New study finds kids with autism have increased gluten antibodies

A new study from Colubmia University Medical Center found that children with autism have elevated antibodies to gluten proteins of wheat, which may explain some of the gastrointestinal symptoms that are so common in kids with autism.Interestingly enough, they did not find any connection to Celiac disease, a gluten-triggered autoimmune disorder. The results of this study may lead to the medical community using relevant tests as biomarkers to identify which children would respond to certain treatment strategies....more

Are You Gluten Intolerant?

Many Americans have some level of gluten intolerance which may show through symptoms of stomach upset all the way up to Celica’s Disease.  There is a spectrum of disorders where gluten has an adverse effect on the body.  It’s generally accepted that one in 133 people have ...more

Is A Gluten Free Diet Better For You?

 Do you know what’s all the hoopla about gluten? Is it bad, is it not? Should I bother  with a gluten free diet?Gluten is a type of protein found in processed foods made from wheat and barley.Today, you find gluten in a lot of processed and packaged foods.So, that doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Well, it’s time to get all the facts about gluten before deciding ifA Gluten Free Diet Is Right For You! ...more

Should you go on a Gluten-Free Diet?

I love food but food doesn't always love me. Over the past few years, I've had to rethink what I eat or end up in fetal position on the bathroom floor. It's not fun and it's not cute by any means. I'm lactose-intolerant-- so dairy is never an option-- but lately I'm starting to think there's more to my tummy troubles. My beloved Luna bars are starting to cause digestive wars and I've already cut out LARABARs.... hey, I just kinda rhymed....more

My Gluten Story: gluten, fertility, and hypothyroidism

I am often asked when/why I decided to go gluten-free. It's a somewhat personal subject for me, as it relates to my trying-to-conceive journey, so I wasn't sure whether to post about it. However, I believe in sharing information and that open communication about difficult subjects brings people together and can potentially lead to an easier path for others, so this is the spirit in which I am sharing. If it's TMI for you, just go ahead and skip this post. ...more
Thank you for your story.  I am currently going through thyroid issues/diagnosis of PCOS and ...more

Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet

What the heck is gluten you ask? Gluten is the sticky, elastic protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Commercial oats also contain gluten due to cross contamination in processing.What to look out for?...more
Thanks for this check list. @April Peveteaux this is right up your alley!more

Don't Make These 5 Mistakes When Going Gluten-Free

So you think your life is over.  Some doctor or nutritionist, or even your friendly health coach, just told you you that eliminating dairy and/or gluten will be the cure for what ails you.  As the news sinks in, you think: on no no more pizza, no more beer, no more pasta. Yes, life is over as you know it....more

Is MSG b-a-d?

No MSG! No MSG!” I can hear the lady next to me in the Chinese restaurant yelling this at her server as she walks away to put in her order.Why doesn’t this woman want MSG in her food?  (and is she stupid enough to think they will leave it out?)...more

a link between celiac and bulimia

So for those of you who don't know what celiac is, or if anyone is unclear on what bulimia is, here are some brief descriptions:Celiac is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine triggered by an inability to process gluten, a protein  found in wheat and other grains.  Ingesting gluten causes malabsorption problems, causing many celiacs to be very underweight.  The flipside of that is that when your body isn't getting any nutrients, it will go into starvation mode, and several celiacs are overweight due to this.  I fall into the latter category....more
i have wondered about this for years, 42 now but experienced bulimia in my teens and depression ...more