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Gluten Free Certification – What Does It Mean to You?

Currently we have a proposed government definition of the term “gluten-free” for food labeling purposes but no final rule. Under the proposed rule, a labeled gluten-free food has to contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. When the final rule is released this number could stay the same, go up, or go down—a little or a lot. The ...

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Barley Malt Ingredients in Labeled Gluten-free Foods

Barley malt ingredients continue to pop up in foods labeled gluten free. There seems to be confusion among some manufacturers regarding the use of these ingredients. Hopefully the following information will be of help to both consumers and manufacturers. Please let me know if you have any questions.  Some issues to be aware of… Manufactures should consider the following before ...

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Investigation of Gluten Sensitivity Requires Anti-Gliadin Antibody Testing

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[Editor’s Note: Reprinted from 7 09 08 – and still very important.] The news release below is timely because anti-gliadin antibody blood tests are losing ground while the reality of gluten sensitivity looms far larger than is now appreciated by many doctors!  These blood tests are absolutely necessary to investigate health problems caused by gluten itself, yet they are being ...

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15 Celiac Disease Facts Everyone Should Know

Celiac disease awareness is growing, but misinformation still abounds. Here are 15 celiac disease facts every doctor, patient and member of the public should know. 1. 1 in 700 – The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States 1950. (Mayo) 2. 1 in 100 – The average worldwide prevalence of celiac disease across all races today. (NIH) The ...

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Gluten Intolerance Validated by this Popular Doctor and Author

As common at they are, gluten allergies and elimination diets are still, many times, viewed as fringe alternative health practices and often don’t receive the mainstream validation they deserve. When some estimates show that nearly 1 in 30 people suffer at the hands of gluten, one would think the intolerance to this protein would finally gain more acceptance in mainstream ...

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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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New IBS Guidelines Include Screening for Celiac Disease

New guidelines for the treatment of IBS published by the American College of Gastroenterology include screening for celiac disease… New IBS Guidelines Offer Treatment Ideas American College of Gastroenterology Updates Recommendations for Irritable Bowel Syndrome By Bill Hendrick WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDDec. 19, 2008 — New guidelines have been issued by the nation’s gastroenterologists that are aimed ...

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Investigation of gluten sensitivity requires anti-gliadin antibody testing.

The news release below is timely because anti-gliadin antibody blood tests are losing ground while the reality of gluten sensitivity looms far larger than is now appreciated by many doctors!  These blood tests are absolutely necessary to investigate health problems caused by gluten itself, yet they are being dismissed by doctors who look only to diagnosing celiac disease. Positive anti-gliadin ...

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