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Celiac Disease: The Critical Role of Probiotics in Healing a Leaky Gut

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  Dr. Vikki Petersen recently posted a new video, Celiac Disease: An Epidemic on the Rise and I want to share it with you because it is very important to understand that celiac disease gets “turned on” at some point in a person’s life…one is not born with celiac disease. In order to develop celiac […]

The Possible Role of Dairy in Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes (and some Dairy-Free Roasted Butternut Squash Soup)

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I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of the year.  The crisp, cool air just begs for a mug of warm soup or hot apple cider to accompany the beauty of the surrounding fall foliage. Well, in theory anyway.  My leaves are still green here in the desert southwest! You can find my recipe for […]

Celiac Crisis: Rare or Rarely Recognized?

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After sharing my personal story of living with undiagnosed celiac disease last spring, my father brought a series of frightening events that occurred just over a decade ago to my attention and asked why I didn’t mention them in my post.  The plain and simple truth was, I didn’t (and still don’t) know if the […]

“In Defense of 20 Parts Per Million” by Alessio Fasano, M.D.

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 The following letter is reprinted with permission from The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. “In Defense of 20 Parts Per Million” A Letter to the FDA From Alessio Fasano, M.D., and The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research In its efforts to establish a safer food environment, the U.S. Food and Drug […]

Cyrex Labs Array 4: Gluten Associated Cross-Reactive Foods

Gluten-Cross-Reactivity Model

Heads Up: this is a long post (it’s been 5 months in the making) but it is packed full of great information so if you can’t read it all now, please come back when time allows, or read it in sections (I’ve added a link at the bottom of the page for a printable version […]

Q & A with Dr. Vikki: Gluten Intolerance and Skin Disorders

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Dr. Vikki Petersen, a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, is founder of the renowned HealthNOW Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California. She is co-author of  “The Gluten Effect,” a bestselling book that has been celebrated by leading experts as an epic leap forward in gluten sensitivity diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Vikki herself is acknowledged […]

Healing a Leaky Gut Part 2: Parasites, Pathogenic Bacteria and Fungi/Yeast

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Photo Credit: Scienceblogs.com How would you like to snuggle up with that lovely little creature?  In this second installment of revelations from our recent trip to HealthNOW Medical Center, I will be sharing more of our results from the Metametrix GI Effects Profile test.  In my first post on intestinal flora I shared information about […]

Hello Flora, How You Doin’?

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In case you missed my first installment from our trip to HealthNOW Medical Center, on Adrenal Fatigue, you can read about that here. In today’s testing profile, I’m going to give you an up-close and personal view of our microbiota, a.k.a the intestinal flora, probiotics, or, the “good bugs” as I tell my kiddos. I’ve […]

Enterolab Gluten Sensitivity and Gene Panel

I thought I would share the results from Luke’s recent gluten sensitivity and gene panel test that I ordered through Enterolab.  I realize there is some debate on the validity of these tests since Dr. Fine’s research hasn’t undergone the peer review process.  Either which way, I think it is a useful tool that can […]

Understanding Conflicting Celiac Test Results

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I want to do a followup on a recent post I made where I shared some of my own gluten sensitivity journey, including some of my son’s.  Toward the middle of this post there is some important information regarding the interpretation of intestinal biopsies that I urge you to read. I had Sam first tested […]