About the Author

Lisa Cantkier

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

Allicin: Garlic’s Secret Weapon

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Allicin: Garlic’s Secret Weapon

If garlic isn’t a staple in your kitchen, you might consider making it one: Scientists are uncovering more layers of fascinating medicinal benefits related to this potent member of the onion (Alliaceae) family. With biblical references and a history that dates back to Ancient Egypt and the infamous Greek physician

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

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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 water healthy?

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Healthiest Vegetables to Eat? Start with These 6 Choices

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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

Mindfulness Exercises: 3 Ways to Find Peace

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Mindfulness Exercises: 3 Ways to Find Peace

The practice of mindfulness—an essential part of Buddhist meditation—has become increasingly popular in Western society in recent years. Essentially, mindfulness is the ability to stay present in the moment without the intrusion of unwanted thoughts while being able to construct thoughts that are non-judgmental. Mindfulness and mindfulness exercises have been

Healthy Seasonings: 5 Spices You Should Always Have on Hand

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Healthy Seasonings: 5 Spices You Should Always Have on Hand

As any good cook knows, the key to making a flavorful, delicious dish is a pinch of the right healthy seasonings. Seasonings and spices are an essential part of our lives. Whether for full-course meals or savory and sweet snacks, cultures world-wide have been using these culinary essentials to create

Most Filling Foods: How to Satisfy Those Hunger Pangs

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Most Filling Foods: How to Satisfy Those Hunger Pangs

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight goal can be a constant struggle, particularly if you’re hungry all the time. You may feel constant cravings for sweets between meals or for your favorite junk foods in the afternoon and late at night. First step in controlling those cravings: Choose the most