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Where Gluten Likes to Hide Out

Avoiding gluten isn’t as easy as turning away breads and cookies.

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Celiac’s Tiny Offenders

Scientists in Australia are reporting that they’ve found the culprits that make gluten intolerable to people who have celiac disease.

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Going Gluten-Free: It’s A Journey

From cheating to missteps on the diet that’s for life.

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Celiac Screening in Diabetic Children

Screening for Celiac important since symptoms often silent in patients.

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Celiac Disease: The Diabetes Link

Managing type 1 diabetes is old hat to 31-year-old Catherine Oddenino. The New Yorker has had the disease since she was 11, and is adept at counting carbohydrates and dosing insulin. But in her mid-20s she was thrown a curveball. Whenever she ate something, she felt like she had food poisoning. After a visit to […]

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What Exactly Is Gluten?

In Latin, gluten means “glue” and that’s exactly what it is:  two proteins, gliadin and glutenin, stuck together. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye, which means it is in a myriad of products, from the usual suspects like bread and bagels to those that are not nearly so obvious. Think meat substitutes, for […]

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Managing Life with Celiac Disease

It may sound daunting, but once you’re diagnosed with celiac disease, it’s usually good news. Most people with celiac disease have been suffering maddening, unexplained and often painful symptoms for years. These usually disappear miraculously once you’re on the gluten-free diet. A celiac diagnosis does come with dietary restrictions that have a sizeable learning curve. […]

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Celiac’s Link to Other Health Conditions

Celiac disease is one of a group of conditions classified as autoimmune disorders because the body’s immune system turns on itself. But instead of having a certain set of symptoms, it can manifest itself in a dizzying number of ways. The problems start because the villi, tiny, finger-like projections in the small intestine that act […]

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Tricks to the Gluten-Free Diet

Here’s a guide to help you sort out what you need to do, from breakfast through to baking and barbecues with friends. No matter how daunting it may seem at the start, following a GF diet can be easy as (gluten-free) pie.    Where does gluten hide? Gluten can be sneaky. Food ingredients such as modified […]

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All About Celiac Disease and Celiac Testing

Celiac disease, from the Latin word for “abdominal cavity,” occurs when the body rejects a protein called gluten, which is found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Gluten is present in much of the food we eat, often as an unexpected ingredient. It’s also in many products we use every day, from vitamins […]

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