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What Causes Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that triggers the immune system whenever gluten is ingested. The immune system then attacks the small intestine, destroying the intestinal lining and causing health issues over time. In a healthy gut, the small intestine is lined with villi, microscopic hairs that resemble shag carpeting.

Bloggers We Love: Gluten-Free Life

Jules Shepard of Gluten-Free Life wasn’t trying to start a revolution. Shepard started out as an attorney with mysterious symptoms before finally receiving a celiac diagnosis in 1999. Her journey to wellness led to a company based on making gluten-free baking delicious and easy. This is why she is one

Gluten-Related Disorders: When You Can’t Eat Wheat

Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley. Most people are able to eat gluten without any concern, but some people are intolerant to gluten, or have a gluten-related disorder. In other words, ingesting products that contain gluten can lead to extreme discomfort, pain,

Eating for Gluten Sensitivity

These days many people have started to eat gluten-free.  Everywhere you look, from restaurants to grocery stores, gluten-free options are popping up. By March 2013, the NPD Group, a consumer marketing research firm, found that a third of U.S. adults were trying to eliminate gluten from their diets. They also

Four Foods That Cause Pain

All of the conflicting news about fats, carbohydrates, and other good-for-you, bad-for-you food choices can make you want to pull your hair out at the supermarket, especially if you’re trying to combat pain with your diet. When your well-being is at stake, however, making the right decisions is key. Keeping a

Eat This, Not That: A Quick Guide to Pain-Healthy Cooking Substitutes

Did you know that ingredients in your pantry may be causing you even more pain? The good news is that many of them can be eliminated or reduced easily by using widely available substitutions. Avoid: Gluten Gluten can contribute to everything from joint pain to bloating to indigestion. When wheat