Funny or Rude?: Ultra Spiritual Life Video on How to Become Gluten Intolerant

From legitimate discussions of Celiac Disease in prime time shows to rude jokes poking fun at someone with a wheat allergy on children’s networks; the gluten free lifestyle is all over the media. How the gluten free community takes these portrayals is often itself as polarized at the portrayals themselves, unless the mention appears to Read More …

Gluten Free Diet Management when You’ve Lost a Loved One

You get the call, the call none of us want to get. Someone you love has passed away. Whether sudden or expected your world has been rocked. It is heart breaking, and I doubt the first thing on your mind is ‘What will I eat next?” You may not be hungry, you may not have Read More …

The Importance of Slow Moments

Yesterday, before the hustle and bustle of the Thanksgiving weekend commenced, I woke up earlier than I needed, started the tea kettle, and slipped on my rain boots. Ice crystals were still on the patio table, and the world was just shaking awake on an uncharacteristically warm November morning as I went and opened up Read More …

Five Ways that needing to go Gluten Free can improve your Quality of Life

I looked at my Celiac Disease Diagnosis as a prescription for health. Control of my health was now in my hands and I had a solution I could personally manage to live a healthier life, which is in my mind better than taking any medication. Now, this doesn’t mean that I don’t bitch and moan Read More …

Celebrate National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day with Rudi’s for a Chance to Win

The last year of my Master’s program in Social Work I interned with Healthy Schools NY, a program dedicated to improving access to healthy foods, and physical activity and physical education, within local school districts by improving buy in from all members of the school community and developing effective health policies. A big part of Read More …

Becoming Me Through Food and Love

“Food and Love are the essence of the soul and the moderator of personality.” I said something similar to that to a friend the other day, and I’ve been reflecting on it since. Hunger and want for love and food drives many to illness, depression, and violence where as fulfillment of those needs seems to Read More …

The Daily Dietribe’s Gluten Free Health Challenge: What is it & How You Can Join

You may have noticed a few announcements from me on my social media sites over the past few days about my selection to be one of 7 health coaches participating in The Gluten Free Health Challenge over at The Daily Dietribe. Well, what’s that all about, and how can you become involved?  The What: Iris, Read More …

Gluten Free Self Advocacy Tools: Legislative and Political Advocacy

In the last two Gluten Free Self-Advocacy Tools we talked about advocacy in your personal life, and advocacy in regards to meeting your shopping and dining needs. These might have seemed more about spreading awareness than self-advocacy, but I assure you advocating at a personal level is still advocacy. The broader areas of legislative and Read More …