Good News for Celiac Sufferers!

The FDA has now firmly defined what “gluten-free” means on package labels – and what manufacturers must follow in order to boast the “gluten-free” claim: Article HERE.

Where Does Our Food Come From?

A startling article I just came across from tweet by Michael Pollan.  It’s an important read: we need to become more educated on just where our food is coming from, and if it is/is not being inspected. The article from The Wall Street Journal.

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 10


Today is our last day in the series, “Eat Like a Mediterranean.”  It’s all about how we can make some simple adjustments to our diet in order to make it more reflective of the disease-busting Mediterranean dietary patterns.  There is so much that we can emulate from their eating patterns, which is actually more of […]

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 9

Healthy food

The Mediterraneans do enjoy their alcohol, especially wine, and some of the cardiovascular protection they enjoy has been attributed to alcohol consumption.  If you recall from “Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 1″, wine is included in their food pyramid and recommended “in moderation.”  In moderation is a term that confuses many.  Most guidelines recommend moderation […]

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 8

Pasta with Collards

Today’s goal may throw a few people….especially people who view carbs as “forbidden” or “bad.”  But I’m here to try and convince  you that not all carbs are bad for you!  Carbohydrate-rich foods should actually make up 40-50% of your calories on a daily basis.  Keep in mind that carbohydrates are derived not only from […]