If you’re sensitive to gluten, a protein found in wheat, and foods made from wheat, it can make you more susceptible to herpes. Herpes, a virus that forms blisters on the skin, mouth and genitals causes what are called cold sores or fever blisters. It is highly contagious and may keep coming back, causing repetitive infections. Read More »
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Celiac disease awareness is growing, but misinformation still abounds. Here are 15 celiac disease facts every doctor, patient and member of the public should know.
1. 1 in 700 –
- The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States 1950. (Mayo)
2. 1 in 100 –
- The average worldwide prevalence of celiac disease across all races today. (NIH) The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States today. (Mayo)
3. $8,500 – The average annual estimated healthcare cost of each person with untreated celiac disease in the United States. (Cigna/Columbia Celiac Disease Center study) Read More »
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Many of us know someone with epilepsy. One of my cousins has epilepsy. My friend’s daughter also suffers from the disease.
3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy and about 65 million worldwide. Epilepsy is a serious disorder that affects the brain. People with epilepsy suffer from seizures. The seizures can range from small and barely noticeable to so severe that that the person loses consciousness and the body spasms.
While the exact mechanism is as yet unclear, there is definitely a link between gluten and epilepsy in a certain percentage of people. This video explains the link, the effects and how the seizures respond to the the gluten-free diet.
Humans have been eating bread for thousands of years. Like this meme says, it seems like gluten reactions are exploding. So, what is going on? Are more people reacting? Is it being better diagnosed? This video explains!
Fixing healthcare is a big topic in the United States at the moment.
No healthcare plan is going to work because no one in government or the medical industry is looking at healthcare the right way.
People should be healthy. Instead, they are sick and getting sicker – almost 60% now take a prescription medication. What does that look like? Line up 5 people. Three of those five are taking a prescription drug to treat some health problem. 15%, or almost 1 in 7, take five or more medications.
You cannot fix a system by shifting money around when the underlying causes of health problems are not being treated or prevented.
Doctors are trained to treat acute symptoms. Chronic diseases are being treated like acute symptoms. As a result, medications that are only supposed to be taken in the short term, like Read More »
What makes this gluten-free french toast recipe so delicious is gluten-free breakfast bread, a moist, slightly sweet and flavorful high protein egg bread.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 8 slices of your favorite gluten-free bread
- 4 beaten eggs Read More »
Gluten is implicated in dozens of mental disorders, directly and indirectly causing symptoms that affect the mind. Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN explains three ways gluten causes neurological problems.
The Gluten Free Works Health Guide includes over 30 mental disorders that stem from gluten sensitivity and/or celiac disease and gives you steps to correct them or limit their progression.
Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in our intestines. When our level of bad bacteria overbalance the good bacteria, we get a condition called dysbiosis.
The following video describes three probiotics that decrease inflammation and make certain vitamins we need for energy metabolism, mood and a number of other functions!
Dr. Rodney Ford, pediatrician and author of The Gluten Syndrome, provides us with an excellent and easy-to-follow video that tells us how to know if we need a gluten test.
This short presentation explains which symptoms to look for and tells you the tests you need to to request to find out if gluten is making you sick.
Dr. Ford estimates up to one third of people with chronic diseases are being affected by gluten and sums up why people do not ask to be tested. “We are so used to being sick that we don’t know we’re sick.” People think they have always been this way, so they do not know to ask.
He then establishes a great litmus test to determine who should be tested – “People who are sick, tired or grumpy should be tested.”
College Humor looks at what happens when you tell people you can’t eat gluten. This is absolutely hysterical! Sound familiar???