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. 


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.

Blooming Sassy Gluten-free holiday tip

Gluten-free foods may not trigger the same negative responses to our bodies as wheat but can still bring on the glucose-insulin response that causes weight gain.

“Foods made with cornstarch, rice starch, potato starch, and tapioca starch are among the few foods that increase blood sugar even more than wheat products.” – Wheat Belly, William Davis, MD

Here is are easy, delicious recipes that can help keep your blood sugar stable.

Fourth of July Paleo menu

Paleo for the Vegetarian

Finally, a Paleo recipe book for the vegetarian.  This has been a stumbling block with people who understand the value of the Paleo diet but do not eat meat.  The Vegetarian Paleo Recipe Cookbook

The Vegetarian Paleo Recipe Cookbook: 47 All Natural Gluten-Free Meals and Desserts (The Paleo Recipe Cookbooks)

For years I have worked with people who use high quality proteins and meal replacements  staying true to what they believe is best for their bodies.  Enjoy your shake in the morning while choosing a yummy recipe for dinner.

Now there is this cookbook with vegetarian, Paleo meals, excellent.  Please share your favorite dish so we can let other people know the best recipes .

Treats for your Heart

Treats for your Heart


Today Show contributor, Sloan Barnett and “2088 Woman of Distinction”
and author, Dr. Jamie McManus

“Woman to Woman”
Taking control of your health
during the many seasons of your life

So many women are talking about the information in this 34 minute movie and taking action.

E-mail me 3 issues they discussed that were hot topics for you and I will send you a gift.


Happy Valentine’s Day

In honor of Go Red for Women month I am offering a
Valentine special on Heart Healthy gluten-free products.
Valentine Special:
Tuesday, February 14th – Sunday, February 19th

The video talked about simple changes we can do to age gracefully, youthfully and with lots of energy.
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Cinch program is powered by Leucine which preserves muscle mass, increases metabolism, increases fat burning and ends yo-yo dieting.
Our cardiac muscle is responsible for the forceful contraction of the heart.

Do you take statin drugs for high cholesterol?
 Click here for what statin users should know about Coenzyme Q10

Many blessings for lots of happy hearts,


Yummy Valentine Day or Weekend dessert:

Thanks to The Food Lovers – Primal Palate – Hayley Mason & Bill Staley

Very rich and delicious


  • 6 oz 70% dark chocolate, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of coconut milk, scalded
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish


  1. Blend chopped dark chocolate, eggs, and vanilla in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  2. In a small saucepan heat coconut milk until almost boiling, you will see steam rising from the milk, but it should not be bubbling yet.
  3. Slowly pour the scalded coconut milk into the blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Place 4 fresh raspberries in the bottom of four 8 oz souffle dishes.
  5. Pour chocolate cream mixture into the souffle dishes over the raspberries.
  6. Cover each dish and chill in the refrigerator for two hours.
  7. Garnish with shaved dark chocolate and a fresh raspberry.

Doctor with MS & the Paleo Diet

What a great illustration of what happens when we feed our bodies what it is craving. Dr. Terry Wahls shares her story here of dramatic change and freedom. She talks about the need when suffering with Multiple sclerosis to have plenty of Fish Oil, Coenzyme Q10, B vitamins and taking great care of the Mitochondria and Myelin.

The Paleo food choices bring us back to basics and heal our bodies.  I have found it can take years if not a lifetime to improve how we eat. That is why so many people like me use the Shaklee line of Pharmaceutical grade fish oil, CoenzymeQ10, B-Complex and VIVIX to cover the needs Dr. Wahls talks about in her video. These supplements give nutritional insurance as changes are made to our diets.

I found this video very exciting and informative.

Live presentation

“Living gluten & wheat free- first steps” was presented at Nutrition S’Mart in Pt. St. Lucie, Fl on Saturday. I began the presentation with asking everyone to state  in a few words why they came to this presentation.  All the areas of concern were addressed in my Powerpoint, it was so cool.  Inflammation, weight gain, bad stomach pains, lack of energy, and cravings for gluten and wheat products. There were more but those were some of the most common.

It was so rewarding to be able to have  information for people who have been struggling with irritating to life threatening symptoms with no answers as to what the cause may be. The group supported each other because they could identify with each other and their symptoms. There was a sense of relief that by taking gluten & wheat out of their diets they may be able to lose weight, bring down the inflammation, have symptoms disappear without taking medication just getting creative with their eating choices and taking high quality supplements to heal their bodies. 

The links and books I recommended with recipes and information were greatly appreciated. 

The group understood that if they were ready to give up instant gratification they may be free long-term of annoying aches and pains. They also grasped that healing their bodies was a necessity.  Explaining that I had done years of research before I decided on a high quality brand of vitamins that are gluten & wheat free, and manufactured by  a research and science company that has been a leader in the industry for over 54 years,   gave them reassurance that they did not have to spend time doing the research. They also loved the support and guidance I offer. 

We had a great time. After my presentation we moved to the other end of the store for a gluten & wheat free cooking class. We learned 2 simple recipes: Teff Banana Pancakes and Gluten free tabouli. Go to for the recipes. 

Suzie Presenting "Living gluten & wheat free -First Steps"