Few maladies are more miserable than a migraine headache. To add insult to injury, migraines are often triggered by the very food and drink people enjoy most, such as wine and chocolate. Now scientists believe they have figured out why this is true. It’s all about intestinal microbes and the way they interact with the chemicals in food.
Julia Mirabella is a Washington, D.C. based attorney who grew up enjoying Italian food. When the time came to pack her own lunches for the office, she began designing portable, delicious Mediterranean salads. In her book, Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go, she showcases tasty layered meals that fit easily in a wide-mouth jars.
Gluten sensitivity is a characteristic of three conditions: celiac disease (CD), wheat allergy, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). One percent of the population has celiac disease, the most serious of these conditions, and one in 1,000 people have wheat allergies. The incidence of NCGS is unknown, but it is certainly the most common of the three disorders.
Depression is a complex issue, with a multitude of physical and emotional causes. If you experience depression, however, or someone close to you does, you may want to consider whether dehydration could be a contributing factor. Dehydration is dangerous not just to your physical health, but also to your emotional well-being.
If you’re a fan of Indian food, you are probably familiar with turmeric. This bright orange herb gives curry its vibrant color, and it is used in most Indian dishes. What you may not know is that Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, uses turmeric as a medicinal ingredient.
You’ve decided to embark on a vegetarian lifestyle. Congratulations! Whether you are hoping to lose weight and improve your health, to protect the environment, or because you are an ally of animals, it’s a great choice.