Posts Tagged ‘testing’

Discount on the Nima gluten testing device for Wheat Belly followers

If you are interested in your own Nima device to test your food for gluten residues, they are offering a 20% discount on the Nima Starter Kit if you enter coupon code WHEATBELLY.

The Nima device is useful for anyone with substantial gluten/grain sensitivities. While it only tests for gluten residues, this can serve as a marker for grain contamination. You can find more information about the device and the starter kit here.

In my experiences, the device is easy to use:

 

It’s easily portable, small enough to carry in your purse or jacket pocket.

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.

Thyroid Testing— Is your doctor missing something?

Similar to the gas pedal in your car, the thyroid controls the “speed” of your metabolism. It fine-tunes the function of virtually every tissue in the body, from the lowly cells responsible for creating fingernails to the nerve cells in the brain that guide memory and thought.

Your thyroid hormone level has to be just right. Too high and you are anxious and lose weight despite eating like a horse. Too low and no matter how meticulous your diet or how many calories you cut back, you fail to lose weight or gain weight. Just right and your efforts are rewarded by natural weight loss when nutrition is managed properly. Thyroid dysfunction, sufficient to impair weight loss, is unfortunately very common. Much of this initiated by wheat and grains.

Surgery Progress, Allergy Testing and Sleep

I saw my doctor again yesterday, and I got some great news regarding the next step on my journey toward weight-loss surgery. I’m excited about it, but right now I’m still processing through my thoughts, faxing the paperwork and trying not to let it consume my thoughts. I also asked to take an allergy test in the hopes […]