Valerie Berkowitz

Gluten-Free Living 101: How to Avoid Foods That Cause Gluten Disorders

Dilly Dip Gluten-Free Ingredients

Anyone can have celiac disease or gluten insensitivity; some people experience mild symptoms and others more severe ones. The breadth of symptoms, from bloating to joint pain to infertility, make gluten sensitivity difficult to diagnose with standard tools. Understanding how to avoid the foods that cause celiac and other gluten-related disorders may provide you with the answers – and the relief – you seek.

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Farmers Markets: A Total Grocery Solution

CarbSmart Magazine June 2013

Farmers Markets: A Total Grocery Solution By Valerie Berkowitz in the June 2013 issue of CarbSmart Magazine. Think the farmer's market was just for tomatoes? Think again. With the explosion of local small farms, farmer's markets provide an astonishing array of excellent quality food at a more reasonable cost than you might imagine.

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I Have Insulin Resistance, Now What? (Part 3 of 3, Who Am I?)

Valerie Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Looking for the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance is only the beginning of the journey - there is a bigger issue. A major problem lies in the attitude and standards of practice for health care professionals. Valerie Berkowitz continues to look at her history with insulin resistance to help guide you to learn how to feed yourself with what your body really needs.

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Causes and Symptoms of Insulin Resistance During Pregnancy (Part 2 of 3, Who Am I?)

Low Carb Pregnancy

In order to figure out my unexplained and substantial weight gain, my starting point of thought was "What is the underlying cause for this excessive weight gain during my pregnancy, and why was it so difficult to get it off?" Valerie Berkowitz shares part 2 of her personal story about her history with Dr. Atkins and how she learned about insulin resistance during pregnancy.

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