Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet

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For a few years, the gluten-free diet has been touted as this great weight loss diet although most people did not know what gluten was as proven in this Jimmy Kimmel skit. While going gluten-free can potentially help you lose weight, the reason is not because you are eating gluten-free products.

Diabetes: Comparing Glucose Monitors

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Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? Or maybe you have had diabetes for several years. Choosing the right glucometer for you can be overwhelming. As technology advances, so does diabetes equipment and supplies. In this post, I will discuss some of the more popular brands of glucometers and various

Food-Drug Interaction: Tyramine

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The food-drug interaction between monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and high tyramine containing foods is one of the most dangerous combinations. In today’s post, I will discuss where you can find tyramine and the most common MAOIs out there that interact. I will also discuss alternatives for foods containing tyramine. What

Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects not only children but as they grow into adults as well. Individuals with ASD typically have behavioral issues making it difficult to sit still for a long period of time and have sensory sensitivities to

Food-Drug Interaction: Natural Black Licorice

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Food-drug interactions can have serious side effects. It can cause medications to not work at all or more seriously, fatalities. Today I’m going to discuss the interaction between natural licorice and some well known medications. Glycyrrhiza (pronounced \glis-ə-ˈrī-zə\) is the ingredient in natural black licorice and the cause of interactions with the medications

Cinnamon and Diabetes

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Let’s get to know a very common spice typically used during the holidays: Cinnamon. It is harvested when the tree is about two years old. The tree is then cut down to the stump and covered back up with soil which causes it to regrow as a bush with shoots

Review: Whole30 Diet

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The Whole30 diet has become one of the more popular diets of 2017. I’m taking the time today to review this diet to determine how it works and it’s affect on nutrition. What is Whole30? It is the idea that certain foods can have a negative impact on your energy

Recipe: Beet and Blueberry Bruschetta

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National Nutrition Month® 2017 has officially sprung into action! I decided to put my own fork forward and try this recipe from my previous post. I’ve never had a beet before this so I’m pretty excited to try something new! Before I get into the recipe, I want to discuss the