WHAT EXACTLY IS A FOOD INTOLERANCE? | Dr. Wangen

Let’s start by looking at some examples of food intolerance. There are two very good examples, one of which everyone has heard of, and the other, most are familiar with as well. Let’s first consider lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is well understood to be a deficiency in the enzyme needed to digest lactose. Lactose is Read more…

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Elimination Diet: Right For You?

The word “diet” is intimidating enough without adding the word “elimination” to it. Talk about adding insult to injury, salting the wound, kicking a man while he’s down, or whatever other metaphor you find to be the most appropriate. But have no fear (or at least, less fear), because the elimination diet is not about Read more…

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The Return of Heirloom Grains?

A recent article from the Wall Street Journal titled, “Eating Like the Ancients: Heirloom Grains Return” discusses the trend of marketing “ancient grains.” Many of these grains are gluten free and quite nutritious (quinoa, teff, buckwheat), but some, einkorn in particular, are being touted as safe for people with celiac, when they are not. Einkorn is Read more…

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What is Celiac Disease?

If you’re wondering “What is Celiac Disease?” before beginning to deal with it, you’re not alone. Learn more about this autoimmune disease.

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Nettle Tea: Remedy for the Gluten-Free?

They say one man’s pain is another man’s pleasure. So suppose you had two men, and one walked into a patch of stinging nettles, and the other simply got to watch this unfold from a safe distance while sipping on a cup of freshly brewed nettle tea. Which would you rather be? Hard to decide, Read more…

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Celiac Disease Q&A

What is celiac disease? You may have never heard of celiac disease, but it is actually a fairly common problem. In fact, 1 out of every 133 people has it. That is over 2 million people in this country. It is really more of an allergy than a disease, although it is typically called an Read more…

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