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How can you find out if you are gluten intolerant?

Previously published on 100% Gluten Free

Many people suffer for years with the symptoms of gluten-intolerance, without any idea that their ill health is caused by bread, pasta, and other flour-based foods we all eat every day.

If you suffer from symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, wind, general aches and pains and even obesity – you need to check this out. Nobody should have to put up with this stuff any longer than…

CNP Pro Creatine Powder

Creatine health benefits: natural power boost for body and brain

What is Creatine?

Creatine is a natural substance discovered in 1832, which is used by the body to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is then used to provide energy for the muscles and brain.Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for everyone – up to 30% of users find no benefit. So far as I know, there’s no way to find out whether it will be helpful for you without trying it for yourself.

It’s also not a magic pill, you…

Essential Oil vs Fragrance Oil

Originally published on Guide to Aromatherapy

If you buy both fragrance oils and essential oils, be careful not to mix them up. They are quite different, and used for different purposes.

Essential oils are so called because they are the essence of the plant or other resource from which they are extracted. The essential oil gives the plant its distinctive fragrance.

Fragrance oils may or may not contain essential oil. They are usually made using chemicals to reproduce the…

Natural Remedies for Hay Fever

Hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis) is a real problem for many people, ruining their summers. When everybody else is making the most of the beautiful weather, hay fever sufferers tend to try and stay indoors, away from the dreaded pollen. It’s either that or put up with streaming eyes, blocked nose, sneezing and the rest.

While you can protect your eyes to a certain extent by wearing wraparound sunglasses, the other symptoms can make you feel like you have a…

Do bacon sandwiches make you depressed?

Previously published on 100% Gluten Free

Depression is one of those things that people don’t really talk about, and even when they do, it’s often obvious they don’t understand it (even if they have experienced it themselves).

The misunderstanding arises because of a problem with the English language. We use metaphors and similes without even thinking about it, which then pass into the language and you end up with the same word having two different meanings. Depression is one example of this. People…