Treating Autism with Bentonite Clay

Treating Autism with Bentonite Clay

As a children’s author, researcher, and humanitarian, I have been growing increasingly alarmed at the growing number of autism diagnosis. Whereas in the 1980s, a study shows that 4 in every 10,000 children exhibited signs of autism, a study conducted recently by Cambridge University’s Autism Research Center showed that approximately 1 in 60 children have […]

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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 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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Vitamin D Receptors and the Gut

Vitamin D Receptors and the Gut

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York have been exploring the workings of gut flora and how they help keep “bad” bacteria in check. According to the study’s leading researcher, Jun Sun, “Our work suggests one possible mechanism, by working through the vitamin D receptor — a molecule that binds with […]

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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 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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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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To Be Celiac or to Become Celiac?

To Be Celiac or to Become Celiac?

This topic seems to be really complicated, and each body is unique. Lisa is part of a listserv for celiacs and asked this question, are you already celiac or do your become celiac. She wanted the general opinions of people writing in and compiled this and has allowed me to share it with you all. […]

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How is Sjögren’s Syndrome Diagnosed?

How is Sjögren’s Syndrome Diagnosed?

There are several ways to test for Sjögren’s which I have added below, even though I have an Article on this very topic posted at the Gluten Free Help website. I personally had the eye test done (brings back memories) and then the blood test done. I have an account with a lab and can […]

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Going Blind! by Sandi Star, CCN

Going Blind! by Sandi Star, CCN

  I remember using a ton of eye drops and never getting any relief. I was finding pieces of Sclera (the white, dense, fibrous outer coating of the eyeball) inside the lids and I was getting scarring. I was working full time and going to school at night; looking at a computer screen all day and books […]

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Betty Lou’s Review

Betty Lou’s Review

Betty Lou Carrier was an innovative lady in the seventies. After reading Sugar Blues and taking to heart the book’s preaching that “sugar causes disease,” Betty’s life took a turn. Betty Lou’s Inc. now has a 93,000 square -foot facility and 80 full-time staff, and Betty Lou works side by side with her two sons, […]

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Aunt Becky’s Fast and Yummy Gluten-Free Wheat-Free Recipes and Childhood Stories From the Little Farm In the Ozarks, by Becky Pierson

Aunt Becky’s Fast and Yummy Gluten-Free Wheat-Free Recipes and Childhood Stories From the Little Farm In the Ozarks, by Becky Pierson

    Becky lived a life of stomach troubles and headaches starting as a little child. Back in the 60s and 70s, the limited tests conducted on her never revealed what was happening inside her body. It wasn’t until many years later that Becky finally discovered what was causing the turmoil–gluten. With gluten out of […]

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Gluten Intolerant, Gluten Sensitive & Celiac- Explained by Ron Hoggan, Ed. D.

Gluten Intolerant, Gluten Sensitive & Celiac- Explained by Ron Hoggan, Ed. D.

The phrase “gluten intolerant” is a rather nebulous term which is why I try to avoid using it. I prefer to use ‘gluten sensitivity’. The sub-groups of gluten sensitivity are: gluten sensitive enteropathy (otherwise known as celiac disease); non-celiac gluten sensitivity; neuropathic gluten sensitivity, etc. Gluten sensitivity is the term recommended by the world renowned […]

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Delicious! The Very Best of Gluten Free & Wheat Free Cooking, A Home Style Recipe Collection for Celiacs & Wheat Sensitive Folks by Diane B. Jacobs

Delicious! The Very Best of Gluten Free & Wheat Free Cooking, A Home Style Recipe Collection for Celiacs & Wheat Sensitive Folks by Diane B. Jacobs

  Author Diane Jacobs has created a unique cookbook for celiacs and gluten-sensitive individuals. What makes this particular cookbook so extraordinary is Diane’s down-home country style and fresh ingredients, as if they just came from your garden or farm. The recipes are truly unlike any other in this consistently one-of-a-kind gluten-free recipe book. We tried […]

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Starbucks Adds Gluten- Frappuccinos

Starbucks Adds Gluten- Frappuccinos

I loved knowing that Starbucks was going to carry gluten-free treats for those on a gluten-free diet, gluten intolerant or who have celiac disease. I am celiac. I also love how they will accommodate you by allowing you to read ingredients as well as substitute soy milk for milk in case you are dairy, lactose […]

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New Release: Gluten Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook

New Release: Gluten Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook

Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook: A Seasonal, Vegetarian Cookbook Author Leslie Cerier Friend Leslie Cerier has just published another fabulous cookbook, proudly released by Harbinger, Inc. to the world at large, for which I had the fabulous opportunity to do a gluten-free review and write a testimony on. As many people discover intolerance or […]

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