Is This the Beginning of the End for Celiac Disease? The Top Five Most Promising Advances in Celiac Disease

Is This the Beginning of the End for Celiac Disease? The Top Five Most Promising Advances in Celiac Disease

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Is This the Beginning of the End for Celiac Disease? The Top Five Most Promising Advances in Celiac Disease
Are we at the beginning of the end for celiac disease? The last few years have seen numerous advances in celiac diagnosis and treatment. People diagnosed recently and in the future face a very different world than that faced by celiacs just five or ten years ago. In the old days, the process of properly […]
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Celiac Disease Treatment TIMP-GLIA Wins Fast Track Status

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Celiac Disease Treatment TIMP-GLIA Wins Fast Track Status
TIMP-GLIA is a new nanoparticle-based celiac disease treatment. Will it work? The FDA has granted Fast track status to maker Cour Pharmaceuticals, so we may know sooner rather than later. Phase 1 studies to assess the safety and tolerability of TIMP-GLIA are currently underway in the United States. TIMP-GLIA works in part by encapsulating a component of […]
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Is Annatto Color Safe for People with Celiac Disease?

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Is Annatto Color Safe for People with Celiac Disease?
So, what about Annatto color? You may know annatto color as one of those common ingredients in food. Annatto color is used to color yellow or orange cheese. To make matters more confusing, annatto color still appears on some old, outdated lists as not gluten-free, and unsafe. Many of these listings of supposedly problematic ingredients […]
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Media Sheep in Hot Pursuit of Flawed Expert Opinion

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Media Sheep in Hot Pursuit of Flawed Expert Opinion
An opinion article by Dr. Di Sabatino and Dr. Corazza in the February 2012 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (1) has unleashed a storm of opinion articles in the popular media that decry the gluten-free diet. The article by these two physicians is mostly reasonable and thoughtful but there are a couple of problems […]
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Is a One Two Punch of Anti-tTG Tests a Reliable Way to Diagnose Celiac Disease?

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Is a One Two Punch of Anti-tTG Tests a Reliable Way to Diagnose Celiac Disease?
To make a clinical diagnosis of celiac disease, doctors use serological testing for IgA antibodies to human tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) which indicate celiac disease autoimmunity. However, some tests are more highly sensitive for anti-tTG, while other tests are highly specific. So, is combining two tests a reliable strategy for screening for celiac disease in clinical […]
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Methylation and Celiac Disease

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Methylation and Celiac Disease
Methylation is a biochemical reaction in the human body that requires a variety of nutrients to perform indispensable roles in neurological health, detoxification, amino acid metabolism, gene regulation and vitamin assimilation. Every person with celiac disease needs to have their methylation variants tested by their physician so they can achieve good health. How well your […]
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Can Antigliadin IgA Testing Spot Psoriasis Patients Likely to Benefit from a Gluten-free Diet?

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Can Antigliadin IgA Testing Spot Psoriasis Patients Likely to Benefit from a Gluten-free Diet?
Numerous clinicians have reported higher levels of celiac disease markers in their patients with psoriasis. A number of researchers believe that some psoriasis patients suffer from asymptomatic celiac disease, and a number of patients have reported symptom improvements with gluten-free diets. A team of researchers recently set out to determine the prevalence of antigliadin IgA […]
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Can Tick-Related Lyme Disease Increase the Risk of Celiac Disease?

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Can Tick-Related Lyme Disease Increase the Risk of Celiac Disease?
Researchers suspect that certain environmental factors, including infectious agents, might play a role in making celiac disease more prevalent and more widespread. Researchers in the USA and Sweden studying regional variation in the frequency of celiac disease have found similarities in the geographic distribution of Lyme disease, an emerging multisystemic infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi […]
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Quick Cook Honey Sesame Chicken (Gluten-Free)

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Quick Cook Honey Sesame Chicken (Gluten-Free)
If you’ve ever had a good version of this crowd-pleasing dish at a restaurant, you likely wondered if it could be made at home. It can, indeed, and you can do it gluten-free with no extra trouble at all. This version is tasty and easy to make. Enjoy it over rice.
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Gluten Insensitivity? Party City Stumbles with Offensive Pre-Super Bowl Ad

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Gluten Insensitivity? Party City Stumbles with Offensive Pre-Super Bowl Ad
Party retailer Party City finds itself in hot water over a recent commercial that implies that people who eat gluten free are “gross.” The ad, which was part of a pre-Super Bowl effort to tout deals at the discount party store, has offended customers and non-customers alike. The commercial depicts the host of a Super Bowl party […]
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Is Spelt Gluten-Free and Safe for People with Celiac Disease?

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Is Spelt Gluten-Free and Safe for People with Celiac Disease?
Many products that contain spelt are labeled “Wheat-Free.” Plenty of food that includes spelt claims that spelt is easier on the digestive system than wheat. It has also been called a “wheat alternative.” So, what about spelt? Is spelt gluten-free?
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Homemade Yogurt Resolves Irritable Bowel Symptoms in Most Patients

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Homemade Yogurt Resolves Irritable Bowel Symptoms in Most Patients
Can eating homemade yogurt make IBS symptoms disappear? A new study say it can do just that, with nearly 90 percent of IBS patients seeing improvement in six months or less. Irritable bowel syndrome can be a frustrating condition for both patients and doctors. It can be difficult to diagnose, and the symptoms can be […]
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Should Benicar Be Banned?

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Should Benicar Be Banned?
Respected consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is calling for the FDA to ban the sale Benicar, due to the potential for side effects to which Public Citizen refers as “life-threatening.” According to Public Citizen, olmesartans risks outweigh any benefits. Should Benicar be banned?
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New Blood Test Will Spot Celiac Disease Without Gluten Consumption

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New Blood Test Will Spot Celiac Disease Without Gluten Consumption
Anyone who has ever tried to get an official diagnosis for celiac disease has likely experienced one very unpleasant reality: Having to eat wheat for a couple of weeks to make sure the antibody tests are accurate. Currently celiac diagnosis requires gluten consumption. This can be hard for people who have already given up gluten.
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Cuban-Style Chicken and Rice (Gluten-Free)

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Cuban-Style Chicken and Rice (Gluten-Free)
If you are lucky enough to travel in the Spanish-speaking world, just about anywhere you go, you will very likely run into a some version of chicken and rice, or ‘Arroz con Pollo’ as it appears on countless menus. This Cuban-style version relies on annatto oil to give it a red color. You can make […]
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Did You Know? A Refresher Course on Celiac Disease

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Did You Know? A Refresher Course on Celiac Disease
Did you know that there are so many issues and questions surrounding celiac disease that even doctors who specialize in it find that the scientific data changes every six months, and this includes research data, new diagnostic and testing recommendations, and its connections to other diseases and conditions. In fact, many of us who think […]
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Gluten Detective's At-Home Test Kits are Designed to Detect Gluten Eaten During the Past Week

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Gluten Detective's At-Home Test Kits are Designed to Detect Gluten Eaten During the Past Week
Did you ever wonder if your gluten-free diet is really 100% gluten-free? Did you know that you’re supposed to be getting regular checkups with your doctor to verify that? The Gluten Detective’s stool and urine at-home test kits are designed to verify that your diet is gluten-free, at least during the seven days prior to […]
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Yes, Wine Flour is Real, and It's Gluten-Free

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Yes, Wine Flour is Real, and It's Gluten-Free
Merlot, Pinot and more. Noir, yes, wine flour is real, and it’s gluten-free.  Okay, so wine is good for lots of things, drinking notwithstanding. But try to wrap your head around this: wine flour. Yeah, flour made from wine grapes. There’s no such thing you say? Well, wine flour is in fact a thing. The […]
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Celiac Disease Patients at Higher Risk for Clostridium Difficile Infection

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Celiac Disease Patients at Higher Risk for Clostridium Difficile Infection
People with celiac disease face a higher risk of infections like tuberculosis, influenza, and pneumococcal pneumonia, but researchers don’t know how this might apply to risk of Clostridium difficile infection in those patients. A team of researchers recently set out to identify celiac disease patients using biopsy data from all pathology departments in Sweden over […]
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