Gluten Free & Food Allergies

Gluten Free & Food Allergies

The Siren Call of “Gluten-Free”

Thousands of consumers flock to the gluten-free aisles of the grocery store under the misguided conviction that they will achieve weight loss or good health by eliminating gluten-containing foods from their diet. This, despite the fact that gluten-free diets can lack essential nutrients—most gluten-free foods are not enriched or fortified  … Read More

Living With Gluten Sensitivity

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You may have noticed lately that gluten-free options are everywhere. It’s easy to find just about any food that involves grains, including breads, cookies, breakfast cereals, and snack bars in gluten-free form. So, should you go gluten-free? The odds are you don’t have to. But if you suspect gluten may  … Read More

Gluten: Can It Harm Your Brain?

Avoiding foods that contain gluten—the most common of a group of proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley—is the latest dietary trend sweeping across the nation, with sales of gluten-free foods and beverages predicted to reach $6.6 billion by 2017. The popular press credits gluten-free diets with preventing a variety  … Read More

Living with Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a type of sugar in milk that is normally broken down by an enzyme, lactase, which is produced in the body. However, people with lactose intolerance (LI) have difficulty digesting lactose due to a deficiency in lactase. LI can cause a host of “tummy troubles,” including abdominal pain,  … Read More

The New Gluten-Free Food Label

The New Gluten-Free Food Label

· · Gluten Free & Food Allergies

The demand for food products devoid of gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, barley and like grains, continues to rise, along with the growing percentage of people who must avoid it due to gluten sensitivity, allergies, or celiac disease, the inherited, inflammatory, chronic autoimmune digestive disorder. So, the new  … Read More



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