It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
Down 27 pounds in a couple months from nixing gluten from my life. Feel much better! Haven't started exercising much yet aside from the occasional hike- but happy to get onto a dietary system that makes me feel good and that's helping me lose weight.... Read more
I saw this article on Yahoo just now.
https://www.yahoo.com/health/when-was-th e-last-time-you-sank-your-teeth-into-a -102277123477.html
(Read the links inside the article if the subject is unfamiliar to you.) Basically, it's a desc... Read more
I just signed up for SparkPeople today. On one of the screens, I indicated I wanted vegetarian menu options. However, I didn't see where I could indicate I want gluten free menu options. How can I handle this. Thanks,... Read more
I take food grade extracts and add a drop or two.EG: Mint extract, Peppermint Extract, Orange Extract, Raspberry extractFind these in the spices aisle of your supermarket. You would normally use them in cooking or baking, but a few drops to your wat... Read more
I've recently been diagnosed with allergies to wheat, oats, soy, malt, barley and rye... I'm not saying go out and find yourself an allergy, but I can't help but think if I hadn't been diagnosed I'd still be in my rut. I'm eating so much better. Fres... Read more
We have Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, or are Gluten Intolerant/Sensitive. We want to share experiences, insights, info; give support to stay healthy & prevent weight gain w/new gf foods.... Read more
Gluten is a protein found in products made from wheat, rye and some forms of oats. In some people, gluten can trigger an immune response, which damages the fingerlike projections of the small intestine known as villi causing them to become flattened... Read more
Editor's Note: According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 1 in 133 Americans are affected by this ailment, which causes them to fall ill if they come in contact with even a trace amount of gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Abbie R... Read more
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