Diabetes and Celiac Disease

A brief overview of the relationship between Diabetes and Celiac Disease. From GIG.net: What is Celiac Disease? A malabsorption disease caused by eating gluten – a protein found in foods made with wheat, rye and barley. Causes damage to the small intestine. Can cause food and medications to be absorbed poorly. This can lead to Read more…

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Reading Your Labels – Clarified

These days, health food stores and supermarkets are offering gluten-free foods such as pasta, cereals, breads and cookies.  Also, most of your chicken, beef, turkey, fresh produce, beans and rice, etc. are available too. It is extremely important to read labels when shopping. As of January, 2010, if you read a label that says gluten-free, 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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And Now…My Life is an Unending Episode of Top Chef

So, my husband has decided to spend a few weeks as a vegetarian, to “Clean out his system & get back on track.”  Well, that’s fine, I’m fully supportive of anyone’s food choices & requirements (Lord knows I want people to respect mine.)  There’s just one issue here: my mental stability. I’m Gluten Free, as 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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