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?”

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”

Gluten Intolerance and Stress

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

Gluten intolerance, be it celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, creates a lot of stress on the body. Through malabsorption, inflammation and a host of other damaging factors, it is no wonder that the stress gland itself would be similarly affected.

The stress glands are designed to help us adapt successfully to life’s stressors and do so in many ways.

Do you find yourself in a situation where you need to move quickly? This gland will increase your heart rate and bring more blood to your muscles with the result of making you faster and stronger. Continue reading “Gluten Intolerance and Stress”

Lupus Linked to Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance

Image: Claudia Pillow, Ph.D.
Claudia Pillow, Ph.D.
Claudia Pillow, Ph.D.

By Claudia Pillow, Ph.D.

There is much controversy within the lupus community about whether a gluten-free diet helps alleviate symptoms of lupus. The medical community acknowledges that some patients with lupus can also have celiac disease (an autoimmune intolerance to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye and barley). However, the medical community has not acknowledged a link between lupus and non-celiac gluten intolerance. To understand the difference between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten intolerance, go to Food Sensitivities, Intolerances, and Allergies on The Food Philosopher’s website. Continue reading “Lupus Linked to Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance”