Grain-free baking is all the rage. I personally believe in the goodness of whole grains; there are important nutrients in whole grains. The problem occurs when grains are overly processed or when a ton of sugar has been added to them. In our house we tend to stick to quinoa, rice, oats, and pasta. The kids of course eat gluten-free toast, but Pete and I try to avoid even gluten-free bread products. We just feel better doing so. Processed grains can cause and exacerbate inflammation in the body.
It's hard to believe August is almost over and we're heading into September. I actually like new beginnings and fresh starts. It's the perfect time to get back on track or to make some healthy new changes. If you're considering dairy-free living, now is the time to jump in. I recommend eliminating dairy to clients who battle inflammation of any kind. Dairy, cow's milk in particular, feeds inflammation in our bodies (caused by injury, stress, auto-immune disease, chronic pain).
It's cucumber season and this year there seems to be a plethora of cucumbers available at the Farmer's Market. Last year they were pretty hard to come by - it was such a dry, hot summer. I rarely eat cucumbers during the winter months. They taste nothing like locally grown cucumbers. I grew up on my Grandfather's cucumbers - crunchy and just the right amount of juice! Thankfully our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farmers, Circle Organics, know how to grow a cucumber.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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