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What Causes Leaky Gut – Going Beyond Gluten

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What Causes Leaky Gut – Going Beyond Gluten Autoimmunity, including celiac disease, is the modern plague of the industrialized world. Because leaky gut is a major trigger for this massive health crisis, it is important to ask the question…What causes leaky gut? The lining of your small intestine is made up of a single layer […]

Can Gluten Cause Gut Inflammation?

Can Gluten Cause Gut Inflammation? Can gluten cause gut inflammation? It is well known that gluten causes celiac disease – an inflammatory condition of the small intestine. What is less well known, and often times completely ignored, is the connection between gluten and inflammation of other areas of the GI tract. Keep in mind that […]

4 Natural Tips to Improve IBS, Constipation, Indigestion, and Heart Burn

Problems with constipation, indigestion, heartburn, and bad breath? These are very common symptoms for those struggling with gluten sensitivity. Because gluten and grains can contribute to changes in the microbiome as well as gastrointestinal inflammation, many people struggle trying to find an answer. The all too common medical solution is to medicate the symptoms without […]

10 Tips To Help Restore a Leaky Gut & Improve Gut Health

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Taking a Natural Approach to Gut Health Many people struggle with gut problems because of gluten sensitivity. It is no mystery that gluten can cause major inflammatory damage to the gut. It is also no mystery that gluten can cause a leaky gut that contributes to the development of multiple forms of autoimmune disease. That […]

Medications That Cause Leaky Gut

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Medications That Cause Leaky Gut (Intestinal Permeability) Millions of people are commonly diagnosed with illnesses and the solutions given to them by their doctors is usually a pill to fix the ill. Doctors who continually prescribe medications to treat symptoms, but fail to identify the root cause of disease are a huge part of the […]

Is Dairy Sabotaging Your Gluten-Free Healing?

Research Identifies Dairy as a Problem For Those With Gluten Sensitivity Many people embarking on a gluten free diet continue to consume milk, butter, cheese, and other dairy products without considering the correlation between dairy and a gluten free diet and the potential for having an inflammatory reaction. However; researchers have identified that dairy proteins […]

H. pylori, Iron Deficiency and Gluten Sensitivity – Is There A Connection?

Chronic gluten exposure for those who are intolerant can weaken the immune system’s ability to fight off infection. One of the most common types of infection in the GI tract (stomach) is a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (AKA- H. pylori). This bacteria can bore through the stomach mucus and cause erosion of the lining in […]

Intussusception and Gluten – Is There a Connection?

Telescoping Intestines Intussusception is a condition that occurs when one part of the intestine telescopes over another part (imagine how the pieces of a sliding telescope collapse over each other). The problem with this condition is that it can become life threatening. Early warning signs of the condition can include: nausea Vomiting abdominal pain and […]

IBS Reversable on a Gluten Free Diet

IBS Resolves Following a Gluten Free Diet What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? This term has been thrown around by GI doctors for many years as a catch all diagnosis for those with bowel dysfunction of unknown origin. Typically, IBS patients don’t respond to increased fiber and respond poorly to medication. In my experience most […]

IBS Linked to Gluten Sensitivity

The Mystery of IBS – Why Gluten Sensitivity Should Always Be Considered A recent article published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology discusses a new task force put together by the American College of Gastroenterology. Their recommendation is that patients suffering with IBS should be screened for gluten sensitivity… Historically, it has been reported that […]

Tooth Decay and Gluten Sensitivity – Is There a Connection?

New Study Finds That Patients with Gluten Sensitivity Have Tooth Enamel Issues …antibodies against gliadin generated in patients with CD (celiac disease) can react in vitro with a major enamel protein. The involvement of anti-gliadin serum in the pathogenesis of enamel defects in children with untreated CD can be hypothesized on the basis of these […]

Leaky Gut Syndrome – Is Gluten at the Root?

Research Review Shows That Gluten Causes Leaky Gut The primary functions of the gastrointestinal tract have traditionally been perceived to be limited to the digestion and absorption of nutrients and to electrolytes and water homeostasis. A more attentive analysis of the anatomic and functional arrangement of the gastrointestinal tract, however, suggests that another extremely important […]

Leaky Gut – Leaky Brain – Gluten is an equal opportunity destroyer

With more and more coming out in research about gluten intolerance, awareness continues to spread about the different manifestations of eating this detrimental protein. Studies on Leaky Brain – Gluten sensitivity research identifies a connection between gluten induced leaky gut, and leaky brain. The ramifications of these findings are important to understand the broad scope […]

Gluten And Acid Reflux

A recent research study linked peptic disease (heartburn, GERD, stomach ulcer) to gluten exposure in patients with gluten sensitivity. This simply means that gluten and acid reflux are linked. The authors of this study recommend that all patients with non-infectious peptic disease be screened for celiac disease. Source: Scand J Gastroenterol. 2009;44(12):1424-8. Gastric Reflux is […]

Gluten, Acid Reflux, and Esophageal Disease

Can Gluten Cause Heartburn? Do you suffer with heartburn? Has your doctor put you on medications like Nexium or Aciphex to control your reflux disease? Remember that the drug does not correct the origin of the problem. It only masks the symptoms. Research suggests that people who suffer from acid reflux – AKA gastroesophageal reflux […]

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