How to Convince Kids to Go Gluten Free and So Much More

Do you have a young child or teenager that is fighting you on staying on a gluten-free diet, or doesn’t even want to try it? When it’s not their idea, sometimes they need coaxing to get them onboard. Below I include an easy step-by-step plan that I created for you to follow. It’s nothing more … Continue reading How to Convince Kids to Go Gluten Free and So Much More
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Is That Gluten Free? Ingredients You Should Call About

Some of the ingredients listed on product labels may be confusing to you causing you to think, “Is that gluten free?” Sometimes it is necessary to contact a manufacturer to determine whether or not a product is gluten free. Know when to ask and for which ingredients.
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Are Oats Gluten Free? Limit Consumption? Avoid Completely?

Oats are naturally gluten free; however, oats commonly contain gluten, possibly as much as 10%. Gluten grains may grow in nearby fields. Then when the seeds blow over to the oat crops, they grow together. In addition, transportation vehicles and processing equipment may contain remnants of gluten-containing grains.
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“Gluten Freedom” by Dr. Alessio Fasano and Susie Flaherty Review

Turner Publication was kind enough to send me an advanced copy of Gluten Freedom: The Nation’s Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle by Alessio Fasano, M.D., G.E. (gastroenterologist) and Susie Flaherty.
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Non-Responsive Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

With the entire month of May being National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, I thought it would helpful for those not familiar with celiac disease to not only learn a little about it, but for those with celiac disease to learn more. Below you will discover information about refactory celiac disease and non-responsive celiac disease. If you have any form of gluten intolerance, this is a must read, as I go over a study that talks about how those with non-responsive celiac disease finally found an answer. This information will be beneficial to anyone with gluten intolerance. Please do not meet the note in the lower section. Continue reading Non-Responsive Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

Is Quinoa Gluten Free? Not All Are Created Equal

I have experienced digestive reactions in some quinoa products, but not others. Since I am often asked, is quinoa gluten free, I thought I would share the most recent study on this very subject. The study was performed in the U.K. by the Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Gastroenterology at King’s College London, one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities. Their findings were very interesting, and resolved my confusion on the subject. In Dr. Vikki Petersen’s video (bottom of this page), she further clarifies some things for us. Continue reading Is Quinoa Gluten Free? Not All Are Created Equal

Celiac Disease Neurological Symptoms – Is Gluten Damaging Your Brain

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. Continue reading Celiac Disease Neurological Symptoms – Is Gluten Damaging Your Brain

I’m Celiac – How Good Can I Expect to Feel?

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

Discovering that you have celiac disease, or gluten sensitivity, is often a decade long process (or longer!) that entails many doctors, many drugs to treat symptoms actually being caused by gluten, and a lot of treatments that don’t work.

When you finally find out the ‘real’ answer – gluten – you think all your problems will be solved. And initially, it often seems that they are. But, due to a continued leaky gut, undiagnosed infections, a compromised immune system, cross-reactive foods (those that mimic gluten), poor digestive enzyme levels, probiotic imbalances and/or hormone imbalance, symptoms often return. Continue reading I’m Celiac – How Good Can I Expect to Feel?

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

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

Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Forum 2012

If you haven’t attended one of the annual Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Forums yet, you’re in for an adventure. This unique event is where people gather to learn information about gluten sensitivity/intolerance and celiac disease. You’ll have the chance to speak to international experts in the field, and just like at trade shows, sample a … Continue reading Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Forum 2012
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