How Gluten Free is Your GF Diet?

Two new studies found that celiac patients following a gluten-free diet were still exposed to gluten–about the amount in one bite of bread–every day. These studies are particularly upsetting since all the participants were doing their best to follow a gluten-free diet, and for people with celiac disease, any amount of gluten can lead to…

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How to Ditch Sugar

Consuming too much sugar has been tied to all kinds of chronic diseases, from heart disease and cancer to type 2 diabetes and dementia. The American Heart Association recommends keeping added sugars under 25 grams a day for women and kids, and under 36 grams a day for men. That’s less than the sugar in…

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Massage Manages Pain Better Than Opiates

Two studies from the VA (one from Portland!) found what we’ve suspected for a long time: opiates just don’t work for long-term pain control. And they can lead to serious addiction problems. In these studies, patients who received over-the-counter pain relief or massage reported reported the same or even less pain than those receiving opiates.…

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