Photo Contest: False Food Label Claims

Step into any grocery store and you’ll see lots of products with claims like “Multi-grain,” “Healthy,” “All-natural” or “Gluten Free.”  The trouble is, many of these so-called “health foods” contain some of the worst ingredients, including excess sugar, suspect chemicals and additives banned in many other countries....more

Do You Need a Workout Partner? Be Active Together!

I have a rather hectic schedule, and I work out at times when most of my friends are sleeping (to be honest, when most of the world is sleeping), and my motivation to get out running every day happens to be my dogs. If they don’t want to go out running in the bitter cold at 5am? I basically dig deep with every excuse to get out there, but there are days that I just am dead in the water and I really need some inspiration....more

USHealth Group: Helping the Health System Work Better for Everyone

If you've been having problems about American healthcare, you're not the only one. The health care system is undergoing numerous systemic changes, and consumers like us will occasionally be confused about their various options and possibilities. Previous medical plans may no longer apply, and customers are now asked to sort through a number of new plan options to choose health care coverage for themselves and their families. ...more

Protein from Veggies and Fruits

A flextarian diet is a diet that focuses on balancing plant-based foods with occasional meat (fish, chicken, beef, pork - whatever). Most people believe you have to have meat in your diet in order to get enough protein. Look at this great picture I found which clearly shows you can get protein from plant based foods.   Heather L Hurst...more

Share Your World – 2013 Week 45

What was the most important event in your life last week?Last week involved a series of hospital and doctor visits for my entire family, including me. But, I think the most important one was my dad's successful recover from his lung biopsy.  The area where they punctured his lung is still tender, but he is in good spirits....more

Gluten Free Medications, What is Really Safe?

It started this past Sunday night, I was so incredibly thirsty that it could only mean one thing - I was coming down with a cold. Sure enough, I woke up Monday morning very congested and with a slight sore throat. Luckily this cold hasn't progressed to be too unbearable, but I would love to be able to smell and taste again real soon. I decided to run to the store during my lunch break to find something to alleviate some of my symptoms and grabbed a box of Alka Seltzer Plus, since I've heard it works well. I got back to my computer and decided to look it up online to make sure it was really gluten-free, despite the ingredients not listing anything sketchy. Boy am I glad I did, the company states on its website (mind you nowhere on its packaging):"We do not add any gluten to our products. However, we cannot guarantee that they are 100% gluten free as this product is produced in a facility that manufactures or packages other items which may contain gluten"...more
lazyglutenfree I agree re: "one stop shop" and GFRD. They are a great group all around! And ...more

Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

That almost sounds like “do you have the time” or “do you have change for ten bucks”, doesn’t it? Except Type 2 Diabetes is not at all funny. I am stunned to learn that more than 62 million in India are diabetic and 1 in 2 of them don’t know they have it. By 2025 this number is expected to escalate to 80 million when India will be crowned Diabetes Capital of the World. Not a nice thing. Certainly not a title to aspire for....more

The Untapped Dimension of TBI

Gym Observations: Workout Barbie vs. Sweaty Barbie

*Sweaty Barbie refused to be photographed.*1. Workout Barbie: She enters the gym as though we're all expecting her a la "the p...more