Celiac Disease

Spouses of celiac disease patients at higher risk for autoimmune disease

Jul 3 2015 - 9:52pm

A new study has revealed a surprising finding for the spouses of celiac disease patients. Researchers have discovered that the spouses are at a higher risk of developing nonceliac autoimmune disease. Previous studies have focused on family members who are genetically related to the celiac disease patients, but the new research expands on this concept.

If your husband or wife has celiac disease, then you are at a higher risk of developing nonceliac autoimmune disease.

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Celiac disease diagnosis questions addressed by Mayo Clinic

Jun 23 2015 - 5:36pm

The diagnosis process for celiac disease can be a long and difficult journey for some patients. The Mayo Clinic recently addressed a common concern from patients who are trying to determine if they have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. The clinic highlighted some of the common steps taken to determine a diagnosis, and some of the issues that may arise.

In general, the diagnosis process begins with a blood test to determine if a person has celiac disease.

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Men with celiac disease more likely to cheat on gluten-free diet

Jun 19 2015 - 10:39pm

A new study found that men are more likely to cheat on their gluten-free diet despite being diagnosed with celiac disease. The research also reveals that celiac disease sufferers often feel stigmatized because of the condition. Cheating on the gluten-free diet has both short-term and long-term consequences that can lead to serious health issues.

The research, conducted by Newburn Bakehouse, found that 36 percent of U.K. men in the survey who were sensitive to gluten still cheated on the gluten-free diet.

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Celiac disease treatment options: Larazotide acetate shows promise

Jun 8 2015 - 6:50pm

A new study has found that larazotide acetate shows promise as a treatment option for celiac disease. The medication was able to reduce symptoms and pain for patients who were on a gluten-free diet. Researchers believe it can help patients who are on the strict diet and still experiencing celiac disease symptoms.

The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that a 0.5-mg dose of larazotide acetate was enough to reduce symptoms in patients.

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Celiac disease alert: Schneider's recalls All Beef Bologna for undeclared wheat and milk

Jun 2 2015 - 10:58pm

The Maple Leaf Foods company is recalling Schneider's All Beef Bologna because the packages are missing important ingredients. Wheat and milk are included in the product, but the label does not have this information. If you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivities or milk allergies, then you should not consume the product.

Only one type of product from the Schneider's brand is currently on the recall list.

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Celiac disease alert: SP Wholesale Meats recalls sausages for undeclared gluten

May 21 2015 - 12:08am
Celiac Disease and Wholesale meats

The SP Wholesale Meats company is recalling several varieties of its sausages because wheat is not included on the label. If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, the company recommends avoiding the recalled items. The problem has been traced to gluten-contaminated oregano from a separate spice company.

SP Wholesale Meats is recalling multiple packages of its pork and chicken sausages. They contain gluten, but it is not included on the label.

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Multiple Sclerosis and Celiac Disease

May 20 2015 - 3:22pm
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A recent study suggests there is an association between multiple sclerosis and celiac disease that involves nerve damage. Although on the surface the relationship between these two diseases may not be obvious, closer examination makes it clearer.

It’s well known that MS is associated with damage and destruction of the myelin, a protective sheath for the ner

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Celiac disease alert: Probiotics contaminated with gluten

May 13 2015 - 5:40pm

A new study presented at the Digestive Disease Week conference reveals that probiotics can be contaminated with gluten. This creates a serious risk for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate gluten labeling for prescription or over-the-counter medications, and supplements can contain the protein.

Researchers at the Digestive Disease Week conference found that probiotics can be contaminated with gluten, and the product labels do not indicate the protein is p

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Celiac Disease connected to nerve damage risk

May 11 2015 - 6:17pm

A new study examined the connection between celiac disease and nerve damage. Researchers discovered that patients with celiac disease had a higher risk of neuropathy. The Neuropathy Association previously shared that neurological disorders can affect celiac disease patients.

The study from researchers in New York included 28,000 patients who had celiac disease that was diagnosed with a biopsy.

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Celiac Disease Awareness Month focuses on family member education

May 4 2015 - 7:22pm
Celiac Disease awareness

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is focusing on family member education. If you have celiac disease, then you are probably aware of the difficulties in convincing other family members to get tested. However, the NFCA believes it is important to have the conversation and discuss the disorder.

Researchers believe celiac disease has a genetic link, so it is essential that family members be tested for the condition.

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Celiac disease alert: Gluten-free Jeni's ice cream recalled

Apr 27 2015 - 9:23pm

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all of its frozen products, and this includes the gluten-free versions. If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities and purchased the items, then you should throw them away or return them to the store. Jeni’s discovered Listeria monocytogenes in its ice cream and production kitchen.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is urging consumers not to eat any of its ice cream, yogurt or sorbet products.

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Gluten-free Better Batter needs help from celiac disease community

Apr 20 2015 - 4:58pm

Better Batter Gluten Free Flour was founded by Naomi Poe, and the company makes gluten-free, GMO-free and vegan products. However, Poe recently shared that the company is struggling, and she is reaching out to the celiac disease community for help. The expansion has left the company with bills, and vendors still need to be paid.

Better Batter Gluten Free Flour sells a variety of flour and mix products that include the chocolate cake mix, fudge brownie mix, pancake & biscuit mix and others.

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Celiac disease alert: Recall of Homestyle Meats sausages for undeclared wheat

Apr 16 2015 - 9:14pm
Celiac disease sausage recall

Homestyle Meats is recalling several types of its sausages because of undeclared wheat. The company shares that the label mistakenly did not include wheat as one of the ingredients. If you have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten, you should not consume these products.

Homestyle Meats is recalling both fresh and frozen varieties of two sausages. The Farmers Sausage and the Garlic Sausage are not labeled correctly and are missing the wheat ingredient.

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Recall of gluten-free dips due to deadly Listeria risk

Apr 6 2015 - 10:55pm

La Terra Fina is recalling several of its gluten-free dips and spreads because of the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The spinach used to make these products may be unsafe. Consumers who have the recalled products should throw them away or return them for a refund.

La Terra Fina is recalling the Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip made with Greek Yogurt along with two sizes of the Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip and one size of the Organic Thick

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Gluten-free recall of Amy’s Kitchen due to deadly Listeria threat

Mar 24 2015 - 9:45pm
Garden Vegetable Lasagna Recall

Amy’s Kitchen is recalling several varieties of its gluten-free products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company is also recalling multiple products that contain gluten. If you have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten and have purchased the gluten-free versions, Amy’s Kitchen recommends throwing away the recalled items or returning them to the store.

Amy’s Kitchen believes 74,000 cases of its products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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FDA sued for allowing gluten in medications: Celiac disease warning

Mar 17 2015 - 7:52pm
Gluten in medications

Michael Weber is tired of risking his health each time he takes an over-the-counter medication that is not properly labeled. He is suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and demanding that either gluten be removed from medications or be correctly labeled. Weber, who has celiac disease, believes the FDA needs to address this issue immediately.

Michael Weber has filed a lawsuit against the FDA in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Gluten-free tips from a chef with celiac disease

Mar 16 2015 - 11:37pm

Chef Thomas Costello’s changed the entire menu at his restaurant after learning he has celiac disease. He has discovered several tips during his own journey with the disorder, and the chef recently shared cooking and baking advice to help others who are on the gluten-free diet. From the power of xanthum gum to his favorite gluten-free flour, Costello is letting others in on his secrets.

Thomas Costello switched to a gluten-free diet after being diagnosed with celiac disease, but his transformation did not stop at his own kitchen.

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Gluten-free food safe for celiac disease showcased at Natural Product Expo

Mar 11 2015 - 10:47pm

The Natural Product Expo showcased new gluten-free products from a variety of companies at the Anaheim Convention Center. The annual event also featured organic, vegan and non-GMO products. More than 2,700 exhibits filled the convention center and offered visitors the chance to see the latest food innovations.

The Natural Product Expo focused on organic, gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO food and beverages. However, the event also included beauty and health products.

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Celiac disease warning about contaminated endoscopy scopes

Mar 9 2015 - 10:06pm

Doctors often recommend endoscopies for patients who may have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. However, a recent superbug scare has made some patients hesitate to have the procedure. Staff used contaminated endoscopes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and exposed 179 patients to deadly carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).

Although the scopes used at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were sterilized, deadly bacteria still became trapped in the devices and infected patients.

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Celiac disease travel advice for gluten-free food in Munich

Mar 6 2015 - 9:37pm

If you are traveling to Munich and have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, then you should be aware of some of the safe locations to eat. Visiting the city during Oktoberfest is a challenge for people who require a gluten-free diet, but it is still possible to enjoy the festivities and eat a delicious variety of foods. Tourists who plan to visit Munich during other times of the year can also find gluten-free options.

You can find gluten-free beer and food in Munich by searching in the right locations.

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Burgers recalled for gluten contamination: Celiac disease warning

Mar 5 2015 - 5:00pm

Campos Foods is recalling its H-E-B beef burgers because they contain wheat, but it is not listed on the packages. The recall affects several varieties of the H-E-B beef burgers, and consumers who are allergic to wheat, have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities are being encouraged to dispose of the product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed the recall and labeled it a Class II.

Campos Foods is recalling two types of packages containing H-E-B fully cooked thick n’ tasty cheese burgers. The 15-ounce and 30-ounce bags, which contain 3.75-ounce beef burgers, are mislabeled.

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Mark Teixeira calls gluten-free diet meant for celiac disease ‘no fun’

Feb 27 2015 - 10:14pm

Baseball player Mark Teixeira has switched to a gluten-free diet originally created to fight celiac disease, and he is already calling it “no fun.” The New York Yankees star claims that he changed his diet to avoid injuries and improve his health. He hired a new trainer and eliminated all the gluten from his diet, but he also decided to cut sugar and dairy.

Mark Teixeira states he plans to be on the gluten-free diet for the rest of his career.

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Gluten-free juicing essentials for celiac disease sufferers

Feb 24 2015 - 8:34pm

How would you like to start your morning with a delicious gluten-free cilantro and cucumber juice? Juicing has become a popular option for people searching for a way to cleanse their body and lose weight. However, it also has benefits for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities.

Juicing can provide critical nutrients that are essential for staying healthy if you have celiac disease and gluten sensitivities.

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Hockey star shares gluten-free secrets for celiac disease

Feb 20 2015 - 7:35pm
Gluten-free shake drink

Jay Beagle, who plays for the Washington Capitals, is sharing some of his gluten-free secrets. The hockey star has been on a gluten-free diet for several years and encourages other players in the National Hockey League to join him. Beagle has created a special recovery drink without gluten that helps him and others after a game.

Jay Beagle turned to the gluten-free diet because a trainer recommended the change.

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Gluten-free meal delivery services for celiac disease

Feb 19 2015 - 9:42pm

Meal delivery services offer a convenient way to serve breakfast, lunch or dinner at home while you are busy. Today, more companies are offering gluten-free meal options that people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities can enjoy. They offer plans that can fit the lifestyles of single people or large families and promise each meal is nutritious and easy to make.

Meal delivery services let you choose the combination of meals that fit your needs, and it is important to select the gluten-free versions from the menus.

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Kellogg's reveals gluten-free Eggo waffles

Feb 18 2015 - 10:19pm

Kellogg’s has revealed its gluten-free Eggo waffles and has plans to keep two flavors for now. The original and cinnamon waffles are being sold in stores around the country. Consumers who have celiac disease or sensitivities to gluten have a new option for breakfast.

The Kellogg’s Eggo gluten-free waffles are being sold in packages of eight. The company promises they are still crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, but they simply do not have gluten.

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Nathan's Famous releases gluten-free hot dogs with a twist

Feb 17 2015 - 8:09pm

Nathan’s Famous is releasing new gluten-free beef franks with a healthier twist. The 50% reduced fat beef franks do not contain gluten and feature new packaging from the company. Nathan’s Famous also promises no artificial flavors or colors are used in its hot dogs.

The new Nathan’s Famous 50% reduced fat beef franks are made with lean beef, but the recipe still includes the company’s seasonings. They are bun-length and sold in packages of 10.5 ounces.

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Celiac Disease Foundation responds to gluten-free P.F. Chang’s lawsuit

Feb 14 2015 - 8:05pm

The Celiac Disease Foundation issued a response to the lawsuit about the gluten-free menu at P.F. Chang’s restaurant. Anna Marie Phillips started a class action lawsuit against the chain because the gluten-free menu is more expensive than the regular menu. The foundation views the issue from another point of view.

Anna Marie Phillips is suing P.F. Chang’s restaurant and claiming it is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by charging people with celiac disease more for the gluten-free menu.

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Celiac disease study focuses on unexplained iron deficiency

Feb 13 2015 - 8:57pm

A new study from Providence Medical Research Center will investigate celiac disease and unexplained iron deficiency. The researchers plan to open a clinical trial that will be recruiting participants soon. They will be collaborating with the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital in Washington.

Researchers want to examine if celiac disease is responsible for unexplained iron deficiency in some patients.

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Gluten-free restaurants in Dublin: Safe for celiac disease

Feb 9 2015 - 7:09pm

Dublin offers many gluten-free restaurant options, and you will find servers knowledgeable about celiac disease and diet restrictions. From bagels to pizza, this city in Ireland provides enough choices without gluten, so you do not feel left out as you travel.

If you are on a trip in this country, you will find a variety of gluten-free menus and products.

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