Amy Burkhart  MD, RD Articles/Media

Amy Burkhart  MD, RD  Articles/Media

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Should you trust gluten free labels?

By Amy Burkhart

The gluten-free labeling rule officially went into effect August 4, 2014. It obligates manufacturers who label their product “gluten-free” to ensure a product contains less than 20 ppm of gluten. This level is the amount of gluten deemed safe for people with celiac disease...

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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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