Posts Tagged ‘Celiac Disease’
Range of Colours on Your Plate Represents Range of Nutrients
Each type of food calls upon a particular set of digestive enzymes to digest it. If those digestive enzymes are continually called upon and your digestive system is not strong (as is often the case these days), the particular digestive enzymes needed to digest your favourite food will wear out. It is no coincidence that the top allergens in North America are dairy and wheat – the two foods that we consume the most. Each time we eat wheat, in our breakfast (toast), lunch (sandwich) and dinner (pasta), we use the same digestive enzyme to break down the wheat. If we start to experience bloating or fatigue or maybe even acquire celiac disease, these are all signs that our digestive enzymes for wheat are not working properly. This is why digestive enzymes are being taken in supplement form, more and more often these days.Read More
Are Height and Size Impacted by Nutrition?
So, when looking at the children of today, starting with the size of newborns, what role is nutrition playing? Well, babies born very small i.e. less than 6 pounds, are usually nutrient deficient. Actually, most babies are born nutrient deficient these days but it doesn’t always show up in their size. And extreme smallness in children (height and weight) can also be a sign of nutrient deficiency. Other contributors to extreme smallness are lack of adequate protein, lack of sufficient sleep, too much sports, genetics or Celiac Disease (a disease caused by a complete intolerance to wheat). I have helped many babies with ‘failure to thrive’ by removing wheat from their breastfeeding moms’ diets.Read More