Testimonials

Testimonials, Recommendations and Thanks from Lauren’s Patients
I was bedridden many days with RA and I am back in my garden and on my sailboat thanks to changing my diet along with supplements. I cannot believe how much a few changes made in my level of pain! A.L.

I started seeing Dr. Brad a few years ago and finally saw Lauren. She recommended a diet and I tried to follow, but did not do it until I was diagnosed with Cancer a year later. I went back to Lauren and she gave me a plant based Cancer diet and its the first time I do not have stomachaches and diarrhea. Finally I have normal poop! I also got a second opinion with a brilliant doctor who gave me the same diet as Lauren! I feel so much better in just a month of Lauren’s Healing Journey. C.M.

I was so sick  with Lyme disease and other autoimmune diseases, I could not leave the house and the doctor ordered me to stay home. I did not know how to cook or eat. I hired Lauren and she helped me with everything and I bought all her services. She was very patient and kind to me. I am now living a healthy life and able to go out and have fun thanks to Lauren! M.C.

I was diagnosed with Hashimotos and blood sugar issues/pre-diabetes, and I had a lot of side effects on meds and they did not work. I went to Dr. Brad and Lauren and I am happy to report that, I hate to admit, until I did what they recommend I felt like shit. Once I conceded, I got so much better. I kept saying the I only use a little bit of cream in my coffee, and Lauren told me I had to be 100% dairy free if I wanted to heal. After many years of suffering I tried it, and it worked! Just that little bit of cream was affecting me! After 1 year of eating healthy, using Lauren’s plan and recipes, Naturopathic treatment and supplements,  I feel better than I ever have in my life and have the most energy! C.P.

Just thought you’d like to know that I’m feeling like a new person (hope I’m still me).  New stuff(food & supplements) is really making a difference.  Thank you so much for what you do – giving people their life back!!! Made a veggie saute the other day with chard, kale, spinach and asparagus and “surprise” Mark really liked it.  Hoping to convert him someday but not pushing it.  I’m loving my new life so I’m trying to keep my focus no matter what. After being on this diet, I feel so much better that I am staying on it! Thanks again for being you. God bless you real good.  A.R.

I was resistant to changing my diet because I already thought I ate healthy, but I am so excited that I listened to Lauren! She is an Angel and taught me a lot. I cannot believe how much less pain I have in only 4 days on her diet plan for me! I feel so much better! I am having so much fun cooking her recipes too. C.M.

In just a few weeks, my son’s tummy aches are significantly reduced to gone; and he loves the new foods Lauren introduced him to, along with Dr. Brad’s supplements . She really empowered him and encouraged him. It is the first time he has not had tummy aches in so long!

Thanks to hiring Lauren for all her services(nutrition, meal planning, cooking classes, meditation, NLP, Tapping, Music etc…), my health is exponentially better! I am so grateful. M.C.

I did not even cook before, but I am getting Sun Basket from Lauren’s suggestion and love it. I am learning to cook since Lauren is no longer cooking for our family! We really miss your delicious cooking and are so thankful that we all got better with your yummy food! Love you! K.

I love learning to cook from getting Sun Basket, and when I don’t feel like it, I order from Urban Remedy and/or Real Foods Bay Area. Our whole family has been under the care of Dr. Brad and Lauren for a few years, and our lab tests prove that all our health significantly improved and we are healed, happy and still eating well.  We love Brad and Lauren, and are so thankful they helped us so much! P.H.

I did not want to do a shopping tour because I know the store like the back of my hand, but Lauren proved me wrong! I left with a basket full of delicious new items I had never noticed before. Thanks. R.M.

No piece of f-ing cheese is worth how much better I feel. Before Lauren suggested I remove cheese from my diet I only ate a little bit here and there, and my eyes were watering everyday and I had to re-apply my make-up several times a day. After just a short time of going dairy-free, my eyes stopped watering! I am not going to mistreat myself by eating things that give me pain and discomfort, because that would be mistreating myself. I feel great and do not miss the cheese or suffering! A.B.

My 4 year old daughter was not able to speak or play with other kids due to Autism. Lauren changed her diet, and got rid of toxins, diagnosed heavy metals and zinc deficiency. In only 2 months our daughter was speaking and running and playing with the other kids in the neighborhood!!!!! We are eternally grateful to Lauren. We got our daughter back! Amazing how food made such a dramatic difference, and I thought I was cooking healthy food, but I wasn’t. D.B.

I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer and was scheduled for surgery when I met Lauren and Dr. Brad. I really did not want to have chemo or surgery. Lauren put me on her Healing Journey and  customized my diet and in only a week I felt much better! After a few weeks, I felt so much better, and could feel a noticeable difference in my thyroid and throat. I had trouble swallowing which improved in only a week! My sleep greatly improved with just a few changes Lauren suggested. I got two more opinions and it turned out I was improving! I cancelled the surgery and am being closely monitored. Thank you so much Dr. Brad and  Lauren. C.

I was so embarrassed to see Lauren and Brad, because I had such a horrible rash all over my face. Lauren taught me how to make an herbal Calendula oil and tea that helped right away. She gave me a special diet which helped in a few days. This is my favorite diet ever! I am actually in a holistic certification program and learned a lot that I did not know from Lauren. She taught me how to meditate to calm down and sleep better and it worked, best sleep I have had in a long time. I have very high anxiety and Lauren taught me how to Tap and gave me links to great videos that are easy and work immediately! She also sent me shopping to buy prepared food to help ease the overwhelm and stress of changing my diet. Buying Urban Remedy has helped so much and made this all doable. Her menu, recipes and shopping list made it easy. She was able to pinpoint some things I was using in my home that were aggravating my system that I would have never guessed.  Dr. Brad is helping to address the illness and balance my hormones. So thankful to feel better! I highly recommend Lauren’s Healing Journey & Dr. Brad! R.N.

Before seeing Lauren I could not sleep and my husband was sleeping on the couch. She gave us 3 tips, and we are so delighted we are sleeping together again! Lauren you not only helped my health, but our marriage too! Thank you very much! C.W.

My Mom’s MD hired Lauren to help with a diet and cook for her. She has been struggling all her adult life with tummy trouble and pain. She has SIBO and was 30 pounds underweight and housebound. Lauren made delicious soups and food that helped heal her and put weight back on her. She is now able to travel and enjoy food more too. Lauren realized my Mom had a serious health condition and referred her to get the help we did not know she needed. Lauren also hired a Chef that we adore to cook her recipes. Many thanks. Definitely recommend Lauren. My Mom Loves her and says she and Doctor Brad are talented healers and her Angels. M.H.

No Wheat No Dairy No Problem Cookbook Reviews:

Amazon Review 5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious Recipes!,  November 27, 2011
This review is from: No Wheat No Dairy No Problem: Delicious recipes for people with food allergies/sensitivity and everyone who is looking for healthy alternatives. The cookbook I wish I had! (Paperback)

I was recently diagnosed with food allergies (gluten and dairy, as well as rice, yeast and corn). I love cooking and cooking for other people, but it was difficult to find good recipes that meet my dietary restrictions that other people would also enjoy… until I bought this book. No Wheat No Dairy No Problem has so many delicious recipes! The Sweet Dough for Tarts and Pastry Cream allowed me to make beautiful berry tarts for Thanksgiving that everyone devoured! No one could tell that they were dairy and gluten free. The Apple Crisp, Berry Crisp, Home Made “Ice Cream”, Raspberry Sauce and Cranberry Sauce recipes were also delicious! Even my guests without food allergies enjoyed the recipes, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Check out the website www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.

Amazon Reviews

New Mom to GFCF, August 19, 2009

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ParaNormal Reader “ParaNormalReader” (CA) – See all my reviews

My family and I are new to the GFCF diet and found Lauren’s book. I decided to go to one of her cooking classes at the Cupertino, CA Whole Foods Market before I tried any of the recipes in the book myself. I went with a friend who has no allergies and was a skeptic about GFCF tasting good. She believed that anything without wheat or dairy products would be horrible, bland, diet tasting food. Well after talking with Lauren and her beautiful French assistant (friend) we felt really relaxed and open to try new foods direct from her cookbook. Well after watching the food preparations, then the actual cooking the room started taking on a heavenly smell. We watched Lauren cook oven baked fried chicken, mashed potatoes, raisin and pine nut chard, and chocolate and raspberry mousse. All the items on our plate tasted wonderful and were really easy to make! We both left the class with a renewed confidence that we can take on GFCF foods and not feel like we were missing out on the best foods. On top of it all the ingredients that are called for were items you can find in your local markets or in some cases online (if you are in a rural part). The recipes in this cook book vary on levels of difficulty, such as easy to make bread and a more advance level of bread but for the most part anyone with a passion for cooking can do these easy to read recipes. Thank you Lauren for helping our family out by making these wonderful recipes! Without you entering the world of GFCF cooking would be a horrible daunting task and experience!

 

5.0 out of 5 stars New Dr Brad approved GFD cookbook!, November 1, 2009

By

B. West – 

No wheat No Dairy No Problem is what I have been telling patients and friends for years. Now, finally, there is a delicious, simple and masterful cookbook out there that brings this issue home with an explanation point! Thanks to Chef Lauren Hoover, who has done the health and food communities a tremendous service, we now have 150 creative, easy, healthy and exquisite recipes all in one place that will please even the toughest critics (our kids and other chefs!). This is how food was meant to be prepared – simple, whole, chemical-free, low glycemic and satisfying. It’s also an easy to follow guidebook for healthy, fun, quick and well balanced meals with outstanding tips and resource sections. This book has a wide variety of many of our favorite foods (and drinks!) that could not be more timely and practical. A true blessing for the increasing population on gluten and casein free as well as anti-inflammatory diets, but also a must have for any taste or health enthusiast. We all owe Ms. Hoover a heartfelt thank you for dedicating so much of her time and expertise in creating this masterpiece that reflects her talent, love and hard work. This book is much needed and is the creme da la creme of the new generation of highly inspiring healthy cookbooks with gorgeous recipes that will surely be highly appreciated, acclaimed and sought after for years to come. Grazie mille! – Dr. BradWest

I LOVE this cookbook!!!, October 21, 2009

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Kristine M. Mestaz “yogagirl96” (Milpitas, CA) – See all my reviews(REAL NAME)

Alright, here’s the deal. If you or someone you love has any interest in healthy, delicious, and easy food preparation, you must buy this book! As a holistic nutritionist and aspiring chef, I have my share of cookbooks. From raw food, to vegan, to Julia Childs, I got em all! I especially love this book because it’s very easy to follow, it does not use hard to use or hard to find ingredients, the dishes are healthy, and the dishes are wonderful tasting! It has comfort foods like in Julia Child’s books, vegan options, and raw food options. Believe me, you do not have to have Celiac disease or be wheat or dairy sensitive to enjoy these dishes! My sincere hope is that through this fabulous book and lots of education and word of mouth, people will begin to eat less wheat and dairy in order to achieve better health. There’s much research in gluten and dairy’s role in diseases such as asthma, ADD, diabetes, Celiac, Colitis, Autism, autoimmune disease, and so much more. This is also a wonderful cookbook for children as it has recipes that are kid friendly. My 9-year old loves the gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, healthy desserts! Buy this book!

 

Thank you for writing this cookbook. The cookies and puddings are great–most gluten-free recipes taste like cardboard–but not yours. Can’t wait to try the cakes and pies. I love using agave nectar. I’m sure you spent more hours than I can imagine getting just the right balance of ingredients to create this healthy and fun recipe book. Marion Diamond-I’m addicted to this cookbook!

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with food sensitivities and placed on a gluten free, dairy free nutrition plan. I was at a loss as to what/how to eat. This cookbook is fabulous! Wonderful,easy to execute recipes along with helpful resources and tips has made this cookbook my go to guide. At Christmas I brought the cookbook with me to my mom’s house and made three of the dishes for our dinner–no one knew the difference and my son preferred the gluten free chocolate chip cookies over the regular….high praise as he is a VERY picky eater!! GET THIS BOOK!

by Marybeth Nacey

“Lauren stays true to the wheat/dairy/sugar-free path without sacrificing a bit of the decadence and deliciousness of the food. Whether you have chronic health issues or are looking for a healthier way to live, this cookbook is for you!”Heather Strang.com Wheat, dairy free Author

“Lauren Hoover applied her expertise and own experience of living without wheat, dairy, and refined sugar to create this cookbook filled with tantalizing recipes. Her use of natural ingredients and complete unwillingness to sacrifice even an ounce of flavor has resulted in this delicious compilation of Southern comfort food, elegant entertaining and seductive desserts that will make you forget what isn’t inside.” Alisa Fleming, Author of Go Dairy Free: The guide and cookbook  and founder of www.godairyfree.org

“Lauren has put together a very informative and appealing book that anyone who loves creative, healthy cuisine will love whether you can or cannot do wheat and dairy. A broad range of recipes from simple and earthy to sexy and decadent!” Eric Tucker, Executive Chef of Millennium Restaurant, San Francisco

 

5 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. I just finished the No Wheat No Dairy No Problem cooking coarse with Lauren. It was amazing, inspiring, informative, and fun. Her cookbook is at the top of the stack that I reach for when I need wholesome, beautiful food to nourish myself and my family. Thank you, Lauren for writing this and sharing your experiences, expertise, and knowledge.

    • Joyce, thank you so much. It’s such a pleasure to teach and you are a delight to have in class. Hope you’ll join us in many holiday classes or the upcoming 6 week series in January! Thank you. Blessings

  2. I am a chocolate luverrr…..ask any of my friends and they will tell you! Lauren’s Double Chocolate Chip Biscotti puts a smile on my face wihout guilt! In every morsal you will taste a bit of chocolate in perfect harmony with a soft and yet crunchy balance of the Biscostti cookie. PERFECT! You’ve got to try them! Thank you Lauren for your skilled performance on this Double Chocolate Chip Biscotti!!! Five Star Rating!
    M. Grandjean Los Gatos, CA

  3. Hi Lauren
    As you know I have enjoy your cookbook Tremendously I have tried many of your receipts
    and found them very Delicious. One of my favorite
    is the vegan chocolate chip cookie which now I have change to the Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie same receipt except adding organic peanut butter it very good. I wanted to let you know that you have change my life from eating what I call bad habit eating to good habit eating as I always want to do but didnt have your cook book .
    I will recommed your book to everyone I know
    Thanks Dennis M West

  4. Dear Paranormal Reader,

    I went onto Amazon.com today to order a book and saw your comment/review for my cookbook/cooking class! Thank you so much for your kind, encouraging words/feedback. It makes me so HAPPY to know that my cookbook is making life/cooking/eating easier, more FUN and ENJOYABLE for you. Hope to see you at more cooking classes soon! Take care.
    Many Thanks, Blessings and Be Well, Lauren

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