The Role of Food in the Maintainance of Health

Our society is obsessed with weight, fitness and youth, an exterior expression of our societies fear of death. By focusing on the perceived ideal stages of life, we do not to have to think about the lack of continuity. As long as the external symbols appear to represent immortality, we do not have to face […]

Vegetarian Chili

As we move more and more toward vegetarianism, one of the things we most often hunger for is a good bowl of chili. But you say there is no substitute for the ground meat. I experimented a lot until I hit upon mushrooms. Mushrooms will disappear if they are cooked too long, so the secret […]

Cinnamon Raisin Bran Muffins (Fat-Free & Flour-Free)

These are all bran, no-fat, no-dairy, moist muffins with good consistency. The gluten holds them together since there is no conventional flour. They need a large amount of cinnamon, so it should be purchased in bulk (1 lb). Other juices can be substituted for the prune juice. If the consistency of the dough is too […]

Drug-Nutrient Interactions

Physicians and well-trained nutritionists are aware of the potential interactions between nutrients and drugs. Many good books exist that outline in detail the large number of reactions that may occur between any number of medications when combined with certain dietary constituents and oral nutritional supplements. It is important that both the clinician and healthcare consumer […]

The Many Faces of GLUTEN… Masquerader of Disease and Symptoms (Part Three)

Continued from Part Two Case Study: Osteoporosis and digestive problems A 37 year old woman presents with weight loss, fatigue, intestinal cramping, intestinal gas and osteoporosis. He had visited a gastroenterologist and several nutritionists and holistic medical doctors. She was put on a vegetarian diet and a huge list of nutritional supplements. The diet and […]

The Many Faces of GLUTEN… Masquerader of Disease and Symptoms (Part Two)

Continued from Part One Who should be tested for gluten sensitivity? Persons with persistent symptoms for which no other cause(s) has been identified Persons with any of the symptoms or health conditions listed in Part Three Persons who are eating well and/or who take nutritional supplements with limited or no success Persons with proven malabsorption […]

The Many Faces of GLUTEN… Masquerader of Disease and Symptoms (Part One)

What is gluten? Gluten is an insoluble protein found in grains such as barley, rye, oats, triticale and wheat. Rice and corn have a different kind of gluten and only need to be avoided if a person is found to be specifically allergic to them (see allergy testing below). In wheat flower, gluten acts to […]

Flavorful Fall Additions

Fall is a season when we start to eat more warming foods, easing up on the salads and light fare of summer.  The following recipes are flavorful accompaniments that will suit most meals that you would make this time of year. They are nutritious, delicious, and use seasonal ingredients.

Warming Winter Soups for Boosting the Immune System

In the winter it is important to eat more warming foods like hearty soups with lots of root vegetables. Both soups below contain ingredients which boost the immune system to help fight off colds and flu’s which are common this time of year. The first soup contains chicken; for a vegetarian option see the second […]

Delicious & Nutritious Recipes for Preserving Apricots, Peaches and Nectarines

With summer upon us, you probably noticed an abundance of peaches, nectarines and apricots. While they are wonderful to eat fresh, now is the time to preserve some for the off season. These fruits are high in vitamin A & C, potassium, and are potent flavanoids and caroteinoids, which help reduce oxidative damage in cells. […]

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