Embracing the “C” word (no, not that one)
Sometimes Nurse Practitioners who practice wellness get a personal wake up call. After a recent phone call, I was immediately transported back 20 years ago when I received an almost identical call. Both times, I understood the information. Both times, I instantly denied the information. But each time, reality seeped into every adrenaline soaked […]
Have you Heard of Einkorn?
Have Your Heard of Einkorn? Einkorn. Now that is an interesting word; but what is it? It is an ancient variety of wheat primarily grown in Europe and is quite different than the modern wheat we in America are eating. However, it is beginning to gain some interest, and I will tell you why. […]
Gluten-Free Can Be Healthy and Tasty!
Gluten allergies, wheat allergies, and celiac disease have become a major concern for many adults, children and babies in the United States. One out of six people are sensitive to gluten. One out of six are sensitive to wheat. One out of 100 people has celiac disease and they do not even know it. The rates are on the rise.
Undiagnosed gluten and wheat allergies or celiac disease can cause many health symptoms which possibly could include leaky gut syndrome where undigested food particles leak and enter your blood stream. This leaves your intestinal tract open to bacteria and toxins which can potentially trigger autoimmune responses in your body. Symptoms would include increase in food allergies, skin disorders, inflammation, bloating and gas to mention a few.