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Aug 19 2013

Cheating on the Gluten-Free Diet

The only “cure” for Celiac Disease is to follow a strict gluten-free diet.  Following the gluten-free diet if you have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease is vital in order to restore health. Not following the diet may result in continued symptoms and even possible cancer, like lymphoma. An article just published earlier this month on […]

Feb 18 2013

Accidentally Ingesting Gluten

My husband and I went out for a belated Valentine’s Day dinner on Saturday night at one of our favorite restaurants.  We dine at this establishment regularly, and we have been there many times since we began dating over 16 years ago.  It is truly “our place”.  Ninety percent of the time, I order the […]

Jan 6 2012

Review: Florastor Kids

Probiotics are microorganisms that are believed to help keep your digestive system healthy.  I had never thought about taking probiotics until I had GI issues and started the gluten-free diet.  Over the years I have taken a few different kinds or have eaten yogurt to make sure that the balance in my system is as […]

Oct 6 2011

Does Celiac Increase the Likelihood of Depression and Suicide?

Celiac disease can present itself with many different symptoms and can affect different areas of our body.  A new study conducted in Sweeden looked at the risk of suicide for individuals with celiac disease and amongst individuals where the small intestinal biopsy showed no villous atrophy.  The study looked at 29,083 individuals diagnosed with celiac disease;13,263 […]

Oct 5 2011

Celiac Disease–Annual Screening?

Once you have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, the treatment is a life-long adherence to the gluten-free diet.  There are currently no other treatments.  No medications.  Nothing.  Some doctors believe in yearly screenings to see if the patient is complying with the diet, while others feel that such screening isn’t necessary.  There are a couple […]