What is Gluten?

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Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun of gluten-free diets last week by asking “people on the street” the question: “What is gluten?” Click here to watch it.  http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live/video/featured/VDKA0_2wexwoh9 As you can see, the answers were pretty comical! Since May is Celiac Awareness Month, I thought this would be a great time to discuss gluten, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, and …

Are Grains Really Good For You?

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“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”- Hippocrates We are led to believe that grains are an essential element in a healthy diet. We are told that eating high-fiber whole grains may help reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent or treat diabetes, and reduce cholesterol. Grains occupy the entire base and largest space on the food …