Food-Shui

Here is where I share everything that is 100% legal for the gluten-free Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) that saved my life from autoimmune illness without medication.

For all I struggled to get started on this diet nearly 10 years ago, the miraculous benefits of SCD made it worth learning all the tricks and food combinations and recipies that really worked!

Food Shui is my way to work with you to create balanced energy and a mindful, happy relationship with real food, even if you aren’t Paleo, gluten-free or SCD… these are dishes that even Omnivores embrace.

Plus: cooking is the most prosperous feng shui activity in a home!

And… oh yes, and there’s lots of cool food science when I find it, too. Love those insider tips, tonics and nutrional breakthroughs!

turmeric morning sunshine shots

I’ve wanted forever to make the shots of raw turmeric juice that are at my local grocery store for $6.00…  and for many of you, you don’t even have that $6.00 option… so today, I found a way!

This shot of turmeric, tangerines and ginger is super-potent, and with a blender, it can be your morning sunshine, too!  Continue Reading…

bulletproof smoothie bowl

The Bulletproof craze has transcended a craze with it’s own cafe in Santa Monica, California… It’s become a part of the LA lingo.  Bulletproofing Coffee, an innovation of Dave Asprey, is thought to have incredible health benefits.

Essentially, you blend a tablespoon of clarified butter (ghee) and MCT oil (coconut oil) into your coffee with a blender and then drink it.  I had the chance to chat with Dave Asprey at a retreat last year and he’s clarified for me that matcha green tea can indeed substitute for the coffee.

I’ve Bulletproofed matcha tea for some time now, and I do like how I feel and focus enough that it’s worth sharing… but today… the matcha has become a smoothie bowl!  Continue Reading…

managua market

For the last 10 years, gluten has been out of my diet along with sugar, processed foods, preservatives, soy, seaweed, potatoes and evey single grain, and in this remarkable diet switch that saved my life called the SCD Diet.  While this diet is nothing short of a miracle for autoimmune illness and even autism, two other things happened when I moved to this strict gluten-free lifestyle: it cost a lot of money and it was complicated and annoying to make things that I actually enjoyed eating at first.  So:  it wasn’t fun at all.

Flash forward 9 years and I can tell you every single way I’ve learned to make gluten & grain-free lifestyle way less expensive and way more delicious.  It’s easy.  I’ve done it everywhere from Japan to the countryside in Nicaragua, and it’s always stretching my creativity. Afforable and more delicious than you could ever imagine, a plant-filled, gluten-free diet is rejuvenating for your whole life.

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in pursuit of magic

(in pursuit of magic)

You find your dream job, your dream home, your dream love… and soon, it’s just like every other. I mean, you appreciate it, you live with it, you do what’s needed, you might deeply love it… but that feeling of a rush and a spark fizzled out.

And then what?

This is the point where I typically loved to exit in the past.

Have you been there?

I’d move from city to city, jump from job to job, head from one relationship to another… all the while looking for the eternal flame of excitement that would sustain itself.

It didn’t realize at the time that what I lived for was a “high.”

Once the high wore off, what I was left with felt like it was not enough. Physically, I wasn’t feeling the rush.  I always felt let down and I’d be told by “rational” people that this was how life worked in “reality.”

Not in my reality.  And I bet you don’t love it in yours, either.  Who really wants a lackluster life?

The rush always faded, whether I was in the most coveted of jobs or the most thrilling of romances, even if I was giving my all.  I started to wonder how life worked in a more long-term fashion and if I’d have to settle for no spark and no passion in order to commit to a one single career or a relationship or a place to live …or anything, really.

Turns out,  it’s extremely common.  Craving the rush is like craving drugs. The more I got attached to this rush, the more I pulled into my life people with this similar love of the high. Everything became so much more fever pitched and unstable.  I’d find jobs with this same feeling of high… I’d find “perfect” situations that would be not-so-great after a few months and I didn’t understand exactly why.

I always knew that to do anything real there has to be a deep level of commitment.  So, I got very deep into committing, even if it felt strange and foreign and contrary to my thrill-loving, magic-and-glitter  nature.

There are two things I realized: 1) I’m not crazy:  it is possible to commit to things that are pretty consistently exciting.  2) We are the generators of this thrilling stuff.

If you’re ready to have the thrill back in your life where it’s fading, you can make it happen right now.   Continue Reading…

apple cinnamon detox water

Today’s #GlowMoreDaily (check out the whole glowing series on Instagram here!) is an Apple Cinnamon Detox Water that’s refreshing and unique.  If you aren’t a cinnamon super-fan yet, you will be soon!  Continue Reading…

pear ice pops

Staying super-hydrated is a challenge sometimes.  Not everyone likes to drink water.  It’s often unappealing on its own, but there are many ways to make it a better experience.

Frozen fruit pops are not a culinary revolution, but they are a simple reminder to get more liquid in every day, in refreshing ways.

These pear pops are a #GlowMoreDaily post of the week. And they kick off a series of very compelling reasons to hydrate yourself more and totally revolutionize your life!  Continue Reading…

diy gummy vitamin C hearts

Today’s #GlowMoreDaily is a yummy, gummy wellness treat. I admired them for a bit beacause they look like stained glass in the sun… and then I ate every single one!   Continue Reading…

coconut cashew gluten free cookies

(my favorite coconut cashew cookies)

I found a diet that saved my own life.  Recently, I’ve found cutting-edge doctors who finally agree with me. And science is finally catching up. With some luck, it will gain true mass-popularity, because when it works, it’s magic.

It’s not easy to start, but it’s so much easier once you learn how it goes.  It’s a diet used by people with gluten-sensitivities, IBD of all kinds, autoimmune illness like UC and Crohn’s and even Autism and Lupus. I’m not a doctor, but I’m sharing this diet today because I’ve recommended it so many times personally and privately as support for people being treated for various illnesses to bring to their own doctors that I am stepping up and sharing it more broadly.  Continue Reading…