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Glutamine – A New Alternative For The Gluten-free Community

A lot of talk has been done that revolves around glutamine mainly in the world of healthy training and lifestyle. It is dubbed as a recovery booster, fat mobilizer as well as a muscle sparing substance but recent researches doesn’t seem to support that position. While glutamine is seen to be a performance enhancer and a build enhancer it can also be used for gut health.

We must first understand what glutamine is all about. It is an amino acid that is considered to be essential for gut health. Our gut tissues do absorb up to 75% of ingested glutamine within the body. Also, glutamine is being utilized by the body to do the fighting against illnesses and infections. When the blood levels of glutamine are reduced, there might be a resulting suppression of the immune system that can cause increased inflammation, improvement of immunity, promote repair in damage tissues, and assistance in the production of many other important substances in the gut area of the body.

Scientist and researchers have found out that that the above mentioned facts are indeed true and lots of evidences have been proven that glutamine indeed has benefits for gut health. Glutamine naturally exists in two forms and this is a brilliant fact to note if one has celiac disease or what other people call gluten intolerance. There is what we call L-glutamine that is a free form of amino acid and the other is glutamine peptides. Glutamine peptides are derived from wheat and are able to cause reactions within the gut of sensitive gluten intolerant people.  A certain Dr. Wangen had stated that due to the idea that our small intestines utilize glutamine as its primary source of energy, having an extra L-glutamine can be used to assist the healing process of the digestive tract. He was even seen to have recommended at least 3000 milligrams of it to be consume 3 doses throughout the whole day.For active people, it can serve as an antioxidant that counters free radicals that may be produce during exercise and workouts. By ensuring gut health, absorption is increased as well.

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Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.
Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic— and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as “wheat”—and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle.
Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who
have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat
Belly
is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.

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Posted by GlutenFree - May 31, 2012 at 8:27 am

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Does anybody experience cramping above the bladder area with celiac disease?

Question by kate211982: Does anybody experience cramping above the bladder area with celiac disease?
It feels like you want to rip that whole area down there out!!!

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Answer by PeterJames
Well, you can have all sorts of issues with the entire intestinal tract – and pain in that area can seem like it coming from near your bladder. Pain from celiac’s is pretty common. So are certain other major issues. You probably want to go see a doctor.

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Gluten Free Directory Reviews

Gluten Free Directory

A book full of companies producing gluten free foods for those who are gluten sensitive or who have Celiac’s Disease.

(A new, updated version of Gluten Free Directory will be available before the end of 2011. The new version will include the following:
– Updated company lists
– Added company biographies
– Restaurants offering gluten-free options in the United States
– Gluten Free alcoholic beverages)

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Posted by GlutenFree - May 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

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Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, Pocket Edition

Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, Pocket Edition

Practical, delicious ways to manage a gluten-free diet.

If you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, or just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free of wheat, barley, and rye, then this handy pocket guide gets you on the gluten-free path. You’ll get a handle on the whos, whats, whys, and hows of going gluten-free as well as trusted advice on how to manage gluten sensitivity. Packed with practical advice ranging from what to eat and what to avoid to how to shop and cook, this book gets you started living — and loving — a gluten-free lifestyle.

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Posted by GlutenFree - May 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

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More from the Gluten-free Gourmet: Delicious Dining Without Wheat

More from the Gluten-free Gourmet: Delicious Dining Without Wheat

Bette Hagman’s first book, The Gluten-free Gourmet, brought good-tasting food back into the lives of the millions who are intolerant to the gluten in wheat, oats, barley, or rye, or who are allergic to wheat. Responding to a flood of requests for “more, more, more,” she offers more than 265 additional gluten-free recipes for tasty meals. Now with a gourmet look, this book is as irresistible as ever for gluten-intolerant chefs and their families.

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Posted by GlutenFree - May 22, 2012 at 8:18 am

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Gluten-Free And Packed With Flavor Reviews

Gluten-Free And Packed With Flavor

Sometimes it is difficult to find delicious gluten-free recipes. We’ve come up with a great variety of favorite recipes to help you enjoy cooking a gluten-free diet.

We have collected 20 Best of the Best and most inviting Gluten Free recipes like Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes, Cashew and Peanut Butter Gluten-Free Cookies, Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies, Gluten-Free Ginger-Honey Crunch, Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Soup, Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread, Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Gluten-Free) & many more from the Chef’s Secret Vault. Your friends and family will think you’ve been taking lessons in gourmet cooking. So don’t miss this chance to add some treasured recipes to your personal collection today.
Sometimes it is difficult to find delicious gluten-free recipes. We’ve come up with a great variety of favorite recipes to help you enjoy cooking a gluten-free diet.

We have collected 20 Best of the Best and most inviting Gluten Free recipes like Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes, Cashew and Peanut Butter Gluten-Free Cookies, Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies, Gluten-Free Ginger-Honey Crunch, Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Soup, Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread, Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Gluten-Free) & many more from the Chef’s Secret Vault. Your friends and family will think you’ve been taking lessons in gourmet cooking. So don’t miss this chance to add some treasured recipes to your personal collection today.

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Posted by GlutenFree - May 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

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Q&A: Found that I have gluten intolerance from my ALCAT test, would that mean I may have celiac disease?

Question by Bing O: Found that I have gluten intolerance from my ALCAT test, would that mean I may have celiac disease?
Do I need to further take test like colonoscopy to confirm if i have it (CD) before I go on gluten-free diet?

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You should do further testing. My understanding is that the ALCAT just shows whether or not you are sensitive to gluten. The gold standard for diagnosing celiac disease is an endoscopy which is a tube down your throat through your stomach to your small intestine and with a little med to help is not a big deal for most people. A colonoscopy is not used to diagnose celiac disease but may be used to see if there is damage caused by CD in the large intestine. And a negative endoscopy now doesn’t preclude a positive test sometime in the future. If you test negative, you might want to have genetic testing done to see if you have the genetics for CD to know if you need to keep being followed for development of CD later in life.
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Posted by GlutenFree - May 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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The Gluten-Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust Mix, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

The Gluten-Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust Mix, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

  • Case of six 16-ounce packages of pie crust mix (total of 96 ounces)
  • Flaky, old-fashioned pie crust mix made with rice flour and honey
  • Gluten-free, wheat-free; kosher; contains no cholesterol or trans fat
  • Easy-to-use mix, perfect for pies and quiches
  • Specially formulated for those with dietary restrictions; made in Canada

Gluten Free Pantry 6X 16 Oz Perfect Pie Crust Wheat Free Make Flaky, Gluten-Free Piecrusts In Your Own Kitchen, And Fill Your Home With The Aroma Of Freshly Baked Pie. Gluten-Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust Mix Combines Simple Ingredients Like Rice Flour And Honey In A Delicious, Old-Fashioned, Flaky Crust. : Gluten Free (Note: This Product Description Is Informational Only. Always Check The Actual Product Label In Your Possession For The Most Accurate Ingredient Information Before Use. For Any Health Or Dietary Related Matter Always Consult Your Doctor Before Use.)

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Posted by GlutenFree - May 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

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Gluten-Free Recipe Sources

You can get the best gluten-free recipes from the Internet. There are many different websites that can give you such recipes. Gluten refers to the protein that can be found in wheat, barley or rye, and other related grains. Even just a tiny amount of such protein is ingested, it can cause massive irritation. A lot of individuals have allergies to gluten. As a matter of fact, the disease known as Celiac that is linked to such protein is becoming rampant. That is basically the reason why recipe softwares and cookbooks that are about gluten-free foods are on the rise.

A lot of websites can give you different delectable gluten-free recipes. They also happen to have other healthy ingredients. A basic registration can actually provide you access to the recipes in a certain website. You could even put in your own comments and even recipes. You may also come across recipes you can use for small parties. Whether it be desserts or meals or staple diets such as pancakes that are gluten-free, you may find them in such websites. Just know that occasionall, to improves the taste of certain food or to put in more flavor, wheat is used, and you want to steer clear of those.

“Modified food starch” or “Hydrogenated starch” are wheat products, just so you know.

A lot of sports associations were able to come up with their own gluten-free diets and recipes. You can also find other foundations that give you monthly e-books or magazines at attractive pricing. It goes without saying that they have different information that has something to do with gluten-free diet and its importance.

A lot of independent blogs can also be found with their gluten-free recipes. You can find forums, discussions of health-care problems and the remedies. It could be a functional weapon against Celiac disease. These recipes contain other beneficial ingredients such as sesame seeds, coconut, and yams, among others. Chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour could be a substitute wheat flour in the food that you have.

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