Coconut Oil Benefits for Health

Coconut oil is antioxidant and contains many beneficial saturated fats. Fully two-thirds of the fats are medium-chain fatty acids, which help with digestion and absorption of the food that we eat. Some of those are caprylic, capric and lauric acids, which are known for being anti-viral and heart protective. These medium-chain fats are much easier than other…

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Amazing New Gluten-Free Protein Pasta

Amazing new gluten-free protein pasta for celiacs and gluten-sensitive people let you lose the refined grains and gain fiber and protein with great taste and texture. What a sea change there has been for celiacs and carbohydrate-sensitive people since the 1980’s. I remember when the Tinkyada company first came out with their rice pasta. It tasted…

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The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)

GREEN LIVING by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist November 13, 2014  The stories became far too frequent to ignore. Emails from folks with allergic or digestive issues to wheat in the United States experienced no symptoms whatsoever when they tried eating pasta on vacation in Italy. Confused parents wondering why wheat consumption sometimes triggered autoimmune reactions in their children but…

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Help for Sugar Cravings

The Sneaky Cause of Your Sugar Cravings  by Molly Shea Assistant Editor, Yahoo Health Sugar shocker: Americans eat about 20 teaspoons of the sweet stuff — every day! (Photo by PM Images/Photodisc/Getty Images) Sugar can’t catch a break these days. With everyone from from HBO comedian John Oliver to Yahoo’s Global New Anchor Katie Couric bashing sugar’s vice-like grip on…

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Managing Dietary Restrictions with a Plum

Increasing numbers of women and men seeking solutions for persistent health conditions are being encouraged by health professionals to change up their diet. In the news we are bombarded by information about why one should avoid fat, or maybe just saturated fat, why we should eat walnuts for heart health, or take a green coffee…

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Mango Llassi

Mango Llasi is a traditional drink of the Ayurvedic tradition, made from yogurt, water, fruit and sugar. It is used as a digestive aid. This is my version, unadulturated by the inclusion of sugar, but plenty sweet. I use plain kefir (a fermented yogurt-like drink made from kefir grains). It is said that kefir originated…

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