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Should You Go Gluten-free? The Benefits Of A Gluten-free Diet

Should You Go Gluten-free? The Benefits Of A Gluten-free Diet

Ever wondered about the benefits of a gluten-free diet? We give what is a popular trend for some and a necessity for others, an evidence-based overview Wondering about the benefits of gluten-free foods? And whether you should make a fairly big change to your diet? Gluten-free options are becoming more and more mainstream in restaurants and supermarkets, which is great news for people with coeliac disease and for those diagnosed with another form of gluten intolerance. But can going gluten-free…

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Sensitive to Gluten? Traditional Sourdough Offers a Unique Solution to Bread Woes

Sensitive to Gluten? Traditional Sourdough Offers a Unique Solution to Bread Woes

By Carolanne Wright       Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Jack Bezian of Bezian’s Bakery in Santa Monica, California, has an eye-catching sign behind his loaves of bread, stating: “Roman soldiers had only sourdough bread to get protein.” But this is only part of the story. For those who suffer from gluten intolerance or celiac disease, Jack’s naturally fermented bread is surprisingly easy to digest. Interestingly, several studies have also found true sourdough to be well tolerated by…

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What is gluten?

What is gluten?

A health expert gives us the low-down on gluten, gluten-free diets and celiac disease. By Judd Handler Tue, Oct 12 2010  By now, you’ve probably come across at least one product in a supermarket labeled “gluten-free.” These products have become more prevalent in recent years but you still may not know what “gluten-free” means. In fact, you’re probably not sure what gluten is. The prefix of the term “gluten” gives away its definition. Think of gluten as a glue-like substance that…

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10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant

10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant

Gluten intolerance, also called gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease- when it’s in its most severe form- can have symptoms that range from no symptoms to life threatening or debilitating chronic health problems and anywhere in between. Often, these symptoms are not consistent from person to person and this is part of what makes gluten testing or Diagnosing Gluten Sensitivity so difficult for medical professionals. According to Dr. Amy Myers the following are 10 signs of gluten intolerance: 1. Digestive issues…

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10 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Your Doctor May Not Know About

10 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Your Doctor May Not Know About

Author Dr. Amy Myers It’s estimated that fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States. Fibromyalgia is classically characterized by chronic pain, particularly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points throughout the body.  Conventional medicine has yet to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and only offers management of symptoms through pain medications and antidepressants. Functional medicine, on the other hand, looks to find the root cause of fibromyalgia and other…

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Gluten-free not just a fad for some

Gluten-free not just a fad for some

A gluten-free diet is the only medical treatment for two health conditions By Lee Marshall, CBC News Posted: May 1, 2013 When arm pain made it difficult for Victoria Yeh to play her electric violin, she decided to make a change. Yeh suffered from chronic headaches, nausea, sinus inflammation, stomach pain, gas and digestive issues for several years. But the pain was Yen’s biggest motivation to follow her doctor’s advice to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and…

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Gluten: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You

Gluten: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You

Something you’re eating may be killing you, and you probably don’t even know it! If you eat cheeseburgers or French fries all the time or drink six sodas a day, you likely know you are shortening your life. But eating a nice dark, crunchy slice of whole wheat bread-how could that be bad for you? Well, bread contains gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and oats. It is hidden in pizza, pasta, bread, wraps, rolls, and…

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