Hidden Gluten

Hunting for Hidden Gluten

Wouldn’t it be lovely if everything with gluten came labeled with a big red “X” on it? Everyone following a strict gluten-free diet needs to be careful about every single crumb of gluten, and being that vigilant can feel like a full-time job! Sometimes gluten is intentionally added to food as an ingredient. Often, gluten […]

Healthy Children

Healthy Children at Home, at School & On the Go

A gluten–free diet can be a big transition at any age and there are certainly unique challenges for children. However, it also encourages an awareness of food and nutrition from an early age, often leading to greater maturity, responsibility, and ownership of personal health. At Home The earlier you start educating little ones, the more […]

Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms

Is Gluten Sensitivity Worse Than Celiac Disease?

How many times have you read that celiac disease is the worst form of gluten intolerance? Or maybe you’ve heard that celiac disease is the potential end-stage of gluten intolerance? And I know that you’ve read that gluten sensitivity isn’t nearly as severe as celiac disease, right? These statements sound fairly logical. But have you […]

Cross-Reactive Foods

Cross-Reactive Foods: Gluten-Free Foods That Mimic Gluten and Make You Sick

Discovering if you are gluten intolerant, whether it’s from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, is a very big step in regaining your health. Initially, it is common for patients to feel an incredibly positive change in their health when they initially remove gluten. To say they are happy and excited is an understatement. They feel […]

Tired Woman

Tired? Exhausted? It Could Be Gluten.

If you’re tired of feeling tired, consider gluten as a potential culprit.There are many studies that cite fatigue as a common and prevailing symptom associated with both celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. A recent study published in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology (May 2012, “Opinion: New understanding of gluten sensitivity”) specifically noted that in gluten […]

Probiotic Foods

Understanding Probiotics & Prebiotics: The Complete Guide

The human gut contains a myriad of microorganisms which form a well-orchestrated ecosystem known as microbiota. Human microbiota plays a vital role in the human body by regulating immune and inflammatory responses, producing certain vitamins and biologically active substances, scavenging for non-digested food components and metabolites (for example, uric acid causing gout), and feeding the […]