Do You Have Gluten Sensitivity?


shutterstock_178135436Do you suffer from allergies? Or digestive issues (constipation, gas, bloating or diarrhea), joint pain, skin rashes, asthma, excess weight, depression or brain fog?

Maybe you are gluten sensitive or gluten Intolerant?

I remember when I first learned that I had gluten sensitivities. When I removed gluten from my diet, the bloating, tiredness and fogging thinking went away within days.

These days we are hearing more and more about people with severe gluten allergies, or celiac disease. Do you know someone that has celiac disease?

Do you know what Gluten is?

Not really? Well you’re not alone, watch this hilarious video from the US TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live highlighted, the public is really doesn’t know what gluten is?Well

Well we know what food Gluten is in, So what is Gluten?

Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue“) is a protein composite found in wheat and other related grains Gluten is actually composed of two different proteins: gliadin (a prolamin protein) and glutenin (a glutelin protein).

That is correct, gluten is a type of protein naturally found in wheat (including spelt, kamut, bulgur, barley, rye, cereals and even salad dressings, seasoning mixes and loads more. Great article here

Why is gluten bad?

Gluten isn’t really that bad, unless you are gluten-intolerant, celiac disease, When someone with celiac disease consumes gluten, it triggers an immune response that damages their intestines, your body produces an abnormal immune response when it breaks down the gluten from wheat and other gluten grains during digestion, preventing them from absorbing vital nutrients. As a result the protective lining of the small intestine becomes compromised, potentially leading to ‘leaky gut’ and a endless amount of other symptoms.

What to eat on a gluten free diet?

A lot of people who go gluten-free focus on what they can’t eat, I believe in crowding out and upgrading which is important to emphasize what you do eat for complete nutrition value. Seek out some and try some superfoods, you’ll also be embracing a wide variety of nutrients that will help you look and feel your best.

Add some fresh veggies and fruits, bone broth, beans, lentils, and nuts are also gluten-free, so if you used to nibble on crackers, cakes and cookies, trade them for wholesome snacks, like veggies with hummus, berries with nuts, or yogurt try roasting kale or chickpeas.

If you love a side dish of pasta, replace it Jen’s Noodles they are gluten free and safe for people with celiac disease.

Eat Noodles To Lose Weight?

Yes Jen’s Noodles are awesome to help you lose weight.


But weight there is so much more! 

Besides its role with the benefits of weight loss, this super fiber found in this amazing plant are proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease and steadily lower cholesterol levels.

Jen’s Noodle are a perfect choice. ideal for diabetic diets or those suffering from excessive insulin production. Konjac also helps to slow the rate sugars from food are absorbed after meals. Jen’s Noodles are Grain free, gluten free they suit any diet, weather you are on a low carb diet, sugar free, Paleo, Dukan, Gluten free, Coeliac, Diabetic or Detox Diet.

Jens Noodles are made from the root of the Konjac plant. The Japanese have been using Konjac for over 1,500 years. It was originally introduced to Japan as a medicine in the sixth century.

Amorphophallus (the Greek name for konjac) underground tubers. The main active ingredient in konjac food is glucomannan 97% percent of Konjac is water and 3% is Glucomannan a dietary fiber.

Glucomannan is highly absorbent and a proven ingredient to combat hunger pangs and sugar cravings, It is Truly a Gift From Nature, the answer to healthy sustainable slimming without any harmful side effects.

Listed  below are some of the known benefits from adding Jen’s Noodles to your diet.


Top 10 Benefits of Eating Jen’s Noodles.

  1. Ideal for Diabetics– They Control glucose spikes — the glucomannan in Jen’s Noodle delays the absorption of glucose and fat. Glucose and lipid levels are gradually decreased. As a result, high blood sugar and high blood lipids are decreased and prevents blood glucose from spiking (clinically proven to be more effective than xanthan gum and psyllium). Controls insulin surges— the glucomannan in Jen’s Noodles, by slowing glucose uptake in the small intestine, reduces the body’s need for insulin.
  2. Low calories— Jen’s noodles are starch-free noodles, and they have only 6 calories per serve, which doesn’t get absorb by the body, therefore they are NET ZERO CALORIES. (Konjac Glucomanna) has been shown to delay and block the absorption of some of the fats in your diet. It binds to fat in the intestines, preventing some fat absorption. This means that you absorb less fat from the foods you eat,  decreasing your overall calorie intake.
  3. Lowers calorie uptake— the glucomannan in Jen’s Noodles increases the viscosity of the gastro-intestinal content and reduces rate of food (calories, fat, cholesterol, sugar) absorption in the small intestine. Consuming a meal with Jen’s Noodles is that one absorbs less calories from the other foods eaten with it, Glucomannan pushes more calories out through your colon, rather than letting them be absorbed. creating a lower calorie content per weight of food you eat.
  4. Promotes satiety— the glucomannan in Jen’s Noodles is made up largely of water and soluble fibre. The fibre attracts water and forms a gel, which slows down digestion and can reduce the heat absorption of nutrients.. Soluble fiber delays the emptying of your stomach and increasing the feeling of fullness, They prolong digestion and which can help achieve weight loss goals.
  5. Surprisingly Lowers cholesterol- Glucomannan can effectively dissolves fluids in the large intestine and forms a gel that binds with bile acids in the intestines. As a result, the liver converts more cholesterol to bile acids, and blood cholesterol levels are reduced . A meal containing Jen’s Noodle can flushing out cholesterol from the GI tract will also contribute to reducing cholesterol in the blood.
  6. Reliefs Constipation / laxative effect— glucomannan is a dietary fiber and prevents constipation by increasing bulk in the colon, stool softening, speed up the defecation rate, reduce the intestinal pressure, promote gastrointestinal peristalsis and relieve the pain of constipation. without the discomfort associated with most other dietary fibers. They often recommended as a gentle laxative to assist people with intestinal and digestive problems.
  7. Probiotic /Prebiotic Activity— while keeping the intestines clean and assisting the movement of the bowels, serves as food for bacteria in the colon and helps enhance immunity. Encouraging Lactobacillus bifidus, It feeds the good lactic acid bacteria in your intestines so they multiply. These lactic acid bacteria inhibit Candida, which is a good thing The fibre is like a gentle scrub for your intestinal tract, aids digestion and assists with weight loss.Mixed Box
  8. Amazingly High in Alkaline- According to a Japanese Researcher, Dr. Kotaro Nishizaki, when measured up to all of the foods on the pH Value chart, the konjac powder indicated to be the  highest in alkaline value, Alkalinity on the whole foods chart. The food with the highest alkalinity on the chart is Wakame Seaweed.
  9. They Help Detoxification- in order to shorten the time that food stays in the stomach, in general, ordinary food needs 28 hours to empty from the intestine, this super fibre only need 14-16 hours, which greatly reduces harmful substances absorption, that can help the body get rid off and dilute carcinogenic and toxic substances, which to some extent, provides anti-cancer functions.
  10. Prebiotic activity— serves as food for bacteria in the colon and helps enhance immunity. Encouraging Lactobacillus bifidus growth in the lower intestine, according to the Konjac Foods website. The fibre scrubs your intestinal tract, aids digestion and assists with weight loss.

These are just 10 benefits, there are so many more, please check out my website to read what the studies are saying. Jensnoodles

Dr Oz talks about weight loss with Glucomannan (Jen’s Noodles)

Reading Labels


What is in our food?

It’s been over a week since I ate out. I don’t eat out very often; I decided to have fish on the stunning Noosa river with some friends. I had yummy fresh grilled wild caught fish & salad and I stole a few chips with chicken salt off my friend’s daughter pate, forgetting that they were loaded with MSG, let’s face it they do taste good. That night I had a bad reaction (surprised) today I am still I’m reacting to a lot of foods, I could normally eat.

This is the reason why I always make my own food at home; I know exactly what I am eating. I  share my newsletters/blogs to help you and myself  learn more about  food and the ingredients that we may be feeding ourselves or our children thinking they are safe, not really knowing what is in them,  some of these ingredients are even in organic labeled foods.

The main reason is because I don’t want to feel, sick, tired and annoyed  anymore, I don’t know about you, I really care about my health, I want to feel the best I possibly can in life, with abundant energy and radiating vibrancy. I don’t want to burden my family to take care of me when I am old because I didn’t take care of myself.

Reading food labels can be very confusing and tricky the manufactures are becoming very sneaky. Often we don’t have the time to spend trying to work out what they mean.

So lets have a look a just a few this week.


What is it? Monosodium Glutamate is a salt of the amino acid – Glutamic Acid (glutamate). Flavour enhancer (621)Glutamic acid literally excites your brain cells to death.Learn more here

Food manufactures use deceptive tactics to hide ” the word MSG.

Other names; yeast extract, autolyzed yeast, sodium caseinate, barley malt, and natural flavor” look here for a comprehensive list

Side effects; Glutamic Acid is absorbed very quickly in the gastrointestinal tract, causing brain cell damage and neurotoxicity, migraine headaches, reproductive disorders,allergies, fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, arrhythmias, tachycardia, chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, panic attacks, autistic, ADHD) go here to read more.


What is it? Wood pulp,it is cheap and is used to thicken and stabilize foods. It is a Wood-by-product, however cellulose can also comes from vegetables, but will be listed on the label as such.  Take note when the label says “Added fiber”  this fiber the body cannot digest.

Uses “anti-caking” agent in shredded and grated cheeses, spice mixes, and powdered drink mixes, endless. This lovely form of sawdust can also make ice cream creamier.

Other names; Cellulose can be listed by these on the ingredients label: Carboxymethyl cellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, or MCC, and Cellulose Gum. Don’t want to eat saw dust Watch this quick video  .

Find out what companies use wood pulp

They are just 2 stay tune next week for a few more.

Have you had any reaction to foods lately?  I would love to know what they were.



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