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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 […]
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?
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]