Gluten intolerance is on the rise, leading many people to consider a gluten-free diet. Gluten intolerance is the inability to process gluten, the complex protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Gluten intolerance can be caused by Celiac Disease, NCGS or gluten allergies.
Celiac Disease causes the celia (hair-like structures in the intestinal tract that aid in digestion) to stop functioning when gluten is present in the body. It is... Read More
Every time the seasons change 35 million Americans start sneezing, rubbing their watery eyes, blowing their stuffy noses, and itching like mad.
They are the ranks of seasonal allergy sufferers, joined by another 50 million kindred souls who endure an even wider variety of allergic reactions to trees, grass, flowers, plants, pollen, dust, mites, mold, foods and so on.
Nearly a third of allergy sufferers complain that their prescription... Read More
In the old days, peanut butter was made by simply grinding peanuts and perhaps adding a dash of salt. The only problem with this approach is that the natural oils in the fresh ground peanuts separated and formed a pool of peanut oil on top that had to be stirred before first use.
When hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated (trans-fatty) oils became more widely used by the food industry, manufacturers began adding these... Read More
Soy has gained popularity for its many health benefits. As its appeal increases, so does the controversy surrounding the consumption of soy, leaving people feeling unsure whether or not to include it in their daily diet. While there are undeniable health benefits, there are also real risks for certain people. Depending on gender and age, it has the potential to negatively impact the body, especially when it is consumed in high quantities. While some... Read More
It's never too late to teach your children well -- well-being that is. Whether you're raising toddlers or teens, or any age in between, you have the power and the ability to turn things around and instill healthy eating habits.
What your children consume today is the foundation for what they eat for the rest of their lives. Poor eating habits can lead to weight problems and weight-related health issues in your child's future. Not only... Read More
Colic is basically uncontrollable crying in a healthy baby. It can come as early as two weeks and last as long as three months. Typically they will cry for hours at a time and may do this a few times a week. If your baby is crying like this and appears ill of course seek medical attention. If you think your baby has colic but are worried or not sure don't hesitate to seek a diagnosis. Crying is the only way a baby has to communicate and the... Read More
There are plenty of things you need to know about food allergies versus food intolerance. Some people mistakenly believe they're suffering from a food allergy because they've had a reaction after eating a certain food. However, it could actually be food intolerance, which is a totally different condition.
Food intolerance is a digestive system response. This can occur when something... Read More