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gluten intolerance

Five Ways to Listen to Your Body

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  Sometimes our mind doesn’t want to acknowledge what our body is telling us. For example: When we have a bout of heartburn, we blame what we ate rather than our overindulging behavior. Instead of taking a nap when we’re tired, we load up on the caffeine and sugary snacks for an energy boost. When […]

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5 Things to discuss with a doctor if you think you’re gluten intolerant

5 Things to discuss with a doctor if you think you’re gluten intolerant

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As a dietitian, the sudden surge of people on gluten free diets makes me nervous. Very nervous. Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are very real things. People who cannot tolerate gluten know that even one crumb of food that contains gluten will make them extremely ill. I’m not discounting that. What makes me nervous is […]

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A decade of gluten free living

A decade of gluten free living

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I became aware of celiac disease over 10 years ago when my mother-in-law was diagnosed with it. In her 70s, her condition was the result of a bout of salmonella poisoning treated with some very heavy duty antibiotics. The salmonella either triggered an immune response or the antibiotics wiped out her intestinal villi. Either way she […]

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Does your tummy hurt?

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  Recently, I stepped out from behind my computer to visit with friends who I hadn’t seen in a while. After we caught up on what was going on with our kids, spouses and work, the conversation quickly turned to our health. Several of my girlfriends have been battling chronic health conditions for years. Another […]

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Probiotics and Gluten Sensitivity/Celiac Disease

Probiotics and Gluten Sensitivity/Celiac Disease

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Bacteria – your gut is full of it! But wait, before you call the doctor for antibiotics, you need to know that not all bacteria are bad. In fact, the “friendly” bacteria that reside in your gut are vital to maintaining a healthy digestive system, and amazingly and perhaps most importantly, a healthy immune system. […]

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