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About Kim

Kim Kim Rice is a Wellness Coach, Certified Gluten Practitioner and “warrior mom” in Pleasanton, California, writing about topics such as gluten sensitivity, autism, depression, diet and life transformation. She facilitates a 30 day cleanse program to help clients lose weight and optimize health. She also coaches parents of children with special needs, such as autism and ADHD, on dietary changes to help optimize brain function. You can follow her blog at: ThrivingGF.com.

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Gluten-Free Smart Phone Apps

My smart phone has definitely become a necessity to my gluten-free lifestyle. I am able to eat out a lot more often and more easily because of it. I can’t imagine life without it.  I write this post to help those who are new to the gluten-free journey. There are many new smart phone applications available that it can be … [Read More...]

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Camping Gluten and Dairy-Free

When I first went gluten and dairy free, it was hard to imagine taking my new GFCF lifestyle on the road. Everything seemed so overwhelming at first. Now after five years, I’ve transitioned all our essential recipes/dishes and treats to gluten and dairy free. For the most part, we don’t miss the gluten or dairy and camping is no exception. … [Read More...]

Tips on Dining Out Gluten-Free

Who can deny the allure of dining out? It can be a fast and convenient meal. In addition, many social gatherings and celebrations are centered around food and restaurants. But for an individual with food sensitivities, eating out can literally be a health hazard. I tell my clients at the end of their 30 day elimination diet (in which they … [Read More...]

Can you trust gluten-free products and restaurant menu items?

I think it’s safe to say that the words “gluten-free” have become a common household term. At a minimum, I think it’s captured everyone’s attention, even just for a fleeting moment, and made them contemplate, “Should I too be gluten-free…what’s the problem with gluten anyway?” As for food manufacturers, retailers and restaurants, they would be crazy not to take notice … [Read More...]

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Shrimp, Asparagus and Carrot Saute

 

This is one of my favorite spring time meals. When I’m eating this naturally gluten-free meal, I feel as though I’m eating in a  fine dining restaurant. Believe me…there is no suffering happening in this house. The key to living  a happy, fulfilled gluten-free lifestyle is knowing the right recipes. For me, this is one of them. I serve … [Read More...]

Testing for Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Happy Celiac Awareness Month!

 

Testing for Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

As a wellness coach with a specialty in gluten-free living,  I am often questioned about testing for celiac disease (CD) and gluten sensitivity. In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, I have written this article to share what I’ve learned about testing. I hope you find it informative and … [Read More...]