Amy Burkhart  MD, RD  Articles/Media

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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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Four Vitamin Toxicities on a Gluten-Free Diet

By Amy Burkhart

This month I address a topic that is rarely covered in the media swirl surrounding the gluten-free diet, yet is vitally important. When symptoms are persistent while on a gluten-free diet, common culprits such as other food sensitivities or exposure...

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

By Amy Burkhart

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?

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Is Gluten Really the Culprit in Gluten Sensitivity?

By Amy Burkhart

An article published in the journal, Gastroenterology, in August 2013, looked at a possible link between non-celiac gluten sensitivity and “FODMAPS.” FODMAPS, an abbreviation for fermentable, oligo, di, monosaccharides and polyols, are particular types of carbohydrates...

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

By Amy Burkhart

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 it and many notes of appreciation for clarifying the reasons why testing is necessary.

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