Family Meal Planning

Monica Applewhite

Category: Food Sensitivities

Feeding and Nurturing Your Gut Microbiota

There’s plenty of research out there to explain how important the health of the tiny bacteria in your gut is to your health, and actually, these days there are a number of great doctors translating the information into specific, practical suggestions.  The gap I see is between people who are very sick with auto-immune diseases […]

Rotation Diet Meal Planning

When I first looked at a rotation diet menu I felt completely overwhelmed.  Although I had cooked for years, I had never planned menus in advance or even thought about planning days in advance.  I could not imagine having to think up breakfast, lunch and dinner for 7 days – 21 meals!  No way! What […]

5 Tips for Organic on a Budget

When we began the work of healing our daughter’s intestines after her diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis, one of the major challenges was to help her create a healthier immune system and that meant healthier gut bacteria.  In addition to adding VSL#3, a probiotic formulated for UC, we also needed to eliminate the toxins in her […]

If you have Ulcerative Colitis or Leaky Gut – Make Your Own Bone Broth!

Bone broth is nothing new.  Eating bone marrow and making stock from bones has been around and part of healthy eating for centuries and it’s good for everyone because it is rich in nutrients like magnesium and calcium that support your immune system, feed your gut microflora, and keep your bones strong.  But for folks […]

Reducing and Preventing Food Sensitivities with a Rotation Diet

When our journey began with my daughter’s Ulcerative Colitis, we knew nothing of food sensitivities or food intolerances, but identifying and reducing these sensitivities has been a key to her recovery and prolonged remission so I want to share our experience. First, if you want more formal information about food sensitivities (IgG) versus food allergies […]

A Rotational Menu for Your Health Benefit

This rotation menu is for a gluten, soy, egg, dairy and shellfish-free diet. It takes you through each day of the week as well as each meal of the day.

Family Meal Planning for Food Sensitivities

The Backstory: In July of 2012, my 13 year-old daughter was diagnosed with severe ulcerative pancolitis.  By the time she was diagnosed, she was extremely ill.  Her gastroenterologist began to prepare her for a life with chronic disease and the probability of surgical intervention.  He did not recommend testing her for food sensitivities but because […]

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