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Top 5 things you did not know about celiac disease

February 1, 2018

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells lining the small intestine. The inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells prohibit nutrient and vitamin absorption leading to malabsorption. People with celiac disease may have symptoms…

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Acupuncture and Digestion

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and Digestion

December 20, 2016

What does the literature say about acupuncture and helping digestion? A 2015 study published by the World Journal of Gastroenterology seeks to explain the connection between acupuncture and the regulation of gastrointestinal function. The study starts by explaining that in China acupuncture has been an effective form in battling gastrointestinal dysfunction diseases for thousands and thousands…

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Crohn's and Acupuncture

Acupuncture as a treatment for immune-system disease: Crohn’s

November 15, 2016

“Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.” -Hippocrates Acupuncture and Crohn’s: What does the research say? Acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial for patients suffering from a plethora of different immune- suppressing diseases. Diseases such as Immune-System Dysregulation Syndrome have has been a ected positively by acupuncture treatments. According to a study published by Medical Acupuncture, patients…

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Gluten-free living and diet

What is gluten anyway?

June 18, 2016

What is gluten, anyway?! It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies and roughly 3 million Americans have celiac disease. According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, 95% of Americans have undiagnosed celiac disease. So what then is gluten and why should we be concerned? Gluten is a protein found in…

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Celiac disease

Why Celiac Disease Is More Than Going Gluten-Free

April 21, 2016

What you need to know about Celiac Disease It is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans, 1% of the United States population, has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten. Gluten causes damage by promoting inflammation and destruction of small intestine cells (aka villous atrophy). In celiac, the immune system attacks…

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Acupuncture for immune deficiency

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening

December 9, 2015

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening What is Celiac Disease? The standard methods to diagnosis celiac disease involves lab testing with confirmation from an intestinal biopsy. There has been some debate as to whether celiac disease can be diagnosed based on the blood test alone. What does the research say? A 2012 study published…

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Healthy Digestion

A “Starting Point” book for healthy digestion

November 16, 2015

A Starting Point Guide to Gluten-Free Living and Healthy Digestion…Available Now! Overview It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies, and roughly three million Americans have celiac disease. In today’s culture, going gluten-free seems to be the new thing. It is becoming more common for people to be diagnosed with celiac disease and…

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Tasty Gluten-Free and Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

September 22, 2015

Gluten-Free and Vegan Tasty Cookie Recipe: Making gluten-free and vegan cookies is a difficult task. Sometimes it takes trial and error to find the right combination of gluten-free flours to make it “taste just right.” This recipe is easy to make and very delicious! I did a taste test to unsuspecting people not knowing the…

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