In the battle of physician versus maladaptive protein, physician perseveres and recharges through pursuits befitting his Italian heritage. Gluten-Free by the Numbers In 1996 gluten-free foods were a $100 million business. In 2012, gluten-free foods grew to a $4.2 billion industry. 27 million people consume gluten-free foods to lose weight. 9 million go gluten-free because of Gastro-intestinal symptoms. 7 million claim going gluten-free helps clear their headaches and foggy mind. […]
The trouble for Daniel Tully, then 12 and an excellent student and athlete in Brooklyn, began 20 months ago, when he developed what seemed like a virus that kept recurring, each time sending him to bed and keeping him from school for a week. In January, he came down with an intestinal bug from which […]
Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled “gluten free” take effect on Tuesday — a “major milestone,” says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders.
By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times August 6, 2014 What Happened. The Food and Drug Administration created a new standard for gluten-free food labeling. Any packaged food that is labeled “gluten free” must now contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the protein that occurs naturally in wheat, rye, barley and their […]
On August 2, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its long-awaited gluten-free food labeling rule. According to the rule, when a manufacturer chooses to put “gluten-free” on food packaging, the item must comply with the new FDA definition of the term – less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. Manufacturers were […]
Sarah Klein of the Huffington Post with the help of Dr. Sheila Crowe, a member of Celiac Disease Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board laid out nine tips on starting a gluten-free diet. More people than ever are buying, cooking and eating gluten-free foods — not that they all require the diet. Gluten-free living appeals to about 30 percent of American adults — but seems to still be widely misunderstood.
The lowdown on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and celebrity wheat-bashing: In conversation with Dr Alessio Fasano Dr. Fasano, a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Celiac Disease Foundation as well as a keynote speaker for the CDF’s National Conference and Gluten-Free EXPO, is the director of the Center for Celiac Research as well […]
FDA clarifies what the Gluten-Free Labeling Rule means for restaurants – considers enforcement action to protect consumers
Key Diagnostic Findings Include: Histopathologic changes in an intestinal biopsy, characterized by crypt hyperplasia, intraepithelial lymphocytosis, and destruction of the surface epithelial lining Evidence that the small bowel enteropathy is dependent on gluten shown by positive CD-specific antibodies and/or clinical and/or histologic improvement in response to a gluten-free diet Serological Tests Can: Confirm CD in […]
Celiac consumers care first and foremost about value for money; significantly ahead of sensory properties like taste and texture, finds new Leatherhead research. More…