“Some people say you are what you eat. I say you are what you know. Understanding your health is the first step towards improving it”
– Talia Zenlea
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Here you’ll find the answers to some of the questions I encounter most commonly in my practice – and ones that you may have had but were afraid to ask!
Celiac Disease and Gluten – Celiac disease is a genetic, autoimmune condition characterized by inflammation of the small intestines. Gluten may play a role.Details
Elimination Diets – Everything You Need to Know If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, your doctor may have recommended an elimination diet. You may have been advised to eliminate dairy, gluten, fructose, FODMAPs, or other food categories. Typically, the rational behind this is it to identify which foods trigger your symptoms. For example, you…Details
Grains are an essential part of a healthy and nutritious diet since they are low in fat and high in vitamins and minerals. In a previous blog post, I provided a list of grains that are gluten-free and safe for patients with celiac disease. The problem is that when ..Details
Understanding Celiac Blood Tests So, to make a diagnosis of celiac disease, you need to have positive blood test results and positive small intestinal biopsies ON a gluten-containing diet. The blood tests can be complicated, so I’ll try to make it simple. As with a lot of things in medicine, the celiac blood…Details
Have Your Rice and Eat It, Too There’s a lot of confusion out there about what grains are considered to be gluten-free. A question that I commonly get from my patients with celiac disease is, “Can I eat rice?” I want to clear up this confusion by providing you with a list of…Details