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New! Celiac Disease Support Group

WakeMed is partnering with the Celiac Disease Foundation to start a new local support group at Cary Hospital.  In fact, our first meeting is Tuesday, March 17 from 6 to 8 pm.   This is great news for people in our area who must follow a gluten-free diet. Why a support group for celiac disease? […]

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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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This Earth Day Go Meatless for the Environment

There are more reasons to go Meatless on Mondays than just better health. Going meatless just one day a week can also help protect the environment by promoting energy conservation, reducing environmental pollution, and helping to relieve world hunger all by eating less meat. Producing just one pound of beef uses as much water as […]

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