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Living a Gluten Free, Vegan lifestyle can be tough…especially for a 20-something actress living in New York City.  But it is something I’ve embraced for my health.  I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 16 and have been coping with it for 6 years with a healthy lifestyle, strong faith, and an amazing support system.  Join me on my culinary adventures for a healthy, happy tummy!

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  1. Hey Caralyn ~ How do I "message you" my email so I can be included in the GFHT email group? I don't want to post my email (call me paranoid) just anywhere. Thanks

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  2. Hi Dana! You can email me at Caralyn4@gmail.com! Thanks! Have a great afternoon!

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  3. Great work Caralyn....here AND in front of the camera!
    FireDean

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    1. Hey!!! You found me! Haha thanks so much for checking out my site! See ya Tuesday!

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  4. So what made you decide to cut out gluten? UC doesn't require a GF diet.

    I'm a dietitian and happened upon your blog, if you're interested in reading about who requires a GF diet and why they are unnecessary for others, feel free to check out:

    http://www.pieholeblogger.com/2013/05/highfalutin-gluten.html
    http://www.pieholeblogger.com/2013/05/highfalutin-gluten-part-ii.html

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  5. Hi Thalia,
    Thank you for your inquiry. I cut out gluten because I did a lot of research, and found that many people with UC and Crohn's do well with a GF diet. I figured I had nothing to lose, and decided to try it. I found my symptoms significantly improved. With the removal of all grain on the SCD, I was actually able to heal myself of my UC flare.
    Thanks for stopping by. Hope that answers your question.

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  6. GlutenFreeHappyTummy are you still watching your blog?

    With regards to your comment to Jess Scone on her review of some of our products....

    The Vege USA Vegetarian Plus brand is NOT gluten free. So I would not recommend them to you because we do not want you to have a reaction.

    However, these products look, taste and feel like the protein they are substituting.

    Hope you are doing well, and let us know about your next gig.

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    1. Hello, thank you for your concern. I actually do not review products on my blog, so to be honest I didn't really look into what the product she was soliciting. But thanks for the heads up. :) thanks for stopping by!

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  7. do you eat the Paleo and SCD diet as well as the vegan and gluten free? I'm confused. Just found your blog and I am really dumbfounded that you are able to do all these diets! I am barely able to do the gluten free, dairy free (mostly), low fodmap diet! Am interested in reading about your meal choices.

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    1. Hello! Thank you for your questions. I know, it can be a bit confusing. I follow the vegan version of the Specific Carb Diet. The SCD is a gluten free diet, and a slightly more restrictive version of the Paleo diet. The SCD shares many similarities with the Body Ecology Diet, which I did at one point follow, so the recipes that do fall under that category, I label as both. I follow the vegan version of the scd, however I do eat pastured farm egg whites. (I'm allergic to the yolks). I hope that clears things up for you. Everything is gluten free--as the scd, bed and paleo diets are all free from gluten. .

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  8. wwandajames@aol.com

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  9. Hello!

    I saw Your blog and I thought it had great recipes and awesome pictures! I therefore would like to invite You to our new culinary website which has just started.

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    Best regards!

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  10. I really enjoy your blog, especially with a focus on fresh, unprocessed ingredients! I work for a gluten free website, and I would love for you to guest blog. Let me know if you're interested and I can give you the details. Great work! -Claire

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    1. Thanks so much Claire! I appreciate that:) yeah! Things are a little crazy right now cuz I'm shooting a movie, but once things settle down is love to guest blog! Thanks for stopping y and have a great afternoon!

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  11. so nice to meet with you! im not a vegan or GF person but i enjoy recipes and meeting like minded people..looking ffwd for more.

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    1. Thanks dixya! So glad you stopped by! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Quick question

    Hey!

    I’m a huge fan of your site and the work you do, so wanted to reach out and connect.

    My business, the “10 Day Health Challenge” (www.10dayhealthchallenge.com) also believes in spreading a whole foods lifestyle and fostering healthy eating. My quarterly Challenge is a web-based program designed to guide participants in clean and mindful eating for ten days.

    I’d love to gift you our FREE 3 Day Spring Challenge so you can see what we’re all about.

    You can download it here - www.10dayhealthchallenge.com/3dayspring

    Here’s to a happy and healthy spring!

    info@10dayhealthchallenge.com

    ~ Haley Whitley

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