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Nima testing for cross-contamination: “Gluten-free” is not always gluten-free

When a restaurant labels a dish “gluten-free,” can you count on that being true?

Sometimes you can. If they have a segregated area of the kitchen with separate cooking utensils, separate preparation and cooking surfaces, as well as ingredients that are gluten-free, then you can have pretty good confidence that the dish you order is safe. But if there is no such segregation you can never be entirely certain even if the food is not breaded, does not contain breadcrumbs, or is not served on wheat or rye bread. For some people, this can be a real problem.

Could You Have a Collagen Deficiency?

The awful low-fat dietary advice of the last 40 years is responsible for several epidemics of health problems, including major contributions to overweight/obesity and type 2 diabetes.

It also caused reduction in dietary intake of collagen that accelerates skin aging/wrinkles and joint deterioration/arthritis due to low collagen intake. Correcting this deficiency improves skin health and appearance while also reducing joint pain and rebuilding cartilage.

You can correct this situation by making some modest changes in your diet and adding either gelatin or collagen hydrolysates.

Telltale Signs of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Here are the telltale signs that suggest you may have this common problem of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO.

If uncorrected, SIBO can be responsible for persistent gastrointestinal struggles, increased risk for colon cancer, skin rashes, autoimmune inflammation, higher blood sugars, diarrhea, IBS, and a host of other health problems.

Recognize these signs and you can decide whether you need to pursue the question of SIBO for your full recovery of health.

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Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream

Store-bought no-added-sugar ice cream is a landmine of sorbitol, maltitol, and other unhealthy sweeteners that not only act much like sugar but also provoke loose stools.

Here’s a way to make your own thick, rich ice cream without problem sweeteners and without having to endure gas and diarrhea.

If you have a dairy sensitivity in some form or you are among the people whose weight loss is stalled or prevented by dairy products (due to the insulin-provoking action of the whey fraction of protein in dairy products), replace the whipping cream with canned coconut milk. The additional custard step using egg yolks ensures a creamy texture even with coconut milk.