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Gluten Free but Still Not Feeling Your Best?

Three Steps to Identify Food Allergies If you have cut gluten from your diet but still have health complaints, then I have important news for you. Here are three likely reasons that you are still suffering from the various symptoms that eating gluten-containing foods can trigger. 1. For 100% results you must give up gluten 100%. The… Continue Reading

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  1. Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks so much for this! I felt much better when I cut gluten out of my diet, but even still, I found out later that I have other sensitivities. The most difficult one is corn, which is even more pervasive in our food supply (and pretty much every product in the US) than gluten, to the point where I do not eat out anymore and make 90% of what I eat from scratch (after spending hours/days researching ingredients). I was surprised to learn that corn can be hidden in almost everything – from the vitamins used to fortify milk to a light dusting of corn starch on plastic food packaging to a huge list of food/beauty product additives that can be derived from corn. The silver lining to all of it is that I am now much more aware of what I put in and on my body than I have ever been, and I am eating healthier than ever. I have also met a number of people online who are sensitive to both corn and gluten, and the online community is amazing.

    Regards,
    Pam

  2. Corn may be a staple for many people who do not realize it, as corn derivatives are used in so many processed foods, household products, and medicines. Iodized salt contains added corn dextrose, white vinegar is made from corn, and of course corn syrup is in everythg from cereal to tomato sauce. Even cheese can be coated with cornstarch before packaging, not to mention toiletries, soaps, and fragrances all usually contain corn in some form. Citric acid and xanthan gum from corn appear in almost all supermarket foods, corn wax and gas are used on fresh produce, and organic does not mean no corn. No wonder there is a growing number of people discovering corn allergy in themselves and their children. Corn allergy does not follow the rule that protein must be present in order to cause an allergic reaction, especially since the introduction of GMO corn into our food supply. I am glad to see you mentioning corn as a potential allergen, and wanted to add just how ubiquitous corn is in case people want to try avoiding it and see whether their symptoms improve.

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4 Responses to A Dietary Sherlock Holmes: Do 4 Out of 5 of These Clues Describe You?

  1. What are your thoughts on “alkaline diets” and “alkaline waters” that are so heavily promoted now?

    I feel like my digestive problems began after beginning the “alkaline” track. Finally, after about a year of eating this way, I have definitive issues. I am currently on an elimination diet to determine what food sensitivities I have … and the gnawing/burning sensations have subsided. A colonoscopy/upper gi endoscopy both cam back normal, and I tested negative for Celiac. Now, I can’t help but think the “alkaline” diet had something to do with what is going on with me now.

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Fig Compote

Serves 3 Here’s a delicious dessert or breakfast dish. Simply plump dried figs and then simmer until tender. This dish needs no adder sweetener, but you may dress it up with a dollop of crème fraiche or a grating of nutmeg 6 ounces (1 cup) dried figs, woody stems removed 1 cup apple or orange… Continue Reading

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Fig Compote

Accompanying article: Figs   Serves 3 Here’s a delicious dessert or breakfast dish. Simply plump dried figs and then simmer until tender. This dish needs no adder sweetener, but you may dress it up with a dollop of crème fraiche. 6 ounces (1 cup) dried figs, woody stems removed 1 cup apple or orange juice… Continue Reading

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Quinoa Pudding

Similar to rice pudding, quinoa pudding is both more delicate and more substantial. This whole grain (wheat-free) dessert is so healthy and satisfying that some people eat it for breakfast! Serves 4-6 1/2 cup organic sugar or maple sugar 2 tablespoons soft butter, plus butter for greasing the pan 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1… Continue Reading

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  1. I bet this would be good with coconut milk instead of cow’s milk. I love rice pudding, can’t wait to try it with quinoa.

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Oat Groats

Oat groats are sweet and—compared to other grains—almost meaty, with a satisfying moist but chewy texture. They make a great breakfast and, just like brown rice, can be used as a grain entrée or in a casserole, soup, stir-fry or croquettes. Makes 3 cups 1 cup whole oat groats 1 ¼ cups water or stock… Continue Reading

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Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

For a healthy breakfast, transform left-over quinoa into a hot breakfast cereal. It’s easy, delicious and a welcome change to oatmeal. To make quinoa see the steamed quinoa recipe. Place left over quinoa in a sauce pan. Add milk to cover, a knob of butter (optional), a dash of cinnamon and a little honey or… Continue Reading

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