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Gluten-free Grattitude

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving brings unusual challenges to some of us gluten-free geeks. Every year we bring back a few trays of leftovers and even more dishes of disappointment. It seems that no amount of sugar, cream, and bacon bits can make our gluten-free desserts more appealing to the non-gluten-free (NGF) crowd. Can we make a dent . . . → Read More: Gluten-free Grattitude

Autism & ADHD part 1: Damage to precious cargo

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Highlights

• Autism appears to be a condition that stems from early developmental disturbances in the womb

• Symptoms may be aggravated by exposure to inflammatory substances that are not well tolerated by these individuals

• Autism (ASD) and ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) tend to co-occur in families and within individuals

• Genetics, exposure to . . . → Read More: Autism & ADHD part 1: Damage to precious cargo

The many faces of histamine intolerance

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I am astounded at how many of us unknowingly suffer from excess histamine. Some of us itch or sneeze while others get headaches, migraines, joint pain, or nausea – within minutes or several hours after exposure! Our “histamine bucket” fills up based on factors such as genetics, allergies, medication, diet, environment, nutritional deficiencies, intestinal damage, . . . → Read More: The many faces of histamine intolerance

Celiac and bacteria: strange breadfellows

While managing celiac disease for the last three years, I repeatedly hear the same question – “Why?” Millions of stomachs are growling for answers. Sit down for a gourmet dish on an epidemic that hits close to home.

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Celiac disease is the presentation of a deeper, self-destructive autoimmune condition experienced by 2 million . . . → Read More: Celiac and bacteria: strange breadfellows