Once an obscure dietary regimen practiced by an odd band of misfits, the paleo diet has only recently reached larger consciousness by those wanting to improve their waistlines and general health. So what exactly is “paleoâ?For for the overwhelming majority of our time here on this planet we’ve all followed a paleo, or hunter-gatherer, diet. […]
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.
Party retailer Party City finds itself in hot water over a recent commercial that implies that people who eat gluten free areÂ “gross.”Â The ad, which was part of a pre-Super Bowl effort to tout deals at the discount party store, has offended customers and non-customers alike. The commercial depicts the host of a Super Bowl party […]
Many products that contain spelt are labeled “Wheat-Free.” Plenty of food that includes spelt claims that spelt is easier on the digestive system than wheat. It has also been called a “wheat alternative.” So, what about spelt? Is spelt gluten-free?
Can eating homemade yogurt make IBS symptoms disappear? A new study say it can do just that, with nearly 90 percent of IBS patients seeing improvement in six months or less. Irritable bowel syndrome can be a frustrating condition for both patients and doctors. It can be difficult to diagnose, and the symptoms can be […]
Respected consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is calling for the FDA to ban the sale Benicar, due to the potential for side effects to which Public Citizen refers as “life-threatening.” According to Public Citizen, olmesartans risks outweigh any benefits. Should Benicar be banned?
Anyone who has ever tried to get an official diagnosis for celiac disease has likely experienced one very unpleasant reality: Having to eat wheat for a couple of weeks to make sure the antibody tests are accurate. Currently celiac diagnosis requires gluten consumption. This can be hard for people who have already given up gluten.
If you are lucky enough to travel in the Spanish-speaking world, just about anywhere you go, you will very likely run into a some version of chicken and rice, or âArroz con Polloâ as it appears on countless menus. This Cuban-style version relies on annatto oil to give it a red color. You can make […]
Did you know that there are so many issues and questions surrounding celiac disease that even doctors who specialize in it find that the scientific data changes every six months, and this includes research data, new diagnostic and testing recommendations, and its connections to other diseases and conditions. In fact, many of us who think […]
Did you ever wonder if your gluten-free diet is really 100% gluten-free? Did you know that you’re supposed to be getting regular checkups with your doctor to verify that? The Gluten Detective’s stool and urine at-home test kits are designed to verify that your diet is gluten-free, at least during the seven days prior to […]
Merlot, Pinot and more. Noir, yes, wine flour is real, and it’s gluten-free.Â Okay, so wine is good for lots of things, drinking notwithstanding. But try to wrap your head around this: wine flour. Yeah, flour made from wine grapes. There’s no such thing you say? Well, wine flour is in fact a thing. The […]
People with celiac disease face a higher risk of infections like tuberculosis, influenza, and pneumococcal pneumonia, but researchers don’t know how this might apply to risk of Clostridium difficile infection in those patients. A team of researchers recently set out to identify celiac disease patients using biopsy data from all pathology departments in Sweden over […]
More and more, people are adopting a gluten-free diet due to perceived health and weight-loss benefits. A team of researchers recently set out to ask people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity about their views on the health effects of gluten, and safety of vaccines and gluten-free food products.
Cerebellar ataxia with sensory ganglionopathy (SG) is a disabling combination of neurological dysfunction that usually occurs as part of certain hereditary ataxias. However, some patients present this combination with no apparent genetic cause. A team of researchers recently set out to if autoimmunity might have a role to play in SG.Â The team reviewed records of […]
This delicious central Italian-style soup will warm your heart and please your hungriest eaters. To you and me, it may be Tuscan Soup, but to the sonorous, lyrical Italians, it is known as Zuppa Toscana. Whatever language you speak, it means a warm, satisfying and delicious meal.