Is a Dental Office Safe for those with Celiac Disease/Gluten Sensitivity?

You’ve worked so hard to stay gluten free. You’ve read labels, asked questions at restaurants, and avoided cross contamination. Now you have a dentist appointment for a cleaning and/or to get your teeth repaired. But have you thought about whether or not the products used at the dentist’s office is safe from gluten? The Celiac […]

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It’s National Best Friends Day!

  Today is National Best Friends Day! It’s often said that dogs are a girl’s (or a boy’s) best friend. Meet my best friend, Sasha. She loves to snuggle as she is doing in this picture. We are social beings with a primal need to feel a sense of belonging. Currently, we are a very […]

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Gluten Free Easter and Passover Candy

  Easter and Passover Gluten Free Candy List We all know that sugar consumption causes inflammation in the body, yet a sugary treat around the holidays can be tough to ignore. While a sugar free treat would be better for your health, Easter and Passover holiday candies are tempting. Those with Celiac disease or gluten […]

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Getting a Massage Isn’t Selfish

For the past couple of years, I’ve been touting the importance of self-care through my book, Balanced Life Happy Life. In Chapter One: Self-Care/Inner Joy, I discuss why self-care is important to finding a blissful life. The main issue that many of us face is the habit of putting the needs of others ahead of […]

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Pumpkin Maple Spiced Latte

Thinking about my folks who are visiting Palermo, I’ve been craving a good Italian roast coffee and a pumpkin latte. While pumpkin spiced lattes isn’t synonymous with Italy, I decided to combine the two in my version of this popular drink.  I love maple syrup and used it in lieu of traditional white sugar to keep this […]

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A New Year Starts Tomorrow!

Haven’t you heard? A new year begins tomorrow! Over the weekend, I was hit with the realization that the summer is coming to a close and I will soon be pulling out the fall wardrobe. Fall foliage, sweaters, and shorter days will soon be the norm. I began to take stock of what I have […]

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