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gluten and health

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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The Problem with Gluten Grains

July 13, 2010

Gluten is a collection of proteins found in:

Wheat
Wheat Cousins (Spelt & Kumut)
Rye
Triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid)
Barley
Oats
An endless variety of processed foods

Of all these grains, wheat is the most challenging, largely because it contains the most gluten.
Food manufacturers, especially bakers, love gluten and have a high regard for the types of wheat that contain the most gluten, [...]

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The Need to Maintain Good Nutritional Status in the Elderly

January 28, 2010

I have long been concerned about the nutritional adequacy of the diets of most of our senior citizens whether resident in their own homes or in various forms of care. Very often, when left to their own devices many older people cannot be bothered to prepare proper meals and many of them fall into a [...]

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People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome should be tested for Gluten Sensitivity – Part 2

November 5, 2009

In my last post I started to talk about chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, today I discuss the link with gluten sensitivity.
Laboratory tests will not detect fibromyalgia syndrome, but the American College of Rheumatology has issued guidelines for diagnosis, patients must experience tenderness in 11 or 18 “tender points” on the body.
• How does all [...]

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People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome should be tested for Gluten Sensitivity – Part 1

October 29, 2009

Do you suffer from any of these symptoms?
Are you tired, so tired that you can hardly function? In addition to feeling tired do you get muscle aches and pains and possibly flu-like symptoms, such as headaches and perhaps abdominal pain and diarrhoea? And does exercising seem to make your fatigue even worse?
If you’re saying yes [...]

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Food Alerts on your Mobile – great service

October 15, 2009

FoodContentAlerts.com (FCA)  (http://www.foodcontentalerts.com), a free online and mobile service, was announced today by Durk  Barnhill, General Manager, TAXI NY.

FoodContentAlerts.com provides critical information and personalized data  management both at home and on-the-go for the nearly 70 million people in the United States and Canada alone suffering from food sensitivities, including food allergies, celiac disease and non-celiac [...]

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Tests Show a Gluten-Free Diet Can Reduce Thyroid Dysfunction Part 1

October 1, 2009

For many years people were aware of the link between celiac disease and thyroid dysfunction but recent tests uncovered some interesting developments. In 2001, scientists conducted tests to measure the prevalence of coeliac disease in people with autoimmune thyroid dysfunction. They tested blood from 200 individuals with autoimmune thyroiditis, 50 who were found to have [...]

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Organic Food and the Relationship with Celiac Disease

September 24, 2009

In this video I discuss the relationship between organic food and celiac disease and touch on the importance of soil quality.

Best Regards
Paul Smith
glutenfreehealth.net

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Is a Balanced Gluten Free Diet Possible? Part 2

September 17, 2009

This post carries on from my last article “Is a Balanced Gluten Free Diet Possible? Part 1”.
I have recently been greatly encouraged by the growing success of Stephanie Alexander’s Schools project where children of primary school age are introduced as part of their school curricula to the concepts of growing their own fresh fruit, vegetables [...]

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Is a Balanced Gluten Free Diet Possible? Part 1

September 10, 2009

The answer to this question is most assuredly yes! It all depends upon the selection and combination of foods.
One of the biggest issues is that most people take and translate their poor pre diagnosis food and dietary choices into a gluten free version of their original unsatisfactory dietary regime and in the process often fail [...]

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