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Food allergy vs food intolerance: why allergy free doesn’t equal ‘eat what you want’

According to foodallergy.org, up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. Food allergies have greatly changed celebrations and lunches at schools as well as food handling in other public places over the past few years. This may make you extra thankful that you don’t have food allergies. But …

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Foods and headaches: eating for, and proactively against, the headache pain

Start managing that nagging, or sometimes debilitating, pain now by combining your knowledge about foods and headaches. What better time to be more mindful than during the holidays – when you are more likely to sleep less, drink more alcohol and coffee and less water and eat less healthy – together a recipe for headaches …

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How to carve a pumpkin right into your diet and why: pumpkin health benefits

Adapted from Reap the health benefits of pumpkin year-round   Halloween marks the time of year when grocery stores fill up with pumpkins. We go crazy over pumpkin carving. And a few souls actually roast and eat the seeds or start dreaming about that pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. But did you know this hearty, fruit-producing vegetable is …

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Hashimoto’s disease: could it be the underlying cause for your unexplained misery or fatigue?

Could Hashimoto’s disease secretly be causing hypothyroidism for you? And what does your thyroid do anyhow? Let me tell you. It does a whole lot. And you need it to be healthy. Understanding Hashimoto’s disease The autoimmune disorder Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also called lymphocytic thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s disease, occurs when antibodies working against your thyroid gland …

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Discover the truth about dark chocolate vs milk chocolate

Are your taste buds and brain whirling as you try to choose dark chocolate vs milk chocolate? You’re not alone. The average American consumes 12 pounds of chocolate per year (history.com). It’s definitely my go-to treat since I’ve been eating gluten free and dairy free. We can find tons of information out there about chocolate, …

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