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We are trying to win a grant, can you help us out :)


Amanda and I are trying to win a grant for our company No Gluten Natural Girl Products and we need votes, you can read about us on the link below and also vote for us there. We would really appreciate it.

Please take a minute to help us out 🙂
Go to this link: https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/
click, log in with Facebook. Type in No Gluten Natural Girl.
Put in Frankfort, Illinois and search for us. Then just vote for us…
Thanks!!!!

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Juicing, mmmm mmmm Good


Here is a link to the blog where I received the list. http://projectgadabout.squarespace.com/projectgadabout/2012/1/11/pressed-pretty.html

Contest: Win an item from No Gluten Natural Girl Products


WE HAVE A WINNER !!!! Sue P

We are having another contest !!!!!!

Like our page and tell your friends to like our page on Facebook and once we hit “500 Likes” we will have a drawing and the winner will receive an item from our website.

https://www.facebook.com/noglutennaturalproducts

http://www.noglutennaturalgirlproducts.com/#!

Summers over and its back to school :( What should I pack in my lunch?


Where has my summer gone.

As some of you know I work with children that have multi-needs and last year was the first year I didn’t work summer school, doctors orders. This year I opted not to work summer school again because I was diagnosed with several other autoimmune diseases and well I just need the rest. I love my job but it is a very physical.

I did work a lot on No Gluten Natural Girl Products but had a blast doing it, I did not spend as much time at my pool or in my pool as I wanted and this year no vacation :(   but we spent a lot of time with friends and family so I’m good with that. :)

This is my last week off, next week we go back to school and I have to figure out what I will be bringing for lunch. Lunch is not easy in our room, everyone has a child and not many of our children eat because of their health issues. We don’t have a regular lunch break like many of you do because of the type of classroom I am in, so because of this we try not to bring foods that needs to be warmed up.

I am not a big fan of gluten-free bread :(   it falls apart and well I just don’t like it much so unless I bake my own bread which I do from time to time sandwiches are out and I will only bring them on occasion. Of course I could bring chips :) and veggies, crackers and cheese but I am trying to not eat dairy (Yes I have a feeling I am lactose intolerant) another thing to add to the list :(

So I figured I would research what parents send when their child has Celiac Disease and found some great ideas and I  added some of my own.

  • Left overs from dinner
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh veggies
  • Pop corn
  • Chips with salsa or humus (can be used with veggies too)
  • Gluten free pretzels
  • Yogurt
  • Nuts, almonds (my favorite) sunflower seeds
  • Lettuce wraps (love these) I fill mine with chicken salad or tuna salad
  • Salad
  • Home made trail mix (yummy)
  • Gluten free crackers
  • Gluten free cookies or brownies
  • Pasta Salad (another favorite of mine)
  • Think Thin Bars (maybe not for kids but I love them) I think thin all the time :) but nothing happens I still weight the same :(
  •  Glutino Blueberry Breakfast Bars (they have others, this one is my favorite) 
  • Sushi (I love sushi) Keep it in the frig.

So far not a bad list and of course we always have chocolate in our room (In the file cabinet)  LOL  Sometimes you just need it. :)   If you have any other ideas let me know and I will add it to my list.

Do you know whats in your makeup? I know whats in mine


Did you know that makeup and personal care products are not tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before they go on the market? Kinda scary isn’t it, glad I know whats in my makeup and personal care products. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 80 % of the products they tested were contaminated with one or more substances linked to cancer and other health issues. WOW 80 % that’s a lot.

One of the most common ingredients in make up is talc. Talc is a known carcinogen and can cause lung damage.

Propylene glycol is included in many make up and beauty products as a humectant. It is also included in brake fluid and antifreeze. WOW

The FDA allows mercury compounds to be used in eye make up as long as parts per million does not exceed 65. How nice of them to stop it at 65.

Formaldehyde is used as a disinfectant, preservative and fungicide. Found in deodorants and nail varnish. It is a suspected cancer-causing chemical.

Isopropylalcohol is used as a solvent to help colors mix together. Found in lipsticks and cream blushes, it is linked to neurological damage and may cause the body tissues to be more susceptible to cancer.

And these are just a few of the chemicals found in cosmetics. I will add more as I research more about it. Friends have been sending me articles about it since I no longer use over the counter cosmetics and since I have been ill. So check this from time to time I am sure I will be adding more as I learn more about this issue.

Here are more chemicals I found that can be in products

I mentioned this one earlier but found out a little more about it. Propylene / Butylene Glycol (PG): Found in: deodorants, body lotions, body washes, hair conditioner, hair gel, creams, hand-wipes, lipsticks.  Side effects that are linked to these are possible brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities respiratory and throat irritation, central nervous system depression, pulmonary oedema, brain damage, hypoglycaemia, skin rashes and dermatitis.  This chemical is banned in Europe.

Amine family which is Diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), amonoethanolamine (MEA): These can be found in shampoos, soaps, hairspray, sunscreens, foundations, concealers, eyeliner, talc, face powders, shaving creams, hair colouring products (women/men), hair sprays. This chemical can result in  hormone disruptor; carcinogen linked to liver and kidney cancer; irritant to hair and skin; corrosive to eyes; causes contact dermatitis. This is currently under review in the USA, UK and Europe

No Gluten Natural Girl Products Announcement


We are happy to announce that we will be shipping to Canada. We are very excited about this because we have a great deal of Canadian friends and we want to be able to share our products with them.


Snack Food, whats your favorite?


No Gluten Natural Girl Products is thinking about added snack items to our business. Before we make our final decision, we want to know what you think about this item.

The name of the product is: Yogavive apple chips

What is this product:  It is a healthy snack that is made from highest quality USDA certified organic fruit. They are organic popped fuji apple chips. This snack is naturally sweet and it contains the nutrients of fresh fruit in a convenient snack.

Flavors available: Original, Strawberry, Cinnamon, Carmel, Peach, Garlic, and Ginger.

Sizes: Small bags = 1 apple and large bags = 5 apples

What certifications does this product have:  This product is USDA certified, EcoCert certified, Kosher certified, Halal certified, gluten-free, and certified vegan.  And, this snack has no added sugar!

Trial results:  No Gluten Natural Girl Products has put this item through their product review program and given free samples out to some of our customers.  What we have found is that younger children love this snack.  Ages 2-6 seem most interested in it.  Adults trials were split down the middle, some enjoying it and others saying they wouldn’t eat it for a snack.  Children seem to enjoy all flavors and adult seem not to not notice large differences in the flavors. Adults do seem impressed with how healthy it is and are pleased that children seem to enjoy this snack.

If you would like to learn more about this product you can visit the following web page:
http://www.yogavive.com/

Please take a moment to comment on this new product.  If you have tried yogavive apple chips before we would love to hear what you think of this product.  We would also love to hear, yes or no, would you be interested in us providing this snack as an option on our website. Better yet let us know what your favorite prepackage snack is.

Thanks for your time