Monday, August 26, 2013

I Can't Eat That! (Food allergies and intolerances)

I get bloated when I drink milk.  I have a wheat allergy.  I can't eat MSG.  Beans - well, you know what they say about being a magical fruit...

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Who hasn't heard someone talk about cutting this or that item out of their diet?  Sure, it's probably safe, but is it necessary?

Maybe you don't even know what you're allergic or intolerant to - how do you find out?

This interview in Harvard Women's Health Watch gives a quick run-down of allergy and intolerance symptoms, elimination diets, a brief overview of dairy intolerance and an explanation of the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Break the Sugar Habit - it may save your life

If you’re like millions of other Americans, you’ve tried restricting your carbs over the past few years.  While the health benefits of this are much debated, the fact that we need to cut down on added sugar in our diets is not.  

Americans eat an average of about 22 to 30 teaspoons of added sugar each day–
that’s 2/3 of a cup of sugar!

The American Heart Association came down hard on sugar at their annual meeting this year declaring that 180,000 deaths world wide – 25,000 in the United States – are caused by sugar each year.  

Check out my latest interview with Harvard Women’s Health Watch, for simple tips to reduce added sugars in your diet.

By making smarter food choices, you can eat less sugar without feeling deprived.