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 […]

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 […]

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