Celiac Disease

Avoiding gluten cross-contamination for celiac disease

Sep 9 2014 - 5:09pm

Cross contamination with gluten is a serious problem for people with celiac disease, and it extends beyond the fear of eating at an unknown restaurant or fast food chain. Although it is easier to control the cooking environment at home, contamination can still become a problem. People who are severely sensitive to small amounts of gluten must learn to avoid this protein.

A study from the Current Opinion in Gastroenterology journal found that cross-contamination was a

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Mike Morse shares gluten-free diet secrets

Sep 8 2014 - 11:20pm
Mike Morse Gluten-Free secrets

MLB player Mike Morse has been on a gluten-free diet for several years, and he is not afraid to discuss some of his experiences. The athlete still has cravings and misses certain foods, but he has learned to adjust his lifestyle. He credits his diet changes with the ability to stay healthy and avoid joint pain.

Morse plays for the San Francisco Giants and discusses his gluten-free diet in a recent interview wi

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Gluten diet linked to Alzheimer’s risk

Sep 6 2014 - 5:52pm
Gluten Free Diet and Alzheimer's Disease

A study that found a connection between high glucose levels and the risk of dementia is back in the news. Dr. David Perlmutter believes that the information in this study and others points to a problem with most people’s diets. People with celiac disease are also affected despite the conscious elimination of gluten from their food.

Dr. David Perlmutter believes that dementia and Alzheimer’s can be prevented through changes in diet.

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Celiac disease apps help create gluten-free meal plans

Sep 5 2014 - 4:50pm
Celiac Disease App

Technology has made shopping and planning the daily menu at home easier for people with celiac disease. Smartphone apps can make the entire process better and help you identify gluten-free items quickly, so you can plan the meals with ease. Although new apps continue to be added to the online stores, there are several that have received positive reviews.

Apps for people who are on a restricted diet can vary from paid to free versions, but many feel the small investment is worth it.

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Federal school lunch program concerns for celiac disease

Sep 4 2014 - 3:57pm
Celiac Disease School Lunch

There are new concerns about the federal school lunch program for children with celiac disease. Students on a restricted diet continue to face problems in the cafeteria and classroom with gluten, but new guidelines may create additional issues. The National School Lunch Program is facing ongoing criticism, and families who have children with celiac disease are worried.

The National School Lunch Program was designed to give children balanced and healthy meals during the day.

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Gluten-free restaurant advice for celiac disease

Sep 3 2014 - 8:09pm
Gluten-Free Restaurant Food

Eating out can be a stressful experience for people with celiac disease. It is not easy to find restaurants that have a gluten-free menu and avoid contamination with gluten in the kitchen. However, the following tips can help you enjoy the experience of eating out again.

The number of gluten-free restaurants is increasing, and there are more options for people on a restricted diet today.

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Joint pain problems in celiac disease

Sep 1 2014 - 4:33pm
running and celiac disease

Several hundred symptoms have been linked to celiac disease, but joint pain is often near the top of complaints from patients. It is usually accompanied by stiffness and can continue after treatment for the disease begins. However, there are ways to help deal with this common problem before it becomes a bigger issue.

Joint pain may not be as common as bloating or cramping among people who have celiac disease symptoms, yet it should not be ignored.

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Depression linked to celiac disease

Aug 31 2014 - 4:29pm
depression and Celiac Disease

Several studies have found a connection between depression and celiac disease, but a clear cause and effect relationship has not been established. Some people who have this disorder also experience the symptoms of depression, and research indicates it is worse in untreated celiac cases. However, a wide range of experiences have been recorded that indicate treating celiac disease does not automatically eliminate depression.

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Gluten-free food available at state fairs for celiac disease

Aug 30 2014 - 4:54pm
gluten free at state fairs

Eating out can be a challenge for people with celiac disease, but some state fairs are beginning to notice this problem. They are making changes to include vendors who offer gluten-free food. You may still have to miss out on a deep-fried Twinkie at the fair, but the number of options is increasing.

State fairs are trying to include more gluten-free vendors, and the adjustment is being welcomed by people who are sensitive to this protein.

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Celiac disease tips for making bread at home

Aug 29 2014 - 4:53pm
Gluten-free bread

Bread is a diet staple, but people with celiac disease cannot grab the first fresh French baguettes they see in the stores. The bread must be gluten-free. Unfortunately, it is often much more expensive than the wheat, rye or barley versions, and taste is sometimes an issue. This is why some people have turned to making their own bread at home.

There are many recipes online for gluten-free bread, and it is important to experiment with several of t

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New gluten-free pecan products could help celiac disease

Aug 28 2014 - 4:40pm
gluten free pecan

People on gluten-free diets may soon discover more choices at their grocery stores that include pecans. These nuts do not have gluten and provide several health benefits. Scientists are trying to develop new products that use pecans to help people with celiac disease.

A recent report from the Newnan Times-Herald reveals that several researchers are working on creating gluten-free pecan products.

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Iron deficiency in celiac disease is common problem

Aug 27 2014 - 5:30pm
Iron deficiency and celiac disease

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are a common problem for people who suffer from celiac disease. Iron is one of the nutrients that is often an issue, and anemia can develop. Malabsorption can contribute to these issues and make the recovery process from anemia more difficult.

Iron deficiency affects an estimated 2 billion people around the world, so celiac disease patients are not the only ones with this problem.

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Gluten-free food alert for people with peanut allergies: Celiac disease warning

Aug 26 2014 - 4:06pm
Gluten-free food alert

The Food and Drug Administration has created a new warning for people with celiac disease and others who follow a gluten-free diet. There is a new ingredient that is appearing in many products labeled as gluten-free that may cause problems for people with peanut allergies. If you are sensitive or allergic to peanuts or soybeans, you may want to pay attention to the alert.

The FDA has noticed more gluten-free products are including lupin in their ingredient list.

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Saving money while on a gluten-free diet: Celiac disease support

Aug 25 2014 - 8:58pm
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One of the problems people with celiac disease often face is related to the high cost of switching to a gluten-free diet. Many of the products on the market labeled as gluten-free cost more than the versions with wheat, barley or rye. However, there are steps that people can take to save money while staying on this important diet.

Despite the cost of switching to a gluten-free diet, celiac disease sufferers know that they must avoid the food items that can aggravate their condition.

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Gluten sensitivity differs from celiac disease: Role of FODMAPs

Aug 24 2014 - 8:42pm
Gluten free food

Several recent reports have focused on understanding the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Although the two conditions have similarities, it is important to recognize they are not identical. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is sometimes ignored, and this can create a hard situation for the person suffering from the condition.

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity refers to people experiencing many of the same symptoms as those who suffer from celiac disease, yet their medical tests for the disorder are negative.

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Gluten-free food banks for celiac disease sufferers exist

Aug 22 2014 - 5:04pm
Gluten-free food for Celiac disease patients

A recent report from NPR highlighted the problems those with celiac disease often face if they are forced to use a food bank. Many food pantries are not aware of the condition and do not have the items necessary for someone with this disorder. However, there is a movement to change how food banks handle celiac disease sufferers.

The number of people who are using food banks in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years.

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Celiac disease concerns among pregnant women revealed

Aug 21 2014 - 7:41pm
Celiac Disease among pregnant women

A new study focuses on concerns among pregnant women who have celiac disease. Researchers studied more than 300,000 pregnancies to find 892 women who were suffering from celiac disease. Their goal was to determine if the condition led to complications associated with carrying a child.

Pregnant women diagnosed with celiac disease were compared to pregnant women who did not have this illness in a study from the University of Nottingham.

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12 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in the Gluten Free Diet

Feb 11 2014 - 6:11pm
Apple a gluten free diet

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where consuming a protein called gluten causes damage to the small intestine. Left untreated, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies and other long-term health complications. More than 2 million Americans are undiagnosed and at risk.

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