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[19 Jan 2011 | 16 Comments | ]
Breaking the Sugar Spell

My time away from Dairy-Free & Fit was much needed, as this past year I was dedicated to supporting a loved one through health issues and treatment. But now it’s time to focus on my health (and their increasing health), so my husband and I are taking a sugar break. And when I say sugar, that includes agave nectar, honey, maple syrup, sucanat,¬†etc.
I’m not going to be uptight about it, but we are going to give it a go for ten days, to hopefully break the addiction that has taken …

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[12 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Is Milk Alternative Required?

I frequently receive the question, “Which milk alternative is healthiest?” This is a very loaded question, as it varies based on the range of interpretations of the term “healthy.”
Many dieticians claim soymilk is the only milk alternative that compares to milk nutritionally. Others feel that soy is an unhealthy and potentially GMO product that shouldn’t be consumed at all (perhaps soy is a good topic for another day!). Some rave of almond milk and feel virtuous in choosing it, while others point to its lower protein and fat and say …

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[10 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
We Interrupt this Blog for Another Whole Foods Sale Announcement …

I received this “Shrimpsgiving” sale alert from the wonderful PR people at Whole Foods this week, and wanted to share it with y’all. Whole Foods is a trek over a (now snowy) mountain for me, so I won’t make it there on Friday, but perhaps some of you can take advantage of this dealio …

Whole Foods Market has a holiday deal in the seafood department that is sure to make you the host with the most. On Friday, Nov. 12, our stores will be offering medium-sized (31/40), tail-on cooked shrimp …

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[8 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
USDA Message: Don’t Care about your Health? Eat More Cheese!

There is no question that deception is deep-rooted in media and marketing. Yet, it never ceases to amaze me when another dishonest campaign emerges. Today on Go Dairy Free I addressed the latest hot topic from the New York Times on the USDA’s conflicting actions on cheese. Here is the basic dilemma:

USDA funds and supports massive anti-obesity campaign urging Americans to cut saturated fat.
USDA funds and assists Dairy Management in increasing American consumption of cheese Рour top dietary source of saturated fat.

I’m not here to argue if fat, or saturated …

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[1 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
What Does Jillian Michaels Eat?

The face below may soon be sporting a coconut milk moustache as I reported today on Go Dairy Free.
I repeatedly receive concerns from fitness lovers and body builders that cutting out dairy will slash their potential gains, and somehow undermine their health. Rather than going into a long-winded article addressing this issue, I thought an example might hit home a little more efficiently. Though I can’t confirm if she is 100% dairy-free, a day in the food life of Jillian Michaels, as reported in an interview with Self magazine, would …