Birch Benders- Featured Guest Company

Birch Benders- Featured Guest Company

  Traveling with a celiac and gluten-free household or individual can have its challenges. Although gluten-free products are much easier to find these days I always try to pack my tried and true snacks I know will will be appreciated, consumed and that certainly pack and travel well. I knew without a doubt I had to […]

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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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Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship- Book Review

Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship- Book Review

A lot of change has occurred in the gluten-free community and field in the last few years. Even since I was diagnosed 6 years ago a lot has happened. More and more young kids are getting diagnosed correctly with celiac disease. This means for them, that they get to skip the years and years of physical discomfort, emotional […]

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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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Refractory Celiac Disease Incidence May Be Higher Than Once Thought

Refractory Celiac Disease Incidence May Be Higher Than Once Thought

For most celiac patients, treatment on the gluten-free diet marks the turning point for their health. It can take a few months for the villi of the small intestine to heal, but eventually their symptoms are alleviated and they are able to absorb the nutrients in their food. Unfortunately, there is percentage of celiacs who […]

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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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Celiac Disease: A Look into its Pathogenesis

Celiac Disease: A Look into its Pathogenesis

Celiac disease, according to estimates, affects approximately three million Americans and as of yet, 97% haven’t been correctly diagnosed. As staggering as these statistics are, celiac disease remains largely poorly understood by the medical community. It’s no wonder, given its lack of research as compared with other autoimmune disorders. However, there is research being actively […]

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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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Studies Show Prevalence of Celiac Disease Has Increased

Studies Show Prevalence of Celiac Disease Has Increased

According to a news article on Medscape Today, the incidence of celiac disease (CD) has markedly increased over the past three decades, by even as much as four times, and studies are showing the incidence may actually be higher than 1% of the population, which is the current estimate. According to Medscape, the Mayo Clinic […]

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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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How You Can Help Send Children To A Gluten-Free Summer Camp?

How You Can Help Send Children To A Gluten-Free Summer Camp?

There’s an age-old saying that, in my opinion, has never been more true…“It’s better to give than to receive.” The holiday season is the perfect time for you to give back to the community. The spirit of the giving season, I want to bring your attention to a fundraiser I’m helping promote this week for […]

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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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Understanding the FDA’s Gluten-Free Labeling Proposal: Check out This Website!

Understanding the FDA’s Gluten-Free Labeling Proposal: Check out This Website!

I’m sure you’ve heard the great news: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally published its proposal for gluten-free labeling requirements and is accepting comments from consumers through October 3, 2011. Now that the proposal has been published, it’s time for the celiac community to take the critical step of providing feedback to the […]

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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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Saturday May 15th, Los Angeles- Celiac Disease Fdn. Education Conference and Food Fair!

Saturday May 15th, Los Angeles- Celiac Disease Fdn. Education Conference and Food Fair!

Saturday, May 15  8:00a to 4:00p at the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown, Los Angeles, CA   Phone: (818) 990-2354 Celiac Disease expert Peter H.R. Green, MD and gluten-free diet expert Shelley Case, RD will be speaking among others. Celiac Disease Foundation  ( www.celiac.org) Annual Education Conference and Food Fair is for people of all ages who have […]

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