Archives for the ‘News’ Category

What Really Causes Celiac Disease?

Hello readers, Just wanted to share another great piece from the Sunday NY Times about gluten (they are giving it a fair share of attention lately!). This one is a theory about what really causes celiac disease, based on a study comparing celiac rates among Finnish and Russian populations (who have similar genetics and consume […]

Article in EcoSalon on Elimination Diets

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know I was quoted in an article by Rosie Spinks in the online magazine EcoSalon about elimination diets. It’s a pretty good article and explores the debate between those who say food sensitivities (such as gluten intolerance) are just a “fad” and those who say food sensitivities are […]

The Raw Milk Debate, Continued…

Just thought you might be interested in this blog post about the CDC’s data about raw milk: http://www.thecompletepatient.com/journal/2012/2/22/hey-when-raw-milk-data-dont-go-your-way-try-some-gymnastics.html The author, David Gumpert, was one of the panelists at a Raw Milk Debate at Harvard University last week. Here is also a youtube link to that debate if you have time to listen to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLRdihFi6gw […]

Organic Pastures Raw Milk Recall – Real Threat Or Witch Hunt?

  This weekend I went to the farmers’ market and found the tent where I would buy raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy completely empty. The woman who normally sells it had set up a table there and was explaining to customers that the dairy had been shut down by the California Department of Food and […]

Amazon.com’s Injustice Toward Bloggers and the State of California

You may have missed this little bit of news last week, but the State of California just passed a law requiring the collection of sales tax on all internet purchases, regardless of where it is shipped from. As a result, with no notice, amazon.com abruptly terminated all advertising contracts with affiliates in California, including bloggers […]

Hooray For Health Care Reform…Wait, What?

It is ironic that today, the day that Massachusetts elected a Republican who vowed to stop health care reform in its tracks, we got a letter from our health insurance company saying that they are going to raise our premium by 70 percent.  SEVENTY percent.  Is that even legal??  Not that they ever paid a […]

A Little Perspective On The Flu

  Alright, I just can’t resist responding to the hysteria that is going around regarding the swine flu.  This post doesn’t have much to do with being gluten-free or dairy-free but rather health and wellness in general, and peace of mind.  The media is acting like the world is about to end, and people are going along […]

Our Daily Salt

Today in the Science Times there was a piece by John Tierney on Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative to cut the amount of salt in processed and restaurant foods in half in New York City (link to article here).  Mr. Tierney asserts that the initiative is unwillingly making all New Yorkers participate in a study to see […]

Increasing Popularity Of Raw Milk

Hi all, well the growing demand for good old-fashioned straight-from-the-cow raw milk has caught the attention of the mainstream media in a favorable review on msn.com (click here).  The article discusses the difficulty of obtaining raw milk, which is perfectly legal to buy and consume anywhere in the U.S. but is illegal to sell in […]

Presidential Food Policies

Many of you know I am a huge fan of Michael Pollan, food writer and journalist for the New York Times Magazine.  If you haven’t read Omnivore’s Dilemma or In Defense Of Food, you need to.  Michael Pollan is one of our strongest advocates for healthy eating, leading a movement from an industrial, processed food […]