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Celiac Disease: What You Should Know

Celiac disease is a genetically transmitted ailment in which gluten in the diet causes damage to the small intestine preventing the celiac sufferer from absorbing nutrients from the normal digestion process. These proteins are found in all forms of mainstream and other related products. Such as durum semolina, spelt, and related grains such as rye, barley, and oats. Damage to the small intestine is caused by a reaction to the ingestion of gluten. Celiac disease causes the villi (the tiny hair-like projections in the small intestine)to shrink […]

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Glyconutrients: How Much to Take

Before we address the obvious question about how to take glyconutrients, let’s first discuss briefly what they are. Glyconutrients, are 100% vegetarian based derived entirely from plants & seaweeds. They combine aloe based saccharides with fucose-rich Undaria pinnatifida. They are Gluten Free; and usually contain arabinogalactan. Arabinogalactan has shown some immune-enhancing activity in the laboratory, particularly with regard to the stimulation of human natural killer cell cytotoxicity. Glyconutrient products are specifically designed to enhance cellular communication. True wellness begins at the cellular level. Think about it? If […]

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Celiac Disease and Losing Weight

Many celiacs lose weight before they are diagnosed; indeed it is often one of the reasons people go to their doctors in the first place. Once on a gluten-free diet the symptoms disappear, and as a result of better absorption or simply eating more, some people gain too much weight. Losing weight should be based on eating sensibly rather than lurching from one diet to another. Be wary of low carbohydrate diets, as high protein diets can cause acidosis, which in turn can lead to calcium being […]

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Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is the exact same as regular gardening except that no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used. This can make certain aspects difficult, such as controlling disease, insects, and weeds. Organic gardening also requires more attention to the soil and the many needs of plants. Organic gardening starts with the soil. Gardeners must add organic matter to the soil regularly in order to keep the soil productive. In fact, compost is essential to the healthiness and well being of plants grown organically. Compost can be made […]

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The Importance of Gluten Free Vitamins to Health Care

More and more people are recognizing the importance of vitamins in health care – especially those that are gluten-free. A growing number of people in our health-conscious society are taking pains to seek out information on gluten-free vitamins and food supplements. Studies show that vitamins in general are important to a person’s overall health. Most vitamins are available in the food we eat but not always in the right quantities. Also, vitamins and minerals are destroyed in much of the food we eat by high heat. Therefore, […]

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Gluten Inedible Products

A common question among the newly diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune condition triggered by the presence of gluten (wheat, rye, barley and oats), is whether you should be concerned about gluten found in inedible products – products that you don’t eat but only use. The answer is yes. After using inedible products that contain gluten, make sure that you wash your hands well with non-gluten soap and water so that any residue found in the products will be washed away and not later find its way […]

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The Trials of Eating in Restaurants on A Gluten Free Diet

Eating out when you are on a restricted diet always has the potential for difficulty. Only yesterday I was reminded of this when we went out for a late Sunday meal. As always we had spoken to the restaurant, in fact it is one I have used before. Gravy is the usual problem for a traditional Sunday roast dinner, however we were assured that the chef would produce a gluten free version. So far I have yet to find any catering establishment that produces a gluten- free […]

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What Should You Know About Gluten Free Diet

I can tell you truthfully that up until very recently I had absolutely no clue as to what a gluten free diet was. I didn’t have even a grain of an idea that I could base my knowledge upon. I have since found out however, that gluten is what you would call the protein part of certain grains like wheat, barley, rye or other similar grains. Some people are found to be allergic to the gluten in these grains and so need to have a gluten free […]

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Tasty Gluten Free Products

In the gluten-filled world where we have spent most of our lives until now, we learned as children which products we liked to eat and which we didn’t. Now, as sufferers of celiac disease or as a gluten intolerant, we find ourselves thrown into the task of finding gluten-free products to replace all those foods containing wheat, rye, barley and oats that we loved to eat–like bread, cookies, cakes and pastas. Our lives have suddenly become much more complicated. A totally gluten-free diet means learning to cope […]

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Which Diet Suits You Best

The hallmark of a modern developed society seems to be people with those ugly bulges. And lots of dieting ads! Okay, let’s face it. We will have to live with dieting. The question then is how to do it effectively and safely. Dieting refers to regulated food intake to satisfy a short-term goal: losing weight or adding it. Diet refers to the food items that form the dieting process. Human beings need essential nutrients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. A well-balanced diet must meet […]

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