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 The Low Carb Luxury Online Magazine  
    January 2005    INSIDE COVER       > About LCL Magazine     > Cover Page      > Inside Cover    Feature Pages:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  12  13  14     

Feature Articles
 Resolutions You Can Keep
 Want to Stop Smoking?
 Cooking with Shrimp
 Uncommon Scents
 Decorate to Lose
 The Benefits of Vitamin C
 Wine: Yes or No?
 Industry Interview
 What Are Digestible Carbs?
 Recipes: Chicken & Pecans
 Review: Tony Romas
 Getting Enough Sleep
 Happy New Year!
 A Breakfast treat



   Lora Ruffner

   Neil Beaty

   Lori Markham

   Michael O'Dell

   Position Available

      Joan Hedman

      Joy Pape, RN BSN CDE

      Keith Berkowitz, M.D.

      Debbie Judd, RN

      Jonny Bowden, MA, CNS

      Linda Genaw

      Regina Schumann-Wilshire

      Pamela Merritt

      Cerise Cauthron

      Christine Witt-Trzcinski

      Cybil Solon

      Daphne Hochfeld

      Susanne Koch

      Kris Carabetta

      Linda Mann

     Keith Berkowitz, M.D.
     Center for Balanced Health

     Richard Feinman, Ph. D.
     Professor of Biochemistry

     Michael R. Eades, M.D.
     Eades Scientific

     Mary Dan Eades, M.D.
     Eades Scientific

     Joy Pape, RN BSN CDE
     Pres., Enjoy Life! LLC.

     Steven R. Gundry, M.D.
     Int'l Heart and Lung Institute

     Dan Maiullo, Atty
     Corporate Counsel

     Mark Uhrmacher
     V.P., Expert Foods

     Jonny Bowden, MA, CNS
     Fitness Expert

     Fred Pescatore, M.D., MPH
     Integrative Medicine

     Pete Maletto
     CSO, DynaPure Nutrition

     Elaine Payne
     Pres. Low Carb Connoisseur

     Gil Wilshire, M.D., FACOG

                                            "Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way."
                                                          Marsha Petrie Sue

Bonne Annee, L'Shannah Tovah, Prosit Neujahr, Felice anno nuovo, Feliz Ano Novo, Godt Nytt?r, Xin Nian Kuai Le, Sretna Nova godina!

However you say Happy New Year, we wish each of you the best the new year has to offer. May your life be filled with love, joy, hope, challenge, education, and peace. Oh yes, and have a little fun too!

                             Lora and Neil

Cover photo "The Quiet Snow" Copyright © 2005  Neil Beaty for Low Carb Luxury

The Breast Cancer Site
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The Breast Cancer Site is an online leader in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths, giving Internet users the daily opportunity to fight breast cancer - at no cost to them, by clicking on the "Fund Free Mammograms" button. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women ages 40 - 55, yet 13 million women over 40 have never had a mammogram.


Product Of The Month
Our product review team features a "Product Of The Month" in each issue of our magazine. These products are a group consensus of those we find to be the most innovative, healthy, tasty, and/or helpful to the low-carber's daily dietary regime.

Dreamfields Pasta

This might just be the most asked for product review in history. Since Dreamfields Pasta began showing up on grocery store shelves in February of 2004, we've been flooded with emails asking us for the "skinny" on this almost-too-good-to-be-true pasta. But this is no ordinary low carb pasta... nor do they claim it to be. So Low Carb Luxury took its time to make sure it is what it says it is before we were willing to go out on a limb and stamp it with our approval.

Today, we officially do that.

The question of "digestible carbs" (and how Dreamfields arrives at this number) is a tricky one. It's not a simple carbs minus fiber mathematical equasion like most products use. There's a very specific science behind it.
One that we had to do some investigation on our own. This meant long talks with the company, talks with R&D folks, reading studies, and of course, doing our own studies. In point of fact, I was one of the guinea pigs who ate the pasta under controlled circumstances, and then tested my blood glucose response over the course of 1, 2, 4, and 8 hours. My personal results varied somewhat, but most definitely proved this was no ordinary pasta and was not causing a noticeable spike.

This revolution in low carb nutrition means that we can truly enjoy pasta dishes again... from a cool Macaroni Salad to a rich Penne with Alfredo. And make no mistake about it — this is really good pasta. As good as any premium pasta. And we checked that out for ourselves as well. For our review testing, we tried all the varieties of Dreamfields: Spaghetti, Elbows, Penne Rigate and Linguine. But for our comparisons, we stuck with the Penne Rigate for its shape, consistency, and mouthfeel. When testing, all pastas were served with only a butter and olive oil mixture.

Dreamfields For comparison testing, we chose Barilla, Creamette, and Kroger's brand. We also tested against Atkins Low Carb Pasta... in all cases, we used the penne. While about half of our reviewers preferred the Barilla brand to Dreamfields, the other half preferred the Dreamfields. And Dreamfields beat Creamette 5 to 1. It beat the Kroger's 10 to 1 and in all cases, the Atkins pasta lost to Dreamfields. Those are pretty amazing results for a pasta that fits a low carb lifestyle!

Of course, we cooked up some great dishes with it too, since we wanted to try it with a red sauce, a white sauce, and cold in a salad. Dreamfields actually has a better mouthfeel than most pastas that can easily get "waterlogged." It allows rich sauces to blanket it, and it shines with a premium taste, hot or cold.

Dreamfields pasta comes in at 5 grams of digestible carbs (for more on how digestible carbs work, see our article on page 9.) You can find it in the pasta aisle of most grocery stores, or visit their website to find out where it's available in your area.



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