Gluten Issues

Wheat: Starvation Hero or Grim Reaper?

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Do you know why wheat is associated with heart disease? The complex carbohydrate in wheat is amylopectin A. Not only can it drastically increase blood sugar, even more than table sugar, but it can also lead to the growth of visceral fat, which contributes to heart disease. Wheat is found in many foods…but it’s not just wheat that threatens your health, other grains can pose various threats as well! Eating grains of any kind may increase your risk of cancers, autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, infertility, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, autism, depression and mental health issues, along with many forms of allergic reactions....

Your Diet’s Role in Skin Health – What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard a lot about gluten and gluten allergies in the media recently. Many people today suffer from non-celiac gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. It’s become so common that many restaurants offer non-gluten options for sufferers. With multiple recent studies showing that gluten has harmful effects, nearly a third of Americans are currently trying to eliminate gluten from their diet. In people who are sensitive to gluten, their immune system attacks gluten–and the immune system isn’t always a good shot, which is sometimes the reason for bodily harm. In celiac disease (the most severe gluten sensitivity), the intestinal wall...

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Identifying the Gluten-Diabetes Connection

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[Dr. Tom O’Bryan is speaking at The Diabetes World Summit (March 23 -31, online and free) on Wednesday, March 25. Click here to register for free! Continue reading to learn more about Dr. O’Bryan’s work.] You’ve probably heard about gluten, whether you have celiac yourself, have tried a gluten-free diet or perhaps just caught on that it’s a popular topic among certain circles. Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat (among other things) that wreaks havoc on the digestive health of some individuals, depending on their sensitivity to it. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can cause...

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