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Understanding Vitamin D Deficiency in Celiac Disease

-  Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin for strong bones and teeth, turns out to be a multi-tasker! Since its discovery in the early 1920s, this important fat-soluble vitamin was labeled simply as “the antirachitic vitamin” (prevents rickets). Not any more. A major discovery of how it functions as a hormone in the body when converted into its active form by ...

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Video: Why Symptoms Vary in Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Over 300 symptoms have been linked to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.  How is this possible?  Why do symptoms vary so much from person to person?  Cheryl Harris, RD, MPH explains.  The end of the video touches on why health professionals miss celiac disease so often…they were taught to look for emaciated children, when in fact anyone at any age ...

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Vitamin A Deficiency in Celiac Disease…Common Before & After Diagnosis

Vitamin A was first identified in 1913 because of its crucial role in vision.  Subsequent discovery of its many other duties show that a deficiency will cause a broad range of health problems. Vitamin A is not a single compound but actually comprises a fat-soluble family of molecules that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and retinyl ester. The term vitamin ...

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Watch Your Waistline While on a Gluten Free Diet: Part One

When cruising the gluten free forums, it is not hard to notice that there are a few issues associated with a gluten free diet that come up a lot. One of these issues is a rapidly expanding waistline. The problem of gluten free weight gain comes from the higher concentration of carbohydrates and sugars found in gluten free foods. One ...

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Watch Your Waistline While on a Gluten Free Diet: Part Two

Keeping a slim and trim waistline seems to be an important topic lately. Members of the gluten free elite are trying to find ways to counter-act the effects of a gluten free diet on their weight. In part one, the subject of will power was broached. Now that we have established that you have such a powerful tool at your ...

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Were You Diagnosed with Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease by a Doctor or Did You Figure It Out on Your Own?

It is well documented that only a small minority of those with celiac disease are successfully diagnosed in a medical setting. Gluten sensitivity, which we based on medical research and proposed in Recognizing Celiac Disease in 2007,  has only recently been accepted as a true medical condition. So we decided to hold an informal survey to see just how people ...

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Which Medications Do You No Longer Need Since Going Gluten-free?

On December 13, I posted a question on the Glutenfreeworks Facebook page to ask people who had adopted a gluten-free diet if they no longer needed medications they had been taking. The response was incredible. Dozens of people described how they no longer needed drugs, some of which they had been taking for years or decades. Here is my post ...

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