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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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Cereal maker General Mills is facing criticism from some people with celiac disease who say its gluten-free manufacturing practices are unsafe, unreliable, and leave them at risk for adverse gluten reactions.

Grilled Shrimp. Photo: CC--Naotake Murayama

Shrimp make a perfect summertime treat, and chimichurri sauce makes a perfect companion for shrimp. This chimichurri recipe blends olive oil, parsley, cilantro, shallot, garlic, oregano, red wine vinegar and lime juice to deliver a zesty, delicious accompaniment to grilled shrimp.

Gaza by MP5. Image CC--MP Cinque

In Gaza, simple access to gluten-free flour can mean the difference between living and dying for celiac sufferers. One Palestinian chemist is working to provide their lifeline.

Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal will be discontinued. Image: Wikimedia Commons--General Mills, Inc.

Cereal maker General Mills is pulling the plug on its Gluten Free Chex Oatmeal. A spokesperson for General Mills confirmed that the product has been discontinued due to low sales.

San Diego's Normal Heights business district. Photo: CC--Tobin

About four out of every ten celiac disease patients have abnormal liver function tests (LFTs) when first diagnosed, but a new study suggests that these abnormal tests usually return to normal once patients adopt a gluten-free diet.

The gluten-free aisle beckons. Photo: CC--Whatsername?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a study of over 3,200 supermarket products finds gluten-free foods aren't a healthier choice than their non gluten-free counterparts.

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Here's a great twist on standard vegetable stir-fry that will elicit smiles around the dinner table. Serve it with steamed jasmine or white rice, or with our Really Good Chinese-style Fried Rice.

Diversity among pears and apples. Photo: CC--Alexandre Dulaunoy

A new study suggests that result parameters tests for IgA antibodies to tissue transglutaminase vary widely by individual kit.

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These great gluten-free glass noodles with shrimp and vegetables offers an easy break from a boring dinner routine.

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A new study reveals that U.S. Asians experience higher rates of deadlier cases of Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma EATL.

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Here's every celiac disease treatment currently in development in a single list:

ALV003, by Alvine Pharmaceuticals, is a combination of two enzymes that break down gluten before it can provoke an immune reaction. The drug is a powder to be dissolved in water and taken before meals.

Brass gauges. Photo: CC-- Jeanne

Celiac disease is frequently mis-diagnosed. Even when patients received endoscopy, celiac disease is often missed or not detected.

Champagne toast! Photo: CC--Ryan Hyde

For the first time since it was described and named by 1st century Greek physician Aretaeus of Cappadocia, first linked to wheat in the 1940's, and specifically linked to gluten in 1952, scientists have discovered the cause of celiac disease.

The finished glazed chicken. Photo: JeffreyW

Want to take a sharp turn at the intersection of Boring and Dinner? Want to move rapidly to a new, more exciting suppertime destination?

Electron microscope image of a healthy human T cell. Image: Wikimedia Commons: NIAID/NIH

Italian researcher Giuseppe Mazzarella offers an examination of the role of effector and suppressor T cells in celiac.

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory on the grass at Wimbledon. Photo: CC--Carine06

When Novak Djokovic ended Roger Federer's hopes of an eighth Wimbledon title with a powerful 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory on Centre Court, he celebrated with a little taste of the famous Wimbledon grass.

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Can a new pill, which uses egg yolk antibodies to coat gluten, allowing it to pass from the body without harm, find a place on the crowded roster of contenders?

The finished sesame chicken. Photo: CC--Stephen Depolo

Sesame chicken is a big favorite with American diners. It's also a dish I generally avoid at restaurants, due to gluten concerns.

Thumbs up? Photo: CC--Paul

The presence of specific human leukocyte antigen-DQ2 and DQ8 seems to be necessary for celiac disease development, but its usefulness for screening is still uncertain.

Michael Douglas. Photo: CC--Deauville_2013
Actor Michael Douglas is eating gluten-free, calls the diet an important part of his post-cancer health regimen. Sponsor: