Why is gluten a problem for humans?

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Why is gluten a problem for humans?

Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. It has a detrimental effect on the gut lining causing it to become permeable. Our intestines have a lining that is only one cell deep. This is damaged when exposed to gluten…

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Vitamin A and viral infections

Vit A is needed for the integrity and defence of our skin and the mucous membranes that line our mouth, nose, gut and lungs. Without this we are vulnerable to attack by viruses and other microorganisms. There are tiny hair like projection in the windpipe…

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The Paleolithic Paintings of the Lascaux Cave

Lascaux, a cave in France, is World famous for its ancient art. The artists painted the chambers with aurochs a very old version of the cow. There is a Hall of the Bulls with striking images of these creatures that were far more aggressive than…

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My poorly dry eyes. What can I do?

Dry eyes are a common symptom in our screen obsessed times. Some medications such as antihistamines and common psychiatric medications can provoke it. There are also autoimmune conditions such as systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis that are also associated. A big reason is screen time.…