Articles and Links

Two More Links–Articles on Food

These are from the American Council on Exercise's latest (or almost latest) journal: Paleo Diet: http://www.acefitness.org/certifiednewsarticle/1872/a-diet-fit-for-a-caveman/?utm_source=Certified%2BNews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=October%2B2011&utm_campaign=Certified%2BNews&CMP=EMC-CertifiedNews_1011 Green tea: http://www.acefitness.org/certifiednewsarticle/1893/green-tea-a-dieter-s-secret-weapon/?utm_source=Certified%2BNews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=October%2B2011&utm_campaign=Certified%2BNews&CMP=EMC-CertifiedNews_1011

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Health and Cooking, Personal

Food Allergies and Intolerance, A Personal Opinion

What is the difference? An allergy is an immune response to a food protein, where the body mistakes the protein for something harmful. Tagged with Immunoglobulin E (IgE), the body undergoes a reaction, mild to life-threatening, manifesting in dermititis, gastrointestinal and respiratory distress, etc. An intolerance, on the other hand, is a negative reaction, often delayed,… Continue reading Food Allergies and Intolerance, A Personal Opinion

Health and Cooking, Recipes

Not All Pumpkins are Created Equal but They are Good for You

When we think of winter squash, the orange rounded bodies of Jack-o-lanterns come to mind. (Not the ones with carved faces. This is what a carving pumpkin is called.) Members of the Curcurbitaceae family, they come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors, and have common characteristics like hardened shells that are difficult to pierce,… Continue reading Not All Pumpkins are Created Equal but They are Good for You