Gluten allergy symptoms can be very distressing, but the good news is they can be managed.  This article will help you decide if you might have a gluten allergy.  Other articles on this website help describe how to manage it.

Whether you have a gluten allergy or celiac disease, management is the same: avoid all gluten. Still, I highly recommend you get a test for celiac to rule out this disease. If you have a gluten allergy, you don’t need to worry about tiny amounts of gluten in your diet as long as you feel OK. On the other hand, if you have celiac disease, you must eliminate all gluten, even if you feel OK.

Gluten allergies are relatively common. Some studies indicate that 1 in 167 apparently healthy children (0.6%) and 1 in 111 adults (0.9%) have a gluten allergy. When people with gastrointestinal complaints were studied, 1 in 40 children (2.5%) and 1 in 30 adults (3.3%) were found to have a gluten allergy. This makes a gluten allergy quite common, especially when people with chronically uncomfortable guts are considered.

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Gluten free chana pancakes are probably the simplest you can make.  This is actually the first gluten free recipe I learned way back before you could even get gluten free cook books.  It was actually before the internet, if you can believe that.  Almost prehistory, but not quite.

These pancakes can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  They are an easy and versicle meal for those with a gluten allergy or celiac disease.  You can varry the recipe quite a bit to make it sweet or savory, according to your taste and the meal you are serving.

These pancakes are very quick and easy to make, but they don’t keep well and should be eaten soon after frying. [click to continue…]

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Brain Fog

by Allergy Guy

Brain fog can be a symptom of certain types of allergies, especially gluten allergy and yeast allergy.  It can be described as a general lack of mental clarity.

The severity of brain fog can vary, and can be compounded by several factors, for example high stress levels and lack of sleep. Lack of sleep can itself cause brain fog, so in many ways, having allergy-induced brain fog is somewhat similar to trying to function without enough sleep, except that getting more sleep leads to limited improvement, if any.

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Beans offer a great range of gluten free cooking possibilities.  This article expands on part I of this subject. This article lists more types of beans and their unique characteristics. [click to continue…]

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If you think you might have a gluten allergy, read up on these 10 signs of a gluten allergy and see if some of them sound like you.

Not everyone has the same symptoms.  Unfortunatly, there is no set of symptoms you can check off to know if you have a gluten allergy or not.  But these symptoms are a guide.  If you have one or two key signs, along with some of the other red flags, you should suspect  a gluten allergy.  But don’t stop there, you next have to get tested. [click to continue…]

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If you think you have a gluten allergy, but you have a negative gluten allergy test, what do you do? Here are some ideas and explanations.
In this article we will look at how accurate gluten allergy tests are, gluten allergy test alternatives, and what to do if you get a negative allergy test result but still think you have a gluten allergy. [click to continue…]

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Gluten Free Recipes

by Allergy Guy

This site has many gluten free recipes.  This page links to all available recipes for your convenience.

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This list of gluten-free grains and starches will help you replace gluten in your diet.  These can be substituted in some recipes that call for wheat flour.

People often wonder what they can eat when they go on a gluten free diet.  This list is a partial answer to the question.  See also gluten free recipes on this website, and Gluten Free Foods for Gluten Allergy and Celiac. [click to continue…]

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Spinach Allergy

by Allergy Guy

Spinach allergy is rare but some people do report spinach allergy symptoms or a spinach intolerance, so if you have this problem you are not alone.

It is possible to become allergic to almost anything.  Usually people react to some sort of protein. [click to continue…]

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This gluten free pumpkin cheesecake recipe tastes excellent, it is easy to make, and it’s perfect for Thanksgiving.

I found this recipe very easy to make and my guests just loved it. Very successful.

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Ideal Gluten-Free Snack for Hiking

October 14, 2013

The Ideal gluten free snack for hiking is easier than you might think.  For all the many things you can no longer eat, this idea is simple, nutritious and easy. For years I tried many different snack ideas, some bought, some I made myself.  Most of them were great, but not ideal because they can […]

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