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Gluten Free Diet: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue and Other Debilitating Disorders

By Ritamarie Loscalzo

10 years ago, adopting a gluten -free diet was extremely challenging, to say the least.  First of all, no one knew what it was unless they’d already been told that they needed it.  And then, after all your explaining and educating, you were lucky if you could get so much as a plain salad to eat.Today, EVERYONE has heard of the gluten free diet.  Chances are just about everyone you know is either following a gluten-free  diet or knows someone who is.

Gluten intolerance has been linked to a wide variety of health challenges, including chronic fatigue,  eczema, thyroiditis, dementia, balance problems, dermatitis, ADHD, autism, allergy and asthma.

In his thoroughly researched book Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders, Dr. Kenneth Bock discusses the role of gluten in children suffering form these 4 disorders.There are many books that are reliable sources of Gluten-Free information, including Dangerous Grains:Why Gluten Cereal Grains May Be Hazardous To Your Health”.  Most of the recipe books include dairy, eggs, refined flours and sugar.  My approach to gluten free recipes is different.  My recipes are completely devoid of eggs, dairy, flour and sugar, in addition to being gluten free.

Stay tuned to this blog for announcements about gluten free resources and gluten free recipes.    If you have recipes you’d like to share, submit to recipes@drritamarie.com .  If yours is chosen, I’ll publish and post  to my blog, with links back to you.

NEW and IMPROVED: In April I co-taught a class about dehydration with Chef Alicia Ojeda.  We are pleased to announce that the digital videos and the recipe book are now available for purchase atwww.drritamarie.com/Dehydration. The pizza you see above is a sampling of what you can learn to make.

Our NEW e-book, currently referred to as The Complete Book of Dehydration is undergoing some final revisions and a name change and will be available soon.

Please comment on my below to suggest a title.  If your title is chosen, you’ll win a copy of the book and the web class recordings.  Everyone who submits an entry will receive a coupon for $5 off on the purchase of the book.

The DVD Home study kit will be completed before the end of summer, assuming we have no additional glitches.  We’re very excited about it.  Gluten-free, dairy-free eating becomes a joy when you have these delicious whole, living foods treats to look forward to.

Remember to suggest a book title for our amazing collection of foods you can make in your dehydrator.

Here’s a working list of the chapter titles:

  • Getting to Know Your Dehydrator
  • Seasoned Nuts and Seeds
  • Fruit Roll=ups and “Candies”
  • Veggie Crisps
  • Pizza
  • Crackers
  • Flat breads and Tortillas
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Desserts and Sweet Treats
  • Warming, Fermenting and Sprouting in the Dehydrator
  • Entrees and Side Dishes
  • “Cheese Yogurt” and other Dairy Substitutes
  • Seasonings
  • Fillings and Condiments to complete your dehydrated meals

Is a hot title popping out at you?  Comment below and submit your suggestion.  You’ll receive a $5 off coupon and a chance to win a free copy of the book and access to the online video recordings.

Love, Health and Joy to you,

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

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  1. KITTEN on July 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    5 Book title suggestions

    “Healthy Eating Without the Heating”

    “Healthy Eating…No Heating”

    “Healthy Eating…Low Heating”

    “How to eat without the heat”

    “Great Eats, No Heat”

  2. Bry on July 8, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Delightful Dehydration

  3. Marilyn on July 8, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Title Suggestion;

    Divine Dehydrated Dishes

  4. Scott Claver on July 9, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Great gluten free info. I’m looking forward to the dehydration e-book.

  5. Darla on July 9, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Dehydration Made Easy

    The Ins & Outs of Dehydration

    Dehydration – You can do it!

    All You Ever Wanted to Know about Dehydration

  6. Clara on July 9, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Dehydrating for the love of my body

  7. Lora on July 9, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Here are a few ideas:

    The New Warm of Comfort Foods

    Comfort Foods to Nourish You

    Real Comfort, Warm from the Dehydrator

    (all above could be subtitled: Gluten Free Hope for Chronic Fatigue and Other Debilitating Disorders)

    Cool the Heat, Gluten Free Eating for Life

    (above could be subtitled: Hope for Chronic Fatigue and Other Debilitating Disorders)

  8. Cherie on July 9, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Dehydrator Delights

  9. villarosa on July 9, 2009 at 9:17 am

    When I left off breads of all kinds (even spelt and kamut, ground the flour myself), I threatened to write a book titled “Life After Bread…..”

  10. Linda on July 11, 2009 at 1:16 am

    “let food be your medicine and medicine your food”

  11. Pamela W on July 16, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I always liked the name of the class you taught…
    “Dehydrator Delights”

  12. Pamela W on July 16, 2009 at 6:48 am

    …and maybe add to that the subtitle, “Fresh and Fun Recipes”.

  13. Daniela Magozzi on July 24, 2009 at 9:59 am

    The Gluten and Dairy Free Uncookbook:
    Healthy Treats for the Whole Family

  14. Susan on August 11, 2009 at 12:01 am

    How about:
    Raw Dehydration Bliss

  15. debbie cantrell on August 14, 2009 at 6:12 am

    i am doing the adrenal fatigue easting and natural pills. doning GREAT .But today my stomach is hurting bad all day.

    What could it be??


  16. Dr Ritamarie on August 14, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Hi Deb,
    A stomach ache can mean so many things…eating too fast, eating under stress, eating something that had spoiled or disagrees, food allergy…and on and on. If it persists and you’d like help, please set up a session with me…I suggest a Breakthrough Strategy session as a good starting point http://www.drritamarie.com/BreakThru.htm

    To get relief, I suggest relaxing, gently massaging your abdomen and refraining from solid foods til you feel better

    Love, Health and Joy,
    Dr Ritamarie

  17. Hiral Jhaveri on October 10, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Keep it Alive…and yummy.

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