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Posted on November 26, 2013 by Marlisa Brown | 0 comments
[Photo credit: U.S. Dept of Agriculture] Going gluten free? No worries, this Thanksgiving can still be fantastic. Pass the shrimp cocktail, antipasti, and turkey but don’t stop there.  Put out some cheese and gluten-free crackers, just double check the cocktail sauce for gluten, use a gluten-free bird, and use gluten-free broth to make your gravy and thicken it with rice flour or cornstarch.  Mashed potatoes...
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Posted on November 24, 2013 by Marlisa Brown | 0 comments
[Photo credit: Flickr danielspils] Dreidels and potato pancakes are two fixtures of the festival of lights, commonly known as Hannukah. Many holiday favorites fit perfectly into a gluten-free diet, which may surprise some holiday cooks. For instance, a dreidel-shaped cookie is a quick and easy treat. Just melt gluten-free chocolate, such as Nestle's semi sweet chocolate chips or Hershey’s milk chocolate, in the microwave...
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Posted on November 21, 2013 by Peter Levine | 0 comments
This post also appears on ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. I talked to a stroke group the other day. They were about 30 strong, and they were feisty. I do talks all over the country on the state of stroke recovery research. I have spoken to audiences that have included therapists, doctors and researchers. But...
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Posted on November 18, 2013 by Demos Health | 0 comments
With reporting from Katie Mayer. At the young age of 8, Kim Koeller, award-winning author of the 2014 Let’s Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free, dreamt of being an astronaut and traveling the 477,714 round-trip miles between the Earth and the Moon. When she realized that she liked other subjects more than science, Kim’s passion quickly changed to traveling...
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Posted on November 18, 2013 by Stewart Fleishman | 0 comments
Many of us take great pride in controlling our lives, or at least the parts of our daily life that we can control. Our access to information through on-line media or in person enables us to have the information to do so at our fingertips. Counting on that ability falls short when we face a cancer diagnosis in ourselves or a loved one. By definition, cancer is cell growth out of control. If we have done the things we are supposed to do to promote and preserve our health,...