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12 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in the Gluten Free Diet

Posted February 12, 2014

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where consuming a protein called gluten causes damage to the small intestine. Left untreated, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies and other long-term health complications. More than 2 million Americans are undiagnosed and at risk.

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Coconut flour: A nutritious, gluten-free substitute to processed flour

Posted January 28, 2014

Coconut flour is a flour made from coconut solids that have been ground into a very fine powder. It has a mild coconut scent and flavor, which makes it suitable for flour-based recipes that don’t have other strongly-flavored ingredients such as cocoa powder or spices. It is also quite light and airy, making it especially suitable for baked goods like muffins, pancakes and cakes.

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Check out these healthy, gluten-free alternatives to white flour

Posted December 24, 2013

It’s not difficult to find research lamenting the poor nutritional value of enriched white flour. Consuming this omnipresent flour – which has been processed, bleached and stripped of all its nutrients – has been repeatedly linked to constipation, diabetes, cancer and more. Often, these conditions are related to white flour’s notoriously high concentrations of gluten, which negatively affects the health of most people – not just those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

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Banish gluten from your diet with the help of these nutrient-packed foods

Posted June 1, 2013

Whether you already suffer from known intolerances and toxic reactions to gluten or you’re proactively looking to improve your overall health, avoiding the infamous grain protein altogether may seem a bit daunting at first — but only at first. As greater numbers of consumers begin to educate themselves and take responsibility for their own health, rather than trusting in the failing patterns of conventional Western medicine, alternatives not only abound, but are becoming increasingly creative in approach.

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Diet Rich in ‘Good’ Fats Lifts Mood, Maintains Weight-loss

Posted April 30, 2012

A diet rich in ‘good’ fats, like olive oil, whole grains, vegetables and quality meat can lift your mood as well as reduce your waistline, a new book has claimed.

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