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Okay, let’s cut to the chase…  Following a Gluten Free Diet can be a big pain in the butt!  To avoid ingesting gluten you have to carefully read food labels, ask the waiter lots of questions,  politely say  “No thank you” when offered a doughnut or piece of birthday cake…(Read More)

Sometimes you just know you’re not quite completely healthy If you find yourself in a place of not feeling completely healthy (or knowing you have an illness), instead of focusing on a symptom or reaching for another medication, consider stopping and searching for the root cause of your health decline. I believe God gave…(Read More)

Gluten Free Basics

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The basics of a gluten free diet are simple. Gluten Free Foods are those foods that do not contain Gluten!  Sounds simple even obvious, but what does that include?   Naturally Gluten Free Foods If you think about it there are lots and lots of great things to eat, that do not contain gluten…(Read More)

Four Reactions From Food

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Research indicates food can cause a reaction in 4 different ways and it’s not gas, bad breath or a hot tongue.  Check this out! Non-immune response. Lactose intolerance is the most common example of this.  People with lactose intolerance do not produce the enzyme lactase which is required to digest lactose…(Read More)

In American today many people are having difficulty eating food containing gluten, which is a protein found in the grains Barely, Rye and Wheat.  Some of those have Celiac Disease and others have what is termed Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) or Gluten Intolerance.  The “Gluten Free Diet” is helping…(Read More)

Celiac Disease was once called Celiac Sprue. It is sometimes medically known as Gluten-sensitive Enteropathy (a disease of the small intestine).  Being directly linked to two specific genes, HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8, Celiac affects 1-3% of the population making it the most common genetically induced food intolerance.  Although it is…(Read More)

Possible symptoms of Celiac Disease! Though Celiac Disease is often thought of as a GI disease, (and it does affect the lining of the small intestine), there is a whole long list of other, even seemingly random, symptoms.  According to the University of Chicago Medicine – Celiac Disease Center, currently there are over 200 signs…(Read More)

What on earth is your tongue trying to tell you? Ever wonder why the doctor asks you to open your mouth and say “ah”? Well, would you believe you could have a symptom of celiac right there, staring him or her in the face? Yes, it is called Geographic Tongue, scientifically known as “Atrophic Glossitis…(Read More)

In a perfect world, living the gluten free lifestyle shouldn’t be that difficult!  And once you get the hang to it, choosing gluten free foods isn’t that big of a deal (in my humble opinion).  However, it does take effort and commitment to follow a strict, 100% of the time…(Read More)

Going out to eat takes gluten-free eating to a whole new level because you are trusting someone (lots of someones) with your food.  First, you are trusting the waiter to get your order correct and to be thorough in their directions to the kitchen.  Second, you are trusting the Chef or…(Read More)