| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:28 PM
"Free-from" food products, whether they're labeled sugar-free, fat-free or gluten-free, are fast becoming a trendy lifestyle choice, regardless of allergies or intolerance.
The popularity of these products, tastier and more widely available than ever, is...
| Apr 11, 2012
According to one lab that tests for "toxic food syndrome," eating green peppers may cause bloating or lethargy. Lemons might trigger headaches. Other common foods like corn, soy, egg whites, whey and chicken "may act like a poison in your body," the...
| Apr 11, 2012
If you're considering a food intolerance test, read the company's marketing materials with a critical eye. A quick scan of websites selling food intolerance tests revealed some inaccurate statements. Here are some of the most common:
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:00 AM
When La Ca˝ada Flintridge resident Oliver Kolevski’s 11-year-old son, Max, was diagnosed with gluten and lactose intolerances a year ago, he had a hard time finding healthy foods for him to eat.
“I had to find a way to send my son to school,...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 11:31 AM
After spending seven years as director of the Harford County Public Library Foundation, Vanessa Milio recently took over the reigns of the county's chamber of commerce earlier this year and became the organization's first female CEO.
“As a leader,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:07 AM
Henry Hunt said goodbye to gluten not because a doctor told him to, but because — like so many others — he decided he was better off without it.
"I diagnosed myself," he says, "because I'm really in tune with my body."
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Sarah Wu does not look like a troublemaker. The slight, blond mom comes off, by her own admission, as "a super nice person … without a bad word to say."
That may be why the speech pathologist was able to crank out an incisive daily blog...
| Nov 7, 2011
Two years ago, Mrs. United States 2011 Shannon Ford was diagnosed with celiac disease, an intestinal disorder triggered by eating gluten. Since then, she has embraced "a paleo lifestyle" that includes eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts and...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
| Aug 4, 2012
It's too late to lose that unwanted weight for summer. But if you start now — and aim to shed a modest 2 pounds a week — you could drop as much as 40 pounds in time to ring in 2013.
The hardest part, however, might be choosing a new diet....
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:35 AM
A year and a half ago, plagued with what appeared to be a sinus infection and recurring low energy, Ed O’Brien had hisádoctor run a number of tests to find out why he felt so run down.
The test led to two results: A diagnosis that O’Brien was...