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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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    Photo: CC--See Ming Lee

    A Merrill Lynch broker in Denver has sued the firm in federal court, claiming that its systemic "sabotage" of his relationship with clients during and following two medical leaves have cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    In a case filed this summer in federal court in Colorado, Kirk Kringel, a broker with Merrill since 2010, alleges that the company violated his rights under the Family Medical Leave Act by retaliating against him for taking the two medical leaves, including one that was related to celiac disease.



    Image: CC--bodegón simple

    Gluten-free doesn't have to be complicated or confusing. It can be easy and delicious without thinking twice about the processed foods in the food stores. Simply eat Clean. What's Clean, you say? It's about eating real, wholesome, naturally gluten-free foods and steering clear of processed, packaged foods.



    Our Ultimate Gluten-Free Candy Listing! Image: CC--jeannette_s

    Halloween is once again upon us, and that means candy galore, and plenty of questions about gluten-free candy. Here is Celiac.com's list of Safe Gluten-free Candy for Halloween 2017.

    This year, we offer our most up-to-date list of safe, gluten-free Halloween candies, and anther list of candies to watch out for. Below our SAFE, GLUTEN-FREE Halloween candy list, you will find a list of UNSAFE, NON–GLUTEN–FREE candies, along with a partial list of major candy makers, links to their company websites, and other resources.



    Grain industry study touts benefits of bread. Photo: CC--Kevin Dooley

    As people eat less processed foods, and more people adopt a gluten-free diet, manufacturers are selling less and less refined wheat flour, less bread, rolls, and cereals.

    Consumption of wheat is plummeting, and that has the people who grow wheat wondering what to do.

    Well, one thing wheat growers can do is hire researchers to study the problem in such a way that the logical conclusion is that foods made from refined grains, such as breads, rolls, and cereals, aren’t really that bad after all.



    Bodyshamers didn't seem to know that Megan McKenna was fighting celiac disease, IBS. Photo: Mirror UK

    What is it about the Internet that seems to bring out the worst in some people? In this case, internet trolls making nasty comments about reality star and popular UK country singer Megan McKenna.

    The body-shaming began almost immediately after McKenna posted two photos of herself on Instagram this summer. According to BuzzFeed, comments calling her things like "boney" and a "skinny rat," flooded in.

    McKenna recently explained that, at the time the photos were taken, she was in the hospital dealing with the the effects of a medical condition.



    Image: CC--ap220859

    In Pennsylvania, there is a six-year-old little girl (we'll call her Amy) who has not been allowed to see her mother (we'll call her Cindy) since June 21st because Amy's dad takes issue with a diet that excludes gluten and other allergenic foods. You might think that this is due to a dispute arising out of the dissolution of a marriage, but that is not the case. However, I'm getting ahead of myself. I need to start describing this situation as it began about six years ago, when her father was arrested for public drunkenness, resisting arrest, and creating a public disturbance, when Amy was less than a year old. Dad (we'll call him Steve) struggled with unemployment and part-time employment as a truck driver, falling further and further into arrears on his child support payments. Cindy had primary custody, and every second weekend, Steve took care of Amy.



    Is your water gluten-free? Photo: CC--Taro Taylor

    Is your water hip? Is your water cool? Is your water gluten-free? Does it say so on the label? Does it matter?

    Gluten-free has become such a marketing buzzword that the words "gluten-free" are now appearing on all kinds of things that most certainly gluten-free, such as, yes, bottled water.

    Would you be more likely to buy water labeled "gluten-free?" Would you feel safer? More nourished?



    Colonial Williamsburg. Photo: CC--Ron Cogswell

    Facing charges that it forced a young boy with gluten-intolerance to eat outside in the rain, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has issued an official statement in which it denies violating any laws or mistreating an 11-year old Maryland boy with a food allergy, while he was eating in Shields Tavern with a school group in May, according to a filing Monday in U.S. District Court.

    The lawsuit, filed by a Maryland family, alleges that Colonial Williamsburg violated federal and state law by discriminating against the boy, referred to as J.D. in court documents, by not allowing him to eat his food inside Shields Tavern May 11. The suit further contends that the boy was forced to eat alone in the rain.



    Hunter. Image: CC--+gAbY+

    Once an obscure dietary regimen practiced by an odd band of misfits, the paleo diet has only recently reached larger consciousness by those wanting to improve their waistlines and general health. So what exactly is "paleo”?For for the overwhelming majority of our time here on this planet we've all followed a paleo, or hunter-gatherer, diet.



    Image: CC--m01229

    Are Cheerios really "Not safe for celiacs?" Or is General Mills getting a bad rap? 

    A recent story by Buzzfeed ignited confusion over whether Cheerios and other General Mills cereals are actually gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease.




    Are gluten-free foods and snacks too salty? Photo: CC-- Ian Watson

    High salt levels have some questioning the healthiness of gluten-free foods. Recent products tests show that the vast majority of gluten-free snacks tested are far saltier than their non-gluten-free alternatives, say researchers.

    Just how much saltier? Researchers surveyed a total of 106 products, and found that many gluten-free snacks have up to five times more salt than non-gluten-free counterparts.



    Users of Olmesartan have reached a 300 million dollar deal with drug-maker Daiichi Sanykyo. Photo: CC--Joe Gratz

    Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo will pay $300 million to settle thousands of federal and state court lawsuits over its top-selling blood pressure drugs, Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor and Tribenzor, according to the lead Plaintiffs' lawyers.

    The settlement was reached in the federal multi-district litigation (MDL) case titled In re: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2606, pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Camden Division.



    Colleges struggle to provide a truly gluten-free dining experience for students. Photo CC--Connor Turner

    While many schools have worked to create dedicated gluten- and allergen-free dining space, a number of colleges and university seem to be lagging. For students on many campuses, the gluten-free revolution can't come fast enough.

    Recent stories about gluten-free dining halls have become common. Kent State and Cornell establishing the countries first certified gluten-free college eatery in the U.S.

    Colleges with issues in providing suitable gluten-free facilities for their students include Seattle University, with a growing student body of over 4,500 students, and more students with specific dietary preferences.



    Photo: CC--Greg

    Can a tiny Virginia start-up change the world with a cheap, reliable devise to test food for gluten on the fly?

    With their startup called Altede, Ed and Anna Champion, together with business partner Briana Petruzzi, hope to build quick, cheap tests for all sorts of food allergens. Their first target is gluten. Altede is looking to develop a test that is reliable, sensitive to FDA levels of 20ppm gluten, costs less than $5 and could be performed within a couple of minutes while sitting at a restaurant table.



    Colonial Williamsburg. Photo: Joe Ross

    A lawsuit claims that Colonial Williamsburg kicked an 11-year-old gluten-sensitive boy out of Shields Tavern earlier this year are drawing attention and sharp comment.

    The boy, identified in court documents only as “J.D.,” suffers from a medical condition that prevents him from eating the same food as his classmates, and the restaurant’s policy specifically forbids outside food.

    The lawsuit claims that, even after a teacher tried to persuade the manager to let him stay, the manager forced J.D. out of the restaurant, where he ate his lunch in the rain.



    Image: CC--The U.S. Army

    "So what did you eat over there?"

    I had only been back for a few days from a year-long deployment overseas and it seemed to me my friends and family were all fascinated that I went to war on a gluten free (GF) diet. They all knew I was gluten-free. I had been strictly adhering to the diet for well over a decade, and many of them had worried about my health in addition to my safety and well-being. In truth, it had been overwhelming at times. The military complex was not set up to cater to food allergies (or auto-immune responses) and I frequently had to order food to maintain a gluten-free existence.



    It was five years ago when I launched the concept of "gluten is bad for us all!"
    Yes, you read that right - bad for you, bad for me, and bad for everyone else! This implies that the whole world should avoid gluten.

    This is a bold and an unrealistic statement to make. However, I thought that there was enough evidence about the harm of gluten for us to demand massive changes to everyone's diet, our farming practices and food manufacturing industry. Eventually, this could substantially improve the health of our Nations. However the practicalities of such a change would be very difficult overcome. Especially with the economic forces of Big-Pharma, Big-Agriculture and Big-Government.



    UK National Health Service has announced cuts to gluten-free prescriptions. Photo: CC--SludgeG

    In the face of budget cuts, and in a move that may offer a glimpse of things to come, doctors with the the UK's National Health Service are eliminating gluten-free food prescriptions for adults, beginning in parts of Devon.

    As of July 1, the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) responsible for planning and buying the majority of healthcare services for local people have recommended limiting gluten free foods including bread, pasta, flour and multipurpose mixes, to under 18 years of age.



    Finland has one of the world's highest celiac rates, and gluten-free food is common. Photo: CC--Sepi V.

    Ever wondered what life is like in the celiac disease capital of the world?

    In Finland, an estimated 2.4 percent of adults from 30 to 64 years old, and one in 99 children are diagnosed with celiac disease. The country also holds the record for the most overall cases of the celiac disease in the world. If ever there was a world headquarters for celiac disease, it would be Finland.



    Why is it still so hard to make good gluten-free food? Photo: CC--Andreanna Moya

    What are the main challenges in developing good gluten-free foods?

    With the explosion of gluten-free products, food manufacturers have worked to master the challenges of formulating gluten-free products that are both tasty and nutritious.

    This effort has paid dividends in the last years is due, in part, to advances in formulation, ingredient sourcing, and a focus on making products delicious.


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