AuthorityNutrition: Are Oats and Oatmeal Gluten-Free?
They are, but cross-contamination is a huge problem. I eat oats only when I know I can ‘take a chance’ with my health.
I’ll take the opportunity to interject another interesting cross-contamination source. Coffee. I bought some mass market coldbrew coffee, and had some problems. I chalked it up to acidity (even though cold brew is supposed to be lower), kept drinking, and had worse problems. Doing research (I’m SO sick of researching things) ... coffee in America is of course not subject to cross-contamination in general. It’s the source countries. They use the same trucks for the coffee harvest that they use for hauling wheat and other grains. So some, especially cheaper coffees, can be significantly contaminated.
Unfortunately, everyone changes their sourcing all the time. I stick with one brand until symptoms start, and then start gently trialing others.
Celiac/gluten issues blow the big one. I hate it.
TBTimes: At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction.
Hmmm. I wonder about other ‘local source’ restaurants around the US. Santa Fe, we’ve had our share of pretentious hokum over the years. A local newspaper should do an in-depth story.
SF New Mexican: Raid, payroll issues at Santa Fe Baking Co.
Backstory. The penalties and interest on back taxes are crippling.
SF New Mexican: Longtime customers stumped by locked doors at Santa Fe Baking Co.
Good grief. Even Mary-Charlotte can’t get her stuff! Hope this gets cleared up soon. Another ‘anchor’ spot in Santa Fe, at risk.
UPI: Study links Splenda to higher risk of leukemia.
Knew there’d be issues. Even having a piece of gum with Splenda sends me to the bathroom. Those I know who have imbibed for a long period - now that I read the article and make a correlation (which is not causation, but interesting nonetheless) - I realize they’re largely all dead of various cancers.
WSAZ: Anonymous tip claims raw milk caused illnesses at Capitol
“In the weeks after passing a bill allowing West Virginians to drink raw milk, one delegate brought the drink in to celebrate and, eventually, several lawmakers have gotten sick.” The CDC says raw milk is one of the riskiest foods to consume.
co.design: How Bon Appétit Shot Its March Issue With An iPhone.
Like trying to squeeze a bowling ball through a keyhole. Some think it’s funny, some find a ‘zen’ moment (of dubious value), others say “why would you even bother”?
Mashable: This cinnamon roll donut will make your dessert dreams come true.
Breaking my gluten-free heart ... (cinnamon being one of my favorite flavors) ...
Authority Nutrition: Fresh vs Frozen Fruit and Vegetables - Which are Healthier?
Interesting! I supposed ‘canned’ didn’t make the cut. I’ve always preferred canned corn to frozen, for some strange reason. More ‘tooth’, al dente ... mouthfeel.
The Atlantic: Tea Consumption in the United Kingdom Show Steep Decline.
Authority Nutrition: Synthetic vs Natural Nutrients - Does it Matter?
SciAm: How Your Gut Affects Your Bones.
“In fact, the microbiome is now known to influence heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and obesity - and scientists are discovering new links every year. The microbiome is no longer just a preoccupation of microbiologists. It’s finally getting the attention it deserves across all areas of medicine.” I tell you, if I had my career to do over ... researching gut bugs.
US News: The ‘lower risk of Alzheimer’s’ MIND Diet - What To Know.
Not draconian. I’d like to see the research first, though.
BBC/In pictures: Inside former Swiss army bunkers.
No foolin’? Shiitake mushrooms, grown in WWII Swiss Army bunkers. I marvel at another piece of worthless-but-fascinating trivia.
Guardian.UK: Meat eating could save the planet.
Interesting arguments I’ve not heard before.
Archaeology News Network: Prehistoric teeth reveal how our ancestors ate 400,000 years ago.
“Grab some aurochs steak – or whatever is on the menu – with one hand. Grip it between your teeth and, with your other hand, use a small flint blade to slice off a manageable bite size. But watch out because those flint tools are sharp and if you’re not careful, you could chip or graze your own choppers.”
Vox: The Great British Baking Show breaks all the reality TV rules.
I took a shot and previewed it on Netflix. And got addicted. They’ve only got Season One available for viewing, but I’m already slavering for Season Two. And I wonder why everyone in the UK isn’t the size of a bleedin’ house.
SF Reporter: Bobcat Bites It - Sale would end tradition along old Las Vegas Highway.
Maybe. Unless someone buys and revives it.
MeFi: His Noodly Appendage.
Cool. I’ll have to try this with a gluten-free dough.
TED/Ideas: Should you stop eating fish?
Some vectors most don’t consider.
CancerResearchUK: Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know.
“We know that, out of every 1000 people in the UK, about 61 will develop bowel cancer at some point in their lives. Those who eat the lowest amount of processed meat are likely to have a lower lifetime risk than the rest of the population (about 56 cases per 1000 low meat-eaters). If this is correct, the WCRF’s analysis suggests that, among 1000 people who eat the most processed meat, you’d expect 66 to develop bowel cancer at some point in their lives – 10 more than the group who eat the least processed meat.” My italic emphasis.
Interestingly, someone’s using one of my burner Outlook.com addresses ...
... to order Domino’s Pizza, delivered.
The receipts are quite entertaining. I’m flummoxed at how to stop something like this. Since the user is the one entering the wrong email, I guess I just sit back and enjoy seeing their choices.
The Atlantic: The Recession Hurt Americans’ Retirement Accounts More Than Anybody Knew.
“If someone had $10,000 in 2008 and lost 25 percent of it, they’d need a gain of 33 percent just to stay even. In fact, we found that the average gain was far smaller than what would have been needed to recover from the steep losses in 2008.” Read this idiocy. And they don’t even mention those who, because of the recession, had to make early withdrawals (with penalty). Few of my acquaintance have recovered their losses.
When you have a kid, slug about $5K in the best interest-earning account you can find. They should be taken care of, when they reach retirement age. In fact, the government should just go ahead and do it.
Vox: I get food stamps, and I’m not ashamed — I’m angry.
“It makes me burn when people assume I could give something up and then I wouldn’t need assistance.” And there is a very good point within - one can’t forget the preparation time for so-called ‘healthy meals’. Having to be gluten free, I can tell you even without foodstamps I can fully understand this argument.
Western Digs: Cocoa, Caffeinated ‘Black Drink’ Were Widespread in Pre-Contact Southwest.
“The results revealed that more than 20 percent of the ceramics contained traces of either cocoa or a potent concoction known as ‘black drink,’ made from yaupon holly, known to scientists as Ilex vomitoria.” Slamming the era’s “Red Bull”. The scientific moniker, vomitoria, does NOT sound promising, however.