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Health or Hype: Is Gluten All That It’s Cracked up to Be?

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What is the hype about gluten? There have been many debates about the dangers of gluten in the diet. The gluten-free diet has been discussed by everyone from professional athletes like tennis champion Novak Djokovic to celebrities like Miley Cyrus. Some say it isn’t harmful and is hype while others say it’s very dangerous and everyone should avoid it like the plague.

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Your Guide to Gluten: 5 Truths (and a lie)

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More and more conversations are being held around food sensitivity, which is bringing more culprits into the spotlight. We recently discussed FODMAPs, so now is as good a time as any to help decode gluten, as it seems some are still in confusion.

Gluten, as related to food sensitivity, is often discussed alongside Celiac disease, a digestive and autoimmune disorder. A study done by the Mayo Clinic and the National Institutes of Health estimates that about 1 in 141 people in the U.S. have celiac disease, although the disease often goes undiagnosed.

Whether you know someone with Celiac disease, think you might be gluten intolerant, or just want to know what everyone is arguing about, we’ve created a quick run-down to help you decode what gluten is, isn’t, and where it can be found. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Think it’s Gluten? It May Not Be, Say New Studies involving FODMAPS (Plus Learn What a FODMAP is)

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A recent NPR article about wheat vs. gluten sensitivity caught our eye – specifically the acronym FODMAP. The term has received a lot more attention lately, as a food sensitivity culprit that’s commonly mistaken for gluten intolerance.

The gluten-free movement (other than becoming all-too advantageous for some food marketers) is prompting more discussions around food sensitivities and the need to understand more about what’s in our food. Naturally, we welcome the conversation when it comes to education and empowering people to make more informed choices.

Because we believe health should be easy to understand (some are still trying to figure out what gluten really is), below is a simple Q&A guide to FODMAPs so you can add an acronym to the brain and never be left out of the discussion at the cool lunch table again. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Gluten Intolerance: Serious Allergy or Lifestyle Fad?

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Is gluten intolerance really an allergy, or is it more a diet and lifestyle choice like low-carb or Paleo? The easy answer is that it’s both, one or the other, or even a combination of the two. According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), there are two types of gluten intolerance in the medical world: those with celiac disease and those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Continue reading

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Bio-Hacking with the Bulletproof Exec

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Eat. Sleep. Work. Essential aspects of life we’re all familiar with. Having any one of these off track can mean big problems. Yet it can be difficult to get everything right, especially when so much of what might be wrong is going on inside of us.

Bio-hacking expert Dave Asprey has been using his own body as a walking laboratory for years to find out how to best optimize his health and performance. In our webinar last month he teamed up with WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean to offer tips and techniques that anyone can use to obtain laser focus, better sleep quality, and less body fat.

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The Grains Debate – How Good For You Are They, Really?

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Edible grains comprise the majority of global cultivated crops and provide the greatest percentage of consumed calories worldwide, in the form of corn, rice, wild rice, wheat, barley, rye, kamut, spelt, millet, oats, triticale, buckwheat, quinoa, teff, and amaranth. Grains, however, are currently in the middle of a public relations nightmare. As an increasing number of people report incredible health improvements from the adoption of gluten-free or Paleo diets, the family of foods known as “cereals” is rapidly losing its status as a health food group. In fact, now, some would even refer to them as flat-out toxic.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.