celiac disease

Can acupuncture help migraines?

Celiac disease and its link to migraine headaches

August 5, 2023

  Imagine a fire somewhere in your body that was triggered by something you ate. This fire can spread rapidly, causing damage and affecting other parts of your body. By finding the source of what is fueling the fire, removing it, and properly repairing damaged tissues, your migraine symptoms could be gone for good.  …

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Celiac disease

Scary link between celiac disease and nerve damage

May 18, 2023

Link between celiac disease and nerve damage Did you know that there is a link between celiac disease and nerve damage? In a recent article published in Time magazine, discusses new findings regarding celiac disease (CD) from a longitudinal study done in Sweden. The article highlights findings from the scientific journal JAMA Neurology which looked at data…

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Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

How acupuncture can help autoimmune diseases

August 31, 2019

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases Over 50 million people suffer from autoimmune diseases in the US alone. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases includes: Celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia,…

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IBS

April is IBS Awareness Month!

April 1, 2018

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (aka IBS)? IBS is a group of symptoms suffered by an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas and irregular bowel movements. Symptoms can be brought on by a number of triggers including diet, anxiety, insomnia and stress. IBS is thought…

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Top 5 things you did not know about celiac disease

February 1, 2018

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells lining the small intestine. The inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells prohibit nutrient and vitamin absorption leading to malabsorption. People with celiac disease may have symptoms…

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Ways to increase nutrient absorption

November 8, 2017

Acupuncture, the small intestine, and ways to increase nutrient absorption The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we ingest. It is comprised of…

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How to maximize energy on a gluten-free diet

Maximizing Energy on a Gluten-Free Diet

April 11, 2016

Maximizing Energy on a Gluten-Free Diet: Four Key Elements Key #1: Using food is medicine with a gluten-free diet To maintain energy with a gluten-free lifestyle, eat organic when possible, stay hydrated, and eat regular meals. Gluten-free diets got some flack a few years ago because the majority of gluten-free products lacked key nutrients and…

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Acupuncture for Autoimmune Conditions

April 9, 2016

Acupuncture for autoimmune conditions There are more than 80 chronic illnesses that are immune related including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, and celiac disease. Autoimmune diseases result when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body’s tissues. Immune deficiency is more common than most people think; around 20 percent…

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Gluten sensitivity

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

March 11, 2016

What you need to know about Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) Why is it that people feel better when they stop eating products with gluten? That is the million-dollar question. Is it gluten itself? Is it the pesticides that are used on wheat products? Does everyone just have leaky gut? It could be a combination of…

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Food allergy 101

Food Allergies, explained.

February 19, 2016

Food allergies are not as cut-and-dry as one would imagine. Many terms, such as allergy, intolerance, and sensitivity, are used today, sometimes interchangeably. Dr. Heintze, will be launching the Food Allergy Formula in a few weeks. To learn more, click here! Food allergy: By definition, a food allergy involves the immune system. The body mistakes…

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