Five Steps to Intelligent Gluten-Free Eating

The last several years we’ve been bombarded with gluten-free products, touting claims for better health to weight loss to lowering risk of disease. What is the truth in these claims?  Is it just another fad? And if you decide to be gluten-free how do you do it in a way that truly honors your health? […]

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Heart Health Starts in your Mouth?

You try to eat healthy, regularly go to the gym and get your Zzz’s.  You are dedicated to your routine which you believe will lead to a great heart checkup at your next physical. Right? Maybe or maybe not… Research now shows that half of all Americans over the age of 30 have some form […]

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News from the American Diabetes Association 77th Sessions:  The Link between Diabetes, Heart and Liver disease, Alzheimer’s and Cancer

Going to a conference with 17,000 people is not exactly my cup of tea but conferences are imperative to staying up to date with research so down to San Diego I went. I won’t bore you with all the research technicalities but rather give you the bottom line which is more interesting that you may […]

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Easy Gluten-Free Guilt-Free Pizza?

You’re craving your favorite pizza but know you can’t really afford the carbohydrates as you’re watching your weight and health!  Here’s a solution to both your quandaries and it’s easier than you realize.  Not only are these simple pizzas healthy, gluten-free and easy but they can be made in less time that it takes to […]

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Dressing up your Salad

Many ask “am I allowed to have salad dressing?”  It’s interesting how the “fat-free” era is in many people’s minds. What they don’t realize is that the nutrients and antioxidants in salad and vegetables need some healthy fats to be absorbed and that has been known for over a decade. Here’s a tasty dressing from […]

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New and Old Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West 2016

I continue to have a love/hate relationship with the Natural Foods Expo. Being the largest food show in the world with 350,000 square feet of exhibitor space, close to 3000 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees it is more than challenging to navigate the crowds not to mention having to arrive 2 hours before the doors open […]

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Enjoying those French Fries? 3 Reasons to Rethink your Choice

French fries are one of those foods I frequently hear about in my office. Although I never considered them a healthful food I found out a few years there are 3 reasons to avoid them unless you make them yourself. 1. Potatoes and Pesticides: conventionally grown potatoes have the most pesticides by weight than any […]

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Saving your life: Skip the sugar and lower the carbs

Some days I feel like I’m speaking a cryptic language when talking about fat and carbohydrates. “No, cheese is not a problem.” “Yes, you can have the whole egg for breakfast.” “Yes, you may put some butter on those vegetables.” A very long story short – research years ago was scant on what caused heart […]

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Nearly Naked Foods

With so many food terms thrown around such as “raw,” “naked,” and “clean” eating how does one stay centered and know how to navigate with our ever-changing food supply? Sometimes the simplest way to eat healthfully is eating “nearly naked foods.” What does nearly naked foods look like? How can we keep our meals simple […]

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Gluten Sensitivity: My Experience of Discrimination

About a year and a half ago I went on a gluten-free diet. I did this reluctantly since cutting out gluten is a major commitment and can be more than challenging in many situations. As a result of the diet change the arthritis in my hands stopped progressing, which was extremely helpful in being able […]

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