The gluten-free lifestyle isn’t always easy, but there are a lot of perks. If you're like the one in fourteen Americans that are affected by gluten, your life is about to get a lot more pain-free. You may have heard of the phenomenon, celiac disease. This autoimmune disorder often goes undetected, resulting in harm to the stomach lining and preventing valuable nutrients from being absorbed by the body. While celiac disease affects only 1% of Americans, gluten sensitivity has been shown to affect six times as many people. Those who experience gluten sensitivity have been found to experience headaches, skin problems, muscle aches, fatigue, mental complications, and unexplained weight change. As it is not always possible to diagnose gluten sensitivity, many individuals are making the choice to remove gluten from their diet and see if it is the right treatment for them. Here’s the kicker: gluten can be found in just about any food you can name, from bread to ketchup. Cutting gluten out of your diet means checking the label on a great many products, including soup, French fries, salad dressing, and root beer. Just avoiding wheat won’t do, either. Relatives to wheat such as rye and couscous also contain the notorious protein. Luckily, all of your favorite dishes can be made gluten-free with the right substitute. These quick recipes will help you say goodbye to gluten once and for all.
In the innocent mind of a child, a box can be a baby carriage, a bucket can be a helmet, and the most hideous toys to ever crawl the Earth can be cuddly and adorable. It is hard to believe that these creepy little toys were once on our bedroom shelves.
Since preschool, we have practiced saying “thank you” until it became a meaningless noise. How do we bring the significance back? How do we show real gratitude? It won’t be as simple as uttering a two-syllable phrase, but there are still ways to reach out from the bottom of your heart. Whoever you wish to thank this Thanksgiving season, we hope something here will help you to reach out in a poetic and natural way.
The perfect costume is a lot of things. It’s fun, it’s original, and it fits you in ways besides just size. It is also built to last, which means no rips or stains ruining the night. If this sounds like your idea of a costume, then keep on reading. All of these outfits come right out of our stores at Pembroke Gardens. A walk around the mall will unveil hundreds of other possibilities. These are just our favorites.
Getting hangry but you’re not done shopping? We have all been there. Sometimes the choice of where to go seems impossible. It may take a hero to bring the group together under the name of a single restaurant. Instead of standing around waiting for a decision to come to pass, figure out what you and your group really want and move forward based on that one thing. Is it health, variety, excitement, or a (very) full stomach? Once this decision is made, the choice of restaurant is obvious.
The new season is rolling in fast. Pumpkins, squash, and cranberries are all ripe for such a short period of time, it would be heartbreaking to miss it. We’re introducing some of our fall favorites, starting with dessert. There is something for everyone, from hearty vegetarian fare to mixed up fall traditions. Which ones are your favorites?
The new styles are in, and they couldn’t be juicier. It’s hard to pick a favorite between the flirty over-the-shoulder blouses and the stunning fur designs. One thing is for sure: fall of 2016 is going to send chills. Stun your friends, impress your boss, and fall in love with the new styles.
Taking on a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating and daily exercise has many benefits, whether you’re a lifelong athlete or just beginning. Over time, results of your hard work will pay off and you’ll be glad you are on the healthy path! As you find your fitness rhythm, it’s always nice to have a little extra help along the way with workout gear that enhances all of your efforts. We’ve rounded up our top picks of fitness essentials that can elevate your routine to the next level.
It’s clear that the latest fashions have been all about innovation and personalizing your style with unique touches. These current trends are breaking all the rules and the hottest looks fresh off the runway are sporting traditional accessories in unconventional ways. We’ve rounded up our favorite new ways to wear this year’s hottest accessories for 2016.