Debunking Digestive Myths

According to New Nutrition Business, a global nutrition business researcher, digestive health tops the list of key trends in the functional food market. There is a great deal of interest associated with inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, promoting good digestion, and boosting immune function. Given this trend, it...

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Where Peanut Protein Lingers

Recent research on lingering peanut protein was presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting.  Researchers showed their findings of peanut protein that can be found in such settings as: restaurants, flights, libraries, and frozen yogurt shops. What is also interesting is that not...

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The Power of Seeds and Ancient Grains

Seeds and ancient grains are popular buzzwords these days.  They can be great on their own or delicious mix-ins, and add-ons to other foods.   According to a 2014 Food Marketing Institute Survey, 48% of consumers seek whole grain claims on food labels. Seeds and ancient grains are: gluten-free, rich...

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BOOSTING FIBER-GLUTEN FREE

Switching from a high-fiber diet to a gluten-free approach can create some new challenges.  While diarrhea might have been a symptom of the past, it is not uncommon for constipation to set in.  Many gluten-free products are high in refined, starchy flours, such as: white rice, tapioca, and potato...

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The Raw Food Approach

We live in a world where diets are constantly changing. There are several different approaches when it comes to finding the right diet for you. This blog will cover the Raw Food Approach and the idea behind it. The Claim: Foods are packed with natural enzymes and if cooked...

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Allergy Friendly Easter Recipes

Here are a few allergy friendly Easter recipes.  Kids are often more interested in eating new foods if they help make them. So this is the perfect opportunity to get the kids involved! Have fun making the rice krispy eggs  or the birds nests. Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Flan 2 cans...

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Are low Vitamin D levels linked to allergies?

From cancer to heart disease, and food allergies, vitamin D appears to be implicated as the ‘wonder vitamin’. Despite its name, however, vitamin D is actually a pro-hormone that is synthesized by the skin when it is exposed to ultraviolet radiation.   Despite the body’s ability to synthesize vitamin D...

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BOOSTING CALCIUM: THE NON-DAIRY APPROACH

Calcium is an important part of a healthy diet.  This mineral plays a crucial role in: maintaining bone health, muscle contractions, nerve function, blood pressure stability, and healing. Depending on your age, the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for calcium ranges from 800-1200 mg/day.  As an example, cows milk contains...

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Surviving Valentines Day with Food Allergies

We love to celebrate holidays  and most parties are often full of cupcakes, cookies, candy and other sweets. If you or your child suffer from food allergies you may struggle with the stress that these parties and celebrations bring. Below are some allergy friendly recipes and ideas to make...

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