Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Wise Alternative Company History

The Wise Alternative was formed with the idea that we don't have to accept the status quo when it comes to our health. So many times, we are told "There's no solution to your problem." You're just going to have to "Live with it." The only way to succeed and persevere is to never give up, never quit looking for solutions and opportunities.  We strive to be informative, helpful, and a trusted resource in your healthy lifestyle. We have the highest quality staff, utilizing their combined knowledge to inform and educate those struggling with Gluten Free diets.

With that in mind, Dr. Wise, a certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist, one of only 27 in the nation, sought to find a new remedy for the treatment of a keloid on his wife. After taking the formula for a month, she found a solution to an entirely different issue, her Celiac Disease!  She found that she could eat bread and other gluten rich products with no physical effects, which before were intolerable.  Since that day, in 2005, the formula has been refined and perfected, for the maximum effect in Celiacs everywhere.  To date, over 450 people have taken the product, and are now living a worry free lifestyle as it relates to their gluten intolerance.  1 - 3 bottles of the Gluten Sensitivity Formula is all that is required to address your Celiac Disease / Gluten Intolerance.  Another product on our shopping cart, Glandular Calm, will increase the effectiveness of the Gluten Formula.

We are finished with a double blind medical study, in which half of the participants were given the formula, and half a placebo for the duration of the study. In a double blind study, neither the participants, nor ourselves, were aware of which bottles were actual formula or placebo. An independent company tracks that information and patient results are recorded.
Our Guarantee
The Wise Alternative offers a money back guarantee on the sale of our product, Gluten Sensitivity Formula.  If you are Gluten Sensitive or Celiac and you take the 3 bottles as directed and you do not see relief,  you can contact Enterolab through their website and order a stool sample test kit for approximately $100.00.  You must take the test no sooner than 6 months after finishing the 3rd bottle and follow the test kit instructions exactly.  After we receive your results direct from Enterolab, your cost of the Gluten Formula will be refunded to you, not to exceed $419.85 total combined cost if your test results show positive for Celiac Disease.   Note: If you take our product and have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and are low on Omega 3 and Magnesium, you may continue to have difficulties if / when you consume genetically modified wheat.

If you have any questions or need assistance in ordering:
Please call us at 918-836-0565
Thank you!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays! GF Belgian Waffle

Its been awfully busy around here with redesigning blogs, raising kids and everything that happens in between morning and bedtime. I've been wanting to get some gluten free recipes posted and also hear from everybody about what they've cooked, tried, etc......

I went to an awesome Gluten Free cooking class last night at Michael Fusco's Riverside Grill in Tulsa, OK.  Michael is a 5 star chef with a fantastic restaurant and he offers 90% of his menu gluten free!  I have seen and tried many gluten free offerings before (cooked at home and also other restaurants) and it did NOT taste the same as "regular food".  So I was cautiously optimistic about his class and how the food would taste.  Any reservations I had were blown out of the water after it was over.  Every bite was the best I had ever taken...gluten free or otherwise!   I'm excited to publish some pictures and recipes from what we learned last night and get some feedback from everyone on your cooking adventures or mishaps. 

I wasn't able to take pictures of any ingredients but we all know what those look like.....we're looking for the end result!  Michael set it up as a breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert entree because we like to eat three times a day (I do anyway) with a little dessert at the end.  I am going to do one recipe a week so we can have lots of good things to try.  Many thanks to Michael Fusco for letting me take pictures and post his recipes on the blog for all to enjoy.

The breakfast item for this post is Classic Belgian Waffle gluten free of course.  The ingredients start below:

2 cups Gluten Free flour blend - (Bobs Red Mill in this case)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Xanthan gum
1/2 tsp salt - (Sea salt used here)
4 large eggs, separated
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 cups milk
non-stick cooking spray

Preheat the waffle iron to manufacturer's instructions.  In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, Xanthan gum, and salt.  Set aside.   In a second bowl whisk together egg yolks and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have turned a pale yellow.  Add the vanilla extract, melted butter, and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine.  Combine the egg-milk mixture with the flour mixture and whisk until just blended taking care not to over mix.  In a third bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 1 minute.  Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the waffle batter.  Do not over mix!  Coat the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour enough batter in iron to just cover waffle grid.  Close and cook per mfg instructions until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.  Serve immediately.

Almost immediately after this picture was taken the only thing left was an empty plate.  I came to the class hungry and this waffle didn't stand a chance.  You can see the pecans on top and while this isn't in the ingredients, feel free to add the topping of your choice.  Fruits, berries, pecans, or your favorites would all make it better!  Lets hear some comments about your favorite recipes............

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Diagnosis & Awareness

     Much talk is given to the trials of dealing with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance in today's society. However, it seems that only lip service is given to the diagnosis of the problem. Awareness seems to be growing everyday as far as the number of people that realize their issues and putting a finger on the root cause.

     Celiac has been linked to a great number of issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, hair loss, arthritis and even Autism. For so many years, we were taught that many of these problems were just a part of "growing older". With the rise of diagnosis in young children, that old adage just doesn't work anymore. In my travels, I have come across a great number of people, strangers and old friends alike who have been diagnosed as a Celiac or gluten intolerant after many years of thinking they had a lot of bugs, flu, chronic fatigue, or "food poisoning".

     They attributed the first two things to interaction with other people, their fatigue to not being 18 anymore, and the food poisoning to that new restaurant they had been wanting to try since it opened. In a way, they DID have food poisoning, just not from old chicken or a questionable sell by date on the wrapper. We have all gone straight home from the restaurant and hugged the bowl once in a blue moon.... That's not to say it never happens, just that we finally have a name to associate with some of the issues we face.

     I don't believe in blaming everything on one or two problems, but it is great to see a heightened awareness from those suffering with Celiac Disease and gluten issues. And many people are leading much better lives after removing the gluten from their diet.

     Now the race is on to bring more awareness to the medical community to diagnose and treat the problems. Sometimes these things happen slowly but when the public is more informed, the tide can turn much quicker.

Let us know about your stories......