| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:41 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease and "stomach bugs" may be more common during and immediately after heat waves, a new study suggests.
Swiss researchers looked at five years of records from one hospital and found more...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Many people today are looking for a healthier lifestyle, and that includes eating products that are being touted, rightly or wrongly, as healthy: for instance, acai berries, Pom Wonderful and gluten-free foods.
The phrase "gluten-free" is showing up...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Globe-trotters may be able to pick out poulet or huhn or pollo on a menu. And that may serve them well enough if they visit a country where English generally isn't spoken and stick to major tourist hotels and restaurants.
When they opt to dine at a tiny...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
There's something about fall — with its back-to-school, new-start feeling — that compels many of us to revisit our plans to diet, and sometimes those plans involve fads.
Even celebrities who can afford the best personal trainers,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Customers at the Hollywood restaurant ShopHouse occasionally remark, "Hey, this is like Chipotle."
And indeed it is. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, as it's officially known, takes parent company Chipotle's successful Mexican food format and...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Does eliminating specific foods from the diet, such as sugar or wheat, provide health benefits? Such cleansing has become a popular way for people to lose weight, boost energy and eat more healthfully. Liz Lipski, academic director for the Master of...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.”
Rebecca Makkai is...
| Nov 24, 2013
The Chopping Block:
Ginger molasses spice cookies with holiday sprinkles
Chef Sara Salzinski of the Chopping Block (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 312-644-6360, thechoppingblock.net) makes these cookies with her kids — Delilah, 8, and Jake, 4....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or guests who are allergic to nuts. But more people are choosing to eat gluten-free or learning they must do without gluten. And with pie crusts...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or people allergic to nuts. But gluten-free is another matter. Increasing numbers of people are choosing to forgo gluten (or learning they must...
| May 18, 2013
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein that is found in certain grains, including wheat, barley and rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
What problems prompt people to avoid gluten?
Gluten causes inflammation of the small intestine in...