Health

Christine Woods, MSEd

How to Stretch Before Exercising

Stretching before you exercise, called dynamic stretching, increases body temperature and blood flow to the working muscles, helping loosen joints and muscles so they can move better. It also helps prevent injury.
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Do I Have a Beer Allergy or Wine Allergy?

Though anaphylaxis is rare (alcohol accounts for only a small percentage of the United States' 150 annual food-related anaphylaxis fatalities), allergic reactions to wine and beer are relatively common. The causes of these reactions range from sulfites to sturgeon swim bladders. A single bottle of beer, for example, can contain more than 10 allergens, including preservatives, histamines, animal products, pesticides, wheat, yeast and corn. Why are these allergens added and what symptoms do they cause?

Celiac and Autoimmune Disease Links

Recent research has revealed that the spectrum of diseases associated with celiac disease may be much wider than previously thought. A team of scientists analyzing a database of the electronic health records of 36 million people discovered potential links between celiac disease and a multitude of conditions as diverse as liver disease, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, eosinophilic esophagitis, anxiety disorder, Down syndrome, psoriasis and autism.
Ester-C gluten free vitamin C

A Celiac-Safe Vitamin C Giveaway!

Not all vitamin C is created the same. Ester-C is clinically studied to stay in white blood cells longer than regular vitamin C formulas. Once a day is all you’ll need, since this patented formula provides 24-hour immune support.
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Celiac Disease and Your Mouth

A team of Italian researchers associated with the University of Salerno evaluated the effects of celiac disease on the mouth and teeth. Previous studies have found that defects in the development of tooth enamel are seen more frequently in people with celiac disease.

News About the Red Meat Allergy

People with alpha-gal, a red meat allergy induced by tick bite, may accumulate more plaque in their arteries than those without the allergy, making them more susceptible to heart disease.

Celiac Screening for Relatives

Medical guidelines recommend that all first-degree relatives of celiac patients be screened for celiac disease. However, a recent study found poor overall adherence to celiac screening for relatives.

Vitamin Deficiency in Kids with Celiac

Researchers in Turkey found that the vitamin A and D levels of kids with celiac disease were significantly lower compared to the children who didn’t have celiac disease. And deficiencies in vitamin A and D were significantly higher.

Maternal Diet & Allergic Risk

A group of researchers in the UK conducted a systematic data review and found that a mother’s diet can influence her child’s risk of developing allergic disease or autoimmune disease. Among other findings, they reported the positive health benefits of probiotics and fish oil supplementation.

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease and Pregnancy

Research has revealed that undiagnosed celiac disease can impact a woman’s fertility. A study recently conducted by Danish researchers supports this and reports that women with undiagnosed celiac may be more prone to miscarriage or stillbirth than women who never develop the disease.

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Pesto Potato Salad

Vegan Pesto Potato Salad

  Help! There’s a Vegan in My House! Keep everyone in your house happy and well fed with this delicious recipe. Potato salad gets an herbaceous makeover...
Celiac Disease and Cancer

Cancer & Celiac Disease