Going Gluten-Free? Buyer Beware

A new¬†review out from the European Journal of Nutrition¬†looks at the gluten-free diet (GFD) and best strategies for success with this way of eating. Oftentimes, people connect carbs with a bad way of eating, and draw a connection between gluten and “bad foods.” But not all gluten-free foods are healthy, let alone nutritionally-adequate substitutes. InContinue reading “Going Gluten-Free? Buyer Beware”

Easy Recipe: Curried Coconut Soup

Man, is it still winter? I don’t know about you, but by this time of the season, I feel pretty burnt out on my go-to chili, roasted vegetables, stews, sauteed winter greens, and the like. Dinner inspiration is here: a vegan, gluten-free, dish featuring the vibrant carrot. Getting my daily dose of orange vegetables hasContinue reading “Easy Recipe: Curried Coconut Soup”

Toxic Thoughts and Health

A thought is an electrochemical reaction in your brain. Feeling happy is related to specific types of chemicals, or neurotransmitters, called endorphins, released from the brain (or gut) in response to pleasure (or a satisfying, nutrient-rich meal). Alternatively, the chemical response to a negative stimulus (or toxic food) adds a stressful load to our bodies.Continue reading “Toxic Thoughts and Health”