Gluten Free Society Blog

Modified Food Starch

If you’re one to look at food labels, you’ve probably come across an ingredient that sounds a little suspect: modified food starch. While modified food starch is often gluten-free, you’re right to take pause before consuming this common but questionable additive. Let’s take a closer look. What Is Modified Food Starch? Modified food starch is […]

Can Eating Gluten Cause Back Pain?

The Link Between Gluten & Back Pain (Research Review) Can eating gluten cause back pain?  Seems like an outrageous question on the surface, but the answer might surprise the skeptic mind.  Back pain is one of the most common medical conditions that people seek medical attention for.  In the US, low back pain will affect […]

Gluten Free Snacks

Gluten Free Snacks Who doesn’t love a good snack? I sure do (gluten free snacks of course!), but the quality of a snack is important. Try to not think of a snack as just something to eat when you’re bored or not in the mood for a meal.  Think of a snack as another opportunity […]

Gluten, Grains, and Breast Cancer

Gluten, Grains, and Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Is there a connection between gluten and breast cancer? Incredibly, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is estimated that in 2021, 281,550 […]

Diabetes and a Gluten Free Diet

Can Gluten Cause Diabetes? Research has definitely made several links between gluten and diabetes, but before we dive into the connection, let’s define diabetes.  Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how the body turns food into energy.  In simplified terms, carbohydrate-containing food that we eat gets broken down into sugar (or glucose) by […]