Gluten sensitivity, gluten allergies and celiac disease are potentially deadly medical conditions.
April 1st, 2011 by John Libonati
March 30th, 2011 by John Libonati
Gluten-free Nation, you should be rightly shocked, dismayed and FURIOUS! A chef in Glenwood Springs, Colorado is poisoning you…and bragging about it.
Chef Damian Cardone is wantonly feeding gluten pasta to patrons who request gluten-free food according to a post on his Facebook page.
Cardone was deliberately feeding high gluten food to people as of March 10 according the dates on comments to his post.
It gets worse. Cardone seems to relish his campaign to feed gluten-free individuals gluten… (more…)
March 24th, 2011 by Dr. Scot Lewey
The researchers challenged and re-challenged people with IBS in whom celiac disease had been excluded whose symptoms were controlled on a gluten-free diet. These individuals were randomized to gluten-free diet with daily supplements of muffins and bread with a standard amount of gluten added or not added. Both the patients and the (more…)
February 22nd, 2011 by Jennifer Harris
Adults that have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease are being sought to participate in a study to identify factors associated with the development of Celiac Disease. The goal of the study is to find the genes that may predispose individuals to develop this autoimmune disease. Adults eligible to participate in this study must have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease through a small intestinal biopsy. Spouses may also be eligible to participate.
Participants will be asked to provide a blood sample, complete a questionnaire, and provide medical records regarding their diagnosis. There is no cost to (more…)
February 16th, 2011 by John Libonati
The Celiac Disease Foundation: Greater Phoenix Chapter will host its 3rd Annual Greater Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo on Saturday, April 16, 2011.
This event is open to the public and gives people challenged with Celiac Disease, or those interested in transitioning to a gluten-free lifestyle, an opportunity to learn more about gluten-free products and where to purchase those products, as well as learning about local restaurants offering gluten-free menus. In 2010, over 600 attendees and 37 vendors participated in the expo. This year promises to be even bigger, with an expected 800 guests and 50 vendors.
The expo will be held between 10 am and 2 pm at the following location:
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
In keeping with the intent of sharing information on a wide array of products now available to the gluten-free community, a variety (more…)
February 14th, 2011 by Trish Deitemeyer
Have you checked out Gluten Free Works yet? You really should. Founded by Cleo and John Libonati, it is dedicated to “helping people get well, look good and stay healthy living gluten free.” And right now, they’ve got some very sweet Valentine’s info posted.
There’s a gluten-free brownie recipe, gluten-free strawberry heart rice crispie bar recipe and even a heart-shaped pizza recipe from Terri Gruss, MS, one of their regular contributors. Jen Cafferty, founder of The Gluten Free Cooking Expo, shares a starter list of (more…)
February 3rd, 2011 by John Libonati
OTTAWA, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is being asked to act on the concerns of millions of Canadians with food allergies and celiac disease and listen to the advice of prominent national medical, consumer and health organizations and pass proposed federal food labelling regulations now. The Prime Minister is also encouraged to heed the results of a new public opinion poll showing close to 70% of Canadians want regulations to affect all pre-packaged food and beverages and not grant a special exemption for the beer industry.
According to Angus Reid Public Opinion, 67% of Canadians approve of the proposed rules so they apply to all food and beverage companies, while only 21% believe the government should change the proposed rules to exempt the brewery industry from (more…)
January 31st, 2011 by Ron Hoggan, Ed. D
[Editor's Note: Warnings against the gluten-free diet are on the rise, which makes no sense given the facts that the rate of successful medical diagnosis of gluten disorders is woefully inadequate, replacing gluten containing foods with gluten-free alternatives has no detrimental affect on nutritional status and the benefits of removing gluten from the diet of people who suffer from gluten disorders are widely documented. The following is a response by gluten-free author and expert, Ron Hoggan, Ed. D, to a recent piece in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Dieters Warned on Going Gluten-free," by China Millman."]
Dear China Millman,
Thank you for your interesting article on gluten-free dieting. I was very pleased to read that you include patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity among those who should follow a gluten free diet. I assume that you have arrived at your estimate of 20 million who are afflicted with wheat allergy, non-celiac and celiac gluten sensitivity using Dr. Fasano’s estimate that 6 to 7 percent of Americans have what you refer to as this “milder form of gluten intolerance”. There are other (more…)
January 25th, 2011 by Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN
It’s a fact. Everyone produces gas. Ordinarily, most people produce about 1 to 3 pints of gas in a day. Gas is normally painless, creating a feeling of fullness until it is passed.
But sometimes pain is experienced, and when it does it can be either dull or sharp, leaving us feeling bloated or tender in places. It can be localized in one spot, or felt throughout the abdomen.
About 50% of people with celiac disease complain of chronic discomfort from gas at the time of diagnosis.
The accumulation of gas in the digestive tract is called flatus, and having (more…)
January 13th, 2011 by Jennifer Slack
When you have a child diagnosed with a severe food allergy it can be extremely challenging to help them feel comfortable and safe in social situations. While living with food allergies may always present challenges there are a few things you can do as a parent to help your child manage their fears and anxieties.
First and foremost…you must try and remain as calm as you can, while still watching out for them. When you get very worked up and anxious in front of your child, they feel this and it passes on to them. Teach them to be cautious and what to watch out for, but (more…)
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