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What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is a genetic disorder that affects at least 1 in 133 Americans. Symptoms of celiac disease can range from the classic features, such as diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition, to latent symptoms such as isolated nutrient deficiencies but no gastrointestinal symptoms. The disease mostly affects people of European (especially Northern European) descent, but recent studies show that it also affects Hispanic, Black and Asian populations as well. Those affected suffer damage to the villi (shortening and villous flattening) in the lamina propria and crypt regions of their intestines when they eat specific food-grain antigens (toxic amino acid sequences) that are found in wheat, rye, and barley. Oats have traditionally been considered to be toxic to celiacs, but recent scientific studies have shown otherwise. This research is ongoing, however, and it may be too early to draw solid conclusions.» Read More
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A recent trip to the supermarket revealed how often "fake" strawberries are used in breakfast and snack bars. Cereals have even added "strawberries" to many favorite choices. These products are NOT made from dried strawberries.
Hookworms have shown promise in treating celiac disease, and now research shows they might help treat asthma.
Paprika makes a great seasoning for this tasty gluten-free chicken dish.
The title of my article might seem a little shocking to most of the celiac community. Why wouldn't I want restaurants to offer high quality, safe meals to those who suffer from celiac disease or from non-celiac gluten intolerance so they could also enjoy dining out with their family and friends like everyone else?
It's clear from research data that what was once thought to be a childhood disease can affect people well into adulthood and old age.
If kids with celiac disease go on a gluten-free diet, how quickly does their serology return to normal?
These enchiladas are more like quesadillas. They make a nice diversion from normal fare, and are easy to make, and yummy to eat.
I believe that what you are actually doing, which is supported by an approximately $900K corporate grant (if I recall correctly), is to create a GMO version that you can patent in order to make money selling the seeds. This may not be necessary, as what you seek already exists naturally, and I did explain this to your cooperator years ago.
A celiac disease diagnosis was part of a puzzle that led a couple and their child to the fertility doctor who had helped them to conceive.
With your local grocer carrying more gluten-free products then ever before, preparing a great gluten-free Thanksgiving has never been easier.
Does a gluten-free diet imrove the performance of competitive bicyclists, even if they don't have celiac disease?
What is eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)? Let's break it down: The esophagus is the long tube that connects your mouth to your stomach. What goes through your esophagus? Food and drink. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that increases in the case of allergy.
Splenic volume is the key difference between complicated and non-complicated celiac disease.
Pumpkin quesadilas with blue corn tortillas make an excellent seasonal snack.