Amy Burkhart  MD, RD  Articles/Media

Amy Burkhart  MD, RD  Articles/Media

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

By Amy Burkhart

Many people ask me “ Why can’t I just start a gluten-free diet and see if I feel better? Why do I need to spend the money on testing? I just won’t eat gluten if it makes me feel sick.” I hope that the following points clarify why appropriate testing for celiac disease is important.

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Ten Positive Aspects of a Celiac Disease Diagnosis

By Amy Burkhart

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 on a board.

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The Microbiome and Celiac Disease: A Bacterial Connection

By Amy Burkhart

The gluten-free diet may not be all that is needed to treat celiac disease. I was diagnosed with celiac disease twelve years ago. It was quite a journey to arrive at the diagnosis, as it is for so many. When I finally found the answer, the sense of relief was overwhelming.

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Triggers for celiac disease: One possible answer

By Amy Burkhart

What triggers celiac disease? How can someone who has eaten gluten their entire life suddenly become ill after ingesting it? Researchers at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center may be close to finding an answer to these questions.

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Update on restaurants and gluten-free dining

By Amy Burkhart

As I was driving down Highway 5 in California with my family this past week, I couldn’t help but think about “food plans” for the trip. As anyone with dietary restrictions knows, traveling requires planning, planning and more planning.

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The Psychological Toll of the Gluten-Free Diet

By Amy Burkhart

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.

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Why Am I Having Migraines? Could Gluten, My Gut or Celiac Be The Cause?

By Amy Burkhart

I have many patients in my office who suffer from migraine headaches and are looking for solutions to their symptoms. I would like to shed some light on this common malady and offer tips to aid you in limiting or eliminating migraines headaches.

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