Cold + Flu: An Ounce of Prevention

The number-one, all-time most effective medicine for colds and flus is an ounce of prevention: a nutritious diet plenty of clean water exercise enough sleep, and relaxed time spent with loved ones. However, since these simple guidelines are easier described than adhered to, here are some natural helpers for fending off and alleviating colds and Read More

Bone Deep: Osteoporosis and the Health and Strength of Our Bones

Looming in the future for most of us is old age, which will hopefully be filled with energy, abundance, activity, and wisdom. These can be the benefits of a life well lived, yet despite these benefits, our bodies are slowly paying the price of having spent so many years alive. No matter what we may think of Read More

Gluten: From Fan Favorite to Four Letter Word – Part 2

In Hiding I remember the first restaurant I visited after learning I was gluten intolerant and going gluten-free. It was a sushi restaurant. I was brand new to eating gluten-free and still learning the ins and outs of the lifestyle. Sushi, I thought, was my safest bet. Fresh fish. Rice. No worries! Wrong. Let’s see Read More

Gluten: From Fan Favorite to Four Letter Word – Part 1

The Restaurant Dilemma I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on T.V.  I do, however, fashion myself as a bit of a foodie.  So when it was discovered that I was (non-celiac) gluten intolerant, I feared my lifelong love affair with all things edible was about to come to a screeching halt.  Of Read More

Oats: Do They or Don’t They Belong in a Gluten-Free Diet?

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C. November 10, 2013 Are you confused as to whether oats, even those that are certified gluten-free, can be tolerated by people with celiac disease and other forms of gluten sensitivity? If so, you’re in good company, as there’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding this topic. No matter where one looks, whether it’s some Read More

The Many Sides of Sugar

DIABETES AND SUGAR SUBSTITUTES By Jodi Friedlander N.C. Recent research studies, and much clinical and anecdotal evidence, suggest sugar substitutes—including aspartame and Splenda®—are contributing to weight gain and diabetes. This is in addition to the many other side effects connected with them. Recent research studies, and much clinical and anecdotal evidence, suggest sugar substitutes—including aspartame Read More

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