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Are wheatgrass and barley grass safe on a gluten-free diet?

Are wheatgrass and barley grass safe on a gluten-free diet?

Wheatgrass and barley grass powders are showing up in many products, from drink mixes to protein powders to snack bars. They’re high in vitamins and minerals, can have blood sugar balancing effects, and may be immune-supportive based on the high chlorophyll content. But are they safe for those on a gluten-free diet? Wheat and barley…

What causes celiac disease?

What causes celiac disease?

Have you ever wondered what caused your celiac disease? After all, how can you have a happy and healthy relationship with gluten for years before it suddenly turns on you? Currently, there are 4 major elements that the medical literature suggests as necessary to ignite the autoimmune disease : Genetics, environmental triggers, intestinal permeability (known…

How do I know if I have non-celiac gluten sensitivity (gluten intolerance)?

How do I know if I have non-celiac gluten sensitivity (gluten intolerance)?

One of the most common questions I come across is, “how do I know if I have non-celiac gluten-sensitivity (NCGS)?” While celiac disease is estimated to account for about 1% of the population, NCGS is estimated to affect 6%. Celiac is a genetic autoimmune disease, while NCGS is a food sensitivity, meaning that each condition…

Honey Orange Cake with Vanilla Sweet Potato Frosting (Creamsicle Cake)

Honey Orange Cake with Vanilla Sweet Potato Frosting (Creamsicle Cake)

This tasty Honey Orange Cake with Vanilla Sweet Potato Frosting is a sunny and bright dessert for the greyest winter days. The orange and vanilla flavors give off major creamsicle vibes, and it’s all gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free. The cake itself is not super sweet, and can be eaten by itself or with raspberry…

How Probiotics Work (and a tip to optimize probiotic use!)

How Probiotics Work (and a tip to optimize probiotic use!)

Did you know that in most cases probiotics don’t take up permanent residence in our gut? That’s right, they act more like house guests that come and go. That means the benefits of probiotics only last as long as we’re actually using them! If this isn’t how you pictured it working, hopefully the little visual…