My Healthy Baking Secrets Revealed!

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With a few healthy ingredient substitutions, you can prepare delicious, nutritious, guilt-free baked goods in your own kitchen

Five top baking secrets are revealed—and they include butter and chocolate

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Wheat May Promote Diabetes through Disturbing Gut Flora

wheat_diabetes_gutWhile it is not a commonly understood concept that wheat or gluten can cause blood sugar disorders, and certainly not as serious as type 1 diabetes, which involves the autoimmune destruction of the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas, a sizable body of animal and human data points to exactly this causal link. [i]  Continue reading

New Study Signals Wheat-Autism Link

autism2As the autism epidemic continues to accelerate, one of the least well known contributing factors goes mostly unnoticed: wheat consumption. 

A new study published in the open access journal PLoS is reinvigorating the debate over what are the primary causes of the accelerating autism epidemic. Whereas too many within the conventional medical establishment, Continue reading

Buckwheat – 9 Great Reasons to Know it, Plant it, Grow it and Eat it!

buckwheatBuckwheat from the author’s own garden.

Buckwheat is one of those plants that may be unfamiliar to most Americans. It is a staple crop in parts of China, Russia and Eastern Europe, but is less well known to U.S. food consumers.

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Nutrition Information Every Cancer Patient Should Know

nutrition_and_cancerNutritional Healing from Cancer:  The Fundamentals of an Alkaline Diet

There is something that every cancer patient should hear from their oncologist when they are first diagnosed.   They should be told that by making certain dietary changes, they could increase their chances of healing from cancer dramatically, no matter what course of treatment they pursue.

Cancer patients should be informed that nutrition is their first and best defense when starting down the path of healing from cancer.  Information should be provided about how to switch to an alkaline diet,[i] composed of primarily vegetables, Continue reading

Create a Safe Kitchen in a Non-Gluten-Free Home to Avoid Getting Sick

gluBeing gluten-free means more than just purchasing gluten-free ingredients and prepared meals. People, who live a gluten-free lifestyle, unless they live alone, are preparing their meals in a non-gluten-free environment. These people may experience symptoms that they thought they left behind when they switched to a gluten-free diet. The reason for these health concerns may be cross-contamination at home.

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Majority of ‘Gluten-Free’ Foods Found to Contain GMOs

In the wake of all the recent revelations about the dangers of GMOs, a special warning needs to go out to all those health-conscious consumers buying “gluten-free” foods. As it turns out, most “gluten-free” foods sold in the USA contain genetically modified organisms.

Why is this so? Because the primary ingredient in most gluten-free foods is corn. And most corn-based foods are made with genetically modified corn. Around 85% of the conventional corn grown in the USA Continue reading

Chewy Granola Bars – A Homemade Treat to Feel Good about

Granola bars are a convenient on-the-go snack. Unfortunately, typical store-bought varieties are loaded with corn syrup, soybean oil, coloring and flavoring agents and preservatives. If you prefer to eat foods that are grown in nature, rather than created in a lab, try making your own bars with the recipe included here. This recipe is packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients that actually contribute to your health such as cocoa, raw honey, coconut oil and cinnamon. These bars are chewy and delicious, and they are gluten-free and dairy-free, as well. They are perfect for an after-school snack, a lunchbox treat or your other on-the-go needs. Continue reading

Pasta Made from Green Banana Flour a Tasty Alternative for Gluten-Free Diets

New option for patients with celiac disease, study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports

People with celiac disease struggle with limited food choices, as their condition makes them unable to tolerate gluten, found in wheat and other grains. Researchers from the University of Brazil Continue reading

Starting a Gluten-Free Diet

Getting started eating gluten-free may seem daunting. The typical American diet contains an overload of wheat, our main source of the problematic protein known as gluten. (The other sources are rye and barley.) But going gluten-free doesn’t have to be that difficult, doesn’t deprive you of wholesome, nutritious foods, and can be mastered with a little practice.

The first thing to keep in mind if you are avoiding gluten is that unprocessed meats, vegetables, fruits, rice and beans are all naturally gluten free. So if you enjoy an old-fashioned meal of meat, baked potato and veggies, a gluten-free diet won’t keep you from the foods you love.

On the other hand, there are some conventional, dietary mainstays that you have to give up. These include pretzels, pizza, bagels, rolls, hot dog buns, donuts and most breakfast cereals. The good news for those concerned with their nutrition: Most of the foods you have to stop eating are not very rich in nutrients. They’re merely heavy in starch and calories. Continue reading

The Only Treatment for Celiac is a Lifelong Gluten Free Diet

One or the most remarkable facts about celiac — the autoimmune reaction to the gluten in wheat, barley and rye — is the stunningly wide range of problems it can cause. The list of difficulties linked to celiac includes not only digestive discomfort but things like nerve damage, dementia, thyroid disorders, and diabetes and nutrient deficiencies. Celiac is a many-headed health monster.

Traditionally, the medical community has considered celiac to be a digestive disease. Symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, stomach pain and intestinal gas were believed to be the main signs that your body was experiencing physiological complications related to gluten. However, more recently, researchers have begun to recognize that gluten’s harmful effects are not always restricted to digestion. It is that fact that can make celiac such an insidious disease.

For example, if you began to unexpectedly suffer nerve damage and/or brain fog , chances are you wouldn’t initially suspect that the bread you eat every day might be the cause of your condition.  Continue reading