In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Beast Burger
    Gluten Sensitivity: A Real Issue For Me, And I Tried Eating Bread Again

    One of my musical colleagues told me a few weeks ago that it might not be the gluten that’s causing problems for people who are gluten sensitive, but actually the pesticides in the wheat.

    So I got to thinking about it, and even did some research online that seemed to point to this pesticide issue rather than any problems with gluten.

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  • Beast Burger
    A Week After the Gluten Incident: Feeling Much Better!

    It’s been almost a week since the gluten incident, when I thought I’d be okay eating the Beast Burger from Whole Foods. The thing is, it’s not the Beast Burger patty itself that was bad. That part was gluten-free, and it REALLy was heavy on the protein. And along with the gluten-filled hamburger buns, it was a double-whammy on my system.

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  • Beast Burger
    Getting Slammed by the Gluten Beast

    At the beginning of 2017, I started going gluten-free, with signs in 2016 that I was developing a gluten-sensitivity.

    Sure enough, as the months progressed, I felt so much better as a vegan who was also avoiding gluten. The problem was that now I was avoiding many foods I loved, such as bread.

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  • Raw Foods
    Testing The Limits of What Can and Can’t Be Eaten

    I just had an epiphany. I don’t think I can eat wheat and any products with gluten in it. So far this year, my diet has consisted of mostly vegan foods, much of it raw, and a few of it vegetarian (a little dairy and eggs) as I transition

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