What is GLUTEN? According to my handy Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary – “Gluten is vegetable albumin, a protein which can be prepared from wheat and other grain.” You can free your diet of gluten by avoiding all products containing wheat, rye, oats, barley, or vegetables such as beans, cabbage, turnips, dried peas, and cucumbers. Rice, potatoes, corn and cornmeal are allowed. Gluten allows dough to rise – gives texture to bread.

My further research expanded on this. I hope I can help you understand the truth of what gluten is all about.

(Source: Darshak Sanghavi M.D. Pediatrician and Managing Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brooking Institution)

So…what are ‘gluten related issues’? Why do people think they have gluten issues and should be eating nothing but ‘gluten-free’ foods?

The latest “hysteria” seems to be related to gluten this, and gluten that. Is it a “fad”? Could well be. The 3 types of issues related to ‘gluten’ are: Celiac Disease, Wheat Allergy, and Gluten Intolerance. What are they and what are the differences between them?

CELIAC DISEASE – is an autoimmune disorder which gluten intake causes to worsen. However, Celiac Disease is seemingly rare. This disease “occurs in some people when fragments of gluten bond with intestinal proteins and provoke a misdirected immune overreaction from white blood cells, destroying the microscopic fingers called ‘villi’ that line the small intestine and normally absorb nutrients.” This causes the intestine to function incorrectly – thus belly pain, diarrhea, iron deficiency, etc. It is usually misdiagnosed. “Proper diagnosis is with a blood test and an endoscopic biopsy of the small intestine. Only 1% of the world’s population has this disease. Many physicians are not familiar with its signs.”

WHEAT ALLERGY – In this condition a wheat specific antibody called an IgE causes hives, anaphylaxis, sneezing and wheezing. “There is no good test for it. Blood tests called RAST are usually unreliable. e.g. “only 1 in 8 children or adults with a positive Ige test for peanuts is truly allergic.” “Because RAST tests can screen for dozens of possible allergies at once, there is a danger of over diagnosis, especially when interpreted by non-specialists.”

GLUTEN INTOLERANCE – is the most confusing. “This condition is neither an autoimmune disorder, like Celiac Disease, nor an allergy, like Wheat.” There is not even a mediocre blood test for ‘gluten intolerance.’ The diagnosis is really someone’s subjective feeling of symptoms to include bloating, bowel changes and/or mental fogginess after eating gluten. Thus we have what is called “pseudo-scientific self-diagnosis, because people believe they have illnesses caused by magnetic fields.” World wide, many scientific tests have been executed to decide the cause of ‘gluten intolerance’. The conclusion is “that many sufferers might not have gluten problems, but sugar problems called ‘fructans’ in wheat products.” Again, “almost 2/3 of the people who think they are ‘gluten intolerant’ really are not.”

I am not going to talk about what or what not to eat (gluten-free foods). It is up to you to draw your own conclusion from the above mentioned facts. Can what you believe to be a ‘gluten’ issue be a ‘diet’ (other foods you eat) issue? However, for a start there are grains that are not considered ‘gluten grains’. They include: oats, rye, quinoa, chia, spelt, buckwheat, amaranth, millet and black rice. These grains are considered healthy plant-based, protein vitamins, minerals and a variety of phytochemicals that will improve your health.

What to do? DETOX – start with fruits, melons, and herbal formulas. See my Detox Plan – filter and eliminate the toxins from your body. Visit us at the FYI Health Talk Store.

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I have talked about toxins a lot. In todays lifestyle we are inundated by toxins via pollutants, poor diet (STAD), life stressors etc. They overload the system and cause aging, wrinkles, fatigue, lack of energy (I hear a lot from my friends, as well as from the ‘millenniums’), weakness, and many chronic dis-eases.

These are excessive health issues. How does the body deal with these issues? Research tells us that the body has a master antioxidant called Glutathione which plays one of the key roles on our health, enhancing one’s well-being, combating aging, cellular repair, and helps prevent cell damage caused by the free radicals.

Glutathione is “part of the sulfur chemical group called Sulfhydryl’s. The sticky smelly molecule acts like flypaper. Toxins, free radicals and heavy metals stick to it, get trapped and are then excreted from the body.”

You need to eat the right foods in order for the body to create more Glutathione. These foods include: cauliflower, carrots, watermelon, avocado, fruits rich in vitamin C like oranges, almonds, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, brazil nuts – I could go on and on. Do your own research.

Supplements are also affective. With proper Glutathione levels many diseases can be curtailed, to include: Parkinson’s disease, tremors, etc. Glutathione is a master antioxidant. It is the ultimate Detoxifier. Start with my Detox Diet (Eating) Plan and the botanical herbal formulas we sell at our store:

Happy researching!

Detox – Colon – Cleansing

Colon IllustrationThe basic method for detoxing consists of eating a healthy diet along with drinking lots of water and engaging in an exercise program, which cleanses the bowels/colon. The purpose for detoxing is to cleanse the intestines and free them of toxins. Another method would be ‘colonic irrigation’, which I have experienced and should be administered by a professional. However, after the colonic irrigation you must continue the basic method of detoxing listed above.

A healthy colon reflects a persons overall state of health. For you who are not aware, colon cleansing (irrigation) is an ancient idea once applied by the Egyptians, and is still practiced today in natural medicine.

Bowel issues result in constipation, waste, toxin, and unhealthy bacteria build up in the colon. This waste etc. is absorbed by the bloodstream from the intestines and passed to all the cells of the body. The problems experienced because of this includes; headaches, moodiness, hormonal imbalance, lack of energy, cancer, heart disease and an unhealthy immune system, allergies, skin disease, rheumatic illnesses, metabolic disorders, restless sleep and depression.

Treatment starts with the diet, eating lots of fresh vegetables and whole fruits that do not contain pesticides. Avoid fried foods, highly refined sugars, processed foods….does this sound repetitious? It is. I have said this in earlier blog in a different way, but repetition is good. You also may have read about it elsewhere, heard it on the radio, and seen and heard it on the TV.

You might say…’I’ll just give myself and enema.’ That is okay if you know how to do it, but keep in mind it only cleans out a small portion of the colon and is only a temporary fix. Bowel/colon cleansing, when done the correct way frees the digestive system of wastes and toxins, constipation buildup, and allows the intestinal lining to regenerate and maintain a balance of beneficial bacteria, uses and absorbs nutrients from food as it should. Your metabolism then becomes more efficient, providing the body with renewed energy.

Again, check out my Detox Diet Plan – which starts with a fast…as should any cleanse. Make a decision that will keep you healthy for a lifetime. The time is now – GO FOR IT!


Mold on ceiling from leakMOLD! You read about it, hear about it, talk about it, but what can a person do about?

Have you ever had a water leak anywhere in your home? Have you checked the drain in the kitchen, bathroom sink? Have you had moisture build-up or water damage under the kitchen, bathroom sink? With these incidences  you probably notice blackish, orange, greenish and purple areas that are visible to the naked eye? However, there are also hidden areas that you may not be aware of such as inside the toilet tank, toilet bowl, washing machine, dryer, black spots on the shower curtain, fuzzy white patches on the basement floor, crawl spaces under the house, etc.   Many folks are unaware that this may be – or is toxic mold.

TOXIC MOLD can make you sick. Scientific information tells us that “Stachybotry’s chartarum – known as ‘toxic black mold’, is a greenish-black mold, which grows on household surfaces that have high cellulose content, such as wood, fiberboard, gypsum board, paper and lint.”

Mold is a fungus. Mold spores thrive on moisture, reproduce quickly, and travel through the air. Mold is almost impossible to get rid of…but because it can’t live without moisture it can be controlled by reducing the moisture in the home or work place. This can be done by using dehumidifiers, air conditioners. Keep the humidity below 60%. Keep drains free from obstructions; keep house warm in cool weather; add insulation to cold surfaces e.g. exterior walls, floors, windows.  Avoid leaving damp clothes in laundry basket or dryer. Check for leaks around basins and tubs. If you experience water leaks, water line breaks, etc. dry the wet areas within 12 to 48 hours. On the outside of the house, slope the ground so the water runs away from the house. Have your heating and cooling systems checked on a regular basis. Keep doors open between rooms for better air circulation. Use fans if/and as needed. If you live in a mobile home, put a plastic cover over the dirt in crawl spaces and under the house to prevent moisture coming from ground. Ventilate crawl spaces if needed.

How does mold affect the health of humans? It is absorbed into the immune system, nervous system, gastrointestinal system, lungs, and liver, etc. where it builds up in the blood, and body tissues.
It then:

  • Triggers inflammation, allergies, asthma, oxidative stress, and immune dysfunction
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Headaches, light sensitivity, poor memory, word and concentration difficulty
  • Muscle stiffness, joint pain, unusual skin sensations, tingling and numbness
  • Chronic cough, appetite swings, body temperature dysregulation
  • Increased urinary frequency, increased thirst, red eyes, blurred vision, mood swings, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating
  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Vertigo, feeling light-headed

    If you experience any of the above symptoms  – they are a signal, and it is imperative that something be done to find and eliminate all the household or workplace mold. You must reduce your exposure to mold.
    Check out FYI Health Talk Store for Dr. Morse’s Anti-fungal Herbal formula…and others – good for all the above ailments.