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Gluten Free Menu

5 Easy Gluten-Free Substitutions Even though the majority of us do not have Celiac Disease (a true allergy to gluten), I have found that most people are somewhat intolerant or sensitive to gluten.  If you think about your typical diet, you may find that gluten products are found in every single meal you eat.  If […]

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Best Tasting Gluten Free Pasta

Most people know that pasta is not the healthiest food.  And whole grain pastas tend to be inflammatory for a lot of people. I generally use brown rice pasta because it is easy to find at the stores, but I wanted to explore more gluten-free pasta options.  I decided to do some taste testing of […]

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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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