How IBS Can Cause Iron Deficiency and Anemia?

Many patients who have digestive problems are also anemic due to low iron or low vitamin B12 levels. This problem causes fatigue, so it should be of interest to many people. Being anemic and having IBS is not unusual and there is a logical reason for it. First we’ll discuss anemia and then how it Read more…

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The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook

Author Mary Capone teaches us fine classic Italian dishes from her roots in the Italian Countryside. Upon reading The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook, I felt a sense of warmth from the author as she opened her heart and the doors to her “world”—her past, her family, and her heritage. Mary grew up in New York in Read more…

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Today's Q&A

Question: How does the gluten / soy free triathlete get enough high quality carbohydrates? As you may have noticed, the key to this question is “high quality” carbs. There are many gluten free products, but they are often highly refined and don’t have the nutritional profile of whole wheat. Getting enough high quality carbs can be Read more…

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Featured Tastemaker – Udi's Gluten Free Foods

Udi’s Gluten Free Foods came about several years ago when their Certified Master Baker, Chadwick White was asked by a friend with celiac disease to create good-tasting gluten-free bread.  Unimpressed with what was on the market, White was determined to create superior gluten-free bread solely for Udi’s.  White and his team of skilled bakers used Read more…

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Treating Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis, although not IBS, is closely related to IBS. The real difference is that in diverticulosis doctors can see the damage, thus giving you the impression that they know why you are suffering. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality people suffering from diverticulitis are no better off than those diagnosed with IBS Read more…

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5 Reasons It's Hard to Detect Your Own Food Allergy

Reason 1 One major obstacle to figuring out which foods are problematic is that, even on an elimination diet, you may not have truly eliminated all of your allergenic foods. Assumptions are often made about which foods are allergenic and which foods are not. These assumptions are often wrong. Even on an elimination diet you Read more…

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Should More Men Eat Gluten Free?

The following article was written by Melissa Diane Smith for Against the Grain Nutrition. The Going Against the Grain Group is a members-only nutrition service for people who eat gluten free or grain free for optimal health. — “There are good reasons for men to pay attention to symptoms early. Every single person I meet or hear Read more…

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Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and is responsible for the springiness and stretchiness of bread. Allergies and intolerances to gluten have been the subject of intensive research over the past decade. Much of this research has focused on celiac disease, which is a special form of gluten intolerance. It is Read more…

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High Blood Pressure and Food Allergies

According to the National Health Statistics Reports for the United States, the single most frequent diagnosis given out by doctors is “Hypertension,” commonly known as high blood pressure. In 2006, the most recent year for these statistics, over 35 million visits to doctors resulted in a diagnosis of high blood pressure. In simple terms, high blood Read more…

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PubMed.gov – Case Study: Vegan Diet Free of Gluten Improves the Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

From PubMed.gov: A vegan diet free of gluten improves the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis: the effects on arthritis correlate with a reduction in antibodies to food antigens. Objective: Whether food intake can modify the course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an issue of continued scientific and public interest. However, data from controlled clinical trials Read more…

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Celiac Disease: Question & Answer

UPDATE: 
This Q&A offers a great chance to address the “is celiac an allergy or not” question with actual medical definitions. (And maybe clarify that celiac disease is mostly hereditary, but is not determined by any specific gene or set of genes). Celiac disease is indeed a form of wheat allergy. However, the correct phrase Read more…

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Never the Same Since…

Does the story of your digestive problem start with the line: “I never really had any problems until… I caught the flu one year.” or “…I got food poisoning.” or “…I had a major illness.” or “…I had surgery.” or “…I went to Mexico.” or “…I was in a car accident.” or “…there was a Read more…

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