Gluten, Antacids, and Vitamin B12 Deficiency

October 22, 2014

  Beware if you take Acid Blocking Medicines Chest tightness, hoarseness in the throat, burning in the stomach or throat area, and indigestion are all very common symptoms of acid reflux disease.  When these symptoms prompt a visit to the doctor, the most common action is to prescribe medications that block the production of stomach acid.  Unfortunately, doctors rarely inform

Gluten Free Emergency Preparedness

October 13, 2014

  Are You Prepared For an Emergency? The reality of a natural disaster, disease outbreak,  or emergency situation is very real.  Depending on the type of disaster, are you prepared to stay gluten free?  Are you prepared to stay healthy?  Many people are planning on relying on highly processed junk food.  The problem with this scenario is that your food

Death By Gluten Free Cereal

October 9, 2014

  More Evidence Against Processed “Gluten Free” Products A new research study published in the Journal of Food Protection found more problems with “gluten free” products.  The study looked at 78 product samples claiming to be gluten free.  A summary of the study is listed below 16 samples (20.5%) did contain gluten levels of ≥20 mg/kg, ranging from 20.3 to

The Natural Cures Summit – Why You Should Attend

October 6, 2014

  Functional Medicine Vs. Traditional Medicine Functional Medicine Vs. Traditional Medicine… Which works better? Now my opinion is obviously biased.  That being said, I am not against traditional medicine if: You have an acute and life threatening situation You have a severe infection that could be remedied with an antibiotic You have a life threatening tumor that could be surgically

The Gluten – Diabetes Connection

October 3, 2014

  How Gluten Induced Nutritional Loss Can Wreck Your Blood Sugar It is no mystery that gluten sensitivity and type 1 diabetes are linked genetically.   As a matter of fact there are a number of similarities between the development of celiac disease and type 1 diabetes, gluten being the most notable.  The diagram below illustrates the development of type

Gluten Sensitivity – A Potential Cause for Fibromyalgia

September 24, 2014

  Can Gluten Exposure Lead to Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition often times associated with severe and debilitating muscle, tendon, and soft tissue pain pain.  The disease is also often times referred to as: Myalgia Myofascitis Fibromyositis Fibrositis The medical standard for making a diagnosis of this disease is the presence of chronic pain positioned along specific tender points.  The

42 Things You Should Know About Gluten Sensitivity

September 5, 2014

  42 Gluten Facts That Doctors Should Get, But Usually Don’t Everyone with celiac disease is gluten sensitive, but not everyone with gluten sensitivity will develop celiac disease There are over 200 medical conditions that gluten can either cause, contribute to, or make worse. Gluten can cause autoimmune disease Gluten can cause leaky gut Gluten is a common cause of

Certified Gluten Free Oats Prevent Recovery in Celiac Patients

August 19, 2014

  Why You Should Put the Proverbial nail in the GF Oat Coffin One of the age old arguments going around in the celiac world – Are Oats Safe on the gluten free diet? The answer, in my humble opinion is pretty simple. Working with celiac patients as well as non celiac gluten sensitive patients for more than a decade,

Gluten Sensitivity in a Nutshell

August 4, 2014

  Gluten Sensitivity in a Nutshell If you have been avoiding gluten for any length of time, you have had THE conversation with at least one person. You know the one I am talking about. You have to explain that you can’t eat gluten because it makes you feel _______ (enter the symptoms). The person across from you says –

Gluten Found in Orthodontic Retainer Caused Celiac Flare Up

July 21, 2014

  Gluten Can Damage the Mouth There are a number of research studies demonstrating the impact of gluten on the oral cavity.  From tooth enamel decay, to painful tongue syndrome, to mouth ulcers gluten can cause a number of problems in the mouth.  After all, the mouth is part of the gastrointestinal tract, and all doctors should be trained to

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