It’s Pho Real: Gotta Try This Soup

Hi everybody, it’s KC. Andrew’s right (of course he is), Pho should be Gluten Free! But since some commercial soup bases or broth bases can have gluten, and we don’t know what all restaurants are using, you’ll want to check up before you order up your Pho. (And, as Andrew suggests, you only really want Read more…

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Boon For The Immune…System, That Is

We are in the midst of it, the season of sickness. Many of us are burned out from a long December. A long December filled with too much stress, not enough sleep, and probably too many return trips to either the bar, the buffet, or both. It is almost as if we can feel our Read more…

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How To Combat Dry Skin

It is the body’s largest organ and is our first line of defense against harmful bacteria, viruses, and disease. It is also good barometer of overall health. When it appears healthy and vibrant, the rest of the body probably is too. We’re talking, of course, about the skin. Perhaps the most common problem concerning the Read more…

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Ask the Dietitian: Losing weight on the Gluten-Free Diet

Question: I’m struggling to lose weight now that I’ve “mastered” the gluten-free diet after being on it for 4 years.  Other than eating salads at every meal, do you have any suggestions or foods that I should totally avoid? Sincerely, Mary-Frances Answer: Dear Mary-Frances, Thanks so much for your question, and perfect timing since many Read more…

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Agave Nectar: Newest Trendy Sweetener

Us humans have quite a sweet tooth. We always have, and we probably always will. Historically, we’ve evolved to go head over heels for anything sweet for very logical reasons. Any food that’s sweet is surely a good source of energy, and because sugar has antibacterial properties, most sweet foods are safe to eat as Read more…

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So Sorry, Calamari

We do apologize. It’s just that you’re so delicious, nutritious, and at home in so many dishes from cultures all across the world. Right now is a great time to be a calamari fan, but a really bad time to be a calamari. Over the last three years, California fishermen have caught record numbers of Read more…

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Healthy Soda: No Longer An Oxymoron?

Poor soda, its fall from grace has been sudden and dramatic, to say the least. As recently as 10-15 years ago, soda was drunk by almost everyone, from teenagers to housewives to the elderly. But then we all became aware of the obesity epidemic and the exponentially increasing rates of type 2 diabetes. Many foods Read more…

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Statins: Miracle Drug Now More Miraculous?

Statins are the miracle drug of our time. You could argue that they are one of the most important medical advancements in recent history. They literally have already saved countless thousands of lives, and will continue to save the lives of countless others in the future. There is a good chance that you personally take Read more…

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Garcinia Cambogia: Next Best Weight-Loss Aid?

We all need a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to weight loss. Going against your biological evolutionary instincts by consuming less energy than you expend certainly isn’t easy. But that’s what weight loss takes, convincing your biology that just half a sandwich is fine, or that you can do without bacon and cheese Read more…

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Nettle Tea: Remedy for the Gluten-Free?

They say one man’s pain is another man’s pleasure. So suppose you had two men, and one walked into a patch of stinging nettles, and the other simply got to watch this unfold from a safe distance while sipping on a cup of freshly brewed nettle tea. Which would you rather be? Hard to decide, Read more…

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Dining Out With A Healthy Conscience

In today’s increasingly health conscious society, many people are either on specific diets or are simply living a lifestyle that excludes or limits certain foods. But Americans also dine out about 4 times per week according to some estimates, and reconciling one’s specific diet with what’s on the menu can be somewhat tricky. Whether it’s Read more…

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