Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month

With May being the official celiac awareness month, I wanted to dedicate a post to just that. Maybe I will clarify for some of you some things you never knew or some things you have forgotten. First off, celiac disease is NOT a food allergy. It isn’t something you can “outgrow”. Celiac disease is one […]

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Celiac Disease Foundation:  Informing and Supporting the Celiac Community

Celiac Disease Foundation: Informing and Supporting the Celiac Community

Although a celiac disease (CD) diagnosis can mark the happy ending to years of mysterious painful physical and mental symptoms, it also represents the beginning of a whole new lifestyle. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has only one treatment, a gluten-free […]

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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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It Say’s it’s Gluten-Free so Why Did I get Sick?

It Say’s it’s Gluten-Free so Why Did I get Sick?

Many of you have probably run into a time where you ate something that said it was “gluten-free” only to find you get a gluten reaction to it. Why is this? Unfortunately, any company can write that their product is gluten free as long as it doesn’t actually contain a product with gluten in it. […]

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The Amazing and Effective Gluten Intolerance Group in North Texas

The Amazing and Effective Gluten Intolerance Group in North Texas

Betty Barfield is President oif one of the most active Gluten Intolerance Group in North Texas. I have asked her to share a few words with you and to bring you into her world, her thoughts and what drives her and her team to have one of the most successful and effective celiac support groups. […]

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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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