Diet

10 Tips to be a Smarter Gluten-Free Cook

Ever get tired of cooking? Or maybe you live alone and don’t enjoy cooking for one? One of the best lessons I’ve learned while being gluten-free is that in order to eat the best you possibly can, you’ve got to cook it yourself. You know that gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean healthy, so you can’t count on just purchasing products to ...

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Step by Step Guide: Beginning the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

FOR THE NEWLY-DIAGNOSED CELIAC AND DH’er STEP-BY-STEP:  BEGINNING THE GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE© by Janet Y. Rinehart, Houston,  and Lynn Rainwater, San Antonio BEGIN A definite diagnosis of Celiac Disease (screening blood tests plus endoscopic biopsies) and/or Dermatitis Herpetiformis (skin biopsy) means a lifetime commitment to a gluten-free diet. Take full advantage of your local chapter membership.  Our group leaders and contacts ...

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Are You Eating A Low Fiber Gluten-Free Diet?

Did you know that eating a low fiber diet puts you at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease — including heart attack and stroke, obesity and even colon cancer? Obviously getting enough fiber in our diets is extremely important for our long term health. Gluten-free diets don’t have to be low fiber diets but if you’re eating ...

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Eating Gluten-Free? Are You Eating Enough Protein?

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, The Gluten-Free Craze: Is It Healthy? (6/23/2014) — over 29% of people surveyed said they are cutting back gluten consumption or avoiding it completely. Whether a gluten-free diet is a “craze” or fad for those not diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity is debatable. Important questions for anyone eating a restrictive diet — for whatever reason, ...

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Do Gluten Free People Eat Mostly Unprocessed or Processed Foods?

Media “health experts” consistently stress the dangers of following a gluten-free diet if you are not medically diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. They ominously describe the “high sugar content” and “lack of vitamin and mineral fortification” of many gluten-free foods. Besides ignoring the millions and millions of people in SouthEast Asia who live their entire lives gluten-free because ...

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Fatigue: The Gluten-Adrenal Connection

Do you feel tired all the time? Maybe tired isn’t even strong enough of a word to describe the extreme fatigue you feel all day, every day. The problem seems to be pretty common place for those who eat a gluten-free diet. Or maybe you have trouble falling asleep at night and wake up completely drained as if you were ...

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How I Broke Up with Gluten: The 5 Stages of Grief

The longest relationship I have ever ended is the one I had with gluten. After 19 years of a wheat-filled, breadstick-loving life, I was beginning a new chapter. I was going to be challenged by the changes I was about to make, but I knew they would only make me a better person when it was all said and done. ...

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Are the Trendies Giving Gluten-Free a Bad Name?

We all know how “gluten-free” is a buzz word now. It seems it is easier than ever to find “gluten-free” labeled packaging at the local grocery store chain. Restaurants are labeling more food “gf” to try and attract more customers. But is this helping us? Or is it making more people just roll their eyes? I get so excited when ...

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