Celiac Disease Screening

Celiac Disease Screening

Here is an insightful blog with updated information on celiac disease screening. This is helpful for anyone who is curious about the topic for their own needs, or for someone they know. Miranda Jade has worked with me over the years. She is a diagnosed celiac herself, after enduring several years of incorrect diagnoses. This […]

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Small Batch Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins- Recipe

Small Batch Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins- Recipe

      This is a fun recipe. I supplied a few different options so it can be switched depending on what other allergies you all have. Enjoy!   1 ¾ cups Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix ¼ cup melted butter or oil (or replace with applesauce) ½ cup milk (or soy or rice milk) […]

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Could a Gluten Insensitivity Be Causing Your Child’s ADHD? – Guest Blog

Could a Gluten Insensitivity Be Causing Your Child’s ADHD? – Guest Blog

Diagnoses for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are on the rise. The symptoms of ADHD have long been a problem in a number of children, though the classification of ADHD as a disorder is relatively recent. The statistics show a large discrepancy in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, ranging anywhere from five […]

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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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The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

Over recent years, avoiding gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has become increasingly popular among Americans. Many people on the gluten-free diet have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten that can affect the entire body, in particular the small intestine, causing serious health problems. A study is suggesting that people […]

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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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Daily Probiotics Have Health Benefits for Kids

Daily Probiotics Have Health Benefits for Kids

In my work as an author, researcher, children’s health advocate, and mother of three, I’m often approached by mothers who want to know what they can do to improve their kids’ health. On behalf of these inquisitive parents, I’d like to share some research I’ve come across regarding the health benefits for children of taking […]

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Signs of Celiac Disease in Your Child

Signs of Celiac Disease in Your Child

It was once believed that celiac disease, caused by an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, was only experienced by children and that most of them would outgrow it. To us these days, such an idea is preposterous, however it indicates something hopeful to us celiac parents—it is possible […]

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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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Pam MacD’s – A Friendly Gluten Free Market Pt.2

Pam MacD’s – A Friendly Gluten Free Market Pt.2

FOR PART ONE OF THIS INTERVIEW CLICK HERE. Cont. What is it like having the only GF store in LA? It’s kind of like being a food Santa Claus.  Sure you can find some of our items in other markets – we have to carry the national top sellers.  But there are those special items […]

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Pam MacD’s – A Friendly Gluten Free Market Pt.1

Pam MacD’s – A Friendly Gluten Free Market Pt.1

With celiac disease awareness on the rise we are all hearing about more and more gluten-free products. Now that we have so many gluten-free companies where do we go to get them? Sure, there is that little three foot area of items at the grocery store but if you are like me you look it […]

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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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Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Breakfast Giveaway!!!

Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Breakfast Giveaway!!!

It has been a while since we have done a giveaway so I thought we could start them off with a bang! I always loved eating Rice Krispies as a child. Not only did they taste good but they made such fun sounds. They were my favorite cereal even before I was diagnosed celiac. Snap Crackle […]

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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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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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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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Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

Currently a popular method of celiac testing is a blood test, but some people with celiac disease can get blood testing multiple times and the results will nevertheless be negative. In fact, this method is inaccurate 80 percent of the time, according to Dr. Datis Kharrazian, Blood Chemistry Seminar instructor and the formulator for Apex […]

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Autism-Vaccine Author Defends His Research

Autism-Vaccine Author Defends His Research

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who published a study in 1998 about the possible link between autism and vaccines which was subsequently questioned and discredited by the medical community, has defended his work in an interview on CNN. Dr. Wakefield’s work has been discredited over the past several years, and ten of the eleven doctors who were […]

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Symptoms of Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH)

Symptoms of Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH)

There is a common and characteristically celiac symptom that people should be aware of—dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), also known as the “gluten rash.” According to the Canadian Celiac Association, 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. According […]

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