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.
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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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
It is not always easy to find gluten-free meals while you are traveling abroad. However, Amsterdam has many options that can help people with celiac disease. From grocery stores that carry gluten-free food to restaurants with gluten-free menus, you will find a way to survive and avoid the protein.
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.
Dr. Nigma Talib claims she can identify diet problems by simply looking at a person’s face. At a recent event filled with celebrities, she was able to spot issues such as celiac disease by examining the face. Dr. Talib explains that dietary changes can have a great influence on external appearance.
Instead of cooking and enjoying their holiday turkeys, many consumers are now worried the centerpiece of their meals is being recalled. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed that the recall rumors are a hoax. Currently, it does not list any turkeys as dangerous for consumption.
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.
Stuffing is an essential part of the holiday meal, and there are gluten-free versions which are safe for people with celiac disease. Stuffing does not have to be made with dangerous gluten-containing ingredients. There are recipes to help you make it from scratch and store mixes for people who prefer another option.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A new study reveals that gluten is not the only protein connected to celiac disease, and other non-gluten wheat proteins may cause the disorder. Researchers hope their results will help develop better treatments while improving the public’s understanding of the disease.
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 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.