Tag Archives: Celiac disease

Celiac Expert Answers – Could a Gluten-Free Diet Lead to Other Diseases? Video!

- Weight loss, fad, miracle cure…there is an enormous amount of misinformation concerning the gluten-free diet in the news, on the internet and even in the medical community. One of the worst ideas being perpetuated is that following a gluten-free diet can somehow be bad for you. Dr. Stefano Guandalini, Founder and Medical Director of Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center, ...

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Gluten-Free Athletes Bring Home the Gold

Celebrities and athletes living gluten-free are casting a much-needed light on the lifestyle changes that accompany a gluten-free diet. With their openness about their symptoms, dietary changes and more, athletes and celebrities in the spotlight are proving that celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are more prevalent than is currently known, that these conditions affects all kinds of people, and that ...

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Olmesartan Blood Pressure Medicine Linked to Celiac Disease Type Villous Atrophy

I just received an email from the Celiac Disease Research Center at Columbia University regarding a study showing a possible association between a blood pressure medication and villous atrophy. The blood pressure medication is called olmesartan and it is also known as Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Olmetec. According to this article, the three-year study was conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, ...

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Medical Research Study to Test a Potential Celiac Disease Therapy Is Underway and Signing up Participants

There is no cure for celiac disease. But, there may soon be a new therapy to go along with a gluten-free diet. A Phase II medical research study to test a potential therapy for people with celiac disease is underway and signing up participants at CeliacTrial.com. The investigational drug, Larazotide Acetate, was developed by Alba Therapeutics. It passed Phase I ...

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Alaska Passes Celiac Awareness Month Resolution

It is wonderful to see individual states supporting celiac disease awareness. This April, Alaska became the latest to pass a resolution recognizing May as Celiac Awareness Month. Governor Sean Parnell and Senator Cathy Giessel are applauded for their efforts to advance celiac disease awareness.  (Juneau) – A resolution to proclaim May 2012 as Celiac Disease Awareness Month, SCR 16, was ...

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National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Puts Restaurant Industry to the Test

Chefs and Restaurateurs Flunk Gluten-Free Quiz at NRA Show Ambler, Pa. (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Chefs and restaurateurs lack a fundamental understanding of gluten-free protocols, and it’s a threat to those with gluten-related disorders, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), the non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of those of celiac disease and ...

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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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Domino’s Pizza, Celiac Disease Experts and Defining What Is REALLY Gluten-Free

Domino’s Pizza recently announced it would offer gluten-free pizza for gluten sensitive customers. Domino’s made it clear that the pizzas used a gluten-free crust, but are manufactured using the same equipment as the other gluten-containing foods and are not safe for people with celiac disease. Domino’s worked with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and received the NFCA’s new, ...

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Domino’s: Gluten-Free Pizza Not Safe For People With Celiacs

(Editor’s Note: A follow up on Domino’s Pizza Offers Gluten-Free Pizza…Sort Of) 5/8/2012 9:29 PM ET  (RTTNews) – Domino’s new gluten-free pizza should not be eaten by people with Celiac disease, the company said in a statement. Apparently, the first gluten-free pizza being offered by national pizza chain is designed for people with gluten sensitivity, as opposed to those with ...

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Shocking Facts About Celiac Disease

May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, so it seems appropriate to share some medical facts about this autoimmune disease that just might shock you. These facts come from Dr. Tom O’Bryan who is is a nationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.  Dr. O’Bryan’s specialty is in teaching the many manifestations of gluten sensitivity and ...

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