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Identifying and Treating Vitamin A Deficiency in Celiac Disease

Vitamin A was first identified in 1913 because of its crucial role in vision.  Subsequent discovery of its many other duties show that a deficiency will cause a broad range…

3 Things You Should Know Before Filing for a Gluten-Free Food Tax Deduction (United States)

It’s no secret that gluten-free packaged food is oftentimes more expensive than its gluten-containing counterparts, but did you know you might be eligible for a tax deduction to help make up…

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Beginning the Gluten-Free Lifestyle: A Step-By-Step Guide

FOR THE NEWLY-DIAGNOSED CELIAC AND DH’er STEP-BY-STEP:  BEGINNING THE GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE© by Janet Y. Rinehart, Houston, and Lynn Rainwater, San Antonio BEGIN A definite diagnosis of Celiac Disease (screening blood…

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Understanding and Treating Zinc Deficiency in Celiac Disease

The mineral zinc is classified as an essential nutrient due to the vital functions it performs in our bodies.  It is found in almost every cell of the body with…

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So You Want to Start a Celiac Support Group?

I was diagnosed in 1996 when “celiac” and “gluten free” were still foreign words.  I remember the first conversation I had with a fellow Celiac.  I sat on the floor…

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Larazotide Acetate and Celiac Disease

There is no cure for celiac disease. But, there is an experimental medication in Phase IIB testing, Larazotide Acetate, to be used along with a gluten-free diet. The investigational medicine,…

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Non-Toxic Oats May Become A Reality

Wheat, rye, and barley are universally acknowledged to contain the gluten proteins that trigger inflammation and damage to the small intestine in people with celiac disease. Gluten provokes the secretion…

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4 Easy Steps to Assess Nutrition in Celiac Disease

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University recently published its steps for nutrition assessment of patients with celiac disease.   The gluten-free diet is currently the only treatment for celiac disease,…

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Easy Bruising Due to Vitamin K Deficiency in Celiac Disease

Do you know someone who bruises easily? Do the marks develop into dark bluish swellings that hurt and take a long time to go away? If you have celiac disease,…