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 […]

Citrus Fruit

Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

As the weather cools and we spend more time indoors, colds and flus become more frequent. If you ask most people what causes a cold or flu, they’ll tell you a virus. Well, I’d like to correct that viewpoint. Yes, colds are a leading cause of visits to the doctor and missed days from work […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Question Marks

Gluten Free FAQ’s with Dr.Vikki

Dr. Vikki Petersen weighs in on some common questions I was diagnosed with celiac disease/gluten sensitivity and am following a gluten-free diet, but I still don’t feel better. Why? There are one of two things occurring for this individual. The first is that they “think” they’re being strict with their diet when they continue to ingest […]

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 […]