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Are Corn, Rice, and Sorghum Really Gluten-Free? Are “Ancient Grains” (Spelt, Einkorn, Emmer, Farro)?

I have been looking into the biochemical structures of different varieties of wheat (or farro) and found this interesting article written about a year ago describing several of the “ancient grains” and their benefits.

What if it’s not about gluten? Gut Instincts: The Fact and Fiction Behind the Gluten-Free Movement

Here are some interesting thoughts from GFF Magazine about resistance to eat wheat and the underlying science. While prevalence of celiac disease appears to be doubling every 20 years, it wasn’t even listed as

What if your gluten-intolerance is not a wheat allergy, but a problem carbohydrate, instead?

The movement to “go gluten-free” has become such a cultural phenomenon, major food manufacturers have started producing gluten-free foods and mixes to the point where people don’t need to feel neglected anymore when they

You won’t believe who tried to give me gluten

Or maybe you will. Last month, I had an endoscopy done to take biopsies of my esophagus, stomach, and small intestine to check my digestive health. Though celiac disease had been ruled out in the

Back to gluten-free, and a few other things

Six months later, it looks like my strict diet is resurfacing. Actually, my diet has been getting corralled for weeks now, and then last month I caught some flu-virus and was sick for nearly

Gluten Monster Is Getting To Me

This is day 7 of my taking on gluten straight up. Let me put it this way: wheat is delicious, but gluten is beginning to screw with my life. I have been on my

Day 4 Of My Gluten/Food Intolerance Challenge

I woke up this morning and I’m still alive. Today is the start of day four of my major food challenge. I have been going for the gluten, some nightshades, and seafood. Basically choosing

36 Hours Until I Go For The Gluten…

36 hours from now I begin the main part of my food challenge. First thing I’m going to eat is a real croissant. And then maybe an almond one. And hopefully this next month

Day 8 Of Food Challenge

I woke up this morning feeling pretty good, not thinking I was having any reaction. It’s a new week in my progressive food challenge where I reintroduce the foods I have identified as problematic