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Does Calcium Affect Magnesium Absorption?

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We received a message from a Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide Subscriber yesterday that read, “In ‘calcium deficiency’ it says that calcium hinders absorption of magnesium. But information from doctors and general info always state to take these together because they support one another. Why do you recommend not taking them together?”

The subscriber presented a common sense point. She is seeing information that conflicts with what the Treatment Guide states. So, what is the deal? Which is correct?

Calcium interferes with magnesium absorption by taking up receptor sites. If both calcium and magnesium are present in the intestine, the calcium will take precedence and be absorbed. “In one study, addition of 300 to 1000 mg of calcium to the diet decreased magnesium absorption significantly in participants consuming an average of 370 of dietary magnesium daily.

While it is true that calcium and magnesium do support each other in the body, the conventional wisdom doesn’t take absorption into account.”

There are two concepts here: 1) absorption and 2) action once in the body. Calcium does interfere with magnesium absorption so take them separately. Calcium and magnesium work together once they have been absorbed into the body, so you need enough of each.We created the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide specifically for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. By reviewing thousands of peer-reviewed medical research studies and case reports, we put together a unique, accurate, comprehensive, regularly updated resource that you can use anywhere in the world to understand, fix and maintain your health.

Sometimes, what you hear on TV will differ from the truth. Sometimes, it will be incorrect or taken out of context, like this example. Unfortunately, once this incorrect information is printed or broadcast, other outlets pick it up and spread the misinformation. Within a short time, people believe it is fact, when it is wrong. That is when they stop eating eggs, avocados and carbohydrates.

The Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide is a medically accurate resource that gives you the tools and information you need to be as healthy as possible, to fix your health issues – hundreds of them – and maintain your well being for life. I strongly encourage you to subscribe here.

Most People Do Not Realize How Sick They Really Are 

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We are told the gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. We follow the diet, but do not recover fully. Many times, because we feel better than before, we do not grasp that we can be so much healthier than we are.
 
There are a host of health issues that can and should be treated through diet, supplements and medications, reducing inflammation and correcting deficiencies. Hundreds in fact.
 
Many times, we are told our symptoms are just who we are. And we accept that, because we don’t know any better.
 
Even our doctors have no idea that their patients who suffer from fatigue, thinning hair, flaking fingernails, poor vision, constant irritability, forgetfulness, mottled skin and hundreds of problems that they believe are “normal” day-to-day conditions actually result from Read More »

Geographic Tongue and Speech Lessons

image-300x225[1]When I was in kindergarten, I had to take speech lessons. Oh, I could talk, and I did nonstop to anyone who would listen. The problem was that nobody could understand a lot of the things I had to say. When I spoke, I heard “s.” Other people heard “sschhshs.” Kids at school would ask my name. I would say, “John.” They would ask, “Sean? Joe?” My friends would tell them my name.

I remember once, my speech therapist, a kindly older woman, remarked that I had geographic tongue. She stuck her tongue out to show me hers. It looked like the photo here. Gross!

This is actually what my tongue looks like from time to time. Actually, this is a photo of my tongue from several years ago. Yes, it is painful.

Doctors told me they didn’t know why it looked that way. For all of my childhood, I thought that was just the way I was.

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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

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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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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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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!

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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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