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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Gluten-free snacking By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Listen, sweet peas: I’m all about the occasional snack. I love a little nosh just like the rest of you and actually think it’s a necessary part of a well-balanced healthy diet. But you might remember a little time in the 1980s when people thought every label that said “low-fat” […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Gluten-free baking 101 By Caroline Shannon-Karasik The first time I baked a gluten-free cake was on the eve of my brother’s 16th birthday. I had recently found out I had celiac disease and my family decided they would all support my new lifestyle by choosing a party dessert I could enjoy as well. Well, my friends, […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Striking a healthy balance By Caroline Shannon-Karasik “I’m a health freak.” People – including me, sometimes – tout the label like it’s a badge of honor. And, yes, it certainly is a statement that indicates some very positive things. People who are “health freaks” care about their well-being. They make healthy food decisions and have a regular […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

No soy, no problem By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik Last week, I talked a bit about the health journey I am currently taking to dig deeper into my digestive issues, including those related to dairy, corn, sulfates and other culprits. But an allergy or intolerance we didn’t discuss is one many people deal with on a daily basis […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Tapping into healthy energy By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to try a BioEnergetic Assessment analysis. I know: A Bio-whooza-whatsa? It’s not as Frankenstein as it sounds, although I will admit I had my doubts about whether or not the test could deliver the results I was seeking. That being said, […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Easing digestive woes By Caroline Shannon-Karasik As someone who has celiac disease – an immune reaction in the small intestine to eating gluten – and has dealt with her share of digestive pain, I know firsthand what it’s like to search for something that can help ease the discomfort. There are plenty of solutions, and everyone has […]

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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

My gluten-free revolution in Dayton By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Guess what? My new book, “The Gluten-Free Revolution,” has hit the shelves! I know what you’re thinking: “Wow … nothing like shameless self-promotion, girlfriend.” And you know what? You can blame it on Dayton City Paper Publisher Paul Noah. During a recent phone conversation about my book, he […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Coping with soy allergies  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik Last week, I chatted about lactose intolerance and how various dairy products – like milk, yogurt and cheese – can cause problems for people who cannot properly digest them. Well, once the paper hit stands, I started receiving emails about other food allergy concerns. The number one mention? […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Milk: when it doesn’t do a body good By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Today’s culture has a simple message when it comes to milk: Drink it. Advertisements, doctors and, yes, even grandmas encourage children and adults to consume the dairy beverage in order to build strong bones and a healthy body. However, for a large percentage of people, an […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Full body moves for a healthy core By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Trends come and go in the fitness industry, but one of the key terms you will consistently hear trainers and sweat enthusiasts alike saying is “core.” Tone your core. Use your core. Find your core. Why aren’t you engaging your core?! Still, there are a number […]

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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 […]