Tag Archives: gluten-free diet

Arsenic in Gluten-Containing Vs. Gluten-Free Foods

All plants take up the nutrients they need from soil. When soil is polluted with toxic elements, such as cadmium, lead, arsenic, and mercury, plants take them up because they mistake them for essential nutrients. Long-term exposure to toxic metals can increase our risk of various diseases. Regulatory agencies have set limits for the presence […]

Study Finds A Gluten-Free Diet in Adults Without Celiac Disease May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A research study published in British Medical Journal concluded that long-term gluten consumption is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease, but rather, a lack of gluten in the diet may affect cardiovascular risk. The study, co-authored by Celiac Disease Foundation Research Committee member, Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, and Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board […]

Gluten-Free Diet Does Not Heal Intestinal Damage in 20% of Children With Celiac Disease

A study published November 3, 2016 in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, found that nearly 20% of children with celiac disease continued to show intestinal damage, despite adhering to a gluten-free diet for one year or more. The study, conducted by researchers at the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School, sought to assess the accuracy […]

Assessing for Compliance with the Gluten-Free Diet

A new study published online in The American Journal of Gastroenterology used fecal gluten immunogenic peptide (GIP) measurement to assess for patient compliance with the gluten-free diet. Gluten immunogenic peptides are pieces of gluten proteins that don’t get digested and produce immunotoxic reactions in patients with celiac disease. Traditionally, methods used to assess compliance ranged […]

8 Things You Should Know About the Gluten-Free Diet

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 […]

The Truth About Gluten-Free Diets

In this Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Dr. Peter Green and Rory Jones, authors of “Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype” and CDF 2016 National Conference Key Note speakers, describe the serious health risks incurred by those following a gluten-free diet for non-medical reasons. “We bake our own pastry, gluten is now Satan” reads a knowing […]

Marilyn’s Message May 2016

Marilyn Geller

Thank you to our more than 1,000 iCureCeliac participants for your amazing commitment to help researchers advance treatments and a cure for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. I am pleased to share with you that we already have two research studies in place! The first is with Celimmune who is sponsoring clinical trials to test a drug […]