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Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten-Free Food Doesn't Suck

Courtney Carter | Posted 07.15.2014 | Food
Courtney Carter

Some of the food that DIDN'T make this list was ehh at best, but with this below, even you will realize gluten-free food doesn't suck. Especially my boyfriend, who after his delicious dinner of spaghetti the other night, found out he had just eaten gluten-free pasta for the first time.

Breaking It Down: Gluten Sensitivity

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Until more robust research is published on the topic, it is important for both patients with suspected gluten intolerance and their physicians to focus on the established workup and evidence for these symptoms while respecting the current uncertainty regarding gluten sensitivity.

Gluten-Free Mania -- If You're Following the Fad, You're a Marketer's Dream and Part of the Confusion

Jill S. Brown | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Why has the gluten-free trend taken off like wildfire in the last few years while the FODMAP diet has not really caught on even though it was developed way back in 1999 and shown to have a high success rate for people with IBS and even other gastrointestinal issues?

Why You (Yes, You) Need Celiac Disease Awareness

Alice Bast | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alice Bast

We are constantly inundated with messages from the media about the "magic" of a gluten-free diet. Many irresponsibly perpetuate a cycle of misinformation, leading to the amplification of the gluten-free diet and the silencing of celiac disease.

Eating Wheat Again, Part 2

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity has most of the symptoms of celiac disease without being celiac disease. Unfortunately, the pundits admit we lack a medical test to prove gluten is the culprit. The only "test" is to eliminate gluten from the diet and see if the symptoms resolve.

6 Things You Should Know About the Low-FODMAP Diet (And Why You Should Care)

Alice Bast | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alice Bast

FODMAPs may sound like a new medical device or GPS system, but they're actually one of the hottest topics in digestive health and wellness. You're likely to hear a lot more about them in the coming years, so let's set the record straight.

Gluten-Free Challenges in Schools and on College Campuses

Alice Bast | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Alice Bast

As we grow the dialogue surrounding gluten-free needs, it's critically important for families and schools across the country to rally behind their students and ensure our institutions receive the proper service training needed to meet all students' nutritional needs.

Avoid These 5 Gluten-Free Mistakes

Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass After experiencing some wacky symptoms, I was recently tested for celiac disease, and while the report came back negative, I've n...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: 5 Big Myths About Gluten-Free Eating...Busted!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science

Here's what researchers know for sure: going on a gluten-free diet if you have an intolerance, such as celiac disease, is beneficial. But what about t...

50 Shades of Gluten (Intolerance)

Chris Kresser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Kresser

This "all-or-nothing" view has led to some doctors telling patients that suspect they're sensitive to gluten but test negative for celiac disease that they're simply imagining an affliction that doesn't exist. It turns out those doctors are wrong.

Adverse Effects Attributed to Medications May Be From Food for Some People

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

People with medical conditions such as celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies should know that they may not be sensitive or allergic to the medicine to which they reacted. Rather, their reactions may have been from the food contents in the drugs.

Should You Go Gluten Free?

Posted 03.07.2013 | OWN

By Karen Ansel Wondering why entire grocery store aisles are now gluten-free? Here's the real story behind the hype -- and how to do the diet r...

It's Time to Take Celiac Disease Seriously

Nichole Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichole Thomas

The lack of understanding around "gluten-free" is baffling and sometimes disheartening, to say the least. As a member of this gluten-free community, I am privileged to live in the moment we occupy today, a time that is changing the very fabric of this issue.

Gluten: The Greatest Enemy of Clear Skin

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Because gluten-sensitive people cannot properly digest gluten, these large molecules enter the bloodstream, and the immune system recognizes them as invaders, activating an immune response that increases inflammation, which in turn can result in acne.

A Case of Chronic Mouth Sores

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

In my experience, chronic mouth sores almost always are a symptom of gluten intolerance. I suggested the whole family go gluten-free for a month to see how that change would affect the stomach complaints in general and the mouth sores specifically.

Gluten-Free Holiday Party Tips

Zester Daily | Posted 03.01.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

I asked Shauna of "Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef" to share some tips on how to manage the balancing act of cooking for family gatherings when some folks are following a gluten-free diet.

What Is Gluten Intolerance, Anyway?

S.Z. Berg | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

What is the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease? Is it a spectrum? Can you have gluten sensitivity and not have the gene for celiac?

Gluten For Dummies: Real Tips From a Nutritionist

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Try all of these alternatives and see how gluten-free works for you. It might make you feel fuller, healthier, and refreshed. But don't let it rule your life.

Are These Common Foods Causing Your Allergies?

Dr. Susanne Bennett | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susanne Bennett

According to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from allergies, with four million workdays lost annually due to hay fever alone.

Gluten-Free Eaters Tweet: #WhatIMissAboutGluten

Posted 02.25.2012 | Healthy Living

According to the latest research, 1 percent of Americans suffer from celiac disease, with up to 10 percent suffering from non-celiac gluten intoleranc...

Should Everyone Avoid Gluten for Good Health?

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

So many people in recent years have been completely eliminating gluten, which is found in wheat and grains, from their diet. And while for some people this is important to good health, most of us can be more moderate. My advice: Instead of wheating yourself out, vary your carbohydrates.

British Woman Blinded, Paralyzed After Stomach Bug. How Could It Happen?

Posted 01.25.2012 | Black Voices

When 30-year-old Bunmi Sobowale caught a stomach bug during a trip to Mexico in 2004, she never imagined the string of health problems that would ensu...

Is Going Gluten-Free the Next Fad Diet?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

It may seem like a fad, but I've been taking patients off of gluten for years, and I honestly can't think of anything in my practice that makes as dramatic a difference in health and wellness as following a gluten-free diet.

Catherine Pearson

Lax Labeling Poses Risk For The Gluten-Sensitive

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living

For many people with gluten sensitivities, grocery stores are full of potential pitfalls with serious health consequences. Because there are curre...

FDA Struggles To Define 'Gluten-Free' After Seven Years

Posted 07.02.2011 | Food

In 2004, Congress gave the FDA until 2008 to create a definition for what a gluten-free product actually means. Seven years later, we're still waiting...