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Subscriber Newsletter May 1, 2015

A Gluten Free Works Notification for Health Guide Subscribers
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Dear << Test First Name >>:

Welcome to this week’s Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter!

Today we look at the three basic steps required for recovering good health and breakdown those steps into their component parts. As the steps are reviewed, you will be presented with how to use the Health Guide to accomplish each step.

Links to important pages that provide a crucial understanding to gluten, gluten-related disorders, diagnosis, treatment, understanding digestion and the gluten-free diet and identifying symptoms are provided below.

Please email us questions or topic suggestions at info@glutenfreeworks.com.

Thank You!

-John Libonati, Publisher
Gluten Free Works Health Guide

The 3 Steps for Recovering Your Health 

Recovering from gluten exposure is a simple process. There are three things you need to do to stop damage and correct the symptoms caused by that damage so you can be healthy.

  1. Eliminate Gluten.
  2. Identify and Correct Your Health Conditions.
  3. Identify and Correct Your Nutrient Deficiencies.

Step 1: Eliminate Gluten

Adopting a strict 100% gluten-free diet is required for recovery. Do not eat gluten and do not apply anything containing gluten to your skin. There is no other treatment for immune responses to gluten. These responses include celiac disease, non-celiac disease gluten sensitivity and allergy. Remember, only 1/8th teaspoon of flour can keep the immune reaction active.

Eliminating gluten is the first step because your body cannot recover as long as it is being:

1) damaged by inflammation in the case of any immune response to gluten.

2) deprived of nutrition through malabsorption in the case of celiac disease.

  • To get a better understanding of gluten and its effects on your body, please visit these pages:

Gluten Disorders Explained 

    • Gluten
    • Celiac Disease
    • Non-Celiac Disease Gluten Sensitivity
    • Diagnosis and Testing
    • Treatment

How Digestion Works

  • To get a better understanding of how to manage your diet, please visit this page:

Gluten Free Diet and Health Guide

Step 2: Identify and Correct Your Health Conditions

Achieving good health requires understanding your symptoms and health conditions, recognizing whether they are related to the toxic effects of gluten within your body and/ornutrient deficiencies that have developed from malabsorption, how they respond to a gluten-free diet and what you need to do to correct them.

Health Conditions (Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders & Complications) 

You can review the complete list of Health Conditions to find a problem or search by Body Organ or Body System.

When you identify problems, click the links provided. Each of the Health Condition pages on this website uses the same format to give you a broad base of information that includes the following:

    • A Description of the Health Condition.
    • How the Health Condition Presents in Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity.
    • Prevalence of the Health Condition Related to Celiac Disease.
    • List of the Health Condition’s Symptoms.
    • Explanation of How the Health Condition Develops.
    • How the Health Condition Responds to a Gluten Free Diet.
    • 6 Step Process to Correct the Health Problem.
    • Summaries of Medical Studies About the Health Condition as it Relates to Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity.

Review the Health Condition pages of interest to gain an understanding of how the health condition is affecting you. Many times, health conditions due to celiac disease or gluten sensitivity cause different symptoms and are treated differently than how the conditions would be when gluten is not responsible.

Follow the 6 Steps to Correct the Health Condition at the end of the page:

  1. 6-steps-to-correct-osteomalacia-scrnshtRemove the Trigger. Maintain a Strict, Nutritious Gluten Free DietRemoving gluten is the first step, but a strict gluten-free diet that meets your individual needs is necessary for optimal health. Oftentimes, a nutrient deficiency, or multiple ones, is the underlying problem. If a nutrient deficiency is the cause, it will be listed on the Health Condition page and linked to that Nutrient Deficiency’s page. Links to the nutritional deficiencies you need to correct and lists the estimated time for recovery.
  2. Reduce Inflammation. Foods to Eat and Foods Not to Eat. Gluten is inflammatory, so you must avoid foods that lead to inflammation and replace them with foods that are anti-inflammatory while you heal. Lists of each are provided.
  3. Information Sheet You Can Take to Your Doctor or Other Health Professional. Your doctor or health provider can be a valuable asset to your health. That said, he or she will appreciate some help from you. Print and complete this handy Information Worksheet to Prepare for an Office Visit with Your Medical Professional. Contains everything your doctor will need to know to properly treat you: Medical History, Symptoms, Diet Diary, Medication Diary and Supplement Diary.
  4. Manage Your Medications Safely. Some medications deplete nutrients resulting in symptoms and complications. Learn which ones may be influencing your health condition.
  5. Nutritional Supplements To Help Correct Deficiencies. Find out which supplements help the condition. The type and quantity of nutritional supplements that may be needed depend on which nutrients are deficient.
  6. Manage Natural Remedies. Hydration, herbs, exercise and other remedies are provided so you can incorporate them into your health plan.

Print a copy of the Health Condition page for your records or to bring to your healthcare provider.


Step 3: Identify and Correct Nutrient Deficiencies

The vast majority of health conditions related to gluten stem from nutrient deficiencies due to the malabsorption that gluten causes. Identifying and correcting these nutrient deficiencies is crucial to regaining and maintaining health.

Nutrient Deficiency Search

Review the list of Nutrient Deficiencies to determine if any is the cause of your symptoms. Each of the Nutrient Deficiency pages listed on this website uses the same format and includes the following:

    • A Description of the Nutrient Deficiency.
    • How the Nutrient Deficiency Presents in Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity.
    • Prevalence of the Nutrient Deficiency Related to Celiac Disease.
    • List of the Nutrient Deficiency’s Symptoms.
    • Explanation How the Nutrient Deficiency Develops.
    • How the Nutrient Deficiency Responds to a Gluten Free Diet.
    • 6 Step Process to Correct the Nutrient Deficiency.
    • Summaries of Medical Studies About the Nutrient Deficiency as it Relates to Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity.

Read the page to gain an understanding of how the nutrient deficiency is affecting you. Nutrient deficiencies tend to have a cascading effect on health, where conditions deteriorate and worsen unless the deficiencies are corrected.

Follow the 6 Steps to Correct the Nutrient Deficiency:

  1. 6-steps-to-correct-copper-def-scrnshtMeet, or Exceed the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances) for the Nutrient per day. Know how much of the nutrient you need. Lists the necessary amount of the nutrient needed by infants, children, teens, male adults, female adults, female adults who are pregnant and female adults who are breastfeeding.
  2. Diet – Include Food Sources Highest in the Nutrient. Find out where to find the nutrient. Lists the animal and plant sources that are highest in the nutrient. Each food tells you the serving size, how much nutrient the food contains and how many calories per serving.
  3. Diet – Avoid  or Limit These Foods That Deplete or Interfere With Absorption. Learn which foods could sabotage your efforts. These are the foods you must avoid because they either deplete the nutrient or interfere with absorption of the nutrient.
  4. Monitor Medications That Deplete or Interfere With Absorption. Medications can affect absorption or deplete certain nutrients. Discover which ones may be depleting your nutrients, leading to deficiencies and the symptoms that result.
  5. Manage Nutritional Supplements to Obtain the Deficient Nutrient. Find out the best form of the supplement to take and how much is optimal. Learn how much is too much and the health issues overconsumption can cause: toxicities, interference with absorption of other nutrients, etc. Cautions are also provided. For example, individuals with certain health issues who may be affected by increased intake.
  6. Other Supplements That Deplete or Interfere With Absorption. Taking a specific nutrient can interfere with absorption of another nutrient. Learn which nutrients not to take at the same time and when to take each.

Print a copy of the Health Condition page for your records or to bring to your healthcare provider.

Author: John Libonati
Source: Gluten Free Works Health Guide, How to Use This Site Page

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