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This past December, it seemed as if I needed to install a special tap by the kitchen sink for vanilla extract. At the rate we were going through it, I was convinced someone was washing dishes in the stuff.

A bit of research online and I determined that it was fairly easy to make our own, the quality would be higher, and the price would be  cheaper. Here is the kicker, only two ingredients are required: a 40% alcohol based solvent (commonly known as vodka) and organic vanilla beans. 

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Dr. Christine Bowen is a diet therapy expert. She is an experienced naturopathic physician, specializing in treating gastrointestinal conditions like IBD, IBS and SIBO, and a host of other conditions that can benefit from gut healing.

We have known her for years, and were delighted to see her adopting the Specific Carbohydrates Diet (SCD) and using it successfully on herself and her patients.
She participated in both SCD symposiums at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and lectured about SCD in patient education events organized by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) NW. Recently, I got together again with Dr. Bowen for tea and SCD snacks to chat about her personal experience with SCD and the use of the diet in her practice.

...continue reading "The SCD Naturopath"

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