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Archive Category: Gluten

Bread and Mental Health

May 2nd, 2016

This is a great (albeit long) article explaining the risks of grains in a very scientific way. Check it out . . .

Which “Face” are You?

November 3rd, 2015

I can’t speak to the authenticity of these particular face profiles, however, eating foods that are inflammatory do cause increased aging and water retention. Avoiding your food intolerances and/or common food intolerances (egg, dairy, sugar, corn, gluten, soy, potato) may help improve not only your appearance, but your overall health!

Going Gluten-Free? Watch Out for Marketing!

August 4th, 2015

In general, when I recommend a gluten-free diet to a patient, I also recommend a low- (or no-) grain diet. Do NOT try and find gluten-free substitutes for bread, crackers, etc., but change your eating habits in general. Include more vegetables instead of grains. It may be OK for an occasional serving of quinoa or brown rice, but not necessary. It also may be OK for a treat of a piece of gluten-free bread. But I have found few gluten-free baked goods that I would consider healthy or a needed part of a diet–they are treats 🙂 Check out this article.

Gluten-Free Festival in Portland

August 18th, 2014

For those of you on gluten-free diets, please consider attending this gluten-free festival! Looks like there will be some great resources to help you on your diet and health goals. One word of caution, however: often these seminars are chocked full of ways to include gluten-free baked goods in your diet–please remember that baked goods are TREATS not staples in our diets. To your health!! Click here for the link to the festival–it will be in Portland, OR, September 6 – 7, 2014.

Yummy Brunch Recipe

April 19th, 2014

I was reviewing some of the recipes that I’ve posted and was surprised I hadn’t included this one yet. It would be a great one to serve tomorrow morning and offset some of the sweets the Easter bunny may be providing! Please also check out Stephanie O’Dea’s cookbook, “Make It Fast, Cook It Slow” from which I derived this recipe. Click here for her web-site.

Baked Egg Dish

Gluten and Depression . . .

April 11th, 2014

I have seen this time and again–depression can lift by simply avoiding gluten. There are likely multiple reasons: blood sugar reactions, compromise of the blood-brain barrier, inflammation, neurotransmitter interferences, and more. We’re not talking Celiac disease, we are talking about the adverse impacts that gluten/wheat has on our brains! Read more here.

Do We Really “Outgrow” Allergies??

March 4th, 2014

I’ve always said, “No”. Our reaction to the foods may change but I believe the allergy or intolerance persists–with different and/or deeper symptoms. This article supports my theory. Read on . . .

Controversial Perspective on Gluten Intolerance

March 4th, 2014

These are new ideas, but interesting to ponder, let alone to further research. I have posted many reasons for avoiding gluten–so whether or not this one is accurate, a gluten-free diet is advised for overall health. See more in my “Gluten” category.

Dementia and Gluten

January 31st, 2014

I recently attended a seminar on Brain Chemistry–wonderful information for helping my patients. A key for many, if not all, is the link between gluten and brain inflammation. This Medscape interview with Dr. Perlmutter may help you decide to go gluten-free! For your health!!

Avoid Knee Surgery

December 3rd, 2013

There actually are steps you can make to avoid joint surgeries, including knees. Keys are exercise and a healthy diet. Exercise promotes lubrication of joints and overall  mobility. Healthy diet not only provides needed nutrition but is a means to a healthy weight, too. Also, avoiding pro-inflammatory foods is vital–certainly any individual food intolerance(s) is on this list, and sugar and gluten are at the top for everyone! Focus on veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthfully-raised meats/poultry/fish. And let’s get moving, too! Read more here.

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