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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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

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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Gluten Intolerance: Preventing Schizophrenia and Mental Disorders in Pregnancy

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

Preventing Schizophrenia & Mental Disorders – A “Must Know” Before Pregnancy

By Dr. Vikki Petersen

Babies are in a bath inside their mothers’ wombs for 9 months. The ‘water’ can be nourishing or toxic. A recent study in June from the American Journal of Psychiatry discovered that women who have a gluten intolerance and continue to consume gluten during their pregnancy put their babies at risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders later in life. Continue reading Gluten Intolerance: Preventing Schizophrenia and Mental Disorders in Pregnancy

Celiac Alert: Quinoa Causes Gluten Cross-Reactivity in some Celiacs

Image: Dr. Vikki Petersen Celiac Alert: Quinoa Causes Problems in some Celiacs

By Dr. Vikki Petersen

Quinoa is a gluten-free grain. No one is arguing that point. In fact a study in 2011 tested quinoa, along with teff, millet and amaranth and found all to be safe for the diet of a celiac patient. (Reference: Bergamo, P, et al. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research (2011) 8:1266-1270. “Immunological evaluation of the alcohol-soluble protein fraction from gluten-free grains in relation to celiac disease”) Continue reading Celiac Alert: Quinoa Causes Gluten Cross-Reactivity in some Celiacs

Why Do So Many Celiacs Take Drugs?

By Dr. Vikki Petersen I was reading a position statement from a national celiac organization as regards to making it law that all gluten is removed from medications. While I completely concur, the issue I’d like to discuss involves a statistic that this organization gathered after surveying its members.
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