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Dietitian offers gluten-free diet advice for celiac disease

The popularity of the gluten-free diet among people who do not have celiac disease has led to it being labeled a fad by critics. Dietitian Christina Mariano tries to address some of the common concerns and questions about the diet while shedding light on its importance for people who have celiac disease. This is more than a popular diet trend that has been spreading around the country.

Fibromyalgia sufferer accused of exploiting disabled parking spots

A woman who suffers from fibromyalgia is being accused of exploiting disabled parking spots at stores. During a recent shopping trip in Australia, she was confronted by an elderly man who stated she did not look sick and accused her of using the disabled park illegally. Although the woman had the proper disabled permit, the man refused to believe her.

Celiac disease group accused of manipulating gluten-free standards

A national celiac disease group in Australia has been accused of trying to manipulate gluten-free standards in order to please food manufacturers. Coeliac Australia, a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting people with the disorder, states that the current standard of 3 ppm of gluten is unrealistic and must be changed. However, some members of the celiac disease community believe the organization is working with food brands against them.

50 Marathons Finishes & No Signs of Stopping

Marathon Running

1310 miles. That distance is just a couple hundred miles shy of the length of US Highway 101 that stretches from Oregon through California. And as of the finish line at the 2014 Kiawah Island Marathon, it is also the total amount of "race miles" (not including miles of training!) run by South Carolina marathon runner, Ferris Stewart. This successfully finished marathon marking Stewart’s 50th marathon.

Could your E-reader cause unknown health problems?

E-books might cause problems with sleep and morning alertness.

Penn State researchers warn that light emitting devices like your e-reader could interfere with getting a good night's sleep. One reason is because electronic devices seem to interfere with the sleep hormone melatonin. Scientists for a new study wonder if the light from iPads, Kindle and other electronic reading devices could have long-term negative health effects.

Fibromyalgia patients turn to controversial Whole30 diet

There is a new diet trend among some fibromyalgia patients, and it involves eliminating all grains in favor of a high protein menu. The Whole30 diet is being embraced by more people, and its creators claim it can help fibromyalgia sufferers along with eliminating the symptoms of other health problems. The diet is strict, but some patients are reporting positive results.

Celiac disease vaccine would allow gluten consumption

The ImmusanT company is working on a celiac disease vaccine that would allow patients to consume gluten again without creating damage. It has received $12 million in funding to continue its research on Nexvax2, and is currently working on Phase 2 of the study. The company believes it can help celiac disease sufferers by creating a safe immunotherapy.

Woman with fibromyalgia arrested after wrong-way crash

Patricia Murphy has been arrested after an investigation involving a wrong-way crash. The Arizona woman, who suffers from fibromyalgia and lupus, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Murphy caused an accident while driving the wrong way on Arizona State Route 202 that led to the deaths of two adults in another car.

Red Sox pitcher Wade Miley mocks gluten-free diet and celiac disease

Wade Miley is addressing questions about his statements related to the gluten-free diet and celiac disease. The baseball player claims the Arizona Diamondbacks pressured him to be on the diet, but he refused, and his decision became a frequent source of issues. Miley does not have a medical condition that would require him to be on the diet, and he felt that eliminating gluten was not necessary.

Beware of Advice From Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors, Study Warns

Dr Oz and The Doctors

Anyone who relies on or believes the advice dished out by the hosts of the TV programs Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors may want to think twice. According to the findings of a new study from the University of Alberta (UB), one should be wary of the information because frequently there is little, no, or contradictory research to support it.

HCG Platinum Drops Weight Loss Supplement a Fraud Says the FTC

HCG weight loss

Have you considered trying the HCG Diet for losing weight? You might want to reconsider this after a recent news report about one HCG-related weight loss supplement that marketers were fined for by the FTC for using fraudulent sales tactics that were deceptive and not supported by scientific evidence as claimed.

Do You Know Where Your Lost Fat Goes When You Lose Weight?

lost fat in weight loss

Here’s a weight loss brain tickler that a high percentage of doctors and dieticians got wrong in a recent survey: When you lose weight, where does the fat actually go? Read on and discover the correct answer to this fat-burning question and impress your friends the next time you talk about dieting and how it works.

Fibromyalgia advice from a chiropractor

Fibromyalgia continues to baffle the medical community with complex symptoms, difficult diagnoses and unknown origins. The disease is characterized by widespread pain that often forces patients to seek help from chiropractors. One chiropractor believes there are several factors that can be changed in a person’s lifestyle to either reduce the likelihood of developing the disorder or reduce the symptoms once the disease is already present.

Survey reveals what people think of celiac disease and gluten-free diet

Do people really understand celiac disease and the gluten-free diet? A new survey reveals that more education about this condition and diet is needed. A poll of 2,205 people in the United States showed that 64 percent believe a gluten-free diet is not necessary for most people to follow. In addition, the survey confirmed the trend others have noticed about the diet being viewed as a fad.

Lyrica’s use for treating lower back pain in fibromyalgia questioned

A new study from the University of Rochester Department of Neurosurgery reveals that Lyrica may not be the right treatment for lower back pain in fibromyalgia or other disorders. Lyrica is technically not approved to be used as a treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis, but the off-label use of this drug is extremely common for the condition. However, research reveals it may not be an effective way to manage pain.

Doctors ignore proper celiac disease diagnosis and care

A recent survey presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's annual meeting sheds a disturbing light on how doctors perceive, diagnose and manage celiac disease in patients. One of the most troubling aspects of the survey is related to the treatment of the disorder. A gluten-free diet is generally accepted as essential after a diagnosis of celiac disease, yet 10 percent of the doctors surveyed do not suggest this diet change to their patients.

Teenager Hospitalized Following Hallucination from Weight Loss Drugs

Hallucination from Weight Loss Drugs

Are you ever tempted to buy weight loss supplement pills online or a particular weight loss grapefruit diet drink that is widely promoted? A recent news report warns internet consumers that two weight loss supplements including a popular grapefruit drink are responsible for hallucinations in one teenager and kidney failure in a 20-something-year-old that required hospitalization of both.

Stop & Shop recalls Ian’s Panko Breadcrumbs for celiac disease concerns

Stop & Shop is recalling Ian’s Panko Breadcrumbs because of labeling issues that may lead to a reaction in people who cannot consume wheat. The product has gluten and is not safe for people with celiac disease. The company recommends throwing away affected packages and asking for a refund.

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