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…

Does activated charcoal work after being glutened?!

Does activated charcoal work after being glutened?!

Activated charcoal has been trending for some time now, and many take it after being glutened, but does it actually work? Here’s the scoop: Activated charcoal is useful for binding toxins, but has not been shown to effectively bind gluten protein. While it won’t remove the gluten you ingested or prevent the autoimmune reaction that…

Celiac vs. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Different Conditions Both Worth Respect

Celiac vs. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Different Conditions Both Worth Respect

I’ve experienced living on both sides of this diagram. For many years, before I finally got a celiac diagnosis, I thought I had non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) (sometimes referred to as gluten intolerance). I remember countless times being in restaurants, requesting a gluten-free menu, and the waiter asking “is this an allergy? or celiac?”, me…

It’s about time we bust this myth about weight in untreated celiac.

It’s about time we bust this myth about weight in untreated celiac.

The most infuriating and sad thing a client has ever told me was, “it took me so long to get diagnosed because my doctor said overweight people don’t have celiac.” At best, this is utterly untrue. At worst, it’s a damaging assumption that dismisses the individual and prolongs or prevents them from receiving care. Weight…