Amy Burkhart  MD, RD  Articles/Media

Amy Burkhart  MD, RD  Articles/Media

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10 Tips for a Healthy Gluten-Free Diet

By Amy Burkhart

In the past several months we have seen a media backlash of information regarding the gluten-free diet. The diet has been called a hoax, a fad and a litany of other less desirable names.

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

By Amy Burkhart

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 you may not have thought of or known about.

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A Urine Test To Monitor Gluten Exposure

By Amy Burkhart

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 a city straight out of a fairy tale and in my opinion was a lovely place to learn!

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Are supplements to digest gluten safe and useful?

By Amy Burkhart

Dr. Burkhart examines whether products like GlutenEase are appropriate for those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. In the midst of the holidays, I often get supplementsquestions regarding the use of enzymes marketed to digest gluten.

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Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity: The doctor-patient disconnect

By Amy Burkhart

I recently gave a grand rounds lecture on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity at a local hospital. For those of you not familiar with the term, grand rounds are weekly or monthly lectures to physicians on medical topics.

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Clarifying the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule

By Amy Burkhart

The FDA’s new gluten-free labeling rule will have a significant impact on the ability of people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity to safely choose products at the grocery store. This is the information I am providing to my patients and to the community to better understand the rule.

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Cold Sores, Canker Sores and Gluten

By Amy Burkhart

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.

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Educating Doctors About Celiac Disease

By Amy Burkhart

A Happy New Year to everyone! The holidays are winding down and 2013 is off to a sunny start here in California.It was an equally beautiful, albeit colder climate, a few weeks ago in Chicago when I had the pleasure of participating in the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center Preceptorship Program.

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Fingernail changes in IBS, Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

By Amy Burkhart

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, if you suffer from digestive issues such as celiac disease...

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