Friday, August 20, 2010

Nightshades, Cocktails and Gluten Intolerance

I got a question recently about nightshades and whether it was okay to eat them.  I had not heard that there were any problems so I did a little homework and found these articles, that claims some people may react to the alkaloids in some foods. The percentage of people with reactions is quite low, and both articles indicate that if you find you react to them, you should eat them in moderation.  Nightshade plants include tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and peppers.

This is a very funny article, written by a man, about what NOT to drink when you hit the bars on the weekend:  Cocktails that are Sabotaging Your Diet

I also got a question about going gluten free, and whether that was a good thing for everyone.  I was told by a doctor once that I had a gluten intolerance, and I will tell you it is very difficult to give up all gluten in your life.  However, if you want to experiement, give it up for a couple weeks and see if you feel better.  Gluten Intolerant and Celiac Disease, How to Know and What to Do

Finally, the FTC had done something about all these crazy on line ads for Acai Berry products and ordered internet sales to cease.  Federal Trade Commission Orders Acai Berry Marketers to Halt Internet Sales

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