222019Apr
Gluten Free and Still Feeling Sick? Here Are Six Reasons Why

Gluten Free and Still Feeling Sick? Here Are Six Reasons Why

If you are gluten free and still feeling sick there are some other medical considerations that should be looked into as to why you may not be feeling better. For those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, following a gluten free diet is a must. We often tell our patients the timeframe to start feeling…

162017May
Gluten-Free Diet: Weight Loss Driven by Two Factors that are Different for Celiacs

Gluten-Free Diet: Weight Loss Driven by Two Factors that are Different for Celiacs

When starting a gluten-free diet weight loss is driven by the hormones ghrelin and leptin, which have been found to be elevated in people with celiac disease. By its obvious nature, gluten intolerance has a profound effect on the absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract and production of hormones and enzymes regulating metabolism of…

172015Jul
What Not to Eat on a Gluten Free Diet (besides gluten)

What Not to Eat on a Gluten Free Diet (besides gluten)

Here are some recent questions you’ve been asking about what not to eat on a gluten free diet. There are several items that are cross reactive to gluten that you may need to avoid.  Dr. Shikhman answers your questions. Do you recommend going grain free if you’re still not feeling well after going gluten free?…

182014Aug
Celiac Disease Treatment in 4 Steps

Celiac Disease Treatment in 4 Steps

Gluten intolerance and celiac disease cause inflammatory and immunologic reactions that may affect numerous body systems. Any or all of the digestive, musculoskeletal, endocrine, reproductive, nervous, and cardiovascular systems may be involved in these disease processes. Effective celiac disease treatment involves a comprehensive approach. Step 1: Follow a gluten-free diet for life Step 2: Restoring…