Gluten Senstivity – Who Should Be Tested?

There is a great degree of confusion regarding individuals who should be screened for gluten sensitivity/intolerance. Because research has shown that as many as 40% of all Americans may be gluten sensitive, and that 1 in 100 have a severe form of this sensitivity causing the the autoimmune intestinal disease, celiac sprue, a case can Read more…

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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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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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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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Top 10 Words of Advice for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus

I’ve been on the gluten-free diet for more than 13 years it has been quite interesting to watch as the scenery changes.  There is more awareness about the gluten-free diet, so it would follow that more companies are making gluten-free products.  It also follows that more restaurants are offering gluten-free menus/menu options.  But here is 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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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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