Undiagnosed Celiac? Your Bones are at Risk

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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”

The Dr Oz Show on The Gluten-Free Diet: August 11, 2011

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The Dr Oz Show featured the gluten-free diet as a topic on their August 11, 2011 episode. Dr Oz had as his guests, Founder and Medical Director of the Ultra Wellness Center of Massachusetts, Dr Mark Hyman, and Good Housekeeping Research Institute’s Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Director, Samantha Cassetty. Their basic advise was to eat more fiber, less starch, more naturally gluten-free food and less carbs. It was stated that 99% of us with a sensitivity to gluten don’t even know it. Seventy million Americans are effected by some form of gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. Therefore, it is important to know the facts about which foods are healthier for you; whether or not you can lose weight from a gluten-free diet; and to be knowledgeable of the hidden sources of gluten. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “The Dr Oz Show on The Gluten-Free Diet: August 11, 2011”

Fresh Fruit Heals Leaky Gut

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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”

Supervalu Rolls Out Gluten-Free Health and Wellness Program

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SuperValu, drug and supermarket retailer, will be rolling out their new health and wellness program which addresses the gluten-free diet for those who have celiac disease, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, as well as other diseases and conditions. Their supermarkets rolling out the program will include Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s/Star Market and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. Lucky, Shop-n-Save, and Save-A-Lot were not mentioned. Continue reading “Supervalu Rolls Out Gluten-Free Health and Wellness Program”

Living Without Magazine

Living Without Magazine June-July

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Living Without Magazine is not only tailored to the gluten-free diet, but dairy-free and other food allergies, such as shellfish, nuts, soy and more! The most recent issue, June-July 2011, contains an article on “A Celiac Pill” which is now in Phase II trial  (which I am researching and will publish an article soon); Restaurant Rules for Children; Special Need, Special Diet; Safety Tips; Places to Dine; Favorite Foods for Kids; The Gut-Brain Connection; Parents’ Tool Kit; and so much more! It appeared so interesting I subscribed myself! Definitely worth it! Continue reading “Living Without Magazine”

Gluten-free Grain-free Baking

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I hear more and more stories from individuals who are on a gluten-free diet and/or have celiac disease, who cannot tolerate any grains whatsoever, not just gluten grains (wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats).  They go gluten-free and grain-free! Some individuals do not fully recover on a gluten-free diet alone because they have other allergies or intolerances. Other grains contain a different type of gluten.  Some are sensitive to all forms of gluten. Continue reading “Gluten-free Grain-free Baking”

Gluten Free Whole Grains: Recipes and Health Benefits

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A big topic lately in connection to the the gluten-free diet is how one can obtain whole grains without consuming the usual wheat flour. Joy Bauers explains the different gluten and gluten free whole grains and why whole grains are so healthy and beneficial. Below I have included the portions of her article which relate to the gluten-free diet and have added recipes from this site and another I found online, as well as a few gluten-free products, that will help you increase whole grains and whole-seeds in your diet. In addition to Joy’s list, I have added three gluten-free grains that are nutritious and very flavorful! Continue reading “Gluten Free Whole Grains: Recipes and Health Benefits”