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Gluten OK for Those Without Autoimmune Disease? Please Stop This Nonsense.

Gosh- I apologize for beating the proverbial dead horse (what an awful expression) but today I received yet another ill informed health-related newsletter, this one from IDEA Health & Fitness Association, discussing how and why only those with autoimmune disease should omit gluten. A few quotes of particular interest: “The average healthy person has no problem digesting and absorbing the

What’s The Deal with Nightshades and Paleo Auto Immune Conditions?

“So, you’re telling me that on top of no grains, no dairy and no legumes, I’ve also got to omit all the nightshade plants (tomato, white potato, all peppers and eggplant), too?”, a rather upset client with lupus asked me recently. Yes, that’s true. For those who follow Paleo due to an auto immune condition, the nightshade plants, as well

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is the metabolic disorder characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) level caused by decreased produce of insulin from pancreas or due to diminished effectiveness of insulin to the body (insulin resistance). Diabetes is the most common disease. According to American diabetes association prevalence of diabetes on 2011 Jan 26, 25.8 million adults and children in the united stated

Encephalitis – symptoms and causes

Encephalitis represents inflammation of the brain tissue. Very often encephalitis engages and spinal cord and then it is called encephalomyelitis. Sometimes the brain substance is involved by neighborhood in the inflammatory process in serous meningitis (inflammation of the meninges), and then the differentiation between these two diseases is very difficult. Encephalitis Causes of encephalitis Most causes of serous meningitis can

Pulmmer-Vinson Syndrome

The triad of upper esophageal webs(small growth of tissue in esophagus) , dysphagia and iron deficiency anemia is called as Pulmmer-Vinson syndrome. It is also known as Paterson-Brown Kelly syndrome. What causes the Pulmmer-Vinson syndrome? The exact causes is still unknown but some believed that nutritional deficiencies (specially iron), genetic factor and autoimmune factor may play a role in Pulmmer-Vinson