Digestive Problems Can Run in the Family

Many patients describe having digestive problems similar to other members of their family. A patient recently expressed that her sister, mom, and even grandma all had digestive problems. So she assumed that her problem was genetic. Fortunately, she didn’t assume that there was no hope for helping her. That is why she came to our Read more…

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Understanding and Treating Abdominal Pain

People often think that Irritable Bowel Syndrome has to involve diarrhea or constipation, but often it does not. For many people the only obvious symptom is abdominal pain. And the pain can vary from a mild discomfort to incredibly debilitating. Chronic abdominal pain is one of the top 5 reasons that people to go to Read more…

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Ask the Dietitian: Which Gluten Free Labels Can I Trust?

Question: I’ve just read the Q&A about de-glutenized wheat, which prompted another question: I have sometimes gotten sick after eating products that say they have tested to < 20 ppm. Can I believe any gluten-free labels? From, Brooke Answer: Hi Brooke. The < 20 ppm threshold is supported by renowned researchers, including Dr. Alessio Fasano of the Read more…

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Advanced Testing for Gluten Intolerance

Testing for celiac disease and gluten intolerance has in the past been grossly oversimplified. Traditional celiac testing has involved screening for one or maybe two tissue transglutaminase antibodies. Gluten, the culprit in celiac disease, is not really just one protein but rather is composed of a group of various gliadins and glutenins. Until now none Read more…

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Ask the Dietician: Rehydrating After Diarrhea

Question: What’s the best way to rehydrate after a bout of diarrhea? Nutritional supplements, sports drinks, water, or something else? Answer: This is a great question as diarrhea is one of the biggest contributors to dehydration and malabsorption of nutrients.  The degree of dehydration will determine the best treatment for rehydration. It is important to Read more…

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Product Review: Five Star natural meat marinade

I recently received two complimentary bottles of Five Star’s natural meat marinade, which is all purpose marinade that can be used for beef, chicken, fish, lamb, pork and game.  This marinade is an old family recipe created by Burt Amaral’s (owner) grandmother, which is all natural and boasts: No msg No sugar No carbs No Read more…

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Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance and Sample Case Studies

What Is the Treatment for Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance? The treatment is identical for both celiac disease and gluten intolerance and involves removing all sources of gluten from the diet. This means that a person with a gluten allergy should not eat bread products, pastas, or processed food of any kind that contains wheat, 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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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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Up Close and Personal with Roni Piterman

I am honored to share with you and up close and personal interview with founder, owner and chef Roni Piterman. She has devoted her days  (and nights) to helping others in need of a gluten-free diet in a very special way and has really expanded. This is a woman who knows her business! Please do Read more…

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