The Benefits of the DNA Home Testing Kit

The Benefits of the DNA Home Testing Kit

As an author, researcher, and gluten-free advocate, I’m always searching for ways to improve life for the gluten-intolerant community, especially for innovative tools and technology. The gluten-intolerance home testing kit, which make use one-hundred percent accurate genetic testing, is an example of the cutting-edge advance the gluten-intolerant community can benefit from. The statistics are staggering, […]

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Takes on the Next Gluten-Free Frontier—Medications

Takes on the Next Gluten-Free Frontier—Medications

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, affects nearly three million Americans; ingestion of this gluten, which is toxic to them, results in an attack of the villi which line the small intestines, preventing proper absorption of vital nutrients and resulting in a wide variety of […]

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Celiac Suffering is Put to an End: A Gluten-Free Success with Carrie Pierce.

Celiac Suffering is Put to an End: A Gluten-Free Success with Carrie Pierce.

As if women don’t have to go through enough as it is, then they hit that later stage of life of menopause and think “ why oh why?!” Menopause is a subject many are having to face and not enough people talk about openly. Carrie Pierce and Gail Edgell are two women that decided to […]

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Gluten-Digesting Enzymes: Dr. Nan Kathryn Fuchs, PhD offers Insight

Gluten-Digesting Enzymes: Dr. Nan Kathryn Fuchs, PhD offers Insight

After their diagnosis, celiac patients are put on the gluten-free diet, which is the only treatment option currently available. The diet requires total elimination of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, which when ingested causes an autoimmune reaction in celiacs which results in damage to the absorptive finger-like projections that line the […]

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The Benefits of Gluten-Digesting Enzymes

The Benefits of Gluten-Digesting Enzymes

As an author, researcher, and gluten-free advocate (glutenfreehelp.info), I’m always on the lookout for ways to help manage a gluten-free diet. As awareness about gluten intolerance increases in the United States, I’m finding that more and more companies are committing themselves to serving the gluten-free community. One such company, Advanced Bionutritionals, stands out for their […]

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Could Coffee Be Harmful to Celiacs?

Could Coffee Be Harmful to Celiacs?

Coffee is 10% protein. According to Dr. David Clark, the protein in coffee can cause the same kind of reaction that gluten does in people who are sensitive to gluten. Watch the video below and see for yourself if this morning ritual will have to be replaced. Video (4:34): http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/11637.html   Miranda Jade Turbin www.GlutenFreeHelp.info

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Study Shows Quinoa May Not Be Safe for Celiacs

Study Shows Quinoa May Not Be Safe for Celiacs

Quinoa has been gaining popularity as a substitute for grains among celiacs. People write in a lot about this high-protein wonder seed, it’s in tons of gluten-free recipes, and you can find it in  gluten-free pastas, baked goods, and other wheat alternatives.      Testing at gluten levels usually less than 20 ppm, quinoa has been […]

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The Importance of Early Gluten Sensitivity Diagnosis

The Importance of Early Gluten Sensitivity Diagnosis

Having been diagnosed with celiac disease myself, I often talk about this autoimmune disease in my gluten-free advocacy work. However, there is a whole other segment of the population who, rather than having celiac disease, have a food sensitivity to gluten. In fact, according to The Food Intolerance Consumer, gluten-sensitive people make up 15% of […]

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What is Celiac Crisis?

What is Celiac Crisis?

In my work as a writer, researcher, and gluten-free advocate, I inform others about issues that celiac patients face. Celiac crisis, although rare, is a condition that people with celiac disease should know about. A team of researchers has come together and reviewed cases of celiac crisis in order to facilitate its diagnosis and treatment. […]

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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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iPhone App Could Revolutionize Gluten-Free Living

iPhone App Could Revolutionize Gluten-Free Living

As a writer, researcher, and gluten-free advocate, I’m always on the lookout for ways to help manage a gluten-free diet. As awareness about gluten intolerance increases in the United States, I’m finding that more and more restaurants and companies are committing themselves to serving the gluten-free community. One such company, Midlife Crisis Apps, stands out […]

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Are “Naturally” Gluten-Free Grains Always Gluten Free?

Are “Naturally” Gluten-Free Grains Always Gluten Free?

Many of us on the gluten-free diet are celiac, meaning that even the smallest amount of gluten can make us ill. That’s why a pilot study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association regarding the gluten contamination of single-ingredient, inherently-“gluten-free” foods is so alarming! From the study on contamination of “naturally gluten-free” grains, […]

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What is Celiac Crisis?

What is Celiac Crisis?

Celiac crisis, although rare, is a condition that doctors and celiac patients should be informed about. A group of researchers has reviewed cases of celiac crisis, in an effort to form a better understanding of the condition. It remains poorly understood, but a grasp of celiac crisis can be vital to the health of celiac […]

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The Link Between Schizophrenia and Celiac Disease- Fact or Fiction?

The Link Between Schizophrenia and Celiac Disease- Fact or Fiction?

I recently received an email from the celiac listserv about an article that was in the huffington post. I was asked for my opinion on the subject. I have attached my response. This is a subject I don’t have much information on. I would love to hear what you think on the subject. The celiac […]

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Why Celiacs Fail to Heal on the Gluten-Free Diet

Why Celiacs Fail to Heal on the Gluten-Free Diet

A gluten-free diet is the only treatment available for celiac disease and generally helps patients heal from intestinal damage caused by the disease’s characteristic autoimmune reaction to gluten. Unfortunately, not all celiacs recover from the damage. In fact, a study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology has found that more than 30 percent of celiac […]

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Gluten Free Help at a Science Fair!

Gluten Free Help at a Science Fair!

I had the wonderful opportunity to be involved and help a young man out in his quest to achieve success and stature in his local Science fair, not to mention have success with his endeavors in his gluten free baking. Let’s see his questions and how we can not only help him but all of […]

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Celiac Disease Associated with Asthma Risk

Celiac Disease Associated with Asthma Risk

Researchers have now found a connection between asthma and celiac disease, an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Asthma is chronic lung disease that causes the passages of the lungs to become inflamed and narrowed, resulting in wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest area, and coughing. According […]

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Review: Gluten-Free Makeovers by Beth Hillson

Review: Gluten-Free Makeovers by Beth Hillson

Nowadays, it’s pretty easy to come by gluten-free cookbooks. The question becomes, How do you know which one is right for you?   Beth Hillson isn’t any ordinary writer. Being the founder of Gluten-Free Pantry, the president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance, and the food editor of Living Without magazine, I knew I could […]

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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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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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