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What is Wheat (Gluten) Intolerance?

What is Wheat (Gluten) Intolerance?

Many people seem to mistakenly believe that wheat intolerance (also called gluten sensitivity) and celiac disease are the same thing. Many more believe that gluten sensitivity simply does not exist. However, gluten sensitivity is a very real problem, and doctors are only beginning to understand it. This type of sensitivity is formally called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and Beyond Celiac estimates that around 18 million Americans suffer from this condition.

Gluten sensitivity differs from a wheat allergy in that a person’s immune system is not activated and that symptoms are often less severe. Celiac disease is also different from this type of sensitivity. Celiac disease is a much more severe autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine and can be triggered by gluten. However, as mentioned previously, you do not have to have celiac disease to be sensitive to gluten. It can be hard to self-diagnose non-celiac gluten sensitivity, so you should always talk to your doctor about any symptoms you might be experiencing, but there are some things you can watch out for.

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7 Reasons You’re Bloated Right Now

7 Reasons You’re Bloated Right Now

Not everyone is blessed with a flat, drum-tight belly. For some people, it’s common to hear “when are you due?” or to go up 3 trouser sizes in a single day. If feeling bloated, uncomfortably full or gassy is becoming a problem for you, you might start to wonder what on earth is going on with your body. Luckily this health issue isn’t just a random curse. Here are 7 likely reasons you’re bloated right now.

Bloating is essentially excess gas in the intestines. You could unintentionally be introducing this extra gas into your system when you chew gum, smoke, use a straw or drink carbonated beverages. In addition to cutting these habits from your life, make a point to chew more slowly and focus on breathing deeply and regularly throughout the day.

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Consult an urgent care center for your weight loss

Consult an urgent care center for your weight loss

Each year, millions of people participate in various weight loss programs. From extremely restrictive diets to celebrity endorsed plans with prepackaged meals, there is no shortage of options for those seeking to improve their health.

Even with all the information regarding healthy eating, weight loss proves to be an elusive endeavor for many people. Keep reading to find out how to choose a weight loss system that fits your needs and lifestyle.

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Common Flu Symptoms

Common Flu Symptoms

According to the CDC, as many as 1 in 5 people will get the flu in any given year. While most people that have the flu will experience mild illness and will not require medical attention, certain high risk groups such as pregnant women, adults ages 65 and over, young children and people with certain medical conditions may need intervention.

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What are diabetes

What are diabetes

Diabetes is a term used to describe a group of metabolic conditions in which a person has elevated blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin or because the cells do not respond to insulin. The most common symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, weight changes, fatigue and intense hunger or thirst.

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Keeping Kids Healthy

Keeping Kids Healthy

Healthy kids are happy kids. And, more than that, when children are healthy and at their best, they perform better in sports and academics and may even have improved behavior. According to leading research, more than 7.5 million children miss a month of school per year. Many of these absences are due to minor, preventable illnesses. When parents and schools work hard to prevent the spread of germs, children remain healthy. The following tips can help to keep children free of illness and functioning at their best:

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