What Does Gluten Free Mean? Archive

Is Gluten Really the Culprit!

Posted November 19, 2014 By Sandy

Before anyone gets upset with what I am inferring in my title, I want to share some findings with you. With years and years of people eating wheat, many have asked why, all of a sudden, are so many people have serious problems with it.  Some are convinced that wheat is genetically modified (GMO wheat […]

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12 Unusual Signs of Gluten Sensitivity

Posted November 10, 2014 By Sandy

When I first starting going to the doctor with my ‘weird’ symptoms many many years ago, I had no idea it could be gluten sensitivity.  Way back then, no one ever talked about a problem with gluten. In my case, I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and spastic colon.  I was put on a […]

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Why Gluten May Be Bad for Everyone

Posted September 1, 2014 By Sandy

With all the new studies and article on the dangers of gluten, it may be safe to assume that gluten may be bad for everyone. But why? Dr. Vikki Petersen wrote an article on the subject: Wheat is a Threat to Your Health, Even if You’re Not a Celiac Gluten is the protein that is […]

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New Gluten Free Labeling

Posted August 25, 2014 By Sandy

Earlier this month,  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a standard definition of “gluten-free”. So what does it mean, exactly, when a food product is labeled as ‘gluten-free” and what is the gluten free labeling requirements?  According to the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness (NFCA) …. FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Rule Under the new rule, […]

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Is Gluten Free Diet a Fad?

Posted May 26, 2014 By Sandy

If you have been monitoring the Gluten Free news, you probably heard about the study conducted by Jessica Biesiekierski, Department of Gastroenterology, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.  This study questions the validity of gluten free diets. According to Real Clear Science … Instead of receiving a proper diagnosis, however, many people are […]

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Can Gluten Cause Depression?

Posted April 28, 2014 By Sandy

If you are depressed, gluten intolerance or celiac disease can be one of the culprits. Yes, gluten can cause depression! I conducted some of my own research on the subject, and here is what I found: The intestinal damage wrought by celiac disease prevents absorption of essential nutrients that keep the brain healthy, especially zinc, […]

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How Long will it Take to Recover from Gluten?

Posted April 22, 2014 By Sandy

Your recovery from gluten, along with anyone else, can be different for everyone. I am told that a large percentage of folks feel better just a few days after removing gluten from their diets. In my case, there was no doubt that I had a problem with gluten all my life. I can remember being […]

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Recovering from Gluten Poisoning

Posted February 22, 2014 By Sandy

Have you ever accidentally poisoned yourself by eating gluten?  Thankfully, I have only done that once.  I was at a church potluck and tried a dish that had gluten in it …. and, of course, I didn’t know it until I started getting stomach cramps, diarrhea and all those other nasty symptoms! So what can […]

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Identifying Gluten

Posted February 15, 2014 By Sandy

Identifying gluten in your foods can be very challenging.  Gluten comes in so many different forms and under so many different names that the average person can easily become confused. We all know to avoid wheat, barley and rye, but are these the only places to find gluten? Following is a list of food containing […]

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Wheat and Gluten Intolerances on the Rise

Posted October 19, 2013 By Sandy

As most of you have probably read, wheat and gluten intolerances, as well as celiac disease is on the rise: “The prevalence of celiac and gluten intolerance has increased significantly over the last 50 years. A 2009 study published in Gastroenterology showed that celiac disease has increased from one in 650 people to one in […]

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