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The Robbins: Chris, Betsy and daughter Izzy. From Allergic Living magazine; to subscribe click here. ON a crisp October morning in 2014, Betsy Robbins waited impatiently in the hospital recovery room with her still-groggy husband, who 30 minutes earlier had undergone an intestinal biopsy. She looked up, expectant, when the gastroenterologist entered the room. “Your husband either has intestinal cancer or […]
A celiac diagnosis presents many challenges for families — including how to urge relatives to get tested.
Meet Michael Frolichstein, a Chicago-based filmmaker who has produced The Celiac Project, a new documentary about life before and after being diagnosed with celiac disease. Inspired by his own diagnosis, Frolichstein traveled across the U.S., speaking to medical experts and patients who told him dozens of personal stories of struggles and breakthroughs. He also turned […]
First published in the Fall 2014 edition of Allergic Living magazine. SHE looked down at her stomach in shock and disbelief. While April Marlow-Ravelli was one month pregnant, her belly was suddenly protruding as if she was six months along. Round and hard, her stomach was also in so much pain that she was having trouble breathing. With […]
Originally published in Allergic Living’s Fall 2014 magazine. Diagnosed in September 2013 with celiac disease, Cam Rich knows he can never again have his favorite chocolate-flavored cereal, chicken nuggets or anything else that contains gluten, the protein that caused his headaches, bloating and nausea. The 13-year-old doesn’t want to appear scared of things like pizza – even though he […]
The Mayo Clinic’s celiac guru talks about going gluten-free, who should screen for celiac, and his new book.
First, the good news: 64 percent of people with a family member who has celiac disease agreed to get tested for the condition – if that family member asked them to, according to a study conducted in 2012. Now, the not-so-good news: that means 36 percent wouldn’t get tested. “It’s not easy talking to your […]