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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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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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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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 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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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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Tina Turbin Featured on BlogTalkRadio’s Magnificent Menopause radio show!

Tina Turbin Featured on BlogTalkRadio’s Magnificent Menopause radio show!

Tina Turbin once again hits the radio with the lovely Carrie Pierce and Gail Edgell on their show “ Magnificent Menopause”.  Tina, Carrie and Gail had such a great time last time they were all together they knew they had to do it again! Tina had a wonderful time sharing her knowledge of gluten sensitivity […]

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Five Questions to Find Celiac Disease in Children

Five Questions to Find Celiac Disease in Children

  How can you find out if YOUR child should be tested for celiac disease? WebMD Health News recently published a questionnaire that you can use to find out if your child has celiac disease and needs to be put on a gluten-free diet. According to the article, at least half of children with celiac […]

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Shirataki Noodle: A Gluten-Free “Food Secret”

Shirataki Noodle: A Gluten-Free “Food Secret”

  I research and test gluten-free food products on behalf of the gluten-free community. One product that has caught my attention is konjaku, also known as shirataki, konjac, konnyaku, and Devil’s Tongue. A versatile noodle, konjaku is gluten-free, high-fiber, calorie-free, low-carb, and rich in prebiotics. Konjaku was featured on BodyEcology.com, a website created by Donna […]

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Celiac Genetic Testing

Celiac Genetic Testing

      As an author, researcher, and gluten-free and celiac advocate, I’m always on the lookout for cutting-edge tools and technology. What’s caught my attention is the gluten-intolerance home testing kit which makes use one-hundred percent accurate genetic testing for its simple positive-or-negative result. One in every 100 Americans suffers from celiac disease, the […]

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Gluten Sensitivity and Constipation: Understanding the Link

Gluten Sensitivity and Constipation: Understanding the Link

Chronic constipation isn’t just uncomfortable—it’s can be a serious health condition. If you are suffering from this condition and haven’t been able to pinpoint the medical cause yet, I recommend setting up an appointment with your doctor to get tested for celiac disease or a food insensitivity, in particular to gluten. Commonly experienced by celiacs, […]

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Gluten-Free Websites: An Invaluable Resource

Gluten-Free Websites: An Invaluable Resource

Celiac disease (also spelled coeliac) is an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein that’s found in wheat, barley, and rye — the only autoimmune disease funded in its research and by the U.S. government, even though an estimated 3 million Americans have it. Left untreated, the disease can cause severe health conditions and complications, but […]

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Gluten Sensitivity: Let’s Clear Things Up

Gluten Sensitivity: Let’s Clear Things Up

Many people today are going on gluten free diets.  You can find extensive gluten free sections in Kroger, HEB, and Whole Foods.  Gluten has been in the national spot light receiving recognition on Discovery Health, CNN’s Larry King, Oprah, David Letterman, The View, Good Housekeeping Magazine and more.  There is even a “dummies book” available […]

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Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program: Eating Out and Traveling Gluten-Free Community

Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program: Eating Out and Traveling Gluten-Free Community

Chances are, especially if you’re an American, you enjoy eating out, even if you do happen to be on the gluten-free diet. Dining out can be a convenient way to feed yourself on a regular basis, or it can be something you do on special occasions, but it’s an important part of most people’s lives. […]

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A Celiac Nurse: Shelly Stuart’s Contribution to the Gluten-Free Community

A Celiac Nurse: Shelly Stuart’s Contribution to the Gluten-Free Community

The gluten-free diet poses many challenges and requires major lifestyle changes. Fortunately, we have many celiac veterans . . . striving to raise celiac awareness and diagnosis. One of these experienced, informed individuals is Shelly Stuart, a registered nurse . . .

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Accurate Home Test for Celiac Disease

Accurate Home Test for Celiac Disease

Looking to get tested for celiac disease? Conventional testing methods, such as intestinal biopsies and blood testing, can often be inaccurate. However, now you can bypass a doctors visit and test yourself for the disease with one-hundred-percent accurate DNA testing. How does it work? A test kit is mailed to one’s home which doesn’t require […]

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U.S. Way Behind in Gluten-Free Awareness

U.S. Way Behind in Gluten-Free Awareness

     Celiac disease in America affects three million citizens, but only one out of every hundred of its sufferers has been diagnosed. The average American has never heard of the disease, and it doesn’t occur to the average American doctor to test for it.       There are several organizations in the United States which are […]

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Why it’s Important to Raise the Celiac Diagnosis Rate

Why it’s Important to Raise the Celiac Diagnosis Rate

     As more and more people are diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, awareness for the disease will increase, leading to more and more proper diagnoses. It is estimated that only three out of every hundred sufferers of celiac disease has been correctly diagnosed. In addition to increased diagnoses, the availability of gluten-free foods […]

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Get Tested for Gluten Sensitivity Even if You Think You Know the Answer

Get Tested for Gluten Sensitivity Even if You Think You Know the Answer

     Don’t assume that your symptoms are unique to you. For much of my life, I just thought that it was just normal for me to be in pain. People with osteoporosis, for example, say that their condition “runs in the family,” ignoring the fact that osteoporosis is often connected with celiac disease, which prevents […]

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Easy Testing, Easy Treatment

Easy Testing, Easy Treatment

    The celiac diagnosis isn’t difficult to test for. Simple blood tests detect the disease over ninety percent of the time. The diagnosis is then confirmed by an upper endoscopy; a small, flexible tube is slipped into the mouth of the sedated patient, down his esophagus and stomach and into the first part of the […]

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