In the early days of diagnosis, who would have thought it remotely possible? But my celiac daughter and I were closing in on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa.
We’ve seen her acting chops in many roles – from the movie Crash to the TV shows Blue Bloods and the former Spin City. But now we’re getting to know Jennifer Esposito in close-up, as a member of the celiac disease community. After many years of doctor visits and symptoms from stomachaches to frightening panic […]
As of Aug. 5, 2014, packaged foods across the U.S. must comply with the new federal rules for labeling foods as “gluten-free”. The rules, set by the FDA, require that any packaged food with a gluten-free claim have to contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. After finalizing the standard in August […]
Steps to follow to ensure you’re getting enough nutrients on the gluten-free diet. Choose naturally gluten-free and nutritious foods such as lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low fat milk and milk products. Increase your intake of whole grains including amaranth, buckwheat, millet, oats, quinoa, sorghum, teff and rice (black, brown, […]
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 […]
Celiac disease was ultimately behind a buildup of calcium discovered in a young man’s brain, leading to years of medical problems