Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

  According to estimates, one in every hundred Americans has celiac disease (CD), but only three percent of them have been properly diagnosed. Once CD is diagnosed, treatment is simple—a gluten-free diet. As an author, researcher, and gluten-free advocate, I work hard to raise awareness for celiac disease (CD) and gluten issues with the goal […]

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Study Shows Celiac Disease Incidence Increases with Age

Study Shows Celiac Disease Incidence Increases with Age

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is estimated to affect about 3 million Americans, or one percent of the population. Of the celiac population, only 3% have been correctly diagnosed. These numbers may seem particularly staggering, but in fact the results of a new study […]

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Gluten-Free Kids at School: Federal Programs and Gluten-Free Lunches

Gluten-Free Kids at School: Federal Programs and Gluten-Free Lunches

Raising gluten-free children can be a tough job. A gluten-free diet can already be enough of a headache, requiring major changes in your own kitchen, how you celebrate the holidays, and dining out. Then there’s the matter of school, a whole challenge in itself. Fortunately, the American Celiac Disease Alliance has stepped forward to make […]

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Celiac Disease Associated with Asthma Risk

Celiac Disease Associated with Asthma Risk

Over the years, researchers have been discovering more and more about celiac disease, an autoimmune disease which is caused by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.  Studies have linked the disease to a variety of other medical conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. Researchers have now found a […]

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The CELIAC List: A Valuable Resource for the Gluten-Free Community

The CELIAC List: A Valuable Resource for the Gluten-Free Community

On the gluten-free diet, you’ve likely come across some of the challenges. Especially when you’re new to the diet, the amount of foods that are off-limits and the number of hidden sources of gluten can seem overwhelming.  For many, the gluten-free diet is more like a gluten-free lifestyle, requiring major changes in several arenas of […]

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Takes on the Next Gluten-Free Frontier—Medications

Takes on the Next Gluten-Free Frontier—Medications

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, affects nearly three million Americans; ingestion of this gluten, which is toxic to them, results in an attack of the villi which line the small intestines, preventing proper absorption of vital nutrients and resulting in a wide variety of […]

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The Importance of Early Gluten Sensitivity Diagnosis

The Importance of Early Gluten Sensitivity Diagnosis

Having been diagnosed with celiac disease myself, I often talk about this autoimmune disease in my gluten-free advocacy work. However, there is a whole other segment of the population who, rather than having celiac disease, have a food sensitivity to gluten. In fact, according to The Food Intolerance Consumer, gluten-sensitive people make up 15% of […]

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Restaurant Awareness Program For Diners, Like You and Me

Restaurant Awareness Program For Diners, Like You and Me

Although there are people who adhere to a gluten-free diet who don’t suffer from gluten issues, many of us are celiac, meaning that even the smallest exposure to gluten can make us quite ill. An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and […]

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What is Celiac Crisis?

What is Celiac Crisis?

Celiac crisis, although rare, is a condition that doctors and celiac patients should be informed about. A group of researchers has reviewed cases of celiac crisis, in an effort to form a better understanding of the condition. It remains poorly understood, but a grasp of celiac crisis can be vital to the health of celiac […]

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Celiac Disease Associated with Asthma Risk

Celiac Disease Associated with Asthma Risk

Researchers have now found a connection between asthma and celiac disease, an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Asthma is chronic lung disease that causes the passages of the lungs to become inflamed and narrowed, resulting in wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest area, and coughing. According […]

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