Happy Thangs-giving

My friend Erica on Facebook gave me that title. Love!Beware: Do recipes on my old Examiner.com column look wrong? Are they incomplete? If so, please be advised that when I left my column there in May, they published ALL recipes, including ones that … [Read more...]

Civil Disobedience for Low-Carbers

Just say no to croutons and senseless pasta killings.People are SO concerned about social convention and SO concerned about what others might think.It's time to take your health into your own hands.If people want to be difficult, it's time to employ … [Read more...]

MSG isn't always labeled as MSG

Monosodium glutamate, once made largely from various sources to enhance flavors of foods, is hard to pinpoint. Labeling doesn't always provide the information due to different terms for the stuff. Think it's not a problem?Hidden MSG is not limited to … [Read more...]

Spices can harbor secret, bad ingredients

Residing in the spice aisle, jars and containers of flavors vie for attention. The problem is that many assume these are healthy spices, devoid of anything other than the usual low-carb herbs many like to use in cooking.Some hidden ingredients you … [Read more...]

Ways to drink more water

It's not easy to drink 64 ounces of water a day, and you might not have to think of this task as one that is impossible.Try these tips for getting more water:1. Take a shot of water ever 30 minutes. A four ounce glass of the clear stuff every 30 … [Read more...]

Water: More than dihydrogen oxide

As snow makes way for warmer spring weather, is it important to visit the importance of staying hydrated.Five reasons to stay hydrated:1. Water is essential to life. While going without food for some time might not kill a human, going without water … [Read more...]

Spring cleaning for your low-carb home

You might be the only one in your home following a low-carb regimen, but that doesn't mean you can't make healthier choices for others living in your home. In honor of spring cleaning, here are some quick things you can do to ensure your family is … [Read more...]

Erythritol : Yet another sugar alcohol from corn

Just when you thought erythritol might be made of unicorns frolicking through Robert Pattison's hair...Erythritol is made from stuff like corn!Sure, this one causes supposedly less gastric distress, but that's not a reason to embrace it as the new … [Read more...]

What you need to know about sugar alcohols: Not so sweet

You're following a low-carb diet and you've seen them before: those low-carb, sugar free products in the stores or sold online that promise to assuage your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. But what do we really know about sugar … [Read more...]

Jennifer Aniston and Madonna among many celebrity low-carb fans

It's no surprise to anyone that low-carb eating is pretty healthy and delicious. Add that celebrities also follow some of the regimens available, and you have a recipe for change. Following plans like the Zone Diet and Sugar Busters, the A-listers … [Read more...]

Is the Food Pyramid a Scam?

Granted, I am not not a fan of the food pyramid; I just think people tend to abuse some of the notions while fully ignoring the rest.It's a little bit like the Constitution and how people tend to interpret what they want from it while eschewing the … [Read more...]

New weight loss surgery option requires no cutting. Meet TOGA

Can a new weight loss surgery be a palpable tool in health? sourceDr. Sayeed Ikramuddin is more than a surgeon: he's part of the University of Michigan team who are ready to begin performing weight loss surgery without a scalpel.The catch? You may … [Read more...]

A low-carber asks: What can I eat when I’m sick with the flu?

It's Thursday morning and you're praying to the porcelain princess. You've been passed out on the cold tile floor since three a.m. mumbling something about Smurfs and squirrels. What are some stomach soothers acceptable for low-carbers? Put down the … [Read more...]

Best reasons to consider low-carb

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Oh, you fresh! You've read the claims. You may have thought it was all about meat. And bacon. And butter. Or thoughts of dog-paddling in gravies and shaving with whole whipped cream have even your cholesterol quivering. Fear not. Low-carb (and … [Read more...]

Surviving Office Parties

Low-carb options from acauliflower base The boss brought you pizza to celebrate the impending weekend. Now, everyone noshes and looks at you out of the corner of your eye as ooey gooey cheese snaps from saucy crusts. It's hard to feel like an … [Read more...]