| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis weighs in on gluten-free diets.
Have you walked in the grocery store lately and seen a plethora of products labeled "gluten-free?" Do...
| 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...
| May 18, 2013
For more than 20 years, Kristine Kidd tasted what came her way as the food editor at Bon Appetit magazine. But she never felt great.
"I had digestive issues my whole life," she says, but 21/2 years ago, the aching joints, bloating, fatigue and digestive...
| May 18, 2013
A by-no-means exhaustive list of resources follows. Please send us your favorites.
Celiac Disease Foundation, based in Studio City. Information, seminars and product shows, children's summer camp.
Mayo Clinic. Information on health and gluten-free...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Saturday is Doughnut Day at Dee's One Smart Cookie in Glastonbury. We'll often head there — my kids and I — all the way from West Hartford, looking for a blueberry, a chocolate or on old-fashioned. It's the kind of trip I made with my dad...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:58 PM
When it comes to holiday desserts, going gluten-free doesn't require hours in the kitchen.
"Baltimore is a haven for those who require a gluten-free diet," says Kate Hudkins, the editor of the Gluten-free in Baltimore blog (glutenfreebaltimore.blogspot....
| Nov 5, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Wedding day: Oct. 14, 2012
Her story: Lauren Webb, 26, grew up in Glen Burnie. She is the grants manager for Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland. Her father, Gary Webb, works for Verizon, and her mother, Renee Webb, is a neonatal nurse at the...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Q: We have just come back from Kathy's Gazebo Restaurant in Boca Raton. All four of us had the Dover sole. It's the best. Could you get me the recipe? — Janet Blake, Highland Beach/Michigan
A: For the last 14 years, owners Gerard Hascoat and...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:46 AM
First-born child? Sorry about that.
The likelihood of food allergies shrinks the lower down in your family birth order your are, according to a study out of Kyoto University in Japan. Surveying of the parents of 13,000 children between ages 7 and 15,...