Monthly Archives: January 2008

News Story about Recognizing Celiac Disease Book

-The news story below just came out today. See what Dr. Stefano Guandalini from the Celiac Disease Center at the University of Chicago, Alice Bast from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and Jacqueline Gomes, the corporate dietitian at Pathmark Supermarkets had to say about “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” This book was written for people with celiac disease and their healthcare providers. ...

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Benedictine nuns discover way to produce low-gluten Communion hosts

By John Libonati The article below describes low-gluten communion wafers for Roman Catholics. The wafers were tested by Dr. Allessio Fasano at the University of Maryland Celiac Disease Center to contain .01% gluten. He did mention that the machine performing the test could only test to .01% and the wafers may, in fact, contain less. Note: The contact information for ...

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Allergies lead churches to new practices – gluten-free communion wafers

This article talks about how different churches are responding to congregants’ various allergies, including celiac disease. Note: the catholic low-gluten communion wafers mentioned were tested at Dr. Allessio Fasano’s tested at .01% gluten. (Dr. Fasano did mention the lowest level the machine could detect was .o1% and that the wafer could have contained even less.)  The contact information for ordering low-gluten ...

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Problems with Acid Reducers and Acid Reflux Fixes that Work

Acid reflux affects millions of people every day. Heartburn is the major symptom of acid in the esophagus, characterized by burning discomfort behind the breastbone (sternum). Findings in gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)  include esophagitis (reflux esophagitis) — inflammatory changes in the esophageal lining (mucosa) —, strictures, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and chronic chest pain. Patients may have only one of those symptoms. ...

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Bone Mineral Density and Celiac Disease in Women

The article below describes a study showing if a woman enters menopause with a low bone mineral density, the risk is 25% to develop fractures compared to 9% who had normal bone mineral density. This is a significant and important reason for women with celiac disease to:  1) Keep a strict gluten-free diet to be able to absorb calcium, vitamin ...

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