Gluten Free Market and Bakery

Easy Paleo Blueberry Pancakes

Easy Paleo Blueberry Pancakes
Developed by: Kelly Barger
 
I’ve tried more than a few gluten free pancake recipes. Results haven’t been great, and gluten free pancakes are very finicky. They just do not cook like their glutenous counterparts. I love using
almond flour in my baked goods, but almond flour is expensive, and sometimes I like to prepare nut free recipes. I’ve also tried plantain pancakes. They are edible, but green plantains are hard to find at my supermarket. My plantain pancakes have not turned out very fluffy, and let’s just be honest, no one likes a thin flat pancake - that’s a crepe!
 
I’ve been working on a nut free, easy paleo blueberry pancake recipe.

I based my recipe on this recipe developed by the Civilized Caveman. It’s a delicious recipe; however, I made a few changes and substitutions to allow me to make preparing pancakes infinitely less complicated = all pancakes are done at the same time. Yes, that’s right. Every. Single. One.

I don’t measure out ingredients first, but it’s a great idea, which will save you even more time.

I bake my pancakes instead of cooking on the stovetop. Yes, you heard that right. When we first started eating gluten free, I discovered gluten free pancakes cook differently in the skillet than standard wheat flour pancakes. You end up turning the heat down and cooking longer. I would make sure everyone got hot pancakes and stand over the stovetop until all the batter was gone. I found I was enjoying my breakfast much later than everyone else. Instead of sweating over the stovetop, reheating your breakfast and eating those yummy pancakes at least a half hour later, you can bake them in the oven. Every single pancake will be ready to eat at the same time! So easy! Awesome, right?

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I typically just throw in a handful of frozen blueberries. Dot in the blueberries (like the photo) after pouring out the batter if you are offended by purple pancakes or you want to take a better pancake photo. I use a stand mixer to mix my batter and just stir in the blueberries. We don’t mind purple pancakes at my house. No pancake left behind is our philosophy! Happy

I hope you enjoy these pancakes as much as we do!

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Easy Paleo Blueberry Pancake Recipe


Ingredients:

3 large eggs (room temperature is best)
1/2 cup of full-fat coconut milk
2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup arrowroot starch/flour
1/2 + 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 pinch of sea salt
5 - 8 tablespoons filtered water
Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
Maple syrup or fresh fruit like banana slices for topping finished pancakes

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
2. Whisk eggs until frothy.
3. Add coconut milk, maple syrup, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
4. In a separate bowl, combine coconut flour, arrowroot starch, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
5. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
6. Let the batter rest to thicken for 2 - 3 minutes.
7. Add 5 - 8 tablespoons of filtered water, mixing after addition of each tablespoon. The batter should be thick so the pancakes will hold their shape on the baking sheet. You may not need to add all of the water.
8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
9. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter and pour onto parchment paper. Leave about 2” between each scoop of batter. Repeat until batter bowl is empty. You may need an additional baking sheet.
10. With your hand, gently pat down pancakes into shape of puck. I round mine on the sides a bit as well.
11. Dot fresh or frozen blueberries on top of pancake batter.
12. Bake for 17 - 20 minutes or until bottom and edges start to turn a golden brown.
13. Top with maple syrup or sliced fruit if desired.


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Cinnamon Rolls, Gut Protein Linked to Gluten Intolerance and Easy Blueberry Pancake Recipe 😃


 
Facebook goal and giveaway
Special Event: Book Swap - Jan. 26 - 27, Feb. 2 - 3
Outside the Breadbox update
Featured bakery product: Cinnamon Rolls
New in the Market: Farm eggs, Sami’s Bakery closeout and 50% off sale
People of BYL: Mike Baggetta
Feature story: Study Suggests Gut Protein Linked to Gluten Intolerance
Recipe: Easy Paleo Blueberry Pancakes (tested and approved)
 
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Yelp
 
Please go like, follow and review BYL on social media! We have a Facebook goal to reach 5,000 likes. We need YOUR help! We’ll have a big giveaway when we reach our goal!
Special Event - Book Swap
 
Love a good book? BYL will be hosting a book swap on Tuesdays and Wednesdays the next two weeks (Jan. 26 & 27 and Feb. 2 & 3). If you have a few books you would like to donate, please drop them off at the bakery. We’ll set up a table on those days to browse. You can grab a book(s) and/or leave a book(s). After February 3, all books will be donated to a local library or charity. We hope to have several book swaps this year if this first one goes well!
 
Outside the Breadbox
 
Your favorite Outside the Breadbox Vegan Oat Bread is back in stock in our freezer, and we are on the normal Friday delivery schedule. If you would like to pick up fresh bread, check with the bakery on Friday after 2:00pm.
 
What’s New in the Bakery
 
We bake cinnamon rolls in our bakery on Fridays. They smell delicious and even our gluten indulgent friends say they taste delicious!

What’s in this Newsletter
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Meet Mike Baggetta! Mike is a professional guitarist with a severe gluten allergy. With no shortage of gluten free options in NYC, Mikes lists BYL as one of his top three gluten free bakeries in the nation! We are honored! In the interview below, Mike shares his gluten free story and how he found Benefit Your Life.
 
What’s your health story? Are you celiac?
 
I am not celiac, but I did find out several years ago that my digestive system had been compromised to the point that most “difficult-to-digest” foods cause a lot of problems for me. In my case dairy, cruciferous vegetables and beans are the things I have to pick my battles with. Gluten is absolutely out though, as it does give me strong celiac symptoms.
 
Starting around 2005-2006 I started noticing some vague and consistent stomach problems, and then, over the next few years, they really transformed into a slew of general body problems. Around 2011 I was feeling like I was going to have a nervous breakdown because no one could really figure out what was wrong with me, and I was missing a lot of work because of this. I told a friend of mine my symptoms, who is celiac, and he said it sounds a lot like what he went through prior to being diagnosed. So I figured, what did I have to lose, and tried a gluten free diet. Within a week I felt like I was 18 again!
 
How did you find BYL?
 
I have lived in Brooklyn, NY for the past 15 years and am always on a quest for great GF food experiences. I have found the app “Find Me Gluten Free” to be a very good resource to this end. So when I go somewhere else in the states I absolutely look ahead using that app and see if it’s possible to try some of the places that have high ratings. I am very happy I got myself over to BYL as it is, no joke, one of the best GF bakeries I’ve been to anywhere. You all [BYL] have an excellent selection of staple goods, and the things you bake are just so incredibly delicious. My favorites include all of the scones and the almond butter slices! 
 
I should state that none of this would have been possible if my amazing girlfriend, Rebecca, wasn’t a Knoxville resident! In truth, I’m pretty taken with the whole little city...
 
Being a professional musician, I assume you travel a lot. Any tips for eating gluten free on the road?
 
True! And this was one of the main things that worried me most when I first realized I had to make a significant dietary change. It really meant a lifestyle change in a lot of ways. No more grabbing meals when I’m out and busy, for the most part, without some preplanning. So either making food to take with me or planning my route around known safe food locations has become a big part of my life now. It has really made me a healthier eater in the long run anyways, so in a way I’m very thankful for that. 
 
As far as traveling goes, when eating out I use an app like mentioned above, but I still am very vocal about my needs when I order. I would rather be safe than sorry, especially if I am on the road working. I would say definitely don’t be shy about vocalizing your dietary needs to your server when eating out, and make sure that they understand them. If they don’t, that’s a great opportunity to educate them about your needs as well, which may make it easier for the next person! 
 
I have also found that filling half my suitcase or so with staple products to add other readily available foods has been a good tactic. For instance I can bring a loaf of GF bread and then buy vegetables and meats anywhere to make sandwiches. I can bring ziploc bags of GF oats and add fruit, nuts and spices to it anywhere and then just add hot water at the hotel for breakfast, etc.
 
How can our readers connect with you?
 
Please check out my website at mikebaggetta.com for a bunch of performance videos and music clips! There are also links to some of my interviews, upcoming performances and album information there as well. And please sign up for my email list there, especially to keep up with when I perform around Knoxville! I’m also on Facebook at facebook.com/mikebaggetta - and I post demos and other bits of unreleased music for free on my Soundcloud page at soundcloud.com/mabnotes - Thank you!
 
Mike has a weekend of shows coming up in Knoxville the last weekend of January - Mike featured with the Mark Boling Trio, which includes some of the Jazz Studies professors from UT. He plays Friday, January 29th at the Red Piano Lounge in Bearden at 9pm and Saturday, January 30th at 9pm at the Bistro at the Bijou Theatre downtown on Gay St.
 
This newsletter section was created in hopes of helping others on their health journey. If you are interested in sharing your gluten free story, please contact us.
 
As a disclaimer, no member of the BYL team is a doctor, nutritionist, health coach, or other health care provider.  None of the information we provide is meant to diagnose or treat any illness, health issue or health related concern. We just want to share information in hopes it might point you in the right direction to start a discussion with your health care provider.
People of BYL

 
Eggs - We are pleased to offer our customers local farm eggs. West Wind Farms eggs are large/extra-large, soy-free, from free-ranged/cage-free hens, non-GMO, pesticide/chemical-free, arsenic-free and non-irradiated. Shipment was canceled last week due to inclement weather. Come by and check our market fridge after Wednesday, January 27.
 
Sami’s Bakery closeout - We are closing out Sami’s Bakery products. Please ask in the bakery for these items while supplies last. We still have Sourdough Bagels, Millet & Flax Bagels, Cinnamon Raisin Bagels, Millet & Flax Bread Loaves and Millet & Flax plain chips.
 
50% OFF sale - Check out our display near the checkout for 50% off closeout items. Now is a great chance to pick out special products, mixes or flours to add to your gluten free pantry.
 
 
Feature Story
 
This section of the newsletter is provided to share information about the latest gluten free research and products, health related topics, sustainable/green living, natural living, etc.
 
Study Suggests Gut Protein Linked to Gluten Intolerance
By: Kelly Barger
 
Is a gluten free diet a fad for those who do not have celiac disease but label themselves as gluten sensitive or gluten intolerant? As someone who has greatly benefited from a gluten free diet, I don’t think so, and recent research findings don’t point toward fad either. Researchers may be getting closer to identifying markers for gluten sensitivity. One Italian research study by Giovanni Barbara and his team suggests that non-celiacs may have high levels of zonulin, an inflammatory protein, which is linked to inflammation. Research has already shown zonulin levels to be high in individuals with celiac disease.
 
Gastroenterologist Alessia Fasano at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston was not involved with the study but says about six percent of people may be gluten sensitive. Symptoms can include digestive upset, neurological symptoms, fatigue, joint or muscle pain. Zonulin levels can prevent leaky gut by closing the junctions between the cells in the digestive tract lining. Zonulin also controls the other direction as “bad” bacteria trigger zonulin to protect the body and open the junctions in the gut lining to flush out the “bad stuff” (e.g., salmonella). The research has shown gluten to be a major trigger of zonulin in some people. Fasano says, “No human being completely digests gluten,” and gluten can trigger the release of zonulin. In these individuals, zonulin levels are high.
 
In the research study at the University of Bologna in Italy, the zonulin levels of four groups were measured - celiacs, individuals with IBS marked by diarrhea, individuals with gluten sensitivity, and a healthy control group. The celiacs and self-diagnosed gluten sensitive individuals tested with the highest zonulin levels, notably higher than the group with IBS or healthy volunteers.
 
While more research is required to validate the study, Barbara is hopeful one day biomarkers can be used to identify a gluten sensitivity. Fasano says the significance of zonulin is also important in the study of other illnesses including Type 1 diabetes and autoimmune diseases.
 
Reference: “A Protein in the Gut May Explain Why Some Can’t Stomach Gluten”, Jill Neimark, December 9, 2015, http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/12/09/459061317/a-protein-in-the-gut-may-explain-why-some-cant-stomach-gluten.
What’s New in the Market

 
We are adding a section to the newsletter to share our favorite gluten free recipes we have tested and approved in our own kitchens. Have a favorite gluten free recipe to share? Contact us to have your recipe featured in our newsletter.
 
Easy Paleo Blueberry Pancakes
Developed by: Kelly Barger
 
I’ve tried more than a few gluten free pancake recipes. Results haven’t been great, and gluten free pancakes are very finicky. They just do not cook like their glutenous counterparts. I love using almond flour in my baked goods, but almond flour is expensive, and sometimes I like to prepare nut free recipes. I’ve also tried plantain pancakes. They are edible, but green plantains are hard to find at my supermarket. My plantain pancakes have not turned out very fluffy, and let’s just be honest, no one likes a thin flat pancake  - that’s a crepe!
 
I’ve been working on a nut free, easy paleo blueberry pancake recipe. Click here for the full recipe.
Recipe
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Three Rivers Market - Oatmeal Cream Pies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Double Doozies, and Chocolate Chunk Brownies
 
If you know other venues that may want to carry BYL products, please contact us. If you would like to see our products at a particular retailer or shop, please ask the manager to contact us. Let’s get the word out!
Where to Find Our Products


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Dr. Axe, Eggs, and How to Be Green(er) in 2016



Special Visit by Dr. Axe team member
Facebook goal and giveaway
Special Event: Book Swap
Outside the Breadbox update
Featured bakery product - Focaccia Bread
New in the market: Farm eggs, Sami’s closeout and 50% off sale
People of BYL: Nicole Fey
Feature story: How to Be Green(er) in 2016

Recipe: One Pot Chicken Soup


What’s in this Newsletter
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Special Visit
 
The bakery got a visit from a Dr. Josh Axe team member last Saturday! Kelly completed the Institute of Nutritional Leadership (INL) program last year, which helped to start the ball rolling toward a health related business, and now she can help educate people in the bakery! We have so many exciting things planned for 2016!
 
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Yelp
 
Please go like, follow and review BYL on social media! We have a Facebook goal to reach 5,000 likes. We need YOUR help! We’ll have a big giveaway when we reach our goal!
 
Special Event - Book Swap
 
Love a good book? BYL will be hosting a book swap on Tuesdays and Wednesdays the next two weeks (Jan. 26 & 27 and Feb. 2 & 3). If you have a few books you would like to donate, please drop them off at the bakery. We’ll set up a table on those days to browse. You can grab a book(s) and/or leave a book(s). After February 3, all books will be donated to a local library or charity. We hope to have several book swaps this year if this first one goes well!
 
Outside the Breadbox
 
Your favorite Outside the Breadbox Vegan Oat Bread is back in stock in our freezer, and we are on the normal Friday delivery schedule. If you would like to pick up fresh bread, check with the bakery on Friday after 2:00pm.
 
What’s New in the Bakery
 
We bake a delicious focaccia bread in our bakery on Thursdays. Come by for a fresh baked loaf on Thursday, or check for frozen focaccia bread in our market freezer. (Gluten free, dairy free, grain free, corn free and soy free)

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West Wind Farm Eggs - We are pleased to offer our customers local farm eggs. These eggs are large/extra-large, soy-free, from free-ranged/cage-free hens, non-GMO, pesticide/chemical-free, arsenic-free and non-irradiated. Come by and check our market fridge after Wednesday.
 
Sami’s Bakery closeout - We are closing out Sami’s Bakery products. Please ask in the bakery for these items while supplies last. We still have Sourdough Bagels, Millet & Flax Bagels, Cinnamon Raisin Bagels, Millet & Flax Bread Loaves and Millet & Flax plain chips.
 
50% OFF sale - Check out our display near the checkout for 50% off closeout items. Now is a great chance to pick out special products, mixes or flours to add to your gluten free pantry.
What’s New in the Market


Meet Nicole! Nicole is a certified holistic health coach and author. She started out as a sickly kid and young adult, but Nicole has turned her health around and devoted her career to helping others do the same. In the interview below, Nicole describes her path to better health and how changing the food she eats has helped.

What’s your health story? Are you celiac?
I had always suffered from severe constipation as a child into my 20's. My doctor prescribed a laxative but never asked me about my diet. At that age I did not realize that the foods I was eating were making me feel ill. I developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by my 20's and felt terrible all time. I had gained weight and looked very bloated, even though I was a Personal Trainer and exercised a lot. Finally I started investigating for myself what was going on with my health. One holistic health practitioner in particular suggested that I had food allergies and said I should take gluten out of my diet. I did and immediately started to feel better and lose weight. I still had some work to do, figuring out my other food sensitivities in order to fully regain my health, but that was the first most important step for me. I do not have celiac.

How did you find BYL?
I found BYL when I moved here 6 years ago. I have been a big supporter of BYL since I happened upon it, and I recommend it to all my clients, friends and colleagues.

You have devoted your career to helping others get healthy. What are some of the things you recommend?
Here are three of the most important things one can do for their health:

Start to upgrade your diet by eating more vegetables, especially leafy greens. (Vegetable juicing helps with that). In my experience, people vastly overestimate the amount of vegetables they eat.

Cut down on refined sugars. Americans have increased their daily sugar intake from 12 pounds a year in the 1800's, to 155 pounds a year now. Yikes! Sugar immediately lowers our immune system upon ingesting it, frays the nervous system and can cause hyperactivity, mood swings, anxiety and blood sugar imbalances.

Experiment with taking gluten out of your diet. Give it at least 2 months and see if you notice any changes in the way you feel. Many of the people who have taken gluten out of their diet will attest that they feel much better and experience improvement in their health. For fascinating reading about the effects of gluten on health, read Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD.

And finally. Seek the help of an expert who can give you guidance, support and motivation. Changing life-long eating habits can be very challenging. Working with a health coach can help you break through old sabotaging patterns and build new, healthier habits that you can sustain for a lifetime.

How can our readers connect with you?
Website:
http://www.nicolefeywellness.com
Email:
nicole@NicoleFeyWellness.com
Phone: (865) 548-8208

This newsletter section was created in hopes of helping others on their health journey. If you are interested in sharing your gluten free story, please
contact us.

As a disclaimer, no member of the BYL team is a doctor, nutritionist, health coach, or other health care provider. None of the information we provide is meant to diagnose or treat any illness, health issue or health related concern. We just want to share information in hopes it might point you in the right direction to start a discussion with your health care provider.


People of BYL

 
This section of the newsletter is provided to share information about the latest gluten free research and products, health related topics, sustainable/green living, natural living, etc.
 
How to Be Green(er) in 2016
By: Katy Powell
 
    The start of each new year often brings about a particular type of urge and a sense of urgency, doesn't it? We need to start doing things differently; we need to make big changes; we need to begin again with a freshness and boldness that was lost in the hectic holiday season; and we need to do all of these things right now. The truth is, we can make changes and live boldly any time of the year, and we can remind ourselves to do so as many times as we need to, but we're all here in January together, so let's just stick with that. Read More…
 
Recipe
 
We are adding a section to the newsletter to share our favorite gluten free recipes we have tested and approved in our own kitchens. Have a favorite gluten free recipe to share? Contact us to have your recipe featured in our newsletter.
 
I’m sharing a one pot, quick and easy chicken soup. It’s so versatile you can add almost any type of veggie. This soup provides a quick nourishing meal prepared with pantry staples (for those evenings you don’t have a plan or for a quick lunch). This soup would be great paired with BYL’s focaccia bread and a good book from our book swap. Happy
 
http://www.simplenaturallife.com/simple-chicken-soup
 
Where to Find BYL Products
 
Three Rivers Market - Oatmeal Cream Pies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Double Doozies, and Chocolate Chunk Brownies
 
If you know other venues that may want to carry BYL products, please contact us. If you would like to see our products at a particular retailer or shop, please ask the manager to contact us. Let’s get the word out!
Feature Story

How To Be Green(er) in 2016

The start of each new year often brings about a particular type of urge and a sense of urgency, doesn't it? We need to start doing things differently; we need to make big changes; we need to begin again with a freshness and boldness that was lost in the hectic holiday season; and we need to do all of these things right now. The truth is, we can make changes and live boldly any time of the year, and we can remind ourselves to do so as many times as we need to, but we're all here in January together, so let's just stick with that. Read More…

Juice Therapy Class and Lots More



Let’s get the word out! Please go like, follow and review BYL on social media! We have a
Facebook goal to reach 5,000 likes. Let’s see how fast we can get there! Wouldn’t it be awesome if we all shared with our friends and reached our goal by end of January? Happy We need YOUR help! We’ll have a big giveaway when we reach our goal!


Outside the Breadbox

Well, “the bread” made our newsletter again! Everyone reserved and stocked up on their favorite Outside the Breadbox Vegan Oat Bread last week, and we apologize we are out of stock again. The shipping and delivery schedules are back to normal, and we will receive our bread delivery every Friday afternoon. If you would like to reserve bread, please call the bakery. If you want to pick up, check with us on Friday after 2:00pm. We have placed another BIG order to delivery this week. We believe the bread shortage will work itself out as everyone gets stocked back up. Thank you for your patience in this matter as we realize many of you are out of your favorite bread!



Special Event - Juice Therapy Class with Nicole Fey

Join us Monday, January 18 from 1:30 - 3:00pm* for a fun health event! BYL is hosting Nicole Fey, certified holistic health coach and author, to discuss juicing. We thought a health and juicing class might be a good fit for the new year! Happy

The cost for the lecture and a delicious juice drink is $25 per person. Please call the bakery at 865-288-3193 to reserve your space. Event fee is due on sign up and is refundable through January 14. Space is limited. The event fee is due at time of reservation.

Nicole will be signing her new book, The Ultimate Juicing & Holistic Health Program at the bakery immediately before and after the class. Copies of Nicole’s book will be available for purchase at the bakery. You are welcome to drop in immediately before or after the class for a book even if you cannot attend the class.

Don’t know about juicing? Come join us to learn if juicing may be right for you! You can read Nicole’s article, “10 Signs You Need a Cleanse” at
https://juicencleanse.com/blogs/news/61822149-10-signs-you-need-a-cleanse.

*Moms and caregivers, the class schedule will allow you to leave a little early if you need to leave before 3:00pm for school pickup.


What’s New in the Bakery

Check out this beautiful birthday cake! Would you believe this delicious cake is gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free and nut free? Let us spoil you with a delicious allergy friendly treat for your next event or party! Call the bakery at 865-288-3193 for more details on how to order a custom cake.

Contact us for custom order cakes and pies.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Yelp
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What’s New in the Market

Love our famous BYL chicken salad? BYL is pleased to announce we are now offering a paleo chicken salad on a trial basis! We’re excited to hear what our customers think. Don’t worry! We will still have the BYL Original Chicken Salad, too! The BYL Paleo Chicken Salad is made with a non-GMO, sugar free, soy free, canola free, gluten free and dairy free avocado based mayo! The first customer who tried our new paleo chicken salad gave it an A+! Other customers have said it is delicious and happy to have another paleo option for lunch. Be on the lookout for the BYL Paleo Chicken Salad to be a regular item in our market fridge in the next few weeks.

Check out our 50% OFF sale display near the checkout for closeout items. Now is a great time to pick out special products, mixes or flours to add to your gluten free pantry.

People of BYL

I’ll volunteer to be the first BYL person. Hi, I’m Kelly! I have a background in chemical engineering and most recently worked in the construction industry. I still do that, but my full time passion now is this awesome little bakery called Benefit Your Life. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Happy In the interview below, I describe my path to eating gluten free and how it has helped me.

How long have you eaten gluten free?
I’ve eaten gluten free since March 2012, and I’ve eaten a paleo template diet since January 2013. That year my new year’s resolution became a total life changer!

Why do you eat gluten free?
I didn’t have any serious health issues, but I had some pesky health issues I had just learned to tolerate. I assumed not feeling 100% was just a normal part of life. I was recommended paleo by a friend who saw great improvements in her lupus symptoms by eating this naturally gluten free and processed sugar free diet. I had tried lotions, potions, creams, oils and steroid shots for my psoriasis, but nothing worked. When I went gluten free, my psoriasis started healing but wasn’t 100%. I saw dramatic improvements in my heartburn/reflux, frequency of migraines and healthy weight loss. In January 2014, I tried an autoimmune protocol diet + eggs after learning psoriasis was an autoimmune condition where my immune system was attacking my skin. This version of a restricted paleo diet put my psoriasis into remission. I now eat a naturally gluten free paleo template diet with white potatoes and occasional rice. These are considered paleo gray area foods, but I have added them back into my diet as they seem to work well for me.

Are you celiac?
I have not been tested for celiac disease, but I’ve enjoyed such health improvements through my naturally gluten free paleo diet that I don’t ever cheat and eat gluten. My autoimmune condition will never be cured, but I can keep it in remission through my diet and lifestyle choices. I feel like the science supports a gluten free diet as being a good choice for longterm health. With my engineering background, I love to research nutrition and health topics and will happily provide all my geeky knowledge if you ever want to chat in the bakery. Happy

How did you find BYL?
I discovered BYL when looking for gluten free food in Knoxville. It became a great stop to get an occasional treat. I do indulge in a delicious, gluten free, non-paleo treat occasionally, but I am so glad the bakery has paleo baked goods as well. When I found BYL, I had never had gluten free baked goods that taste like the real thing. I also loved the BYL philosophy to use more natural and high quality ingredients. Now, as an owner of BYL, I plan to continue this mission to provide our customers with safe, delicious gluten free and allergy friendly treats they can enjoy.

This newsletter section was created in hopes of helping others on their health journey. If you are interested in sharing your gluten free story, please email
contact us.

As a disclaimer, no member of the BYL team is a doctor, nutritionist, health coach, or other health care provider. None of the information we provide is meant to diagnose or treat any illness, health issue or health related concern. We just want to share information in hopes it might point you in the right direction to start a discussion with your health care provider.

Where to Find Our Products

Three Rivers Market - Oatmeal Cream Pies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Double Doozies, and Chocolate Chunk Brownies

If you know other venues that may want to carry BYL products, please
contact us. If you would like to see our products at a particular retailer or shop, please ask the manager to contact us. Let’s get the word out!

Feature Story

A Gluten Free Diet is One Step in a Program to Reversing Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

Many of us have experienced the devastating effects of Alzheimers, either personally or through a friend or loved one. Scientists continue their work studying the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and possible treatments and cures. Could diet and lifestyle changes attribute to a reversal in memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s?

In 2014, a UCLA and Buck Institute study showed a reversal in cognitive decline in nine of 10 patients who participated in a specially designed therapeutic program. The 36-point program focused on improving diet and lifestyle behaviors and habits, providing brain stimulation, including a specific pharmaceutical and supplemental protocol and other steps that affect brain chemistry.

The therapeutic program in the study was customized to each patient. One patient’s program consisted of diet modifications including eating gluten free and elimination of processed foods. The paper’s author stated a more controlled clinical trial is needed; however, the study makes early intervention steps, which include dietary changes, look hopeful. It is estimated by 2050, Alzheimer’s will affect 13 million Americans. Read the full article here.

Reference: “Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time”, Mark Wheeler, October 02,2014,
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/memory-loss-associated-with-alzheimers-reversed-for-first-time.


Recipe

We are adding a section to the newsletter to share our favorite gluten free recipes we have tested and approved in our own kitchens. Have a favorite gluten free recipe to share?
Contact us to feature in our newsletter. Stay tuned!

Juice Therapy Class and more BYL News!



Join us Monday, January 18 from 1:30 - 3:00pm* for a fun health event! BYL is hosting Nicole Fey, certified holistic health coach and author, to discuss juicing. We thought a health and juicing class might be a good fit for the new year! Happy

The cost for the lecture and a delicious juice drink is $25 per person. Please call the bakery at 865-288-3193 to reserve your space. Event fee is due on sign up and is refundable through January 14. Space is limited. The event fee is due at time of reservation.

Nicole will be signing her new book,
The Ultimate Juicing & Holistic Health Program at the bakery immediately before and after the class. Copies of Nicole’s book will be available for purchase at the bakery. You are welcome to drop in immediately before or after the class for a book even if you cannot attend the class.

Don’t know about juicing? Come join us to learn if juicing may be right for you! You can read Nicole’s article, “10 Signs You Need a Cleanse” at
https://juicencleanse.com/blogs/news/61822149-10-signs-you-need-a-cleanse.

*Moms and caregivers, the class schedule will allow you to leave a little early if you need to leave before 3:00pm for school pickup.


What’s New in the Bakery

Did you know we take special orders for pies, cakes and other special bakery treats? Call our store and let us provide delicious gluten free and allergy friendly treats for your next lunch, dinner or party!


What’s New in the Market

We are pleased to announce we now have JEM Farm sausage stocked in our market freezer. If you miss seeing JEM Farm at the Market Square Farmers’ Market, or you just want local, East TN fresh breakfast sausage, stop in and see us! We hope to offer more of JEM Farm’s products and other local products in our market in 2016 so watch for updates!

In an effort to grow the bakery, we will be reviewing products in the market and closing out a few. Check in the market for a
50% OFF shelf near the checkout for any special products, mixes or flours you may want to add to your gluten free pantry at a great discount.


People of BYL

This is a new section of the newsletter! We hope you like it! We hope to feature and share “the stories” of our friends and customers.

I’m asked quite often, “So, what’s your story? Are you celiac?” As an owner of BYL, my family personally eats a naturally gluten free paleo template diet at home and have used an autoimmune protocol (AIP) template as well. I have seen the effects of a gluten free diet manifest as dramatic improvements in several health issues. Through research and reading personal stories on food, health and nutrition blogs, I discovered tips which helped me in my journey to better health. I hope this section of the newsletter does just that for someone out there who is searching for their missing link to better health. - Kelly

If you are interested in sharing your gluten free story, please email
go@benefityourlife.com.

As a disclaimer, no member of the BYL team is a doctor, nutritionist, health coach, or other health care provider. None of the information we provide is meant to diagnose or treat any illness, health issue or health related concern. We just want to share information in hopes it might point you in the right direction to start a discussion with your health care provider.


Where to Find Our Products

Three Rivers Market - Oatmeal Cream Pies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Double Doozies, and Chocolate Chunk Brownies

If you know other venues that may want to carry BYL products, please email
go@benefityourlife.com. If you would like to see our products at a particular retailer or shop, please ask the manager to contact us. Let’s get the word out!


Feature Story

We are adding a feature story to the newsletter to share information about the latest gluten free research and products, health related topics, sustainable/green living, natural living, etc. Stay tuned!


Recipe

We are adding a section to the newsletter to share our favorite gluten free recipes we have tested and approved in our own kitchens. Stay tuned!
Special Event - Juice Therapy Class with Nicole Fey