• Children’s Book Author Recaptures Health with No-Starch Diet

    Paul Schmid is an award winning artist, and internationally published author and illustrator of children’s books. In 1993, Paul discovered he has Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). AS is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can be involved. It causes … Continue reading

     
     
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    Doctor Pens SCD Book {and a giveaway}

    I first heard about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) from a parent who’s son had been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease a few years before. She mentioned SCD in passing, but warned that the food was atypical and the diet hard to follow. … Continue reading

     
     
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    Old House, New Kitchen

    I grew up in New York City but I’ve lived a large part of my adult life in suburbs, and ended up raising my boys in a beautiful Pacific Northwest suburb.

     
     
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    Almond Flour Waffles {visual recipe}

    Here is an illustration of my recipe for almond flour waffles by a talented graphic designer.

     
     
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    Starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD): Interview with Julia Tinkham-Ray

    Adopting the Specific Carbohydate Diet (SCD) can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, with the explosion of grain-free and gluten-free diets and lifestyles gaining popularity and media exposure, SCD doesn’t seem so foreign and unattainable. 

     
     
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    Sweet Talk: Interview with Mary Purdy, MS, RD, Integrative Clinical Nutritionist {and Coconut Chips}

    I love sweet things. That much is probably clear to you from my many recipes that are of the sweet kind. I’m trying to reduce the amount of sweetener I use in recipes even further, so you’re about to see … Continue reading

     
     
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    Mexican Lasagna, Book Giveaway & Interview

    There are a couple of techniques I use to make a gluten-free, grain-free lasagna: use vegetables as noodles, like zucchini or celeriac, bake all the ingredients minus the noodles and call it good, or use grain-free crépes or tortillas as … Continue reading

     
     
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    Strawberry Ripple FroYo and Bacteriotherapy: Interview with Dr. David Suskind of Seattle Children’s Hospital

    What do frozen yogurt and bacteriotherapy have in common? Good bacteria.

     
     
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    The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Interview with Tucker Sweeney

    Chronic disease is never convenient. Without warning it can force one to put life on hold in order to work through the roller coaster of physical and mental challenges until relief comes in the form of a prescribed drug, a … Continue reading

     
     
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    almond flour 1/2 cup 48 g
    coconut flour 1/4 cup 26 g
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    honey 1 cup 12 ounces
    maple syrup 1/4 cup 81 g
    maple syrup 1/4 cup 59 ml
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