Top Anti Inflammatory Foods (Food Groups)

Claudia Pillow, Ph.D.

Dr. Pillow is known for her healthy gluten-free viewpoint, whether it be a recipe or dietary suggestions. Her article below on anti-inflammatory foods is a great resource for us all. Please read it all the way through, as you will find that the anti-inflammatory foods that she lists may already be in your kitchen, and is a money saver compared to purchasing tons of supplements! Continue reading Top Anti Inflammatory Foods (Food Groups)

Gluten Free Fiber: How to Increase

While on a gluten free diet, you diet may be lacking in fiber. I turned to gluten free expert and registered dietitian, Shelley Case, author of Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Guide, to obtain more information. Shelley is a registered dietitian and is very well respected in the gluten free community. Read her tips on how to increase gluten free fiber. Continue reading Gluten Free Fiber: How to Increase

Celiac Disease: Newly Diagnosed and Still Having Symptoms?

You may be wondering why some gluten intolerant individuals are on a grain-free and gluten-free diet. I have heard from many newly diagnosed celiac patients, as well as gluten intolerant, who react to foods which do not contain gluten. One should not react if eating a gluten-free food from a reputable manufacturer or making it themselves at home, especially if you know that most people do not react to it. When newly diagnosed, one can react to other grains which can mimic gluten such as rice, corn, etc. This is known as being cross-reactive. It is usually not permanent, though. The small intestines just need to heal before introducing corn, rice, dairy, etc. It usually takes about 3 months of eliminating these foods before reintroducing them. If you do not avoid the foods that cause a reaction you only asking for trouble. You need to avoid anything which may cause inflammation to heal a leaky gut and your intestines. Continue reading Celiac Disease: Newly Diagnosed and Still Having Symptoms?

Fresh Fruit Heals Leaky Gut

The best recipes for a leaky gut contain whole foods (unprocessed foods), but some in particular. Perhaps you’re sick of fruit and are now going for those high carb snacks. I think we all have gone through the feeling of being deprived when we first start a gluten free diet, though once you find your … Continue reading Fresh Fruit Heals Leaky Gut
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What can we do to heal a leaky gut?

Another wonderful celiac disease health tip from Dr. Claudia Pillow! In most of my classes I discuss how inflammation is the underlying cause of most chronic and autoimmune disorders. But for many who suffer from diseases such as arthritis, colitis and fibromyalgia, the big question is “What triggers the inflammatory reaction in the body?” Simply, … Continue reading What can we do to heal a leaky gut?
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Celiac Disease and Probiotics

By: Carla Spacher

Once antibodies were discovered as a way of testing for celiac disease, it opened up an entirely new way of assessing the data found in celiac disease research. Dr. Alessio Fasano, Medical Director for University of Maryland School of Medicine (update 2015 – now at the Massachusetts General Hospital), reported that, previously, doctors had to diagnose celiac disease based upon the patient’s symptoms; biopsy of the gut to confirm inflammation; and whether a gluten-free diet provided any relief. However, as is with any autoimmune disease, Dr. Fasano warns that just screening for antibodies against gluten is not a definitive diagnosis because anyone can carry this antibody who does not necessarily have celiac disease.  Celiac Disease research continues and we are learning new things every day. Learn more about celiac disease, ongoing research and about the roles of probotics and the appendix. Continue reading Celiac Disease and Probiotics

12 Gluten-free Snacks 100 Calories or Less

“Going gluten-free” has gone mainstream with one out of ten consumers seeking gluten-free food choices. Snacks seem to be a hurdle for many people trying to eat gluten-free and healthy. Below are 12 satisfying low calorie gluten-free snacks that will work both midmorning or mid afternoon. But first… Continue reading 12 Gluten-free Snacks 100 Calories or Less