News — Gluten-Free

One of my favorite food writers weighs in on the Paleo Diet.

Posted by Thomas Leavitt on

Michael Pollan explains what’s wrong with the pale diet. It's a short read with link to an in-depth podcast interview with Mr. Pollan. His advice to avoid any food that your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food is a sound guideline. "The paleo diet is hot. Those who follow it are attempting, they say, to mimic our ancient ancestors — minus the animal-skin fashions and the total lack of technology, of course. The adherents eschew what they believe comes from modern agriculture (wheat, dairy, legumes, for instance) and rely instead on meals full of meat, nuts, and vegetables . ....

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The Debate on Going Gluten-Free

Posted by Thomas Leavitt on

This is an interesting perspective on the Gluten Free trend. What I believe is that you avoid any food that has a health claim attached to it and has been processed or "enhanced". A balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, water, and vitamins is essential. Consumption of calories and exercise must be considered when looking to lose weight. T.L. Here's an interesting read on going Gluten Free from Gizmodo magazine: Read more . . .

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