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

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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German Researchers Discover New Wheat Proteins “Natural Pesticides” That Cause Inflammation and Worsen Chronic Health Conditions

In the M. Night Shyamalan thriller, The Happening, a worldwide plague strikes humanity that causes anyone affected to kill themselves. The trigger turns out to be a substance released by plants into the air that affects the minds of humans. According to the movie, plants developed the toxin to save themselves from humans. As we discover more about gluten, lectins ...

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German Researchers Create More Reliable Method for Measuring Gluten In Food

The options for gluten-free foods are growing for for people with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy. German scientists, reporting in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, have developed a more reliable way for manufacturers to detect gluten in purified wheat starch, a common ingredient in foods labeled gluten-free.1 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-10/acs-tid101216.php ↩

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Gluten-Free Menu

Chipotle Mexican Grill is a fast food chain with over 2,000 locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France. The company specializes in tacos and burritos and has released a mission statement called Food with Integrity, which highlights its efforts in using naturally-grown ingredients, and serves more naturally raised meat than any other restaurant chain. The only gluten-containing food ...

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Your Pocket Doctor

Wouldn’t it be great to show your doctor how your symptoms are related, or which nutrient deficiencies are affecting your treatment, while you are sitting right there in his office? What about those disbelieving family members who say it’s all in your head, but suffer from symptoms you know stem from celiac disease? (We all know what that is like!) ...

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Decreasing Inflammation – Important

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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3 Things That Keep You Sick

Hey, I would like to share a very important message with you. The gluten-free diet is the main treatment for gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. However, removing gluten is not the only thing we must do to regain our health. Here are the top three things people miss when they go gluten-free. You must do these things in order to ...

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Helping a West Point Graduate Connect the Dots Between Symptoms and Their Causes

My mother, Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN was giving a presentation to medical school students at a major medical school in Philadelphia. The topic was “Identifying and Correcting Nutrient Deficiencies in Celiac Disease.” A student approached her after the presentation. She was a tall, athletic looking woman with short blond hair. She introduced herself as Amanda and told Cleo she was ...

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