gluten free diet

    Those who suffer from celiac disease are forced to follow a gluten-free diet.  Gluten is a protein that occurs naturally in grains like wheat, barley, and rye. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), “Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.  It […]

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    Every time you go to the store, you probably see the headlines. Sandwiched between Hollywood love affairs and speculation of celebrity pregnancies are countless fad diets. Every month they claim you can lose weight like the stars do. Maybe Renee Zellweger’s bizarre technique of eating ice to feel full is the answer! Probably not. The […]

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    Probably the oldest established allergy to food is hypersensitivity to gluten. It is a sticky protein that is found in wheat, rye, oats and barley and gives rise to the special gluey cooking texture these foods have. The result of a gluten allergy used to be a very serious wasting condition known as celiac disease […]

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    A very useful exclusion diet is the nut-free and pip-free diet. This is a wide group of foods and includes a number of common allergens. Some members of this group can come as a surprise: for example, coffee is a nut. It is an ambitious diet: it is recommended that you don’t go on it […]

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