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Why Gluten May Not Be Good for Anybody

If my friend, Susan, ingests even a trace of gluten, she'll likely need to make a mad dash to the bathroom or she'll double over in pain for hours. Susan has celiac disease. If my daughter, Emma, ingests gluten, she hears voices. But what about the rest of us? Those of us who don't have a celiac diagnosis or [...]

Quinoa Salad Even Teenagers Like

Last night I had a gaggle of teenagers—my daughter’s friends—at my house for dinner. At times like these, I struggle with what food I should offer. The “health coach side” of me wants to serve up boatloads of hearty nutrition while the “practical side” of me knows I can’t push too hard or they’ll never [...]

10 Tips for Sneaking Fruits and Veggies Into Your Life

Try these tips—any or all of them—to get more nutrition into your day! Drink Up You can sneak all kinds of good stuff into a smoothie! There's fruit of course, but don't forget veggies. I often throw a handful of kale, spinach, arugula, or lettuce into mine. Half an avocado creates a nice creamy texture. Healthy add-ins like [...]