Are you ALL-IN?

Are you ALL-IN?

As January comes to a close… How are you doing with your 2016 goals? Are you on track? Have you stayed committed? Have you been side-tracked? Changed direction? or Simply given up? 

One of my favorite quotes from Tony Robbins is “There is ALWAYS a way when you are committed” So how committed are you to your goals and/or resolutions? Do you want them enough? 

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Top 5 Tips to Being Healthy and Gluten Free.

Top 5 Tips to Being Healthy and Gluten Free.

It’s important to understand that eating healthy and gluten free today are not necessarily the same thing. Companies have had to get creative to make their products taste better and more appealing to a larger audience since removing the gluten from their products. Unfortunately, many companies have gone the route of adding a whole lot of unnecessary chemicals, sugars and ‘other’ flavorings and fillers that barely can pass off as food, let alone healthy food.  

Currently gluten free is hot and has become a multi-billion dollar industry much like the fat free area of the 1990’s. This leads to a tremendous amount of serious healthy problems for people who have to eat gluten free because they have celiac disease and/or people who have severe gluten sensitive. No one can truly understand what it is like putting your health on the line every time you eat something unless they truly live this (and I’ll address this discussion more on another blog post).

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Can you be healthy and gluten-free?

Can you be healthy and gluten-free?

This is an awesome question and one that I hear often. The challenge is the answer is not a simple yes or no. The answer depends on you and your commitment to your health. Understanding that health looks different to everyone but generally at this time of year when most people are on a healthier kick, are eating better and exercising their definition of healthy is more about loosing weight and not about truly getting healthy.

However, there is a major difference for someone who has celiac disease or a severe gluten sensitivity that most people overlook and that is we have to repair the damage that has already been done to our bodies and that takes time, some times years and it is your level of commitment here that will determine if you will truly ever be healthy and live a gluten-free lifestyle.

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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Triggers Gut Dysbiosis, Neuroinflammation, Gut-Brain Axis Dysfunction, and Vulnerability for Dementia

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Triggers Gut Dysbiosis, Neuroinflammation, Gut-Brain Axis Dysfunction, and Vulnerability for Dementia

Hey guys, interesting that non-celiac gluten sensitivity and the inflammation in our gut microbiota can lead to dysfunction and systemic inflammation in our bodies however these authors believe that there could be therapeutic measures that can be done to prevent our vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive dysfunction.

  • The non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder which is very common worldwide. The human gut harbors microbiota which has a wide variety of microbial organisms; they are mainly symbiotic and important for well being. 
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The Immunology of Gluten Sensitivity Beyond The Intestinal Tract

The Immunology of Gluten Sensitivity Beyond The Intestinal Tract

Hey guys, found this article and honestly I could have listed everything here as it discusses the many links with so many different diseases from myocarditis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, osteopenia, gluten ataxia, type 1 diabetes, etc so I highly recommend you read this article and I’ve chosen a few points that stood out to me.

  • During the past five years, based on overwhelming evidence of immune pathogenesis involving organs other than gut and skin, many scientists have begun to re-evaluate the notion that gluten sensitivity is solely a disease of the gut. Other organs suspected of involvement include: the joints, the heart, thyroid, bone, the brain cerebellum and the neuronal synapsins.
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