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CarbSmart Magazine Issue 5 July 2013

Exercising in the Heat – How To Keep Your Cool

Just a few months ago, I was writing about the joy of being outside after a cold winter. Now it seems the weather has conspired against those that wish to be outside with ever-higher temperatures and percentages of humidity to match. How does one stay active through the blazing days of summer without retreating indoors to air conditioning?

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CarbSmart Magazine Issue 5 July 2013

One Good Turnip Deserves Another

Finding turnips on a restaurant menu is a rare event, but smart chefs are rediscovering this versatile vegetable. Turnips can be baked, stir-fried, mashed, deep fried, stewed, hash browned, au gratined, pickled, roasted, grilled, or used in soups, and the leafy tops prepped like mustard greens. Inexpensive, under-appreciated and often overlooked, this cousin of mustard is fairly easy to grow, and can be found in farmers markets throughout much of the growing season.

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

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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The Down Side to Prescription Drugs – What You May Not Know

Many people taking prescription or OTC meds are willing to risk some mild side effects to feel better. Package inserts, drug info sites on the Internet, pharmacists, and the prescribing practitioner can be helpful providing information about side effects. However, one of the potentially damaging side effects you are rarely told about is the negative effect of medications on nutrient levels. Drugs can interfere with absorption of nutrients or inappropriately increase excretion. Keep in mind that vitamins and minerals play a major role in hundreds and hundreds of chemical reactions in the body vital for life.

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