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This category covers everything from dealing with celiac disease, schools, hospital stays, quality of life issues, camps, pets and gluten, dealing with relatives, and much more.

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    Here are five things people with celiac disease need regular folks to know about celiac disease: 1) We are NOT on a Fad Diet—Celiac disease is not some vague, make-believe condition.



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    Here are seven common myths people have about celiac disease and gluten-free eating.



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    More than half of U.S. chain restaurants plan to expand their gluten-free menus in the next year, according to a national menu price survey by restaurant supply-chain co-op SpenDifference.



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    A gluten-free diet in no way short changes you of these vital nutrients and it should not be assumed this hospital’s employees are too ignorant to be aware of the various gluten-free grains that are available.



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    Great news for some celiac and gluten-intolerant folks in Colorado! Legal marijuana sales began in Colorado on Jan. 1, 2014, and new shop owners have been surprised to find a strong the market for marijuana edibles. More and more, makers of these edibles are including gluten-free selections.



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    The incidence of  celiac disease in the United States is rising.  Children with the disease attend public and private schools and educators must ensure them equal educational access and a safe environment.  If you are a parent of a child with  celiac disease you know the struggles you have faced in trying to make sure your child doesn’t miss out on educational experiences, school lunches, and a safe and bully-free classroom environment. 



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    Is the rapid worldwide increase in celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome a result of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide?



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    There's a new study confirming the high price of gluten-free foods that is making waves beyond the shores of the UK, where it was conducted.



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    Efforts to promote increased acreage for gluten-free crops, such as sorghum, will likely increase now that the farm bill has been signed into law.



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    A 43-year-old UK mother of two, who turned up at a hospital complaining of severe stomach cramps, first thought she was suffering a case of "acute wheat intolerance," until doctors told her that she was in fact pregnant and in labor. The woman, Teresa Howard, had no idea that she was expecting the son she delivered just hours later.



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    To create a gluten-free, allergen-free station in a dining hall that serves about 10,000 to 14,000 students each week, and offers a different daily menus for each meal, Lehigh University in Bethlehem went the distance. The result was Simple Servings.



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    Rather than leaping to the defense of wheat, or loudly touting its benefits, companies including General Mills (GIS) and Kellogg (K) are creating pricier gluten-free versions of their products, while leaving industry groups to defend their regular fare. 



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    Not much is known about costs associated with celiac disease. A team of Israeli researchers recently studied the costs in patients diagnosed with celiac disease.



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    Can going gluten-free boost your brain power? Dr. David Perlmutter, neurologist, and author of Grain Brain, thinks there's a good reason why we may want to go gluten-free a try. 



    One of the biggest hurdles for those who have Celiac disease is finding a way to get enough fiber in their diets. This article discusses one natural solution - prebiotic plant fiber.



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    Numerous popular herbal products may be contaminated or may contain unlabeled substitute ingredients and fillers, meaning that they are not what their labels claim. According to the World Health Organization, adulterated herbal products are a potential threat to consumer safety.



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    Managing celiac disease is exhausting enough without the added stress from the holidays. With the influx of food, there are more chances that forbidden goodies will bombard their way to the dinner plate. But don’t sweat it. Consider the following tips to ease you celiac disease concerns and have one less thing to worry about this season.



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    A team of researchers recently tried to get an idea of gluten levels in food being labeled and sold as 'gluten-free.'



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    The worldwide market for gluten-free products market will continue to grow, reaching $6.2 billion by 2018, according to a new report from Markets and Markets.



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    More and more professional athletes are claiming to reap benefits from adopting a gluten-free diet. What’s the science behind these claims?


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