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What Cereals Are Gluten Free?

Are you wondering what cereals are gluten free? Well, gluten free cereals…

Are you wondering what cereals are gluten free? Well, gluten free cereals are now available in a multitude of shapes, sizes, textures, and flavors. From Mom & Pop brands to major manufacturers, you’ll find in almost any grocery store you visit. They have gluten free cereals for adults as well as children. Some are certified gluten free, while others just avoid any gluten ingredients. There’s something for every diet, as well.

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Hope on the Horizon for Celiac Disease

We know that celiac disease is not the ‘rare’ disorder that I…

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Vikki Petersen, D.C., C.C.N.

We know that celiac disease is not the ‘rare’ disorder that I was taught it was at school. We know that at 1% incidence, it is the most common life-long disorder in the US and Europe. And we know, as of recent research, that the 1% incidence actually increases to 4 and 5% as the population ages. Therefore, we have a fairly common disorder on our hands that is poorly diagnosed.

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How to Interpret Confusing Celiac Research

I try to stay on the cutting edge of research as it…

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Vikki Petersen, D.C., C.C.N.

I try to stay on the cutting edge of research as it relates to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Occasionally a study emerges that just doesn’t seem to ‘add up’ when compared to other studies and just good common sense.

Often it turns out that the study is perfectly valid, but the problem lies in the conclusions others are drawing from the study. In other words, it’s the interpretation that is at fault. My reason for bringing this up is that there is much data available on the Internet

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Celiac Disease Neurological Symptoms – Is Gluten Damaging Your Brain

When I first began reading this article. My first thought was, “Not…

When I first began reading this article. My first thought was, “Not another thing associated with celiac and gluten!” As I read further, I began to see to possible connection with more than celiac disease, but with any type of gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance. This article covers a study which shows actual brain damage in those with celiac disease and the common and more serious celiac disease neurological symptoms, including brain damage. Read on to learn from Dr. Vikki Petersen.

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Learn why some react to topical gluten and others do not

Can Your Skin Have Celiac Disease? One of my pet peeves is…

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Dr. Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN

Can Your Skin Have Celiac Disease?

One of my pet peeves is the way skin conditions are treated in this country. I cannot state what happens elsewhere, although I fear it’s similar, but here in the US dermatologists (skin doctors) tend to treat skin the way one would a stain on one’s shirt. In other words they direct all their attention to trying to make it disappear, the rash, the dryness, the burning, etc.

Why is that an error? The skin is an organ. In fact it’s our largest organ. As an organ it is most closely related to the digestive tract, another very large and very important organ.

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Celiac Alert: Quinoa Causes Gluten Cross-Reactivity in some Celiacs

Celiac Alert: Quinoa Causes Problems in some Celiacs By Dr. Vikki Petersen Quinoa…

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By Dr. Vikki Petersen

Quinoa is a gluten-free grain. No one is arguing that point. In fact a study in 2011 tested quinoa, along with teff, millet and amaranth and found all to be safe for the diet of a celiac patient. (Reference: Bergamo, P, et al. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research (2011) 8:1266-1270. “Immunological evaluation of the alcohol-soluble protein fraction from gluten-free grains in relation to celiac disease”)

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Actual Cause of Non-Responsive Celiac Disease

By Dr. Vikki Petersen It’s bad enough to receive a diagnosis of celiac…

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By Dr. Vikki Petersen

It’s bad enough to receive a diagnosis of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, but you really don’t want to fall into the category of non-responsive celiac, a condition where symptoms continue despite a gluten-free diet.

While that is the definition of ‘non-responsive celiac disease’, personally I haven’t run across it with my patients. What I have seen are patients with celiac disease who:

Why Do So Many Celiacs Take Drugs?

Why Do So Many Celiacs Take Drugs?

By Dr. Vikki Petersen I was reading a position statement from a…

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By Dr. Vikki Petersen

I was reading a position statement from a national celiac organization as regards to making it law that all gluten is removed from medications. While I completely concur, the issue I’d like to discuss involves a statistic that this organization gathered after surveying its members.

Foods that Reacts Like Gluten – Cross Reactivity

Foods that Reacts Like Gluten – Cross Reactivity

The ‘Gluten’ Found in Coffee and Chocolate By Dr. Vikki Petersen Research…

Dr. Vikki Petersen of HealthNOW Medical CenterThe ‘Gluten’ Found in Coffee and Chocolate

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Research tells us that only eight percent of those adult patients suffering with celiac disease experience complete healing of their gut despite maintaining a strict gluten-free diet. Sixty-five percent feel better, but only a fraction (8%) enjoy complete healing.

Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease and Breastfeeding – Good and Bad

Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease and Breastfeeding – Good and Bad

Whether you are gluten intolerant or not, this is a must read…

Whether you are gluten intolerant or not, this is a must read article on how you may prevent gluten intolerance in your child. Dr. Vikki Petersen provides scientific evidence on gluten intolerance, celiac disease and breastfeeding for all future mothers or mother’s of infants.

Gluten Intolerance and the Benefits of Breast Milk – Good and Bad?

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Dr. Vikki Petersen

I have always been a big proponent of breast feeding. Children who are breastfed are found to have higher IQs and a better overall health status. The benefits that Mother Nature packs in mother’s milk has not been successfully mimicked by any man-made product. Far from it, in fact –the formulas on the market are quite atrocious when it comes to nutritional standards for health.

Have a Gluten Intolerance? Consuming Gluten in Moderation?

Have a Gluten Intolerance? Consuming Gluten in Moderation?

Dr. Vikki Petersen provides us with an editorial on a Huffington Post…

Dr. Vikki Petersen provides us with an editorial on a Huffington Post article and some very smart advice that you won’t want to miss, especially if you have a gluten intolerance. Learn how eating gluten may effect you, even just cheating once a month. Read on to learn more.

Gluten Intoelrant? Be Careful of ‘Everything in Moderation’ Advice

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Dr. Vikki Petersen

We’ve all probably heard ‘everything in moderation’ as a good rule of thumb to follow. Whether we are talking about diet or exercise it seems to ring true, for the most part. But all rules have exceptions and this one is no different.

If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity moderate consumption of gluten is a death sentence. Is that an exaggeration? No it isn’t. Gluten is known to increase the incidence of dying from all causes when it is untreated and the treatment is total and complete elimination of gluten.