Read Gluten Toxicity eBook by Celiac Nurse

Read Gluten Toxicity eBook by Celiac Nurse

With the advent of the latest medium, the eBook, the celiac community has been able to stay informed more conveniently than ever about their disease and gluten-free living. A handful of eBooks have caught my attention, some of which I’ve mentioned on my Gluten Free Help Blog at GlutenFreeHelp.info, but one particular eBook stands out […]

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Celiac Disease Prevalence Is on the Rise

Celiac Disease Prevalence Is on the Rise

According to estimates, 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease (CD)—approximately 1% of the population, and only three percent of them have been correctly diagnosed. As startling as that sounds, according to a news article on Medscape Today, the incidence of CD has increased markedly over the last three decades, perhaps even as fourfold, and […]

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The CELIAC List: A Valuable Resource for the Gluten-Free Community

The CELIAC List: A Valuable Resource for the Gluten-Free Community

On the gluten-free diet, you’ve likely come across some of the challenges. Especially when you’re new to the diet, the amount of foods that are off-limits and the number of hidden sources of gluten can seem overwhelming.  For many, the gluten-free diet is more like a gluten-free lifestyle, requiring major changes in several arenas of […]

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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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Research Shows Hope for New Enzyme Therapy for Celiac Disease

Research Shows Hope for New Enzyme Therapy for Celiac Disease

Gluten, a protein component of grains and cereals, is a common food allergen that poses a serious health risk to millions of Americans. It’s estimated that one percent of the population has celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune reaction to gluten. The treatment for the disease is a simple and effective one—the gluten-free diet—but it can […]

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Happy Birthday Tina Turbin!

Happy Birthday Tina Turbin!

  Happy Birthday to my wonderful mother and partner Tina Turbin! I made some gluten-free, grain-free vanilla marshmallows with chocolate ganache for you! Recipe to follow soon.     Miranda Jade Turbin www.GlutenFreeHelp.info

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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’s with all these new pictures?

What’s with all these new pictures?

I am sure many of you noticed some new pictures up on the site. Usually I am the one taking pictures of all the delicious gluten-free products I come across. This time, I was the “gluten-free product”. I had the honor of having my picture taken by my dear friend Joshua Shultz. I’ve never enjoyed […]

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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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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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Gluten-Free and Your Aging Body wins Silver Medal!

Gluten-Free and Your Aging Body wins Silver Medal!

It’s always an honor to be recognized for your work.  I don’t think anyone could deny that statement and recognition from your peers is always a grand experience.  With Danny the Dragon receiving non-stop recognition since its release, I keep thinking it can’t get better.  A few months ago, I received confirmation that my eBook […]

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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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