Celiac Disease

Celiac disease safe recipes for World Nutella Day

Feb 5 2015 - 6:57pm

World Nutella Day was created to celebrate the delicious hazelnut spread on Feb. 5, but you can use the gluten-free recipes throughout the year. Nutella is gluten-free, and Ferrero states there is no risk of cross contamination during the manufacturing process. Although you can enjoy the spread straight from the jar with a big spoon, you may want to try these ideas.

According to Ferrero, Nutella is made with hazelnuts, skim milk and cocoa, so gluten is not an issue.

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Celiac disease medical future hinges on understanding gluten

Feb 4 2015 - 11:51pm

The future of celiac disease is not easy to predict, but doctors believe new research offers hope. Dr. Alessio Fasano remains optimistic about the possibility of learning more about the disorder and gluten. There are ongoing studies that may increase our understanding while offering new treatment options.

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Celiac disease linked to fertility problems

Feb 3 2015 - 10:34pm

A new study focuses on the connection between celiac disease and fertility problems in women. The disorder manifests itself through multiple symptoms, and researchers believe infertility may be one of the issues. Compared to the general population, women who suffer from celiac disease are at a higher risk of having fertility problems.

Researchers from India compared data from several studies to discover that women struggling with infertility had a 3.5 times higher chance of also having celiac disease.

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Gluten-free alcohol ban: Powdered alcohol controversy grows

Jan 31 2015 - 9:36pm

A gluten-free powdered alcohol product is being banned by multiple states before it has the chance to hit grocery shelves. Palcohol would give people with celiac disease another beverage option, but legislators are concerned children will gain access to it. Despite the controversy and smaller list of states that will allow sales, the company still plans to release its product.

Palcohol is powdered alcohol sold in packages of one ounce that only require water to be activated, and it is available in several flavors.

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Gluten-free croutons recalled for undeclared allergen

Jan 29 2015 - 9:10pm

Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC is recalling multiple lots of its parmesan croutons and classic croutons because they contain an undeclared allergen. The packages can contain peanut protein, but this is not included in the ingredient list. The brand is asking consumers who are allergic to peanuts to throw away their bags or return them to the store for a refund.

Aleias Gluten Free Parmesan Croutons and Aleias Gluten Free Classic Croutons are sold in packages of 8 ounces by many grocery stores and online retailers.

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Gluten-free Super Bowl recipe ideas safe for celiac disease

Jan 28 2015 - 6:37pm

If your Super Bowl party requires a gluten-free menu safe for celiac disease, there are many options. From chili to cornbread, the food you serve can be healthy and delicious. These ideas will help you put together a menu which leaves guests begging for more.

Chili is one of the traditional items seen at many Super Bowl parties, and it is not difficult to adjust recipes to make it gluten-free and healthier.

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Murder trial involves celiac disease and Munchausen by proxy

Jan 27 2015 - 8:15pm

Lacey Spears seemed like a concerned mother on social media who was sharing her son’s battle with multiple health problems. However, prosecutors claim she was secretly poisoning her child, lying about his health and sharing the deception on social networks. Her murder trial is uncovering disturbing information about her relationship with her son Garnett-Paul Spears.

Lacey Spears is facing charges of manslaughter and is accused of deliberately feeding her child a dangerous amount of salt.

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Celiac disease alert: Snap peas recalled for gluten

Jan 26 2015 - 10:12pm

Mann's Mediterranean Style Snap Pea Sensations are being recalled because the packages contain allergens which are not listed on the label. The bags of snap peas contain undeclared wheat, mustard, sesame and soy, but these ingredients are missing from the label. Consumers are encouraged to discard the items if they are allergic or sensitive to these ingredients.

Mann's Mediterranean Style Snap Pea Sensations are sold in pink and green bags. The front label indicates they are a complete kit and contain peas, seasoning, dressing and other ingredients.

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Celiac disease tripled in children in last 20 years

Jan 23 2015 - 9:07pm

A new study examined data from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) and found that celiac disease has tripled in U.K. children in the last 20 years. More than 2 million children were in the THIN system, and 1,247 had the disorder. The rate of diagnosis was higher for girls than boys, but there are other issues researchers noticed.

Researchers from the U.K. and Italy found that there was an increase in celiac disease among children in the U.K.

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Orthorexia linked to gluten-free diet and celiac disease

Jan 12 2015 - 8:17pm

There is a new disturbing trend that nutritionists are noticing among people who have celiac disease and those who simply follow a gluten-free diet by choice. Orthorexia nervosa is a disorder characterized by an obsessive need to eat healthy that leads to cutting out many foods. The obsession goes beyond a normal concern for staying healthy because it affects relationships, jobs and wellbeing.

Orthorexia is a fixation on eating healthy food that affects people’s lives in a negative way.

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Celiac disease patients benefit from restroom access bill

Jan 9 2015 - 9:53pm

Celiac disease is a complex disorder with patients often suffering from stomach pain, bloating, cramping, diarrhea and constipation. They are often forced to search for bathrooms if they are out in public, but more states are becoming aware of the issues people encounter with employee-only bathrooms. Restroom access bills force businesses to let people with celiac disease and other medical conditions use the facilities or face a fine.

It is a problem some people are not comfortable discussing, but many celiac disease sufferers are forced to urgently search for public bathrooms to avoid embarrassing accidents.

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Gluten-free food in Rome for celiac disease travelers

Jan 8 2015 - 8:13pm

The city known for its delicious pasta should not scare celiac disease travelers. There are many gluten-free options in Rome, so you will not be stuck eating cooked vegetables with rice while everyone else enjoys a hot pizza. Italy’s celiac disease association, the Associazione Italiana Celiachia, is a strong ally for people with the disorder, and sufferers even receive money from the government to buy gluten-free food because it is more expensive.

The gluten-free restaurant options in Rome vary enough to satisfy the pickiest eaters. Ristorante Il Tulipano offers a huge selection of items without gluten including spaghetti, pizza and pasta.

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Gluten-free bread maker from Panasonic revealed at CES

Jan 7 2015 - 9:11pm
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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) featured a new gluten-free bread maker from Panasonic that should make the life of people with celiac disease easier. Although it is often cheaper to make your own bread instead of buying the overpriced gluten-free store versions that crumble as soon as the bag opens, many people find it difficult to create delicious loaves at home. The SD-YR2500 model promises to make ugly, tasteless bread a distant memory.

Panasonic showed off its SD-YR2500 bread maker at CES in Las Vegas, but consumers have to wait for September to be able to purchase it.

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Gwyneth Paltrow makes hairstylist go gluten-free without celiac disease

Jan 5 2015 - 7:11pm

Gwyneth Paltrow has reignited the debates about celebrities promoting diets and creating fads. She recently helped her hairstylist, David Babaii, lose 135 pounds by encouraging him to change to a gluten-free diet despite the fact that he does not have celiac disease. Although Babaii is thrilled with the results, he admits it was not easy.

People with celiac disease must stick to a gluten-free diet for health reasons, but others who do not have this disorder are free to experiment with their food.

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Gluten-free ice cream cookie sandwiches recalled for Listeria

Dec 30 2014 - 7:01pm

Groove gluten-free ice cream cookie sandwiches are being recalled by Great Feeling Foods, LLC because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The ice cream has a custard base made by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream that could be contaminated. Consumers are encouraged to either throw away the products or return them to the stores for a refund.

Great Feeling Foods, LLC is recalling Groove gluten-free ice cream cookie sandwiches that were made between May 16, 2014 and December 20, 2014.

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Gluten-free snacks to bring for celiac disease travelers

Dec 29 2014 - 7:53pm

Traveling while you are on a gluten-free diet can be a challenge, so it is recommended that you bring snacks with you to fight those hunger pangs before you risk cross-contamination at a fast food place. If you suffer from celiac disease, then you may want to consider packing the following options with you. They do not require any preparation and are easy to store.

People with celiac disease are often forced to bring their own snacks while traveling because of limited gluten-free options during the trip.

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Dietitian offers gluten-free diet advice for celiac disease

Dec 27 2014 - 7:18pm

The popularity of the gluten-free diet among people who do not have celiac disease has led to it being labeled a fad by critics. Dietitian Christina Mariano tries to address some of the common concerns and questions about the diet while shedding light on its importance for people who have celiac disease. This is more than a popular diet trend that has been spreading around the country.

Christina Mariano, who works for the Tripler Army Medical Center, reminds people that i

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Celiac disease group accused of manipulating gluten-free standards

Dec 26 2014 - 9:13pm

A national celiac disease group in Australia has been accused of trying to manipulate gluten-free standards in order to please food manufacturers. Coeliac Australia, a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting people with the disorder, states that the current standard of 3 ppm of gluten is unrealistic and must be changed. However, some members of the celiac disease community believe the organization is working with food brands against them.

In Australia, gluten-free products must not contain more than 3 ppm or parts per million of gluten.

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Celiac disease vaccine would allow gluten consumption

Dec 22 2014 - 5:25pm

The ImmusanT company is working on a celiac disease vaccine that would allow patients to consume gluten again without creating damage. It has received $12 million in funding to continue its research on Nexvax2, and is currently working on Phase 2 of the study. The company believes it can help celiac disease sufferers by creating a safe immunotherapy.

Vatera Healthcare Partners has provided $12 million to ImmusanT, so the company can continue its study, and it is the second time Vatera has invested in its celiac disease research.

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Red Sox pitcher Wade Miley mocks gluten-free diet and celiac disease

Dec 19 2014 - 7:21pm

Wade Miley is addressing questions about his statements related to the gluten-free diet and celiac disease. The baseball player claims the Arizona Diamondbacks pressured him to be on the diet, but he refused, and his decision became a frequent source of issues. Miley does not have a medical condition that would require him to be on the diet, and he felt that eliminating gluten was not necessary.

Wade Miley has been traded to the Boston Red Sox, but the Arizona Diamondbacks claim his refusal to accept the gluten-free diet did not influence the decision.

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Celiac disease travel tips for New York

Dec 18 2014 - 6:52pm

The gluten-free diet does not take a vacation, and people with celiac disease are forced to search for the right accommodations, so their health is not compromised during a trip. Fortunately, New York offers several options that make traveling with celiac disease easier. There are businesses that cater to food allergies and are celiac friendly.

One of the issues people with celiac disease discover during their travels is related to hotels and rentals not understanding their condition and allowing

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Survey reveals what people think of celiac disease and gluten-free diet

Dec 16 2014 - 6:30pm

Do people really understand celiac disease and the gluten-free diet? A new survey reveals that more education about this condition and diet is needed. A poll of 2,205 people in the United States showed that 64 percent believe a gluten-free diet is not necessary for most people to follow. In addition, the survey confirmed the trend others have noticed about the diet being viewed as a fad.

Celiac disease requires that patients follow a gluten-free diet as part of the treatment plan, but there are many people who have adopted it without having this medical condition.

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Doctors ignore proper celiac disease diagnosis and care

Dec 12 2014 - 6:24pm

A recent survey presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's annual meeting sheds a disturbing light on how doctors perceive, diagnose and manage celiac disease in patients. One of the most troubling aspects of the survey is related to the treatment of the disorder. A gluten-free diet is generally accepted as essential after a diagnosis of celiac disease, yet 10 percent of the doctors surveyed do not suggest this diet change to their patients.

The American College of Gastroenterology's annual meeting provided insight into how doctors diagnose and treat celiac disease.

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Stop & Shop recalls Ian’s Panko Breadcrumbs for celiac disease concerns

Dec 10 2014 - 8:14pm

Stop & Shop is recalling Ian’s Panko Breadcrumbs because of labeling issues that may lead to a reaction in people who cannot consume wheat. The product has gluten and is not safe for people with celiac disease. The company recommends throwing away affected packages and asking for a refund.

Ian’s All Natural Italian Style Panko Breadcrumbs are the only version being recalled by Stop & Shop.

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Girl Scouts sell gluten-free cookies to celiac disease customers

Dec 9 2014 - 7:19pm

The Girl Scouts are expanding their line of cookies to include gluten-free options for celiac disease customers. They will be selling two different varieties of cookies made with rice flour, oats and other ingredients. This year, the Girl Scouts are allowing members to sell cookies online, so you do not have wait for someone to knock on your door.

The Girl Scouts have two types of gluten-free cookies that are being sold by members across the country.

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Wegmans increases gluten-free options for celiac disease

Dec 8 2014 - 7:04pm

Wegmans is increasing the number of gluten-free food options at its stores after receiving customer feedback. Wegmans Food Markets is bringing more gluten-free baked goods to all of its 85 store locations. The company promises no cross-contamination occurs during the baking process because it is using a dedicated facility for these items.

People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities will find more baked goods at Wegmans that fit the gluten-free diet.

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Gluten-free giveaways for celiac disease holidays

Dec 6 2014 - 7:30pm

Holiday shopping can easily stretch and pop any budget, but you may want to take a break and enter free giveaways. There are ongoing contests from multiple brands, companies, bloggers and others during the holiday season. You may win a gluten-free basket filled with chocolate or a new blender to make smoothies so consider spending a few minutes on the giveaways.

The holiday season is filled with giveaways as companies try to promote their products and show off new items.

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Chuck Norris supports gluten-free items for food banks

Dec 5 2014 - 6:32pm

Chuck Norris is standing up for celiac disease sufferers and reminding people that gluten-free items are desperately needed in food banks around the country. The actor notes that there is an increase in the number of people who are seeking donations, and an estimated 14 percent of the U.S. population has visited a food bank. However, Norris warns people about blindly taking unwanted items from the pantry and dumping them at the nearest donation center.

Chuck Norris wants the public to think before making a food donation this year because some of the items left at food banks are not healthy or helpful.

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Celiac disease symptoms list needs updates

Dec 4 2014 - 10:13pm

The classic list of celiac disease symptoms is no longer enough, and a new study reveals that the list needs to be updated. During a diagnosis, the focus tends to be on gastrointestinal problems, but there is a wide range of other issues that cannot be ignored. Doctors and patients must learn that the list of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person.

Celiac disease tends to be associated with symptoms related to the gut, yet researchers from Italy report that this is not the c

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Clif Bar makes all Luna bars gluten-free with recipe changes

Dec 3 2014 - 10:16pm

Clif Bar announced it has changed its entire line of Luna bars to make them gluten-free. The official statement reveals that the oats are now organic and gluten-free, so the labels are changing. Luna protein bars were already manufactured without gluten, but the company has expanded its recipe adjustments to the entire production line.

The gluten-free food industry continues to grow, and Clif Bar is not letting the opportunity slip away.

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