by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Jan 2016

Elvis Presley would have celebrated his 81st birthday in January 2016. It's legendary that one of the King’s all time culinary favorites was peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Is that why National Peanut Butter Day is January 24th? Most of our kids love it and, as adults, we still love the creamy (or crunchy) food and continue to rely on it as a staple in...

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by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Dec 2015

Written by Jill Motew, Zemas founder and mother of five What do I do when one of my Zemas Madhouse Foods gluten-free baking mixes is not formulated to make a regular sugar cookie and I WANT that sugar cookie for my kids Hanukkah dessert? I have two choices-start from scratch or resort to making them from a gluten-free, all-purpose mix. The first is time consuming...

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by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Nov 2015

Written by Tricia Goldfarb I love fall in Chicago. It’s the best the Midwest has to offer. The leaves change and show all their color. And the weather is usually gorgeous. This year was especially sweet. Not only was there baseball in October, but I landed my dream job. I’m so excited to join the Zemas Madhouse Foods team. I get to use my marketing...

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by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Sep 2015

As the season transitions, so too do our eating habits and cravings. Summer brings us fresh fruits like berries, peaches and plums and vegetables like zucchini, cucumbers and tomatoes. Fall and winter brings us cravings of root vegetables and warming foods and meals. But, moving into fall doesn't have to mean giving up those favorite summer flavors just yet. Here's some healthy eating tips to...

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by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Jun 2015

By Jill Motew, Zemas Founder and President My first exposure to hemp was in the 1980’s while attending a Grateful Dead show. I always tell people that the best food trucks were those at the Dead shows feeding all of us “alternative” sources of nutrition. Definitely not the food I ate at home. There were hemp balls made with nut butters, coconut and dates, hemp...

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by Zemas Madhouse Foods
May 2015

Toxicity has become a great concern these days. Toxins that frequently affect our health and metabolism are: Sugar Caffeine Processed foods Trans fats Alcohol GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) Hormones Antibiotics Pesticides Preservatives Additives Food colorings Medication Poor water quality Solvents We are also polluted by the air and water which may have heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and nickel. Additionally, we have...

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by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Mar 2015

Are you affected by Candida Albicans (or overgrowth)? Most people are! What is Candida overgrowth? Candida is a benign sugar-fermenting yeast that is typically harmless as a single celled fungus. It resides largely in the digestive tract and is a large part of the intestines ecology in small amounts. Fungi, in correct balance with good bacteria, aid in digestion and synthesis of vitamins and enzymes....

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by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Jan 2015

By Dr. Dena Mendes We are deep in cold and flu season and many people are calling me with upper respiratory infections and pneumonia. This is simply the immune system’s way of attacking a virus. It’s called an inflammatory response that then produces flu symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, and body aches. The body uses what’s called Endo-cannabinoids to engage its immune...

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by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Dec 2014

The 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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by Zemas Madhouse Foods
Nov 2014

by Lyn Clark Holistic Nutritionist and founder of The Health Nut The holidays should be one of the best times of year, however, many of us lose sight of how to keep our bodies healthy and happy during the holidays. Here are just three simple tips to make sure you survive the holidays! 1. Maintain good immune health With all the holiday preparations that lie...

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