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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Creating a personal health revolution By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik So, it turns out that next week, I’ll be the Dayton City Paper’s cover girl. Huh? The truth is, I’ve always been someone who prefers to be comfortably behind the keys of my computer than in front of a camera lens. But, this journey I’m on to share […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

A sugar by any other name By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik I’m a healthy person. I work out, eat my veggies, take time to focus on soulful experiences and do all of the other things healthy people are supposed to do. However, that doesn’t mean I always make stellar decisions. In fact, I have been known to let […]

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Managing peanut and tree nut allergies

By Caroline Shannon-Karasik There’s no denying it: peanuts and their BFF peanut butter are classic foods. Without peanuts, a jelly sandwich would seem incomplete and the Cracker Jacks in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” – an ode to America’s favorite pastime – would get a stand-alone shout out. For those who are allergic […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Eat your breakfast! By Caroline Shannon-Karasik One of my absolutely favorite things about what I do as a health writer and coach is answering questions for each one of you. Not only do I love meeting you, but it thrills me to know I might be able to help you in even a small way during your […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Healthy food face-off By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Every single day, we are faced with a flood of messages about what foods and vitamins are healthy for our bodies. Some claim to be the next big thing, while others have a finger pointed at them as the root of unhealthy diets. Guess what? Choosing healthy foods doesn’t have […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Behind the scenes with gluten-free flours By Caroline Shannon-Karasik When I’m talking to people about a gluten-free lifestyle, I try to remind them it’s not nearly as complicated as one might think. In fact, a healthy gluten-free diet it built upon the same premise as any healthy diet: Eat healthy, whole foods! That means my plate […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

You, plus E and a C makes three By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Go ahead and admit it: Your triple chocolate ice cream just tastes better with a gooey fudge brownie plopped on top. I’m not gonna judge ya. The truth is some things really are meant to be together. Like chocolate and peanut butter – always a […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Checklist for surviving holiday temptations  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Like a college student who is exploring the school cafeteria for the first time, the holidays are ripe with sugary desserts and calorie-laden dishes that are often enjoyed with reckless abandon. But in the same way that college freedom can bring on the so-called “freshman 15,” the season […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Sipping on a special diet By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s The holiday season is a time for visiting with friends and family, getting cozy by the fire and, well, there’s a lot of eating and drinking mixed in there, too, right? For those of us who are looking to keep our health and waistlines in check, the abundance […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Winter activities for the whole family  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s It’s inevitable: The winter months mean your family is spending more time inside. And while I don’t yet have kids of my own, I can imagine that too much indoor time would eventually take any parent to his or her breaking point. Cabin fever, indeed! “[The time […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Budget-friendly DIY holiday gifts  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s I’m not exactly what you would call “crafty.” However, the holiday season seems to awaken my deepest desires to wear the label proudly. I’ve always wanted to be someone who could stitch something up like a pro – I secretly love walking up and down the aisles of JoAnn […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Home for the holidays: Healthy alternatives    By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s We get it: Nothing says “Home for the holidays!” like grandma’s homemade walnut-crusted apple pie; And mom’s shrimp dumplings; And Great Aunt Bertha’s sugar cookies; And your sister’s hand-stirred gravy; And the list goes on and on. The truth is, while the impending holidays are […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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This is your brain on healthy foods  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s If you are questioning whether there is any truth that lies within the age-old saying, “You are what you eat,” then consider how a sugar-filled doughnut packed with empty calories makes you feel. Sure, you’re flying high as a kite during the first few moments of […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Holiday-inspired meals for small kitchens  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s There’s no doubt about it: One of the best parts of the holiday season for any college student is simple – a break from school! And the truth is, whether you have a thing for the bird or prefer Tofurkey, or you like a slice of apple and […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

New gluten-free standards By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Listen up, ladies and gents: I’m all about breaking the rules when it comes to a healthy diet. Sure, I love my green smoothies and veggie-packed salads, but I also like to get down and dirty in the kitchen with a few “naughty” ingredients. (Triple chocolate cake, anyone?) But, when […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Gluten-free beer  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Once upon a time, not too long ago, the pairing of the words “beer” and “gluten-free” was somewhat of an oxymoron. People who had celiac disease or a gluten intolerance were forced to forgo their favorite alcoholic beverage and opt instead for wine or hard cider. But who pairs wine with […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]