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Vibrant health means you can live life to the fullest. Empower yourself with the steps I used to free my life of chronic disease and medications.

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  1. Lauren,

    I just found your blog!!! You are quite an amazing young woman! What’s really amazing is Ms. Terah mentioned this blog to me yesterday. (We were taking two adults from her school to purchase and then celebrate their first pair of CDA pointe shoes.) Did I find a spare moment to look it up? No. Later that evening, I saw your gorgeous mother. Yet, still no time to grab my laptop and search out your blog. You see, I’m in the midst of canning season. That, with homeschooling and the start of the dance season makes for some madcap days. Well, today, when searching for pumpkin recipes, lo, and behold, what should my search yield but your blog!

    Love this post on pumpkin, as my garden is getting ready to offer up a huge bounty of pumpkin, which I intend to can! God willing, we should have over two dozen quarts of pumpkins to bake, puree and can. If so, you can bet I’ll using this recipe! But more importantly, I love reading about your journey back to health. Stay well, Lauren!

  2. WOW, this looks amazing!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! We had some fabulous entries this week! Our gluten free blogger directory is growing too! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 See you next Friday! Cindy from

  3. I just made this, minus the topping, and it was divine! We are getting over a stomach virus at our house so I’m looking for things that will be gentle on the tummy and nourishing. This fit the bill perfectly. I heated it in a small pan to melt the coconut butter, and used applesauce instead of apple butter since that was what I had. Thanks for the recipe!

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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