FDA DEFINES WHAT IS GLUTEN FREE

Today FDA (the Food and Drug Administration – the overlords of our food and drugs), posted their final ruling on what defines “gluten-free” food, according to labeling. I’m posting my highlights that I found most interesting on this post. You can read it all on FDA’s website here. Basically, we’re all doing the Carlton out of sheer Read more…

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FDA PASSES GLUTEN-FREE LABELING RULE

FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Rule The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally set a standard definition of “gluten-free,” and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is here to tell you what it’s all about. Please explore these resources on the FDA’s gluten-free labeling regulations and what they mean for the gluten-free products you buy. Read more…

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10 Questions with KC – Brandy Wendler

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Brandy Wendler, the reigning Mrs. North West, Registered Nurse, Celiac Disease advocate, Heart Disease advocate, Special Olympics supporter, blogger, and one of the most incredible girls I know. We met over drinks in San Francisco and quickly became friends, bonding over Southern Food,  flight suits & vacation 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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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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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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Bro-Gurt: This One’s For The Boys

Men are used to getting products made and marketed specifically for them. It’s very important to us that everything from our deodorant to our razor blades to our cars to our cell phones all scream raw and unbridled masculinity. If a product is considered feminine or girly in any way, very few men will even Read more…

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Mediterranean Tuna & White Bean Salad

This Mediterranean Tuna & White Bean Salad is super-satisfying, packed with fresh veggies, creamy white beans, and tons of protein, it’s sure to become one of your favorites too. The ingredients all hold well too, making it a great option for meal-prepping or packing lunch the evening before.

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Nourishing Green Soup & Motorboating

For the last few weeks, it seemed like all anybody could say to me was “Green Soup.” I got 4 emails about green soup – did I make green soup, have I tried green soup, do I have a great recipe for green soup? No to all. Because I was pretty sure green soup was Read more…

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Understanding Celiac Disease – Whole Foods Market

excerpt of an article from Whole Foods Market Celiac disease defined Celiac disease, also known as coeliac disease, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, non-tropical sprue, celiac sprue, and gluten intolerant enteropathy, is a chronic digestive disorder found in individuals who experience a toxic immune response when they ingest gluten. Dermatitis herpetiformis is a related skin condition experienced by Read more…

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