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Seitan dangers for celiac disease: Avoiding wheat gluten

Celiac Disease

Seitan is a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes, but it is dangerous for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Seitan is wheat gluten and is made completely from wheat, yet it can be used as a meat substitute. Vegan and vegetarian meals often rely on seitan, but people who are sensitive to gluten must learn to avoid it.

Anaerobic vs. Aerobic Workouts: What's the Difference?

Anaerobic vs. Aerobic

In the world of fitness, not all exercises and/or workouts are created equal. The benefits your body experiences from a long-distance run are vastly different from the benefits offered to your body by a series of short-distance sprints. Likewise, lifting three 12-rep sets of moderate effort weights will not produce the same results as performing one set of 6-8 reps at maximum resistance to fatigue. The difference between these two workouts (long-distance run & high rep, low intensity weights VS sprints & maximum intensity weights) is expressed by how your body operates and performs during them and can be simply defined as either an anaerobic or aerobic workout.

Deepak Chopra’s Weight Loss Advice Balances with New Study’s Findings

Deepak Chopra and Dr. Oz

Do you believe that starving yourself is the only way that you’ll ever lose weight? Not so fast with that fast. According to a new study, starving your body is not the answer when it comes to losing fat fast. Here is a new connection scientists found between white and brown fat and how this balances with weight loss advice from Deepak Chopra.

Water contamination from Scotchgard chemical worries EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still concerned about a chemical that used to be an ingredient in Scotchgard and has been removed. It is contaminating water, and a recent study reveals it is showing up in freshwater fish. The EPA points out perfluorooctane sulfonic acid or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) is able to accumulate in the body from multiple sources.

Autism Birdhouse app helps families track children

Autism can be overwhelming for some families, and it is not easy to keep track of every change that is happening to a loved one with the disorder. However, the Birdhouse app offers a solution with a digital journal specifically designed for people with autism. It can be used to take notes and keep a list of a child’s behavior.

The Alkaline Diet: The Science Behind a Healthier Body

Alaline Diet

High school Chemistry class – the likely setting of where you were when you first learned about acids, bases, and their relationship to one another on the pH scale. To refresh, the pH scale ranges from 0-14. Seven represents the most neutral value on the scale. The closer a value gets to 0, the more acidic it becomes, while a value moving towards 14 becomes more basic - or alkaline.

Teal pumpkins used for food allergies on Halloween: Celiac disease news

Teal pumpkins

Trick-or-treaters may notice a new trend this year as they try to scare their neighbors with witch costumes and collect their chocolate candy. Teal pumpkins are showing up on people’s porches, and they have a special meaning that can help families on Halloween. The pumpkins indicate that the family inside is giving out non-food treats which are safe for people with allergies.

Crohn's and colitis diet information on the internet could mislead

Researchers explore conflicting diet information on the internet for IBD

Because there is so much conflicting information, patients with IBD often turn to forums and the internet to find out what diet can help Crohn's disease and colitis. Researchers recently reviewed dietary advice found on websites in an effort to determine what sort of diets are advocated for patients with IBD. The question remains whether the diets help or harm.

Pete Evans blames autism on modern diet: Chef offers Paleo solution

Chef Pete Evans has started a controversy with his comments about autism, but he has provided a solution. The chef blames the modern diet for causing autism and believes a Paleo diet can help reverse symptoms. However, multiple researchers and medical professionals have denied his claims while reminding parents of autistic children to be careful about statements that have not been verified through studies.

Gluten-free Halloween candy safe for celiac disease

The front door is covered in fake cobwebs, spooky ghosts and green witches. Pumpkins are lining the driveway near the large metal Frankenstein who is ready to greet trick-or-treaters. Now, the candy dish needs your attention, and there are gluten-free options available from many brands. It is possible to find safe Halloween candy for people with celiac disease by following a few tips.

‘Top Chef’ contestant reveals gluten-free ideas: Celiac disease news

One aspect that is often missing from food competitions on television is the requirement to make meals for people on restricted diets. Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are often ignored by these shows. However, a contestant on “Top Chef” may change this with his commitment to cooking dairy-free and gluten-free dishes.

New drug prevents chemo-induced nausea, vomiting in most cancer patients

FDA approves new combo drug for chemo-induced nausea and vomiting.

There’s new hope for patients suffering from the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy for cancer, which often includes severe nausea and vomiting, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval today of a novel combo drug to prevent CINV (short for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting).

Autistic teen dies on school bus after seizure: Family sues years later

An autistic teenager died on a Miami-Dade County school bus after a seizure that was ignored by others near him. The family of Kenneth Pierre Louis claims he did not receive prompt medical care despite the obvious signs of a serious seizure. They are suing the school board, but their lawsuit has been filed two years after the death of the teenager.

Bloating caused by gluten in celiac disease: Gluten baby stomach

Bloating is a common complaint that affects people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Some people experience a highly visible version of the bloating that has been nicknamed the gluten baby stomach. Although they are not pregnant, it is easy to mistake their growing and aching stomachs, but there are tips that can help alleviate the discomfort.

Lose Your Stubborn Belly Fat with These 5 Proven Tips

Losing belly fat

Of all the places where fat deposits, belly fat is the most stubborn when it comes to losing it for a slimmer waistline. However, most dieters take the wrong dieting approach when it comes to fighting belly fat. To help you do the most where it counts in losing your belly fat, here is a summary of 5 proven tips that has worked for many.

Gluten-free communion wafers debated by Vatican

Holy Communion

People with celiac disease have been facing an unusual challenge in church because they cannot eat wheat. The Catholic Church previously decided that gluten-free communion wafers could not be used, so people with gluten sensitivities were not able to participate in communion. However, there has been a recent change after many debates that may help.

Study Shows Anti-Wrinkle Collagen Pill Really Works

Anti-wrinkle collagen

In the August 2014 issue of Prevention, readers are alerted to a new anti-wrinkle collagen treatment that research shows actually works as well as - if not better than - most retinoic acid creams. More surprisingly is the fact that this anti-aging agent is not applied directly to the skin; rather, it is taken as a pill. Here is what its researchers have to say about this new anti-wrinkle miracle and what you should look for when buying it.

Autism linked to prediction problems in the brain

Researchers have discovered that autism is linked to problems making predictions, and this may help explain some of the common behavioral traits seen in autistic children. The lack or reduced function of a predictive ability in the brain causes children to have anxiety and other issues. The new study points out why change is difficult for people with autism.

Gluten-friendly wheat dangers for celiac disease

Researchers are trying to develop a new type of wheat that will have less gluten, but doctors are concerned people with celiac disease may be entering a dangerous territory by consuming this type of product. The wheat still contains a small amount of gluten, and it may have a negative impact on people who are severely sensitive to the protein. There are concerns about this designer grain that leave medical experts questioning its safety.

Save Your Baby from a Life of Obesity with These Tips

Pregnancy

Did you know that even although you may be of normal weight before pregnancy, that if you gain too much weight during pregnancy you are increasing the chances that your baby will become an obese teen and adult? Here are some tips on how to prevent your baby from a life of obesity and discover how much weight gain is recommended during a pregnancy.

Water purification at home remains important

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recently announced it is creating new guidelines to decrease the amount of mercury that enters water systems. It is targeting dental offices and amalgam that contains mercury in an effort to make water safer. Although the EPA’s efforts are important for protecting water systems, people can also make an effort to make sure the water inside their homes is pure.

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