What’s Wrong With Wheat?

What’s Wrong With Wheat?

I am gluten-free; have been since the start of 2014. What I didn't know until recently is apparently so are 18-30% of you. However, we are still in the minority which means we will undoubtedly encounter many pundits dispelling gluten avoidance as nothing more than the latest dietary fad. When I witness this skepticism first hand, I will often get tested about why I've made the choice to be gluten-free. Popular comments include: Do you even know what gluten is? Bread is in the bible, how can it be bad for me? My grandma is 95 and has eaten her coffee cake every morning for the past 50 years, why should I give up gluten? While I didn't bother to ask if this is the…
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Being Resourceful Is More Valuable Than Having Resources

Being Resourceful Is More Valuable Than Having Resources

I'm always on the lookout for inspiration. Sometimes inspiration takes the form of movie night with your girlfriend, as it did for me last evening when I went to see the movie Begin Again, with Mark Ruffalo and Kiera Knightly. The plot starts to unravel as Ruffalo, a hot shot music producer turned drunken mess, stumbles into Knightly, a talented albeit insecure song writer, one night while she sheepishly performs one of her songs at a dive bar somewhere in New York City. After some talk and drink, they agree that their run-in was serendipitous and decide to produce an album together; the catch is that neither have the financial resources to make it happen. They eventually pull it off by gathering together their out of work musician friends…
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A Functional Solution To The Great Healthcare Debate

A Functional Solution To The Great Healthcare Debate

Anywhere I look there is dichotomy. It is seemingly built into our universal design. Men vs. Women, Black vs. White, Good vs. Evil, etc. Often times these two opposing forces, which lie at extreme ends of the same spectrum, clash. However, whenever two of these extremes have been able to reconcile their differences and work together, great things have inevitably occurred. The case of how medicine is currently thought about in America is no different. In The Red Corner... Modern Scientific Medicine aka Conventional Medicine aka Allopathic Medicine aka Western Medicine is undoubtedly the heavyweight in this fight, as it is the medical practice most people are familiar with. It has evolved from its early Greco-Roman roots to become the most respected and…
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Informed Consumer Series: Sea Salt

Informed Consumer Series: Sea Salt

The supermarket can be a very misleading place. Often times what you intend to buy and what you actually leave the store with can be drastically different. With this frustrating experience in mind, I’ve decided to run an Informed Consumer Series geared at helping you understand what exactly you are buying when you are at the market. As an Informed Consumer, you will be able to sidestep the guise created by marketing professionals and successfully wade through the culinary doublespeak that is commonly found all over the food industry. In part three of this nine part series, you can expect to learn about the mineral-rich properties of naturally harvested salt. Here are the other parts of the series: How To Eat The Best Fish Available A Guide To Unscrambling Egg Cartons…
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Informed Consumer Series: A Guide To Unscrambling Egg Cartons

Informed Consumer Series: A Guide To Unscrambling Egg Cartons

The supermarket can be a very misleading place. Often times what you intend to buy and what you actually leave the store with can be drastically different. With this frustrating experience in mind, I’ve decided to run an Informed Consumer Series geared at helping you understand what exactly you are buying when you are at the market. As an Informed Consumer, you will be able to sidestep the guise created by marketing professionals and successfully wade through the culinary doublespeak that is commonly found all over the food industry. In part two of this nine part series, you can expect to learn the truth behind the labels on your egg carton. Here are the other parts of the series: How To Eat The Best Fish Available Sea Salt Dairy…
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