her other works) shared during her demo and during the judging apply to the GF crust too – I was gleeful whenever she would mention a tip and it was one that I had used intentionally or by accident. With the pastry part don't experiment too much, with t...
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Grain or not a grain….

Lets clear up some confusion: Amaranth, a grain an Aztec staple, does NOT contain gluten. Barley. Grown by the Egyptians, has a lot of fiber and needs long cooking. Pearl barley is more refined and cooks more quickly-it is a grain and does contain gluten. Buckwheat groat, a cousin of Rhubarb, NOT A GRAIN, Gluten FREE. Buckwheat contains the antioxidant rutin and is famous as a flour for pancakes, soba noodles, and roasted groats is Kasha! Kamut, an ancient wheat with large yellow sweet grain...
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Tendonitis and Healing Inflammation

I've recently had an influx of new patients coming in with tendonitis lately which inspired me to write this article and speak to this issue. Though this also speaks to those new patients and prospective patients about all illness and how to proceed with healing. Read on to learn more about Tendonitis and healing inflammation.Tendonitis  is an inflammation of the tendon of fibrous tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone. It is often accompanied by tenosynovitis, which is an inflammation of t...
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