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Author Archives: John Libonati

Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com & The Gluten Free Works Health Guide. Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.

Vitamin C Deficiency

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What Is Vitamin C? Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid or ascorbate, is an essential water soluble vitamin. Fresh supplies of vitamin C are required every day to perform vital roles throughout the body among which are the production of ...

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Magnesium Deficiency

What Is Magnesium? Magnesium is an essential mineral predominantly found in the body within cells, where it is vital for their functions. Here is a summary of what magnesium does in our body: Co-factor for over 300 enzymes involved in ...

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Celiac Disease: definition

An inherited immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and to a lesser toxicity, oats that damages the lining of the small intestine, causes leaky gut, interferes with the proper absorption of nutrients, and has the ...

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EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) Deficiency

What Is EPA? EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that is crucial for fetal brain and retina development and the child’s subsequent neurodevelopment among very many other activities in people of all ages. Omega-3 fatty acids  are ...

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DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) Deficiency

What Is DHA? Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that is abundant in the brain, being crucial in brain structure. As such DHA is a key component of neuronal membranes together with arachidonic acid (a major opposing ...

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Calcium Deficiency

What Is Calcium? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, with 99% residing in teeth and bones where it constitutes 40% of skeletal bone weight along with 45% phosphorus. As a component of hard tissues, calcium fulfills a ...

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Alpha-Linolenic Acid Deficiency

What Is Alpha-Linolenic Acid? Alpha-linolenic acid is an essential (need/can’t make) polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid that must be obtained in the diet. Alpha-linolenic acid is found in plant sources only. Alpha-linolenic acid is required for normal brain function and nervous system health. It ...

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Fat: definition

The most concentrated stored energy in food. Each gram (g) supplies 9 calories of energy. Fats are digested to fatty acid and glycerol molecules and serve as a carrier to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K into ...

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Vitamin E Deficiency

What Is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is not a single vitamin but naturally occurs as a fat-soluble vitamin family that consists of at least 8 distinct molecules. These molecules include 4 tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) and 4 tocotrienols ...

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Amino Acid Deficiency (Essential)

What Are Essential Amino Acids? Amino acids are small molecules, or subunits, that link together in various combinations to make up big, complicated proteins. As such, amino acids are commonly referred to as “the building blocks” of proteins. Q: How ...

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Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Deficiency

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What Is Thiamin? Thiamin, also called vitamin B1, is an essential vitamin that is required to convert foodstuffs into energy and for the health and proper functioning of the nervous, muscular and cardiovascular systems. In the bloodstream, 90% of active ...

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DIY Healthcare in 5 Easy Steps

A Gluten Free Works Notification for Health Guide Subscribers Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Subscriber Newsletter Dear Reader: Welcome to the Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter! Whether painting an old desk, making yogurt, ...

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October 30, 2015 Newsletter: Apathy

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A Gluten Free Works Notification for Health Guide Subscribers Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Subscriber Newsletter Dear << Test First Name >>: Welcome to the Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter! Today we are ...

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October 16, 2015 Newsletter: How Digestion Works

A Gluten Free Works Notification for Health Guide Subscribers Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Subscriber Newsletter Welcome to the Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter! Today, we discuss how gluten affects digestion and absorption ...

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October 6, 2015 Newsletter

A Gluten Free Works Notification for Health Guide Subscribers Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Subscriber Newsletter Dear << Test First Name >>: Welcome to the Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter! Gluten sensitivity and ...

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