WHAT IS CELIAC DISEASE?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects around 1.4% of the population (91.2 million people worldwide, and 3.9 million in the U.S.A.). People with celiac disease suffer an autoimmune reaction when they consume wheat, rye or barley. The immune reaction is triggered by certain proteins in the wheat, rye, or barley, and, left untreated, causes damage to the small, finger-like structures, called villi, that line the gut. The damage occurs as shortening and villous flattening in the lamina propria and crypt regions ...
Celiac.com 11/14/2018 - You don’t have to be a researcher to figure out that, for all the improvements in gluten-free food products in the last few years, gluten-free foods are still expensive and largely inferior in terms of quality and nutrition compared to their non-gluten-free counterparts. Most of the locally available gluten-free flour products are developed by large U.S. and European companies with global distribution. This can mean high local prices. Higher prices mean that some gluten-free products can remain out of reach for people who need t...
Celiac.com 11/13/2018 - Ubiquitin is highly conserved across eukaryotes and is essential for normal eukaryotic cell function. The bacterium Bacteroides fragilis is part of the standard human gut microbiome, and the only bacterium known to encode a homologue of eukaryotic ubiquitin.
The B. fragilis gene sequence points to a previous horizontal gene transfer from a eukaryotic source. The sequence encodes a protein (BfUbb) with 63% identity to human ubiquitin, which is exported from the bacterial cell.
Is molecular mimicry of human ub...
Celiac.com 11/12/2018 - Here’s an uplifting celiac story. Now, this happened a while back, but it's all just coming to light in the way that so many warm and fuzzy family stories do. It starts like this: Once upon a time, a simple check for celiac disease opened the door to parenthood for couple.
Just over ten years ago, AnnMarie Bradley from Celbridge, Co Kildare, thought she’d never become a mother. After two devastating miscarriages over a decade, Bradley, who is 47 years old, and her husband Christopher (48) were at wit’s end. "I was j...
Celiac.com 11/10/2018 - If you’re looking for a great dinner hit, here’s a recipe for a tasty, beef tenderloin. Just grab a cast-iron skillet, brown the tenderloin, toss it in the oven to roast, then use the hot pan to cook the mushrooms.
2 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed and tied
1 pound brown mushrooms, trimmed and sliced ¼-inch thick
1 teaspoon cooking oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
⅓ cup finely chopped shallots
3 large garlic...
Celiac.com 11/09/2018 - Adjusting to the obvious guidelines of a gluten-free diet is challenging and often overwhelming. You soon learn that what is gluten-free today may not be gluten-free tomorrow—mainly because companies can change their recipes, suppliers, or production methods. As if that weren’t bad enough, you begin to realize that gluten is ‘hidden’ in foods. How is one to keep up to date with all of this?
Don’t despair, as there are many avenues of help available to you. Thanks in large part to Andrea Lavario and her Task Force, c...
Celiac.com 11/08/2018 - With the popularity and sales growth of gluten-free and other "free from" product categories outpacing their traditional counterparts, more major food manufacturers are moving to provide products for those customers.
In the food and beverage sector "free from" products are growing faster than their standard counterparts, according Nielsen data. Antibiotic-free products enjoyed growth rates of nearly 20 per cent last year, followed by soy-free with 19 per cent, and hormone and antibiotic-free at 15 per cent. That means ma...
Celiac.com 11/07/2018 - A team of researchers recently set out to explore the relationship between dermatitis herpetiformis, as a common extraintestinal manifestation of celiac disease, and a gluten-free diet as a path to overall dermatitis herpetiformis improvement.
The research team included Timo Reunala, Teea T. Salmi, Kaisa Hervonen, Katri Kaukinen and Pekka Collin. They are variously affiliated with the Celiac Disease Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Tampere, the Department of Dermatology, Tampere...
Celiac.com 11/06/2018 - Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare disorder whose association with celiac disease (celiac disease) has never been investigated, although celiac patients show high rates of both endocrine and exocrine pancreatic affections. To address this lack of information, a team of researchers recently set out to evaluate the frequency of celiac disease in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis and in further medical pancreatic disorders.
The research team included G De Marchi, G Zanoni, MC Conti Bellocchi, E Betti, M Brentegani, P ...
Celiac.com 11/05/2018 - ImmusanT, Inc. is a clinical stage company looking to deliver innovative peptide-based immunomodulatory vaccine therapies to patients with autoimmune diseases, initiated enrollment in Australia and New Zealand for its celiac disease vaccine. Along with Nexvax2, ImmusanT is working to develop vaccines for other HLA-associated autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes.
The Phase 2 trials will assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of its celiac vaccine, Nexvax2, on celiac patients who carry the immune recognition...
Celiac.com 11/03/2018 - I’ve been looking for new ways to enjoy Brussels sprouts lately. This recipe is simple to make and packed with deliciousness. All you need is some some good ham, a leek, orange juice, cider vinegar, salt pepper and olive oil, and wham, you’ve got a great start to a tasty dinner.
2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed; halved if large
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup diced good quality country ham
1 large leek, halved lengthwise, rinsed and thinly sliced crosswise
½ teaspoon salt
Celiac.com 11/02/2018 - In sensitive individuals, some foods can cause allergic or other immune system reactions. These reactions can be as mild as a little fatigue (many physicians believe the #1 symptom of allergies is fatigue), a mild headache, some congestion, or a ‘fuzzy brain’. Or, the reaction can be as severe as immobilizing migraines, asthmatic attacks and even life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
Many of us have felt these types of reactions to foods. And if I tell the truth, I am guilty of many times in the past wondering, “how ...
Celiac.com 11/02/2018 - I recently downloaded Now Find Gluten Free, which is a free app that is available in the Apple iTunes Store, and it can also be downloaded for other platforms in the Google Play Store.
One thing about the app that was immediately noticeable was its simple, user-friendly interface. From the home page one can browse “All Products,” or browse by “Brands” or “Categories,” and there are even “Fresh Goods” and “Coupons” areas so you can quickly find fresh items and get great deals on many items.
At the top of the screen...
Celiac.com 11/01/2018 - A terse one-star TripAdvisor review expressed outrage over the lack of gluten-free bread at a family funeral, and slammed the hotel that hosted the reception for the perceived offense.
Complaining that, among other things, she had to "munch on some lifeless salad" after the wake reception failed to meet her dietary requirements, a user, known as "Jan" poured her frustration upon the Elmbank Hotel in York. According to Jan, the staff at the Elmbank informed her that why had no gluten-free option, and asked her to bring...
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Celiac.com 11/01/2018 - A lifelong baker, I have always enjoyed bringing desserts to dinner parties and having sugary snacks around the house. I enjoy nibbling and have a terrible sweet tooth.
Health-conscious and socially conscious, I'm concerned about what goes into my body, what is in the goodies I munch on and where they come from. I wanted integrity in the quality of the ingredients of what I eat.
I wanted to be able to satisfy my cravings but was worried about the extra weight a typical snack can add. In other words, I wanted to...
I've read on this forum that a full Celiac panel should include these tests:
I am in Alberta, Canada, and every doctor has access to the same requisition form, with lab testing done only through the sole contractor for the province, or in hospital labs.
This is the form: