Category Archives: Gluten Free Society Blog

What is Gluten?

Gluten, what is it exactly? For food labeling purposes, the FDA currently defines gluten as the protein that naturally occurs in wheat, barley, rye. Unfortunately, this definition is not entirely accurate… In short, gluten is a mixture of proteins found in ALL grains. It is the family of storage proteins found in the seeds of grass that […]

Is Buckwheat Gluten Free?

Is Buckwheat Gluten Free? When adopting a gluten free diet, it is common for patients to turn to a quick Internet search to determine what foods are gluten free. A quick glance may suggest that many alternative grains (or similar products) are gluten free. One common example is buckwheat. But there’s more to the story. […]

Arsenic Exposure on a Gluten-Free Diet

Arsenic Exposure on a Gluten-Free Diet Arsenic exposure and subsequent toxicity is a health problem affecting millions of people worldwide. But why is arsenic exposure relevant to people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? The relationship is stronger than you might think. Read on to answer the following questions: What are the sources of arsenic? […]

Gluten Sensitive? Here’s why you should get more sunshine

Why Celiacs and Those with Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Should Get More Sunshine Sunshine is one of nature’s greatest gifts, but advice from mainstream media and traditional medical resources might have you believing otherwise. If you have heard recommendations to avoid sun exposure to reduce the risk of skin cancer, you’re not alone! Unfortunately, this […]

Is Adrenal Fatigue a Gluten Problem?

Can Gluten Cause Adrenal Fatigue?   Adrenal fatigue, also known as adrenal insufficiency or adrenal burnout, is a topic that is garnering more and more attention.  Because of increasing stress levels in a large portion of the population, doctors and scientists are appreciating the important role that stress plays on illness and health. But how exactly […]