Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease and Breastfeeding – Good and Bad

Gluten Intolerant Woman Breastfeeding

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?

By: Dr. Vikki Petersen

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. Continue reading “Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease and Breastfeeding – Good and Bad”

Have a Gluten Intolerance? Consuming Gluten in Moderation?

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 Intolerant? Be Careful of ‘Everything in Moderation’ Advice

By: Dr. Vikki Petersen

Vikki Petersen
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 the total and complete elimination of gluten. Continue reading “Have a Gluten Intolerance? Consuming Gluten in Moderation?”

Undiagnosed Celiac? Your Bones are at Risk

Dr. Vikki Petersen stresses the importance of an undiagnosed celiac getting diagnosed; how gluten effects their bone health; explains evidence of same; and reminds us to never cheat on our gluten diet. Thank you once again, Dr. Vikki, for educating us all!

For those of us who know something about celiac disease we understand that:

It’s an autoimmune disease

We may or may not know the following however:

Where there’s one autoimmune disease there tends to be others

Autoimmune diseases are the third leading cause of death in this country Continue reading “Undiagnosed Celiac? Your Bones are at Risk”

Video: Gluten Free Flour List

Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend

If you are new to the gluten free diet, this long gluten free flour list may be overwhelming, however, it is nice to know what your choices are. If you are a veteran to gluten-free baking, then you may be interested in knowing about a few unique and newer gluten free flours on the market. I also include a few of the different names for some of them. A couple that I left out are quinoa and sweet rice flour. If you may find the entire list along with many gluten free ingredients on my Gluten Free Product List. I hope you find this video helpful.


~ Carla

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Celiacs Have No Digestive Complaints

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

By Dr. Vikki Petersen

We live in a country that diagnoses a mere 5% of those suffering from celiac disease. Considering that undiagnosed celiac disease raises your risk of mortality 4x over the general population plus, as an autoimmune disease, it increases your risk of developing other autoimmune diseases, our shoddy ability to diagnose the disease should be addressed urgently. Continue reading “Celiacs Have No Digestive Complaints”

Gluten Intolerant? Don’t ‘Fall’ for Peer Pressure!

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

By Dr. Vikki Petersen

As adults I believe we would all like to think that peer pressure went the way of high school. While for many that may be true, unfortunately peer pressure seems to be alive and well in many of my patients who are gluten intolerant.

Just this week I’ve run into the following patients:

A gentleman who had been suffering with severe IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea and discomfort multiple times per day) last year, who, after learning he was gluten intolerant and making the necessary dietary Continue reading “Gluten Intolerant? Don’t ‘Fall’ for Peer Pressure!”

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods (Food Groups)

Image: Claudia Pillow, Ph.D.
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)”

Are There Degrees of Gluten Intolerance?

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

By Dr. Vikki Petersen

I recently saw an “Ask the Doctor” question on the medical section of a popular news website. The individual asked about degrees of gluten sensitivity. She already knew that she didn’t have celiac disease, but she wanted to know if gluten was still a problem for her. Much of the data shared was accurate, but there was some misinformation disseminated that I wanted to point out so that you won’t be confused or misinformed. To define our terms, gluten intolerance is used as an umbrella condition that embraces both celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Continue reading “Are There Degrees of Gluten Intolerance?”