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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What’s All This Talk about Xanthan Gum?

What’s All This Talk about Xanthan Gum?

What is xanthan gum anyway? A fundamental gluten-free baking ingredient, xanthan gum appears in many of our store-bought gluten-free goodies and in our recipes, so it’s about time you learn more about it! Classified as a polysaccharide, a type of carbohydrate, xanthan gum is found in foods, cosmetics, and industrial substances. It is made through […]

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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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Treating Autism with Bentonite Clay

Treating Autism with Bentonite Clay

As a children’s author, researcher, and humanitarian, I have been growing increasingly alarmed at the growing number of autism diagnosis. Whereas in the 1980s, a study shows that 4 in every 10,000 children exhibited signs of autism, a study conducted recently by Cambridge University’s Autism Research Center showed that approximately 1 in 60 children have […]

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Vitamin D Receptors: Understanding Gut Function

Vitamin D Receptors: Understanding Gut Function

If you’ve been staying in the know about the latest medical research, you’ve likely heard something about the importance of the balance of gut flora and its connection with infections and disease, particularly inflammatory bowel diseases, which makes it a vital subject of medical research. The latest study, published in the American Journal of Pathology […]

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Plans Laid for Gluten Free Labeling Summit in Washington

Plans Laid for Gluten Free Labeling Summit in Washington

In my work as an author and gluten-free advocate, I have often written and spoken about the importance of federal regulations for gluten-free labeling in the U.S. In my article, “U.S. Has Yet to Define ‘Gluten-Free’ for Food Labels,” which was published in the winter edition of The Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, I pointed out […]

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Study Shows Daily Multivitamin Lengthens Telomeres and Lengthens Life

Study Shows Daily Multivitamin Lengthens Telomeres and Lengthens Life

Many baby boomers have heard of telomeres, a component in DNA, the “key” to anti-aging, and understand what their relationship to aging aging—the longer the telomere, the younger the DNA, and the longer one’s life. Once this is understood, the question becomes, “So how do we lengthen telomeres?” While studies are being conducted in this […]

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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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Nonresponsive Celiac Disease Explained

Nonresponsive Celiac Disease Explained

You’ll often hear me say that those of us diagnosed with celiac disease should be grateful for a couple of reasons. First of all, of the estimated 3 million Americans with the disease, only 3% of them have been lucky be correctly diagnosed. Secondly, once diagnosis has been made, treatment is simple and non-medicative—the gluten-free […]

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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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