Exhausted Woman

Answers from a Gluten Doctor – Part 10: Gluten Intolerance and Exhaustion

When I first went to Dr. Vikki, I was EXHAUSTED. Despite being young and having seen numerous doctors who all said I was perfectly well, I was tired.  All the time!  I was in fact, sick and tired of being sick and tired.  Fortunately for me, Dr. Vikki took the time to really get to […]

Girl Laying Down In Hay

Answers from a Gluten Doctor – Part 9: The Most Important Thing About Being Gluten Free

So I wanted to find out from Dr. Vikki what she felt was the most important thing to know when starting a gluten-free diet for health reasons. Q. What would you consider the most important thing for a person newly diagnosed to really comprehend? A. Based on over 20 years of clinical experience with patients, […]

Supplements

Answers From a Gluten Doctor – Part 8: Supplements

Now that Dr. Vikki has cleared up the subject of nutritional deficiencies of a gluten free diet I thought the next logical question was on the subject of supplementation i.e. vitamins and nutritional supplements. Are there any nutritional supplements you would recommend specifically for the gluten intolerant? Those who are gluten sensitive tend to have […]

Nutrients and Deficiency

Answers from a Gluten Doctor – Part 7: Gluten-free Diets & Nutritional Deficiency

Recently there seems to be a lot of misinformation going around stating that gluten-free diets may be or are causing other nutritional deficiencies.  So I decided to pose the question to our favorite gluten-free doctor, Dr. Vikki Petersen.  For those of you who do not already know Dr. Vikki, she is a leader in the […]

Gluten Testing

Answers From A Gluten Doctor – Part 6: Testing, Testing, Testing

From the number of emails I received requesting that Dr. Vikki clarify testing for gluten sensitivity, apparently I am not the only one confused. I recently had a blood test (ordered from another doctor) and he proceeded to tell me I tested negative for gluten intolerance.  As we know I have tested positive many times […]

Gluten Cheating

Answers from a Gluten Doctor – Part 5: Gluten Symptoms & Diet Cheating

With a holiday weekend coming up some of us may be tempted to stray from our gluten-free diets.  What is it about holidays that make us think we can do or eat things we would not ordinarily do or eat? Read what Dr. Vikki Petersen has to say about how this affects us and answers a […]