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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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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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What are the health problems associated with refined grains?

June 29, 2010

There are some health problems associated with refined grains.
Eating refined grains can result in the body producing adverse metabolic consequences very similar to what the body experiences when we consume refined sugar.
The majority of refined grain products provoke our glucose levels (blood sugar levels) to increase significantly causing the body to produce insulin to counteract [...]

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Factors that led to a High Intake of Grains

June 15, 2010

Following on from last week’s article “What’s wrong with a high intake of grains?” we continue to explore the misconceptions of high intake of grains.
So, if a high intake of grains is not good for us, the question that pops to mind is;
Why do most of us believe they are actually good for us?
Why have [...]

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What’s Wrong With a High Intake of Grains?

June 5, 2010

There is a common misconception that lots of grains are good for us. Unfortunately grain, like everything else, is good for us but only in moderation.
But why you say?
Grains are rich in carbohydrates as well as calories, which is why they are used to fatten up livestock & subsequently also fatten us up when we [...]

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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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The Need to Establish Good Eating Habits in the Young Part 3

February 18, 2010

In my last two blogs I have written about the importance of establishing good eating habits in children and I will now finish this topic by writing about my own experiences with my child.
I recall a few experiences from my own son’s upbringing. Adam was a large, robust, placid and jovial child, with an almost [...]

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The Need to Establish Good Eating Habits in the Young Part 2

February 11, 2010

In my last blog I introduced the need to establish good eating habits in the young. This week I will continue to write about importance of this and methods parents should be using to feed their children.
Young children should be actively discouraged from eating just white bread, yoghourt, jelly, ice cream and the like with [...]

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