- October 1st, 2014
Whether you are pro-gluten-free or you think the diet is totally bogus, you have probably heard arguments for both sides. Some people say gluten is bad for you, others say it does no harm; some call the diet a fad, others reason it’s a lifestyle choice. You aren’t sure how to separate fact from fiction—all you know is that you want to be healthy.Scientific advances debunk many commonly held beliefs about the effects of gluten.By Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN
- August 26th, 2014
- September 1st, 2013
More than three million Americans are said to have celiac disease, though most are undiagnosed. Given this troubling epidemic, more consumers are questioning the standards of all the “gluten-free” products on the market now. With no laws or rules governing product labels or restaurant menus, the risk of gluten contamination was higher than it should be. But change is on the way.
- September 1st, 2013
The gluten-free diet and its products are everywhere. Is the diet fashionable, all hype, or a healthy choice? Perhaps you have considered the diet for yourself, but what about your kids?
There are a number of reasons your children may benefit from the gluten-free diet. In this article I’ll show you these reasons and give you tips to make the diet easier on you and your child.How, why, and when to take your kids gluten-freeBy Carla Spacher
- June 1st, 2013
What do you really know about gluten? That it’s a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye? That people are sensitive to it, or that some are making its avoidance a go-to diet?
If you feel you know the basics, it’s time to really dissect the craze and find out where gluten may be lurking.
Gluten: For Better or For Worse?Gluten Avoidance 101By Amy Vergin
- May 1st, 2013
There are a great many reasons people choose to go gluten-free, and they are doing so in record numbers. If you’re at the point of deciding to cut gluten out—either on a trial basis or as a permanent life change—here are some things you’ll need to know.
Reasons to go gluten-freeHow to get started on a gluten-free dietBy Carla Spacher
- February 1st, 2013
Gluten has become a great concern for those with celiac disease. This autoimmune digestive disease interferes with an individual’s ability to digest food and absorb nutrients. Without a known cure, the only effective treatment is a gluten-free lifestyle.
- May 1st, 2012
More than ever, people in the United States stumble through aisles at the grocery store, lined with gluten-free products. From cake mixes to pasta sauces, gluten seems to be the new buzzword. According to the Nielsen Company, sales of gluten-free products have been rising steadily. Is it really just a fad or is there more to the hype than the media is letting on?The "fad" that isn't going away.By Amy Vergin
- March 1st, 2012
Stomach pains, digestive problems, and headaches are just a few symptoms of what most people would characterize as gluten intolerance. But, did you know that your skin, or even your hair, could be trying to tell you something about a possible food allergy, as well?You may be surprised that gluten can find its way into your body through your cosmetics.by Cara Lucas
- October 5th, 2011
Women who have undiagnosed Celiac disease or untreated gluten sensitivites are likely to experience menopause earlier than women who are not sensitive to gluten due to the lowered estrogen levels this condition creates.