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When I was newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I was always excited to meet other people with CD and exchange meal ideas, favorite brands and, of course, tips for what to do after an attack of the Celiac.  Now that I have many gluten-free moons under my belt, I wanted to share my attack plan with any fellow CDers out there who may be new to the diet and experiencing...

When discussing natural body and skincare, the word “alternative” really irks me.  I mean, if you ask me (and I hope you are?), the alternative to skin care would be chemicals that actually damage your skin!  So, today I want to offer up some of my favorite skin-supportive oils and dietary recommendations for better, more beautiful skin. ...

Image DrBronner.com If you’re buying dozens of household products, whether natural or chemical-y, you could be saving toxins and money by joining me in the carefree and cost-effective castile lifestyle.  Castile is a type of soap, not a brand name, and you can even venture to make it yourself.  I tend to buy Dr. Bronner’s brand (almond and lavender...

May is “Better Sleep Month” — not exactly a catchy name, but a solid purpose nonetheless.  If you’re like most people in our tech-addicted and anxiety-plagued modern world, you have probably experienced trouble “turning off” and falling asleep, or even just sleeping soundly through the night.  I was a night owl for years,...

“Thanks, Kelly!” The holiday season is beginning to infuse the air of NYC; Christmas lights are being strung between street lamps, the Union Square holiday market is already bustling, and people are coughing up their lungs all over town.  It’s the most won-der-ful time of the year! For those that cannot get into the spirit of the ensuing holiday...

Or, “Move over deodorant, there’s a new sheriff in town.”  I recently bought a tub of coconut oil to nourish my skin during the upcoming chilly New York City months.  If you have dry skin or frizzy hair, coconut oil works wonders.  You don’t need a large amount as the rich, thick oil goes a long way and covers evenly (just a...