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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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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New Beginnings for GlutenFreeFind.com

New Beginnings for GlutenFreeFind.com

 With another year past and new beginnings in our future, we found it only appropriate to feature a wonderful article from the new site GlutenFreeFind.com. Not only is this site wonderful but the founder was diagnosed with celiac disease in the late 70s as a toddler. She has worked with children with special needs and disabilities […]

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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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Sign up for Celiac SmartLists

Sign up for Celiac SmartLists

  Clan Thompson’s Celiac SmartLists—a food SmartList and a drug SmartList—are a series of programs which provide information regarding gluten for thousands of products, including a “Comments” section for people to provide additional information. These SmartLists are available for Windows, Macs, SmartPhones, Palms, Pocket PCs and Blackberries. Tina Turbin http://www.GlutenFreeHelp.info

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GlutenTox Home Test Kit Empowers Celiac Disease Patients

GlutenTox Home Test Kit Empowers Celiac Disease Patients

When you’re on the gluten-free diet for medical reasons, such as celiac disease, it’s of vital importance to make sure your food doesn’t contain any gluten. Unfortunately, especially with lack of labeling guidelines by the FDA, just because your food is labeled “gluten-free” doesn’t mean that it is. Even when dining out at a restaurant […]

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The Universal Gluten-Free Symbol and How to Get It on Your Gluten-Free Product

The Universal Gluten-Free Symbol and How to Get It on Your Gluten-Free Product

  GREAT Foodservice, which is a program of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), has selected a symbol as the “universal gluten-free symbol” for brand association participants to use: a grain representing wheat with a cross-out mark, which is already widely used internationally. This will help  non-native English speakers, pre-literate children, and non-literate consumers […]

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The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook

The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook

Author Mary Capone teaches us fine classic Italian dishes from her roots in the Italian Countryside. Upon reading The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook, I felt a sense of warmth from the author as she opened her heart and the doors to her “world”—her past, her family, and her heritage. Mary grew up in New York in […]

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Chemical Food Dyes and Hyperactivity – Part 1

Chemical Food Dyes and Hyperactivity – Part 1

  Chemical dyes are in all types of foods and despite evidence of some of them wreaking havoc; the FDA has allowed them to remain on the “safe list”. Manufacturers like to use them due to their capabilities to enhance foods, gums etc.  The results are vivid, consistent and very appealing. The FDA monitors the […]

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