Lifestyle

Omni Hotels Introduce Gluten-free Breakfast Buffets Companywide

Then check out Omni Hotels because they have introduced a gluten-free breakfast buffet station companywide.  The station will include gluten-free cereals, granola and a variety of breads and muffins.  The gluten-free items will be on a separate table with a dedicated toaster to avoid cross-contamination. Are you on the gluten-free diet and looking for hotel accommodations?   This Examiner always travels ...

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What is “Healthy” Food to You?

In the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to ponder the question “What is healthy food?” It seems that many of us have very different perceptions. Maybe that’s what stands in our way some times, we think healthy food and healthy eating is not obtainable. It would be so much easier if my brain did not crave things like ...

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California Pizza Kitchen Pulls Gluten-free Pizza Crusts

Earlier this summer California Pizza Kitchen debuted gluten-free pizza on their menu. I was giddy. I loved CPK pre-gluten-free and couldn’t wait to go back and try their new pizza. Well,we did,and it was great,but our spirits were quickly dampened by the news that there could be major cross contamination issues going on in the kitchen. I decided to go back and investigate ...

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I’m deficient, You’re deficient, We’re all deficient? (Part 1)

I was recently reading a press release from Nature’s Path Organic about two of their new cereals. The press release made a familiar argument: the cereals “provide gluten avoiders with whole grains… unlike many gluten-free cereals which forfeit nutritional benefits…” The implication is that many gluten-free cereals (and other gluten-free processed foods, by extension) are more highly processed in order to ...

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Gluten Free Spells Success for Big Time Athletes

Finally it seems that athletes have become savvy to the benefits of a gluten free diet.  As the general population has started to become more aware of the prevalence of gluten sensitivities and Celiac Disease, there has been a noted increase in the number of athletes turning to the gluten free lifestyle in an attempt to maximize their training and ...

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National Jewish Health Expert Discusses Psychological Aspect of Living with Life Threatening Food Allergies

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mary Klinnert, PhD at National Jewish Health. Mary is an expert in child psychology and has numerous previous research studies on the effects of asthma on mental health.  She started her career mostly focusing on asthma, but in recent years, has turned much of her attention to the psychological aspects of living with life threatening ...

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Gluten Free Review: Mix1 Strawberry Banana Protein Shake

As a runner I have learned the importance of properly fueling my body. Skimping on calories & nutrients hurts performance and can hurt your body, too. Carbohydrates are important to supply muscles with glycogen for exercise and a snack of protein & carbs is important after running to help refuel & repair muscles. It imperative to begin this process as soon as ...

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Gluten Free Product Review: Sweet Potato Fries at Chick-fil-A

Back in May Chick-fil-A added sweet potato waffle fries to their menu. The sweet potato fries are still in development, so they are just gathering feedback at this time, which also means they are only available in select locations. Unfortunately, they were not available anywhere in Atlanta, but you can get them until August 31st at Chick-fil-A in Athens, GA. ...

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Gluten Free Banana Drunk Macaroons

I hadn’t realized it while planning this weeks’ posts, but there is an ongoing theme for many of the recipes this week. fiber + healthy and happy digestion I just love fiber, don’t you? Abusing my body throughout my teenage and early adult years left me with a very broken digestive system. After going through countless tests, x-rays, medications, hospital visits, acupuncture, ...

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