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Gluten-Free Holiday Baking Tips

I’ve attended a few holiday parties recently and it got me thinking about how they can be stressful for those with celiac or an intolerance towards gluten. With this in mind, I wanted to re-visit the topic of eating gluten-free and more specifically gluten-free holiday baking.

In this article I’ll cover a few fundamentals regarding gluten and then move on to a few tips & challenges with gluten-free holiday baking.

What is gluten?

Gluten is the generic term for the storage of protein in grains. It is found in wheat, oats, barley, spelt and rye.

It is the high proline and glutamine content in gluten that prevents the proteins from being completely broken down

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By |2019-02-25T08:58:34-05:00December 14th, 2018|Diet, Nutrition|Comments Off on Gluten-Free Holiday Baking Tips

9 Hacks to Improve Gut Health Naturally

An unhealthy gut can leave you wasting time in the bathroom – and really, who has time to waste? We’ve all experienced it before – that rumbling sound coming from your stomach when the room is completely silent and that bloated uneasy feeling. That’s something we all want to avoid. I battled this myself for many years as I tried different diet and life style changes trying to find that balance for my system. I attributed it to getting older – which I was – but that didn’t mean I was ready to feel that way. These experiences led me to want to share hacks to improve gut health.

Not only can an unhealthy gut cause unwanted digestive issues, but

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By |2018-11-14T12:03:31-05:00November 14th, 2018|Diet, Digestive Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on 9 Hacks to Improve Gut Health Naturally

Fiber – How Much Do I Need?

As a gastroenterologist, I get a lot of questions from my San Antonio, TX patients about fiber intake.  We all know it’s the right thing to do but most of us don’t take enough.  So what is the right amount?  What is the right type?  Can I get it in my diet or do I have to buy a supplement?  Let’s dive into some of these most common fiber questions.

What is dietary fiber?

Fiber is the plant material we eat in our diets and comes in two main forms- soluble and insoluble.  Soluble fiber dissolves in water and is fermented in the colon.  Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water and acts

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By |2018-01-31T01:21:53-05:00June 27th, 2016|Bowel Movements, Diet, Nutrition|Comments Off on Fiber – How Much Do I Need?