Gluten Free Lifestyle: Gluten-Free Balancing Act: Good Food, Good Health, Good pH

Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gluten-free "guru" Annalise G. Roberts, author of "Gluten-Free Baking Classics," (currently in its second edition), and "Gluten-Free Classics for the Bread Machine," has co-authored the recently released "The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook: The Delicious Way to Strengthen Your Immune System and Neutralize Inflammation," with Dr. Claudia Pillow, her sister. Roberts, who was diagnosed with celiac disease several years ago, and Pillow, holding a Ph.D. in Health Studies from Texas Women's University, have teamed to create an extraordinary new gluten-free cookbook filled with 140 "field-tested" delicious recipes, designed to help us make better food choices, whether we are living gluten-free, or striving to strengthen our immune systems and neutralize inflammation by keeping our internal chemistry in balance.

Photos By Sue Ade
Photos By Sue Ade
Gluten intolerant or not, you'll love Annalise G. Robert's delicious gluten-free recipes for (pictured clockwise from upper right), Manhattan Clam Chowder, Cheese Puffs and super-chocolaty Chocolate Ricotta Muffins. Roberts' latest cookbook, "The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook: The Delicious Way to Strengthen Your Immune System and Neutralize Inflammation," co-authored with sister Claudia Pillow, Ph.D., highlights the importance of monitoring your body's pH (potential of hydrogen) levels to "determine the health of your immune system." You'll need pH test strips for home testing your pH level

If you are curious about learning how chemically balanced (or not) you are, the cookbook will detail for you how home testing with pH (potential of hydrogen) test strips comes into play for determining where you are on the balance scale. (My pharmacist sent me to a store that sells pool and spa supplies for my bottle of pH test strips.) Once you learn your pH level, information contained in the cookbook can help you make changes to improve those levels, or, if you're already balanced, how stay that way.

To learn more about the gluten-free lifestyle and ways to "eat smart to protect your health, check out the sisters' website at www.foodphilospher. com.

Sue Ade is a syndicated food writer with broad experience and interest in the culinary arts. She has worked and resided in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1985 and may be reached at

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