Author Archives: John Libonati

Were You Diagnosed with Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease by a Doctor or Did You Figure It Out on Your Own?

do doctors understand gluten sensitivity or celiac diseaseIt is well documented that only a small minority of those with celiac disease are successfully diagnosed in a medical setting.

Gluten sensitivity, which we based on medical research and proposed in Recognizing Celiac Disease in 2007,  has only recently been accepted as a true medical condition. So we decided to hold an informal survey to see just how people are becoming gluten-free? How are they finding out that gluten sensitivity or celiac disease are the cause of their health problems and are doctors diagnosing them or are they figuring it out on their own?

We posted this question to our GlutenFreeWorks Facebook friends and here are their answers. Were YOU diagnosed by a doctor? Leave your comments below! Read More »

Three Ways Gluten Causes Mental Disorders

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 Treatment 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.

Video: The Importance of Recognizing Commonly Missed Symptoms

How do you know when you are unwell?

What are the signs?

Many people do not recognize common symptoms that are telling us something is wrong in the body.

Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN and John Libonati discuss the importance of recognizing some commonly missed symptoms and what they mean.

Want to find out more about recognizing symptoms, so you can control your health?

Find out more at our Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide!

Using the Treatment Guide Worksheet to Help Your Doctor Improve your Treatment

The Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide includes a handy Information Worksheet that you can use to help keep track of your health and work with your doctor.

Each symptom entry in the Treatment Guide includes a link to the Information Worksheet.

Just click the link provided in the entry to print and complete the Information Worksheet.

Enter the information you find in the Treatment Guide and you have a useful document that will help your doctor modify your treatment as needed to improve your health!

Watch this quick video to see how it works!

Visit the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide to find out more!

Survey: What Were the Symptoms That Made You Search for an Answer? Did They Improve Once You Went Gluten-Free?

Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are related to over 300 signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications.

Symptoms differ for everyone. One person might have gastrointestinal problems. Another might have a mental disorder, without any gut issues. Bones, skin, reproduction, muscles – any body system and organ can be affected.

We were the first publisher to report this in our groundbreaking book, Recognizing Celiac Disease. You can find them all listed on our Symptom Guide and our Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide, our online resource that tells you how to fix them.

When it comes to seeking a diagnosis, there is usually Read More »

How to Discover Seemingly Unrelated Symptoms Are Connected

Celiac Disease is sometimes referred to as having a cascading effect where symptoms beget symptoms and the health worsens and worsens.

This video shows how you can discover multiple symptoms are in fact related, when your doctor or doctors may be treating them as separate issues with different causes.

It also demonstrates how important it is to know the true cause of your symptoms.

Subscribe to the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide to learn more about your symptoms and fix them.

Who Needs a Gluten Test? Video by “Gluten Syndrome” Expert Dr. Rodney Ford Explains

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.”

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How to Quickly Identify Nutrient Deficiencies Based On Your Symptoms

Hundreds of symptoms in celiac disease stem from nutrient deficiencies.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to quickly and easily identify which deficiencies were causing your health problems and then find out how to fix them?

Now, you can.

We just activated a feature in the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide that links nutrient deficiencies to the symptoms they cause.

Search for your symptom. Click the deficiency. Fix the problem AND discover any other related symptoms. Check it out!

Visit the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide to find out more and subscribe.

We Need Your Feedback

We need your feedback!

We have over 2,000 articles on Gluten Free Works, covering everything from remedies to health tips, to recipes and diet advice. We published Recognizing Celiac Disease, the groundbreaking medical reference that introduced the world to over 300 signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

Millions of people have accessed our website Gluten Free Works over the last 15 years and benefited from our work. We reach thousands every month.

We also have many helpful courses and resources in the pipeline that we are preparing: Healthy Belly Course (how to heal your gut), NutraHealth Course (how to identify and correct nutrient deficiencies), HydroHealth Course (how to improve cellular hydration), and others.

Due to the costs of running such a large website, we can no longer provide access for free.

We would rather not be tied to advertisers so we can objectively review their products.

The alternative is to charge for access.

Here is where we need your help…

Would you rather

1. Pay to access individual article and resources?

2. Pay a monthly fee to access all the website articles, $9.99 for example, which would also give you access to premium webinars and videos and a 50% discount off other digital products like courses?

3. Would you not pay anything for this type of information or access? (It’s ok if this is the case. It just lets us know not to continue the work.)  

Please comment below. Your answer really helps!

Thank you!

John Libonati

Publisher, Gluten Free Works

Video: Asian Dim Sum and Dumplings YouTube Recipes

I LOVE Asian food.

And appetizers like dim sum and dumpling are my most missed foods since going gluten-free.

So, I was SUPER HAPPY to find Lucy Liu’s great gluten-free and dairy-free video recipes on YouTube.

Here’s my reaction her dim sum and dumpling recipes.

They look delicious and SO EASY! Watch!

Check out Lucy’s video recipes on her YouTube channel Lucy Cooking – GF & DF.