Dietitian Has "Pulse" on Gluten-Free Nutrition

Dietitian, author and speaker Shelley Case, BSc, RD, recently spoke on “The Importance of Pulses in Gluten-Free Foods” during a webinar for Pulse Canada. She shared the recording and related handouts with NFCA, and we’re passing them along to you. Pulses are beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas – foods high in fiber and protein, but Read more…

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New Insights into Celiac Disease and GI Cancer Risks

A large scale study has revealed surprising new evidence about the link between celiac disease and gastrointestinal cancers. According to the research, individuals with celiac disease – whether they had villous atrophy, inflammation or were latent cases – had no increased risk of GI cancers after 1 year of follow-up. While this comes as a Read more…

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Free Webinar: The Gluten-Free Link: ADHD, Autism & Celiac Disease

Join NFCA as Marie-Nathalie, PhD, Training Director at Bay Area Family Therapy & Training Associates, returns to the NFCA webinar platform to offer parents and healthcare providers new insights on the link between behavioral disorders like ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and celiac disease in a lively 60-minute review of the current academic literature. Marie-Nathalie will: Read more…

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Allergic to Oat Bran

Question: I recently found out I am allergic to oat bran, but not oats. Do rolled oats or oat flour contain oat bran? How do I know which oat products to avoid? Help please! From, Sara Answer: Hi Sara. The anatomy of all grains, including oats, consists of three parts: the endosperm, germ and bran. Read more…

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NFCA Awarded FDA Grant to Study Gluten in Medications

Landmark study is important step in protecting celiac and gluten sensitive community. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) a $50,000 grant that will fund research in the area of gluten in medications. This landmark study will be the first scientific research conducted on this topic. The Read more…

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Dietitians Note: Think Before You Drink

Food labels aren’t the only things you should check for hidden gluten. When you’re checking ingredient labels at the grocery store, don’t forget the drink aisle. A recent article in Todays Diet & Nutrition noted the risk of hidden gluten in beverages, which are often assumed to be safe. The article, which included input from NFCA Read more…

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Ask the Dietitian: Which Gluten Free Labels Can I Trust?

Question: I’ve just read the Q&A about de-glutenized wheat, which prompted another question: I have sometimes gotten sick after eating products that say they have tested to < 20 ppm. Can I believe any gluten-free labels? From, Brooke Answer: Hi Brooke. The < 20 ppm threshold is supported by renowned researchers, including Dr. Alessio Fasano of the Read more…

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Link Between Cesarean Section and Celiac Disease Further Defined

Previous studies have suggested that children born through cesarean section face an increased risk of developing celiac disease, but the findings were “inconsistent,” according to a team of Swedish and American researchers. Now, the team has discovered that the positive association may be limited to elective C-sections. In a study of 11,749 children with biopsy-verified Read more…

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Pregnant and Worried About Gluten Free Nutrition

Question: I am pregnant and worried that my gluten-free diet might be causing issues for me. Are there any resources for pregnant celiacs to ensure all dietary needs are met? From, Meghan Answer: Hi Meghan. I’m glad to see you are paying attention to your gluten-free diet while pregnant. Yes, NFCA has great information about Read more…

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Ask the Dietitian: Should I Take Probiotics?

Question: If I have been following a gluten-free diet for more than 2 years and am not having any digestive symptoms, would I benefit from taking probiotics other than what is in yogurt? From, Ann Answer: Hi Ann. Great question. Nutrition science has shown probiotics to help improve GI symptoms, including constipation, diarrhea, gas and Read more…

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