Tag: celiac disease

Celiac’s Evolution: The Mind-Boggling Rise of Non-Gut Symptoms

From Allergic Living magazine; to subscribe click here. 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… Read more »

Taking Celiac Seriously: Stand Up for Your Needs With These 5 Helpful Tips

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… Read more »

Open Up About Celiac Disease to See the Bigger Picture

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… Read more »

Celiac Urine Test May Offer Accurate Way to Monitor Glutening

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… Read more »