Celiac disease

The Dark Side of Wheat: New Perspectives on Celiac Disease & Wheat Intolerance Part 3 of 3

Editor’s Note: Click here to see Part 1. Click here to see Part 2. WHEAT: AN EXCEPTIONALLY UNWHOLESOME GRAIN. Wheat presents a special case insofar as wild and selective breeding has produced variations which include up to 6 sets of chromosomes (3 genomes worth!) capable of generating a massive number of proteins each with a distinct potentiality for antigenicity. Common ...

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Magnesium Deficiency in Celiac Disease – Common and Dangerous

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, providing an indication of just how important this nutrient is for the body. Magnesium keeps us moving, thinking and behaving normally. Magnesium is a cofactor for more than 300 enzymes involved in the metabolism of food components and many products such as protein synthesis. It balances calcium in the body ...

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Celiac Disease Study Recruiting Participants

Plaza Research is currently recruiting men and women ages 18 and older who have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease to participate in a paid telephone discussion on the topic of Celiac Disease. The phone interviews are taking place on April 15th and April 27th, 2010 and will last approximately 1 hour in length. All participants will receive $50.00 for their ...

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Boston College Business School Team Seeks Special Dietary Needs Information

A team of business school students from Boston College invites the gluten-free community to participate in an important market research survey. The goal is to learn more about consumers with specific dietary needs. The results of the survey will be used to assist in offering detailed recommendations about how to better support the community with unique, high-quality, gluten-free foods. This ...

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15 Celiac Disease Facts Everyone Should Know

Celiac disease awareness is growing, but misinformation still abounds. Here are 15 celiac disease facts every doctor, patient and member of the public should know. 1. 1 in 700 – The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States 1950. (Mayo) 2. 1 in 100 – The average worldwide prevalence of celiac disease across all races today. (NIH) The ...

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The Dark Side of Wheat: New Perspectives on Celiac Disease & Wheat Intolerance Part 1 of 3

The globe-spanning presence of wheat and its exalted status among secular and sacred institutions alike differentiates this food from all others presently enjoyed by humans. Yet the unparalleled rise of wheat as the very catalyst for the emergence of ancient civilization has not occurred without a great price. While wheat was the engine of civilization’s expansion and was glorified as ...

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Infertility, Pre-term Birth and Miscarriage all Linked to Gluten Intolerance

Editor’s Note: The malabsorption resulting from undiagnosed and untreated celiac disease has been well documented in research, but is still little known among physicians. The medical reference Recognizing Celiac Disease contains over 16 pages of reproductive disorders and lists the nutritional deficiencies that cause each. In a recent New York Times article, Can Foods Contribute To Infertility?, Dr. Sheila Crowe, a ...

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Celiac Disease: Why You Must Depend on Yourself to Be Healthy

Below is an important letter by Cleo Libonati, celiac disease author and speaker. She explains why you must be your own health advocate if you wish to be healthy and receive optimal care. Dear Friend, For the past three years, I have met with HMOs, pharmaceutical companies, politicians, doctors, dietitians, celiac support groups, and patients across the United States. One ...

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Breastfed Babies at Reduced Risk for Developing Celiac Disease Autoimmunity

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2006, 33.1% of women were choosing to exclusively breastfeed their newborn from 0-3 months of age. At the one-year mark, only 22.7% of women were still breastfeeding their baby (non-exclusively). The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Canadian Pediatric Society, the Pediatric Society of New Zealand, ...

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