Gluten attacks the brain and damages the nervous system

Some people are literally stumbling through life thinking they are a klutz when really gluten is to blame. Before gastrointestinal symptoms like upset stomach appear, neurological damage may already be done, according to the Center for Peripheral Neuropathy. The Gluten Free Society calls gluten a “potential neurotoxin.” Gluten damage may cause everything from unexplained dizziness to numbness in the hands and feet. (more…)

Can Probiotics Prevent the Development of Celiac Disease?

Probiotics, or “friendly bacteria,” are essential in establishing a healthy gut flora, and this may be a crucial factor both in helping to prevent celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects at least 3 million Americans,i as well as in reducing adverse (though seldom diagnosed) symptoms associated with intolerance to gluten-containing grains, in many more.  (more…)

Gluten & Celiac Disease

Gluten is composed of a group of proteins that are found in many different types of grains (wheat, barley, triticale, kamut, rye and spelt). Gluten can also be present in oats, often as a contaminant from mixed grain processing, and is often used as a “thickening agent” in processed foods, a filler in pills or supplements and it is even present in some cosmetics. The prevalence of “hidden” gluten in food and processed items can present a challenge to those who must avoid it. (more…)

Clear The Mystery Over Gluten Misery

Lingering, troubling health problems often stem from gluten. Gluten reactions can include digestive symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea; peripheral neuropathy (numbness or tingling in the extremities); mental and emotional imbalances; or autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and psoriasis. But your misery doesn’t have to remain a mystery: If a gluten-free diet improves your health or a lab test is positive, you can declare gluten the source of your difficulties. (more…)

Losing Weight By Going Gluten-Free

Nutrition experts continue to debate the effects of gluten on weight. Some argue that giving up gluten-containing foods made from wheat, barley and rye can help you shed pounds. Others maintain that if you don’t have celiac and aren’t gluten sensitive, forgoing gluten is senseless. But I know that when I gave up gluten I lost five pounds in three days effortlessly. And the weight has stayed off. (more…)

The Paleo Diet

Diets come, and diets go. And like fashion, if you wait long enough, what is now out will eventually return — but with a twist, so you can’t dust off the old books, but instead have to buy new ones. And when you think about it, that only makes sense. After all, food really falls into one of only three groups: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. So all diets are pretty much restricted to mixing things up within those three groups — thus the repetition. Ahh, but given those limitations, there is still infinite variety — thus the ever new diet programs. (more…)

Celiac Disease and Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers in Women.

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder involving the small intestine. Sufferers of this disease cannot tolerate gluten which is a protein found in foods such as rye, barley, and wheat. When gluten is introduced to a celiac disease patient, the body responds by damaging the small intestine, primarily the villi. Essential nutrients are absorbed into the body by villi, and when this damage occurs, individuals may become malnourished despite the amount of food they consume. This genetic disease can have severe effects on the functioning of the body. (more…)

95 Percent of Americans With Celiac Disease Go Undiagnosed

Celiac Disease is one of the most common genetic conditions in the world, but often goes undiagnosed. Approximately 95 percent of Americans with the disease go undiagnosed. Through this sponsorship, Cream of Rice will support and further the Foundation’s pursuit to provide a greater understanding of Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, dietary compliance, future therapies, associated conditions and also the effect on family members.
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