Symptoms

How Gluten Causes Alopecia Areata

Do you recognize this circular hair loss pattern? It is called alopecia areata. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, “no FDA approved treatment or cure exists yet.” No cure, eh? It is amazing how many times I hear this “no cure” declaration when I KNOW people who have been cured of the condition in question, in this case, alopecia ...

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Does Calcium Affect Magnesium Absorption?

We received a message from a Gluten Free Works Health 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 ...

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Most People Do Not Realize How Sick They Really Are 

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 ...

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Geographic Tongue and Speech Lessons

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, ...

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Those Wavy Fingernails Are Not a Sign of Good Health

I 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 ...

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Brain Symptoms in Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

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 ...

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Gluten Free Works Health Guide Alert: How Gluten Affects Muscles

The Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter is out! This week focuses on gluten and how it affects the muscles. Muscles. When they are chronically tired, hurt or do not work properly, our lives are impacted. Unfortunately, it is easy to get used to how we feel and grow to think, “That’s just me.” Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease affect the muscles in ...

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I Had a Dad bod. Then I Went Gluten Free

“I should look like Brad Pitt.” Back before I went gluten free, I remember looking in the mirror and saying these exact words to myself. I was working out 5 to 6 days a week, weight training and cardio, eating “right” but instead of looking good, I looked like a sausage…and it was getting worse. Now, to be certain I ...

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Mental Health and Celiac Disease

If you’ve ever lived with undiagnosed Celiac Disease – chances are you’ve been to a psychologist at one time or another.  Perhaps your doctor told you that you had severe depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, or simply that it was “all in your head.” Believe me – I’ve been there, done that. I had even convinced myself as an undergrad in ...

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