Celiac disease

Gluten-Free Vegetarian or Vegan

It can be challenging enough on gluten-free diet, but what if you eat a vegetarian or vegan diet?  It’s well established that there are health benefits to reducing the amount of meat in the diets of most Americans, and the lifestyle has appeal for some people based on ethical and/or environmental reasons.  Fortunately, with extra planning, a well-rounded and delicious ...

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Why Oats Should Be Excluded from the Gluten-Free Diet

The suitability of oats as part of the gluten-free diet has been a source of controversy, with some groups pointing to research suggesting oats are safe and others pointing to other research demonstrating oats are dangerous to those with celiac disease. Close inspection of available medical research clearly shows that oats, even “gluten-free” oats, should not be included in the ...

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Joplin Missouri Celiacs Need Our Help!

People with celiac disease in Joplin, MO need our help!  The following message was posted by Barbara Hicks, leader of the Tri Lakes Celiac Support Group in Kimberling, MO. Contact Barbara to find out how you can get involved. Hi Everyone, I am sure that by now you have heard about the tornado that hit Joplin.  It took out ...

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Americans Spend Over $25 Billion Each Year on 8 Pharmaceutical Drugs That Deplete Nutrients

  Lipitor raked in more than $5 billion for pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer Inc., during 2009 according to Drugs.com.  Sales of the 5 leading drugs for mental disorders topped $12,750,023,000, while Nexium and Prevacid totaled 7,523,382,000. All eight of these drugs deplete nutrients.    Revenues of the Top 8 Selling Drugs of 2009 Lipitor: lowers cholesterol – $5,363,193,000 Nexium: acid reducer ...

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The Importance of Exercise to Bone Health when Gluten-Free

When you see gluten-free fruit and nut bars in the airport newsstand, you know we’ve come a long way in our society’s awareness of food sensitivities.  In my mere two years without gluten, I’ve gone from stuffing my suitcase with Larabars to ensure I don’t starve while away, to, well, still packing them, but knowing that I likely won’t be ...

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My Food Revolution: How I Became Gluten-free & Dairy-free

Every morning my freshman year in high school, I felt sick. I would miss a lot of first period class & summer swim workouts as a consequence. My mother and I could not figure out what was wrong. Every day shortly after breakfast, I would get nauseous and have to lie down. One morning, I told my swim coach, who ...

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Gluten-free Pizza Coming to California Pizza Kitchen

[Editor’s Note: California Pizza Kitchen introduced gluten-free crusts but pulled the product due to cross contamination.  Updated August 3, 2012] Yes, you read that title right.  California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) will add gluten-free crust to its June 29th new menu roll out. The chain already has a gluten-free menu, but it has not included pizza until now. “The new menu will ...

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Gluten Free NetWorks Celebrates Celiac Awareness Month with a GLUTEN-FREE EXTRAVAGANZA!

Glutenfreeworks.com, one of the most popular gluten-free websites on the internet, has launched Gluten Free NetWorks,  the newest social network for the gluten-free community! The newest gluten-free social network on the internet!   Gluten Free NetWorks is celebrating Celiac Awareness Month by giving away hundreds of gluten-free prizes in May.  Get in now on this amazing event!

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Is Low Stomach Acid Making You Sick??

Low stomach acid is common in celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.  It is also common in the general population, as well, affecting 50% of people age 60 years and about 80% by age 85 years.  Nevertheless, low stomach acid is not generally looked for as a cause of acute and chronic disorders that rob health with far-reaching effects. Is Low ...

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