Celiac disease

Celiac specialist discusses why it is still under diagnosed in the U.S.

We are very lucky to have Dr. Cynthia Rudert, MD practicing in Atlanta. She is the only nationally recognized celiac specialist in the Southeast. Recently I was fortunate enough to interview the very busy Dr. Rudert about celiac and her thoughtful answers were so informative that the interview will be posted in several parts. Unlike many doctors I’ve encountered, Dr. ...

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How Blood Tests for Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac Disease Actually Work

This article focuses on the two main antibody blood tests for celiac disease. It will tell you what each test looks for and what the results mean. The two blood tests recommended when testing for celiac disease are the AGA-IgA test for gliadin (wheat proteins) as well as the tTG-IgA test for tissue transglutaminase. Recent research indicates the blood tests ...

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Celiac Disease Physician Education Program Goes Nationwide

The Celiac Sprue Association – USA (CSA) recently ran the article below in Lifeline, CSA’s quarterly newsletter. The CSA-PEP refers to the CSA Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Physician Education Program. CSA-PEP Goes Nationwide: Buffalo Physician Praises PEP Thanks to CSA members, CSA-PEP is now available in many doctors’ offices across the United States. Mary Alice Kelly, MD, Buffalo, wrote ...

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Celiac Disease Alert: Six Ways Gluten Can Kill You

“I only cheat once in awhile. You know, like twice a week…” If you have celiac disease, you damage your body EVERY TIME you ingest gluten. That may sound bad, but it gets worse. You can DIE from celiac disease in a variety of ways. None of them are fun. Some take longer than others. Some may not kill you ...

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So the Doc says no gluten, answers to FAQs

For individuals just diagnosed with celiac disease or other gluten intolerant auto immunity issues, the prospects of learning a whole new way of eating can be daunting at first, especially for those eating the standard American diet (S.A.D.). Following are answers to a list of frequently asked questions: What grains contain gluten? Wheat, barley, rye, and any flours derived from ...

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Three weeks until free Celiac screening October 10 at the U. of Chicago

There are 3 weeks until the free Celiac testing event at the University of Chicago, Saturday, October 10. For complete details please read here. Please call to set up an appointment as the event is expected to fill up fast.. For more info: Call The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center at 773.702.7593. ——————– Author Information: Anne Steib, Chicago, IL ...

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Celiac Disease Health in Depth: Natural Remedies for Chronic Constipation

About 20% of people with untreated celiac disease have chronic constipation instead of the classic symptom of diarrhea. As the rate of diagnosis improves, constipation is becoming recognized as a common symptom of celiac disease. Constipation is a common problem in the general population of the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, about 4 million people have ...

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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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