| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:26 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular drugs that are used to control stomach acid may increase the risk of a serious vitamin deficiency, suggests a new study.
Researchers found people who were diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency were more likely to be...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Spelt enjoys a rich past as one of the most popular grains in ancient times. Yet, despite its role as a staple in ancient civilizations, and as a healer of illness in the Middle Ages, spelt lost its luster in the U.S. with the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:13 AM
I see a fair number of children between the ages of 4 and 7 who complain about headaches and tummy aches. This is a common age for children to begin talking about aches and pains.
I know this from personal experience, as I had a child who for several...
| Nov 24, 2013
The Chopping Block:
Ginger molasses spice cookies with holiday sprinkles
Chef Sara Salzinski of the Chopping Block (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 312-644-6360, thechoppingblock.net) makes these cookies with her kids — Delilah, 8, and Jake, 4....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or people allergic to nuts. But gluten-free is another matter. Increasing numbers of people are choosing to forgo gluten (or learning they must...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or guests who are allergic to nuts. But more people are choosing to eat gluten-free or learning they must do without gluten. And with pie crusts...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:40 PM
When I saw gluten-free Joe-Joe’s chocolate sandwich cookies on my last trip to Trader Joe’s, I thought I’d check out some chocolate options. I easily found six in supermarkets.
They’re all pretty good, and some are much better...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
There's something about fall — with its back-to-school, new-start feeling — that compels many of us to revisit our plans to diet, and sometimes those plans involve fads.
Even celebrities who can afford the best personal trainers,...
| Oct 18, 2013
Pizza is a year-round comfort food favorite, but I'd wager there's an uptick in demand with fall tailgates and after-school activities.
But for those who live with food allergies, even simple comfort foods, such as pizza, are off the table. For example,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who dwell on or "catastrophize" chronic stomach pain are likely to have lower quality of life than children with a better attitude, but parents can help their kids learn to cope, German researchers say.
The new study also...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The daily deluge of health studies, reports and statistics is often meandering and confusing.
After all, sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, snapshots of the American experience are revealed...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:17 AM
We’ve been checking out the many energy and snack bars on the market, and it seems there are plenty of choices for people who need or want to avoid gluten.
Some of them announce it on the front of the label; others require closer reading of the...