Author Archives: John Libonati

Those Wavy Fingernails Are Not a Sign of Good Health

koilonychiaI was sitting in the waiting room at the Honda dealer last Friday and a middle aged woman next to me mentioned she had celiac disease after hearing me turn down a complimentary pastry. We got to talking and it turns out she was diagnosed 17 years ago.

She started asking questions once she found out what I do. She said she cooks 100% gluten-free, but is sometimes anemic and used to get vitamin B12 injections which made her feel great. I asked how often she ate out. Twice per week.

I asked to see her fingernails. They looked like the image here, spoon shaped and upturned.

Looking up her nail symptoms on our Gluten Free Works Health Guide on my phone, I told her it was koilonychia, from iron deficiency. She said they had always looked that way as far back as she could remember.

Neither her gastroenterologist, nor her endocrinologist picked up on it. After telling me she was on Prevacid and Gaviscon, I told her why her hair was thin and how the acid reflux drugs she had been taking were impairing her nutrient absorption. She thought she had high acid.

I told her my opinion based on her history and symptoms was low acid. Her doctors knew none of this, but it was all in the Health Guide. Doctors don’t know and Google is unreliable. The Gluten Free Works Health Guide will help you. It can be as simple as looking at your nails. 

Brain Symptoms in Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Frontal lobe - Human brain in x-ray view

There are 36 Brain Disorders Cause by Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease listed in the Gluten Free Works Health Guide.

How they are caused and treatment are presented. The people who follow the steps provided in the Health Guide DO recover…which is SO AWESOME TO SEE!!! :)

It’s all right here. Everything you need to fix yourself and maintain your health, and your brain.

Read more. >>> Gluten Free Works Health Guide: Symptoms Affecting the Brain

Celiac Disease Fact: Celiac Disease Tests are NOT Pass or Fail

This is a Celiac Disease Awareness Month Public Service Announcement.

Many people, including doctors, believe that the blood tests for celiac disease are pass/fail, and that if you have a negative result you can never in the future have a positive result. This is wrong. See how all the celiac disease tests work on our Diagnosis page.

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This message was brought to you by our  Gluten Free Extravaganza sponsors, Kay’s Naturals, Better BatterBard’s Beer and Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties!

Celiac Disease Fact: Celiac Disease Is An Undiagnosed Epidemic

This is a Celiac Disease Awareness Month Public Service Announcement.

Celiac disease affects 1% of the worldwide population. In the United States, it is estimated up to 17% of people with celiac disease are diagnosed. The rest are sick, but have no idea what is causing their problems.

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This public service announcement is brought to you by Better Batter Gluten Free Mixes and The Gluten Free Extravaganza. Be sure to visit the Gluten Free Extravaganza Website where we are giving away 100s of prizes all month!

Celiac Disease Fact: Diagnosis Can Take Years

This is a Celiac Disease Awareness Month public service announcement.

Pass it on! Celiac disease diagnosis can take years. Not because tests don’t exist, but rather because doctors do not consider celiac disease when looking at your symptoms. Frequently, a symptom of celiac disease will receive the diagnosis, leaving the underlying cause untreated. Request to be tested if your symptoms match any on this symptom list.

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Be sure to visit the Gluten Free Extravaganza Website where we are giving away 100s of prizes all month! This message was brought to you by our sponsor, Kay’s Naturals. Visit Kay’s Naturals to see all their gluten-free, protein rich snacks and cereals.

Dozens of Winners So Far in the Gluten Free Extravaganza!

Extravaganza-home-pageGluten Free Works is hosting a Gluten Free Extravaganza to celebrate Celiac Disease Awareness Month!

12 Gluten Free companies have donated hundreds of prizes.

50 people won prizes the first week. We’re picking 30 more winners today!

Sign up here to enter to win! Everybody wins something!

Here are some of the winners and the prizes they won:

Nicole D. – Consult with Amy Macklin, RD, LDN Gluten Free Roots!

Debbie L. – Kitchen Table Bakers – Parmesan Crisps!

Carley E. – Kitchen Table Bakers – Parmesan Crisps!

Kurt Hasburgh – Bard’s Beer Bottle Cap Opener!

Joseph Cecci – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Megan Anderson – Bard’s Beer Bottle Cap Opener!

Marian K. – Jovial Foods, 1-GF Bread Flour, 1-GF Pastry Flour,
Sample pack GF penne pasta, Retail coupons, & special offer for our online store!

Julie K. – Earth’s Beauty Soft Black Mascara!

Rhonda B. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Sarah P. – Jovial Foods 1-GF Bread Flour, 1-GF Pastry Flour, Sample pack GF penne pasta, Retail coupons, & special offer for our online store!

Sara L. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Brandi S. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Lesley B. – Consult with Amy Macklin, RD, LDN Gluten Free Roots!

Maria J. – Mom’s Place Gluten-Free LLP. Lemon Squares Mix!

Donna P. – Earth’s Beauty Soft Black Mascara!

Kaeli D. – Kitchen Table Bakers – Parmesan Crisps – Parmesan Crisps!

Julayne R. – Bard’s Beer Bottle Cap Opener!

Howard R. – Consult with Amy Macklin, RD, LDN Gluten Free Roots!

Janet M. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Stephanie H. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Visit our Gluten Free Extravaganza website to enter to win! We have hundreds of prizes to give away!!!

 

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Deal Alert! Gluten Free and More Magazine 70% Off Sale Today Only!

glutenfreeandmore-spring-2016Hey Friend!

I have to share a super opportunity to get a fantastic gluten-free magazine at an AWESOME deal! Gluten Free & More is an excellent magazine with tons of recipes, tips and features that will help you live the gluten-free lifestyle.

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Why the amazing deal? Because it’s the best way I know to introduce you to the TONS of amazing, easy-to-make recipes, inspiration, and information you’ll find in each issue.

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Warm regards,

John

John Libonati

Glutenfreeworks.com

ImmunogenX Acquires Celiac Disease Therapy from Alvine Pharmaceuticals

Immunogenx-logo-lowx41[1]A therapy for celiac disease is one step closer. ImmunogenX purchased the license for Alvine Pharmaceuticals’ medicine, ALV003, which degrades gluten before it can be digested and absorbed by the intestines. The following press release was distributed by ImmunogenX.

“Glutenase for in-vivo gluten degradation is a leading candidate for celiac disease ImmunogenX™, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune and gastrointestinal diseases, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the non-cash assets of Alvine Pharmaceuticals.

This includes Latiglutenase (formerly known as ALV003 and renamed IMGX003), an orally administered mixture of two recombinant gluten-specific proteases that degrades gluten proteins into small physiologically irrelevant fragments. The technology is backed by over 50 issued or pending patents, has been extensively studied in Phase I and Phase 2 clinical trials, and is the only CD treatment that has demonstrated histologic success as well as symptomatic improvements in Read More »

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