Gluten Free & Food Allergies

Gluten Free & Food Allergies

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You

Gluten-free foods are flooding the market, which is great for people with celiac disease—but many people have equated “gluten-free” with “healthy,” and that’s not always the case. According to Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD, a registered dietitian at UCLA Health System, gluten is a protein found primarily in whole-grain wheat,  … Read More

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

· · Gluten Free & Food Allergies

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



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