Gluten sensitivity is a real thing. None other than Alessio Fasano, the renowned celiac researcher at the University of Maryland, has said as much. The problem is, there is not really an accurate way to diagnose it. But now that gluten-free foods are Big Business, generating almost $2.5 billion in US sales in 2010, Fasano […]
If you don’t follow Premier League football, or soccer, as it’s known in the States, then you can be excused for missing the recent news that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is touting a gluten-free diet that, he says, has put him in “the best shape of his career.” After being plagued by injuries the last […]
If you have celiac disease, and follow a gluten-free diet by medical necessity, you would likely never regard avoiding gluten as particularly sexy or attractive. Well, you would be wrong. Gluten-free eaters are getting more dates, more sex, and more orgasms, than their non-gluten-free counterparts, according to online dating site Match.com.
It is perhaps unsurprising that processed gluten-free foods are less nutritious than their gluten-containing counterparts. A study by the University of Hertfordshire surveyed more than 1,700 products from five UK supermarket chains and found that gluten-free foods have more fat, salt and sugar than their gluten-including counterparts, despite consumer perception that they “healthier” options. In […]
Coffee giant Starbucks is debuting a new line of vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options on menu throughout the UK. The company’s announcement was timed to coincide withÂ ‘Veganuary,’Â a month-long promotion of the vegan lifestyle. The inclusion of oat milk to the new menu means that Starbucks now offers four dairy-free alternatives for their hot beverages: oat […]
People with celiac disease must avoid all forms of gluten from wheat, rye, or barley. So, what about Kamut? Is Kamut safe for people with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity? Like Spelt, Kamut is simply another form of wheat that is sometimes wrongly thought to be gluten-free. The short answer is no. Find out why.
A lawsuit claims a hotel and other vendors ruined a couple’s vegan wedding feast by serving inappropriate food, including seitan skewers for gluten-free guests; to the tune of one-hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Have you ever considered being tested for a genetic defect called MTHFR?Â If you have a family history of heart disease or stroke, migraines, trouble getting pregnant or have a child with Autism you might want to consider reading on to learn more. These are just a few of the list of conditions linked to MTHFR […]
A team of researchers recently reported a case of a celiac disease patient with splenic dysfunction from resulting in severe babesiosis, a malaria-like parasitic disease caused by infection with Babesia, a genus of Apicomplexa, typically from exposure to tick bites. Although most patients with babesiosis typically have a fever, there can also be non-specific symptoms, […]
If you’ve never had a Cornish pasty, you really have been missing out. If you have celiac disease or need to eat gluten-free, then you’ve also likely been missing out, because nearly all Cornish pasties are made with wheat flour.Â In the UK, that is about to change.
TIMP-GLIA is a new nanoparticle-based celiac disease treatment. Will it work? The FDA has granted Fast track status to maker CourÂ Pharmaceuticals, so we may know sooner rather than later.Â Phase 1 studies to assess the safety and tolerability of TIMP-GLIA are currently underway in the United States. TIMP-GLIA works in part by encapsulating a component of […]
So, what about Annatto color? You may know annatto color as one of those common ingredients in food. Annatto color is used to color yellow or orange cheese. To make matters more confusing, annatto color still appears on some old, outdated lists as not gluten-free, and unsafe. Many of these listings of supposedly problematic ingredients […]
An opinion article by Dr. Di Sabatino and Dr. Corazza in the February 2012 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (1) has unleashed a storm of opinion articles in the popular media that decry the gluten-free diet. The article by these two physicians is mostly reasonable and thoughtful but there are a couple of problems […]
To make a clinical diagnosis of celiac disease, doctors use serological testing for IgA antibodies to human tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) which indicate celiac disease autoimmunity. However, some tests are more highly sensitive for anti-tTG, while other tests are highly specific. So, is combining two tests a reliable strategy for screening for celiac disease in clinical […]
Methylation is a biochemical reaction in the human body that requires a variety of nutrients to perform indispensable roles in neurological health, detoxification, amino acid metabolism, gene regulation and vitamin assimilation. Every person with celiac disease needs to have their methylation variants tested by their physician so they can achieve good health. How well your […]
Numerous clinicians have reported higher levels of celiac disease markers in their patients with psoriasis. A number of researchers believe that some psoriasis patients suffer from asymptomatic celiac disease, and a number of patients have reported symptom improvements with gluten-free diets. A team of researchers recently set out to determine the prevalence of antigliadin IgA […]
Researchers suspect that certain environmental factors, including infectious agents, might play a role in making celiac disease more prevalent and more widespread. Researchers in the USA and Sweden studying regional variation in the frequency of celiac disease have found similarities in the geographic distribution of Lyme disease, an emerging multisystemic infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi […]
If you’ve ever had a good version of this crowd-pleasing dish at a restaurant, you likely wondered if it could be made at home. It can, indeed, and you can do it gluten-free with no extra trouble at all. This version is tasty and easy to make. Enjoy it over rice.