Book Review: "Mommy, What is Celiac Disease?"

It’s not every day that you find a resource book that both parents and children can read for valuable information about celiac disease. Katie Chalmers has achieved this with her unique picture book, Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? After a child’s celiac diagnosis is made, there comes the inevitable talk when Mommy, Daddy, or both must explain Read more…

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Study Shows Potential Reactions in Celiacs to Some Oat Varieties

This recent study (from BMJ Journal’s GUT)notes that different strains of oats have a different potential to produce a reaction in people with celiac disease. This may explain why some people with celiac disease react to oats and others don’t, even if the oats are not contaminated and considered gluten free. From GUT: An International Journal Read more…

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Product Review: Mr. Krispers Baked Rice Krisps

One of my favorite snacks is Mr. Krispers Baked Rice Krisps. These little, flat, oval chips currently come in four flavors, Sour Cream & Onion, Nacho, Sea Salt & Pepper, and Barbeque. They are very light. In fact, 35 chips have only 120 calories—perfect for anyone watching their calories. The chips are made with brown Read more…

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Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and is responsible for the springiness and stretchiness of bread. Allergies and intolerances to gluten have been the subject of intensive research over the past decade. Much of this research has focused on celiac disease, which is a special form of gluten intolerance. It is Read more…

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Pharmacies and Gluten in Medication

Gluten is used in many medications as an excipient, so it is important for people with celiac disease to check with the manufacturer to be sure that each medication they take is gluten-free. Some patients may ask for their pharmacist’s help in reading the list of ingredients or contacting the manufacturer directly. It’s also important for pharmacists Read more…

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Barcelona-Style Hot Chocolate

This Barcelona-Style Gluten Free Hot Chocolate Recipe on G-Free Foodie is sure to make the season bright! Try it dairy free too: with soy, coconut or almond milk.

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Celiac Disease Research Needs Support

Why is it that you and your doctors probably haven’t heard about celiac disease? Although the amount of research on celiac disease is growing, it depends entirely on the generosity of benefactors for its funding. Without these charitable donations, there would be no way to continue this research and the efforts to raise awareness. Out of the Read more…

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