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In the Spotlight: Sweet Connection, The Gluten Free Kitchen, Dubai.

Great accomplishments begin with small steps as seen in the rise of the Gluten Free Kitchen in Dubai, UAE. Speaking to the founder of Sweet Connection, Areej Jomaa, we get a little insight as to how this project started, winning the hearts and taste buds of thousands

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What is Religion? Food, Faith, Celebrations and a Cookbook!

Food. A simple word which defines living but also an important part of spiritual rituals for many faiths such as Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism. For a globe-trotting dietitian such as myself, I believe that it is essential to understand the role of food in cultural

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Is Sugar better than High Fructose Corn Syrup? by guest expert Margaret Wertheim (RD)

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been in the headlines for quite sometime now for being the evil culprit in the increasing incidence of obesity and associated diseases. What is it, you ask? How different is it from sugar? For all the inside scoop, here’s registered dietitian

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The Updates, the Scoop, the News

Dear Readers, Just sending a little heads up on what’s in store for the coming weeks. The next few segments will be written by guest experts talking about a whole range of topics: The “In the Spotlight” segment will introduce you to the queen of gluten free

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'Gluten Free' labeling on food packages defined by the FDA!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now officially released a statement explaining what ‘Gluten Free’ foods are by developing a standardized definition which manufacturers should comply with. For the official news release, see below: (Link to official announcement : FDA Press Announcements) FDA defines “gluten-free”

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The fight against social inequalities in health and disease: Is there an end?

Source:  Di Cesare, et.al. Inequalities in non-communicable diseases and effective responses. The Lancet, vol 381, 585-597 Feb16, 2013 Does your social status determine your risk of developing disease? How about whether it determines your risk of dying from cancer, diabetes or heart disease? The answers to these

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Weight Loss Surgery: What you need to know

 Have you tried everything to lose weight? Really tried?  Have you had the support of a qualified dietitian to lose the weight?  Have you tried changing your lifestyle and maintain those changes for more than six months?  Have you engaged in any sort of activity in the

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Food the ‘Au Natural’ Way: Natural vs. Organic

Dietitians and healthcare professionals alike are all on the same page when it comes to promoting health and wellbeing especially when it comes to the food you eat. So why not look at food at its rawest form? Many of you may be aware of the hype

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What's in a Fry?!

The simple word of ‘Fry ‘may appear, to some, as the forbidden word in the land of health and wellbeing, however, let’s look at it in a different light. As a dietitian, I love FRY. Yes, I’ve said it. Now, let me enlighten you as to why

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Healthy Fasting: The Ramadan Guide

  Every year, dietitians and nutritionists from all over express their opinions on what a healthy diet consists of during the holy month. As many have mentioned previously, food choice and variety is vital to provide your body with all the essential nutrients it needs as well

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