Freaking out about Rice?

I sure am.

This week, a study about arsenic levels and rice consumption hit the news. The researchers at Dartmouth University found that each gram of rice consumed was associated with a 1% increase in total urinary arsenic output. What this means is that more than half a cup of cooked rice per day is comparable to consuming 1 L of water with the maximum allowed in public drinking water (10 parts per billion)!!

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Ten Things to Fight Allergies Naturally

I've already written about allergies last year: Springtime Allergies. Well, it's that time of year, so I'm going to do it again.

I love Spring -- birds chirping and building nests, flowers peeping, sandals on, sunlight later... But for many it's not always so pleasant: itchy/watery eyes, sneezing, and a stuffy nose.

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Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

I'm lucky. I don't have any issues with gluten, which is found in many grains, such as wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and others. Gluten is a composite of gliadin and glutenin. It's a fairly complex protein and gives dough its elasticity and chewiness, and as food has become more processed, the amount of gluten consumed now by the typical American is much higher than our ancestors.

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Welcome and Healthy Fats

Recently I met other holistic health practitioners in NYC at a health fair. They maintained blogs and mentioned the usefulness in doing so. So I'm succumbing to the World of Blogging. I hope to post useful information and my thoughts of health issues that come up. I encourage you to log on and post comments. Please feel free to ask me questions via the blog or via email at Welcome and enjoy!!

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