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Facts About Gluten-Free Labeling

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley), their body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine. These attacks lead to […]

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Aronia Berries: The Super Food of the Day

Every so often, a new “super food” hits the market, and people flock to it with the hopes of finding the secret to perfect health.  A long list of foods have been touted as having “superpowers,” including Acai berries, Goji berries, pomegranate juice, coconut oil, coconut water, kale and chia seeds, just to name a few. The latest super food getting lots […]

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Safeguarding Your Gluten-Free Diet

Donuts, cupcakes, freshly baked bread, beer, pasta with sauce and creamy ranch dressing – all can be categorized as some of life’s most enjoyable guilty pleasures.  However, someone with Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity would probably disagree.   According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), about one percent of Americans have celiac disease […]

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Debunking Myths about Vegetarian Eating

A 2013 survey by Public Policy Polling found that around 40 million people in the United States identify themselves as vegetarian.  The term ‘vegetarian’ has historically been a subject of prejudice, misconceptions and ridicule.  However, the majority of people who decide to forgo meat do it out of compassion for all living things, respect for the […]

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Combatting Rising Health Care Costs with Nutrition?

Medical researchers are advising physicians to strongly advocate for plant-based diets as a cost effective intervention to combat rising health care costs. A special report published The Permanente Journal states that unhealthy lifestyle choices are contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The article stresses the importance of limiting meats, dairy and […]

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