HFE Magazine

October 1, 2014

Why Gluten Free

Filed under: Diet,Digestion — Gail @ 2:13 pm

The Gluten Free Controversy

by Gail bowman

More and more people are finding that their health problems are related to a gluten intolerance. In response to this growing issue, supplement companies like New Chapter and Garden of Life, as well as skin care companies like Aubrey Organics and Miessence, are changing their product lines to meet FDA gluten free standards.

What is celiac disease (Gluten Intolerance), anyway? People with celiac disease have a two-fold problem: (1) their small intestine has trouble absorbing nutrients, and (2) their immune system reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, barley, and any products with wheat. To understand celiac disease, you need to first understand the basic setup in the small intestine. In a healthy person, the walls of the small intestine are lined with miniscule finger-like protrusions called villi. These villi act as tiny gateways between the intestine and the bloodstream; they are responsible for allowing nutrients from food to be absorbed through the walls of the small intestines into the bloodstream. A healthy person has millions of villi, which allow for maximum absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream.

Persons with celiac disease, however, have immune systems that cannot tolerate gluten. This means that when these people eat foods with gluten, their immune systems go berserk and attack the villi in the small intestines instead. With damaged villi, fewer and fewer nutrients can be absorbed, which leads to malnourishment and host of other problems. No matter how much they eat, people with celiac disease can never absorb enough nutrients due to the damage in their small intestine. This causes a variety of uncomfortable and unpleasant side effects including abdominal pain, bloating, chronic diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, iron-deficiency anemia, bone loss, weight loss, growth impairment, infertility, fatigue, canker sores in the mouth and depression.

My own daughter, Shauna, was rushed to the emergency room because she collapsed at the gym. The nurse insisted she was anorexic and collapsed because of some related problem (she is a small person). Her skin turned red (all of it), her intestines cramped, her blood pressure dropped and we were losing her! The doctor tested her for everything: anorexia, preganacy, drug use: everything. Luckily he started her on bendryl IV as soon as she got into the hospital! It turned out to be a Gluten allergy that is only stimulated when she exercises. You had better believe that she is very Gluten conscious now!

If you are looking for more information on gluten intolerance and Celiacs Disease here is a good link: Whole Food Vitamins Celiacs page.

Some of the companies that have given the Gluten Free problem their attention include New Chapter, Garden of Life Vitamin Code, Garden of Life Kind Organics, Wyndmere Naturals, Products of Nature, Aubrey Organics and Miessence.

September 30, 2014

What are Probiotics

The layers of probiotics in your intestines actually work with your immune system by preventing bad bacteria—such as salmonella, fungi, Candida, and other nasty disease-causing organisms—from taking hold in your intestines and making you sick. In fact, probiotics are your first line of defense against disease.

August 24, 2014

Green Smoothies

We started making our afternoon “green drink” a couple of months ago when a customer of mine explained that she and her husband were in their 60s and credited their extreme good health to their “green drinks” for breakfast every morning! She told me that she just throws in whatever is in the fridge and turns on the blender! Yum!

August 17, 2014

The Suero Cleanse

The New Suero Cleanse by Jordan Rubin I would like to invite you to take part in a new cleanse that is sweeping the nation. If you want to experience an increase in energy, transform your health from the inside out and even lose a few pounds in just three days, I have the plan […]

August 15, 2014

Beyond Organic Sueroviv Review

Beyond Organic Sueroviv Review By Gail Bowman Mission Marketer and Senior Vice President for Beyond Organic I am so excited about the way that Beyond Organic products have changed my way of life, that I just can’t wait to share with you! I told you how incredibly healing the Amasai was for my stomach. Well, […]

April 29, 2014

The Right Fats

It’s time to reconcile with fat. Because if you don’t, your body will find a way to hold onto it. It always does. If you limit fat significantly, your body will slow its own metabolism. It will even do such deplorable things as increasing the amount of enzymes that cause fat storage.

February 8, 2014

Antibiotics vs Your Body’s Terrain

by Jordan Rubin One hundred and fifty years ago, two scientists engaged in what seemed at the time to be a minor squabble. They each had a theory they believed in, and, more importantly, neither man was willing to believe or even consider the other’s position. One of those men was Louis Pasteur, whose name […]

October 26, 2013

Probiotic Chocolate from Beyond Organic

What is Probiotic Chocolate We have been talking about probiotics in things that you drink; SueroViv and Amasai. What if you could get probiotics in your special candy? What if you could feel good about eating that candy because it is filled with Omega 3s, antioxidants and probiotics? And what if it tasted like the […]

October 12, 2013

Amasai from Beyond Organic

What is Amasai? In these days of TV ads with Jamie Lee Curtis, I think we are all aware how important it is to put probiotics into our systems, even if we are trying to do it with store-bought yogurt or Kefir. I, personally, drink Kefir every day. But what is in the Kefir that […]

October 5, 2013

SueroViv from Beyond Organic

What is SueroViv? By now, we have all been hearing a lot about Jordan Rubin’s new company, Beyond Organic. But what are the products and why are they different? Over the next few weeks, I will try to help you to really understand what Jordan is trying to accomplish and why it is just so […]

Older Posts »
Opinions expressed on this blog are those of the writer and have not been reviewed by the FDA, CDC or other 'medical authorities'. Therefore, any products discussed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather are dietary supplements intended solely for nutritional use.

Sponsered by:HealthFoodEmporium.com and Whole-Food-Vitamins.net Hosted by 2Falls.com