Ever wonder why wheat seems give people so many issues in this country? While gluten certainly plays a huge role, the question we are often asked is why people who are so sensitive to wheat in the US seem ok … Continue reading
The recent frigid temperatures and extra stress put on so many by hurricane Sandy, more and more people have been getting sick this winter. In our office, we have seen many patients with cold/flu like symptoms and wanted to take … Continue reading
Did you know that thyroid disease affects more than 13 million Americans, yet more than half remain undiagnosed? More and more patients are coming in with symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) so this month we are setting out to explain … Continue reading
In the June article, we covered gluten sensitivity, why it is so difficult to test for this sensitivity as well as the various reasons that people can become sensitive over time. If you missed the June newsletter, you can access it here.
This month, we want to continue the discussion and focus on the genetic component of gluten sensitivity and its relationship to autoimmune disease. This connection is very important and can affect virtually anyone because autoimmune diseases develop overtime and can happen at any age.
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The obesity epidemic is in the spotlight of politics, prime-time television, news and even the latest NYC legislation. Complete Nutrition and Wellness is here to give you the facts behind the most talked about “miracle” fat-burners and super foods.
Many of us are already aware of the myriad of health issues that can be related to gluten allergies, sensitivity and intolerances. Don’t worry, this article is not about going over what many of our readers already know (though if you need more information about what gluten is and what symptoms may be associated with its sensitivity, please see our article on gluten intolerance posted last year by clicking here). I would like to explore the variety of tests that are available, explain why so many have false negative results and detail the differences between celiac and gluten sensitivity and which tests are used for each. Even if you think you already know everything there is to know about gluten, please read on and I promise you will learn something new from the below.
We all know that stress is bad for our health but many are still confused about exactly why and how stress affects so many areas of our body. Our body is equipped with mechanisms to combat all types of stresses. … Continue reading
After the harsh winter we endured this year, people are delighted to feel the strong rays of the sun on their skin. Hours in the sun means more use of sunscreens as the connection between sun exposure and cancer has … Continue reading
Did you know that developing arthritis and other autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s or Lupus after giving birth can actually be quite common? More and more patients have been reaching out to me about post-natal issues with each passing month, … Continue reading