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 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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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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Celiac Disease: A Look into its Pathogenesis

Celiac Disease: A Look into its Pathogenesis

According to the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), the pathogenesis—that is the cause and development—of celiac disease consists of three factors: “genetic, environment and immunologic.” With regard to genetics, the CCA points out that more than 97% of celiac patients have the genetic markers HLA DQ2 and/or HLA DQ8. Celiac disease is now known to be […]

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The Only Treatment for Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis

The Only Treatment for Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Celiac patients and those with Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) (the “gluten rash”) have only one treatment option for their condition, but luckily it’s simple, effective, and non-medicinal. According to the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), this treatment is “a STRICT GLUTEN-FREE DIET FOR LIFE.” DH patients may also use the drug Dapsone to suppress their symptoms. As […]

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Read My Gluten-Free Interview on BFKBooks.com

Read My Gluten-Free Interview on BFKBooks.com

I’m honored to have been interviewed by Vicky of BFKbooks (http://bfkbooks.com), formally The Bookfiend’s Kingdom. BFKbooks features book reviews, exclusive interviews with authors, and the opportunity to buy books. Vicky asked me all about my Danny the Dragon children’s book series, my background, and my passion for raising awareness for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. […]

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Celiac Nurse Publishes Gluten Toxicity eBook

Celiac Nurse Publishes Gluten Toxicity eBook

The celiac community has seen a surge of helpful resources in the form of eBooks, including Gluten Toxicity: The Mysterious Symptoms of Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetaformis, and Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance by Shelly Stuart, R.N., B.Sc.N. The book contains 248 pages and 30 chapters of clearly laid-out answers and advice for those with celiac disease, DH […]

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH): What Is It?

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH): What Is It?

Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), also known as the “gluten rash,” is “a blistering, intensely itchy skin rash.” Usually symmetrical in shape, it’s most commonly located on the elbows, scalp, knees, buttocks, and upper back. According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD), people can experience the rash on other parts of the body and severity […]

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis Treatment Explained

Dermatitis Herpetiformis Treatment Explained

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (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. People can experience the rash on other parts of the body, and severity of symptoms can vary. Just as with celiac disease, the prescribed treatment is the […]

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Celiac Symptoms in Children

Celiac Symptoms in Children

The symptoms of celiac disease cover a wide range and are variable from person to person, but according to the Canadian Celiac Association, there are some symptoms that seem to be particularly common among celiac children. These are: vomiting, irritability, behavioral changes, delayed growth or puberty, short stature, and dental enamel abnormalities. According to Celiacs, […]

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Associated Celiac Conditions

Associated Celiac Conditions

Celaic disease, which has a wide variety of symptoms in itself, often is attended by other health conditions. According to the Canadian Celiac Association, for this reason, it’s recommended that people with celiac disease symptoms or a family history of celiac disease get tested for the following associated conditions: -Osteoporosis -Type 1 diabetes mellitus -Other […]

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My Article on U.S. Gluten-Free Food Labeling to Appear in Journal of Gluten Sensitivity

My Article on U.S. Gluten-Free Food Labeling to Appear in Journal of Gluten Sensitivity

You can order a copy of the Winter print edition of the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity to read my article, “U.S. Has Yet to Define ‘Gluten-Free’ for Food Labels,” in which I take up the critical subject of the FDA’s gluten-free labeling regulations. The Journal of Gluten Sensitivity is a print and online quarterly newsletter […]

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Gluten-Free Pizza for Your Celiac Child

Gluten-Free Pizza for Your Celiac Child

     One of the essentials every parent needs to know is how to provide your celiac child with delicious gluten-free pizza.      There are many ways to enjoy gluten-free pizza. You can buy it pre-made, make it from scratch at home, or order it in a restaurant. You can find recipes for pizza dough and […]

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Stop Your Celiac Child from “Cheating” on His Gluten-Free Diet

Stop Your Celiac Child from “Cheating” on His Gluten-Free Diet

    Studies have shown that one of the main reasons why some celiac patients can’t stay gluten-free is that they don’t have a support group to encourage and help them. Being a part of support group can provide emotional and practical advantages to help you and your child succeed in the gluten-free lifestyle. This especially […]

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Gluten-Free Bread Companies—An Overview

Gluten-Free Bread Companies—An Overview

There is certainly no lack of options when it comes to gluten-free breads. Gluten-free for years, I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to try so many of them. The market is now full of gluten-free bread companies, offering breads, buns, rolls, and so much more, some of which are made to be nutrient-rich and […]

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Tips for Packing a Healthy Gluten-Free Lunch Box

Tips for Packing a Healthy Gluten-Free Lunch Box

There are lots of ways to pack a healthy gluten-free school lunch. First of all, it’s important to include your child in the planning the week’s lunches ahead of time. Let him pick out a fun lunchbox with a thermos and ice pack to protect foods at safe temperatures. Using a thermos and icepacks help […]

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