Monthly Archives: August 2010

Scientists Uncover Further Steps Leading to Celiac Disease

-   3 06 08 Contact: Sally Webster s.webster@qmul.ac.uk 44-207-882-5404 Queen Mary, University of London Scientists who last year identified a new genetic risk factor for coeliac disease, have, following continued research, discovered an additional seven gene regions implicated in causing the condition. The team, lead by David van Heel, Professor of Gastrointestinal Genetics at Barts and The London School of ...

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The Avalanche of New Mercury-Autism Studies

by Mark Geier, MD, PhD & David Geier July 24, 2010 Dear Everyone: We wanted to share with you the avalanche of new mercury-autism studies published yesterday in the peer-reviewed literature. Yesterday, there were six studies published in one day that implicate a causal role for mercury exposure in autistic disorders. (1) Sorting Out the Spinning of Autism – Heavy ...

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Gluten-Free Nutty Buckwheat Pancakes

They have a pleasing aroma, brown color, and a hearty bite. Buckwheat is famously healthy, strengthening blood vessels and supplying essential vitamins and minerals. Note: buckwheat is not a grain or a member of the wheat family. Rather, it is the seed of a vegetable and belonging to the rhubarb family. Early settlers named these nourishing, native seeds ‘buckwheat’ because ...

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Gluten-Free iPhone and iPod Apps

The Summer 2010 issue of Delight Gluten-Free magazine featured an amazing article entitled Digital Delights. I am a huge lover of Apple computers and iPods, but still pro-Blackberry. It’s apps like these that make me think about switching. The following information was taken directly from the article. Best For Newcomers: Gluten-Free Groceries by Triumph Dining, Cost: $17.99

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Does the severity of celiac disease symptoms correspond with degree of villous atrophy?

Editor’s note: The study below, investigating whether the degree of villous atrophy (intestinal damage) correlates with the symptoms that are presented, found they do not. Therefore, more research is needed to find out why symptoms do not correlate with the degree of intestinal damage. The pathologic range of villous atrophy seen on small intestinal biopsies ranges from severe (total villous ...

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Gluten Free Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels hit the mainstream

It’s always nice when you can find gluten free products in a “normal” grocery store; it’s downright exciting when a favorite regular-food brand puts out a gluten free food.  Such is the case with Snyder’s of Hanover’s new Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks.  After a couple of hiccups in getting the GF ball rolling, Snyder’s new pretzel sticks have been certified by the GFCO (Gluten Free ...

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Gluten-free Grain for Baking: Sorghum Flour

For those that are new to the gluten-free diet, the wide array of new flours can be overwhelming.  Sorghum flour is a flour that is frequently used in gluten-free baking.   Sorghum is one of the oldest known grains.   It is America’s third-leading cereal crop and a major food source in Africa and India.  The grain is native to tropical Africa and ...

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