Enduring the Loss to Get to the Gain

So, it’s been an interesting couple of years since my doctor suggested I may have Celiac Disease – I can certainly say that my perspective on loss has changed tremendously – which led to my life getting so much better. When I first went G-Free, I was focused on what I couldn’t have – pasta, Read more…

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Gluten Sensitivity and Constipation: Understanding the Link

Chronic constipation isn’t just uncomfortable—it can be a serious health condition. If you are suffering from this condition and haven’t been able to pinpoint the medical cause yet, I recommend setting up an appointment with your doctor to get tested for celiac disease or a food sensitivity, in particular to gluten. Commonly experienced by celiacs, chronic Read more…

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10 Questions with KC – Kyra Bussanich

I had heard about Crave Bake Shop (now Kyra’s Bake Shop) from a friend in the North West who swore that Crave’s cupcakes were better than any others in the universe – and that clearly, owner Kyra Bussanich had sold her soul for some kind of G-Free baking secrets.  After I saw Kyra mow down Read more…

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April's Question & Answer with Dr. Stephen Wangen

Question: Why is there such a strong connect between Celiac Disease and infertility? Answer: There are likely a combination of issues that are tied to gluten intolerance that affect ones overall health and thus affect fertility. The ability to reproduce is largely about the overall health of a species. Celiac disease is essentially a very Read more…

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Why Skin Testing Generally Isn't Effective

For several decades skin testing has been the standard way to test for allergies. The potential allergen is injected under or scratched into the skin, and any resulting inflammation (also known as wheal) is measured. The size of the wheal supposedly determines whether or not an allergy is diagnosed. This technique leaves a lot to Read more…

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Headaches, Migraines and Allergies

Many people with chronic headaches suffer from them for years with no permanent relief. Whether or not you have migraine headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, or an undetermined form of headache, it is very possible that you are suffering from food allergy-induced inflammation. Recent research on migraines indicates that food allergies mediated by IgG-type antibodies Read more…

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The Connection Between Diabetes & Celiac Disease

A brief overview of the relationship between Diabetes and Celiac Disease. From the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America: What is Celiac Disease? A malabsorption disease caused by eating gluten – a protein found in foods made with wheat, rye and barley. Causes damage to the small intestine. Can cause food and medications to be absorbed Read more…

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Wall Street Journal – Study Sheds Light on Gluten Sensitivity

via the Wall Street Journal: Lisa Rayburn felt dizzy, bloated and exhausted. Wynn Avocette suffered migraines and body aches. Stephanie Meade’s 4-year-old daughter had constipation and threw temper tantrums. Some people claim that eating gluten products can cause health problems like body aches and chronic fatigue — and even some behavioral problems in children. WSJ’s Read more…

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Share Your Story

Today we want to share an amazing story from one of our readers. It is from experiences like this that I learn about the possible consequences of gluten intolerance. I have seen heart arrhythmias related to food allergies and intolerances, but not to this extent. Please feel free to share your comments as well. It’s Read more…

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Managing Nutritional Deficiencies

Patients who are newly diagnosed with celiac disease often find that they have nutritional deficiencies, and what’s worse, gluten-free products are often low in B vitamins, calcium, vitamin D, iron, zinc, magnesium, and fiber and aren’t fortified in these nutrients. When Swedish researchers studied adult celiac patients who had been gluten-free for ten years, they found that Read more…

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FDA: Ian's Voluntarily Recalls Two Products Due To Risk Of Contamination By Listeria Bacteria

Media Contact: Laura Kuykendall 1-800-543-6637 media@iansnaturalfoods.com Consumer Contact: 1-800-543-6637 customerservice@iansnaturalfoods.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 24, 2011 – Ian’s is voluntarily recalling specific lot numbers of two products due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or Read more…

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