• Should I be eating gluten if I have hashimotos? I mean, really? Oh, it’s a hoary one. I’ve swung a bit on the subject over the years. Here’s where I’ve arrived, but I’d like to get your thoughts, too. Did you watch ABC TV’s Catalyst program last night on the topic? Do so. It fleshes out the issue simply. Catch it on iView. My reasoning, however, goes more
  • Does quitting sugar heal autoimmune disease? This is actually a post I’ve been busting to write for a while. As many of you know, I first quit sugar because of my autoimmune (AI) disease. I have Hashimotos. And a big part of why I’ve stuck to the sugar-free program is that it’s made such a damn big difference. So the simple more
  • going gluten-free? some hiccups you need to know about Gluten’s got a grimy name just now. I’ve previously outlined my thoughts on going gluten-free (who should, why it’s not a “fad” etc). It’s worth a read if you’re a little unsure about the whole debate. If you’ve already made the move, or have contemplated it, then you might learn a lot from this rundown more
  • what’s with all the gluten intolerances?? let me explain… You might have read a column by a former colleague of mine Mia Freedman recently where she questioned people’s food intolerances, specifically gluten, and avoidance of certain foods, specifically sugar. Funnily, I’m both intolerant to gluten and had to quit sugar due to an autoimmune disease. I was asked during Monday’s webinar for my thoughts. more
  • my chat with Nora Gedgaudas on paleo eating (a podcast) On Friday I had the indescribable joy of chatting to Nora Gedgaudas on Skype. Nora wrote the paleo living bible Primal Body, Primal Mind and is a gem of a woman. In a nutshell, the premise of her thinking is this: * our genealogy hasn’t changed since Paleolithic times when we ate fat, protein and more
  • Friday: it’s a wrap! Hey, it’s Friday. I had a great week. (For more baby animal cuteness check out this indulgent mid-Term angst antidote Salon link). * So, this week the astute, “give it to me, I’ll do it” Jo Foster started with me in my office on Monday as a writing assistant and general life helperer. I’m beyond more
  • Tuesday eats: a guide to grains (and my good news!) A few weeks back I got some tests back saying my immune antibodies have chilled out and are back to normal after three years of being off-the-scale-crazy. My body is no longer eating itself…and is slowly repairing! The doctor was impressed. How did I do it? It was a bunch of things, most of which more
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