Celiac disease

Curried Cauliflower with Peas Recipe

A big thank you to Aida Mollenkamp (see my interview with her here) for this recipe from her recent book “Keys to the Kitchen.” I have made this twice, both times with much success. The children (now almost 9 and 7) loved it as well. I put my family chef spin on it so it’s not quite as spicy. I hope you’ll try ...

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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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Decreasing Inflammation – Important

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Hey there! I have a super important message for you about inflammation. We all know inflammation is bad. Advertisements for medicines on the TV talk about it all the time, blaming it for everything from heart disease to arthritis. Inflammation is bad. It is so bad that we include decreasing inflammation as a part of treating every condition in our ...

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Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease

Dentists can be the first identifiers of celiac disease. Up to 89% of people with celiac disease exhibit dental enamel defects. Dental enamel defects are characterized by alteration in the hard, white, dense, inorganic substance covering the crowns of the teeth. These defects may include demarcated opacities (white spots), undersized teeth, yellowing, grooves and/or pitting on one or more permanent ...

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Dentists Can Help to Recognize Celiac Disease

Photo © ADAM Dentistry Blog By Tammy Davenport, About.com Guide to Dentistry since 2005 Celiac disease causes the body’s immune system to damage and attack the small intestine upon consumption of proteins in barley, rye, wheat and possibly oats. Since there are no specific blood tests to determine if someone has Celiac disease, doctors use blood tests to look for certain ...

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Do Symptoms Worsen When You Eat Gluten After Being Gluten-Free?

The body goes through changes when people adopt a gluten-free diet. Many find their health problems melt away. But what about when they accidentally ingest gluten? Gluten Free Works wanted to find out whether folks discover their symptoms change in intensity after they have been gluten-free for awhile, so we posed the following question on our Facebook page…   Do ...

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Do You Think Your Life Would Have Been Different If You Had Known About Gluten at an Early Age???

We asked people on on the Glutenfreeworks Twitter account how they felt about whether finding out earlier about their gluten sensitivity or celiac disease would have affected their lives. Here is what they said. Do you think your life would have been different if you had known about gluten at an early age???   @Glutenfreeworks incredibly. My senior year of ...

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Does Calcium Affect Magnesium Absorption?

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We received a message from a Gluten Free Works Health Guide Subscriber yesterday that read, “In ‘calcium deficiency’ it says that calcium hinders absorption of magnesium. But information from doctors and general info always state to take these together because they support one another. Why do you recommend not taking them together?”   The subscriber presented a common sense point. ...

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Does Celiac Disease Affect More Than 1% of the Population?

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Jaqui Karr, the best-selling author, speaker and corporate consultant, recently wrote a read-worthy article in Whole Foods Magazine, “The Celiac 1% Myth and Why the Real Numbers Matter.” Karr claims the celiac disease prevalence of 1% is a myth, that the real number is much higher. She says the one percent number is based on a 2003 study of .00004 ...

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Does the severity of celiac disease symptoms correspond with degree of villous atrophy?

Editor’s note: The study below, investigating whether the degree of villous atrophy (intestinal damage) correlates with the symptoms that are presented, found they do not. Therefore, more research is needed to find out why symptoms do not correlate with the degree of intestinal damage. The pathologic range of villous atrophy seen on small intestinal biopsies ranges from severe (total villous ...

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