It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
If you've been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, phasing gluten out of your diet can make an enormous difference in how you feel. In fact, a 100% gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease today. But once you... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
We assure you that the majority of all the listings from the USDA are using the "burn test" numbers which are the most accurate---so calories are correct. And with the food listing from companies---the best you've got is 4/9/4. So the Calorie... Read more
- For the calorie amount listed on the USDA food items it is absolutely accurate based on these burn tests.
- In your Nutrition Tracker it shows only whole numbers for the gram amount of carbs, protein, fat---but it may be "secretly" adding up... Read more
Basically, in the USDA food database listing, the Atwater listings are used. Note: we do have some items in our database that come from the USDA database. Years ago they did all these "burning tests" on foods to determine the energy contained within... Read more
Make shakes together, and have one with him. Maybe help him make a list of the reasons he wants to be healthier... Or post up pics of things he will be able to do/ things you can do together. Let him know you're going to be his cheerleader.... Read more
In March, I ran a half marathon with a friend whose 6-year-old-son has Celiac Disease. We ran to benefit Team Gluten Free, a fundraising program that provides a simple way for recreational athletes to raise awareness about this disease. Since my... Read more
Gluten is a protein found in products made from wheat, rye and some forms of oats. In some people, gluten can trigger an immune response, which damages the fingerlike projections of the small intestine known as villi causing them to become flattened... Read more
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