About the Author

Lisa Cantkier

Lisa Cantkier is a nutritionist, educator, and writer who specializes in living well with food allergies and special diets. She enjoys learning about and sharing the latest research findings on these topics. Living with the challenges of celiac disease for a lifetime has taught Lisa that every bite matters—food is one of the most important aspects of health and it can either harm or help us.


Lisa is the coauthor of The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution, a three-in-one guide, cookbook, and meal plan that aims to help understand, prevent, and manage type 2 diabetes and blood sugar dysfunction. The book includes 125 delicious paleo, diabetes-friendly, and celiac-friendly recipes that are all free of gluten, grains, sugar, and dairy. Visit her website at www.lisacantkier.com.

Articles by Lisa Cantkier

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

Although clean, filtered water is your best choice for hydration—some say reverse osmosis water is king— carbonated beverages offer a nice change from the ordinary. To spice up your life-dependent fluid intake, there are multiple choices on the market with seltzer water being among the most popular. But is seltzer … Read More

Potassium Deficiency? 10 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough

Potassium deficiency is the result of hypokalemia—the medical term for blood serum potassium levels that are below normal. Normal blood potassium levels are typically between 3.6 and 5.2 millimoles per liter (mmol/L). A potassium level that is very low (less than 2.5 mmol/L) can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical … Read More

Healthiest Vegetables to Eat? Start with These 6 Choices

We need to eat our vegetables, but information about how to prepare them can be conflicting. Cooking certain vegetables—winter squash, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, for example—can release more nutrients. Others, however, are better for us if they're eaten raw. It's the latter group we'll discuss here: six top veggies to … Read More

Low-Carb Breads That Won’t Sabotage Your Diet

With the rise in popularity among low-carb diets, many people have been reducing the amount of carbohydrates in their meals. When done correctly and healthfully under the guidance of a health professional, following a low-carb diet can offer many health benefits, particularly for those with diabetes. However, it can be … Read More

Anti-Inflammatory Diet: It Could Be Your Key to Pain Prevention

Does an anti-inflammatory diet play a role in pain prevention? It's a worthy—and natural—strategy, considering that pain management has spawned an opioid crisis—one of the worst public health crises of our time. (See the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services post "HHS Acting Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency to … Read More
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