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How Celiac Disease Runs in The Family

Meet the Teitelbaums: Mom, dad and 3 out of 4 kids have celiac.

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Perfume Allergy and the Battle over Scent Labeling

Europe weighs strict limits on several allergens in fragrances, a move that could impact famous brands and shoppers around the globe. The fragrance makers, of course, are hopping (and spritzing) mad. In a case of allergy vs. Goliath, who will win?

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Fragrance Sensitivity: Hard to Breathe, Tough to Touch

The sign on Joyce Miller’s office door reads: “Please do not wear scented products near this office. Chemicals in scented products can trigger serious health reactions in people with asthma and other sensitivities. I am one of them. Thank you for your consideration!” A librarian in upstate New York, Miller admits that it took some […]

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Your Brain on Gluten

The protein that plagues those with celiac disease can greatly impact brain function. The range of symptoms is huge: from fogginess and inattention to actual damage seen on scans.

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Celiac and Your Sex Drive

Is your love life lacking? It could be a symptom of celiac disease.

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Gluten in Makeup: Debate on Celiac Safety

Doctors say you have to ingest gluten from cosmetics to get symptoms. The question is: does this happen more often than we know? Remember that first heady discovery of makeup? The memories flash back like a psychedelic slideshow: pastel lip gloss, electric blue mascara, hot pink blush and black kohl eyeliner that, intemperately applied, made […]

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When Dairy Intolerance Joins Celiac Disease

From Allergic Living’s magazine Fall 2012 issue.  IT WAS the itch that wouldn’t quit. Melinda Dennis had developed a painful skin rash that turned out to be dermatitis herpetiformis, a sure sign of celiac disease. But this was 1990 and back then so little was known about celiac disease and its symptoms that Dennis thought she’d […]

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Gluten’s Role in Autism

A scientist sets out to prove that gluten and a leaky gut may be causing 20 percent of autism disorders.

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: What Are the Differences

It sounds like celiac disease and it feels like celiac disease – but it’s not. Physicians are now being advised to consider symptoms such as stomach bloat, fatigue and muscle and joint pain when diagnosing non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a relatively new condition on the spectrum of gluten-related disorders. “There is tremendous confusion when it comes […]

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When Celiac is Silent

Some have so few symptoms that they don’t realize gluten is a big problem.

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