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Monday, August 27, 2018

When things go Wrong in Your Gut


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Now and then people let me know of their medical problems, and ask me for solutions. I tend to recommend that they consult appropriate doctors. I also mention natural alternatives that might work, too.

Sometimes, things go wrong in our guts.

One of my dear friends has a gluten intolerance problem, but her doctors receive negative results to tests for the celiac disease problem. She also doesn't have IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So, we discussed NCGS. 

The initials stand for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.  Here's a National Center for Biotechnology Information report on the problem. It's written for researchers, but read slowly and review the message. You'll understand it in a bit.

Read more about NCGS here.

There are plenty of grains that people with the above problems can still enjoy. They include amaranth, buckwheat, rice (black, brown, white, and wild), millet, quinoa, sorghum, and teff. If you eat oats, make sure that they're labeled Gluten Free. Oat must be specially bred to grow without gluten (It's not actually absent, it's simply so low that the levels qualify for "zero-level / gluten free" status).

A simple online search can turn up lots of helpful information such as:

Gluten Free Whole Grains | The Whole Grains Council

However, the millions of people who can't properly digest gluten must choose their grains carefully. Luckily for them, most grains are gluten free. (Check out this ...

Gluten Free Food List for a Healthy Brain - Start A Gluten Free Diet

Non-gluten grains: amaranthbuckwheatrice (brown, white, wild), milletquinoasorghumteff. Legumes (beans, lentils, peas). Carrots and parsnips. Whole sweet fruit: berries are best; be extra cautious of sugary fruits such as apricots, mangos, melons, papaya, prunes, and pineapple.

9 Gluten-Free Grains That Are Super Healthy - Healthline

Jul 26, 2017 - Here are 9 gluten-free grains that are super healthy. SorghumSorghum is typically cultivated as both a cereal grain and animal feed. QuinoaQuinoa has quickly become one of the most popular gluten-free grains. MilletOatsBuckwheatAmaranthTeffCorn.

Gluten-Free Grains - The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

Jun 13, 2018 - However, there are many wonderful gluten-free grains to enjoy. Amaranth. Once the sacred food of the Aztecs, amaranth is high in protein, calcium, iron, and fiberRiceRice comes in many varieties: short grain, long grain, jasmine and basmati to name a few. Buckwheat. Cornmeal,PolentaGritsMilletQuinoaSorghum. ...

Gluten-Free Grains Your Digestive System Will Love - Dr. Axe

May 2, 2017 - Gluten-free grains can be substituted for whole grains for anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Try these nine gluten-free grains.

What Can I Eat? - Celiac Disease Foundation

There has been some research that some naturally gluten-free grains may contain gluten from cross-contact with gluten-containing grains through harvesting ...

Grains - Coeliac UK

grains in the gluten-free diet. ... Gluten is a protein found in the cereals wheat, rye and barley. Cereals are the edible seeds or grains of the grass family and ...

Quinoa and Beyond: 10 Gluten-Free Grains You Should Know | Kitchn

Jan 12, 2016 - Quinoa may be ubiquitous, but it isn't the only gluten-free grain that deserves our attention. Let's take a look at 10 gluten-free grains (well, a few ...

The Ultimate Guide to Gluten Free Grains - Mama Natural

5 days ago - There are so many tasty, gluten free grains out there! And tons of great recipes using gluten-free whole grains or flour. Here is a list of the very ...

11 Healthy Gluten-Free Grains Instead of Wheat! - Real Food For Life › Gluten Free

Jun 14, 2018 - Eating gluten-free grains are more than a fad; many people realize that they need to eatgluten-free grains to feel good. This is because they ...
Be sure to read Forgotten Crops: The Future of Food for more ideas about alternatives to wheat. I doubt that you've heard of those mentioned in the article.

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