April 25th, 2012 by John Libonati
April 22nd, 2012 by Kristen Beals
OAKLAND, Calif., April 18, 2012 -- Add Hidden Valley Salad Dressings to the growing list of foods to clearly call out that they are gluten free.
The makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings have added a "Gluten Free" logo to bottles and dry packets of its signature Original Ranch® dressing as well as much of its Farmhouse Originals product line. Packages with the new logo should appear on store shelves this summer.
The packaging change is designed to help (more…)
April 13th, 2012 by John Libonati
Miley Cyrus, the ultra popular nineteen year old singer and actress is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the media for being too healthy and too in-shape. And it's all because she is gluten-free and casein-free. Actually, the real reason is because many media "reporters" are vicious and misinformed. Their lack of concern for the truth and focus on sensationalism damages people like Cyrus, the gluten-free community and our society as a whole.
Here's what went down...
Photos were taken of Miley leaving a pilates studio and looking SUPER fit and healthy. The media began by raving about Miley's figure - how in-shape, fit and toned she looks. It was all "Yay Miley! We love Miley!" This was a win-win for everyone. Miley is famous, so the story sold. People got to see someone they recognize who was succeeding and looking (more…)
March 23rd, 2012 by Jennifer Harris
The Gluten Intolerance Group is having their Gluten-Free Health and Wellness Experience at the DoubleTree Hotel in Seattle on June 16th. The Experience combines expert speakers, gluten-free exhibitors, free health screenings and more to help attendees learn how to live a healthy, balanced gluten-free life.
Registration starts at $15 per person and includes admission to all of the events. Topics for the day cover nutrition and health, lifestyle, cooking and exercise. Cholesterol and bone density can be checked and (more…)
March 20th, 2012 by John Libonati
March 24, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida: John Libonati and Cleo Libonati, co-founders of GlutenFreeWorks.com and publishers of Recognizing Celiac Disease, will be speaking at the Florida West Coast Support Group's Expo - "Gluten-Free for Life."
The first ever Gluten-Free for Life Expo will be held in St Petersburg on March 24, 2012 from 11:am to 4:pm at The Coliseum, 535 Forth Avenue N. The Gluten Intolerance Support Group of Largo presents this one-of-a-kind expo to provide information on the Gluten-Free lifestyle. The group’s goal is to increase awareness of Celiac Disease and Gluten–Intolerance and provide education and resources for the Gluten-Free Community.
Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN will be presenting "Identifying and Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies in Celiac Disease." While many people recognize the need to remove gluten from the diet, the other side of getting well - how to identify and correct nutritional deficiencies - is less understood by patients and professionals alike. Cleo has spoken to medical schools, nurse practitioner associations, dietetic associations and gluten free support groups across the country where her presentation consistently receives rave (more…)
March 9th, 2012 by Jennifer Harris
(Editor's Note: This study is closed.)
I just learned of a new study being conducted by The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts to better understand the attitudes and beliefs of family members of persons with celiac disease.
Celiac disease occurs in 10% of first-degree family members, such as a parent or sibling, and up to 20% of second-degree family members, such as an aunt, uncle or
March 4th, 2012 by Kelly Clayton
Imagine having the power to speak your mind. While you may be thinking to yourself that you already do speak your mind, I am talking about the power to tell every doctor in the world one thing. We asked our Facebook followers the following:
“If you could tell every doctor on the planet one thing, what would it be?”
Listening to your patients
Such a simple idea: listening. It is amazing that many doctors do not listen to their patients, or pretend to listen. Patients spend much time listening and mulling over what their doctors say, so why can’t doctors return the favor? Facebook follower Jenn Rheaume said, (more…)
Just last week BioLineRx, a biopharmaceutical development company announced successful pre-clinical testing of a potentially revolutionary treatment for celiac disease. This new treatment may help celiac disease patients reduce their gluten toxins to create an overall healthy body for all celiac disease patients.
Jerusalem, Israel – February 21, 2012 – BioLineRx (NASDAQ: BLRX; TASE: BLRX), a biopharmaceutical development company, announced the publication of pre-clinical results demonstrating that BL-7010, an orally available treatment for celiac disease, reduces gluten toxicity (the negative effect of gluten on the patient’s body). The research was published in the February edition of Gastroenterology.
The findings indicate that BL-7010 (previously called P(HEMA-co-SS)) reduces digestion of wheat gluten, thereby decreasing its (more…)
February 14th, 2012 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD
The FDA opened a 90 day comment period on gluten in medications. One of the things we learned from 1 in 133 is that when we make it clear how many people care about gluten labeling, movement happens. Let's give the message that we feel this is important!
Gluten in Medications:
We know that most packaged foods on the grocery shelf in the U.S. will have straight-forward labeling, at least for ingredients containing wheat. However, this is not the case for medications, and finding accurate and timely information is much more challenging.
Standard prescription labels include only the active ingredients. So if your (more…)