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Sep2016

The Psychological Toll of the Gluten-Free Diet

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The Psychological Toll Of The Gluten Free Diet
The term “gluten-free” is now commonplace in our daily lives. Because of gluten’s new found popularity, people believe adhering to a gluten-free diet is easy. Gluten-free food is everywhere, thus people assume it must be a simple diet to follow. It is not. One must worry about crumbs, shared cooking …

Apr2016

Reasons People Follow A Gluten-Free Diet: 7 Types of Gluten Free Dieters

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Reasons People Follow A Gluten-Free Diet: 7 Types of Gluten-Free Dieters

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“Why crumbs matter to some while others sample the bread basket”

A quick guide for anyone trying to understand the differences among gluten-free dieters. This is especially important to food service and health care workers, but also family and …

Mar2016

Ten Positive Aspects of a Celiac Disease Diagnosis

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Ten Positive Aspects Of A Celiac Disease Diagnosis
Revelation  The last time I rode a snowboard was more than ten years ago – prior to my celiac disease diagnosis. After my diagnosis, life got busy and snowboarding was put on the back burner. I was fortunate enough to be back in the mountains recently and back …

Feb2016

Gluten Causes Keratosis Pilaris (a.k.a. “Chicken Skin”): Fact or Myth?

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Gluten Causes Keratosis Pilaris
(a.k.a. “Chicken Skin”): Fact or Myth?

According to “Dr. Google,” the tiny bumps popularly known as ” chicken skin” that occur on the backs of arms and oncheeks and thighs can be cured by eliminating gluten from the diet. Is there truth to that claim or is it yet another Internet myth? Found in up …

Jan2016

Fingernail changes in IBS, Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

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Fingernail Changes in IBS,Gluten Disorders and Celiac Disease 
“A window to health”

 
Fingernails can be an expression of who you are – they may be adorned with jewels, be a helpful tool for day-to-day activities or provide a window to hidden stress. However, with digestive issues such as celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), FODMAP intolerance or gluten sensitivity, they may …

Dec2015

20 Gluten-Free Gift Ideas: From Budget to Luxury, Sentimental to Practical & More

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20 Gluten-Free Gift Ideas: From Budget to Luxury, Sentimental to Practical & More
 

As the holidays approach, you may be searching for a great gift idea for someone that adheres to a gluten- free diet. I personally enjoy finding unique gifts for my friends and family so I have included items …

Nov2015

Cold Sores, Canker Sores and Gluten

Cold Sores, Canker Sores And Gluten
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This month I write about two disorders that some might consider trivial, mere nuisances to be quickly forgotten-canker sores and cold sores. These painful and annoying eruptions may, however, be a clue that something else is amiss.
Canker sores and cold sores …

Oct2015

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Research: Snippets from ICDS 2015 (Part 2)

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Research:
Snippets from ICDS 2015 (Part 2)
Due to the popularity of last month’s article, Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Research Update: Snippets from ICDS 2015 (Part I) and requests for more, I am summarizing seven additional studies from the 16th ICDS Symposium on gluten disorders and celiac disease.. Again, the summaries are brief, consumer-friendly extracts, not detailed medical explanations. They are important to anyone who follows a gluten-free …

Sep2015

Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Research Update: Top Ten Snippets from ICDS 2015 (Part 1)

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Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Research Update: Top Ten Snippets from ICDS 2015 (Part 1)
If you missed the 16th International Celiac Disease Symposium in Prague in June, you may enjoy perusing the ten studies I’ve highlighted here on both celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. I chose studies that pertain to the average person on a gluten-free diet. These “snippets” are not meant to be scientific abstracts or all-inclusive descriptions of the studies, but …

Jul2015

A Urine Test To Monitor Gluten Exposure

                A Urine Test To Monitor Gluten Exposure
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I am just back from the International Celiac Disease Symposium in Prague, a biennial meeting where experts from around the world present cutting edge research on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Prague is …

Jun2015

Six Reasons to Test for Celiac Disease Before Starting a Gluten Free Diet

Six Reasons to Test for Celiac Disease
Before Starting a Gluten Free Diet
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WHY do you need to test for celiac disease?
WHY not just start a gluten-free diet?
WHY test if you are going to follow the diet anyway?
WHY does it matter?
 A couple of years ago I wrote an article about the need to test for celiac disease before initiating a gluten-free diet. I’ve had very positive feedback from …

May2015

POTS, Celiac Disease and Gluten: A Connection?

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Adeline was so tired that at the age of 12 she couldn’t find the energy to run around a baseball field during PE. The fatigue was affecting her concentration, grades and life. Getting to school was a struggle, and …

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4 weeks ago

Last camp post until next yr! If your child lives in Northern CA and has celiac disease or follows a strict gluten-free diet consider the camp for next year. It is life changing for these kids and is free of charge as we are all volunteer. Thus, children who might otherwise not be able to attend for financial reasons are given the opportunity of a lifetime. If you would like to support the camp you can do so by making a donation to Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California or The Taylor Family Foundation. The donations allow the camp to continue. Thank you for your support. ... See MoreSee Less