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Christmas Cinnamon Roll Loaf

There is something about Christmas that always makes me crave gooey cinnamon rolls from my childhood.  After beginning REID, I thought those days were long gone until I found this recipe by Laura Lea Balanced. The first time I made her recipe we were coming off of a 3 year grain-free version of REID and were slowly working to incorporate more grains.  Because of this, I significantly altered her original nut-free recipe by cutting back on the grains, adding almond flour, removing apple cider vinegar/baking powder, increasing baking soda and adding lemon juice to meet our current [...]

Christmas Cinnamon Roll Loaf2020-01-08T13:57:07-05:00

A Story of Hope with REID | “He Just Seemed Happier”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some.  Thank you for giving us hope… "Just wanted to share our progress in [...]

A Story of Hope with REID | “He Just Seemed Happier”2019-12-09T09:45:30-05:00

Low-Glutamate Broth

MSG in your broth?  Yes, this can be true- especially when using many store-bought options. Processed store-bought options contain many additives high in free-glutamate (MSG) like- monosodium glutamate itself, natural flavors, hydrolized protein, gelatin, “spices”, hydrolized soy protein, flavoring, dextrose, corn syrup, yeast extract, yeast, and even the terms “broth”, “bouillon” and “stock” as ingredients are known to often contain these higher levels. Additionally, some amount of free glutamate can naturally be created during the process of making the broth and may be problematic for those sensitive to free glutamate. Yes, you heard that right.  According [...]

Low-Glutamate Broth2019-11-25T14:21:19-05:00

Collard Greens

Growing up I became accustomed to the standard soggy collards- swimming in swampy water with nearly a cup full of white sugar dumped in to disguise the bitterness of the greens.  It wasn’t until recently that we changed up our collard green recipe to this lighter healthier option that I keep going back to.  We will never go back to the old soggy stewed collards. […]

Collard Greens2019-11-19T13:06:58-05:00

A Story of Hope with REID: “My Son has the Chance to Live the Life We Have Always Pictured for Him”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: “My Son has the Chance to Live the Life We Have Always Pictured for Him”2019-11-13T08:37:27-05:00

Fibromyalgia

More and more studies are coming out linking the damaging effects of dietary free glutamate, excitotoxins, and aspartame to the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Studies quoting, "dramatic results", "84% reported that over 30% of their symptoms resolved", and "the removal of aspartame was followed by a complete regression of pain, without recurrence". So what are these dietary sources of excitotoxins and where can they be found? These eye-opening studies should shed some light on the importance of whole food and low-glutamate diet like REID. "The elimination of MSG and other excitotoxins from the diets of patients with fibromyalgia [...]

Fibromyalgia2019-10-31T12:52:17-04:00

A Story of Hope With REID: “The Radical Change Came When We Fully Committed To Diet”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece [...]

A Story of Hope With REID: “The Radical Change Came When We Fully Committed To Diet”2019-10-24T14:01:57-04:00

Pink Yogi Smoothie

Shortly after we moved, I discovered the Pink Yogi Smoothie, at a local juice bar.  It was so good that I immediately went home and tried to recreate this treat. A very sweet and creamy smoothie that tastes a lot like a milkshake- with less guilt and gastrointestinal distress.  While I haven’t made one of these for my son, it is very satisfying and I will occasionally use it as a meal replacement for those days I’m on the run. […]

Pink Yogi Smoothie2019-10-11T09:56:22-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: “Huge Change from a Year Ago”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: “Huge Change from a Year Ago”2019-10-08T14:24:49-04:00

Creamy Tomato Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage

In need of a simple weeknight meal that puts a spin on your traditional spaghetti?  While it may sound odd, adding a few cashews to this tomato sauce gives it a creamy and bold flavor that balances out the squash well.  While I understand many avoid using pork, other ground meat may be used instead. The recipe can also very easily be adjusted to be vegan. […]

Creamy Tomato Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage2019-10-07T13:00:47-04:00
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