Going Gluten Free

Cure Depression with Meditation and Exercise

Posted by Christine Boyd on July 26, 2016

For many with mild-to-moderate depression, an exercise regimen can help, promoting the release of mood-enhancing endorphins. It’s also thought exercise stimulates the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, which may directly improve mood, too.

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Taming Chronic Inflammation

Posted by Christine Doherty, N.D. on July 26, 2016

Celiac disease, like other autoimmune disorders, is a chronic inflammatory condition. In theory, chronic inflammation in celiac disease should resolve once gluten is completely eliminated. But it can take months, even years, to achieve this. Normal blood antibody levels (tissue transglutaminase IgA, tTG-IgA) are a good indication that celiac-related inflammation has settled down.

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Too Much Salt & Autoimmune Disease

Posted by Jessica Goldman Foung on July 26, 2016

Although the discovery of a mechanism in which salt up-regulates an inflammatory response is compelling, the potential link between salt in the human diet and autoimmune disease is still premature. The root cause of autoimmune diseases is largely unknown, thought to be the result of a combination of genetic factors and external triggers.

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The Celiac Saga: An Interview about Health & Healing

Posted by Erica Dermer on July 20, 2016

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in September 2015 after nine years of searching for a diagnosis. I created The Celiac Saga in December, just four months later. The celiac diagnosis was jarring, and the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle was really hard to go through alone. While my family was supportive, I was the only one to actually have the disease, and it was difficult for them to relate. I started to look for support groups in my area, but unfortunately, none had any teen members. I decided to branch out and looked online and found blogs run by celiac teens and articles about celiac teens.

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Gluten-Free Picnic Recipe Roundup

From burgers and gluten free hamburger buns to hand-held gluten free pies, luckily there are so many delicious gluten free picnic recipes to choose from! Don’t forget the snacks and munchies, and round up your favorite recipe ingredients so you and your family can look forward to gatherings with eager anticipation for all the yummy gluten free food that awaits!

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Use HATCH Red Enchilada Sauce for Next Level Breakfast Tacos

Posted by Chrystal Carver on June 7, 2016

My family loves tacos. We’ll eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (but not on the same day – of course). People often ask me what I have for breakfast. When I talk about breakfast tacos they sometimes ask, “What makes a taco a breakfast taco?” I don’t know if they’re truly curious and ask me because I blog about food, or if they’re just trying to strike up a conversation. Either way, I always tell them that a breakfast taco usually has eggs in it, just like a breakfast burrito has eggs.

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Traveling with Food Allergies

Posted by Cindy Gordon on June 6, 2016

Eating out during road trips can be challenging when you have food allergies, but it doesn’t have to be that bad. Whether you are traveling an hour to Grandma’s house, or traveling across the country, a little planning and preparation can make your road trip a huge success!

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Health Alert: Screening for Celiac Disease

Posted by Christine Boyd on May 26, 2016

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is asking for public comments on its position on celiac disease screening. In its draft position statement, the Task Force does not recommend celiac screening of asymptomatic persons, including first-degree relatives (parents, sibling, children) and those with associated autoimmune disorders like type-1 diabetes. They cite a lack of evidence.

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Hydrate Your Skin Right

Posted by Erica Dermer on May 6, 2016

Everclen for Sensitive Skin recently sent us a complimentary set of six skincare products for us to try – a Cleanser, Face Moisturizer, Eye Cream, Toner, Body Lotion and Hand Cream. Not only are they free from gluten, but are free from many harsh chemicals you’ll find prevalent in many traditional products found on natural health store shelves.

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Host the Ultimate Gluten-Free Vegan Backyard BBQ

Posted by Cindy Gordon on May 4, 2016

Can you feel it? Summer is in the air. It’s so close we can almost reach out and touch those warm sunny days. With summer comes relaxing on the back porch and grilling up some delicious food. This year, make your vegan BBQ fun, exciting and successful with a few tips from the experts.

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