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Gluten recall of Crousset ground coriander seeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of Crousset ground coriander seeds because they have been contaminated with gluten. The seeds were available at both retail and online stores, so consumers could have purchased them outside of Canada. Although coriander is a spice that does not contain gluten naturally, it appears that the protein was able to taint the product.

Plant extracts offer health benefits for many conditions

Nature offers a large selection of plants that can heal or help many health problems. However, discovering the benefits of each plant extract continues to be a challenge while regulations often add more obstacles. Nevertheless, a registered pharmacist recently shared her list of beneficial plants and herbs for a variety of medical conditions.

Missing autistic man Tijuani Jones could be in danger

Police and the family of Tijuani Jones are becoming more concerned about him and are asking local communities in Maryland to help. Jones has autism and disappeared last Thursday from Community Living Inc. located in Frederick. Although he has a tracking bracelet, it is either not working or has been removed, so the family has no information about his current location.

Oktoberfest ideas for gluten-free, celiac disease community

Oktoberfest is being celebrated across the country with many cities planning family-friendly events and fun activities. Although people on a gluten-free diet who have celiac disease have to be careful, they can still participate because more areas are starting to acknowledge restricted diets. You do not have to miss out on the bratwurst or schnitzel.

Autism in China’s media coverage skips science

Media coverage about autism is increasing around the globe, but this has not stopped some countries from limiting the type of information that is accessible to people. China has a notorious problem with censorship, and newspapers continue to suffer. Now, people who are interested in learning more about autism are not able to get a complete understanding of the disorder from the media.

Gluten-free coffee flour offers alternative for celiac disease community

The search for alternative flours and the creation of gluten-free products are providing a unique opportunity for innovation. Gluten-free coffee flour offers a way for companies to reuse coffee bean waste while giving the celiac disease community another option for cooking. The flour offers a variety of nutritional benefits beyond the caffeine kick.

Autistic children more sedentary despite surprising fitness levels

A new study has compared sedentary lifestyles among autistic and nonautistic children. The research from Oregon State University reveals that children with autism are more sedentary despite finding encouraging fitness levels. There was only one area that showed autistic kids falling behind compared to kids without autism.

Gluten-free oats coming from Glanbia: OatPure promises no contamination

Oats are a controversial topic in the celiac disease community because some people cannot eat them without experiencing problems. In addition, oats are often contaminated with gluten, so it is not easy to find pure products. However, Glanbia has promised it will have complete control over its oat production process to eliminate the possibility of cross-contamination

Family being deported because of autistic child: Maria Sevilla reveals details

A family is being deported in Australia because of an autistic child and is considering the appeals process. Maria Sevilla’s son, Tyrone, has autism, and her visa application was recently rejected. Government officials made it clear in the denial that Tyrone was viewed as a burden on the health system and not wanted in the country.

Establishing autism diagnosis in young children

autism diagnosis in young children

Medical experts agree that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is difficult to diagnose, and the process requires thorough evaluations by trained professionals. Diagnosing the condition at an early age benefits both the child and parents, so it is important for parents to learn ASD symptoms and pay attention to the development of their children. Although there is no easy blood test for the disorder, there are reliable ways to identify autism at an early age.

Autistic teenager missing in disturbing trend: Joshua Lee Lord disappears

It is a nightmare parents never want to encounter, but one family is facing its worst fears as they search for a missing autistic teenager. Joshua Lee Lord has disappeared from his home in Bury, which is located in Greater Manchester, in the United Kingdom. His family is worried about his safety because of health issues.

Autistic adults face health insurance problems

Adults with autism continue to face ongoing problems with health insurance, and age is at the center of the debates. Most programs offer coverage through the age of 21, but families are left with the difficulty of finding new services once their loved ones are older. This leaves thousands of autistic people without the coverage they need.

Papa Murphy’s joins forces with Udi’s to create gluten-free pizza

GF Pizza

Papa Murphy’s is joining forces with Udi’s to cater to people with celiac disease by offering gluten-free pizza. The companies will remain independent, but the partnership will allow them to share resources. Consumers should start seeing the new products at Papa Murphy’s locations soon.

Gluten-free food labels reviewed by FDA for trust issues

Gluten-free food labels

A new study reveals that gluten-free labels on food products can be trusted in 98.9 percent of the cases. The majority of the items lining grocery shelves and claiming not to contain gluten are following the FDA guidelines. However, people with celiac disease must proceed with caution if they are interested in purchasing a product that is not specifically labeled as gluten-free.

Autistic residents at Winter Park home abused by workers

Workers at a Winter Park home in Florida have been accused of abusing some of the autistic residents. Michael Meeks, Shenika Abraham and Kenneth Hampton Jr. are currently under arrest, and a video exists of their abuse. Another worker who was employed with them at the Threshold Center for Autism came forward with the evidence.

Kelli Stapleton talks to Dr. Phil about autism: Mom tried to kill autistic child

Mother tried to kill autistic daughter

Kelli Stapleton has tried to explain her mindset to Dr. Phil on his show after agreeing to an interview from jail. The mother attempted to kill her autistic daughter and herself, but now admits she deserved to go to prison. She shares disturbing information about her daughter, her behavior and her reaction to dealing with an autistic child.

Workout clothes matter at the gym

A consistent exercise schedule is one of the common recommendations for maintaining a healthy body, and it is often suggested as part of a treatment plan for some medical conditions. Although most people focus on the routine, gym location or other aspects, it is important to consider the workout clothes. The apparel you wear while exercising can make a difference.

Asda supermarkets join gluten-free guarantee campaign for celiac disease

There is an international movement to raise awareness about celiac disease, and one organization has found recent success with its campaign. Coeliac UK has signed up Asda supermarkets for its gluten-free guarantee program and hopes others will join. The change brings positive news to people in the United Kingdom while encouraging others around the globe to keep sharing information about celiac disease.

Gluten sensor would help control celiac disease

A company in San Francisco is working on a gluten sensor that will help people who suffer from celiac disease. A gluten-free diet is an essential part of treatment, but it is not easy to avoid cross-contamination or coming into contact with the protein. 6SensorLabs hopes to change this by creating a product that will automatically detect gluten.

Autistic boy hospitalized after school bullying finds support on Facebook

Christopher Miller has been facing bullies at school in Tennessee on a daily basis. The autistic boy was recently hospitalized because of the bullying, but his family has found a way to help him cope. Their decision to start a Facebook page, titled Hearts for Christopher Miller, may inspire other families to fight bullying with positivity.

Menopause causes confusion with celiac disease

A recent report suggests that there may be some confusion between the symptoms of menopause and celiac disease because of overlap. Previous research has indicated that it is possible to have both conditions begin at the same time, so it is important for patients to ask questions. Women should not ignore any of their symptoms while they seek medical help.

Celiac disease news: School guidelines updated for food allergies

School guidelines have been updated by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology to reflect the latest recommendations for dealing with allergies that include food items. The new proposals outline how to deal with anaphylaxis in a school setting. Unfortunately, families have learned that actually forcing a school to follow the rules is another challenge.

Avoiding gluten cross-contamination for celiac disease

Cross contamination with gluten is a serious problem for people with celiac disease, and it extends beyond the fear of eating at an unknown restaurant or fast food chain. Although it is easier to control the cooking environment at home, contamination can still become a problem. People who are severely sensitive to small amounts of gluten must learn to avoid this protein.

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