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On a crisp October morning in 2014, Betsy Robbins waited impatiently in the hospital recovery room with her still-groggy husband, who 30 minutes earlier had undergone an intestinal biopsy. She looked up, expectant, when the gastroenterologist entered the room. “Your husband either has intestinal cancer or celiac disease,” he said bluntly. “The odds are that it’s celiac. We have to wait for […]
Faced with a food bank with nothing for her food-allergic daughters, Emily Brown had a moment of despair – then got to work.
The term “gluten-free” has lost sincerity. With online parodies poking fun at the diet, and celebrities touting its perceived health benefits, it’s easy to see that “gluten-free” has attained fad status. Popularity does bring options, and to some extent awareness, but the infusion into pop culture has led “gluten-free” to completely overshadow celiac disease. The result? Those of us living with celiac disease aren’t […]
Don’t allow a celiac diagnosis to leave you emotionally and socially boxed in. I stood 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed all of 100 pounds. My teeth cracked under pressure, my hair fell out in clumps, and excruciating migraines and bouts of diarrhea kept me awake at night. To say I was suffering with poor health 25 years ago, in the time before […]
For celiac patients, finding out whether they’ve been glutened may soon get easier and more accurate thanks to the development of a test that can detect the presence of gluten immunogenic peptides (GIP) in urine. A new study, presented at the International Celiac Disease Symposium in Prague in early August, shows that researchers were able […]
Living at university can seem daunting for special-diet students. But the good news is that – from searchable online menus to free-from zones – colleges are starting to get with the allergy-friendly program. 1. Allergic Living’s Charts: These charts compare food and residence accommodations at 32 U.S. colleges, and show you the allergy issues to […]