Headache Sufferers: Reducing Tyramine Made Easy

For those of you who suffer from regular migraines, reducing the amount of tyramine can make a big difference. Tyramine is a monoamine compound-a substance that is found naturally in some foods, plants, and animals.  It can also be produced in foods and beverages as a result of fermentation,...

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Keeping Your Sugar Under Control

Maintaining a healthy blood sugar balance is one of the keys to healthy living. Sugar imbalances are associated with a number of symptoms ranging from fatigue to weight problems and mood swings.  Having too much glucose in your blood for a long period of time can affect many parts...

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Food Allergy Pea Protein Benefits

The Power of Pea Protein

Touted as a popular ‘new it’ food, peas are nutrient-dense, phytochemical rich and inexpensive. They are also free of gluten, dairy, and soy–making them a great protein rich alternative. It is estimated that by 2054, alternative protein sources will constitute one third of the milk market. Pea-based milks are...

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Magnesium and Headaches

Magnesium is a major mineral that has a number of different functions in our bodies. From regulating blood pressure, to keeping bones strong, heart rhythm steady, magnesium also supports a healthy immune system and nerve function. While 50-60% of the magnesium is in our bones, the rest can be...

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The Low Down on Fish Oils

Touted as having numerous health benefits, fish oils, are all the rage in the supplement industry. Fish oils are derived from the oil of cold water fish tissue. The best sources include: tuna, wild salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies. These fish provide the omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid...

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Limiting Added Sugars in Your Child’s Diet

Since its introduction in the early 1990s, the Nutrition Facts Panel is soon to experience a makeover. By July 26, 2018, food manufacturers will be required to list the amount of added sugars in the product. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that no more than 10% of...

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10 Tips Healthy Eating

10 Tips for Healthy Eating

Load up on fruits and vegetables Strive for a minimum of 5 servings/day and go for color. Dark leafy greens, and vibrant colors pack a nutritional boost.  Maximize your intake by choosing a variety and don’t shy away from different forms if it suits your budget.  Fresh, frozen, canned,...

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Are Protein Powders Safe for My Allergic Child?

According to a 2015 Food and Health Survey, 54% of consumers are trying to increase their protein intake, making it the top nutrient of concern in most individual’s diets. The focus these days is on high quality proteins, which is aligned with the current push for ‘cleaner eating’. This...

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Food Allergy Institute of North Texas Ask the Dietitian

Ask the Dietitian: FODMAP Diet

Question: I’ve heard that a low FODMAP diet is good for my irritable bowel syndrome but I really want to lose weight as well. Can I achieve this while on a low FODMAP diet? Answer: Lowering your FODMAPS can go a far way in reducing your digestive issues. Problems...

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