January 2021 trending health news brought us hope for change and a departure from 2020! We learned more about the use of CBD for IBS and the limitless benefits of exercise. And, of course, a lot of information continues to emerge on the fight against Covid-19. In my articles, I talked about sucrose, aka table sugar and its relationship to IBS, a crazy-looking new superfood, and don’t forget about those gluten-free Oreos!
Severe Allergic Reactions To Covid-19 Vaccine Are Rare
I know this topic has been on many of my readers’ minds. Now that we are a month into giving the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine- some preliminary answers are here. The news on allergic reactions to the vaccine appears positive!
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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?
Alcohol consumption has skyrocketed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The negative effects of regular alcohol consumption are many.
A quick summary of the benefits of lowering alcohol consumption by the folk at WebMD may convince you to finish off January with a few less cocktails.
The More Exercise The Better
“This is the largest ever study of device-measured physical activity and cardiovascular disease,” he said. It shows that “physical activity is probably even more important … than we previously thought.”-Reuters.
Keep moving everyone, no matter what activity level you start with. Add one minute a day to your routine and benefits await!
Increased Fiber = Less Depression In Premenopausal Women
Another reason to eat those fruits and vegetables! A new study shows eating more fiber helps premenopausal women struggling with depression. Yet another show of the gut microbiome (gut bacteria) having a profound effect on mental health. Blending your fruits and veggies (not juicing) is a great way to get started increasing your fiber intake today!
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Waking Up At 3 a.m. ? Here’s Why According To Sleep Experts
Sleep is one of nature’s primary medications. With the explosion of stress this past year, the number of people with sleep problems is higher than ever. Here are a few interesting tips you may not have heard before to help you get the shut-eye you need.
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Why Gluten-Free Oreos Are A Big Deal
Gluten-free Oreos are coming to market soon. This is a big deal to a lot of people. While many folks on restricted diets are happy about gluten-free Oreos because an old favorite is available to them, for me, the significance is much more substantial. #Glutenfree #glutenfreefood #celiacdisease
Link to Article: https://theceliacmd.com/why-gluten-free-oreos-are-a-big-deal
Gac Fruit: The Superfood You Have Never Heard Of
Never heard of Gac fruit? You aren’t alone. This superfood’s red color is a clue to its health benefits. But they don’t stop there. And, what is a superfood anyway?
Read my new post to learn more: https://theceliacmd.com/gac-fruit-the-superfood-you-have-never-heard-of/
What is SIBO? Is it connected to IBS or Gluten?
By some estimates, over 60% of people have bloating or other stomach problems.
SIBO-Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth- is one explanation for ongoing digestive complaints. But what is it?
Learn about this frequently missed reason for digestive disorders, headaches, joint pain, and other common health symptoms.
Link to article: https://theceliacmd.com/november-2013-sibo-gluten-ibs-connection/
Can people use CBD for irritable bowel syndrome?
Curious about CBD? Does it help IBS?
This is a nice,brief summary on new research looking at that question. It also touches on other emerging benefits, the legality of its use and the need for regulation and standardization of CBD products.
Read more here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/cbd-for-ibs
Ehlers Danlos And POTS: More Validation Of The Invisible Connection
New research on POTS and Ehler’s Danlos syndrome. These little known conditions commonly run together and here is new research further confirming the connection.
Important info for anyone who may have either condition or has symptoms such as easy bruising, hypermobility, or other associated symptoms that may have been glossed over when looking for answers.
So many people with both are undiagnosed. Research helps bring these invisible illnesses into the light.
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A Team Racing For A Covid-19 Cure Finds An Answer
More ammunition in the fight against Covid! Not a consumer-friendly photo they chose but the information is exciting!
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How Fatty Acids May Help Multiple Sclerosis
Always happy when researchers are looking at diet and autoimmune conditions. A new study finds a fatty acid found in common foods may play a role in multiple sclerosis. Exciting to think what this may
mean for MS patients and perhaps other autoimmune conditions in the future. #foodismedicine
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New Study: Children Have High Rates Of Undiagnosed Celiac Disease
Alarming new study: A mass screening of children with no family history of celiac disease. Results show a high rate of undiagnosed celiac disease-nearly double the rate of celiac disease in the general population. The results did not correlate with any symptoms as many of the children had none. The authors recommend mass screening to pick up the 80% of the population who have celiac disease and don’t know it. What do you think?
More information and link to study: https://www.beckersasc.com/…/children-have-high-rates…
FODMAP Foods Cause “Gluten” Sensitivity
This concept is still confusing to many people, so I think it is important to clarify how FODMAP-containing foods are related to “gluten” sensitivity and IBS.
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Dr. Amy Burkhart is a doctor (M.D.), Registered Dietitian, R.D., and fellowship-trained in integrative medicine. She specializes in treating chronic digestive disorders from an integrative/functional medicine perspective.