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Jefferson Adams

Jefferson Adams is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. His poems, essays and photographs have appeared in Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, CALIBAN, Hayden's Ferry Review, Huffington Post, the Mississippi Review, and Slate among others.

He is a member of both the National Writers Union, the International Federation of Journalists, and covers San Francisco Health News for

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Photo: CC--FloridaSouthBeachPhotos

This week in celebrity gluten-free news, Kourtney Kardashian has put her family on a gluten-free, dairy-free diet.

Watermelon awaits slicing. Photo: CC--WayTru

Various melons combine with avovado and a dash of lime juice for a refreshing treat.

Older people can show atypical signs of celiac disease. Photo: CC--Paul L. Dineen

Older people often show clinically atypical symptoms of celiac disease, which can delay diagnosis.

Starbuck looks to add more and better gluten-free options. Photo: CC--Angela Thompson

Coffee giant Starbucks looks to feature more and better dietary specialty options, including gluten-free products. Will they succeed?

A new study looks at celiac disease rates and gluten-free food consumption. Image: CC--Scott Maxwell

Previous studies have indicated an increase in celiac disease rates in the United States, but these studies have been done on narrow populations, and did not produce results that are nationally representative.

Hummus dip beckons snackers. Photo: CC--Vegan Feast Catering

This recipe delivers a tasty hummus that is sure to be a big hit at your next food gathering.

Doctors are causing delays in diagnosing women with celiac disease. Photo: CC--Erik Wilde

A new study says doctors, not patients, are responsible for most delays in diagnosing celiac disease in women.

Endive leaves make a simple, but tasty and elegant appetizer. Photo: CC--Karen and Brad Emerson

Endive leaves and a few simple ingredients turn out one of the easiest, tastiest, most elegant appetizers.

Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks is ditching gluten from her diet. Mostly. Photo: CC--David Shankbone

Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks is giving up the Gluten. Well, mostly. When it comes to filming, at least, Banks has taken to avoiding rice, pasta, and bread.

Perfect hot or cold, this butternut squash soup delivers. Photo: CC--Ruth Hartnup

Pears freshen up this fall classic and make it perfect for summer or the early days of fall. Served warm or chilled, this soup makes a great focal point of a light dinner.

Photo: CC--Michael Carian

Some celiac patients suffer from liver damage that resolves after gluten-free diet; a condition known as "celiac hepatitis." A new study shows a connection to high antibody levels.

Sufferers of C. difficile infections have new hope in fecal translpants. Photo: CC--Kevin Jarrett.

Sufferers of clostridium difficile infection have new hope in fecal transplants. Doctors understand better why they work.

Olemsartan linked to celiac disease and malabsorption. This image does not depict olmesartan or Benicar. Photo: CC--stupid systemus

Some doctors and clinicians have reported cases of severe sprue-like enteropathy associated with olmesartan, but, until now, no clear demonstration of an increased risk has been documented by epidemiological studies.

Aioli saves the day. Photo: CC--didricks

Aioli may just be fancy mayonnaise, but it can save the day when you need to whip up a quick and delicious vegetable platter.

Image: CC--rina sergeeva

Pizzeria, hospital sued by parents of girl sickened by "gluten-free" pizza.

People with non-celiac gluten sensitivity seem to have distinct gut and biological conditions. Photo: CC--Dennis Jarvis

A new study looks at intestinal cell damage and systemic immune activation in individuals reporting wheat sensitivity, but no celiac disease.

Photo: CC--Akinori Yamada

Does the season or region of birth influence celiac disease risk? New science says yes.

Image: CC--bora_dan

Cafe's expletive-laced rant over gluten-free fad dieters draws both ire and support.

Mysterious heart disease sheds light on celiac disease. Image: CC--Bill Smith

Sometimes individual medical cases that initially puzzle doctors can yield new revelations for doctors and patients, and sometimes point to new directions for inquiry. The case of a young woman whose serious heart problems led doctors to discover a that she suffered from celiac disease is just the latest example.

Mexican-style corn on the cob is an easy summer treat. Photo: CC--Migle

Summer means corn, and roasted Mexican-style corn is one of the best gluten-free summertime treats I know. This recipe is sure to leave lots of full stomachs and happy smiles.