Food cravings…they can be harmful to your health!

Food Cravings can be Harmful According to a study published by the US National Library of Medicine’s National Institute of Health on the effects of food cravings and depression, “Fast-food and commercial baked goods consumption may have a detrimental effect on depression risk.” In other words, eating junk food may be linked to an increased incidence and tendency toward depression. If not managed and controlled, cravings can have many harmful effects on you. Let’s talk about some of them… Weight … Continue reading

What Causes Food Cravings…

What Causes Food Cravings If food cravings are so bad for us, what causes them? Is it physical or mental or something else entirely? Well, that depends… It’s all in your head, or is it? People who don’t have food cravings may believe your food cravings are all in your head, and in some cases they may be right. According to research, there are specific areas of our brains which are responsible for food cravings. Specifically, our memory factors and … Continue reading

Curb Your Food Cravings

Curb Your Food Cravings to Live More Healthfully Food cravings… we’ve all experienced them. Whether it’s an overwhelming drive to eat something sweet, a yearning for something salty or the desire to have a pizza loaded with gooey cheese, food cravings can be an ongoing challenge in our quest to eat right to be and stay healthy! Most of us know that sugary snacks and over-indulgence in other foods aren’t good for our health. There have been dozens of studies … Continue reading

Is Gluten Free a Fad?

Is Gluten Free a Fad?   It seems everywhere you look these days, you see product labels proclaiming the gluten free status. Even items that are naturally gluten free now say “gluten free” on the label. It’s a good marketing ploy because of the popularity of the diet. But, does this mean that gluten free is a fad diet? The Truth about Gluten According to WebMD.com, approximately 5 percent of the population is thought to suffer from Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease … Continue reading

Ingredients in Gluten Free Baking Flour Mixes

Ingredients in Gluten Free Baking Flour Mixes Each type of gluten free flour has a different property. Some draw in liquid, others make crust flakier, and some provide flavor. The type of flour you use will make a big difference in the texture, quality and flavor of your gluten free creations. While you should plan to test various flours to see which ones you like best, here are a few ideas for the most popular gluten free flours. * Almond … Continue reading

Items for the Gluten Free Pantry

Items for the Gluten Free Pantry Stocking a gluten free pantry doesn’t have to be difficult. You really won’t be giving up much by buying gluten free options. In fact, once you learn how to stock your pantry and what is available today as gluten free products, you’ll eat better and healthier than ever. A well-stocked gluten free pantry should include the following items: Steel Cut Oats – With steel cut oats you can make breakfast, but you can also grind it into … Continue reading

The FDA Tells Dr. Bronners Coconut Oil Should Be Classified as a Drug…that’s just plain crazy!

The FDA Says Coconut Oil Should be Classified as a Drug Just when you think you’ve heard it all, a government agency, this time the FDA, comes along to do something crazy like targeting Dr. Bronners Magic Soaps for sharing the health benefits of coconut oil. Dr. Bronners, a family company based in southern California, has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for merely sharing with its customers the proven health benefits of eating extra-virgin … Continue reading

More About Going Gluten Free

More About Going Gluten Free I think Dr. Mark Hyman is amazing!  He is the one who got Rob and me started down the real road to eating whole healthy food, getting our sugar under control and ridding me of my struggles with depression. In my most recent post, we began a general discussion of gluten, who should eliminate it and why.  Gluten and going gluten free is a much more complicated subject than you may think.  Just because food is … Continue reading

Why Go Gluten Free

Why Go Gluten Free? Many people decide to eliminate gluten from their diets due to a medical condition called Celiac disease. People with this disease lack the enzyme necessary to process gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. However, you don’t have to suffer from Celiac disease to be adversely affected by gluten. Even being sensitive to gluten and still eating it can really mess you up! If you have not been diagnosed with Celiac disease but suspect … Continue reading

Discipline and Healthy Eating…Get on the Healthy Eating Bus!

Discipline and healthy eating Healthy eating is truly so simple that in our society, with the “food” choices that are easily available to us, it can be challenging and can require self discipline. The fast food we can grab on the go does not serve our long term health, and there are many nuances to the foods that appear healthy that we must learn and consider when making choices as to what to put in our bodies. I was talking … Continue reading