Dr. Samantha natural health and gluten-free expert

Category Archives: Nutrition

Will a Gluten-free Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Will a Gluten-free Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Historically, I think people without celiac disease or a gluten intolerance have lost weight on a gluten-free diet because it has been harder to just grab junk. No more muffins at Starbucks. No more Krispy Kremes from the break room at work. But these days gluten-free foods are abundant in most urban and many suburban areas. And many gluten-free substitutes for bread products are highly refined and quite high in sugar.Continue Reading

Healthy Choices, YOUR Choices.

Healthy Choices, YOUR Choices.

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a mean-spirited blog post ranting about people who choose to avoid certain foods or types of foods. Both the original post and the comments bummed me out. It’s not that I think that the world should bend over backwards to accommodate folks with food sensitivities (or preferences for that matter), but because it seems so, well, judgmental toward people who choose to avoid foods that make them unwell in some way.Continue Reading

Dr. Samantha’s Top Ten Tips for Healthy Eating on Vacation

Dr. Samantha’s Top Ten Tips for Healthy Eating on Vacation

My approach when I am on vacation is no different than when I am at home. On occasion I eat something that isn’t “healthy,” but across the board I stay away from foods that don’t agree with me. Yes, it’s sometimes challenging logistically but here are some tips to make it easier. Continue Reading

Seriously, HOW did you get your kid to eat that?

Seriously, HOW did you get your kid to eat that?

Simple. Start from the beginning. And trust me, the earlier you start the better off you’ll be. Here are some tips to start your child off right. Continue Reading

Cook This: Farro and Roasted Butternut Squash.

Cook This: Farro and Roasted Butternut Squash.

Farro is a grain that is common in Italian restaurants and delis. You can find it here in the health food store and occasionally at restaurants- here in Portland, anyway. Continue Reading

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