Scary statistic discussed in Living gluten and wheat free presentation last night

scary statistics

The statistics below come from a  study done with close to 30,000 patients from 1969-2008   where they also examined deaths in three groups.

Those with full-blown Celiac Disease, those with inflammation of their intestine but not full-blown Celiac Disease, and those with latent Celiac Disease or Gluten sensitivity (elevated gluten antibodies but negative intestinal biopsy).

*Dramatic Findings:

39% increased risk of death in those with Celiac Disease.

72% increased risk in those with gut inflammation related to gluten

35% increased risk in those with gluten sensitivity but no Celiac Disease.

This was ground breaking research that proves you don’t hav e to have full-blow Celiac DIsease with a positive intesetinal biopsy to have serious health problems and complications-even death- from eating gluten.

*Journal of American Medical Association

Statistics like this set my passion on fire to pass on information about the damage gluten and wheat can do. Thanks to all who participated in last nights online presentation.  Looking forward to next month’s presentation, February, 13th. 


Eating gluten-free grains

gluten-free grains

gluten free grains brands

Why do I keep doing it? Emotional stress has been an excuse I have been using. Actually it only adds to the stress. Yes, I get about a minute of pure satisfaction but that’s it.  Some can eat gluten-free grains, I cannot without repercussions. 

WIlliam Davis, MD asks in “Wheat Belly Cookbook” why not eat all the nonwheat grains you want? If they don’t cause appetite stimulation, behavioral outbursts in children, addictive consumption of foods, skin rashes, dementia, etc. why not just eat them willly-nilly?  Because they still increase blood sugar and insulin. Page 44

That is why I can’t eat gluten-free grains. I overeat, I get depressed, and have less patience, not good and not like me.

The way out for me is praying for help, releasing whatever the emotional stress was through talking with others, going to Crossfit , playing tennis and eating a paleo diet.

What are your experiences with gluten-free grains?


Is emotional eating a challenge for you?

emotional eatingI just read an article on my Shaklee 180 site that rings so true for me. I was talking with a good friend last night, she is thin, in great shape but has the same issue, emotional eating.

Do you think before you eat? Are you emotions dictating what and how much you eat?

Below are some good tips to be a conscious, healthy eater.

Raw Chocolate Pudding

Must serve to finicky adults or kids before revealing ingredients!


Raw Chocolate Pudding (Paleo)


1 Avocado

1/4 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup agave

6 medjool dates

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

Soak dates in cool water for 30 minutes to soften

Mix dates and avocado in processor or blender until dates and avocado are mixed together without lumps from dates.

Put in bowl with ingredients and mix together.  Serve immediately or chill.

*Avocados help lower cholesterol. Loaded with potassium which helps regulate blood pressure. Helps lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Higher in potassium than a medium banana.

*Dates are little gems of fat, cholesterol free and low in sodium. Works wonders for energy, rich in potassium which helps regulate the central nervous system and low in calories.

Holiday season gluten-free recipes

Everyone focuses on the big meal, Thanksgiving. What about the other meals when your family or friends are visiting? Below are 2 different versions of one of my favorite meals, Paleo Pad Thai, plus other yummy gluten-free recipes.

Paleo Pad Thai


2tbs lime juice
1 clove garlic minced
1/2tsp pepper flakes
1 tbs coconut aminos/low sodium Tamari
1/4 tsp powdered ginger
1/2tsp rice vinegar
1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (no sugar)
dash cayenne pepper
1/4 cup coconut milk

1. Mix all ingredients well

1 batch Sunshine Sauce
2 large eggs
2 tsp coconut aminos/Tamari
2 tsp plus 1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 medium onion thin sliced
1 Chinese Cabbage ( they suggest snap peas, but I substituted since it’s not allowed)
2 cups roasted spaghetti Squash (I didn’t have any, it still tasted delicious without)
toasted cashews

1.Beat egg and Tamari. Heat large pan with coconut oil. The egg needs to be thin. Cook and cut into thin strips

2. Using same pan, head coconut oil. Saute onion and cabbage about 2 min. Add spaghetti squash. OPTION-add cooked chicken or shrimp

3. Add Sunshine Sauce, and Toasted cashews


Here is another version I discovered on   blog.

Paleo Pad Thai.

Spend more time with your family by making these yummy, simple recipes.

Pina Colada CINCH Shake:


2 scoops or 1 packet CINCH Vanilla Shake Mix

1/2 C almond milk

4 oz. fresh, chopped pineapple

1/2 tsp. coconut extract

4-6 ice cubes


Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until creamy.

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Jacqui has been supported throughout her journey by her family, including her husband, firefighter Shawn McCoy and her mom and dad, Wanda and Jon Hart.

Jacqui’s diet and fitness regime were prescribed by her coaches on Extreme Makeover.  Jacqui is also a passionate advocate for Shaklee products and her nutritional needs were supported by her use of Shaklee nutrition, including Shaklee Vitalizer™ and OmegaGuard®.


Where is Jacqui now?

A year and a half after her amazing weight loss, Jacqui remains at 155 pounds and Vitalizer™ and Cinch® are part of her new daily routine.  Jacqui loves and uses Cinch Shakes, Cinch Meal-in-a-Bars, Cinch Snack Bars, and lots of other Shaklee products.

And these days, she’s sharing what she knows – including the importance of a solid nutrition foundation with Shaklee Vitalizer – with next season’s contestants. Extreme Makeover asked Jacqui to be a consultant on the show’s third season, and Shaklee was asked to ship enough Vitalizer for the contestants Jacqui is now coaching!

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Olympic Gold medal connection to gluten-free diet

I  love sports. At CrossFit, tennis and running I see a big difference in my endurance, focus and lean muscle mass due to a gluten-free diet. I eat lots of vegetables, fruit, healthy fats and high quality protein, meat or Shaklee protein shakes.

Dana Vollmer  just won her first Gold Medal at the Olympics.  A Gluten-free diet made a huge difference for her. See how eating gluten-free affected her swimming and overall health.