Only after the last tree has been cut down - Only after the last river has been poisoned - Only after the last fish
has been caught - Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.                               - Cree Indian Prophecy


Growing up, I never thought much about how the foods I ate and my daily stomach pains could be related.  The symptoms I experienced were bloating, abdominal pains, chest pains, nausea, headaches and fatigue.  As I suffered everyday through this, I began believing it was normal.  Doctors diagnosed me with GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and stomach ulcers and prescribed medication after medication to relieve my symptoms.  Thinking I just had bad heartburn, I tried staying away from certain trigger foods such as tomatoes, citrus and cruciferous vegetables; all to no avail.

Several years ago I was sitting in my doctor's office, waiting for my name to be called.  As I paged through a magazine, I came to an article about a middle aged woman who suffered terribly from what she thought was IBS. She became pregnant, then miscarried, and because of this unfortunate incident, was properly diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  I tore out the article to show to my doctor, who briefly educated me on what a wheat and gluten intolerance really is. (For information on Celiac Disease, please visit  I immediately eliminated wheat and gluten from my diet while educating myself furthur and my symptoms instantly began to disappear.  Becoming more aware of how food can heal (or hurt) me, I embarked on a wheat/gluten free diet, focusing mainly on whole living foods for nourishment. 

Even with this condition, I consider myself very, very blessed.  Being wheat and gluten free has opened my eyes and revealed a passion for creating healthy, nutritious foods to share with others.  My wish and desire is to help others who may have a food intolerance to overcome their fears and frustrations.  

Live well and enjoy life! 

My 1st Interview!
One of our wonderful, local natural food stores, Martindales, has recently begun an exciting and informative monthly newsletter for their customers.   Below is the write-up from the newsletter.

This information is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. This information should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider. You are encouraged to consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have.