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Gluten Part 3- Herbs

As mentioned in Part 1, gluten sensitivity is easier to diagnose and treat than gluten intolerance in Western medicine. However, in Chinese medicine there are MANY herbal formulas to address this problem. They are composed of herbs that "Regulate Qi" and relieve "Food Stagnation". Ironically, "sprouted" grains & seeds, fruits, and fermentation are HEALING and indispensable:

fu xiao mai [wheat]

yi yi ren [pearl barley]is not believed to be allergenic

Gluten Part 2- Diet

Why is necessary to differentiate a Traditional Gluten-free Diet from a True Gluten–free Diet? 
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Gluten is a family of storage proteins found inallgrains. 
Bran is the outer coating, and inside the bran is the endosperm where the majority of gluten is found. Gluten serves to nourish the grain, but it also protects it from predation- noxious.

There are many families of grain proteins, gluten is just one family. In other words, alpha gliadin is not the only grain protein that causes problems.

Gluten Part 1- Diagnosis

It is estimated that 30-40% of the population has some sort of gluten sensitivity, compared to the <1% who have Celiac disease [Osborne, 2016]. With 70% of those who think they have Celiac disease actually having a gluten sensitive disorder [Osborne, 2016].  Properly differentiating then treating Celiac disease vs. gluten intolerance vs. gluten sensitivity avoids bigger problems down the road. 

Gluten intoleranceis the inability to digest gluten, a family of storage proteins found in all grains.

Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori)

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that infects the stomach. It may be passed from person to person through contact with saliva, vomit or fecal matter; or spread through contaminated food or water. H-pylori infections are prevalent and are often the cause of stomach ulcers, acid reflux, burping & belching and general upper GI distress (Grisanti & Weatherby, 2016). It is a risk factor for stomach cancer. Acute infections are often highly symptomatic, yet the body has the capability to adapt to long term, chronic H-pyloir such that patients may have either very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all (Grisanti & Weatherby, 2016).

Myrrh & Fascioliasis (Part 1)

Myrrh (Commiphoramyrrha) is one of the mildest and safest essential oils (EO) in the aromatherapy repertoire. It has a sweet balsamic fragrance note, the female counterpart to masculine frankincense. Mo Yao is in the Invigorate Blood category of the Chinese material medica, used for traumatic injury, bi syndromes and to heal wounds. In western herbal medicine it is used frequently in dental products for it anti-inflammatory effect on gingival tissue. I researched again into this beautiful aromatic resin to find out what underused properties it might have.
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