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Gluten Free Santa Barbara

I discovered that it is getting easier to find gluten free products in Santa Barbara.   Lazy Acres and Whole Foods carry a variety of items and now even Vons has some items like brown rice pasta, crackers, etc.  Betsy has even given Gluten Free Talks at Whole Foods. I found that Cantwell’s in Summerland has […]

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Milk Dangers

You may not be aware of this, but milk consumption is a very controversial topic amongst the health care community. As a Registered Dietitian, I was initially taught that lower fat dairy products are fine in moderation and are needed for growing children and people with Osteoporosis. Now as a more experienced nutritionist, I never […]

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Going Gluten Free

So, what is gluten? Gluten is a protein component found in many grains, including wheat, rye, bran, spelt, oats, barley, plus many more. Gluten is in most breads, pastas, cereals, and crackers What’s the significance of gluten? Studies show that 1 in 258 people may have celiac disease. This condition is caused by the inability […]

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Dangers of Soy

Soy foods have become VERY popular these days. However, there seems to be a lot of controversy over the health benefits of soy. I am going to explain both sides of the story without bias, then I will give you my opinion, as I normally advice my clients. SOY BASICS It all starts with the […]

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