Allergies? Ask Your Body!

Allergies—painful, annoying, scary. Perhaps you or someone you know reacts to foods, medications, or substances. Hives, asthma, abdominal pains, headaches, hyperactivity, exhaustion; allergic reactions affect our quality of life. Fear enters the picture. When are we safe? If we accidentally do the wrong thing, our body goes out of control. It becomes an enemy, subject […]

Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease: 30 of the Most Interesting Scientific Journal Summaries (Continued)

Previous 15 16. Iltanen S, Collin P, Korpela M, Holm K, Partanen J, Polvi A, Mäki M. Institute of Medical Technology, University of Tampere, Finland It is known that many autoimmune diseases occur concomitantly with celiac disease. The study investigated the occurrence of CD and small bowel mucosal inflammation in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome. […]

Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease: 30 of the Most Interesting Scientific Journal Summaries

1. Recognition and management of the cutaneous manifestations of celiac disease: A guide for Dermatologist. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology 2003:4(1):13-20 Collin P, Reunala T Department of Medicine and Dermatology, Tampere University Hospital and Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland In celiac disease consumption of gluten-containing cereal such as rye, barley, and wheat result […]

The Many Faces of GLUTEN… Masquerader of Disease and Symptoms (Part Three)

Continued from Part Two Case Study: Osteoporosis and digestive problems A 37 year old woman presents with weight loss, fatigue, intestinal cramping, intestinal gas and osteoporosis. He had visited a gastroenterologist and several nutritionists and holistic medical doctors. She was put on a vegetarian diet and a huge list of nutritional supplements. The diet and […]

The Many Faces of GLUTEN… Masquerader of Disease and Symptoms (Part Two)

Continued from Part One Who should be tested for gluten sensitivity? Persons with persistent symptoms for which no other cause(s) has been identified Persons with any of the symptoms or health conditions listed in Part Three Persons who are eating well and/or who take nutritional supplements with limited or no success Persons with proven malabsorption […]

The Many Faces of GLUTEN… Masquerader of Disease and Symptoms (Part One)

What is gluten? Gluten is an insoluble protein found in grains such as barley, rye, oats, triticale and wheat. Rice and corn have a different kind of gluten and only need to be avoided if a person is found to be specifically allergic to them (see allergy testing below). In wheat flower, gluten acts to […]

The Nose Knows: Sinusitis, Digestion and Appropriate SANUM Therapy

Anatomy of the Sinus Cavities The bones of the face house a unique set of cavities called the paranasal sinuses. These sinuses are found in the interior of the four facial bones: the maxilla, frontal, sphenoid and ethmoid. They form air chambers which serve to lighten the skull, moisten the air we breathe, add distinctive […]

Stinging Nettles: The Many Health Benefits of This Overlooked Herb

Nettles (Urtica spp.) are among the more versatile and therapeutic, yet maligned and under-utilized, western herbs. Commonly used in earlier centuries for fiber and netmaking, nettle’s medicinal value is now being recognized. Though nettles make an excellent potherb for use in soups and casseroles, nowadays they are often part of herbal formulas for specific conditions, […]

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