Helping with Gluten Free D-Tox Recipes

by Carol Kicinski on November 3, 2011

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Ok, so here’s a concept – how about doing a little de-toxing BEFORE the Holidays? Think of it as adding to your health “bank account” – saving up for some big diet expenditures such as Thanksgiving and all those Holiday parties.

And to make that concept one better, how about doing it for a good cause?

Intrigued? Here’s the story. Last January G-Free Mom enlisted the help of 20+ bloggers (myself included) to create 31 days of nourishing and detoxifying smoothie, juice, and soup recipes. The blogosphere was all a-buzz with healthy and delicious ways to up our intake of fruits and vegetables and to get the year off to a clean start! The series was so well received we decided to put all the recipes and tips in one place and we created an e-book.

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We also decided to use this e-book for a great cause – to help raise funds for MitoAction.

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MitoAction and Their Mission.

MitoAction is a Boston-based nonprofit organization helping children and adults with mitochondrial disease navigate the complex journey of managing the disease. MitoAction’s mission is to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, and advocacy initiatives. You may read more about MitoAction here.

What is Mitochondrial Disease?

Mitochondrial disease is a genetic, neurodegenerative disorder that occurs when the mitochondria fail to produce enough energy for cell or organ function. More common than cystic fibrosis, mitochondrial disease can develop in both children and adults and is often misdiagnosed. Mito symptoms are varied and progressive, and can include stroke, muscle pain, extreme fatigue, and organ failure. Mitochondrial disease is related to many other conditions, including autism, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.

Why MitoAction? Meet Gwen:

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Diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease, Gwen was not able to eat and had to receive IV nutrition. She has spent as much of her young life in the hospital as out, and was the recipient of a multi-organ transplant, which included a new stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and spleen.

Today, as always, she and her family are fighting to help her live a healthy life and allow her to do as many of the things young kids like to do as possible. Recently, Gwen was to be able to savor a bite of banana! As food bloggers, we live and breathe food, so we humbly  dedicate this book to Gwen.

How can you help Gwen and others like her PLUS help yourself lead a healthier life?

Down load your copy of Eat Fresh and D-Tox Your Life: A Collection of Smoothies, Juices, Soups and Tips for the Whole Family. Not only will this book provide you with inspiration to increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, but it also benefits others. All proceeds from this e-book go directly to MitoAction.

To download your PDF e-cookbook
Eat Fresh and D-Tox Your Life and support the efforts of MitoAction,
click here.

In this e-cookbook you will find:

  •   Tips like “How to Hide Greens” & “Smoothies and the Color Wheel”
  •   9 Kid-Friendly and Beginner Smoothie Recipes
  •   19 “Now I’m Feeling Braver” Smoothie and Juice Recipes
  •   A handful of soups, Detox Tips and More!
  •   Personal stories from, and hyperlinks, to each blogger’s website
  •   $10 suggested donation. Click Here to download.

Please, join the effort.


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Kendra November 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

You had me at Gwen!


Donna November 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm

This is great and a really great cause – heading over to get my copy now!


InTolerant Chef November 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm

What a cute smile and what a good cause.


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