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16 Surprising Signs You Have a Gluten Intolerance

by Lindsay Sheehan Gluten – which means “glue” in Latin – is a family of proteins found in cereal grains like wheat, rye, and barley. It is created when two cereal proteins, glutenin, and gliadin, join together. This bond is what makes dough elastic, allows baked goods to rise, and gives bread its chewy texture. Although gluten is one of the most widely consumed proteins around the world, and humans have been eating wheat (and gluten) for at least 10,000 years, the rate of gluten-related disorders has quadrupled since 1950. And, as of yet, no one can explain with certainty why we are seeing a sudden rise of sensitivities to gluten-based foods. To say that gluten is a complex and controversial topic is a huge understatement. Depending on...

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What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Digestive Enzyme Supplement

Digestive enzymes have gained a lot of attention lately. What are they, what is their purpose and why are they important to our health? Digestive enzymes are complex biomolecules that are produced in the small intestine and pancreas. Their primary purpose is to break down the food we eat. Specifically, they break down proteins, fats, carbohydrates and other compounds into smaller nutrients which our body can absorb and use for its various life-sustaining functions. So, how are digestive enzymes important to our health? Here is the fact: our digestive system cannot absorb the food we eat as is. Instead, it can only absorb small food particles. Therefore, the big food particles—the fats, carbohydrates, and proteins—we eat must be converted to tiny cholesterol and fatty acids, simple sugars and...