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Finding A Cure For Celiac Disease

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 […]

Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity is Official

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?

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

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 […]

FDA Issues Strong Warning Regarding Loperamide (Imodium) Use

It is common for those with celiac disease to turn to over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription loperamide (brand name: Imodium) for short-term treatment of diarrhea. The FDA has recently issued a warning that overuse of this medication can lead to serious cardiac issues, and even death. Users of loperamide are encouraged to adhere to recommended dosages […]

Celiac Disease Foundation CEO Contributes to Prague Consensus Report, “Transition from childhood to adulthood in coeliac disease”

Until there is a cure, patients who develop and are diagnosed with celiac disease as children will have to manage their disease for the rest of their lives. We all know how difficult the transition to adulthood can be for otherwise healthy children. For children with a chronic disorder that is self-managed through lifelong nutrition […]