Gluten allergy symptoms can range widely from person to person, and be confused with many other causes. This article will help you understand gluten allergy.

The problem with gluten allergy, and even celiac disease, is that there is no specific set of symptoms that allow you to confirm or eliminate a gluten allergy diagnosis. What we can do is take a look as some of the common symptoms, and see if it might be a gluten allergy. Then we can test for it, which I will also briefly explain in this article. [click to continue…]

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If you react to gluten you probably want to know how long for gluten to leave the body.  That depends, as I will explain.

The time it takes for gluten to leave the body, and the time it takes for you to stop feeling the effects of gluten are two different things.  It depends on the symptoms and what is causing them, and also on you, everyone is unique and some people experience changes sooner, for others it takes longer to stop feeling the effects of gluten.

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I tried Udi’s gluten free maple pecan chocolate chip cookies recently and here is my review of the product.

On the plus side, they are not overly sweet.  Many of the gluten-free products I try have anywhere from too much sugar to way too much sugar.

On the other hand, I didn’t find them the tastiest product either.

Formulating gluten free baking with less sugar and fat can be more challenging than when working with wheat flour, although that doesn’t stop gluten-based baking from being too sweet.  However, I’ve had good gluten free products without too much sugar.

It could be that the product was a bit stale, so I’m not ready to write the product off completely, but I did find it rather tasteless.

Have you tried this brand of cookie?  What did you think of it?  Please leave a comment.

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People with asthma have food allergies more often than you might expect.  This may help you to manage asthma.

I both anecdotal evidence collected on this website which you will find encouraging, and statistical evidence for those who prefer a more scientific foundation to managing their asthma. [click to continue…]

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Allergy Skeptics

by Allergy Guy

As allergies become more common and accommodated for, there are also more allergy skeptics which can make life harder for some allergy sufferers.  But some of the skeptics do have a point.  Is every ailment and reaction to some food really an allergy?  Probably not.

There is no doubt that food allergies are on the rise (see chart 1), and this is only over 20 years. What concerns me is two opposing forces that end up feeding each other: everyone jumping on the bandwagon and allergy skeptics.

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Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies are a sort of gluten free answer to Oreos.  How do they compare?

It’s been so long since I’ve had an Oreo, I honestly don’t remember what they tasted like, but I can describe the Glutino equivalent.

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Tea and Gluten

by Allergy Guy

Is tea gluten free?  Generally yes, but not always.  This article will set you straight on the gluten free diet and tea.

First of all, we have to distinguish between “black” tea (including green tea, white tea, red tea and variations) and herbal tea.

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C-sections appear to increase the chances of celiac disease in children with the gene, compared to vaginal births.  Clearly the celiac story is more complex than simple genetics, not surprising considering the increasing trend of celiac disease.

This may seem amazing, but there is more to the caesarean section – health connection than just celiac disease, although celiac is the focus of this article.

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Should schizophrenics cut out gluten? Yes and no.  It may not help the way you might hope in all cases but it still is important.

There is evidence that gluten may be an important cause of schizophrenia for at least some people, see external links below and the Gluten and Schizophrenia article on this website.  It would seem logical then that schizophrenics should could out wheat and other gluten-contaminated foods to reverse the disease.

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A link between gluten and schizophrenia has been known for sometime, but while celiac disease is finally mainstream for most doctors, the schizophrenia-gluten link may not.  It should be.

While gluten does not necessarily account for all cases of schizophrenia, studies suggest that it may be responsible for some or even most cases, as we will explore in this article.

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