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General Discussion / Re: Sorry I've been missing in action
« on: February 06, 2019, 08:35:08 AM »
Hi Rita, I checked the forum a few days ago and I'm reading your MIA study. Just wanted to touch base with you!

Wheat Free Recipes / Zuppa Toscana
« on: October 22, 2017, 04:36:55 PM »

[size=78%]This is delicious! It does have potatoes in it. You might be able to figure out a substitute. It's an Instant Pot recipe, but it could be converted. Not sure but the original one may be posted here too.[/size]

General Discussion / Re: Hope everyone is well
« on: October 22, 2017, 04:29:54 PM »
Doing well too. Still hanging in, but we're eating more carbs than we did the first 3+ years...we're at the beginning of our 7th year now. I haven't gained any weight fact, lost a few more pounds. Hubby gained a few. Still absolutely no known wheat. I did buy an Instant Pot and have cooked some new things...fresh, tasty, healthy. It's made cooking more interesting it was when I first went wheat free. I got a pacemaker on August 4, and it seems to be doing well. I'm checking here irregularly, but I am still checking. I'm also really involved in decluttering myself and our home and I read several decluttering blogs regularly. I've made a lot of headway the last few years, still have quite a way to go. Good to touch base with y'all. I have a new friend on this forum now. We've communicated quite a lot the last 2+ years on a decluttering site and we were trying to find a way to exchange email addresses. She recently found me on here...and I didn't even know she was wheat free!!!

General Discussion / Re: Diatomaceous Earth
« on: July 29, 2017, 10:31:20 AM »
Rita, do you take serrapeptase? Is there a particular brand that you would recommend?

General Discussion / Re: Diatomaceous Earth
« on: July 29, 2017, 10:20:31 AM »
Rita, DH also takes activated charcoal, turmeric, a prostate formula, a probiotic that includes a prebiotic and low dose aspirin. He doesn't have any prescriptions at this time.

General Discussion / Re: Diatomaceous Earth
« on: July 29, 2017, 10:16:58 AM »
Rita, we've read that DE does lower bp. I've never heard of serrapeptase. I'll have to look it up. Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: Diatomaceous Earth
« on: July 29, 2017, 09:45:52 AM »
DH has been taking DE about 4-5 years. Even though his blood pressure has always been near a perfect 120/80, it has gone down. We both went to our PCP this week and his bp was 104/62. We checked it the next day and it was 116/75, heart rate 67. The DE is the only thing we can think of that might be the reason. I'm trying to start it now...would love to get off my bp med.

General Discussion / Re: Thyroid Tests
« on: June 13, 2017, 12:36:08 PM »
Bob, before rising in the morning?

General Discussion / Re: Toothpaste I really like
« on: June 11, 2017, 01:12:15 PM »
For a year or more I've been using the Auromere licorice toothpaste that Rita recommended in 2015...also their mouthwash. It's my favorite. I did order The Dirt tooth powder at hubby's request. He didn't really like it...maybe because it's a powder and is messy. So I am trying to use it up. I like the taste (mine is cinnamon) but I don't like the powder either. I might like it if it was a paste, but I plan to continue with the Auromere licorice. Randy uses Auromere mint.

General Discussion / Re: Thyroid Tests
« on: June 11, 2017, 12:53:48 PM »
I've read that to check our thyroid we should take our temp first thing upon waking in the morning, even before getting out of bed, with an underarm thermometer????

Holly, a high carb diet will also cause fluid retention.

General Discussion / Re: Dr. John Doulliard's new book
« on: March 22, 2017, 05:04:47 PM »
Thanks, Rita. I listened to the plant summit interview. VERY interesting. Lots to think about.

General Discussion / Re: Instant Pot
« on: March 12, 2017, 03:57:10 PM »
Thanks for the info. I'm into decluttering and minimalism and just don't want to buy something I'm not gonna use.

General Discussion / Instant Pot
« on: March 11, 2017, 10:59:31 AM »
Does anyone have an Instant Pot? If so:

Do you like/love it?
What model?
What size?
Do you use it daily, weekly, monthly?
Any other info to share?

General Discussion / Re: Google
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:21:00 PM »
I agree. Rita, I'm sorry they deleted your comment. Sometimes all this is kind of scary, but we must keep persevering!!! "Dang" the torpedoes, full speed ahead!!!

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Chicken Enchilada Casserole (no tortillas)
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:10:07 PM »
Hi Barbara! Yes, she is selling other things as well. She posted a link to an air filter a day or so ago that looks interesting...Alexapure. We just bought a very small water filter...the same brand...a week or so ago. So far we're impressed with it. The drawback is the inconvenience of filling it with tap water often. But there's no more taste or smell of chlorine, and it also filters out the fluoride, heavy metals, bacteria, etc. It holds about 1.5 gallons...not sure. We like it.

General Discussion / Re: Google
« on: February 25, 2017, 01:09:02 PM »
Forgot to mention that my hubby has already found some things on other subjects in the last 2 days that can no longer be accessed through Google. Apparently they are now only bringing up links that agree with their agenda.

General Discussion / Google
« on: February 25, 2017, 12:49:02 PM »
This is political, but it does involve nutrition. Rita, if it's not appropriate here, please remove it, or let me know and I will be glad to.

I received an email from Ty Bollinger (with The Truth About Cancer) regarding Mike Adams with Natural News stating:

"Last night I got a call from our good friend Mike Adams at Natural News desperately seeking our help.Mike’s supported us from day one, plus what “they’re” doing

to him is completely unacceptable.Google just recently deleted all 140,000 pages from theirsearch index because they don’t agree with everything hepublishes.This is a blatant suppression of free speech and something needs to be done."

Ty also  included a link to a petition on this matter.

Wheat Free Recipes / Chicken Enchilada Casserole (no tortillas)
« on: February 25, 2017, 12:29:54 PM »

I'm really enjoying the recipes at cooks simply and does a lot of slow cooker meals as well. In fact,  one of her cookbooks is "Slow Cooker Meals Made Simple." She sometimes has free cookbooks as well. This sounds good. I plan to make it as soon as I get the ingredients.

General Discussion / Re: Earthing - My New Year's Resolution
« on: January 30, 2017, 08:06:08 AM »
Thanks for the info Rita!

General Discussion / Re: Earthing - My New Year's Resolution
« on: January 28, 2017, 04:14:39 PM »
Rita, I saved your article and plan to read it. I'm just wondering how you're doing on earthing. What methods did you choose to use? What's working and what's not?

General Discussion / Re: Toothpaste I really like
« on: January 28, 2017, 08:49:38 AM »
Has anybody tried The Dirt tooth powder? ...or their lip balm?

Food Elements / Re: Matcha
« on: September 04, 2016, 11:32:44 AM »
Rita, do you use Matcha?

I'm concerned about the caffeine. I drink 2 cups of 1/2 caff coffee in the morning...then 1 cup of decaf green tea (from tea leaves) late morning. I seldom drink any other tea. I drink water with with dinner.

What brand are you drinking? I'm really interested because it says it helps with inflammation. Thanks!

Off Topic Discussions / Re: colostrum
« on: August 29, 2016, 03:35:31 PM »
Is anyone still taking colostrum? If so, what kind? Did you have good long term results?

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Blueberry Lime Chia Seed Jam
« on: August 12, 2016, 10:11:27 AM »
Hi Barb, this is very similar to the refrigerator jam recipe:,1886.msg16748.html#msg16748

It is delicious. I used extra strawberries instead of rhubarb (which was not available). I liked it on the Pure Wraps with peanut butter.

Wheat Free Recipes / Creamy Basil and Chicken
« on: August 08, 2016, 09:40:03 AM »

Creamy Basil and Chicken

This sounds delicious. What about the yeast? It also has arrowroot, but not much. I love basil!

General Discussion / Re: Fish Oil
« on: August 07, 2016, 01:52:24 PM »

I read a post from a doctor last week reporting that he no longer uses fish oil for his patients. Can't remember why, who the doc is and can't find the link. If anyone comes across it, please post. Other links pertaining to this:

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: DJ Foodie book - Taking Out The Carbage
« on: August 07, 2016, 10:36:30 AM »
Looks like a great cookbook...interesting story and I like his writing style...and cooking style. Thanks, Barb!

Personal Diaries / Re: One day at a time ...
« on: July 31, 2016, 05:50:35 PM »
Thanks for the link Barb!

Personal Diaries / Re: One day at a time ...
« on: July 30, 2016, 04:05:03 PM »
Thanks Barb for the iodine info. It's especially interesting to me because I was diagnosed with a-fib quite a number of years ago, and I've been on the medication that they discuss (amiodarone) for a number of years. My cardio doc just took me off it about a month ago because I was having more and more problems. I am very surprised to learn that this med is 37.5% iodine (75 mg of iodine per 200 mg tablet). After discontinuing amiodarone approximately a month ago, I'm already back in a-fib. This is something for me to think about and try to research further.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Casseroles
« on: July 28, 2016, 02:55:45 PM »
Ohhhh...that's good to know Loanne!

I think this recipe below would be good with the shredded chicken too:

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Casseroles
« on: July 28, 2016, 09:40:54 AM »
Loanne, that sounds delish. I put it on my list to experiment. I wonder if it would be good with chopped cabbage?

Julie, we love poblano peppers. They're not real spicy after their cooked...not sure about raw. They're good chopped up in many things. I do cough when cutting and cleaning out the seeds, but sometimes DH does that part for me. You really should try them...I wish I had some today. Last time I bought extra, halved, washed and cleaned, then froze. They were ready next time I wanted to prepare them. Be sure to blacken them before stuffing. There's an actual recipe here on the forum:

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Casseroles
« on: July 26, 2016, 03:29:58 PM »
I love having recipes like this in the freezer...ready to pull out on short notice.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Casseroles
« on: July 26, 2016, 03:27:47 PM »
Julie, this is Rita's chicken and green chile casserole. It's really simple and really good. I usually use green Herdez salsa because I can't get 505 here.,134.msg932.html#msg932

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Casseroles
« on: July 26, 2016, 03:06:18 PM »
HI Julie! That's a good idea. DH can't eat bell peppers (stomach issues), but we love poblano peppers. We usually stuff Poblanos with beef...a taco-like mixture using fire roasted tomatoes, chili powder, chipotle seasoning and pinto beans with cheese on top. I will use the chicken next time. Thank you so much. What Mexican seasonings do you use?

hey everyone! I'm still open to any additional recipes with seasoned boiled chicken.

Wheat Free Recipes / Casseroles
« on: July 20, 2016, 01:27:36 PM »
Usually when I make chicken broth I will shred the chicken and make Rita's chicken and green chile casserole and put it in the freezer. Now I need some other choices of ways to use the chicken. Anybody got ideas...easy and quick??? Thanks!!

Personal Diaries / Re: I really didn't drop off the earth....
« on: July 20, 2016, 07:25:37 AM »
Thanks for the info Barbara. My favorite is turnips roasted in the oven with butter, salt & pepper...uncovered, at about 375-400°. I also like to add one to soup for a nice flavor.

Personal Diaries / Re: I really didn't drop off the earth....
« on: July 17, 2016, 12:50:00 PM »
Hi Lila...good to hear from you again. We missed you and wondered what happened to you!

Barbara, I can't find the discussion and don't remember the info on turnips. I searched but most references appeared to be recipes. Do you have the link? Thanks!

General Discussion / Re: Wheat Belly Diet Plan
« on: July 13, 2016, 03:20:38 PM » many here are happy to help, even if they aren't posting, they are reading!!  8)

Barb, I'm so glad you posted this. I am seldom posting now...but I am reading. You reminded me that others are too!

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Homemade laundry soap
« on: July 05, 2016, 04:49:52 PM »
Hi Rita, Jan said she used it for 6-8 months, but her husband kept making negative comments about his clothes...smell, etc. so she stopped using it.

I'm sending mine back. I don't like having no fragrance...also I thought I would be able to use the rinse cycle so I wouldn't have to run it through a second cycle, but my rinse cycles don't run long enough. And I'm not willing to run a wash cycle, then have to try and catch it to turn it off before the rinse cycle starts. That's why I was interested in I'd just be using half the water, but I'd never be able to catch it at the end of the wash cycle...and don't even want to try.

Jan said they really like the "My Pillow" though. I miss her communications on the forum.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Homemade laundry soap
« on: July 05, 2016, 07:36:04 AM »
I received an answer from Jan on this. She's no longer using her laundry ball.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Homemade laundry soap
« on: June 24, 2016, 01:34:43 PM »
Hi Jan, I haven't seen any of your posts lately, so I hope you're still checking in here. I finally just ordered the laundry ball, and I have some questions about it:
1. Are you still using it and do you still like it?
2. Are you still running your clothes only through a wash cycle...and no rinse cycle?
3. Do you think using a small amount of white vinegar, in the wash cycle with your laundry ball (maybe 1/2 cup) would affect the performance of your laundry ball...even though there's NO RINSE CYCLE?
4. Do you add an essential oil for fragrance and, if so, which one? I read that someone uses lemon.
5. Any other info you have gleaned from using the Smartklean ball?

If anyone has Jan's email address, please email her and tell her these questions are on here...I'm hoping she'll give me this info.

Btw, has anyone else used this product?

General Discussion / Re: Toothpaste I really like
« on: June 24, 2016, 01:17:32 PM »
Greentree and Boundless, unless I've read something wrong, I don't think the Auromere toothpaste is Dr. Bronner's product. Correct me if I'm wrong please.

General Discussion / Re: Toothpaste I really like
« on: June 24, 2016, 01:03:51 PM »
I ordered Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds and when it arrived I got very strange feelings...but it was about the "off-topic philosophical agenda."...Very strange indeed.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Rye-like Rolls
« on: June 22, 2016, 12:35:06 PM »
Thanks Barbara and Barb. I left mine overnight in the plastic bag I had already put them in. The next morning I sliced them and used them for cheese toast...toasted under the broiler...they were delicious and we ate ALL OF THE REST OF THEM! I'll put them in something different next time...probably doesn't matter because I can see they're not going to last long.

General Discussion / Re: Toothpaste I really like
« on: June 22, 2016, 11:54:51 AM »
Rita, I buy regularly from Vitacost and always buy a minimum of $49 so I get free shipping. I plan to order your toothpaste next time...and maybe that brand mouthwash as well.

I bought clove oil a few months ago. It says 100% pure and natural. Yes, we know that may mean nothing. But it does not say essential oil...just "clove oil". It's the NOW brand and that's supposed to be a good brand. However, I was researching a bit more and I read that on the essential oils you can tell if they're pure by 3 methods: one was a dark bottle, one was a list of ingredients ON the bottle, and I can't remember the third one. The NOW brand I bought met 2 out of 3 of the criteria. The one it did not does not list the ingredients on the bottle. I can't remember if it came in a box or not. Anyway, I diluted it with olive oil and used it about a week, and my gums got irritated and puffy. I've used whole cloves for years..just to chew on for fresh breath...also for a cough if I can't stop coughing, so I'm pretty sure I'm not allergic. Any ideas?

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Rye-like Rolls
« on: June 19, 2016, 12:33:56 PM »
Barb, if you don't put them in a plastic bag, what do you store them in?

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Rye-like Rolls
« on: June 19, 2016, 12:28:38 PM »
Barb, I made these again today. We love them! This time I turned them off and left them in the oven...seemed to work great. We love the slight rye taste. Thank you!

General Discussion / Re: Toothpaste I really like
« on: June 19, 2016, 11:37:57 AM »
Rita, it appears that your licorice is much cheaper at Vitacost:

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