Bloating is a sense of fullness or “gassiness” or a feeling of distension of your stomach. You may or may not have an actual increase in the size of your abdomen. The causes of bloating are many, ranging from food sensitivities to your medications to very serious conditions like ovarian cancer. Where do you start? […]
Should You Stop Eating Gluten-Containing Food?
(An earlier version was posted in April 2019. Updated November 2019) What Is Gluten? Gluten is a family of proteins found in grains like wheat, spelt, rye and barley. It consists of two main proteins, glutenin and gliadin. Gluten is the component of grains that helps them bind together, like when you roll out a […]
Is “Leaky Gut” Affecting Your Health?
Many of you tell me that you have “Leaky Gut Syndrome”. What does this mean? Internet definitions of “Leaky Gut Syndrome” have described it as a condition where your gut lining works like a sieve and allows bacteria and other toxins to pass into the bloodstream and causes symptoms like bloating, fatigue, etcetera. However, a […]