Getting to Know Your Gluten-Free Flours

Article Courtesy:  Andrew Steingrube Flour is perhaps the ultimate American food staple, and is as much a part of our culture as baseball, reality television, and cheap beer. Living gluten-free means having to forgo traditional wheat flour, but there are many other options for flour out there that are just as palatable and effective. These Read more…

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Beef Grades: No Mistakes With Steak

Where’s the beef? Tell that lady from the famous old school Wendy’s commercial that it’s right there, in the supermarket and on the restaurant menu. Just don’t make a mistake when buying or ordering. And yes, I did say “steak.” With summertime upon us, it is not only grilling season but also a season that Read more…

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Fitness Bracelet: Right For You?

The world of health and fitness is filled with trends. This diet or that diet, this exercise or that exercise. It seems that with every passing day, the key to optimal health and fitness is something different. And while most of these trends have no foundation and simply cannot replace a healthy diet and hard Read more…

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Chewing Your Way To Health And Happiness

Start exercising. Stop smoking. Get more rest. Eat less sweets, salt, and saturated fat. Drink less alcohol. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Drink more water. These are all things that can lead to a healthier you. The bad news is that they’re not so easy to do and some of them border on downright impossible. Read more…

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Bacon: Delicious, But Nutritious?

Mmmmmm, bacon. It is perhaps the perfect food. Salty, savory, fatty, sweet, and spicy (if it’s peppered), it hits just about every note on your palette with perfect pitch and flawless delivery. It’s no wonder America is absolutely downright head-over-heels obsessed with it… and that’s putting it mildly. It is a huge part of American Read more…

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Getting to Know Gluten

It is something that an increasing number of Americans are avoiding like the plague. Relatively speaking, it has just burst onto the nutrition and health scene, transcending its nerdy nutrition textbook roots to become part of the American lexicon. Now almost everyone knows what it is, and many have an even deeper and more personal Read more…

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Tempeh: G-Free and Meat-Free

Meat is a wonderful thing. Ask any traditional omnivorous human being his or her opinion on meat, and chances are that they will tell you they can’t live without it. In a sense they’re right, we are all here in part because our ancestors had access to meat. Our very dental structure indicates that meat Read more…

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Insomnia and Heart Health: A New Link

Getting a good amount of consistent, quality sleep is perhaps the best thing we can do for our health. And we know that not getting enough sleep can have disastrous consequences, from fatigue to crankiness and irritability to poor mental performance and everything in between. Not getting enough sleep literally makes you a less focused, Read more…

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Elimination Diet: Right For You?

The word “diet” is intimidating enough without adding the word “elimination” to it. Talk about adding insult to injury, salting the wound, kicking a man while he’s down, or whatever other metaphor you find to be the most appropriate. But have no fear (or at least, less fear), because the elimination diet is not about Read more…

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5-Hour (Worth The?) Energy

It’s everywhere you look. It’s all over pop culture and commercials, everyone knows about it, and many are doing it. No, it’s not the Harlem Shake and no, it’s not Gangnam style. However, it is 5-Hour Energy, and drinking one may just make you feel like busting out one of these trendy dance moves. It Read more…

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Heart Disease An Ancient Problem Too?

Typically, we think of heart disease as a modern problem. After all, it is the #1 killer of both men and women in today’s society. In fact, 1 out of 4 deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease. You would think with modern technology that we would have a clear understanding of Read more…

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Golden Rice and the GMO Controversy

The debate over genetically modified foods (GMO’s) is one with fervent viewpoints and opinions on both sides. We humans love us some controversy, and the debate over whether or not we should be genetically modifying our food is one that rages today and will into the future. In the last election, a bill in California Read more…

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