Will New Tests and Devices Change Celiac Diagnostics and Management?

Will New Tests and Devices Change Celiac Diagnostics and Management?

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Will New Tests and Devices Change Celiac Diagnostics and Management?
The FDA has granted clearance for Immco Diagnostics’ ELISA for celiac disease, and for Roche’s Benchtop Analyzer. What does that mean? Immco’s test is conducted as a solid phase immunoassay and is intended for the qualitative or semiquantitative detection of IgA or IgG antigliadin antibodies in human blood, and thus to aid in diagnosing patients […]
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Is Our Food Putting us at Risk for Dementia?

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Is Our Food Putting us at Risk for Dementia?
Researchers think they may have discovered an important connection between diet and dementia. For the first time, they have tied a specific dietary pattern to blood markers for inflammation. In addition, they showed that elderly adults who followed a certain dietary pattern had reduced brain gray matter volume, and worse visuospatial cognitive function.
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Celiac Sufferer? What A Pain! Try Some Tiger Nuts!

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Celiac Sufferer? What A Pain! Try Some Tiger Nuts!
Wheat, barley, rye, oats. Worse than swear words to celiac sufferers. Enemies to the immune system. But you know all that and you’re probably on a gluten-free diet. However, you’ve probably, unwittingly reduced the amount of daily fiber you eat and that’s serious. Enter Tiger Nuts – the celiac’s new best friend. You’ve never heard […]
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Gluten-free Eggplant Chickpea Stew

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Gluten-free Eggplant Chickpea Stew
This light, yet hearty eggplant chickpea stew is a tasty way to a heart-healthy meal. It goes great over rice. Eggplants and chickpeas anchor a great stew.
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Schär: Best in Gluten Free

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Schär: Best in Gluten Free
At Schär, we want you to live in each happy moment without restriction. That’s why, for decades we’ve been dedicated to helping people think less about gluten so they can savor more of life’s best things. We’re all about the best things in life – enjoying them, celebrating them, and making them. We care about […]
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Are Cheerios Really "Not Safe For Celiacs?" Or is General Mills Getting a Bad Rap?

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Are Cheerios Really "Not Safe For Celiacs?" Or is General Mills Getting a Bad Rap?
Are Cheerios really “Not safe for celiacs?” Or is General Mills getting a bad rap?  A recent story by Buzzfeed ignited confusion over whether Cheerios and other General Mills cereals are actually gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease.
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A Case of Refractory Celiac Disease Cured By Fecal Microbiota Transfer

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A Case of Refractory Celiac Disease Cured By Fecal Microbiota Transfer
In September 2016, the article “Serendipity in Refractory Celiac Disease: Full Recovery of Duodenal Villi and Clinical Symptoms after Fecal Microbiota Transfer” was published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease describing the first known case of refractory celiac disease cured by a fecal transplant.  The patient in that case was being treated for […]
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Can Human Gut-Derived Commensal Bacteria Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

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Can Human Gut-Derived Commensal Bacteria Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis?
The human gut is home to a huge and diverse number of microorganisms that perform various biological roles. Disturbances in a healthy gut microbiome might help to trigger various inflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Human gut-derived commensal bacteria suppress CNS inflammatory and demyelinating disease. Can they improve the treatment of multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
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Gluten-free Foods Have Lots of Salt

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Gluten-free Foods Have Lots of Salt
High salt levels have some questioning the healthiness of gluten-free foods. Recent products tests show that the vast majority of gluten-free snacks tested are far saltier than their non-gluten-free alternatives, say researchers. Just how much saltier? Researchers surveyed a total of 106 products, and found that many gluten-free snacks have up to five times more […]
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New Blood Test May Change the Way We Diagnose Celiac Disease

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New Blood Test May Change the Way We Diagnose Celiac Disease
Doctors attempting to diagnose celiac disease are often confronted by patients who have already given up gluten. For such patients, diagnostic guidelines currently call for a gluten challenge of at least 14 days, followed by duodenal biopsy. There isn’t much good data on how many false-positive results are generate by this method. To get a […]
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms (Gluten-Free)

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms (Gluten-Free)
These delicious Portobello mushrooms are easy to prepare, and sure make a hit at the next cookout. Next time you feel like tossing a bunch of stuff on the grill, be sure to include these. A few herbs and spices, and a dash of olive oil and you are ready to go. Grilled portobello mushrooms […]
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Benicar Users Reach $300 Million Settlement with Drug Maker Daiichi Sankyo

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Benicar Users Reach $300 Million Settlement with Drug Maker Daiichi Sankyo
Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo will pay $300 million to settle thousands of federal and state court lawsuits over its top-selling blood pressure drugs, Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor and Tribenzor, according to the lead Plaintiffs’ lawyers. The settlement was reached in the federal multi-district litigation (MDL) case titled In re: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation, […]
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College Students Hungry for Gluten-Free Meals

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College Students Hungry for Gluten-Free Meals
While many schools have worked to create dedicated gluten- and allergen-free dining space, a number of colleges and university seem to be lagging. For students on many campuses, the gluten-free revolution can’t come fast enough. Recent stories about gluten-free dining halls have become common. Kent State and Cornell establishing the countries first certified gluten-free college […]
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Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa Cups

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Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa Cups
It’s rare to find a quick, nutritious and healthy lunch or snack. Minute’s Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa fits this bill, and contains 16% of daily fiber, which is hard to find in most gluten-free alternatives. Plus it’s ready in only 60 seconds I was also surprised by the minimal ingredients in these […]
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Study Shows Non-celiac Wheat Sensitivity is a Persistent Condition

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Study Shows Non-celiac Wheat Sensitivity is a Persistent Condition
Is non-celiac wheat sensitivity a persistent condition? A team of researchers recently set out to assess how many patients with a diagnosis of non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) still experienced symptoms of wheat sensitivity after an average follow-up time of 99 months. Using data collected from 200 participants from a previous study of NCWS, performed between […]
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What Can Rainbow Trout Tell Us About Enteritis?

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What Can Rainbow Trout Tell Us About Enteritis?
The main source of protein in aquaculture feeds is fishmeal, which is expensive and not conducive to the long-term growth of the industry. Plant protein is much cheaper. However, replacing fishmeal with a plant-based diet reduces salmonid growth, and soy and other legumes can cause severe enteritis in the fish.
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Can Cheap, Reliable Gluten Tests Change the World of Celiac Disease?

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Can Cheap, Reliable Gluten Tests Change the World of Celiac Disease?
Can a tiny Virginia start-up change the world with a cheap, reliable devise to test food for gluten on the fly? With their startup called Altede, Ed and Anna Champion, together with business partner Briana Petruzzi, hope to build quick, cheap tests for all sorts of food allergens. Their first target is gluten. Altede is […]
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Brain Fog? Zenify Keeps you Sharp and Focused

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Brain Fog? Zenify Keeps you Sharp and Focused
Brain fog is one of the most common symptoms of untreated celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, and it can also occur in many people after even minute amounts of gluten, for example if their food is cross-contaminated at a restaurant. All-Natural Zenify may be helpful to those who get brain fog. Zenify is infused with […]
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Do We Have More Celiac Disease Because Fewer Children Are Dying?

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Do We Have More Celiac Disease Because Fewer Children Are Dying?
Some evidence indicates that rates of celiac disease in the general population are increasing over time. Prior to the discovery of gluten’s role in celiac disease, the prognosis for celiac sufferers was bleak. Did higher betas of death keep celiac disease rates correspondingly lower?
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