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Artwork by John Warfel  The anti-gluten movement reminds me of the low-fat craze that took hold in the early eighties. Like fat was, gluten now seems to be the root of all evil. But is it? Science or Hoopla? Even when fads are based in science, there are many manufacturers waiting in the wings to...
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One of the best ways, in my opinion, to improve your health and well-being is to learn how to cook. In fact, that’s why I wrote a book about it. After all, how can you possibly count calories or grams of fat if someone else is always making meals for you? Buying and preparing your...
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Though I usually advocate baby steps as a means to adopt a healthier lifestyle, sometimes more drastic measures are required. When serious medical issues afflict us or our children, skipping the chips may not do the trick. I recently interviewed Samantha, mother of two, whose 8-year old child was diagnosed with ADHD. After eighteen months of disillusionment with medication, she...
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Today’s post is Part II of a two part series on gluten: Is gluten-free the way to be? Click here to read Part I. What is gluten? According to Gluten Intolerance Symptoms, gluten is not a protein itself but rather a protein composite, composed of the proteins glutenin and gliadin (in wheat), secalin (in rye)...
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This is Part One of a two part series about gluten-free diets. About two years ago, my husband was diagnosed as gluten sensitive. Upon his (primary care) doctor’s recommendation, he immediately cut out gluten from his diet. This subsequently resulted in a huge investment in gluten-free foods, including everything from flour to pasta to cereals...
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Angie Bishop – also known as Barefoot Angie B, the name of the blog she authors – just completed the Des Moines Marathon running barefoot. She is also a gluten and casein-free wife and mother to four brilliant boys, one of whom has autism. Today’s post, part 2 in a two part series, reveals how she manages...
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Ever wonder why so many people rant and rave about the New York City Marathon? Read Sara’s story below and you’ll know why this is so. A native of the City, she describes the transformation of watching others run each year to completing the race on her own two feet. And she was able to...
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