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 researching the disease Read more…

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What is a Food Allergy?

Food allergies may be one of the most prevalent health problems in our country and are certainly the biggest problem that I see in my clinic. But if you’re like most of my patients, you’re probably thinking, “Not me, I don’t have a food allergy.” Most people think they have a pretty good idea about Read more…

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More About Food Allergies: IgE and IgG & IBS

The immune system functions like a sentinel standing guard against foreign invaders. In the case of an allergy, the invaders are called allergens. The primary weapon that it uses against invaders is the production of antibodies. The antibodies cause reactions that result in the offending allergens being removed from the body. In many people, foods Read more…

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Well, We're Gaining G-Free Momentum – But Is It Good?

Chelsea Clinton’s Gluten Free Wedding Cake made media headlines, and they’re doing G-Free challenges on Top Chef Masters, so more + more folks are getting the Gluten Free message.  My question – are they getting the right one?  I’m excited that the G-Free lifestyle is getting some attention, but I have to wonder: Is this Read more…

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Celebrities with Celiac…are the numbers growing?

Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet have become trendy topics lately and there are a growing number of celebrities who have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  It seems only logical to compile a list of these celebrities and add to it as more are vocal about their diagnosis.  Celebrities who are gluten intolerant (Drew Brees, Read more…

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Don’t Wait to Get Tested for Gluten Issues

If you suspect that you may have celiac disease or an intolerance to gluten, it’s important to take action now. Studies show that the longer the length of time before a celiac diagnosis, the greater the chance of developing serious health risks. Untreated celiac disease can actually be life-threatening. Celiac people are more likely to Read more…

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Easy G-Free Fix…Eat Ethnic!

When my son was first diagnosed with celiac disease a few months ago, I kept trying to find decent replacements for many of his favorite foods.  We tried multiple brands of tapioca hamburger buns with moderate success.  We suffered through more than a few not-so-tasty gluten free pastas, made of rice, corn, quinoa, and millet.  Read more…

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Managing Cholesterol Levels

If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, you probably know all about the painful and uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms and are glad to be rid of them with a gluten-free diet. However, staying away from gluten doesn’t mean that your health and well-being are guaranteed, although fortunately you have taken a major step in Read more…

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B Vitamin Supplements Recommended for Celiac Patients

One of the major health concerns regarding a gluten-free diet is increased homocysteine levels.  Recently, a recent study found that by taking B vitamin supplements, celiac patients can reduce this risk.What exactly is homocysteine? Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood. Studies have shown that too much homocysteine in the blood is related to Read more…

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Understanding the Link between Osteoporosis and Celiac Disease

Medical researchers have noted for quite some time that osteoporosis and celiac disease commonly appear together. If you have either condition, it’s important to understand this link and to know what symptoms to look for. Being informed on this subject can have priceless health benefits.Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to be less Read more…

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