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Author Information: John Libonati, SW Florida Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com & The Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide.

Subscriber Newsletter March 13, 2105

A Gluten Free Works Notification for Health Guide Subscribers Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Subscriber Newsletter Dear Subscriber: Welcome to the Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter! Be sure to review some of the newest updates to ...

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Arachidonic Acid (AA) Deficiency

What Is Arachidonic Acid? Arachidonic acid is a major essential (must have/can’t make) omega-6 fatty acid. Structurally, arachidonic acid is a key component of nerve membranes, together with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a major opposing omega-3 fatty acid, making up 15-20% ...

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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Deficiency

What Is Riboflavin? Riboflavin, also called vitamin B2, is fundamentally required for the breakdown of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats in metabolism, enables oxygen to be used by cells, and acts as a component of more than a dozen enzymes involved ...

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Gluten Sensitivity

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Gluten Sensitivity is an umbrella term that refers to any and all problematic health responses to gluten in any body system. We first defined gluten sensitivity in our ground breaking text, Recognizing Celiac Disease first published in 2006.  Gluten Sensitivity includes celiac disease, ...

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Fitness Guide

gluten free fitness tips

We all know that diet is crucial to getting well and staying healthy. That said, regular physical activity and physical fitness make important contributions to our health,  well being, and maintenance of a healthy body weight. Americans tend to be ...

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Gluten Food Substitutes

Use this section to learn about the wide array of safe starchy foods that are available to replace wheat, rye, barley, and oat as ingredients in recipes and as food selections. Safe replacements can be in the form of flour and starch for use ...

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Nature of Foods: Macronutrients and Micronutrients

Food is our nourishment.  We appreciate food for its appetizing qualities like taste, appeal and aroma.  “That looks delicious!” Or we search for food when we’re hungry, “What’s in the fridge?” Beyond appetite and hunger, this section is about understanding food as our source ...

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Selenium Deficiency

selenium gluten free celiac disease symptom

What Is Selenium? Selenium is a mineral that is required by the body  in trace amounts for a healthy immune system, normal thyroid function, and antioxidant protection. Selenium is absolutely required in the production of at least 30 selenoproteins in the ...

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Gluten Free Diet Guide

gluten free diet

The Gluten-Free Diet simply means not eating food that is made from the grains of wheat, barley, rye, and oats.  These grains contain a plant protein called gluten, and it is this gluten that must be strictly excluded from the “gluten-free ...

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Diet & Health Guide

gluten free diet guide

In this section you will learn about the Gluten Free Diet, food composition, alternatives to familiar foods that contain gluten, and recipes to get you started. The tough part about this diet is identifying which foods actually contain gluten. Here you ...

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How Digestion Works & The Impact of Gluten on the Digestive System

PART 1: Our Digestive System Our digestive system consists of many organs and parts. Each performs its own function while interacting in harmony with others every time we eat. These interesting and complex organs and parts turn the food we ...

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celiac disease gluten sensitivity treatment

The management of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity is a gluten-free diet for life1 that meets the nutritional needs of the individual.This diet is highly effective for regaining health because it eliminates the cause of health problems originated by contact with ...

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Diagnosis and Testing

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How Is Celiac Disease Diagnosed? Diagnosing Celiac Disease can be difficult and frustrating for both the patient and the doctor because each person is affected individually. With no definite set of symptoms to cause suspicion, the single most important step in ...

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The Grains That Contain Dietary Gluten Although few in number, the gluten-containing grains, called toxic or unsafe grains, are widely used in food preparation. The excessively high use of unsafe grains in the Western diet makes avoiding consumption difficult. The chart ...

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Gluten Disorders

Gluten – Not a Friendly Protein Gluten is a protein found in grains.  Research has shown that the gluten that is in grains of wheat, barley, rye, and oats (to a lesser degree) is toxic to many individuals.  While gluten is essential for the make-up ...

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