CBD Craze!!

Ok, so I was a little skeptical as to whether or not this CBD craze was legit or not so I of course gave it a try. I tried the pills first and then the drops. For me personally my goal was to reduce my anxiety and help with sleep. I must say I have achieved my goal my anxiety is so much better and my sleep. I knew that when I lost my nanny and I didn’t have a new one to take over and I didn’t have a total panic attack and I stayed calm, that something was working and it had to be the CBD. As far as my clients I have not had one person say that it didn’t help them. So I am a firm believer CBD is not a marketing scam and it really works.
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People take or apply cannabidiol to treat a variety of symptoms, but the use has become very controversial. There is some confusion among people about what it is and how it affects the human body. Cannabidiol (CBD) may have some health benefits, and it may also have some risks. Products containing the compound are now legal in most American states where marijuana is not.

What is CBD oil?

CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, in the cannabis plant. Researchers have been looking at the possible therapeutic uses of CBD.

CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of CBD. The concentrations and the uses of these oils vary.

Is CBD marijuana?

CBD oil may have health benefits

 

Until recently, the best-known compound in cannabis was delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the most active ingredient in marijuana. Marijuana contains both THC and CBD.

THC creates a mind-altering “high” when a person uses it. This is because THC breaks down when we apply heat and introduce it into the body. CBD is different.  THC is not mind altering.  CBD does appear to produce significant changes in the body, and researchers are now finding that it can be used for medical purposes.

CBD comes from he least processed form of the cannabis plant is hemp. Hemp contains most of the CBD that people use medicinally. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but the two are very different.  However, hemp farmers have barely modified the plant. These are the plants that are used to create the CBD oil.

CBD may benefit a person’s health in a variety of ways. Here is just a short list of the many uses for CBD that have significant research on the positive health benefits from its use.

 

Natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties

Quitting smoking and drug withdrawals

Epilepsy

Other neurological symptoms and disorders

Fighting cancer

Anxiety disorders

Sleep 

Depression 

Type 1 diabetes

Acne

Alzheimer’s disease

So what is the best Brand to buy ? I have tried a couple different ones but I like Designs For Health CBD oil drops.   I find that the pills are not as effective as doing sublingual drops. As far as the creams for pain and inflammation I like Medical Miracles. There is a link below to purchase that Designs for Health you must get from a Health professional. 

 

 

How Naturally Tame your Nausea

Everyone experiences nausea at one point or another. Whether yours is related to pregnancy, acid reflux, or cancer treatment, the natural route may provide some relief. Keeping these things on hand is always a good thing for whatever the circumstance is. Below are some natures remedies and things I used during my pregnancy. 

Nausea arises in a variety of situations, and understanding the cause is important for deciding the most appropriate treatment.

Pregnancy is a most crucial time for natural treatments. Especially in early pregnancy, when you want to avoid taking medications as much as possible, nausea can be draining. Natural remedies to the rescue! Most home remedies will work during this stage. Every woman’s response is different, so it may take some experimenting to find out which natural treatment provides the greatest nausea relief. Make sure to talk with your doctor before taking any natural products when pregnant.

1. Ginger

While research goes back and forth on the extent of its effectiveness as a natural remedy, ginger has a long history of being used to treat nausea, stomachaches, and diarrhea. The Chinese have used ginger to treat a variety of digestive and pain issues for more than 2,000 years, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. It’s unclear exactly how ginger worksto ease nausea, but it’s thought that active components, such as gingerol, directly affect the digestive and central nervous systems.

“[It’s] an excellent treatment for nausea, especially in pregnancy,” says Lauren Richter, DO, assistant professor of family and community medicine at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Research indicates that short-term use of ginger is safe and relieves nausea symptoms during pregnancy, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

 

More research is needed to gain a clear understanding of what ginger can and cannot do, but studies suggest it is an effective treatment for post-operative and chemotherapy-related nausea, as well. A 2012 study published in Integrative Cancer Therapies found that, out of a group of 100 women with advanced breast cancer, those who took ginger following chemotherapy experienced significantly less nausea in the first six to 24 hours post-treatment than those in the control group.

There are many ways to get your ginger: Dr. Richter recommends using raw ginger in cooking, drinking it in tea, or eating candied ginger. “Dissolve it in the mouth like a mint,” she says.

2. Peppermint

Speaking of mint, peppermint is another traditional remedy that’s been around for a long time. Both peppermint leaves and peppermint oil are helpful in dealing with indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome, according to the NCCIH.

“Peppermint is also wonderful for nausea,” says Richter. Thanks to its calming and numbing effect, peppermint relaxes your stomach muscles so that bile can break down fats and food can move through the stomach quickly, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. That said, if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you should not use peppermint. Peppermint comes in many forms and treatments, including ointments for skin irritation. Some studies even suggest that the scent of peppermint oil could ease nausea.

Peppermint tea is probably the most common way to take this remedy, but it is also available in capsule form or as an essential oil. “This is also very safe in pregnancy,” adds Richter.

3. Acupuncture and Acupressure

Eastern practitioners have been manipulating pressure points throughout the body to address physical symptoms, including nausea, for thousands of years, according to the NCCIH. One version of this approach, acupuncture, involves inserting long, thin needles into the skin. Although there are many hypotheses for exactly how acupuncture works, many scientists believe the needles stimulate certain nerves in the body, which then send signals to the brain to release hormones that reduce feelings of pain and nausea.

When researchers compared acupuncture with medications to control nausea in cancer patients, they found that acupuncture was at least as effective. Acupuncture also reduced the need for anti-vomiting medications after chemotherapy in a 2015 study published in Gynecologic Oncology.

Acupressure is similar approach — instead of needles, physical pressure is applied to certain points of the body — that can be performed at home or by a massage therapist. A small 2015 study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that acupressure to the wrist significantly reduced nausea and vomiting in cardiac surgery patients.

 

Both acupuncture and acupressure can help ease nausea caused by pregnancy, cancer, acid reflux, and other situations. “Again, these therapies are particularly useful in pregnancy, where drug interactions are critical and most drugs are to be avoided,” Richter notes. “There are good reference books out on the market to instruct people on how to do acupressure at home on their own.” But if you do decide to pursue acupuncture, make sure your acupuncturist is a licensed professional, she advises.

4. Aromatherapy

Controlling the scents in your environment is another way to ease nausea. Aromatherapy involves removing scents that may be contributing to your nausea and adding scents that can provide relief, such as peppermint oil or lemon. In a 2013 study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, surgical patients were asked to smell one of three aromatherapy treatments: essential oil of ginger, a blend of ginger, spearmint, peppermint, and cardamom essential oils, or isopropyl alcohol. The researchers found that patients who smelled either the ginger oil or the blend of oils had significantly reduced nausea compared with the patients who smelled isopropyl alcohol.

“You can place a drop or two on a tissue and inhale the scent when you feel nauseated or put it in an essential oil diffuser,” Richter says. These essential oils can also be used in massage therapy; however, some people can have a slight allergic reaction to essential oils placed directly on their skin, according to the NCCIH. You should always use a neutral oil, such as mineral oil, to dilute essential oils before putting them on your skin.

Gluten Free Medication List

Not a very exciting post but I just thought for those of you who do have to take medication on a regular basis or a one off you know which medications are gluten free.

All of the following medications are gluten free unless otherwise noted

Generic drugs can be produced from many manufacturers and not all manufacturers use the
same fillers or excipients. When there is a generic drug listed the manufacturer will be in the
parenthesis. This does not imply that these are the only gluten free manufacturers but that
these were the only ones checked.

Abilify
Accolate
Accupril
Acetaminophen w Codeine 30 mg (Teva) Aci-Jel

Aciphex
Actifed
Actonel
Actos-see notesee note #2 below below Acular

Acyclovir (Teva, Roxane,Schein, Novapharm) Adalat
Adderal (all strengths)
Adrenalin inj

Advair
Advil
Aerobid
Afrin
Aggrenox
AK Mycin
Alamast
Alavert (all forms)
Albee w C
Albuterol tabs (Novapharm) Aldactazide

Aldactone
Aldoclor
Aldomet
Aldoril
Alendronate (Aurobindo, Barr, Mylan, Teva) Alesse

Aleve
Align
Alka Seltzer Gold
Alka Seltzer Heartburn Relief

Alkeran
Allegra
Allegra D Allopurinol (Mylan) Almora

Alocril
Alomide
Alprazolam (Geneva, Greenstone, Mylan, Novapharm, Sandoz) Alprazolam XR (Geneva, Greenstone, Mylan, Novapharm, Sandoz) Altace
Alupent (tabs/syrup)
Alupent inhaler
Amaryl
Ambien
Ambien CR
Amerge
Amicar (tabs,syrup)
Aminophyllin tabs (West-Ward)
Amitriptyline (Geneva, Qualitest, Sandoz)see note #2 below Amitiza
Amlodipine/Benazepril (Teva)
Amoxicillin (Apothecon,Novapharm, Sandoz,Teva)
Amoxicillin chewable (Novapharm,Teva)
Amox/Clavulanic Acid (Prasco, Sandoz)#2, (West-Ward)#1 Amoxil
Anafranil
Anaprox
Anaprox DS
Angiscein
Antivert
Anturan
Anusol HC Cream
Anusol HC Supp
Anzemet
Apligraf
Apresoline
Apri-28
AquaSite
Aquasol A
Aquasol E
Aranelle
Arava
Aredia
Aricept
Aricept ODT
Arimidex

Armour Thyroid
Arthrotec
Asacol
Aspirin Enteric Coated 325mg (Leiner,code #44/227, Watson) Aspirin 81 mg chewable (Watson)

Atacand
Atacand HCT
Atarax
Atenolol (Novapharm)
Ativan (all strengths)
Atropine/Diphenoxylate (Mylan, Sandoz)
Atrovent
Attenuvax
Augmentin tabs and liquids
Avalide
Avandia
Avapro
Avelox
Aviane-28
Avinza
Axert
Azilect
Azithromycin (Greenstone, Sandoz, Teva, Pleva, Wockhardt)#2 Azmacort
Azopt
Azor-all strengths
Azulfidine (all forms)
Azurette#2
Baby aspirin (Walgreens, Perrigo)
Bactrim (tabs & liq)
Bancaps HC
Banzel 200 mg and 400 mg
Basic vitamins
Baycol (now questionable)
Beclovent
Beconase
Beconase AQ
Bellaspas
Benadryl-all products
Benicar
Bentyl (all forms)
Benzonatate (Barr, Major, Pleva)see note #2 below
Betapace
Betaseron
Betoptic
Bextra

Biavax
Biaxin (tabs/liquid)
Bicillin
Boniva
Brevital Inj
Bufferin-all products EXCEPT

Bufferin regular 325mg tablet

which does contain some gluten Bugs Bunny Chewables
Bupropion Sustain Release (Purepac) Bupropion Extended Release (Watson) Butazolidin

Bystolic-may contain wheat Caduet
Cafergot
Cal-Quick

Caltrate
Camila
Cantil
Captopril (Novapharm)
Carafate (tabs & suspension) Carbamazepine (Teva)
Carbatrol
Carbidopa/Levodopa tabs (Endo) Cardizem SR

Cardura XL
Carisoprodol (Watson, West-Ward)
Cardia XT (all strengths)
Carvedilol (Mylan)
Casodex
Cataflam
Catapres patch
Catapres tablets
Ceclor
Cefaclor (Novapharm)
Cefadroxil tabs & caps (Ranbaxy)
Cefdinir (Aurobindo, Greenstone, Lupin, Teva)#2
Cefpodoxime 100 mg (Aurobindo)
Ceftin
Cefzil
Cefuroxime (Ranbaxy)
Celebrex
Celexa
Celontin
Centrum-confusing and contradictory info received from company regarding its status Centrum Chewable (all) (see warning above)

Centrum Jr-(Avail on in Canada) Centrum Kids
Centrum Liquid
Centrum Performance

Centrum Silver
Cephalexin (Aurobindo, Lupin, Teva, Novopharm)#2 Cetrizine (Mylan, Perrigo)
Chantix
Chibroxin
Chlortrimeton 4 mg tabs
Chlortrimeton 8mg and 12 mg extend tabs
Chlortrimeton liquid
Chromagen Forte
Chromagen Forte
Cibacalcin
Ciloxin
Cimetidine (Novapharm)
Cinobac
Cipro
Citrical (all forms)
Citrucel
Clarinex
Clarinex D
Clarinex Reditabs-company does not know source of starch Clarithromycin (Ranbaxy, Sandoz, Teva, Watson, Zydus)#2 Claritin
Claritin D
Claritin D-24
Claritin liquid
Cleocin
Cleocin
Clinoril
Clofera
Clofibrate (Novapharm)
Clomid
Clomiphene (Par, Teva, Watson)
Clomipramate (Novapharm)
Clonazepam (Apotex, Caraco, Mylan, Sandoz, Watson) Clonazepam Disintegrating Tabs (Barr, Par)
Clorazepate (Watson)
Clorpres
Clozaril
Codiclear DH (sugar and dye free)
Cognex
Colace
Colchicine (West-Ward)

Colested
Colestipol
Coly-Mycin M Inj
Coly-Mycin S Otic
Combipatch
Combipres
Combivent
Comtan
Comtrex (tabs/caplets/liquid)
Comtrex Deep Chest Cold
Comtrex Non Drowsy
Comvax
Concerta
Coreg
Corgard
Coricidin-all products
Corizide (NOT GF)
Cortef
Cortenema
Cortisone (West-Ward)
Cortisporin Cream & Oint
Cortisporin Ophth
Cortisporin Otic Solution
Cortone
Cosopt
Coumadin (all strengths)
Covera
Cozaar
Creomulsion
Creon
Crestor-contains no starch but company won’t verify

that product is GF
Cromolyn (Teva)
Cycloset
Cryselle
Cyclobenzaprine (Mylan, Schein, Watson) Cylert chewable

Cymbalta (all strengths) Cystex
Cystospaz
Cystospaz M

Cytadren Cytomel Cytomel Danazol (Barr) Dapsone

Daypro
Dayquil
DDA VP
Decadron
Deconamine caps Deconamine SR
Deconsal
Decorel Forte Plus #2 Delsym-see note #2 below Demerol

Denavir
Depakote (all forms)
Desferal
Desogen
Desyrel
Detrol
Detrol LA
Dexacidin
Dexamethasone (Taro)
Dexedrine (Smith-Kline-Beecham)
Dexilant
Dexone
Diabeta
Diastat
Diazepam (Mylan)#1
Dicel CD
Dicel Chewable
Dicel DM Chewables
Dicloxacillin (Bristol-Myers-Squibb)
Dicyclomine (Lakeside, Mylan, Rugby, West-Ward)#2
Didronel
Diflucan
Diflucan tabs
Digel liquid & tabs
Digitek
Dihydergo
Dilantin
Dimetane tabs-contains gluten
Dimetapp elixir
Dimetapp tabs-contain gluten
Diovan / Diovan HCT
Disney Princess Gummies Vitamins
Ditropan
Ditropan XL
Diuril
Divalproex Sodium (Apotex, Mylan, Dr Reddy’s, Sandoz, Teva)#2

Dolobid
Doryx all strengths-contains wheat Dostinex
Doxepin (Mylan)
Doxycycline (Mylan, Watson, West-Ward) Drixoral
Duphalac
Durabac Forte
Duraflu
Durahist D caplets
Duraphen 100 caplets
Duraphen Forte
DuraTan DM Susp
DuraTan Forte Susp
Duricef
Dyazide
Ecotrin (all strengths)
Edecrin
Effexor (all strengths)
Elavil
Elidel
Elspar
Emadine
Emend
Enablex
Endafed
Endagen-D
Endocet
Endodan
Enjuvia
Enpresse-28
Entex
Entex LA
Entocort EC
Entuss D
Equate Allergy Relief #2
Errin
Erythromycin tabs (Abbott labs)
Esgic (all forms)
Esidrex
Eskalith
Eskalith CR
Estrace
Estraderm
Estratab-possible gluten in active ingredient Estratest-possible gluten in active ingredient

Estring
Estrostep
Etodolac (Taro)
Eudal SR
Evista
Excedrin Extra Strength
Excedrin Migraine
Exelon
Extendryl syrup, JR and SR caps
Famvir (all strengths)
Feldene-contains gluten
Femara
FemHRT
Fenesin
Fenesin DM
Fexofenadine (Teva)
Fentora
Feosol
Feostat
FerInSol
Ferro-Sequels
Ferrous Gluconate (Paddock)
Ferrous Sulfate (Goldline, Major, Paddock) #2, (Perrigo, Walgreens)#1 FiberCon
Fiberlax
Fioricet / with Codeine
Fiorinal
Fiorinal caps-generic (West-Ward)
Fiorinal tabs-generic (West-Ward)
Fiorinal with Codeine
Flagyl tabs
Flexeril
Flomax
Flonase
Florastor
Florinef
Flovent
Flovent Rotadisk
Floxin
Floxin
Flubriprofen (Novapharm)
Fluconazole (Apotex, Barr, Glenmark, Greenstone, Teva)#2 Flumadine
Fluoxetine-all strengths/forms(Barr, Par, Sandoz)#2
Flurazepam (West-Ward)
FML

FML Forte
Focalin
Folgard
Folgard RX
Folic Acid (Schein, West-Ward) Foradil Aerolizer

Fosamax
Fosrenol
Freeda’s Vitamins
Frova
Furosemide (Watson-doesn’t test but uses corn starch) Furosemide (Ivax,Sandoz)
Furoxone (tabs & liquid)
Gabapentin (Apotex, Greenstone)
Gabitril (all strengths)
Gas-X
Gaviscon
GenTeal eye drops
GenTeal eye gel
Geodon
Gleevec
Glipizide (Novapharm)
Glivec
Glucophage
Glucotrol
Glucotrol XL
Glucovance (all strenghts)
Glyburide (Novapharm)
Glypyrrolate tab (URL, Mikart)
Glynase
Glyset
Gonisol
Grifulvin 5- “weak” gluten content
Guaifenesin (URL)
Guaifenesin LA 600 mg (URL/Mutual)
Halcion
Haldol (tabs, concentrate)
Herplex
Humatin
Hycodan
Hycomine
Hydergine
Hydrochlorothiazide (Ivax, Qualitest, Teva)#2 Hydrocodone/APAP all strengths (Mallinckrodt, Watson) Hydrocortisone tablets (Qualitest)
Hydrocortone

HydroDiuril
Hydroxychloroquin (Mylan)
Hygroton
Hyoscyamine 0.375mg tab (Amide)
Hyzaar
Ibuprofen (Amneal, Pharm. Formulations)
Imitrex
Imodium multi symptom chewable-No gluten or any carbohydrates, (contains milk powder)
Imodium multi symptom caplet- No gluten or any carbohydrates
Imodium AD Caplet- No gluten or any carbohydrates
Imodium AD – No gluten or any carbohydrates
Imodium AD EZ Chew- No gluten or any carbohydrates, (contains milk powder) Imodium AD Diarrhea Medicine for Children Liquid- No gluten or any carbohydrates Inapamide (Novapharm)
Indocin
Indomethacin (Novapharm)
Inspra
Intal inhalations
Intuniv (all strengths)
Isoniazid 100 & 300 mg (West-Ward labs)
Isosorbide Dinitrate (West-Ward)
Junel (all strengths)
Kaopectate
Kapidex
Kariva-28
Kayexalate
Keflex
Kemadrin
Keppra (all strengths)
Ketek
Ketoprofen XR (Andrx)
Kirkman (all products are GF)
Klor-Con
Lacrisert
Lactaid Fast Act Chewables- No gluten or any carbohydrates
Lactaid Fast Act Caplets- No gluten or any carbohydrates
Lamictal
Lamisil
Lamprene
Lanoxin
Lasix
Leflunomide (Apotex, Sandoz)
Lescol / XL
Lessina-28
Leucovorin

Leurkeran-contains gluten Levaquin (all strengths) Levlin
Levora

Levothroid
Levothyroxine (Lannett,Mova)
Levoxyl
Levsin
Levsinex
Lexapro
Lexxel
L’il Critters Gummy Bear Vitamins
Lioresal
Lioresal Intrathecal
Liothyronine (Mylan)
Lipitor
Liqui-Char
Lisinopril (Apotex, Mylan, Teva, Watson, West-Ward; Ranbaxy is unsure of this specific product)
Lisinopril/HCTZ (Ranbaxy, West-Ward)
Lithobid
Lithonate
Lithotabs
Livostin
Lodine (tabs/caps/XL)
Loestrin
Logroton Retard
Lomir / SRO
Lomotil
LoOvral
Loperamide tabs & caps (Novapharm)
Lopid
Lopressor / HCT
Lorabid
Lorazepam (Geneva contains gluten)
Lorazepam (Actavis, Mylan, Ranbaxy, Watson are GF)
Lorcet 10/650
Lorcet Plus
Lortab all forms
Lotemax
Lotensin
Lotensin HCT
Lotrel
Low Ogestrel
Lozol (1.25 & 2.5)
Ludiomil

Lunesta (all strengths) Lutera
Luvox
Lyrica

Maalox Tablets Macrobid Maginex Mag-Ox Maxair

Maxalt
Maxalt-MLT
Maxibar-may contain gluten
Maxzide
Mebaral-contains gluten
Medrol
Melaleuca Vitabears
Melleril
Menest (NOT GF)
Mephyton
Metamucil
Metaxalone 800 (Sandoz)
Metformin (Teva)
Methergin
Methimazole (Monarch)
Metoclopramide all strengths (Northstar, Qualitest) Metopirone
Metoprolol (Watson-doesn’t test but uses potato starch) Metoprolol (Apothecon, Novapharm)
Mevacor
Mexiletine (Novapharm)
Mexitil
Miacalcin
Micardis
Micogestrin
Micronase
Micronor
Midamor
Minocycline caps (Ranbaxy,Schein)
Miralax
Mirapex
Mircette
M-M-R II
Moban
Mobic
Modicon
Moduretic

Monopril
Montelukast tablets and chewable (Apotex, Aurobindo, Glenmark, Greenstone, Kremers, Dr Reddy’s, Mylan, Roxane, Sandoz, Teva, Torrent)**see note #2 below; applies to all products
Morphine IR tabs (Roxane)
Morphine Sulfate Ext Release Tab (Endo)
Motesan
Motrin (Children’s) oral susp
Motrin Childrens DF Conc. Drops
Motrin Cold DF Berry
Motrin DF Oral Susp Berry
Motrin IB caplets
Motrin IB tabs
Moxatag
M-R-VAX II
Mucinex (all forms)
Multigen Plus-see note #1 below
MultiTech Formula Isotonix
Mylicon Drops
Mysoline
Mytussin AC
Mytussin DAC
Naldecon (tabs/syrup)
Naldecon DX Children’s syrup
Naldecon DX ped drops-may contain gluten
Naldecon generic (Rugby)
Naphcon
Naphcon A
Naprelan
Naprosyn
Naproxen (Novapharm)
Nasacort
Nasacort AQ
Nasalcrom
Nasalide
Nasonex
Natalcare Advance
Natalins
Natalins RX
Nature Made brand multivits
Natures Plus Animal Parade
Necon
NeilMed Nasal Rinse
Neoral
Neosporin (all forms)
Nephrocaps

Nephro-Fer
Nepresol
Nestabs FA
Neurontin
Nexium
Nifedipine cap (Novapharm) Nifedipine ER (Mylan) Niferex 150

Nilandron
Nimotop
Niquil
Nitroderm TTS
Nitrofurantoin Macrocrystals (Mylan-see note #1 below, Teva-see note #2 below) Nitrofurantoin Monohydrate (Mylan)-see note #1 below

Nitrogard
Nitroquick
Nitrostat
Nizoral
NoDoze
Nolvadex
Nordette
Norethinidrone (Teva)#2 Noroxin

Norpramin Norprolac
NorQD
Nortrel (all strengths) Norvasc

Nucofed (all forms) Nuprin
Nutrilite Corps Double X Nuvigil

Ocufen
Ocuflox
Ocuhist
Ogestrel
One A Day (entire line) Opana ER

Oramorph (all forms) Orasone
Ortho Cept
Ortho Cyclen

Ortho Est
Ortho Novum (entire line) Ortho Prefest
Ortho TriCyclen

Orsythia #2
OsCal Plus D
Osteo Bi-Flex
Otocain Drops
Ovcon 35
Ovral
Oxycodone all forms and strengths (Mallinckrodt) Palgic

Pancrease
Pancrease MT 10
Pancrease MT 16
Pancrease MT 20
Pancrease MT 4
Pangestine CN20
Parafon (generic from Lemmon Pharm) Parafon DSC
Parlodel
Paroxetine (Apotex-now questionable) Patanol
Paxil
PCE
Pedvax HIB
Pentasa
Pepcid-see note #2 below
Pepcid AC-see note #2 below
Pepcid RPD-see note #2 below
Pepto Bismol
Percocet
Percodan
Periactin
Permax
Persantine
Phazyme
Phen-Guai 25/900 (Prasco)
Phenergan w/ Codeine syrup
Phoslo
Pindolol (Novapharm)
Piroxicam (Novapharm)
Pitocin
Plaquenil
Plavix
Plendil
Pletal
Polibar Liquid-may contain gluten Pneumovax 23
Poly Vi Flor

Poly Vi Flor w Iron Poly Vi Sol Polysporin Polytrim

Ponstel
Portia
Prandin
Pravachol
Pravastatin (Glenmark)#1 Prazosin (Mylan)

Precose
Pred Forte
Pred G
Prednisone (Mutual, Roxane, West-Ward)
Premarin
Prepro
Prenatal Advance
Prevacid (all forms)
Priftin
Prilosec-all forms
Prinivil
Prinzide
Pristiq-contain wheat derivative
Pro-Banthine
Procaine Pen G (Monarch)
Procanbid
Prochlorperazine (Sandoz, Teva)#2, (Mylan)#1
Proctocort
Proloprim (status unsure)
Promethazine (Breckenridge, Watson)
Promethazine w/ Codeine Syrup (Hi-Tech Pharmacal)
Prometrium
Propecia
Propoxyphene Napsylate (Mallinckrodt)
Propulcid
Proscar
Protonix
Proventil (tabs/syrup)
Proventil HFA
Proventil inhalation
Proventil solution
Provera
Provigil-The company states that the outer coating could come from a wheat source or

a non-wheat source so caution is advised when taking the product Prozac

Prozac Weekly

Pulmicort
Purinethol
Questran/Questran Lite
Quibron
Quinaglute
Ramipril (Lupin)-all strengths are GF
Ranitidine (Geneva,Novapharm)
Ready-Cat-2 Vanilla Smoothie-may contain gluten Ready-Cat-2-Smoothie-all other flavors are GF Recombivax
Regitin
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Cold & Congestion Caplet
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line
Multi Symptom Cold & Flu Caplets Night Time liqui-gels

Roxicodone (all forms and strengths) Ryna C
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Safetussin 30
Salsalate (Caraco)
Saluron
Salutensin
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Sandimmune
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The Hunt for a Kids Snack Bar

If you are reading this you most likely have some interest in living a healthy lifestyle. Well how about if your a parent and trying to give your kid or kids a healthy snack that doesn’t taste like sawdust or rubber.  I have been on the hunt for the top snack bars for your little ones. I have gone to all the most popular health foods stores to find the answer since most of us like to have the option of buying the snacks and trying them before we order a bulk load of the website or amazon.  So I had my son Jaxson try each bar give me some feedback. Yes, some got thrown right on the floor and others he gobbled up and called a “cooookkkiieee”. It is almost worth giving him a million bars because it is so cute when he says the word “cookie”.  I have posted some of his reactions on my instagram img_0064 (1)seefitliving if you want to check it out.

What was I looking for in the bar?

  • no or very little sugar
  • gluten free
  • organic or mostly organic ingredients
  • soy free
  • dairy free (but not limited to dairy free)
  • contains fruits and veggies

Now of course it is really hard to find a good bar that contains all of these qualities so I will post below some that come close to meeting all of these guidelines that my son or I would actually eat.  I did include some fruit snack strips in the list. Jax loves the Larabars  and it is nice because they now have some with sugar. The RX bar is similar to the larabar he liked all the flavors but the straight berry it is pretty intense. There are a ton of bars out there I recommend you check the sugar content if you don’t have to worry about any nut, soy or dairy allergies. I know its hard to be totally sugar free at times but it is nice to have the option when you can.

 

Why Acid Free Coffee and my new Milk Steamer

 

UnknownA lot of my clients drink coffee and have a serious addiction like most of the world. I definitely have my phases of being highly addicted to coffee. I love the process of making it, the treat and coziness of drinking coffee, my new milk steamer, sharing a special moment with someone over coffee and the list goes on.  I try to recommend to people to drink Acid Free coffee. WHY? Coffee is super acidic and can wreck havoc on your gut. It tears down the microvilli that protect your intestinal wall which protect you from getting leaky gut!! Another tip always add some kind of fat into your coffee. You can use cream, coconut oil, goats milk,  almond milk or coconut milk. There are tons of great creamers available that do not contain sugar or cows milk. So please try to buy acid free coffee to help protect your gut. On a side note I just purchased a Nespresso milk steamer and it has changed my world. The milk is so frothy and fluffy and yummy….. yes that is the best way to describe the experience 🙂

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Quinoa Chocolate Chip Muffins

 

 

Do you ever look for ways to eat chocolate for breakfast?

A handful of stevia-sweetened chocolate chips will do the trick, providing that chocolate flavor that you crave without a bunch of sugar. Add some to a blended protein shake, mix into a bowl of oatmeal, or add to grain-free mini muffins.

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ah yes, any day that starts with chocolate is a day that’s bound to be great 🙂

These mini muffins use cooked quinoa in place of traditional flours along with some of those stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. It adds wonderful protein, fiber, complex carbs and a nice texture. Making a big batch of quinoa on the weekend to keep in the fridge makes it quick and easy to use cooked quinoa in your cooking all week long.

And enjoy a bite of chocolate as a healthy start to your day!

 

Servings: 48

Here’s what you need

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 (15.66 oz) can coconut milk, canned and full-fat
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup lily’s chocolate chips (stevia sweetened)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line 48 mini muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Combine the quinoa, almond flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine the egg, coconut sugar, coconut milk, melted coconut oil and vanilla in an- other bowl. Mix well and add the dry ingredients. Mix until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour 1 Tablespoon of batter into each of the 48 mini muffin tins.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden and set. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer out of muffin pan and cool on wire rack.

Nutritional Analysis

One serving equals: 57 calories, 2g fat, 7g carbohydrate, 1g sugar, 28mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 4g protein.

I hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try this week. Remember that I’m only a call or email away to assist you in all things fitness. And if you are not yet one of my prized clients then call or email me now to set up your first workout – I’d love to help you achieve your best body ever!

Talk Soon,

Cauliflower Rice with Eggs and Goat Cheese

Herbed Cauliflower Rice with Eggs and Goat Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bag of Riced Cauliflower from Trader Joes – OR 1 small head of raw cauliflower chopped into a “rice like” consistency in your food processor
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Eggs cooked how you like
  • Herbed goat cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat, add the onion and saute until the onions start to caramelize.
  2. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant.
  3. Add the zucchini and bell pepper and saute for one to two minutes.
  4. Add the cauliflower rice and saute until tender, approximately another 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Set aside.
  7. In another pan, make your eggs however you like. We love ours sunnyside up or over easy.
  8. Scoop a large serving of the cauliflower rice into a bowl, top with an egg or two, crumble on some goat cheese or for us, we had an herb crusted goat cheese, and garnish with some chopped fresh parsley. Enjoy!