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5 Things You Need to Know About Gluten

5 Things You Need to Know About Gluten

Health
Unless you've been on a media-free diet, you probably saw Jimmy Kimmel Live's hilarious "What is Gluten?" video, in which none of the gluten avoiders interviewed could explain exactly what gluten is. The truth is, most of my gluten-free clients don't really know what it is either (check out my previous post Your 5 Worst Gluten-Free Mistakes), but they do know that they feel better when they avoid it.But there's a problem: I noticed that some of the things people said in Kimmel's video, like where they think gluten is found, were just plain incorrect. The video has more than 2 million views, so I thought it would be helpful to provide a primer. Here are five things you should know before starting a gluten-free diet, in order to reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.Gluten is a proteinYup...
How do I know what to invest in?

How do I know what to invest in?

Finance
Money guide for MillennialsYou're not the only one feeling overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds out there. A lot of young people who are new to the investing game feel so intimidated by all the choices, that they shy away from investing altogether. But avoiding your 401(k), or keeping all your money in a savings account can cost you in the long run. Just by following a few simple steps, you'll be earning returns like the pros (or better). Step 1. Start with retirement accounts Your company 401(k) plan is a good entry point. Financial planners advise you stash away at least 10% of every paycheck for retirement. It may not sound like a lot, but the magic of compounding will surprise you. "If a young professional, say she is 25, earn...
Angelina Jolie's new diagnosis: What to know about Bell's palsy

Angelina Jolie's new diagnosis: What to know about Bell's palsy

Health
In a newly released interview with Vanity Fair, actress Angelina Jolie opens up about her struggle with Bell’s palsy, a rare and often mysterious neurologic condition. The Oscar-winning actress, who split from longtime husband Brad Pitt in late 2016, expressed concern that in caring for her six children post-divorce, she let her own health decline. Jolie reported turning to acupuncture for relief from Bell’s palsy and noted that she has since made a full recovery. Here's what you need to know about the rare neurologic disease. Bell’s palsy is a condition that leads to paralysis of the facial nerve, the peripheral nerve responsible for facial movement. Sufferers develop one-sided facial weakness -- generally over a matter of hours or days -- that can result in eyebrow sagging, inability
7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

Health
I’ve been getting asked about matcha a whole lot lately. I heard that matcha shots were the “it beverage” at New York Fashion Week, and many dedicated coffee lovers are ditching java in favor of matcha. If you’re curious about this trendy beverage, here are seven things you should know.RELATED: Join Health for a Weekend at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort in April!It's a special form of green teaMatcha literally means "powdered tea." When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil), which is then