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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 just picked up the nasty rash [...]
A scientist sets out to prove that gluten and a leaky gut may be causing 20 percent of autism disorders.
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 [...]
Sylvain Lefort can’t get the scene out of his mind. It is the evening of September 16, 2010. One moment, he is with other parents, sitting at a desk in a Montreal classroom as his daughter’s Grade 1 teacher reviews how the first few weeks of school have gone. The next, he is racing down [...]
He was the child who fell into strange trances and broke bones like twigs. But today Eamon Murphy is a thriving teenager. Eamon Murphy started out life as an elfin, silent toddler. At 3½ years of age, he began to fall into short trances without warning, his blue eyes unfocused and his mouth moving as [...]
Are you feeling stuffy, runny, achy and sneezy, with a scratchy throat, stomach ache and maybe even a skin rash? You may have an allergy to the most common grain in our diet, namely, wheat. When you have wheat allergy, your immune system sees it as a dangerous foreign substance and takes action, fighting back [...]
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 [...]
A study author says a vaccine is in the works to desensitize celiac patients. The treatment might allow patients to ingest gluten without doing damage to their intestines.