Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gluten Intolerance & Rheumatoid Arthritis

The story on gluten and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) began almost 50 years ago when Australian physician Dr. Ray Shatin of Alford Hospital in Melbourne published several reports on his successful treatment of RA with a gluten-free, high protein diet including supplements. His findings introduced a concept that in RA patients – as in celiac – […]

Nourishing Veggie

Nourishing Healthy Gluten-Free Children

Feeding a child well is an art as well as a science even in the simplest of circumstances. The value of food goes far beyond nutrients and is a part of crucial development, from oral motor skills to social skills. Early food habits have a huge influence on lifelong food preferences. So it’s a balancing […]

Gluten Caution

Suspect Gluten? Get the Right Tests

There is a lot of talk about gluten these days. You’ll hear many terms bandied about such as celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, and wheat (gluten) allergy. What do they mean? What should you do if you suspect gluten may be a problem contributing to your health issues? Read on. Celiac […]

Scale and Weight

Is Gluten Making You Fat?

It’s a bright new year and perhaps you started yours with some resolutions. For many Americans, at the top of the list is losing weight. January is a busy month at gyms and weight loss clubs. But alas, by February the “glow” has worn off and attendance wanes. But just because resolutions don’t frequently result […]

Spring Superfoods

Spring Super Foods

Arugula Although it is a leafy green, arugula (also called rocket) is classified as a cruciferous vegetable, joining the ranks of broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Cruciferous vegetables are known for their beneficial glucosinolates, compounds that appear very useful in protecting against cancer. Arugula is a silent super food often overlooked in the produce section and […]

Lesley Patterson

Gluten and the Effects on Physical Performance

A dialogue with world champion triathlete Lesley Paterson Over the last several years, a number of world class athletes have reported a significant improvement in their endurance and physical performance after beginning a gluten-free diet. Some recognizable names include tennis player Novak Djokovic, Olympic gold medal swimmer Dana Vollmer, and top ranked pole vaulter Jenn […]