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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

What’s the deal with gluten? By Caroline Shannon-Karasik These days, it’s hard to pick up a newspaper, turn on the television or surf the Web without seeing a mention of two little words: gluten-free. But the truth is, while there is more information out there than ever, the wealth of knowledge has also caused a […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Effort-free and healthy By Caroline Shannon-Karasik One of the top questions I get when I speak at health conferences and workshops is, “But how do you have time to make healthy food all of the time?” Sure, sometimes the “I don’t have time” excuse is exactly that – an excuse. The truth is, there really isn’t […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Gluten-free kitchen gadgets By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Be honest: Each one of us has been witness – and victim – to a few good television promos. Vitamins that make your skin soft as a baby’s bottom, a slice-and-dice kitchen tool that would make Edward Scissorhands drool and core shaping gizmos that promise to give you ripped abs […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

All-star gluten-free snacks By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Last week we talked about the difference between gluten-free snacks and healthy gluten-free snacks. What does that mean? That means that just because a label says a food item is gluten-free, it doesn’t mean it’s also healthy. News to you? Well, like any packaged food item, the gluten-free products that […]

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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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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]