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Market Match at San Francisco’s Alemany Farmers’ Market

A Better Course is the proud recipient of a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program grant, known as Market Match in California, for 2018-19. The program operates at the Alemany Farmers’ Market, which opened in 1943 and was California’s first farmers’ market. The 2018/19 Market Match incentive program is expected to be offered starting February 2019.

Why Celiacs Need Bone Broth

Ask any adult Celiac who was diagnosed as a child and they’ll tell you, your healing journey is not just about eliminating gluten.  When your immune system isn’t working correctly, you are prone to collecting a host of other autoimmune diseases as you get older, for example, colitis, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or allergies. Continue reading “Why Celiacs Need Bone Broth”

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Sucralose (Splenda) – Ever

Sucralose has been marketed as being just one small step away from sugar nutritionally but tasting just like it. It’s used in a lot of “no carb” snack foods and regular folks, as well as people on carb-restricted and diabetic diets, use it for baking, coffee and cereal as a sugar substitute. Continue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Eat Sucralose (Splenda) – Ever”

Food to Boost Your Mood

Whether you are taking anti-depressants or not, whether your depression is inherited or a circumstantial, making these adaptations to your diet can make a big difference in helping you feel happy again. 

Scientist are finding mounting evidence that inflammation is a major contributor to depression. Following an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle can go a long way to alleviating your symptoms. You will have to see if following dietary suggestions like the ones below has an affect on your medication needs but they surely should help your symptoms. Continue reading “Food to Boost Your Mood”

Are Food Allergies Really on the Rise?

At least twice a week I’m asked why so many kids are being diagnosed with food allergies these days. I’m quick to point out that they are right, and it is occurrence that has climbed, not just diagnosis. Since 1997, peanut allergies are up 600% and overall food allergies are up 50%. Celiac Disease occurrence (not just diagnosis) is up 500% since 1950. For your three-minute blog today, I’ll explain what we know in a few bullet points. There is no one answer but there are a number of strong theories, some of which are backed by very promising preliminary research. Here is the summary. Continue reading “Are Food Allergies Really on the Rise?”