gluten-free?

Recently on CNN.com I couldn’t resist watching a video titled, Gluten-free not needed by some.

I was pleasantly surprised to see none-other-than Dr. Mark Hyman of the Ultra Wellness Center on to discuss the issue. Dr. Hyman was my very first introduction to functional medicine as mentioned in this post.

The reporter makes a valid point, the food industry is making big bucks playing off of misunderstanding and fear of gluten.

  • gluten-free products are a $10 billion industry
  • gluten-free purchases went from 5% of households in 2010 to 11% in 2013

Hyman is brilliant in his contribution to the topic. If food has a health claim on the label, it’s probably bad for you. Gluten free cake and cookies is still cake and cookies. It doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for you to be consuming. Eat real food! (author ‘s comment: GO PALEO!) 🙂 read more

more on green tea

We’re HUGE green tea drinkers. From the way I talk about it, you’d think I work for one of the Japanese green tea companies. Alas, I do not. 🙂

Here is yet another study linking green tea with health benefits. In this case, brain healing properties.

• Titled, Green tea catechins potentiate the neuritogenic action of brain-derived neurotrophic factor: role of 67-kDa laminin receptor and hydrogen peroxide, the paper set out to explore green tea’s potential for increasing the activity of a nerve growth factor known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), essential for the growth, maintenance and survival of neurons. read more