Tag: celiac disease

Gluten-Free Diet Meets the Teen Years

Originally published in Allergic Living’s Fall 2014 magazine. Diagnosed in September 2013 with celiac disease, Cam Rich knows he can never again have his favorite chocolate-flavored cereal, chicken nuggets or anything else that contains gluten, the protein that caused his headaches, bloating and nausea. The 13-year-old doesn’t want to appear scared of things like pizza – even though he… Read more »

Celiac Linked to Higher Rate of Miscarriage and Premature Birth 

A study of pregnancy experiences finds that women with celiac disease are significantly more likely to miscarry or give birth prematurely than other women. The study was conducted through a lengthy online survey and involved 970 women: 329 of whom had tested postive by biopsy for celiac disease, and a control group of 641 women… Read more »

Why You Should Test For Celiac Before Going Gluten Free

What seems like a harmless experiment could do more harm than good. A few years ago, a gluten-free manufacturer approached me to partner on a major social media campaign. The theme: “Try a gluten-free diet for two weeks and see how you feel.” I said no. While the promotion probably would have helped certain people identify symptoms that suggest a… Read more »