Celiac Disease

Finding gluten-free food in Amsterdam for celiac disease

Dec 2 2014 - 9:35pm

It is not always easy to find gluten-free meals while you are traveling abroad. However, Amsterdam has many options that can help people with celiac disease. From grocery stores that carry gluten-free food to restaurants with gluten-free menus, you will find a way to survive and avoid the protein.

Restaurants in Amsterdam can cater to dietary restrictions, but you have to visit the right ones. One of the most popular chains is Bagels & Beans because it offers gluten-free bagels.

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Gluten-free community on Twitter helps celiac disease sufferers

Nov 29 2014 - 6:41pm

A new study has found that people with celiac disease are turning to social media networks to connect with others and get help. Data mining has shown that they use common hashtags on Twitter to find information and share their experiences. A researcher from the University of Warwick reveals that some of the most common questions are about finding gluten-free places to eat.

A celiac disease community has formed on Twitter, and Sam Martin, who is the researcher in charge of the study, believes it will continue to grow.

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Gluten face in celiac disease cases: Celebrity face readings

Nov 28 2014 - 10:03pm

Dr. Nigma Talib claims she can identify diet problems by simply looking at a person’s face. At a recent event filled with celebrities, she was able to spot issues such as celiac disease by examining the face. Dr. Talib explains that dietary changes can have a great influence on external appearance.

Dr. Nigma Talib believes that some of the aging people notice on their face is directly related to their diet and lifestyle.

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Turkey recall hoax confuses consumers

Nov 26 2014 - 9:11pm

Instead of cooking and enjoying their holiday turkeys, many consumers are now worried the centerpiece of their meals is being recalled. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed that the recall rumors are a hoax. Currently, it does not list any turkeys as dangerous for consumption.

Several rumors are being spread online about turkeys this season, but consumers should ignore them.

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Gluten-free gift ideas for celiac disease sufferers

Nov 24 2014 - 6:28pm

Shopping during the holidays is already stressful, and finding gluten-free gifts safe for people with celiac disease adds another layer of worry. If you are trying to find the perfect present, then you may want to consider the following ideas. They are safe for people on a gluten-free diet and can help them maintain their commitment to staying away from the dangerous protein.

During the holidays, the gift sections of many stores and online retailers are filled with tins of buttery cookies and chocolate covered goodies that are tempting but unsafe.

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Gluten-free stuffing ideas safe for celiac disease

Nov 21 2014 - 9:26pm

Stuffing is an essential part of the holiday meal, and there are gluten-free versions which are safe for people with celiac disease. Stuffing does not have to be made with dangerous gluten-containing ingredients. There are recipes to help you make it from scratch and store mixes for people who prefer another option.

Stuffing recipes vary greatly, but the basic ones can be made with gluten-free bread and a small number of ingredients.

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Researchers work on new celiac disease medications

Nov 20 2014 - 5:40pm

The gluten-free diet is the only treatment option approved by the Mayo Clinic for people with celiac disease. However, researchers are working on new medications that may change this. A group of scientists from Denmark and Norway has released a new study that focuses on the details of the body’s immune response to gluten, and they believe they are getting closer to developing a new drug.

Medications for celiac disease continue to be explored by researchers, but progress has been limited.

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Jennifer Esposito marries Louis Dowler with gluten-free wedding cake

Nov 19 2014 - 8:43pm

Jennifer Esposito has finally married Louis Dowler, and their wedding featured gluten-free food from the couple’s own bakery. Esposito owns Jennifer’s Way, a bakery that exclusively provides gluten-free items, and focuses on organic ingredients. According to guests at the reception, their wedding cake was incredible.

Jennifer Esposito was diagnosed with celiac disease and switched to a gluten-free diet before opening her own bakery.

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Celiac disease linked to oat toxicity

Nov 18 2014 - 6:21pm

People with celiac disease have frequently complained about having reactions to oats despite the lack of gluten in this grain. Although cross-contamination with the protein is often blamed for problems, a new study reveals that people with celiac disease are having an immune response to oats without gluten contamination. Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute found specific oat proteins are causing the reaction.

Oats are considered gluten-free, yet many people who are sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease cannot tolerate them. Some patients react to oats the same way they react to gluten.

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Polana pierogi products recalled for gluten: Celiac disease alert

Nov 17 2014 - 8:51pm

Several types of Polana pierogi products are being recalled because of undeclared allergens. The packaging for the pierogies did not include that they contained wheat, milk, soy and eggs. People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are being asked to stop consuming these items and discard them.

Mislabeling on food products can create a dangerous situation for people with health problems and restricted diets. Kasia’s Deli Inc.

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Celiac disease connections to Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s tumor scare

Nov 15 2014 - 6:19pm

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has returned to “Fox and Friends” after having surgery to remove a tumor in her abdomen. The cohost is known for her battle against celiac disease and has documented her gluten-free diet in several books. Her surgery has raised questions among her fans about possible connections between tumors and celiac disease.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck temporarily left her TV show to deal with her health crisis. The abdominal tumor was found during a routine checkup, and she was urged to get it removed as soon as possible.

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Holiday travel tips for people with celiac disease

Nov 14 2014 - 6:38pm

The holiday season is often a difficult time for people with celiac disease because traveling while on a restricted diet has multiple challenges. From searching for gluten-free restaurants to avoiding contamination on flights, taking a trip requires careful planning and preparation. The following holiday travel tips will help you stay organized and avoid gluten

Gluten can lurk in many places, so it is important to plan ahead as you make travel arrangements. If you are driving, you can easily control your car, snacks or beverages and avoid gluten.

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New gluten-free cereal from Nestlé is safe for celiac disease

Nov 13 2014 - 8:47pm

Nestlé has released two new gluten-free cereals, and both are considered safe for celiac disease. The Nestlé Gluten Free Cornflakes and Gluten Free Honey Cornflakes are being distributed to multiple retailers. They have been certified gluten-free by Coeliac U.K. and have six vitamins added to the mix.

People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are getting more options at the grocery store.

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Catholic bishops discuss celiac disease connection to communion

Nov 12 2014 - 6:58pm

Celiac disease was one of the topics of discussion at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Maryland. The bishops voted to change the Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities, so people with celiac disease and other health conditions would not be left out of communion. One of the problems seen in multiple churches has been the requirement that communion wafers contain wheat.

The Catholic bishops agreed that the Guidelines for the Celebration of th

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Mountain Apple Smoked Pork recalled due to wheat: Gluten alert

Nov 11 2014 - 5:17pm

Mountain Apple Smoked Pork from Kulana Foods Ltd. is being recalled due to the presence of wheat in the product. The packages are mislabeled and do not alert consumers to the wheat found in the soy sauce used to make the smoked pork. Consumers are being advised not to eat the product if they are sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease.

It is not safe to assume that all meat products are automatically safe for people with celiac disease because processed food can be contaminated and mislabeled.

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Obesity clearly linked to Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases

Nov 10 2014 - 12:46pm
Obesity the newest factor to add to list of risk factors for Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases

New research suggests obesity could be a major contributor to Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases that are the result of the the immune system attacking the body. The result of the investigation shows obesity could also prolong the effects of autoimmune diseases that also appear to be triggered by additional environmental factors.

What the researchers from Tel Aviv University found is that obesity creates a "pro-inflammatory" environment that can trigger Crohn's disease, MS and other autoimmune diseases in addition to hamper

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Gluten-free subscription boxes grow in popularity

Nov 8 2014 - 6:50pm
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There is a new food trend that is growing in popularity as more people turn to a gluten-free diet. Subscription boxes that meet a variety of dietary restrictions and needs are becoming more common and being delivered to more homes. People with celiac disease finally have options that allow them to customize the boxes.

Subscription boxes offer consumers the ability to have food delivered to their homes on a monthly or more frequent basis without worrying about remembering payments.

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Gluten-free pie ideas for the holidays safe for celiac disease

Nov 7 2014 - 8:28pm
Gluten-free pie

Dessert is an important part of the holidays, and people with celiac disease do not have to miss out on the delicious treats. From frozen gluten-free pies you can purchase online to gluten-free pie mixes you can find in the store, the number of options has increased dramatically in recent years. Your dessert table will never be empty this holiday season.

Frozen pies are a convenient way to prepare for the holidays, and they can save you hours in the kitchen.

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Gluten-free pasta challenges contestants on 'Top Chef'

Nov 6 2014 - 5:29pm
Gluten-free pasta

Gluten-free cooking proved to be a true challenge for the contestants on “Top Chef” who were not prepared for the need to adjust menus. Chef Michael Schlow asked them to create a traditional Italian menu for the double elimination challenge, so the contestants included pasta. However, their careful menu planning was tested by Emmy Rossum’s request for gluten-free food.

Emmy Rossum was a guest judge on “Top Chef” and shared she has been on a gluten-free diet for 15 years.

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Wheat proteins connected to celiac disease: Gluten not the only culprit

Nov 5 2014 - 8:29pm
Wheat protein

A new study reveals that gluten is not the only protein connected to celiac disease, and other non-gluten wheat proteins may cause the disorder. Researchers hope their results will help develop better treatments while improving the public’s understanding of the disease.

Scientists discovered that people with celiac disease are reacting to five different types of wheat proteins that cannot be classified as gluten.

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Celiac disease tips for handling gluten on Thanksgiving

Nov 4 2014 - 8:21pm
Gluten-free Thanksgiving Food

The Thanksgiving meal is the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends, but it can be a nightmare for people with celiac disease. Cross-contamination and food filled with gluten are frequent problems experienced during the holiday. The following tips can help you survive the holiday while avoiding the protein.

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner in your home is the easiest solution to keep away from gluten and stay safe.

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Cauliflower gluten-free meal ideas for celiac disease

Nov 1 2014 - 8:56pm
Cauliflower gluten-free meal

Cauliflower is becoming a nutritious kitchen staple and appearing in more recipes as chefs experiment with the vegetable. This gluten-free option can be good meal addition for people with celiac disease because it provides multiple vitamins and minerals. Filled with vitamin C, vitamin K, choline, fiber and other nutrients, cauliflower can be used as an alternative in many recipes.

Cauliflower is an inexpensive cruciferous vegetable that can make your meals stand out while providing vital health benefits.

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Gluten linked to brain fog in celiac disease cases

Oct 31 2014 - 6:29pm
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A new study has found a direct link between brain fog and gluten consumption in people who have celiac disease. Researchers point out that patients have been complaining about cognitive impairment for years, and science is finally paying attention. In addition, they noticed positive results in people who changed their diets to eliminate gluten.

Brain fog is often described as walking through a cloud by patients, and they admit to having problems performing simple, daily tasks.

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Celiac disease connected to bone fractures

Oct 30 2014 - 5:39pm
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A new study has found a connection between celiac disease and bone fractures. People who have the disorder are two times more likely to suffer a broken bone, and researchers believe they may understand why the numbers are higher. Malabsorption is a serious issue that is prevalent with this condition and appears to play a role in bone fractures

Researchers from the University of Tampere, Seinäjoki Central Hospital and University of Nottingham discovered that people with celiac disease are more likely to have bone fractures.

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Gluten-free gravy shopping and cooking tips for celiac disease

Oct 29 2014 - 5:37pm
Gluten-free cooking

Gravy is an essential part of Thanksgiving, but people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities usually cannot use the traditional recipes because they have wheat or another source of the protein. However, there are many gluten-free alternatives available today, so you can still enjoy gravy at a feast. From packaged mixes to easy recipes, you can find a variety of options.

If you cannot eat gluten, then your Thanksgiving meal does not have to exclude gravy.

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Gluten-free pet food mislabeling creates concerns

Oct 28 2014 - 8:40pm
Gluten-free pet food

Gluten is not an issue limited to the human population, and pets can also be allergic to this protein. A recent study from Chapman University has discovered problems with labels on common pet food brands, and previous research has indicated that gluten is sometimes present in products labeled as gluten-free. This has created new concerns for pet owners who worry about the food they are purchasing.

Chapman University’s Food Science Program researched dog and cat food labels by testing the products and looking for mislabeling.

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Bell & Evans gluten-free breaded chicken recalled: High risk bacterial contamination

Oct 25 2014 - 5:35pm
Gluten-free breaded chicken

Murry’s Inc. has recalled two types of Bell & Evans gluten-free chicken products because of possible bacterial contamination. Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets and Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast are part of the recall and may have Staphylococcus aureus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released an alert labeled as high risk.

The affected Bell & Evans gluten-free chicken products are part of a Class I recall

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Gluten-free pasta made from vegetables offers unique alternative: Celiac disease news

Oct 24 2014 - 6:35pm
Gluten Free Pasta

The last zucchini you gathered from the garden does not have to rot at the bottom of the refrigerator because it can be turned into delicious gluten-free pasta. People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities often rely on packaged pasta from stores which is made from rice, corn or other ingredients. However, there is a healthier alternative that can be created within minutes in the kitchen

Gluten-free pasta can be made from a variety of vegetables and seasoned with the spices of your choice.

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New gluten-free products from McCormick and Krusteaz: Celiac disease news

Oct 23 2014 - 8:03pm

Several brands have released new gluten-free products that may interest people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. McCormick and Krusteaz have introduced items that they claim taste delicious and will make people forget they are eating food without gluten. Both brands state the new products will be available at most grocery stores and retailers soon.

McCormick has created new gluten-free mixes, and they include the McCormick Gluten-Free Chili Seasoning Mix, McCormick Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning Mix, McCormick Gluten-Free Brown Gravy and McCormic

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Joan Lunden turns to gluten-free Paleo diet during cancer battle

Oct 22 2014 - 5:57pm
Joan Lunden turns to gluten-free Paleo diet

Joan Lunden has changed her diet as she battles breast cancer and believes it is an important part of stopping the disease. The former host of “Good Morning America” has switched to a gluten-free Paleo diet that also eliminates dairy and sugar. She believes her bad eating habits in the past may have contributed to her cancer.

Joan Lunden was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, and doctors found several tumors.

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