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Celiac Disease

Everything you ever wanted to know about Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free living you can find here at EmaxHealth's Celiac Disease category. Find out about the latest research, symptoms and treatments of Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free lifestyle here.

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.

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.

Girl Scouts sell gluten-free cookies to celiac disease customers

The Girl Scouts are expanding their line of cookies to include gluten-free options for celiac disease customers. They will be selling two different varieties of cookies made with rice flour, oats and other ingredients. This year, the Girl Scouts are allowing members to sell cookies online, so you do not have wait for someone to knock on your door.

Wegmans increases gluten-free options for celiac disease

Wegmans is increasing the number of gluten-free food options at its stores after receiving customer feedback. Wegmans Food Markets is bringing more gluten-free baked goods to all of its 85 store locations. The company promises no cross-contamination occurs during the baking process because it is using a dedicated facility for these items.

Gluten-free giveaways for celiac disease holidays

Holiday shopping can easily stretch and pop any budget, but you may want to take a break and enter free giveaways. There are ongoing contests from multiple brands, companies, bloggers and others during the holiday season. You may win a gluten-free basket filled with chocolate or a new blender to make smoothies so consider spending a few minutes on the giveaways.

Chuck Norris supports gluten-free items for food banks

Chuck Norris is standing up for celiac disease sufferers and reminding people that gluten-free items are desperately needed in food banks around the country. The actor notes that there is an increase in the number of people who are seeking donations, and an estimated 14 percent of the U.S. population has visited a food bank. However, Norris warns people about blindly taking unwanted items from the pantry and dumping them at the nearest donation center.

Celiac disease symptoms list needs updates

The classic list of celiac disease symptoms is no longer enough, and a new study reveals that the list needs to be updated. During a diagnosis, the focus tends to be on gastrointestinal problems, but there is a wide range of other issues that cannot be ignored. Doctors and patients must learn that the list of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person.

Clif Bar makes all Luna bars gluten-free with recipe changes

Clif Bar announced it has changed its entire line of Luna bars to make them gluten-free. The official statement reveals that the oats are now organic and gluten-free, so the labels are changing. Luna protein bars were already manufactured without gluten, but the company has expanded its recipe adjustments to the entire production line.

Gluten-free community on Twitter helps celiac disease sufferers

A new study has found that people with celiac disease are turning to social media networks to connect with others and get help. Data mining has shown that they use common hashtags on Twitter to find information and share their experiences. A researcher from the University of Warwick reveals that some of the most common questions are about finding gluten-free places to eat.

Gluten-free gift ideas for celiac disease sufferers

Shopping during the holidays is already stressful, and finding gluten-free gifts safe for people with celiac disease adds another layer of worry. If you are trying to find the perfect present, then you may want to consider the following ideas. They are safe for people on a gluten-free diet and can help them maintain their commitment to staying away from the dangerous protein.

Researchers work on new celiac disease medications

The gluten-free diet is the only treatment option approved by the Mayo Clinic for people with celiac disease. However, researchers are working on new medications that may change this. A group of scientists from Denmark and Norway has released a new study that focuses on the details of the body’s immune response to gluten, and they believe they are getting closer to developing a new drug.

Jennifer Esposito marries Louis Dowler with gluten-free wedding cake

Jennifer Esposito has finally married Louis Dowler, and their wedding featured gluten-free food from the couple’s own bakery. Esposito owns Jennifer’s Way, a bakery that exclusively provides gluten-free items, and focuses on organic ingredients. According to guests at the reception, their wedding cake was incredible.

Celiac disease linked to oat toxicity

People with celiac disease have frequently complained about having reactions to oats despite the lack of gluten in this grain. Although cross-contamination with the protein is often blamed for problems, a new study reveals that people with celiac disease are having an immune response to oats without gluten contamination. Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute found specific oat proteins are causing the reaction.

Polana pierogi products recalled for gluten: Celiac disease alert

Several types of Polana pierogi products are being recalled because of undeclared allergens. The packaging for the pierogies did not include that they contained wheat, milk, soy and eggs. People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are being asked to stop consuming these items and discard them.

Celiac disease connections to Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s tumor scare

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has returned to “Fox and Friends” after having surgery to remove a tumor in her abdomen. The cohost is known for her battle against celiac disease and has documented her gluten-free diet in several books. Her surgery has raised questions among her fans about possible connections between tumors and celiac disease.

Holiday travel tips for people with celiac disease

The holiday season is often a difficult time for people with celiac disease because traveling while on a restricted diet has multiple challenges. From searching for gluten-free restaurants to avoiding contamination on flights, taking a trip requires careful planning and preparation. The following holiday travel tips will help you stay organized and avoid gluten

New gluten-free cereal from Nestlé is safe for celiac disease

Nestlé has released two new gluten-free cereals, and both are considered safe for celiac disease. The Nestlé Gluten Free Cornflakes and Gluten Free Honey Cornflakes are being distributed to multiple retailers. They have been certified gluten-free by Coeliac U.K. and have six vitamins added to the mix.

Catholic bishops discuss celiac disease connection to communion

Celiac disease was one of the topics of discussion at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Maryland. The bishops voted to change the Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities, so people with celiac disease and other health conditions would not be left out of communion. One of the problems seen in multiple churches has been the requirement that communion wafers contain wheat.

Mountain Apple Smoked Pork recalled due to wheat: Gluten alert

Mountain Apple Smoked Pork from Kulana Foods Ltd. is being recalled due to the presence of wheat in the product. The packages are mislabeled and do not alert consumers to the wheat found in the soy sauce used to make the smoked pork. Consumers are being advised not to eat the product if they are sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease.

Obesity clearly linked to Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases

Obesity the newest factor to add to list of risk factors for Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases

New research suggests obesity could be a major contributor to Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases that are the result of the the immune system attacking the body. The result of the investigation shows obesity could also prolong the effects of autoimmune diseases that also appear to be triggered by additional environmental factors.

Gluten-free subscription boxes grow in popularity

Gluten Free Food

There is a new food trend that is growing in popularity as more people turn to a gluten-free diet. Subscription boxes that meet a variety of dietary restrictions and needs are becoming more common and being delivered to more homes. People with celiac disease finally have options that allow them to customize the boxes.

Gluten-free pie ideas for the holidays safe for celiac disease

Gluten-free pie

Dessert is an important part of the holidays, and people with celiac disease do not have to miss out on the delicious treats. From frozen gluten-free pies you can purchase online to gluten-free pie mixes you can find in the store, the number of options has increased dramatically in recent years. Your dessert table will never be empty this holiday season.

Gluten-free pasta challenges contestants on 'Top Chef'

Gluten-free pasta

Gluten-free cooking proved to be a true challenge for the contestants on “Top Chef” who were not prepared for the need to adjust menus. Chef Michael Schlow asked them to create a traditional Italian menu for the double elimination challenge, so the contestants included pasta. However, their careful menu planning was tested by Emmy Rossum’s request for gluten-free food.

Celiac disease tips for handling gluten on Thanksgiving

Gluten-free Thanksgiving Food

The Thanksgiving meal is the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends, but it can be a nightmare for people with celiac disease. Cross-contamination and food filled with gluten are frequent problems experienced during the holiday. The following tips can help you survive the holiday while avoiding the protein.

Cauliflower gluten-free meal ideas for celiac disease

Cauliflower gluten-free meal

Cauliflower is becoming a nutritious kitchen staple and appearing in more recipes as chefs experiment with the vegetable. This gluten-free option can be good meal addition for people with celiac disease because it provides multiple vitamins and minerals. Filled with vitamin C, vitamin K, choline, fiber and other nutrients, cauliflower can be used as an alternative in many recipes.