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Gluten Free

Conditions Associated with Gluten Sensitivity – Autism

September 7, 2010

Autism
Autism is a disorder that causes young children to not develop normal social relationships, and can begin from the age of two. An autistic child also behaves in compulsive and ritualistic ways, and often communicates in an abnormal manner.
High levels of antibodies to gluten and casein (a protein in milk products), have consistently been found [...]

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Conditions Associated with Gluten Sensitivity – Neurological Diseases Part 2

August 31, 2010

Neurological Diseases Part 2
One of the first symptoms of gluten sensitivity and neurological disorders, are unexplained, frequent headaches.
The M.D. of the Royal Hallmashire Hospital in Sheffield, England – Marios Hadjivassiliou, studied four male and six female patients suffering from headaches and gluten sensitivity – some of which also had unsteadiness or ataxia. The patients had [...]

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Conditions Associated with Gluten Sensitivity – Neurological Diseases Part 1

August 24, 2010

Neurological Diseases Part 1
People suffering from neurological diseases of unknown causes have a far greater frequency of gluten sensitivity than those of the general population.
One study in particular showed 57 percent of patients with neurological disorders of unknown origin had elevated levels of antigliadin antibodies, compared to only 12 percent in the control group.
This is [...]

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Conditions Associated with Gluten Sensitivity – Microscopic Colitis

August 3, 2010

Microscopic Colitis
Over the next few weeks I will be writing about other conditions that are associated with gluten sensitivity.
Colitis and Other Gastrointestinal Complaints are associated with gluten sensitivity – making it crucial to understand how to avoid this, in order to live a healthy life.
Colitis occurs when the colon is inflamed and usually causes chronic [...]

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Gluten Free Supermarket Shopping

May 28, 2010

Keeping your trolley free of gluten is not always the simplest of errands. Previously we’ve discussed Gluten Safe grains (see my previous article “Inside The Gluten Free Kitchen”) but supermarkets are a maze of gluten products. Use this article to help you make the right choices in the supermarket:
Fruit:
All fresh fruit is gluten free. Buy [...]

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Gluten Free Diet Ineffective? Learn about Cross-Reactivity.

May 7, 2010

People who suffer from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease have one simple solution: a gluten free diet.
However, the human body is complex. For some, simply avoiding gluten is not enough. Cross-reactivity is a condition where your body’s autoimmune antibodies mistake other food proteins for ones you can’t tolerate. Cross-reaction to other foods creates the same [...]

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Gluten Free Restaurant Rules

April 23, 2010

If you enjoy a gluten free diet, then dining in a restaurant warrants a certain level of caution.
Firstly, ignore the complimentary bread!
Yes, you’re hungry.  Yes, it is free.
But it’s almost certainly not going to be wheat free.
The solution:

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Inside The Gluten Free Kitchen

April 7, 2010

Hope you had a Happy Easter (and didn’t over indulge too much).
A gluten free diet obviously has various restrictions. That doesn’t mean you have to waste away. Here is a guide for nutritious, safe food preparation and eating:
Vegetables
Vegetables are completely safe. They do not contain gluten. Vegetables are a great natural source of vitamins and [...]

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Nutritional Treatments

March 18, 2010

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease such as gluten sensitivity, these are the basic treatments that are most likely to occur.
The first step doctors will take is to identify targeted nutritional needs.
All doctors will perform check-ups, using various methods but they’ll all achieve the end result of gaining a comprehensive understanding of [...]

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Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification Part 1

February 25, 2010

Soy Products (Sales) Pty Ltd, both in its own right, and through its position of thought leadership and unique F.G. Robert’s brand product range, actively encourages proper nutrition and always takes a thoughtful and well informed look at any public health improvement initiatives prior to adopting and/or supporting them. However, it believes there are some [...]

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