Gluten-Free



Gluten-Free Comfort Foods for Winter Eating

00000The weather outside is “frightful” so we want our bodies to be delightful. What are the best gluten-free foods to eat during the cold winter months? The foods that nature provides during this time of year are nuts and seeds, grains, root veggies, and meats. These foods are naturally gluten-free, heavier and higher in protein and fat. Protein-rich foods build the body up, restoring tissue...

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Race Day Tips, Lara Field, Certified Pediatric Dietician

00000“As Seen on CBS 2 Chicago!”  April kicks off the major race season across the country and for many runners heading out to their big race day, what to eat and how to nourish your body and belly should be top of mind. Board-certified specialist in pediatrics, registered dietitian Lara Field, a runner herself, has some great tips for racers to maximize their race day and fuel up for the long run. TIPS: 1) Hydrate! ...

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Earth Day Tips for Going Green and Eating Clean

00000Every year on Earth Day the world joins together to help make our planet a better place.  Some plant a garden, pick up trash or try to monitor their waste.  Eating healthy, minimally processed foods can really help the environment too. Our global food system can contribute to waste in a big way through production, consumption, and debris. Celebrating Earth Day on April 22 is...

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Processed Vegan Foods To Avoid

00000HEALTHY OR NOT? BY VIRGINIA CUNNINGHAM, LA BASED HEALTH AND WELLNESS FREELANCE WRITER So, you’ve just gone vegan for your health, for ethical reasons and possibly for the environment. As long as you compensate for the protein loss of animal products, it’s all good, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of products out there that can, in good faith, claim to be vegan, but...

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Seasons Say It All!

00000FUELING ON FALL FOODS BY DR. DENA MENDES Back in the very old days our great grandparents ate from what was available in their environment. Today we are lucky we get food from all over the world and our brilliant scientists have figured out a way to make food available to us in the winter that is befitting for the summer. Are we really that...

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Myths and Facts about the Gluten-Free Diet by Lara Fields

00000ARE YOU ON THE CLEAN PATH? When is choosing a gf diet a good idea, outside of having Celiac Disease or a Wheat/gluten allergy? Gluten-free foods are simply foods without wheat, rye, and barley. Thus, when asked if anyone can go on a gluten-free diet, the answer is always, yes! Technically speaking, gluten is not necessary for a nutrient-dense, healthful diet. With that said, it is...

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ADHD, Food and My Family

ADHD, Food and My Family

00000FEED YOUR MIND November 2004.  My oldest son, Max, who was 10 years old and in 4th grade was showing signs of struggling in grade school.  Lack of focus, lack of interest and low self-esteem in the classroom were rearing their ugly heads.  Being that Max was the first of my five kids, being that my husband’s ADHD was still undiagnosed in his mid-thirties and being...

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