Category Archives: Nutrition and Wellness

Gluten Free Advice for 2010 Dietary Guidelines

As shared in last week’s post, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released, as they are every five years.  The guidelines are a roadmap to help Americans eat in a way that is conducive to long term health and vitality.

The biggest obstacle to healthy eating is that consumers don’t want to give up the foods they enjoy…and they don’t have to.  The guidelines are moving away from focusing on single nutrients and specific strategies, such as counting fat grams, and moving back to a dietary approach that puts greater emphasis on overall eating patterns.

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2010 Dietary Guidelines Announced TODAY

2010 Dietary Guidelines Report http://www.dietaryguidelines.gov

I apologize for the late post today, but there is good reason… after months of delay, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 report was finally announced today by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here’s my summary of what the new guidelines recommend.

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My love affair with coconut water

I’m having a love affair with coconut water.  There…I’ve said it. 

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Exercise for achy joints and pains

Do you have achy joints, pains and/or stiffness due to Celiac Disease or other autoimmune disease that is coming in the way of you exercising?  I do.  Here are some ideas for keeping up with an exercise program while allowing yourself to heal.

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Keeping it Positive for Gluten-Free Kids

Last week, I spoke to members of the Rockland/Bergen R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids) Chapter about “Keeping it Positive for their Gluten-Free Kids.”  In other words, finding the balance between providing children with a healthful AND gluten-free diet.  Here are the tips I shared, several of which apply to all children, both gluten-eating and gluten-avoiding.

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The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is not a weight loss diet.  It is a diet free of certain carbohydrates believed to play a role in intestinal damage and, therefore, helps intestinal healing for people with Chrohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, Celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, chronic diarrhea and other conditions.  I have just started it and am already feeling better. 

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CDC Report: Obesity Rates Keep Rising

The CDC issued a report on the prevalence of obesity yesterday and the results are not good.  In fact, they are downright scary, sad, troubling, depressing, overwhelming…whatever word best describes it for you.  Sad is the word that comes to my mind.  Here are some of the eye-opening, mouth-dropping statistics…

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