Intestinal Gluten Receptor Is Gateway for Celiac Disease

    THURSDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) — Researchers believe they have finally answered a basic question about the cause of celiac disease — where in the body does the wheat protein gluten enter one’s system? A study published in the July issue of Gastroenterology identifies the CXCR3 receptor in the intestine as a gluten gateway. When people with celiac ...

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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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Philadelphia Phillies host successful Celiac Awareness Night

7/21/2009 Wonderful, gluten-free evening at Citizens Bank Park. ________________________________________ The Philadelphia Phillies supported NFCA and other area celiac support groups by hosting celiac disease awareness night at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, and commemorated the occasion with a 10-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs! From MLB.com Phillies host Celiac Awareness Night Club raises money, spreads info on digestive disease By ...

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Enjoy Celiac Awareness Night with the Phillies July 20!

Join the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and Celiac Groups in the Delaware Valley for Celiac Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 7:05 p.m. when the Phillies face the Chicago Cubs. This is a fun-filled, gluten-free event that the entire family will enjoy. Citizens Bank now has gluten-free beer, gluten-free hot dogs and ...

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Safeway, Vons, Genuardi, Randalls, Tom Thumb Gluten Free Product List

safeway-logo The following list of gluten free foods was provided by Safeway July 7, 2009. -John Libonati, Editor. Glutenfreeworks.com SAFEWAY CELIAC SPRUE GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCT LIST Please note that these products also apply to Vons, Dominick’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Genuardi’s. We received your request for information on Safeway private label products for those troubled with gluten-induced enteropathy or celiac-sprue. While we are somewhat familiar with the malabsorption syndrome, we do not presume to prescribe any of our products for any specific diet(s). On the other hand, we are happy to provide what information we have which might be useful to you.

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Mayo Research Suggests Celiac Disease More Common

(Editor’s Note: The author of the article reprinted below may have meant celiac disease when he wrote “gluten allergies.”) Mayo research suggests gluten allergies more common by Sea Stachura, Minnesota Public Radio July 1, 2009 Rochester, Minn. — Celiac disease — an allergic reaction to gluten – is four times more common today than it was 50 years ago, according ...

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Walmart Now Carrying Gluten Free Products!

It’s true! Walmart is now carrying gluten free products in test stores with a roll out across the country to follow. Below is a letter from the woman who made it happen, Celiac Sprue Association chapter president and National Foundation for Celiac Awareness volunteer – Carolyn Lynch McKinley. She’s a gluten free dynamo! This morning my dream came true. I ...

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Burts Bees Gluten-Free Lip Products

This just in from a member of the Las Vegas listserve. This was Burts Bees customer response to a question about whether their lip products were gluten-free. Burts Bees Consumer Care number is below so you can contact them about their other products. Dear Susan: Thank you for contacting us with your inquiry, we do apologize that we are unable ...

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Gluten-Free Apple Dumplings

When Apple Dumplings are baking, their unmistakable aroma fills the air. Much more satisfying than apple pie, everyone is sure to appreciate them.   Ingredients Pastry for 2 pie shells (see below) 6 medium tart apples (Jonathon, Pink Lady, Winesap, Granny) 2/3 cup raisins 2/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 6 tablespoons fructose or honey 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ...

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