Study Shows Contamination of “Naturally” Gluten-Free Grains

Study Shows Contamination of “Naturally” Gluten-Free Grains

Just because a grain is supposed to be “naturally” gluten-free, doesn’t mean that it is! Gluten is a protein found in the grains wheat, barley, and rye, and is inherently lacking in grains such as oats, buckwheat, quinoa, millet, soy, sorghum, flaxseed, rice, and amaranth seed. However, a study tested 22 of these “naturally” gluten-free […]

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Celiac Disease: A Look into its Pathogenesis

Celiac Disease: A Look into its Pathogenesis

According to the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), the pathogenesis—that is the cause and development—of celiac disease consists of three factors: “genetic, environment and immunologic.” With regard to genetics, the CCA points out that more than 97% of celiac patients have the genetic markers HLA DQ2 and/or HLA DQ8. Celiac disease is now known to be […]

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis Treatment Explained

Dermatitis Herpetiformis Treatment Explained

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is “a blistering, intensely itchy skin rash.” It’s usually symmetrical in shape and is most commonly located on the elbows, knees, buttocks, and upper back. People can experience the rash on other parts of the body, and severity of symptoms can vary. Just as with celiac disease, the prescribed treatment is the […]

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Associated Celiac Conditions

Associated Celiac Conditions

Celaic disease, which has a wide variety of symptoms in itself, often is attended by other health conditions. According to the Canadian Celiac Association, for this reason, it’s recommended that people with celiac disease symptoms or a family history of celiac disease get tested for the following associated conditions: -Osteoporosis -Type 1 diabetes mellitus -Other […]

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U.S. Has Yet to Define “Gluten-Free” for Food Labels

U.S. Has Yet to Define “Gluten-Free” for Food Labels

Because even the tiniest amount of gluten can make celiacs ill, reading labels in selecting gluten-free foods is one of the necessary skills celiac patients should acquire right at the start of their gluten-free diet. However, it isn’t enough for celiacs to look for a “gluten-free” label to stay safe in the U.S. Although proposals […]

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Medications: The Next Arena for Gluten Labeling Measures

Medications: The Next Arena for Gluten Labeling Measures

In my work as an author, researcher, and gluten-free advocate, I work hard to help the gluten-sensitive and celiac communities live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, free from the threat of gluten ingestion. Over the past several years, I am grateful to have witnessed a marked increase in gluten-free awareness and celiac disease research, with many […]

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The Public Health Crisis No One Is Talking About

The Public Health Crisis No One Is Talking About

Here is a very interesting article from Sasha Cagen: Imagine there is a food additive that slowly poisons you and can even kill you. Now imagine you have no way of knowing whether it is in your foods. Three million American celiacs and I find ourselves in this situation. We have been patiently waiting for […]

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Why it’s Important to Raise the Celiac Diagnosis Rate

Why it’s Important to Raise the Celiac Diagnosis Rate

     As more and more people are diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, awareness for the disease will increase, leading to more and more proper diagnoses. It is estimated that only three out of every hundred sufferers of celiac disease has been correctly diagnosed. In addition to increased diagnoses, the availability of gluten-free foods […]

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Dr. Oz, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Dr. Peter Green Expose the Celiac Epidemic!

Dr. Oz, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Dr. Peter Green Expose the Celiac Epidemic!

The topic of today’s Dr. Oz Show (airing across the USA) will be on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet, and an amazing story of a woman who lost 80 pounds as a result of cutting out gluten, with special guests Dr Peter Green and Elizabeth Hasselbeck.  Visit the show website here and be sure to check your local listings (available […]

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Celiac Disease Research Needs Support

Celiac Disease Research Needs Support

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is one of the major research centers around studying and bringing awareness to this disease which affects an estimated three million Americans. It is one-hundred percent focused on studying celiac disease and carries out research connecting it with various other diseases which it is believed to lead to […]

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