It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
If you've been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, phasing gluten out of your diet can make an enormous difference in how you feel. In fact, a 100% gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease today. But once you... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
Self hate is starting to take in so I am listing things I like about myself. One is that I am good at writing. I am also pretty smart, I am able to tread water for a long period of time and I am a good cook. Anyone else suffering, list good things :)... Read more
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I've been here for years and several times have run across a list of exercises that can be added to my tracker but have always ignored it. Now I want to a... Read more
Free food at work has been the bane of my healthy eating efforts for the past 2 days. What do you do when cookies, pizza, and doughnuts are shoved under your nose at work? This compulsive over eater is struggling.... Read more
In March, I ran a half marathon with a friend whose 6-year-old-son has Celiac Disease. We ran to benefit Team Gluten Free, a fundraising program that provides a simple way for recreational athletes to raise awareness about this disease. Since my... Read more
Gluten is a protein found in products made from wheat, rye and some forms of oats. In some people, gluten can trigger an immune response, which damages the fingerlike projections of the small intestine known as villi causing them to become flattened... Read more
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