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Appetite-Suppressant Candy: The New Trend That Could Be Deadly

Photo: Jameela Jamil via Twitter

By now, most of you will have seen the photo above. It has sparked outrage, and for good reason. Sold by the Flat Tummy Co., these lollipops act to suppress hunger pangs. While these candies claim to be safe, the truth is they may be far from it. In fact, these suckers are dangerous in just about every way possible. Not only do they market themselves to a young and…

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Gluten Free Paris, France: Tips, Tricks & Top Picks

Paris, France. The city of love… of light… and of lots and lots (and let’s just say it again: LOTS) of gluten! Crusty baguettes, flaky croissants… all drool-worthy, craveable and infinitely Instagrammable cuisine that also happens to be dangerous for the celiac individual, myself included! Not only is France the land of bread, it’s also infamous for it’s less than welcoming approach to non-mainstream dietary requirements/preferences. Which means that France…

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Protein Cookies: Can You Snack Your Way to Good Health?

It’s official: you can now eat your cake and have it too. Well, if by cake you mean cookie and if by the rest of it you mean protein. That’s right y’all: protein cookies are here! And not just any protein cookies: gluten-free protein cookies. Naturally I had to do some noshing research on your behalf and report back. Right now our culture is pretty protein-obsessed. And for good reason!…

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Gluten Free Guide: Lunching in London

Shakespeare, the Queen Mummy, Big Ben … of all the things that came to my mind before my trip to London, “ease of gluten-free eating” was not among them. But wow was I in for a pleasant surprise! London is up and coming on the gluten-free scene – from street vendors to completely gluten-free restaurants, this city is happening! While celiac-safe dining still takes some planning, (cue my usual pre-travel…

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Why I Eat Sugar

At this point, most of us have heard it – repeatedly – throughout our lives: sugar is bad for us. That’s why many trainers and health gurus choose to eliminate or minimize it in their – and their client’s – diets. It’s also why magazines promising to improve our lives via slimmer waistlines dish us up recipes with big doses of guilt and sugar alternatives. It’s clear that sugar –…

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