Category Archives: Celiac Disease

Is Spelt Gluten Free?

There’s been a rise in popularity of so-called “ancient grains” recently. The irony is that as the name suggests, grains like spelt, millet, and farro have been around a long time, but are only now getting renewed attention. The reason for their spotlight is that many claim that they are more nutritious than modern grains. […]

Is Maltodextrin Gluten Free?

Those of us who avoid gluten and are generally health conscious have become accustomed to reading food labels carefully for unwanted ingredients. In doing so, you may have come across one that has raised some questions – maltodextrin. So I wanted to address the relatively unknown ingredient, maltodextrin. What is it, is it gluten-free, and […]

Impact of Antibiotics on the Gut

Antibiotics and the increased risk of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease Antibiotics can be a controversial topic. While they can help tremendously for some specific infections in the body, they can also wreak havoc in the gut and beyond when overused or misused. But how far can their damage go? Can they really increase the […]

Folate Deficiency & Gluten – What’s The Connection?

Folate Deficiency & Gluten Sensitivity What’s The Connection? Can gluten cause a folate deficiency? Are those with celiac disease at greater risk for health issues caused by folate deficiency? The simple answer is yes, but before we dive into the topic, let’s discuss why folate (AKA – vitamin B9) is so important. Folate is part […]

Does Gluten Cause Selenium Deficiency

does gluten cause selenium deficiency

Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and Selenium Deficiency Does gluten cause selenium deficiency? Should those with a celiac diagnosis be concerned with supplementing selenium in their diet? The simple answer is yes, but before we dive into the connection between gluten sensitivity and selenium deficiency, let’s take a look at why selenium is such an important […]