Author Archives: Recipe Team

In My Pantry: 10 Foods to Fight Autoimmune Flares

By Maria Ruiz

In May 2014, I suffered a major lupus flare. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that comes about when the immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks its own tissues in multiple body systems. My symptoms included extreme fatigue, fever, inflammation and extensive swelling. I knew I didn't want to be on multiple medications, so I decided to research ways in which food could help my body heal itself.

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I Looked Pregnant…but it was SIBO

By Dr. Jennifer Wolkin

Let’s rewind.  February 2013, I noticed that I’d become more bloated than usual after a hearty meal.  I experienced a feeling of pressure in my stomach, as well as visceral pain, both of which converged to create a really uncomfortable experience.   I also had GERD, and my heart felt fiery.  My xiphoid process felt irritated.  I was a hot digestive mess.     As uncomfortable as i

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Pickled Versus Fermented Foods: Which Is Better for Your Gut?

By Emilie Berner & Ryan Warren

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between pickled and fermented foods? Lately, there’s been a lot of confusion surrounding the difference between pickled and fermented foods. How are these foods prepared? Are there any health benefits? Here we set out to explain what separates those kosher dill pickles we eat with our sandwiches from the kimchee we eat alongside our ramen noodles.

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Easy to Make Meals for Reducing Chronic Pain by a Fitness Star Who Did

By Megan Densmore

I have fibromyalgia and hypoglycemia. While these conditions are challenging in and of themselves, they are especially difficult for a competitive athlete!   It took multiple trials, before I finally found a balanced diet that worked for my conditions and my lifestyle. Today I follow a gluten free, low lactose, low sugar diet. I avoid white sugar, especially the overly processed versions a

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From 20 Pills a Day to Remission: How I Beat Crohn’s Using Food!

By Cristina Rose

Diagnosed, medicated, and feeling fine When I was 19, I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I was prescribed a daily cocktail of anti-depressants (my doctor felt stress made the disease worse) and other medicines to try to combat the disease. Suddenly, I went from being a normal, healthy teenager to taking 20 pills a day. At first--besides the constant fatigue and a scary low weight of 85 pound

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5 Burning Questions About How to Lose Weight Answered

By Joel Fuhrman, M.D.   I am constantly receiving questions from readers and patients about achieving weight loss and all the factors that impact their success. Here are five that might be helpful to you as well:   What makes a food addictive? Most addiction involves high glycemic foods, salt, oil or high fat animal products, such as cheese. The addictive potential is

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5 Easy 5-Ingredient (or less!) Weekday Spring Favorites!

By Casey Giltner, Nutritionist

Time to shake off the winter chill and celebrate spring! We've put together five flavor-packed recipes, each with five ingredients or less, to get you in and out of the kitchen with plenty of time left over to enjoy the sunshine.     Rise-and-Shine Avocado Coconut Milk Shake - Start your day right with this simple, satisfying, 5-ingredient smoothie. Dates and bananas add natura

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Dietitian Tells All: 4 “Healthy” Foods to Ditch and 5 Foods To Love

By Amanda Bontempo, MS, RD, CDN

As a Registered Dietitian at a major NYC hospital, I tell all my patients that optimal nutrition is about being an informed eater, an empowered eater. Being a healthier version of yourself isn't about giving up all your favorite foods, or fasting, or sticking to a severely restricted diet plan. It's about making small changes that collectively make real and lasting impact on health. That being sai

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7 Essential Tips I Use to Make Life Better with IBS

By Jennie Clark

Having spent many years battling IBS, I’ve picked up some tricks along the way that have been extremely helpful in managing my various symptoms. I hope you find them as helpful as they have been to me! 1. Morning Fruit: I mostly keep fruit intake to the mornings as I am able to digest a good amount without triggering an IBS reaction, whereas if I eat fruit later in the day I often develop abd

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DIY Homemade Hemp Milk

By Amy K. Fischer, MS, RD

Hemp milk, made from hemp seeds, provides a great non-dairy alternative and can also be used if your are lactose intolerant or eating nut-free. It is quick and easy to make, since hemp seeds do not require soaking, and it is nutty and creamy in taste. It is also a rich source of omega 3's and protein, containing all 10 essential amino acids.   All it entails is combining hemp seeds, wa

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Just Got Diagnosed with Celiac? 6 Facts You Need to Know

By Nicole Hallissey, RD, CDN

Unlike many other diseases, there is no medication to treat celiac disease. Instead, the total avoidance of gluten is the only way to stop the immune system from attacking itself. If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with celiac disease here are some important tips to take note of: 1. Avoid gluten in all forms. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. Some oats may be contami

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DIY: 3 Easy-to-Make Fermented Probiotic Drinks For Gut Health

By Casey Giltner, Nutritionist

Between the past decade's worth of yogurt commercials and the more recent kombucha craze, you've likely heard that probiotics are good for gut health. However, buying bottle after bottle of the fermented tea can get expensive, and not everyone can tolerate yogurt. Lucky for you, we’ve got three easy, make-at-home alternatives. Like kombucha and yogurt, benefits include increased immunity, bet

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I Conquered Lupus. 3 Lessons Learned from My Elimination Diet

By Maria Ruiz

Beating Lupus with Dietary Changes  In 2009, when I was first diagnosed with lupus, specifically Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, I was so upset that I fell into a state of depression. There were days when I could barely make it out of bed due to the pain and extreme fatigue. While I was prescribed medications, I still suffered from joint pain and just learned to live with it. In May 2014, I s

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Better-For-You Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

By Casey Giltner, Nutritionist

It's New Years Eve, and we’ve rounded up our three favorite better-for-you boozy beverages, guaranteed to help you ease into 2015 feeling your best! Our cocktails have less sugar than traditional syrupy-sweet cocktails, which can help minimize hangovers that are less than joyous. So eat, drink, and enjoy New Year’s festivities with nutritionist-approved recipes from Further Food. A toast to yo

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