Celiac disease

Watch Your Waistline While on a Gluten Free Diet: Part One

When cruising the gluten free forums, it is not hard to notice that there are a few issues associated with a gluten free diet that come up a lot. One of these issues is a rapidly expanding waistline. The problem of gluten free weight gain comes from the higher concentration of carbohydrates and sugars found in gluten free foods. One ...

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Free Celiac Disease screening October 10 at the University of Chicago

With Celiac awareness on the rise, more and more people are getting tested and properly diagnosed. Many people have lived with troubling symptoms for years before getting a doctor to order the correct tests and give a formal diagnosis. Once people receive their diagnosis, they can cut gluten from their lives, allow their bodies to heal and feel better than ...

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Mark your calenders for September 13th

September 13th marks Celiac Sprue Association’s (CSA) Celiac Awareness Day. This provides a great time for people suffering with Celiac Disease to spread awareness to their friends, family, and doctors. The CSA has an awareness packet that is available for download from their website. Several possible ideas to promote awareness is to take brochures to your doctor and health/fitness clubs. ...

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Treating Candida Albicans Intestinal Yeast Overgrowth in Celiac Disease

The frequency of intestinal overgrowth by candida albicans is increased in people with celiac disease. In fact, infection by this common organism, also called C. albicans or candida, appears to be a trigger in the onset of celiac disease.1 Candida is yeast, a budding type of fungus, capable of fermenting carbohydrates. Albicans identifies this particular yeast from many others. Candida ...

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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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Celiac disease symptoms: Gluten Free Works Symptom Guide

Celiac Disease Symptoms: The Gluten Free Works Symptom Guide Could my symptoms be related to celiac disease? This is a common question people ask in the face of a bewildering array of possible celiac disease symptoms. The Celiac Disease Symptom Guide will help you identify possible symptoms and health problems that you can present to your doctor. Here is the ...

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Intestinal Gluten Receptor Is Gateway for Celiac Disease

    THURSDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) — Researchers believe they have finally answered a basic question about the cause of celiac disease — where in the body does the wheat protein gluten enter one’s system? A study published in the July issue of Gastroenterology identifies the CXCR3 receptor in the intestine as a gluten gateway. When people with celiac ...

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CSA Launches National Celiac Disease Physician Education Program (CSA-PEP)

The Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) made the initial presentation of its pilot physician education program to Robert Wergin, MD, at the Milford Family Center in Milford, Nebraska. Recently named ‘Family Physician of the Year,” Dr. Wergin is in general practice at the Milford Clinic. With this presentation, CSA launched the first phase of the most ambitious celiac disease physician education ...

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