Category Archives: Health

Celiac Lab Tests are Tests, Pieces of the Diagnostic Puzzle

Lab Tests and Celiac Disease Recently I found another Don’t Go Gluten Free Until You’ve Been Tested article posted on KevinMD. It’s a frustrating article to read. If testing was so easy and accurate: Would the age of celiac diagnosis still average 40-50 years of age? Isn’t this a child’s disease? Would the current time to diagnosis… Continue Reading

Transplanting Good Bacteria to Fight Disease?

So a group of researchers have studied the effects of Fecal Transplants, or Transplanting Good Bacteria to Fight Disease! The team had initially planned to recruit 120 patients in total, but the trial was stopped early because the difference between the groups was so dramatic. They found that faecal transplants were three to four times… Continue Reading

Who Knew Kraut Could Be This Good!

I never really liked Kraut as a kid, but since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease I’ve looked to Fermented Foods for their health benefits. Things like KimChi, Kefir, yogurt and Krauts. I’ve finally found something that I really like! It’s Farmhouse Culture Smoked Jalapeño Kraut. I get it at Whole Foods but you can order… Continue Reading

Is Organic Food More Nutritious? I’m not sure…

Is Organic Produce More Nutritious Than Non-Organic Produce? It’s an interesting question I’ve been considering lately as I’ve moved towards purchasing more organically grown groceries. So I decided to look into some research. Here’s a review of Organic Foods from the Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/organic-food/NU00255 Organic food: Is it more nutritious? The answer isn’t yet clear.… Continue Reading

Melatonin and GERD-Acid Reflux

I recently attended a course about all things related to Gut Health! Heard about a couple of interesting uses of Melatonin. Melatonin is often used to help circadian cycles and improve sleep, but it also has a wide variety of other uses as well. Here’s a fairly recent study(http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-230X/10/7) that shows how Melatonin can be helpful to those… Continue Reading

Vegan Butter For Vegan English Toffee

Attempting Vegan English Toffee with Earth Balance Butter Sticks/Spreads It’s a family tradition to make English Toffee for friends and family around the holidays. The recipe is simple: 1 Cup of Butter, or Margarine, or Vegan Butter 1 Cup of Sugar 1 Cup of Almonds Enough Chocolate to cover the slab of toffee. After lots… Continue Reading

Dad: Is it OK to eat apple seeds?

I was recently asked this question by my 4 year old daughter and I reflexively said no to eating apple seeds and then I found this article. I don’t recommend eating apple seeds, and it is not because a tree will grow … via The World’s Healthiest Foods http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=dailytip&dbid=222&utm_source=rss_reader&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss_feed I’m a bit skeptical that a… Continue Reading

Water Reflections at Badwater, Death Valley NP

Water Reflections at Badwater, Death Valley NP

Not quite a lake, but still quite a bit of water in Badwater Browse the Death Valley Gallery for print options!  The water level in the Badwater salt flats was dropping fast from recent rains but still offered interesting reflections amongst the salt lines. I’m also pleased to announce that I have a new store front…

Sunset at Preacher’s Point-Abraham Lake

Sunset at Preacher’s Point-Abraham Lake

Sunset on Abraham Lake at Preacher’s Point Browse my Full Canadian Winter Landscape Gallery! Preacher’s Point is the beginning of Abraham Lake. It’s where the river enters the lake, which means this area is quite a bit shallower than other parts of the lake. There are cracks and ice breaks and even a few spots…

Interesting Ice Bubbles on Abraham Lake

Interesting Ice Bubbles on Abraham Lake

Who doesn’t love the Ice Bubbles on Abraham Lake in Alberta Canada? Browse my Full Canadian Winter Landscape Gallery on my brand new print store! I don’t remember the first time I saw a photo of the methane bubbles on Abraham Lake, but I remember finding them so interesting that I had to make a…

Iceland Glacier Lagoon Reflections

Iceland Glacier Lagoon Reflections

More Reflections at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon As I wrote recently here about the calm water at the lagoon on my summer visit, this is another image that captures the glassy water and iceberg reflections! I like the blue hues and tones and imagine floating through the ‘bergs on a paddleboard! I have been to the…

Floating Ice

Floating Ice

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Something soothing about these large chunks of glacier ice that are floating through the lagoon out to the ocean. This was one of the few times I’ve been to the lagoon with almost no wind. Long exposures are difficult here as the ice chunks flow. Long exposures are a great way to…

Sublime Decay

Sublime Decay

Beautiful Antelope Canyon Buy this print here – View Full Screen Size HERE – View Arizona/Utah2016 Gallery HERE I keep going back to my Antelope Canyon images and keep discovering images that are interesting to me! This is one that I stumbled on recently. The texture, the light, the colors are pretty neat here! The Society6 15%…

Sandstone Fins

Sandstone Fins

Delicate Fins at Little Finland In a previous post, I posted some night photography images from Little Finland. In this post, I’ll share some images of delicate fins in the daylight! It’s a location I hope to return so I can capture more of the delicate fins! Here’s a link to the full gallery: Photos…

Starry Night at Little Finland

Starry Night at Little Finland

Astrophotography at Little Finland, NV Had the opportunity to spend some time in this remote section of Southern Nevada. I’m not sure I’ve seen such delicate fins of sandstone anywhere. We were there on a cloudless night which allowed for experimentation in astrophotography. I’ve created a Little Finland Photo Gallery where you can find larger…

Fun Watching the Sunset at Canyonlands NP

Big Vista- Canyonlands National Park I have started a new Arizona/Utah Gallery on SandquistPhotography.com, and this image resides there as well! This is the view from the Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, near Moab, UT. The vista is incredible, and the drop off seems like a few hundred feet! An interesting study of…

Sparkling Ice!

Never Tire of Ice on Ice Beach   On a gray and rainy morning, we ventured out to find some Glacier Ice on Black Sand Beach of Jokulsarlon! And my partner at On1 Software is having a sweepstakes, til the end of the month

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