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Your Guide to Gluten: 5 Truths (and a lie)

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More and more conversations are being held around food sensitivity, which is bringing more culprits into the spotlight. We recently discussed FODMAPs, so now is as good a time as any to help decode gluten, as it seems some are still in confusion.

Gluten, as related to food sensitivity, is often discussed alongside Celiac disease, a digestive and autoimmune disorder. A study done by the Mayo Clinic and the National Institutes of Health estimates that about 1 in 141 people in the U.S. have celiac disease, although the disease often goes undiagnosed.

Whether you know someone with Celiac disease, think you might be gluten intolerant, or just want to know what everyone is arguing about, we’ve created a quick run-down to help you decode what gluten is, isn’t, and where it can be found. Continue reading

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Paleo vs. Vegetarian: Lift Launches The Quantified Diet Project

WellnessFX is excited to partner with Lift on this groundbreaking opportunity: The Quantified Diet Project (aka Quantified Diet, #quantdiet). Lift.do is opening (today!) your chance to take part in the largest crowdsourced diet study ever attempted. Lift will be providing 10 popular diets with expert advice. The goal? Get measurements, for the first time, on every major popular diet, while helping one million people make a healthy lifestyle change.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Holiday Recipe Series – Appetizers: Spark Your Appetite, Not Your Glucose

credit: Sarah Brett, RD

Happy Holidays WellnessFXers! Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and what better time to kick off our Holiday Recipe Series? In this post you’ll find four appetizers sure to start off right any holiday dinner. The only bad side? Get used to explaining to your health-conscious friends that ‘These are okay to eat, I swear!’

Our first recipe includes a very useful side treat: Paleo Mayonnaise. When searching around for appetizers to make your Holiday Party healthy and fun, we ran across a LOT of recipes calling for mayo. Glance just once at the labeling on a generic brand and you’ll see why homemade mayo is the way to go.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Grains Debate – How Good For You Are They, Really?

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Edible grains comprise the majority of global cultivated crops and provide the greatest percentage of consumed calories worldwide, in the form of corn, rice, wild rice, wheat, barley, rye, kamut, spelt, millet, oats, triticale, buckwheat, quinoa, teff, and amaranth. Grains, however, are currently in the middle of a public relations nightmare. As an increasing number of people report incredible health improvements from the adoption of gluten-free or Paleo diets, the family of foods known as “cereals” is rapidly losing its status as a health food group. In fact, now, some would even refer to them as flat-out toxic.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.