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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Chef Damian Cardone Brags About Feeding Gluten-free Patrons High Gluten Pasta

  [Editor’s Note: This story is from 2011. It still illustrates why we must be vigilant about where we go to eat.] Gluten-free Nation, you should be rightly shocked, dismayed and FURIOUS!  A chef in Glenwood Springs, Colorado is poisoning you…and bragging about it. Chef Damian Cardone is wantonly feeding gluten pasta to patrons who request gluten-free food according to a post ...

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Chevys Fresh Mex Launches Gluten-free Menu

The chain is the third to introduce gluten-free items this month   Chevys Fresh Mex this week became the latest restaurant chain to launch a gluten-free menu in its company-owned locations. Chevys’ launch follows the debut earlier this month of Domino’s Pizza’s new gluten-free crust and Chuck E. Cheese’s test of new gluten-free products, including a pizza and a cupcake. ...

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Chuck E Cheese to Offer Gluten Free Options

Effective today, over 500 locations of Chuck E Cheese restaurants will begin offering two GFCO certified gluten-free options for those visitors following a gluten-free diet. An individual cheese pizza and an individual chocolate fudge cupcake are the two certified gluten free options now available to children and parents visiting the establishment.

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Copper Malabsorption in Untreated Celiac Disease Common

  Editor’s note:   In this study, researchers investigating the absorption of copper in untreated patients who had damage to their duodenum found anemia in 3 out of 10 of these patients that was due to copper deficiency.  They gave all the study subjects a solution of copper to drink that was equal to a daily dose then tested their ...

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Correcting Potassium Deficiency in Celiac Disease with a Gluten Free Diet

Potassium is a mineral that is easily absorbed by the digestive tract. This micronutrient is essential for life because of the vital functions it performs in our bodies. Normal nerve conduction, muscle contraction, fluid balance, acid-alkali balance, blood pressure regulation, digestion, protein production, and metabolism require the action of potassium. For example, in metabolism potassium is required for the movement ...

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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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