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Celiac disease is something most people hadn’t heard of 20 years ago, but now it seems everyone knows someone suffering from it. Managing this condition is key, since it can’t be cured. The best diet for a celiac includes limiting gluten, of course, but could there be more to it than that? Symptoms of Celiac Disease Let’s start with how you know you have it. Celiac disease causes a myriad of symptoms including gas bloating diarrhea fatigue joint pain and depression Celiac disease is on the rise and estimated to affect about...read more
It’s one of those things you know in the back of your mind: if you increase how much water per day you drink, you’ll feel better. But ugh! Staring down a clear glass of nothingness can be a little . . . dull. Here are five ways you can drink more water without getting bored. 1. Make a Game of It femMED’s Melissa Matheson turned me on to this one: get a bottle with the consumption labeled right on it. I have a water bottle with the times that I should have drank by on the side. This keeps me drinking throughout the day so I...read more
Here’s an almost-sinfully fast dessert hack: fill the bottom of an oven-safe dish with berries (any kind). In a food processor, pulse raw almonds, a touch of sea salt, a knob of butter, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Top the fruit with the crumble, and bake at 350*F for 20 minutes. You won’t even notice you’re not having sugar! Looking for a more exact recipe? Paleo Grubs has a fantastic Blueberry Crumble version that includes honey for extra sweetness. Substitute any berry you’d like! Why Berries? In short, berries are...read more
The skin is your body’s largest organ. You’ve probably heard that before, but have you really thought about it? That means whatever you put on your skin is absorbed into your body and your lymph system. We’re looking at you, triethanolamine. (What is that?) Recent news about many commercial scrubs being made from plastic microbeads got many people thinking about what goes down the drain, too – fish with microbeads in their flesh made headlines everywhere. So it stands to reason: if your face scrub is natural enough to...read more
Mounting evidence suggests that naturally occurring bacteria in our bodies (microflora) can influence body weight and our ability to either lose or gain weight. While the science is preliminary at this point, researchers speculate that gut bacteria can influence how efficiently a person digests and absorb food. It is thought that bacteria in the gut that speed up the breakdown of food, increase the production of fatty acids and lead to the formation of fat and weight gain. Researchers assigned one group fermented kimchee and one group fresh...read more