True Confessions: It's My Last Blog

True Confessions: It's My Last Blog
I’ve made the painful decision to quit blogging for ChicagoNow. It’s not that I don’t love you all or love writing. I’m just getting too busy. I’m very grateful to say I’m too busy. I have many awesome clients right now plus my part-time gig at Planet Access Company Store just became a full-time promotion to Manager.... Read more »

Stay Cool My Friends

Stay Cool My Friends
It sure is hot! Years ago when I was broke and didn’t have AC I came up with the brilliant idea of putting my sheets and pillow cases in a plastic bag and freezing them for about half an hour or longer. Then I would take them out and sleep on them. I considered myself... Read more »

Naked Pizza!

Naked Pizza!
I heard about Naked Pizza coming to Chicago via Twitter. If you are not familiar Naked Pizza is a franchise that carries all-natural “za” that is naked of the following: added sugars, preservatives, antibiotics, hormones or crazy unpronounceable chemicals. The dough is made from what they call an Ancestral Blend of 10 grains plus prebiotic agave... Read more »
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Yumminess from Blake's All Natural Foods

This American classic is now gluten-free and can be found at your neighborhood's Whole Foods Market.
The nice folks at Blake’s All Natural Foods reminded me that May is National Celiac Awareness Month. Why not celebrate with something yummy that you don’t have to prepare! Blake’s All Natural Foods cook every dish from scratch in small batches, using only the highest quality ingredients, providing healthy, convenient, and yummy gluten-free alternatives. According to their Website, the Blake’s... Read more »

Get Your Granita On

Get Your Granita On
Summer is almost here and while it’s hard for us allergy-free peeps to walk by fro yo shops we do have the option of having a refreshing sorbet or granita. Granita is basically shaved ice. I like to think of it as a more rustic form of the sorbet. Chef Michael Ponzio’s Cibo: Anybody’s Guide... Read more »

How to "Strategically" Party

1. Before you go out: load up on protein. This will ground you and give you the strength you (well . . . your liver actually) will need to combat those umbrella drink toxins.
Sometimes I am asked if I drink and I do. I like to say I “strategically” party.  As a112-lb., 41-year old hypoglycemic I cannot put it away with the best of them. So I make a plan to avoid those dreaded hangovers. Try these tips as this weekend will provide some practice with the Kentucky... Read more »
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Evolving with Evolution Juices

Evolving with Evolution Juices
I was shopping at my local Dominick’s Fresh Store and happened upon a line of juices I haven’t seen before called Evolution Fresh. Most often pre-made juices have way too much sugar. Even though most fruits are thought of as “healthy”, high-sugar fruits like mango, bananas and pineapples are not good for those who are... Read more »

Please Donate to Jessica Marie Hehn If You Can

Please Donate to Jessica Marie Hehn If You Can
I recently received a FaceBook message from Joe & Jessica Hehn about Jessica’s recent diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer. For those of my readers who subscribe to many health-related blogs and newsletters you may know of Jessica’s company called CHEW Chicago. When I heard the news I felt as if Wonder Woman was struck down... Read more »

The Perfect Lunch!

The Perfect Lunch!
This recipe works great with gluten free soba noodles or any gluten free noodles for that matter. What’s great about is that you can customize it, add protein, more veggies or spices. I suggest making it as a side dish with dinner and then packing it for lunch the next day. It’s also perfect to... Read more »
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Sallon Fallon Vs. Mimi Kirk

From the looks of this photo one would think Mimi Kirk would be the "winner" here but I believe its a matter of choosing the right paleo diet.
I noticed this photo rising in popularity among my healthy “friends” on Facebook. Whenever I buy a nutrition book I take a long hard look at the author. If the diet works then the author should look amazing, right? For those not in the “know” let me give you a little 411 on Sally Fallon... Read more »
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    Patricia Biesen is a Holistic Health Coach specializing in helping "eclectic eaters" find delicious alternatives. Eclectic eaters are those with food allergies, diabetics, sugaraholics, vegans or anyone on a specialty diet. She is also a passionate campaigner for positive body image. She has also guest blogged for Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Cancer, Blog World Expo, Living Harvest Tempt and many more.

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