Celiac disease

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day in the United States: September 13

-  Today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day in the United States. From the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness website: September 13 has been dubbed “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day” in honor of the doctor who identified a link between celiac disease and diet. Dr. Samuel Gee, a leader in celiac disease research, was born on Sept. 13, 1839. A Senate resolution calling for the ...

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National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Addresses Gluten-Free Confusion in the Restaurant Industry

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Announces gluten-free credentialing to address widespread confusion in restaurant industry New Credentialing Designed to Increase Food Safety Practices for those with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Gluten-Free Nutritional Preferences Ambler, Pa. – April 25, 2012– National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), the non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of those of ...

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National Foundation For Celiac Awareness Prepares Colleges and Universities for Gluten-free Requests

1/18/2013 Recent Court Settlement Sets Strong Precedent for Gluten- and Allergen-Free Accommodations; NFCA Urges Colleges and Universities to Take Action.   Ambler, Pa.  (Jan.  15, 2013) – Students choose their college or university based on a number of factors. Their ability to find a meal on campus shouldn’t be one of them.   According to the National Foundation for Celiac ...

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National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Puts Restaurant Industry to the Test

Chefs and Restaurateurs Flunk Gluten-Free Quiz at NRA Show Ambler, Pa. (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Chefs and restaurateurs lack a fundamental understanding of gluten-free protocols, and it’s a threat to those with gluten-related disorders, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), the non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of those of celiac disease and ...

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National Jewish Health Expert Discusses Psychological Aspect of Living with Life Threatening Food Allergies

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mary Klinnert, PhD at National Jewish Health. Mary is an expert in child psychology and has numerous previous research studies on the effects of asthma on mental health.  She started her career mostly focusing on asthma, but in recent years, has turned much of her attention to the psychological aspects of living with life threatening ...

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts 24th Annual Celiac Conference

For the 24th year in a row, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be hosting  the Celiac Conference. The conference is a great place to  mingle, shop and learn more about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet.   The conference will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 7:30 AM  until 4:00 PM.  There will be separate educational tracks for adults, teens ...

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Neurological Disorders, Gluten & Celiac Disease

The brain is a delicate organ, where billions of cells, electrical and chemical reactions have to interact correctly to function optimally.  When something unbalances brain chemistry, interrupts reactions or damages the cells, brain dysfunction results. Gluten does all these things – whether or not you have celiac disease. Neurological disorders from gluten can arise in either, or both, of the ...

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New IBS Guidelines Include Screening for Celiac Disease

New guidelines for the treatment of IBS published by the American College of Gastroenterology include screening for celiac disease… New IBS Guidelines Offer Treatment Ideas American College of Gastroenterology Updates Recommendations for Irritable Bowel Syndrome By Bill Hendrick WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDDec. 19, 2008 — New guidelines have been issued by the nation’s gastroenterologists that are aimed ...

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New Study Finds Link between Celiac Disease and Obesity in Patients

Lately, it seems like more and more celebrities and professional athletes are openly talking about going gluten free. Whether it’s due to a diagnosis of celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, or simply because they want to get healthy, many of them have noted a weight loss as part of the benefits they’ve been seeing. Then why is it, that ...

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