Why a Gluten-Free Diet Is the Healthiest Way to Eat

Source: Why a Gluten-Free Diet Is the Healthiest Way to Eat by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  A gluten-free diet (GFD) is an eating plan devoid of gluten-containing foods. People with gluten intolerance and people who want to eliminate this protein for a healthier life experience adopt a gluten-free diet plan. Many people experience … Continue reading Why a Gluten-Free Diet Is the Healthiest Way to Eat

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Science: What is Gluten? Here’s How to See and Feel Gluten

What is gluten, and what does it mean to be cooking with gluten? See and feel gluten with this simple kitchen experiment. GLUTEN FACTS: Gluten—an elastic protein that has the ability to trap air, much like a balloon—is formed when two important proteins in wheat flour, glutenin and gliadin, bond together in the presence of … Continue reading Science: What is Gluten? Here’s How to See and Feel Gluten

13 Common Foods That Can Cause Constipation

Most health authorities define constipation as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week. In my experience as a health care professional, I believe this to be a gross underestimate and a telling indication of just how unhealthy the average American diet has become. You should have a minimum of two bowel movements every … Continue reading 13 Common Foods That Can Cause Constipation

What is Azodicarbonamide? 9 Exposing Facts

  Source: What is Azodicarbonamide? 9 Exposing Facts by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  The recent revelation that Subway bread contains azodicarbonamide has gotten a lot of attention.  And it should, azodicarbonamide is an industrial chemical used to make yoga mats, shoe rubber, and synthetic leather. Although there’s no reason for it to be in bread, … Continue reading What is Azodicarbonamide? 9 Exposing Facts

What Is Millet? 6 Reasons to Add it to Your Diet

Sensitivity to gluten is on the rise, as is the demand for gluten-free foods; especially grains. Although there are many new, processed foods that are being marketed as gluten-free, a considerable number of people are taking a step back and looking to foods that humans have been relying on for ages — enter millet. [1] This tiny, gluten-free grain … Continue reading What Is Millet? 6 Reasons to Add it to Your Diet

Read This Before Going Gluten-Free

  Source: Read This Before Going Gluten-Free by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  There’s little doubt you’ve encountered someone who’s gone gluten-free, and perhaps you yourself have ditched the maligned protein. Gluten has been vilified by many alternative health professionals and a dietary movement has begun. The research shows gluten has many downsides and very few … Continue reading Read This Before Going Gluten-Free

How Does Gluten Affect the Brain?

The widespread occurrence of gluten sensitivity, wheat allergies and celiac disease have been well documented. Many of the related problems such as gastrointestinal discomfort (IBS), rashes, problems with nutrient absorption and bone loss have been reported and observed. Fortunately for many, following a gluten free diet can relieve these indications and revitalize health. But, aside from … Continue reading How Does Gluten Affect the Brain?

How Gluten Destroys Thyroid Health

I have already discussed my disdain for gluten in previous articles, citing numerous research studies reporting its negative effects on the brain and digestive health. Gluten is a very hard protein found in wheat, barley, and rye products, and most individuals today are sensitive — if not downright intolerant — to its structure. One topic … Continue reading How Gluten Destroys Thyroid Health

The Health Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa is a crop that’s primarily grown in Peru. It’s often described as a grain although, technically, is not one and is actually more closely related to spinach and beets. It’s grain comparisons, however, are the result of its edible seeds, which are milled and used in a fashion similar to flour. Quinoa has been … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Quinoa

Probiotics and Gluten-Free Foods for Celiac Disease Diet

Bowel diseases are numerous and unpleasant. Among them, celiac disease is perhaps one of the strangest and least understood. The condition is believed to stem from an abnormal reaction of the small intestines to gluten proteins, which triggers a sort of self-destructive immune response within the upper bowels. Fortunately, there is a growing body of … Continue reading Probiotics and Gluten-Free Foods for Celiac Disease Diet