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Additional Celiac Disease Concerns

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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    An entry in the Patient Journey section of the British Medical Journal highlights the confusion around non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

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    A team of researchers recently set out to assess use of sourdough lactic acid bacteria as a cell factory for delivering functional biomolecules and food ingredients in gluten free bread.

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    Should the Department of Justice use its weight to force colleges and universities to accommodate students with food allergies under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Fox News doesn't think so.

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    At the end of a long day of class and meetings, Morgan Hembarsky loved to come home to her four roommates eagerly awaiting her to cook their weekly meal together. Immediately when she walked through the door the most important thing to talk about was food, conversation could wait. Was it pasta with marinara and veggies or chicken parmesan with warm rolls night?

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    Scientists are making progress on the creation of a pill that would allow people with celiac disease to safely eat gluten in much the same way that lactase pills allow people with lactose intolerance to eat dairy products without upsetting digestion.

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    This updated list of gluten–free and gluten–safe Halloween candies will help parents of children who must avoid gluten to more easily find Halloween candies.

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    Irish citizens with celiac disease will no longer be reimbursed for the gluten-free products they buy, under to a newly announced cutback to their health benefits.

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    An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac disease. They deal with several challenges in maintaining a diet free of gluten, specifically the expense of gluten-free alternatives. What should we do about this?

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    Is soy sauce safe to serve to people with celiac disease and gluten-intolerance? In an effort to answer that question, I did a bit of research. I was surprised to learn that at least two naturally fermented soy sauces made by Kikkoman and Lima Foods test at under 5ppm gluten, which makes them gluten-free.

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    A recent study shows that follow-up care for patients with celiac disease is often poor and inconsistent.

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    Gluten-free advocate Miranda Jade Turbin offers some tips to help you stay gluten-free even at work.

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    In an effort to promote the production of safe, reliable gluten-free food products, the Canadian Government has announced a $245,000 grant that will help the Canadian Celiac Association partner with ExcelGrains Canada, the Packaging Association of Canada and the Canadian Health Food Association to develop specific controls and the supporting tools for each of their existing food safety systems.

    I am 15 years old and was diagnosed with celiac disease almost two years ago.  After many years of stomach pains and rheumatoid arthritis I was relieved to finally have an answer. 

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    In a recent story, BBC news claims that the British government is spending £17 (about $26) on each gluten-free pizza it supplies. That amount would equal four times the original base price of the pizza, since they originally cost less than £4.50 (about $6) each.


    In my work as a celiac advocate and researcher, I've promoted taking daily vitamin supplements for better health for quite some time, but now with a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirming this I am pushing it even more.

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    Sometimes, it's the small, local stories that help to capture the larger picture. More and more, community food banks are making efforts to accommodate people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance by stocking gluten-free foods. 

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    These handy tips will help you to better navigate the challenges of gluten-free living in both dorm rooms and shared housing. Having the right tools, and adopting some wise practices will help you eat gluten-free week-in and week-out, without breaking your bank account, or risking gluten exposure.

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    More and more, diners are looking for healthy, local and gluten-free options when deciding where to dine out, analysts say.

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    As more people seek out affordable medical services in foreign countries, the variety of available medical services targeted at foreigners continues to grow. Stem cell treatments are just the latest in the list of medical services being targeted at foreign visitors.

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    Dismal results on a simple, four-question quiz show that most chefs and restaurateurs lack the most fundamental knowledge of gluten-free facts and protocols; a reality that could leave many gluten-free diners at risk of gluten contamination.

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