Celiac disease

Gluten Free Works Health Guide Alert: How Gluten Affects Muscles

The Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter is out! This week focuses on gluten and how it affects the muscles. Muscles. When they are chronically tired, hurt or do not work properly, our lives are impacted. Unfortunately, it is easy to get used to how we feel and grow to think, “That’s just me.” Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease affect the muscles in ...

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I Had a Dad bod. Then I Went Gluten Free

“I should look like Brad Pitt.” Back before I went gluten free, I remember looking in the mirror and saying these exact words to myself. I was working out 5 to 6 days a week, weight training and cardio, eating “right” but instead of looking good, I looked like a sausage…and it was getting worse. Now, to be certain I ...

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How YOU Can Be Your Own Doctor and Why You Must

Several years ago I was referred to see a neurologist for a neck injury I received in a car accident. This doctor is one of the top neurologists in the United States. He is a well known authority who teaches at a prestigious medical school. He is also a really nice guy. After learning I publish Glutenfreeworks.com, he said he ...

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Stanford University Seeks Celiac Disease Study Participants

  Jennifer Iscol, of the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California, just distributed this message regarding a celiac disease study at Stanford University. “Volunteers are needed for a genetic study on celiac disease at Stanford University. Please consider participating. Community participation is an essential component of Stanford’s celiac disease research. The research benefits all of us and future generations. http://www.celiaccommunity.org/stanford-celiac-genetic-study/ Announcement from ...

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Mental Health and Celiac Disease

If you’ve ever lived with undiagnosed Celiac Disease – chances are you’ve been to a psychologist at one time or another.  Perhaps your doctor told you that you had severe depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, or simply that it was “all in your head.” Believe me – I’ve been there, done that. I had even convinced myself as an undergrad in ...

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Calories, Weight, and a Whole Lotta Garbage

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I was looking back at old drafts of posts that I’ve written over the years but never published, and I found this rant on the 1200 calorie weight loss myth. Since it’s the last day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week  and the first day of National Nutrition Month, I figured it would be a good time to share it. (Editor’s note: ...

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The Best of G-Free Grab & Go

I’m a huge fan of naturally gluten-free food. It’s usually healthier, usually cheaper, and IMHO, usually tastier, too. There are so many ways to go g-free quick and easy, and I highlighted a bunch in last month’s newsletter, with tips from a variety of gluten-free bloggers. And yet…there are so many reasons packaged foods do come in handy from time ...

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Dean McDermott Eats Gluten on Food Network Appearance

I was enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon with my daughter who was grounded and couldn’t watch her normal shows. We sat down together to watch Food Network to find Dean McDermott on an episode of Guy’s Big Bite. Dean McDermott has celiac disease, so I was shocked to see him sample dishes that contained gluten.

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How To Make the Most of Celiac Awareness Month!

This year I am taking Celiac Awareness Month a little more personally than years past! In March, I went to the Digestive Disease National Coalition and met with Senators to discuss Resolution 550 that officially makes May  National Celiac Awareness Month. When talking with the Senate staff I explained that making May Celiac Awareness Month gives members of the gluten free community ...

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