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When you think about the facts, the small fish eat the plastic > the big fish eat the small fish > the humans eat the big fish.  

The food chain adds up to plastic in our bellies.

Know what’s made of plastic? Poopie diapers!
Ewww so gross!

Look at this infographic proving you’re eating your own trash. Recycling is a hassle but it is sooo important.

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I take a shortcut using a boxed cake mix, but really… who has time to bake from scratch these days? I don’t even have an electric mixer!

By substituting pumpkin puree and applesauce for some of the oil, eggs and butter the cake takes on a denser, richer texture that I prefer, plus it’s healthier.

As always, I recommend using as many organic ingredients as possible.

Prep time: 20 mins
Baking time: 40 mins
Cooling time: 60 mins

CAKE
1 box (15 oz) Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
8 ounces (approx 1/2 small can) pure pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
3 ounces unsweetened applesauce
1 cup finely shredded carrots (2 medium)

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
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Let’s get this straight… We cram a protein from one object into the seed of another object forcing a genetic mutation so that food can grow in a way that some Corporate Executive has deemed “more profitable.” Then, when we eat a bunch of this mutated “food” and our bodies start getting all funky we act clueless. Isn’t it time to open our eyes and realize the ingesting mutated cells can create mutated cells? Hello… we are made of cells, not steel. We live, we breath, we morph.
When we consume GMO foods, we are ingesting a food that was inserted with a gene that caused massive mutations in the plant’s DNA. That same gene may transfer to our cells…
Alessandra Gil explains it best. Read on >>    
William Edwards Allergy Book Series
Stacie Berg is an award-winning journalist and allergy mom. With her son Jonathan, an engaging book series was created to empower kids with food allergies. It’s through mediums like books and films that allergies will become no big thing and we will change the self-esteem of this generation of kids… and as a result stop future bullying. William Edwards targets kids 8 – 12 years old. By this age, kids usually have already been diagnosed and have a pretty good understanding of what the diagnosis means in terms of food restrictions. However, it is at about this age that exclusion as a result of dietary restrictions becomes more pronounced and when kids begin to feel the impact of being different from their peers. Stacie gets a PP Positivity Star!!!  Keep Reading »
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The food allergy and gluten intolerance fields are full of unknowns, but circumstantial evidence is building that there’s a direct correlation between allergies and vertigo. In my personal experience it only takes one bite of a nightshade food and within 60 seconds my world starts to spin with a feeling of walking down a dark tunnel, similar to the wooziness right before you faint. Know that feeling? We’ve all experienced it at some point.

This article by Nutrition Therapist Melissa McLean Jory is fantastic. It covers Gluten Ataxia – or put more simply if you’re gluten intolerant and eat gluten your head spins.

For me, once I started to understand what’s happening with my body and started removing foods that cause symptoms, I felt better just knowing I was in control. Knowledge is power.

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You know how sometimes you make photocopies of a document and mark the original just so you remember which it is? Well if you were the American Medical Association and that document was our food, you’d say “Who Cares?” Here’s how self-contradicting the AMA is: In its statement, the AMA’s Dr. Patrice Harris said that their position recognizes that currently there is no evidence of materials differences or safety concerns in available bioengineered foods. See how she slipped in “currently?” Yeah, me too, and it makes me think Keep Reading »
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The latest technology innovated by my company, PPweb Technologies, is powering the NutriSleuth iPhone App. It is a life saver, literally. Not only does it make Mom’s life easier at the grocery store, but it has severity settings that no other product can offer. A Mild severity setting allows it to be used as a tool to “just eat healthy” while Anaphylactic Keep Reading »