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20 Things You Might Not Know About Celiac Disease

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Celiac disease is a chronic autoimmune disease, which means that you cannot “grow out” of it. 1 in 100 people worldwide have celiac disease. Celiac disease affects an estimated three million Americans. 80% of Americans with celiac disease are not diagnosed and are needlessly suffering. People with a first degree relative with celiac disease have a […]

Finding A Cure For Celiac Disease

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To cure celiac disease we must fundamentally shift how celiac disease research is conceptualized and conducted. Why? Because the current research paradigm for celiac disease, one that has existed for four decades, has not delivered a cure. Not only has it not delivered a cure, celiac disease research has produced only a single approved treatment […]

8 Things You Should Know About the Gluten-Free Diet

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It wasn’t that long ago that the gluten-free diet became popular or even recognizable to the general public. There were very few options available, and even fewer that were appetizing. Today, the gluten-free lifestyle is all the rage – there are hundreds of blogs, recipe pages, and websites dedicated to living happily gluten-free. The gluten-free […]

Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity is Official

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Researchers have confirmed physical evidence of immune system activation and intestinal damage when wheat is consumed by some individuals without celiac disease and wheat allergy.  For decades, but more so in recent years as awareness of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet has grown, patients have presented with severe abdominal issues, neurological complications, and other symptoms […]

To Gluten-Free Diet or Not to Gluten-Free Diet?

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There is no question that the popularity of “going gluten-free” has risen sharply in recent years. The question is, does a gluten-free diet (GFD) pose a true benefit to those without a diagnosis of celiac disease, or is it doing more harm than good? Norelle Reilly, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist at Columbia University, recently sought to […]

Abnormal Biopsy Alone Does Not Diagnose Celiac Disease

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In her recent article in the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center newsletter, “Impact,” Dr. Carol Semrad seeks to clarify the important steps needed to accurately diagnose celiac disease. Traditionally, celiac disease has been diagnosed by duodenal (small bowel) biopsy, however, there are a number of different ailments and conditions that can lead to small […]

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