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Virtual HealtH By AlissA M. EdwArds All It's Missing Is FarmVille Fab Crafting a healthy menu that your family will actually enjoy is a challenge to begin with. But it reaches a whole new level of difficulty when someone in your house has a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. "When I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, I decided to try going gluten-free and I felt so much better," says E.A. Stewart, 46 SU M M E R 2 014 photography by thinkstock GlutenFree a registered dietitian also known as the Spicy RD. She chronicles her challenges, and ultimate success, on her blog,, a collection of healthy and 100 percent gluten-free recipes. From her "amazingly addictive" artichoke squares to pumpkin pesto bruschetta to blueberry streusel muffins, they're as unusual as they are delicious. "Although no one diet fits all, everyone can benefit from more fruits and veggies," Stewart says. "All my recipes feature lots of seasonal produce to make them both healthy and delicious." What if learning about your health-and then making positive changes-could be as fun as Facebook? Everyday Health ( helps you create your own profile page, then customizes your news feed with relevant information on the topics and conditions that matter to you most (like parenting or diabetes). Everyday Health is also home to a wealth of social forums, where you can chat with others who have similar conditions (Crohn's disease) or goals (losing 10 pounds). It also regularly hosts live Twitter chats with national health experts. The site also features online tools including a pollen counter, a weekly meal planner and a body fat calculator, and offers a food and fitness journal, a weight and measurement tracker and a calories-burnedduring-exercise calculator to boot. Best of all, it's free.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2014 - University of Virginia

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2014 - University of Virginia
Life in Balance
A Peanut a Day to Keep Allergies at Bay?
Close Watch on a Young Brain
Stress SOS
The Truth About Sunscreen
The Transformers
Get Your Head in the Game
The Journey Continues
On the Cover
The Foot Follies
Friendly Fat
Virtual Health
Finding a Way Out of Grief
Deep Impact
Expecting the Unexpected

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2014 - University of Virginia