Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Book from Stuffed Pepper Founder Discusses Why Your Gluten-Free Diet May Not be Working for You. And How to Fix It.

Madison, CT, October 15, 2015 --(PR.com)-- These days, everyone is either on a gluten-free diet, or knows someone who is. Yet, what most people don’t know is that the vast majority of people with celiac disease, the autoimmune disorder most associated with gluten, are not actually healing on the diet.

Stuffed Pepper founder, Heather Jacobsen spent more than a decade on the gluten-free diet, but still battled digestive distress, fatigue and other chronic complaints. Instead of accepting that feeling suboptimal is just part and parcel of being gluten sensitive, Heather began delving deep into the science behind gluten, grains, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. What she discovered was a bounty of new information that is not discussed in the mainstream media or by most conventional doctors.

Her new e-book, "Going Gluten Free: 7 Surprising Facts You Should Know If You Want to Achieve Dietary Success," is written for gluten-free dieters and their doctors. Highly referencing peer reviewed medical literature, but written in simple enough terms for the layman to understand, the book provides invaluable information about the gluten-free diet that is easy to digest and enjoyable to read.

For instance, did you know that 50% of celiacs also show sensitivity to dairy? Did you know that there are parts of wheat besides gluten that could be causing you harm? Did you also know that products labeled “gluten-free” can contain some amount of gluten in them, and that the threshold of how much gluten is safe is actually controversial? These topics and more are explained in the e-book, which is available for pre-order now on Amazon at tinyurl.com/Going-GF-Jacobsen.

“Its hard to believe that up to 92% of people with celiac disease don’t heal on the conventional gluten-free diet,” says Heather. “That is, the vast majority of people who are eating 'gluten-free' for medical reasons are still not getting better! Why aren’t more people talking about this in the gluten-free community? That is the burning question I keep asking, and I hope this book will open this discussion up to more people.”

Heather will be speaking at the Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event near Hartford, CT on October 17th. She will address those studies that show how the vast majority of celiacs aren’t actually healing on the gluten-free diet, and explain how to modify one’s gluten-free diet in order to truly heal. Heather will also be speaking at the Natural Living Expo, in Marlborough, MA on November 15th. She will be discussing how to get the gluten-free diet right.

Readers of the e-book get a 50% off coupon for the step-by-step program, 30 Days to A Whole New, Gluten-Free You at the end of the book. Also, interested persons can receive a free gluten-free meal plan (done the right way), just by signing up for the free online magazine, Stuffed Pepper at stuffed-pepper.com. Recipes, research articles and tips on leading the gluten-free lifestyle are sent out to readers once or twice a month.

About the Author:
Heather Jacobsen is a researcher, author and founder of the online wellness magazine, Stuffed Pepper.

Heather is interested in how our modern diet is affecting chronic disease. She considers herself an “accidental nutritionist,” having learned more about nutrition than she ever set out to do, after delving into the medical literature regarding gluten, grains, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

For more information visit Stuffed-Pepper.com and hkjacobsen.com.

About the e-Book:

Heather Jacobsen

About the Events:

Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event. October 17, 2015. 10 am to 4 pm. Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport, 28 Day Hill Rd; Windsor, CT. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children. $8 Military/Senior/Student (at door with ID). Free Parking. tinyurl.com/GFAF-Hartford. Press contact: Nikki Everett

Natural Living Expo. November 14th - 15th. Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center; 181 Boston Post Rd West, Marlborough, MA. $15, children under 12 are free. Save $3 by purchasing in advance online. With your Saturday admission, Stuffed Pepper invites you back free on Sunday! Keynote events require an additional ticket. Press contact: Michella Brudner.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nathan's Famous® Crunchy Crinkle Fries To Appear On Cooking Channel's 'Unwrapped 2.0'

Unwrapped 2.0 spotlights the behind-the-scenes process that goes into producing America's favorite
 snacks. Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, this episode, titled 'Can't Just Eat One', will take
a fun and fascinating look on the production of Nathan's Crunchy Crinkle Fries.

The episode will feature Ribeiro visiting
 Inventure Food's production facility in Bluffton, Ind.,
 to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the delicious
 Crunchy Crinkle Fries get their crunch and flavor.
 Nathan's Famous snacks senior brand manager,
 Katie Cline, will be directing Ribeiro through
 the step-by-step process.

"We are excited to give the public an in-depth look
of how much time and care we put into producing
 one of their favorite snacks," said Katie Cline,
senior brand manager. "I want to thank the
Cooking Channel for the opportunity to be
 featured on one of their top programs."
For more information about Nathan's Famous
please visit inventurefoods.com/our-brands/nathans-famous.
 For additional air times of the Unwrapped 2.0 segment,
 visit cookingchanneltv.com/shows/unwrapped-20.

About Inventure Foods, Inc. With manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Indiana, Washington, Oregon and
Georgia, Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK) is a marketer and
manufacturer of specialty food brands in better-for-you and indulgent
categories under a variety of Company owned and licensed brand
 names, including Boulder Canyon FoodsTM, Jamba®,
eattle's Best Coffee®, Rader Farms®, TGI Friday'sTM ,
Nathan's Famous®, Vidalia Brands®, Poore Brothers®,
Tato Skins®, Willamette Valley Fruit CompanyTM,
Fresh FrozenTM and Bob's Texas Style®.  For further
 information about Inventure Foods, please visit www.inventurefoods.com.

About Nathan's FamousNathan's currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and ten
 foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales
 programs and product licensing activities.  Last year, over 500
 million Nathan's Famous hot dogs were sold.  Nathan's was
ranked #22 on the Forbes 2014 list of the Best Small
Companies in America and was listed as the Best Small
Company in New York State in October 2013.
 For additional information about Nathan's please visit our website at http://www.nathansfamous.com.

CONTACT:  Matt Jackson,
Lambert, Edwards & Associates,
 mjackson@lambert-edwards.com, 616.233.0500

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Norwich is fast becoming one of the greatest real ale cities in the country.

Not only is it home to a thriving pub scene but it plays host to some significant cultural beer celebrations from City of Ale in the spring, to the Norwich Beer Festival in October.

Norwich is also at the beating heart of a county with serious brewing credentials. There are now over 40 brewers operating in Norfolk, from the passionate micros like Poppyland in Cromer to the reliably consistent mid-sized regional brewers like Woodforde’s (named The Good Pub Guide’s Brewery of the Year 2015).

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Three-time Juno Nominated Soul- Jazz Virtuoso Elizabeth Shepherd Announces Canadian Western and Southern Tour Dates

"A promising new star on the global stage" - NOW (Toronto)
“An album for any kind of discerning music fan” - CBC Music
Fresh off the heels of headlining tours in Mexico and Eastern Canada, three-time Juno nominee, and two-time Polaris long list artist Elizabeth Shepherd will be bringing her progressive soul-jazz sound to Canada’s west coast, as well as southern ontario performing songs from her acclaimed new album The Signal, which features contributions from Lionel Loueke, the legendary Herbie Hancock’s guitarist. 
Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene today. Versed in equal parts Stevie Wonder, Salvation Army brass bands and classical sonatas, it is perhaps no surprise that this globetrotting talent has developed such a distinct and unique voice.
Elizabeth has been hailed as “a jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility”, praised by critics worldwide for her arrestingly original writing and soulful delivery. Along with artists like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans.
Shepherd has released four widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Mexico. She has sold out legendary clubs from Tokyo to Detroit, played major festivals like Montreal and North Sea Jazz Festivals, shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Branford Marsalis and Christian McBride, and opened for Jamie Cullum at The Hollywood Bowl. Elizabeth is also the only jazz vocalist to ever have been long listed for the 2015 Polaris Prize – Canada’s most prestigious music prize.
Tour Dates
11/16/2015  Shambhala Music Hall, Nelson, BC
11/18/2015  St George in the Pines, Banff, AB
11/19/2015   Greater Trail Community Centre, Trail, BC
11/20/2015   The Revelstoke Jazz Club, Revelstoke, BC
11/21/2015   The Dream Café, Penticton, BC
11/24/2015   The Blue Shore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC
11/25/2015   Artspring, Salt Spring Island, BC
11/26/2015   Avalanche Bar, Courtenay, BC
11/27/2015   Hermann’s, Victoria, BC
11/28/2015   Char’s Landing, Port Albemi, BC
12/10/2015   The Grand Theatre w/Shine On, Kingston, ON
12/11/2015    Burlington Performing Arts Centre w/Shine On, Burlington, ON
please contact:

Colleen Brennan Email:  colleen@linusent.ca
Phone: (905) 690-9397 ext 234

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Why you should NOT have a flu shot

The flu vaccine can cause brain inflammation; neurological disorders; life-threatening allergies; and even death! Especially in chemically-sensitive children or immune-compromised individuals - the flu shot is dangerous. Here is what you MUST do instead.
Every year we get bombarded with posters and slogans to get flue vaccines. We are witnessing a powerful psychological attack under the title “the Vaccine is the…

Monday, October 12, 2015

Five Strategies to Maintain a Fit and Active Lifestyle Naturally During the Busy Holiday Season

Wellness Expert Dr. Wendy Bazilian Shares Tips to Help You "Over-Indulge" In Good Health with Natural Products from NOW® Foods
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A busy holiday season schedule can easily put a damper on your health and fitness goals. But sticking to a clean routine fueled with real, natural products and foods can provide the energy you need to stay healthy and fit. Dr. Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RD and author of "The SuperFoodsRx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients" and co-author of "Eat Clean, Stay Lean" (Rodale, 2016) shares her tips on maintaining healthful and active habits over the holidays, with a variety of products from NOW® Foods: www.nowfoods.com.

"As the holidays approach, we're challenged not only by our change in routines, but also by the wide variety of ways we're tempted to overindulge in less healthful choices," said Dr. Bazilian, who is also a wellness consultant for NOW, a leading natural products manufacturer with more than 1,400 high-quality and affordable foods, sports nutrition, dietary supplements and personal care products. Follow them on Instagram at http://bit.ly/1P5xJSO). "That's why it's more important than ever right now to renew your intentions for healthy living by creating a plan that you can stick to, for both your daily fueling and also fitness routines."
Dr. Wendy offers these strategies and tips to better your health this holiday season and beyond:

1. Maintain a balanced eating program to help you keep the metabolism and critical "healthy decision-making cells" boosted!  Don't skip meals, but instead eat lighter portions consistently.  Focus on the nutrient-dense but lower calorie fruits and vegetables on a regular basis to provide great nutrition, energy, vitamins and plant nutrients essential for metabolism, weight maintenance and good health.  Holiday eating is as much about what you should eat as what you should limit. And how you start the day counts. For an easy on-the-go recipe, try this Organic Vanilla Millet Muffin http://bit.ly/1M1yAyD.
2. Keep up your exercise program – even if it's just 15 minutes a day.  Set reasonable goals and get your exercise regimen on the calendar as a commitment.   Aim to maintain your weight, not to make any drastic reductions during the holiday season that can often lead to frustration.  Incorporate healthy nutritional support for your exercise and health like NOW® Sports Fit & Tone Protein in your fruit smoothies: http://bit.ly/1LP3ej5.
3. Take some time to decompress during the holiday season. Holidays can be fun, but also hectic with the gift-buying, family and work get-togethers, and overindulging in food and drink, all while also trying to keep healthy. If you're feeling frazzled, do something small each day to get centered. Try a chamomile or green tea break, try meditation, write in or start a gratitude journal, or try aromatherapy such as NOW® Solutions Peace & Harmony Essential Oil Blend (http://bit.ly/1FI8gNa) in a diffuser.
4. Keep your immune system strong. With cold and flu season in full swing, the busy holidays can also take a toll on your health. So it's important to support your immune system to keep you feeling your best. Enjoy vitamin C-rich foods like citrus and kiwi or consider an immune-supporting supplement like NOW® Beta-Glucans with ImmunEnhancer™* (http://bit.ly/1Lk3EiO).
5. Change up the Occasion for the Holiday Mix-and-Mingle. Instead of yet one more cocktail or dinner party, why not try hosting a holiday brunch? Make ahead some easy and delicious items with nutritious vegetables like a Gruyère Mushroom Soufflé: http://bit.ly/1jyw9wR. Add a beautiful cut fruit salad and a festive mocktail and you've got a holiday brunch party.
Dr. Bazilian is available for interviews upon request for more healthy holiday tips and product information. All NOW products are available at www.nowfoods.com, and also at health food stores nationwide. To stay up-to-date on NOW news, follow them on Instagram at http://bit.ly/1P5xJSO, as well as Facebook and Twitter.  For more recipes developed by NOW's R&D Chef Suzy Singh, visit http://bit.ly/1PNvrFX.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
ABOUT NOW®: Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural is better, NOW has grown from a small family operation into one of the most highly respected manufacturers in the natural products industry. Still a family-owned company today, NOW provides customers with a comprehensive approach to wellness by offering more than 1,400 dietary supplements, foods, sports nutrition and personal care products. NOW is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bloomingdale, Ill., has been GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)-certified since 2000 and its in-house laboratory capabilities are among the best in the industry. The company has over 1300 employees, and its products are sold in more than 80 countries. After 45 years in the natural products industry, NOW remains committed to its original mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

CONTACT: Alana Horinko, 630-545-9098, Alana.Horinko@nowfoods.com

Friday, October 9, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Waffles

dairy free, with gluten free and vegan options

2 cups oat flour (use certified gluten free oats to make gluten free)
2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 cup organic pumpkin puree
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or non dairy milk of choice)
1/2 cup orange juice
2 eggs (use two egg replacements to make vegan)
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

Oil for greasing the waffle iron
Toppings of your choice:  I used pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, and a sprinkling of cinnamon


1.  Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2.  Whisk together wet ingredients in a separate bowl.  
3.  Fold dry ingredients into wet until combine, and cook according to the instructions of your waffle maker. 

 For additional information please visit SideChef.com.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Refresh and Renew Among Sedona’s Tranquil Landscape

The City Inspires As a Destination for Spiritual Enrichment

Visitors from across different corners of the world flock to the city to experience the array of amenities that enchants individuals with rejuvenation and revelation. The vast community of spiritual enrichment offerings includes everything from exploring the mysterious vortexes of ancient sites to holistic healing workshops, and everything in between.
The most popular avenues of personal improvement in Sedona are explored through one-of-a-kind spa treatments and through physical body/mind/spirit journeys.

The Suite Life of Spas
In the stunning luxury of local resorts and selection of spa centers, Sedona visitors can escape for some much-needed relaxation. It is no secret that Sedona hosts some of the world’s most exclusive spas, including the likes of Mii amo Spa, eForea Spa, Sedona New Day Spa and more. With spa services ranging from body scrubs to Native American ritualistic healing sessions, there’s no shortage of options to provide guests with an elevated level of relaxation.
One such service from Mii amo Spa at Enchantment Resort is the “Anasazi Ubtan,” which blends ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with botanicals from the Southwest. This treatment follows the format of a traditional Ubtan, which purifies, exfoliates and hydrates the body. It begins with an application of herbal paste using indigenous ingredients such as juniper berries and chaparral, and ends with an application of hydrating Juniper Orange Spice body lotion. Body treatments such as these are just some of the many enriching, and often trendy, services offered by Sedona’s array of spa facilities.

Vortex Exploration
According to MIT Honors Graduate Pete A. Sanders and David Cates, “Vortex sites are enhanced energy locations that facilitate prayer, meditation, mind/body healing and exploration of a personal relationship with one’s soul.” They do not possess the typical scientific definition of a swirling mass of air, water or fire, but they do offer individuals a deeper experience beneath the surface of consciousness.
For example, at Shamangelic Healing with Anahata, spiritual counselors offer a “Vortex Walk & Shamanic Medicine Wheel Ceremony” service. In this session, guests can allow the sacred beauty and energy of Sedona’s preternatural vortexes to help materialize healing and awakening. With both Shamanic and Buddhist teachings of spirituality and sacred wisdom, the counselors will explore the four elements of water, air, earth and fire during a sacred medicine wheel ceremony of personal healing and intention. Sessions such as these are popular among those seeking a physical connection to the Earth through Sedona’s mystical vortex sites.

A Healing Touch
Sedona is a mecca for alternative healers. Living this close to the beauty of the land has inspired many profoundly holistic approaches to healing. Whether individuals are currently troubled with health issues or are simply seeking wellness, pleasure and balance in life, a visit to a dedicated practitioner could open up new worlds for personal exploration.
One such group is Mystical Bazaar, which offers psychic readings, healing sessions, aura photography and more. Its service, “Akashic Records Healing,” is an elevated approach to healing and exploring one’s inner world. Accessing the Akashic records is a powerful tool to help guests remember paths chosen that led to circumstances of present life situations. By delving into the record of a soul’s journey, individuals are able to receive messages to better understand oneself, his or her personal path and life purpose.

Sedona offers a wide variety of transcendental adventures for interested individuals, and through the unique services, the city has found a niche. The Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association was created to align all efforts across the city, and form a unified association to the benefit those seeking higher consciousness. For more information about exploring your next spiritual journey in Sedona,
 visit   www.visitsedona.com/what-to-do/spiritual-personal-enrichment/.