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Welcome SDG&E Sempra lecture attendees! I hope you enjoyed Managing Stress with Nutrition and my Tips for Travel Nutrition. I hope you come to find that good nutrition can increase your resilience to stress and...
Nutrition Testing
Nutrition Testing There are several types of nutrition testing that provide the most benefit.  Basic information on each is below and you can go to the company websites to learn more. Nutritional testing AND an excellent dietary/lifestyle history are...
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Welcome SDG&E Sempra lecture attendees!

I hope you enjoyed Managing Stress with Nutrition and my Tips for Travel Nutrition.

I hope you come to find that good nutrition can increase your resilience to stress and can even make travel days a lot less stressful!

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Nutrition Testing

Nutrition Testing

There are several types of nutrition testing that provide the most benefit.  Basic information on each is below and you can go to the company websites to learn more. Nutritional testing AND an excellent dietary/lifestyle history are the best ways to get information on how to start improving your health. To proceed with testing, contact me at rdlinda@nutritionmuse.com

Details:

  • Test kits can be shipped to you
  • Blood draws are completed with mobile services
  • Interpretation can be in person, telephonic or online
  • $50 fee for consultation to interpret test results
  • Most lab fees are paid directly to the lab
  • Some insurance companies reimburse for nutritional testing

Cyrex Food Sensitivity Testing

Array 3: Wheat, digestive products of wheat, gliadins, and antibody production

Array 4: Cross reactive grains, dairy, egg, and other molecular mimics of gluten

Array 10: Multiple foods, fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts/seeds, meat, fish, legumes

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Testing

Identifies deficiencies in nutrients below:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Amino acids
  • Metabolites
  • Carbohydrate sensitivity
  • Anti-oxidant capacity
  • Immune response

SpectraCell Cardiometabolic Testing

Metabolic panel: glucose, HbA1c, insulin, adiponectin,

Lipid panel: Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, includes particle number/size

Inflammatory markers: ApoB, Lp(a), homocysteine, Hs-C reactive protein

SpectraCell Nutritional Genetic Testing

MTHFR gene traits: Testing for 2 genetic traits identifying genetic limitations in methylation and usage of folate.

ApoE: Identifies best strategies for cholesterol and lipid management

 

Gluten Free Guide to Maui

Gluten Free Guide to Maui

Gluten Free Guide to Maui

Thanks to House of Haku

Thanks to House of Haku

Down To Earth Organic Market

Down To Earth Organic Market

Down to Earth Organic Market

Down to Earth Organic Market

Akamai Coffee

Akamai Coffee

Cafe des Amis

Cafe des Amis

Cafe de Amis

Cafe de Amis

Mana Foods Paia

Mana Foods Paia

Paia Fish Market

Paia Fish Market

NUKA

NUKA

NUKA

NUKA

NUKA

NUKA

NUKA Eggplant

NUKA Eggplant

The Farmacy Pukalani

The Farmacy Pukalani

Sip Me Makawao

Sip Me Makawao

Rodeo General Store Makawao

Rodeo General Store Makawao

Rodeo General Store Makawao

Rodeo General Store Makawao

Custom mom/daughter rings

Custom mom/daughter rings

Mango Tree Studio Kihei

Mango Tree Studio Kihei

Pookela Paradise Makawao

Pookela Paradise Makawao

 

 

I just returned from a week on Maui with my daughter and it was AMAZING!  Besides being sun and sand lovers, we are also gluten free eaters and love to explore.  With expert guidance by local Maui girl, @HouseofHaku we found the BEST of MAUI! Get off the beaten path, out of the tourist areas and see the natural, wild Maui and where locals go to get GF grub. Tuck this quick guide to finding the goods into your travel portfolio and let me know what GF goods you loved and new ones you may have discovered!

 

Why delay…You’re on Maui, time to act like it! Touch down in Kahului and head to:

Ululani’s Shave Ice: 333 Dairy Rd, Kahului, HI 96732

1.3 mile from the Kahului Airport. Get your rental car and begin your journey. The entire menu is gluten free but they do offer some dairy options so order carefully if you avoid the cow. Ululani’s makes all of the toppings from scratch using real fruit puree and the line outside is well worth standing in.

GF DF Favorite: Lilikoi (passion fruit) and coconut with toasted coconut flakes on top

GF w/dairy Fav: Coconut and mango with mochi and li hing mui

 

Down To Earth Organic Market: 305 Dairy Rd. Kahului, HI 96732

After your shave ice, walk right next door to this organic market to grab some staples.

BEST TIP: The deli bar of salads and mains, tofu musubi, nut spreads for snacking

BEST FIND: Saatvic macadamia nut spread—Mediterranean, Mexican and Indian flavors

 

Cafe o Lei2439 S Kihei Rd #201A, Kihei, HI 96753

If you are staying in Wailea or Kihei, this is a great dinner spot. They close at 9:30 pm though, so no late night dining.

Many gluten free menu options and the staff is gluten free fluent.

MUST TRY: Artichoke and Brussel sprouts appetizer, chicken lettuce wraps, Lilikoi Mojitos and Ahi fresh rolls—-do ask about the hoisin to confirm it is GF

 

Akamai Coffee1325 S Kihei Rd., Unit 100, Kihei, HI 96753
Local and delicious coffee, coconut, soy, and almond milk options, with a great vibe.
BEST FIND: Gluten free banana pumpkin bread and gluten free raw protein bars

 

Cafe des Amis: 42 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779

This little gem has GF crepes galore! Choose from sweet or savory crepes, salads, curries and more. Great for vegetarians and omnivores alike.

BEST FIND: Curries and dessert crepes!

 

Mana Foods: 49 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779

Full service Mom ‘n Pop health food store with decent prices. Hot food bar not quite as interesting as Down To Earth Market, but good GF sandwich selections, salad bar and sushi rolls to go. Juice Bar with kombucha on tap inside the front door.

MUST TRY: PonoPies—we tried the chocolate (yep, delish)

These GF DF beauties are to die for—a little slice of vegan heaven. But your non-vegan friends won’t care so get more than  one (so you don’t have to share). Made from local and sustainable ingredients,  breadfruit, honey, macadamia, and coconut all sourced from Maui. BTW.. they fit perfectly in a mini hotel fridge.

FUN FACT: Breadfruit contains all of the essential amino acids and is loaded with fiber. You can read about how it is being used to prevent starvation and improve economies here.

 

Paia Fish Market: 1913 S Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753

Fish your way: grilled, Cajun, butter/garlic sauté, rice, potatoes, cole slaw—all GF

Plates are large so splitting a plate and saving room for a Pono Pie is not a bad idea.

BEST TIP: Order a fish sandwich, without the bun, comes with cole slaw and share some fries–portions are generous!

 

NUKA780 Haiku Rd, Haiku-Pauwela, HI 96708

The. Best. Sushi. So worth the drive which is beautiful, wild and Hawaii at it’s roots. Anything can be made GF, with the exception of a few sauces.

MUST TRY: Miso Eggplant, Baked Mussels, Shrimp Ceviche Avocado Boat, Hawaiian Roll, Lilikoi Lemon Drop

See this Insta post for how we demolished it...

 

The Farmacy: 55 Pukalani St #11, Makawao, HI 96768

Amazing Açaí Bowl, and I am hard to impress! Can also get it with poi in the bottom.

MUST TRY: Açaí bowl with poi OR Eggs Bennie on GF toast, served with salad and sweet potatoes. Yes, it is as delish as the photo looks!

 

Sip Me: 3617 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-954

Coffeehouse with coconut, soy, and almond milk options

Gluten Free apple cake, raspberry and blood orange muffins, gluten free scones

BEST TIP: GF Quiche of the Day!

 

Rodeo General Store :3661 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768

Great spot to pick up GF and DF provisions like crackers, nut milks, etc. Hot food bar with some GF options.

BEST FIND: On tap Kombucha and more PONO PIE! This time sweet potato and haupia and mango (not shown).

 

I’d be remiss to not mention these amazing experiences as well! We chose to not to stay in high priced resorts, instead opting for a more authentic experience.  Having been to Maui before, we avoided the ultra tourist spots with the exception of Haleakala Crater and The Lavender Farm. We learned a lot about life on Maui and felt renewed and (almost) ready to come back to the mainland! Truth is…you never want to leave!

#1 Special thanks to @ililhiamaui for the beautiful custom rings she made for us! Tosca took my childhood pearls and paired them with my daughter’s keepsake pearls and made gorgeous stack rings!

#2 The Mango Tree Studio Airbnb for the most amazing stay in Kihei! It was pure heaven and I’m now addicted to Turkish towels!  Private, bright and stylish, the Studio was a great location for everything!

#3 Pookela Paradise VRBO for an incredibly peaceful stay in Makawao. I can’t say enough about experiencing the interior of the island. If you don’t, you are truly missing out. Soothing rain at night, yields sunny days and a great spot from which to launch day trips. Pookela Paradise is steps to downtown Makawao, has a gorgeous kitchen, cozy beds and incredible views!

 

Sugar–How to live with less

Okay I’m cheating a bit here. My lastest article for Rancho La Puerta on Quitting Sugar is here! Sugar is perhaps the most important aspect of your nutrition to get under control. As you’ll see, you don’t have to give up all sugar, but taking the time to learn where …

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From athletes to weekend warriors, losing those extra pounds, or helping your doctor reduce your reliance on medications for ‘lifestyle issues’ there are solutions to fit everyone’s lives.  High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, gout, depressionm and even avoiding cancer can be better managed with better food choices that work for you. Helping you make small changes with workable solutions is what it’s about so you run faster, jump higher and improve just about any aspect of your health, performance and wellness.

 One hour individual consultations include:
  • Assessment of current nutrition
  • Recommended nutrition plan
  • Meal planning, as needed
  • Review of supplements for appropriateness and purity
  • Review of medication for drug/nutrient interactions
  • Identification of nutrient depletions by medication
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Healthy Shopping List including recommended brands
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Appropriate research and reference materials, as needed
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