Archive for the 'Diet' Category

Dec 13 2016

The State of Gluten-Free in America

As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s useful to reflect on how far the gluten-free movement has come in just a few years. It really wasn’t that long ago when gluten-free products could only be found on half a shelf in the back of specialty food stores. Over the past couple of years, conditions like […]

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Nov 08 2016

Need Help Getting Through the Holidays Gluten-Free? Hang Out with More Gluten-Free People

It can be hard to stick to gluten-free holidays. Mmmmmm stuffing and fluffy rolls, and pumpkin pie over Thanksgiving. Gingerbread cookies in the breakroom at work. Homemade lasagna at your boss’s holiday party. The holidays have a way of throwing us off our game. Not only are we surrounded by more gluten-free food than ever, but […]

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May 17 2016

Should You Be Tested for Celiac Disease?

For a disease that can so drastically harm an individual’s quality of life — and even cut it short! – celiac disease remains stubbornly difficult to diagnose. In fact, one resource suggests that an estimated 95% of Americans with celiac disease haven’t been diagnosed. Do you experience common symptoms associated with celiac disease or have […]

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Apr 19 2016

Michael Pollan Thinks That Gluten Might be a “Social Contagion”

Published by under Diet,Gluten Free

Michael Pollan, the well-known food journalist, author, and activist once surmised that the gluten-free craze might be a “social contagion” in a free-wheeling interview on HuffPost Live in 2014. You may know Pollan from his blockbuster book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma or his strong advocacy of the slow food movement. He has studied food and the […]

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Aug 14 2015

Guess Which World-Renown Athlete Credits Cutting Gluten with Elevating His Game?

Published by under Diet,Health

Wimbledon is over, and once again the men’s trophy went to Novak Djokovic. Not surprising since Djokovic is the number one ranked male tennis player in the world (and has sitting on top of the rankings for an astounding 155 weeks). In fact, Djokovic has made appearances in the finals of all three major tournaments […]

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Apr 17 2015

Can a Gluten-Free and “Kinda Gluten-Free” Eater Find Romance?

The world of the gluten-free eaters is defined by two main camps. On the one side, you have the roughly 1% of the population with celiac disease. The gluten-free eaters often experience extreme symptoms if they are exposed to even minute traces of gluten. A few breadcrumbs could put them in a sick bed for […]

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Jan 15 2015

What The Consumer Reports Investigation On Gluten Really Tells Us: The Public Is Misinformed About Gluten-Free

In November of 2014, Consumer Reports released an explosive investigation into the gluten-free diet. The investigation reached six important conclusions: Gluten-free isn’t more nutritious Gluten-free foods may contain arsenic (more on this in a separate blog post) A gluten-free diet may cause weight gain Gluten-free food is more expensive Those who self-diagnose as gluten sensitive […]

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Jan 13 2015

Do Gluten-Free Eaters Need To Worry About Arsenic in Rice?

I think all of us are tired of the scare-tactic headlines that scream, “These Five Things Under Your Kitchen Sink Can Kill You!” Doesn’t it kind of seem like anything and everything can hurt, maim, or kill us if we’re not careful? Even gluten can be dangerous for those with celiac disease or those who […]

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Dec 09 2014

Five Gluten-Free Snacks To Bring To Your Next Holiday Party

Bells are jing-jing-jingling! That means the holidays are here. Not only do you have to find some way to squeeze holiday shopping into your busy schedule, you also need to survive a slew of holiday parties. For gluten-free eaters, especially those with severe gluten allergies or celiac disease, survival is the right word. Even a […]

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Dec 03 2014

Have You Tried Gluten-Free Shirataki Noodles?

When it comes to gluten-free pasta, there are a lot of options out there. Corn, quinoa, barley, rice, potato, and more. While some of these products come very close to the taste and texture of wheat pasta, they also tend to offer a comparable number of calories. If you’re willing to think outside the pasta […]

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