Celiac Disease

Top 3 gluten-free chapsticks for people with celiac disease

Feb 13 2017 - 4:51pm

If you are searching for gluten-free chapsticks that are safe for celiac disease, then you may want to try the three following brands.

Whether you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, you need to make sure that your makeup is gluten-free and safe. Gluten is a protein that is in many products including chapsticks.

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Tested Practical Tips on Losing Weight on a Gluten Free Diet

Feb 4 2017 - 11:04pm
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How can one achieve weight loss after going gluten free. In this story people from a Gluten Free Facebook group share gluten free weight loss success stories.

One member in this group this morning asked for tips to lose weight after going gluten free. Here are some success stories or tips from people who have lost weight while on a GF diet.

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Is maltodextrin gluten-free? Answers for celiac disease sufferers

Feb 2 2017 - 4:12pm

Are you struggling to figure out if maltodextrin is gluten-free and safe for those with celiac disease?

There is ongoing confusion among members of the gluten-free and celiac disease community about the safety of maltodextrin.

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Is corn starch gluten-free? Celiac disease diet answers

Jan 18 2017 - 10:18pm

If you are struggling to determine if corn starch is safe for celiac disease and gluten-free diets, then the following information can help.

Corn starch is a common ingredient in many food products, so it is difficult to avoid.

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Is mayonnaise gluten-free? Answers for celiac disease diets

Jan 6 2017 - 1:30pm

Are you wondering if mayonnaise is gluten-free and safe to eat on a celiac disease diet?

Whether you are struggling to make a sandwich without mayonnaise or need it for your famous potato salad recipe, it is important to know if mayo is gluten-free.

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Navigating the Holidays with a Suspected Gluten Intolerance: 14 Common Symptoms and 3 Things You Can Do

Dec 8 2016 - 10:07am
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In this story Dr Chad Larson is discussing tips for navigating the holiday season with a suspected gluten intolerance. The foods we eat during the holidays are often not the same (or as healthy) as what we eat the rest of the year and that can be tricky for those who either suffer from a gluten sensitivity or those who are not feeling well after partaking in holiday feasts and suspect they may be experiencing a reaction to gluten.

Written by Dr. Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS, Advisor and Consultant on Clinical Consulting Team for Cyrex Laboratories.

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How to Check Your Restaurant Meal for Gluten

Sep 1 2016 - 3:53am
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Is that dish at the restaurant really gluten-free? Here’s how you will be able to check your restaurant meals for the presence of gluten this fall.

Gluten sensitivity is a real problem for roughly 1 out every 10 people in the U.S. because the use of gluten is ubiquitous in the home and at restaurants when eating out.

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Gluten-free Diet: not always the answer and watch for definition on labels

May 16 2016 - 9:34am
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Traveling through the grocery store looks very different nowadays. It is hard to deny the observation of an increase in products labeled "gluten-free" in each aisle. Products have been developed and have made the gluten free industry a multi million dollar beast. Be careful with labels and look for these gluten free definition on food labeling.

Gluten sensitivities, intolerances, and wheat allergies are on the rise but the major reason is the rise of diagnosed celiac disease.

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Celiac disease risk rises in infants exposed to gluten

Nov 20 2015 - 6:11pm

A new study has found that the risk of celiac disease increases in infants who are fed gluten before the age of two. Researchers point out that the risk is tied to genetics. They believe they may have found one of the key reasons why some children with a genetic predisposition for celiac disease develop the condition. It appears that the amount of gluten that an infant eats can have a large impact on the development of the disease.

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Cheerios lawsuit involving General Mills focuses on serious recall

Nov 5 2015 - 10:38pm

Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against General Mills because of the recent recall of gluten-free Cheerios. The company recalled 1.8 million boxes of the cereal because they contained gluten. Both regular Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios were affected by the recall. Now, two consumers are suing General Mills and claim the company is practicing false advertising.

Keri Van Lengen and Deborah Nava are the two consumers who have filed the class action lawsuit.

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Herr's potato chip recall creates dangerous gluten-free confusion for celiac disease

Oct 29 2015 - 6:58pm

If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, then you may have been excited to notice another gluten-free item on the grocery store shelves. However, if that item was Herr's Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips, you will want to pay attention to the latest recall. Herr Foods Inc. is recalling specific lots of some of its Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips because they are mislabeled as gluten-free. These chips actually contain wheat and should not be consumed by people who are sensitive to wheat or allergic to it.

Herr Foods Inc. shares that the front of the package on some Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips has the label gluten free.

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Panera reveals gluten-free bread plans for celiac disease customers

Oct 20 2015 - 9:00pm
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Panera has revealed it is working on creating new gluten-free bread that will be available next year. It plans to start with rosemary focaccia rolls in Detroit and expand the products to other restaurants. By the middle of next year, Panera hopes the rosemary focaccia rolls will be available across the nation.

Panera shares that it is trying to create gluten-free bread that actually tastes good.

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Disney reveals new gluten-free snacks: Celiac disease safety questions

Oct 19 2015 - 7:13pm
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Disney has created a new line of gluten-free and allergen-free snacks for its visitors. The new Snacks with Character line has a variety of treats that are designed to be gluten-free, nut-free and free from other allergens. The snacks will be offered at Disney theme parks and cruises, and visitors have already started to see the prepackaged items on shelves. If you are wondering if they are safe for visitors with celiac disease, then you may want to consider the official information from Disney.

Disney is offering 11 new products in the Snacks with Character line that range from bars to trail mixes.

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Celiac disease in college: How to get gluten-free food delivery

Oct 16 2015 - 9:45pm
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College students who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities face unique challenges. It is not easy to find gluten-free food that can be delivered to their dorms or apartments. However, several online companies have simplified the process and have created more options for college students who crave a gluten-free pizza they can eat without fear.

If you are a college student who is tired of your school’s meal plans, then you may want to consider food delivery services.

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Gluten-free seaweed chips dangerous for celiac disease patients

Oct 15 2015 - 10:13pm
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If you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies, then you may want to pay attention to the latest recall. New Frontier Foods, Inc. is recalling Ocean's Halo Gluten Free Seaweed Chips because they have wheat, but the labels do not state this. After testing, the company discovered that the seaweed chips have gluten levels that are higher than the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended limits for gluten-free foods.

New Frontier Foods does not recommend that consumers with celiac disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies eat the recalled products.

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Surprising link between celiac disease and gut bacteria discovered

Oct 9 2015 - 10:23pm

Researchers continue to study the link between celiac disease and gut bacteria. Dr. Elena Verdu, who is part of the McMaster’s Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, is studying the role of gut bacteria. Although some bacteria can be beneficial, she has discovered that others may be associated with celiac disease and may be responsible for the growing number of people who are diagnosed with this disorder.

Celiac disease may have a hereditary feature, but researchers have argued that genetics are not enough to explain why some people develop the condition.

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Celiac disease alert: General Mills recalls gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios

Oct 8 2015 - 9:22pm
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General Mills has recalled gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios because wheat was included in the packages but not listed in the ingredients. The company recommends that consumers with celiac disease, wheat allergies and gluten sensitivities avoid the recalled cereal. General Mills states that one facility, located in California, was affected by wheat contamination. The company has recalled 1.8 million boxes of its cereal.

The Lodi facility in California had wheat contamination that affected the oats used in certain lots of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios.

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Olympic star shares celiac disease diagnosis and gluten-free diet secrets

Sep 23 2015 - 6:05pm

It is estimated that 0.5 to 1 percent of the global population has celiac disease. However, diagnosis can take years, and symptoms may not appear immediately. Eve Muirhead recently shared her experience with celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. The Olympic star has a bronze medal in curling, but she believes the disease has affected her athletic abilities over the years.

Eve Muirhead shares that she was diagnosed with celiac disease after several months of being sick and searching for answers.

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Celiac disease concerns about gluten absorption through skin

Sep 21 2015 - 6:46pm

One of the common concerns among patients diagnosed with celiac disease is cross contamination with gluten. It is not enough to eliminate gluten from your diet because your lifestyle choices also have to change. Gluten can lurk in a variety of products including skin care items. Dr. Michael F. Picco recently addressed concerns about gluten absorption through the skin.

Dr. Michael F. Picco shared that gluten is a large protein molecule that cannot be absorbed through the skin.

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Gluten-free, dairy-free mayo involved in FDA controversy: Celiac disease concerns

Sep 5 2015 - 6:36pm

Hampton Creek Foods is currently involved in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controversy and has also revealed it has been under attack from the American Egg Board (AEB). The company makes Just Mayo and Just Mayo Sriracha, which are both gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free and non-GMO, and the FDA claims they are being misbranded as mayonnaise because there are no eggs. This has led to concerns about the products disappearing among the celiac disease and gluten sensitivity community.

William A. Correll, Jr., who is the director of the Office of Compliance Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, wrote a letter to the CEO of Hampton Creek Foods about the FDA’s concerns.

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Gluten-free chocolate chips recalled by Enjoy Life Foods: Celiac disease alert

Sep 4 2015 - 11:15pm
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Enjoy Life Foods is recalling its Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips because of undeclared allergens. The company has confirmed that some bags of the gluten-free chocolate mini chips have undeclared dried fruits, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. If you are allergic to these ingredients, then the company recommends that you throw away the bag and ask for a refund.

The recalled Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips are sold in bags of 10 ounces. The affected UPC code is 853522 000306, and the affected best buy date is Jun 18 2016.

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General Mills discontinues Gluten Free Chex Oatmeal: Celiac disease update

Aug 29 2015 - 4:51pm

General Mills is discontinuing the Gluten Free Chex Oatmeal, and it is expected to completely disappear from store shelves within the next two months. The company has announced it will make final shipments of the gluten-free oatmeal in October. A spokesperson for General Mills confirmed that the product has been discontinued and shared that low sales were responsible for the decision.

The Gluten Free Chex Oatmeal from General Mills made its official debut last year. It was available in original, apple cinnamon and maple brown sugar flavors.

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Celiac disease increases risk of eosinophilic esophagitis

Aug 21 2015 - 9:12pm

A new study reveals that celiac disease increases the risk of inflammation of the esophagus and eosinophilic esophagitis. Prior research has produced contradictory results, so researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine addressed the issue with a new study. Patients who have celiac disease may want to consult with their doctors about getting esophageal biopsies.

The link between celiac disease and eosinophilic esophagitis has been studied in the past.

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Celiac disease in diabetes advice from a nutritionist

Aug 14 2015 - 6:56pm

It is estimated that one out of every 20 patients who has type 1 diabetes also has celiac disease. It is common for patients to have multiple autoimmune disorders at the same time, and type 1 diabetes is considered to be an autoimmune disorder. Nutritionist Marilyn McCall recently answered questions about celiac disease and diabetes at the American Association of Diabetes Educators meeting.

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) annual meeting provided the perfect setting for a discussion about celiac disease and diabetes.

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Best gluten-free and celiac disease accommodating colleges

Aug 7 2015 - 10:02pm
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Students who have special dietary requirements often struggle to find accommodations in college. If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, then it is crucial to find a school that understands and accommodates the gluten-free diet. Udi’s has compiled a new list of colleges that offer gluten-free choices and dining services.

Udi’s has started its own tradition of creating an annual list of gluten-free accommodating colleges across the country.

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Update on gluten-free lawsuit against P.F. Chang's: Celiac disease concerns

Jul 28 2015 - 6:37pm

The class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's may have reached its end. A judge has decided to tentatively dismiss the case, and a case management conference is scheduled for next month. Anna Marie Phillips began the class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's because she felt it was unfair that the gluten-free menu was more expensive than the regular menu.

Anna Marie Phillips claims that P.F.

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Michael Douglas reveals his gluten-free diet: Celiac disease unconfirmed

Jul 17 2015 - 6:09pm

Michael Douglas is the latest celebrity to reveal that he is on a gluten-free diet. However, the 70-year-old actor has not confirmed if he actually has celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. Douglas has dramatically changed his lifestyle after being diagnosed with throat cancer and has cut out alcohol, gluten and cigarettes.

Douglas states that he recommends the gluten-free diet and believes it is helping him.

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Gluten-free Bell & Evans chicken nuggets recalled: Celiac disease alert

Jul 16 2015 - 6:46pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed that Bell & Evans gluten-free chicken nuggets are being recalled for Staphylococcal enterotoxin. After a positive test result for the bacteria, the company started the recall that affects 20,232 pounds of chicken nuggets. This is the second time in less than 12 months that the Bell & Evans brand of chicken nuggets has been recalled.

Murry’s, Inc. is recalling 20,232 pounds of Bell & Evans gluten free breaded chicken breast nuggets.

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Children with celiac disease risk non-response to hepatitis B vaccine

Jul 15 2015 - 7:25pm

Researchers have found that children who have celiac disease are at a higher risk of not responding to the hepatitis B vaccine. Presentations at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) revealed that children may have an impaired vaccine response that does not protect them from the disease.

A study presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases focused on the hepatitis B vaccine in children with celiac disease.

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