The gluten-free diet has often been lumped in with other healthy or restrictive diet plans. Have you ever wondered the difference but never knew how to distinguish one diet from another?
Now here's your chance to figure it out! This article breaks down the gluten-free, raw, and macrobiotic diets, and lets you in on the pros, cons, and benefits of keeping one or more of these diet options.
A celiac disease diagnoses has become more common as awareness among patients, doctors, and nutritionists has grown. However, there was a time when celiac could have been fatal to people with undiagnosed conditions. This article takes a look at celiac disease in its past and present, and how the gluten-free business is growing into the future.
Read more about the progression of celiac disease at: http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2011/9/Whole+Living/Gluten-Free-Nation?page=2
More great celiac disease information from NBC in Flrida! Check out this great article and some additions to this week's video on what to be watchful for if you are trying to follow a strict gluten-free diet.
NBC News featured this special on gluten-free eats that warns of label reading nightmares and where gluten could be hiding in pre-packaged foods (i.e. fillers, stabilizers and binders often contain gluten).
Did you know that people with celiac disease have up to a 4 times higher risk of developing hyperthyroidism?
According to research from Orebro University Hospital in Sweden, people with celiac disease have a higher than normal risk of developing thyroid disease. In fact, the reserachers speculate that the two diseases have similar genetics or share immunological characteristics.
According to researchers at Lancaster University people with Celiac Disease are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis and and progressive bone loss than their healthy counterparts.
The National Institutes of Health states that eating fortified breads and cereals, something that people with gluten allergies cannot do, may provide the body with adequate amounts of vitamin D, an essential nutrient for the prevention of osteoporosis.
Long story short, make sure you are taking vitamins and minerals to supplement your diet!
Check out this great article from the Detroit News! A woman had massive stomach problems for five years with uncontrollable diarrhea and stomach pains and was told she would just have to live with "IBS." She finally went to another doctor who diagnosed her with Celiac Disease and her life has changed to the point where she is no longer sick.
Dr. Paul Donohue says, "Diarrhea, weight loss, bloating and stomach pain are the major signs of this illness. Sometimes, those signs are not prominent, but things such as anemia, osteoporosis at an early age or nerve disturbances (neuropathy) are. Those illnesses are the result of the malabsorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Check out this great article about a study conducted in Finland on adults who tested positive for celiac disease, but were completely asymotomatic.
For the study, 40 people who tested positive but who had no symptoms followed a gluten-free diet for one year. At follow-up, the small bowel mucosal changes associated with celiac disease in the gluten-free group had reversed.
This is amazing news! One more reason to make sure everyone in your family is tested and starts eating gluten-free regardless of their symptoms. It can save a whole lot of headaches and health problems later in life. And, with the CELIACSURE Celiac Test, you can find out if you have the condition in just 10 minutes from the comfort of your own home. Learn about the at-home test kit at http://www.glutenpro.com.
Check out this great article in the Huffington Post about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet. The focus of the article is on the health aspects of embarking on a gluten-free diet, as well as looking at why the diet is used in various medical conditions including celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
One would expect that higher quality and more available blood tests and the fact that diagnosis of Celiac disease has increased dramatically would significantly drop death rates. Hypothetically an earlier start to the gluten-free diet should prevent other health risks associated with celiac disease from developing. Right?
Wrong. A study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that people diagnosed with celiac disease since 2000 have a similar mortality risk as those diagnosed earlier despite the introduction of serological tests. Furthermore, Dr. Matthew J Grainge, a researcher at the University of Nottingham found that people with celiac disease have a 37% increase in all-cause mortality compared with the general population.
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