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Gluten-Free, Guilt-Free: Should You Go without Gluten During Your Pregnancy?

By Manju 2017-07-01 16:29:30 | September 17, 2019

Going gluten-free (even if you don’t have celiac disease) has a number of benefits—from helping mothers-to-be maintain blood sugar levels to providing their baby with the necessary micro- and macro-nutrients—a gluten-free diet helps women have a smoother pregnancy experience. If you’re interested in going gluten-free as well, but aren’t sure about what you’ll gain from it,…

…I just want bones… please… 🙂

By Dr. Manju Rentala | October 6, 2016

Your grandmother’s bone broth recipe, which you shunned as a child has come back to haunt you in more ways than one. As Grammy told you, bone broth is a cure for many ailments, such as autoimmune disease, leaky gut, rheumatoid arthritis, adrenal imbalances, digestive disorders, food allergies, and other inflammatory conditions. Also, bone broth…

Gluten-Free Gifts You Can Make at Home

By Dr. Manju Rentala | March 25, 2015

Whether you are looking for a great gift to give the ladies in your church group or you need favors for a wedding shower, simple, easy to make gluten-free goodies can be the answer. In today’s world where food allergies and medical conditions like celiac disease are more and more prevalent, gluten-free goodies can be…

Tips for Getting Enough Gluten-Free Whole Grains

By Dr. Manju Rentala | March 18, 2015

Most people aren’t eating enough whole grains and for those who follow a gluten-free diet it can be even more challenging to get the whole grains needed for good health. Whole grains are the main source of fiber in our diet and fiber is the key to reducing the risk for many health problems including…

How Eliminating Gluten and Dairy Can Help Your Brain

By Dr. Manju Rentala | January 8, 2015

Thinking about a life without gluten or dairy can be daunting but there is a strong scientific case for eliminating these substances from your diet. This article breaks down the scientific reasons the body can react badly when we include these and other harmful foods in our diet. From the potential for autoimmune problems to…

How Wheat and Gluten Harm Your Health

By Dr. Manju Rentala | January 1, 2015

Gluten-free diets and living wheat-free have frequently been in the news lately and you may be wondering what the fuss is about. You may even be wondering if you should cut these foods out of your diet. “I’ve talked about how grains in general are a poor choice for your health, but gluten containing grains…

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

By Dr. Manju Rentala | October 30, 2014

With all the hype about gluten-free diets and the prevalence of gluten-free food on the shelves, many people are wondering if gluten is “bad” for everyone. As with any change to your regular diet, it is important to understand the facts before making any decisions. For the majority of the people on Earth, gluten is…

Gluten May Not Be Causing Your Discomfort

By Dr. Manju Rentala | October 23, 2014

The jury is still out on whether or not non-celiac gluten sensitivity exists and if it does, how prevalent it is in today’s population. More and more people are self-identifying as gluten sensitive but according to the results of a new study, they may actually be sensitive to a carbohydrate called fructan that is often…

The Hidden Dangers of Gluten

By Dr. Manju Rentala | October 16, 2014

Millions of Americans have a sensitivity or allergy to gluten that can impact their health in the short and long term and most of them don’t know they are eating something that is making them sick. A recent study indicates that people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity have an increased risk of dying from…

Gluten-Free Alcohol

By Dr. Manju Rentala | October 3, 2014

When you are on a gluten free diet it can be difficult when you are out of your home environment and socializing because it can be confusing as to what beverages are gluten free.  Whether you are dining out with friends, at a work event, or at a holiday party, the guide below will give…