Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods (Food Groups)

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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?”

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?”

GMO Linked to Celiac Disease?

As stated in my article Celiac Disease Vaccine Slated for 2017, three peptides (proteins) have been identified as the cause of the negative reaction to gluten in those with celiac disease. The research team that discovered this was led by gastroenterologist, Robert Anderson of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia. Learn how this information is gluten and how GMO may be linked to celiac disease. Continue reading “GMO Linked to Celiac Disease?”

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 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. Continue reading “Fresh Fruit Heals Leaky Gut”

Multiple Sclerosis Raises Risk of Celiac Disease Dramatically

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

By Dr. Vikki Petersen

I have had the experience of diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with gluten intolerance. The results were often an improvement of their nervous system, MS related symptoms. When they related their improvement to their neurologist, it was frequently met with disbelief or a comment that implied some type of ‘placebo’ effect. Patients would be very frustrated at the dismissal of what they felt was a significant factor in their health. Continue reading “Multiple Sclerosis Raises Risk of Celiac Disease Dramatically”

What can we do to heal a leaky gut?

Image: Claudia Pillow, Ph.D.
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 Continue reading “What can we do to heal a leaky gut?”