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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The symptoms of celiac disease can involve multiple organs and range widely in both severity and type. Besides the usual symptomatic suspects – digestive problems such as bloating, diarrhea or constipation – they can include hair loss, mouth sores and itchy, even painful skin rashes, usually around the joints. An individual with celiac may have […]
Reading labels is a way of life when you have celiac disease. Before eating anything in a package, be sure to read the label carefully. Look for hidden sources of gluten and for other names, such as food starch, seasoning and hydrolyzed vegetable protein. Also be on the lookout for precautionary statements. These are statements […]
Scientists find link between babies born by caesarean section and the development of celiac disease. The link is unique to celiac and not to other inflammatory bowel diseases.
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.