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Can Clean Eating Help Restore Hormonal Balance?


So, during a regular appointment earlier this week, my doctor confirmed what I've suspected for the past couple of months: My hormones are completely out of whack.

Ever dealt with a hormonal imbalance? It's pretty stressful. Not only can it cause weight problems and wreak havoc on your skin , but a hormonal imbalance sometimes brings mental health symptoms like depression, anxiety, and disorientation....
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Product Review: Dogfish Head Tweason’ale Gluten-Free Beer


I spent this past weekend in Asheville, North Carolina.

If you've never been, Asheville is an amazing city in North Carolina, part of a four-county metropolitan area and popular for its gorgeous mountains, live music, arts and crafts, locally grown and organic food, historical attractions like the Biltmore Estate and Thomas Wolfe House,

...beer.

Asheville is home to numerous breweries (such as
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Product Review: Road’s End Organics Gluten-Free Alfredo Mac and Chreese


When I first started my gluten-lite journey, it was easy to imagine some types of gluten-free foods.

For example, fruits and vegetables are gluten free, as are fresh eggs, meat, seeds and nuts, and most dairy products.

However, wrapping my brain around other gluten-free versions of certain foods, like breads and pastas, was a different story.

I've since discovered that I like some gluten-free bread, I'm...
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Product Review: Amy’s Kitchen Gluten-Free Pizza


Continuing on my gluten-lite journey, this week I've chosen a sort of convenience food - something you can unwrap, pop in the oven for a few minutes, and NOT feel guilty about!

PRODUCT:

Amy's Gluten-Free Non-Dairy Cheese Pizza. Like Schar's Gluten-Free Classic White Bread, this is another rice-based product.

Amy's Gluten-Free Non-Dairy Cheese Pizza is suitable for those with gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity as well as both vegans and vegetarians.

USES:

A quick lunch...
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Why I Started Eating Veggies with Every Meal

Like most big changes in my life, I sort of just woke up one day and decided it was time to eat a vegetable or salad with every meal.

Before this decision, I knew I wanted to find a way to lower the amount of non-helpful foods (chips, cookies, giant hunks of cheese, etc) I eat on a daily basis, but was also fully aware that just taking them away wouldn't do the trick. I...
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Stop Swallowing So Much Cash: 7 Tips For Healthy Eating On A Budget


Years ago, when I made the decision to become a vegetarian, I prepared answers for all the replies I knew were coming:

We have canine teeth for a reason.

You won’t get enough protein.

I give it two months.

(That last one was from my best friend. Supportive, huh?)

I wasn’t prepared for one of the most common replies I got, though:

Wow. That’s going to be really expensive.

At the time, the way I looked at it...
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Need a Delicious Summer Dessert? Try This Vegan Fruit Tart

Not to state the obvious, but it's hot. So hot that most of my cooking these days consists of me staring at the oven and then ordering take-out. It's not that I don't want to make myself dinner, it's just that my tiny kitchen threatens to roast me alive any time I even think of turning on the oven.

Unfortunately, my sweet tooth doesn't seem to register that baking is out of the question. All...
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Weekly Weigh-In: What Did Your Brain Chew On This Week?


Happy Friday, readers!

Okay, okay - technically it's not May anymore, but we had our last Mental Health Month 2012 Challenge on Tuesday, so we have to have a Weekly Weigh-In, right?

Right!

Tuesday I challenged you to learn a new recipe - one that's healthy for both your body and your brain.

Because this week was a busy one for me, I chose to learn a snack recipe. It's a vegetarian recipe for nachos. WebEcoist...
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