Making a Diagnosis of Celiac Disease Can Be Tricky

New testing protocols are helping clinicians with the challenging diagnosis of celiac disease, according to Dr. Ivor D. Hill, a professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.While the only treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet, Dr. Hill said, the diet is expensive and imposes social costs, so it should not be Read more…

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Living Without's Gluten Free Quick Start Guide

Thanks to Living Without Magazine for this terrific guide! Here is a simple overview of the gluten-free (GF) diet. Not all areas of the diet are as clear-cut as portrayed by this guide. This is intended to be used as a safe and temporary survival tool until additional information can be obtained. Understanding these dietary requirements Read more…

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Gluten-free party etiquette

It is Christmas/Holiday party time, which is normally a fun time, but really makes me a little panicky. By following just a couple of guidelines you can enjoy yourself and eat a safe meal whether you are attending a catered event, or a meal in a restaurant. Just this weekend I attended a function at Read more…

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Big Steps Made in Gluten Free Breads

Check out this article on using processed corn to make gluten free bread more like gluten-bread. From Foodnavigator-usa.com: Developing palatable gluten-free breads has been a major challenge for bakers because gluten – the protein found in wheat, rye, barley and spelt – plays a crucial role in giving bread its chewy, elastic texture. Meanwhile, demand for Read more…

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Food Review: Heaven Mills Gluten-Free Bakery

Alta Schlesinger had a dream after some of her family members were diagnosed with celiac disease. Already with a propensity toward good cooking, she quickly turned a diagnosis into a fun challenge. Alta took many kosher traditional family dishes and turned them into gluten-free ones. Neighbors soon were asking for recipes and to purchase meals or Read more…

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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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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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