Why would researchers look to find a biological marker for gluten sensitivity? It is believed approximately 3.3 million Americans (about 1%) have celiac disease.[Read more…] about Researchers Discover Biological Marker for Gluten Sensitivity
Your oats are probably not gluten free, unless you’re eating purity protocol oats. It may seem like a silly question with an obvious answer, but the topic is actually a pretty tricky one.
There’s a celiac disease vaccine called Nexvax2 in the works. It’s meant to allow celiacs to eat gluten without getting sick and without any damage to your gut.
OH NO, I’VE BEEN GLUTENED!
We’re heading into the holidays and that means lot of food! It probably also means you might be eating food other people have prepared. It also means an increased chance of being glutened. [insert scary music here]
I finally caved and bought an Instant Pot. I’ve been considering it since last Christmas, but I kept waffling. I have a crockpot and love to cook meals in it. I enjoy the long cook time that makes the house smell mouth-watering for 8-10 hours. So I kept telling myself I didn’t really need an instant pot.
Not necessarily. According to a recent study, 20% of children and 33% of adults don’t heal on a traditional gluten free diet.
The Nima gluten sensor is a portable gluten sensor that tests food for trace amounts of gluten. It’s the first technology of its kind. I’ve had my Nima gluten sensor for almost a year now, and honestly, I think it’s an amazing tool!
Refractory celiac disease is continued damage to the small intestine after adhering to a gluten free diet for an extended period (about a year). To fully explain refractory celiac disease, we need to first examine regular celiac disease to clearly distinguish between the two.
WHAT ARE ENZYMES?
Enzymes are catalysts—they speed up chemical reactions. Almost all metabolic processes in your body’s cells need to be accelerated so the processes happen fast enough to sustain life. Without enzymes, we’d die—chemical reactions would take too long.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, have a severe gluten allergy or have a family member who has, the changeover can be daunting. Where do you start when going gluten free?
1. MAKE PEACE WITH GOING GLUTEN FREE
It sounds a little cheesy, but it’s important. I fought against my situation for quite a while before I accepted that my lifestyle was going to change drastically forever. Transition time is needed for all of us. I had breakdowns and temper tantrums on and off for about six months.