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Top Anti Inflammatory Foods (Food Groups)

Dr. Pillow is known for her healthy gluten-free viewpoint, whether it be…

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!

Food Containing High Amounts of Gluten Free Fiber

Gluten Free Fiber: How to Increase

While on a gluten free diet, you diet may be lacking in…

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.

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Celiac Disease: Newly Diagnosed and Still Having Symptoms?

You may be wondering why some gluten intolerant individuals are on a…

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.

Fresh Fruit

Fresh Fruit Heals Leaky Gut

The best recipes for a leaky gut contain whole foods (unprocessed foods),…

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 favorite brands of gluten free baked goods, including bread, all hell breaks loose on the scale, at least those of us who have healed already. This is why I have been concentrating on finding a more healthy gluten free snack. Though I don’t ever think I’ll give up perfecting gluten free baked recipes. Everything in moderation, right? So, while your gut is still healing, ditch those high carb baked goods and reach recipes for leaky gut such as those containing high complex carbohydrates: legumes (if tolerated), fresh vegetables and fresh fruit.

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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…

Claudia Pillow, Ph.D.
Claudia Pillow, Ph.D.

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, the food we eat.

Food allergies and intolerances have been implicated in a wide range of medical conditions, affecting every part of the body: from mildly uncomfortable indigestion, to embarrassing diarrhea, to severe illnesses

Bloated Stomach Due to Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease and Probiotics

Once antibodies were discovered as a way of testing for celiac disease,…

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, 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 rolls of probotics and the appendix.

Hail Merry Gluten-free, Vegan, Raw Macaroons Chocolate

12 Gluten-free Snacks 100 Calories or Less

“Going gluten-free” has gone mainstream with one out of ten consumers seeking…

“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…