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17 Jul

Everyday Health

View Original ArticleGrain-Free, Gluten-Free: A Naturopath’s Life-Changing Diet JourneyMy first foray into discovering how food affects health came while I was working with a professional trainer who focused on physical fitness and nutrition. I was entering fitness and bodybuilding contests and had enlisted a trainer to help me become more competitive.The first thing he told me was to do away with wheat and gluten, which was an unconventional idea at that time. The result? I not only lost body fat, but also overcame a few nagging health issues almost immediately. Needless to say, gluten had not been my best friend, nor was it on my radar anymore.When I rid myself of gluten, my body got super lean. I was stronger than ever and, even better, my longtime battle with endometriosis vanished. My mother had taken me to the doctor several times for this chronic condition that causes painful periods, and all they could offer was birth control pills and high doses of Motrin to relieve the pain. For me the answer turned out to be as easy as cutting gluten from my diet. That was my first aha moment about how food could affect my body in a profound way.Going Sideways to Avoid Gluten-Free FoodBut like many others I took the gluten-free thing too far, which is a SUPER COMMON PROBLEM! If you are a medical professional, you may know that there is real harm in telling patients to simply go gluten-free. The message is tangled in confusion.When I went gluten-free, I ate fruit, veggies and lean meats, and yes, I also ate everything gluten-free I could get my hands on. As long as the package said gluten-free, in my book it was fair game.Bad move. What I was getting instead was potato starch, cornstarch and any other starch that makes food taste good without evil gluten....[ read more ]

22 May

The Midweek Wire

View Original ArticleReal Foods FirstBeauty is a multi-billion-dollar industry in America, but all the skin creams, lotions and makeup in the world cannot compete with a healthy diet.This is a core belief of Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, a Yardley local and lifelong resident of Bucks County. And, she has 20 years of clinical experience in family-based nutritional practice to back it up.“The whole game, when it comes to looking amazing, is getting the toxins out of your cells and getting nutrition in,” she said. “When you can learn the framework to do that, you’re going to get what you want.”This framework is outlined in five books she authored for John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the publishing company responsible for the for Dummies brand. Her books, which include Living Paleo for Dummies and Boosting your Immunity for Dummies, were released within the past two years. They center around her tenets to building a healthy lifestyle, which include physical activity, eating clean and healthy and boosting the immune system.But when it comes to looking and feeling healthy, food takes precedence.“It starts with food. Food comes first,” she said. “You need to eat the foods that work with your body, that you can both digest and metabolize the best.”For this, she mentions fresh, grass-fed meats, fish, seafood, eggs, non-starchy vegetables, smarter, denser carbohydrates, some fruits and some nuts and seeds. But the most important thing to get in your body is healthy fats.“We have been told that we get heart disease from fat, but we get heart disease from bad fats,” she said. For sources of healthy fats, she suggests coconut oil and fats, uncooked olive oil, grass-fed butter and ghee, a butter with milk solids boiled off that is popular in Indian culture and cuisine.She pointed to Optimal Health Center in Yardley and Snipes Farm in Morrisville as...[ read more ]

17 Feb

Yahoo! Finance

"30 Day Paleo Reset Brings New Resolve to Birmingham Chiropractic Patients"“According to the staff and doctors at BWC, many people lose their resolve within the first 30 days and by February 1st are ready to drown their misery and pack on the pounds in Valentine’s chocolates. Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, a partner of the Center, recommends the 30-day Paleo Reset as a diet plan that enables patients to see real results faster and ultimately harden resolve.”— Yahoo! FinanceCheck out the 30 Day Reset Program featured in the Yahoo! Finance article 

12 Feb

MainStreet

View Original ArticleCan You Go Gluten-Free Without Hurting Your Finances?“Plan, plan, plan. Set aside one or two days a week to whip up some meals and dishes that are your family’s favorites. You can also slice veggies, make salsa, hard-boil some eggs, etc., to have them at the ready. Batch-cook food and freeze. Soups, chilis, and stews are often budget-friendly, quick, and can be doubled and stored in the freezer. Last minute, on-the-run trips to the grocery store usually involve hasty decisions and extra spending.”— Dr. KellyannView Article 

9 Feb

Clean Plates

View Original Article5 Feel-Great Thanksgiving Recipe Swaps featuring OMG Chocolate Chips Cookies“Our mission is to make it easier and more enjoyable for you to eat healthy, sustainable food without sacrificing an ounce of taste. Whether you’re a meat and potatoes lover, an all-veggie eater, going gluten-free or even eating raw—we’ve got restaurant reviews, news and tips to help boost your health and keep your taste buds happy”— CleanPlate.comRecipe 

5 Feb

Paleo Magazine

Featured in the February March 2014 issue of Paleo Magazine“Paleo magazine is the first, and only, print magazine dedicated to the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and ancestral health. Each issue is packed with the latest research and up-to-date information on exercise and nutrition. We also give you interviews, recipes, reviews and much more!”— PaleoMagOnline.comDownload Article 

5 Feb

Paleo Diet Magazine

Featured in issue 9 of Paleo Diet Magazine“PaleoDiet Magazine is the collaborative work of expert contributors to deliver the latest news, fabulous recipes, exclusive interviews, and educational facts all about the paleo lifestyle in our magazine and daily to your inbox”— PaleoDiet MagazineDownload Article 

20 Jan

NASDAQ – Global Newswire

View Original ArticleBIRMINGHAM, Mich., Jan. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chiropractors at Birmingham Wellness Center (BWC) assist area patients in attaining a healthy lifestyle with the 30 Day Paleo Reset. According to Dr. Jennifer Turnbull Bonde of the Center, a common New Year's resolution is to lose weight, diet, adopt a healthy lifestyle, get in shape, or some variation on the theme. Dr. Turnbull Bonde stated that in her experience, whether people are interested in taking off a few vanity pounds or in making major lifestyle changes to take off fifty, one hundred pounds, or more, the desire to lose weight seems to weigh heavily on the minds of many people. The chiropractors at BWC and their partner Dr. Kellyann Petrucci have seen the success of the Paleo Diet and provide nutrition counseling to patients interested in weight loss and healthy living.According to the staff and doctors at BWC, many people lose their resolve within the first 30 days and by February 1st are ready to drown their misery and pack on the pounds in Valentine's chocolates. Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, a partner of the Center, recommends the 30-day Paleo Reset as a diet plan that enables patients to see real results faster and ultimately harden resolve."This diet offers so much more than weight loss as a benefit. While many patients enjoy significant weight loss, they also enjoy benefits such as balanced blood sugar, increased energy, reduced inflammation, and stronger immune systems," said Dr. Petrucci. She stated that patients also tend to experience longer and more restful sleep.In addition to a focus on a healthy lifestyle, the 30-day plan involves eating foods that are not processed, or minimally processed, and avoiding grains and dairy products. According to Dr. Petrucci, "After following the plan for 30 days, patients can kick their addictions...[ read more ]

7 Jan

TIME Magazine: The Paleo Diet Craze

View Original ArticleCall it Paleo Chic. The eating habits of cavemen have never been more popular. But should we be taking menu cues from our ancient ancestors?The protein-heavy, low-carb principles of the Paleo diet are popping up in restaurants like HG SPLY Co. in Dallas and Hu Kitchen in New York City; exotic new Paleo-inspired products such as grass-fed beef pemmican, a Native American meat paste, are hitting the shelves. And celebrities from Miley Cyrus to Kobe Bryant are reportedly avid followers.While the Paleo diet has been around for years, it’s just now gaining some mastodon-like momentum. But many nutrition experts are not impressed. On June 3, Scientific American ran a long story that ridiculed the Paleo diet as “half-baked.” The magazine suggested that the caveman the movement was imagining—“a tall, lean, ripped and agile 30-year-old” was an invention. Though cutting down on preservative-packed processed foods was smart, the article noted, the idea that banning “any kind of food unavailable to Stone Age hunter-gatherers,” including dairy products, grains and beans, was nutritional bad-think.Likewise, U.S. News, in its 2014 rankings of “Best Diets Overall,” announced that the Paleo diet was at the very bottom, tied at No. 31 with the Dukan diet. “Experts took issue with the diet on every measure,” the magazine scolded.What is the experts’ beef, as it were, with the diet? When it first surfaced in academic circles in the late 1970s, and as popular diet books started emerging in the 1990s, the program was promoted as a lifestyle as well as a weight-loss method, first cousin to Dr. Atkins and the low-carb craze.The theory behind the diet is simple: our hunter-gatherer forebears, who survived on meat and fish that was not saturated with growth-stimulating antibiotics or hormones, as well as on fresh fruits and vegetables, were on the right track until the...[ read more ]