Celiac disease

Newly Crowned Mrs. Alaska Raises Awareness of Celiac Disease

- April 8, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska: Brandy Wendler, wife of JohnRoss Wendler, pilot officer of Elmendorf Air Force Base who is serving in Japan’s relief effort, was crowned Mrs. Alaska United States 2011 in front of a packed auditorium at the Wilda Marston Theatre in Anchorage on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011.   Although the Mrs. Alaska pageant was Mrs. Wendler’s first time competing ...

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NFCA Webinar October 7 – “Veggies & Beyond: Why Celiacs Need a Nutritionally Dense Diet”

This just in from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness… Whether you’re a dietitian ready for new information or a celiac in need of quality gluten-free tips, this Webinar will put you in the know! “Veggies & Beyond: Why Celiacs Need a Nutritionally Dense Diet” Thursday, October 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific Time Join NFCA as GREAT Dietitian ...

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Niacin (Vitamin B3) deficiency in celiac disease

Niacin, also called vitamin B3, is required by all the cells of our body making it essential for vitality and life itself. Niacin is essential for keeping our skin and digestive tract healthy, our brain and nervous system  functioning normally, certain key cell processes repaired, our adrenal glands producing steroid hormones at demand levels, sex glands producing the hormones estrogen, ...

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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Gluten

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This is super important for anyone with fatty liver disease! While we were at Columbia University’s Topics in Gastroenterology, Dr. Steven Lobritto talked about cirrhosis of the liver and how he has actually seen people who were on the liver transplant list heal enough to be taken off once they started a gluten-free diet. That’s right.  People who needed liver ...

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Nutrient Deficiencies Symptom Chart: Know Where You Stand So You Can Control Your Health

The impact of nutritional deficiencies on health should be common knowledge among the medical professional community. All doctors, nurses and other medical professionals should be able to quickly and accurately identify and diagnose functional nutritional deficiencies in patients and correct those deficiencies. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Medical teaching institutions do not focus on nutrition, so many medical professionals are ...

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Olmesartan Blood Pressure Medicine Linked to Celiac Disease Type Villous Atrophy

I just received an email from the Celiac Disease Research Center at Columbia University regarding a study showing a possible association between a blood pressure medication and villous atrophy. The blood pressure medication is called olmesartan and it is also known as Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Olmetec. According to this article, the three-year study was conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, ...

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One Grain More – Les Mis Food Allergy Parody

The Les Misérables food allergy parody that will knock your hypoallergenic socks off! With the amazingly popular hit musical Les Miserables coming to theaters oh so soon (only 26 days, but who’s counting?!), I thought it would be appropriate to share this funny and amazing “One Grain More” video made by four people who are struggling to cook gluten free. ...

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Osteomalacia in Adult Celiac Disease

Osteomalacia is common in celiac disease. Osteomalacia can occur at any age. It children, it is called rickets.  It is a metabolic bone disorder that involves slow loss of minerals from bone tissue throughout the skeleton, stemming from inadequate absorption of vitamin D. As minerals are dissolved from bone tissue to provide for essential functions elsewhere in the body, bones ...

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Osteopenia Found in 50% of Children with Celiac Disease

Research shows celiac disease can cause brittle bones in children. Can a gluten-free diet correct it? A teenage gymnast is completing an exercise at the US Nationals gymnastics competition. At seventeen years of age, she is one of the top athletes in the country, physically strong and incredibly fit. Both her wrists fracture during the dismount. Doctors test her bone ...

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