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  • Laugh It Off
    I have a short article about the (possible) health effects of laughter in the February 2011 issue of Yoga Journal.
  • Optimism 2.0
    How an optimistic outlook can help improve your state of health, not just your state of mind. Cover story, Ode, September 2010
  • Medicinal Mirth: The Health Benefits of Laughter
    Readers seemed to enjoy this article. Writing it? A great time!
  • On Veg Alone
    Are there really health benefits to a vegetarian lifestyle? Westchester Magazine, November 2008
  • Quiet, Please!
    My article in the July 2008 issue of Ode on the health effects of noise.
  • Retirement: Keep Healthy
    Published in the June 23, 2008 issue of Barron's, some scribbles and good advice on aging healthfully.
  • Not the Same Old Drive-thru
    The meat is raised naturally; the packaging is recycled; the ovens use renewable power. New green fast-food chains are serving up burgers and fries to feel good about. ...My article on healthier, greener fast food is the cover story for the April 2008 issue of Ode magazine. This was great fun--and a bit fattening--to research!

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January 02, 2012

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An intriguing issue is the impact of the change in baking practice from sourdough to brewer’s yeast monoculture. Up to the mid nineteenth century, the only method used to leaven bread dough was sourdough – a complex mix of bacteria and yeasts. This meant that wheat gluten was exposed in a prolonged fermentation to proteolytic enzymes which significantly altered its structure. There is literature suggesting that at least some people with gluten sensitivity can tolerate sourdough bread.

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