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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”… Hippocrates has never been more accurate with this statement when it comes to celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Many people today (doctors included) feel that enough information is available online to learn how to follow the gluten-free diet; in fact, only 15% of patients […]
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 […]
With more than 1,200 participants registered in its first four months, iCureCeliac™ is shaping the type of research that is most important to you – the patient. We are pleased to present a few initial findings.
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 […]
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. We want to hear your concerns about arsenic in your diet, and give you the opportunity to tell us what studies you think should be done.