Archive for the 'Celiac' Category

Dec 13 2016

The State of Gluten-Free in America

As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s useful to reflect on how far the gluten-free movement has come in just a few years. It really wasn’t that long ago when gluten-free products could only be found on half a shelf in the back of specialty food stores. Over the past couple of years, conditions like […]

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May 17 2016

Should You Be Tested for Celiac Disease?

For a disease that can so drastically harm an individual’s quality of life — and even cut it short! – celiac disease remains stubbornly difficult to diagnose. In fact, one resource suggests that an estimated 95% of Americans with celiac disease haven’t been diagnosed. Do you experience common symptoms associated with celiac disease or have […]

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May 03 2016

I Tried Out a Gluten-Free Resort and Here’s What I Thought…

Written by GlutenfreeSingles Co-owner Marcella Romaya Living the gluten-free lifestyle can be a challenge even on your home turf; now imagine how hard it is when you’re in a strange place, don’t know any of the local restaurants, and may not even be able to translate the menu! For someone like me who lives with […]

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Mar 22 2016

When Should You Tell Your Child That She has Celiac Disease? …Right Away, Duh!

Published by under Celiac,Gluten Free

In the first paragraph of her article published in the Washington Post on Feb 8, Susan Stillman explains, “…there are times when I feel like a little less knowledge never hurt anybody.” Sure, I’ll give her that. I really don’t want to know the full details of my dad’s colonoscopy or how many calories are […]

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Sep 30 2015

Get Ready to Have Even More Gluten-Free Choices at the Grocery Store

It seems like only a short time ago you had to wander to the very back of the health food store to find half a shelf dedicated to gluten-free products (that all had a suspicious cardboard taste to them). Well folks, over the last few years we have witnessed a sea change in the gluten-free […]

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Jul 01 2015

Drug Companies Are Scrambling to Make Treatments for Celiac Disease

Published by under Articles,Celiac

For a long time, celiac disease was thought to be extremely rare. Today, we know that the percentage of Americans with celiac disease is closer to 1% of the population. That adds up to about three million potential customers for any drug company that can come up with a cure or at least a drug […]

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Apr 17 2015

Can a Gluten-Free and “Kinda Gluten-Free” Eater Find Romance?

The world of the gluten-free eaters is defined by two main camps. On the one side, you have the roughly 1% of the population with celiac disease. The gluten-free eaters often experience extreme symptoms if they are exposed to even minute traces of gluten. A few breadcrumbs could put them in a sick bed for […]

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Mar 30 2015

The Savvy Celiac’s Guide to Legal Medical Tax Deductions

Published by under Celiac,Events

If you have celiac disease, then you know that following a gluten-free diet isn’t cheap. In fact, a study in the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research found that on average gluten-free foods were 242% more expensive than regular food. That certainly puts some pressure on your wallet. If you’re looking for a silver […]

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Jan 06 2015

It’s Time To Stop Making Fun Of Gluten-Free People

Published by under Celiac,Gluten Free

If 2015 is anything like 2014, we’re going to see a lot of jokes made at the expense of those who choose a gluten-free lifestyle. Comedians, bloggers, and even friends and family members will raise their eyebrows, question whether gluten sensitivity is a real thing, and accuse gluten-free people of just following a fad. Here’s […]

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Nov 06 2014

Can One Little Device Help You Stay Gluten-Free?

We all know how sneaky gluten can be. Sometimes it shows up in the weirdest places, like in a bottle of salad dressing, a can of bug spray, or even a packet of gravy mix. It may even be lingering on utensils, pans, or countertops that were not well cleaned after handling gluten. As hard […]

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