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Alice Bast

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Let's Talk Baloney With Joy Behar

(31) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 11:17 AM

Let's talk about baloney, shall we?

I'm not talking about the meat you put in a sandwich. I'm talking about celiac disease -- a serious genetic condition that television personality Joy Behar dubbed as "baloney" on the Jan. 20, 2015 episode of MSNBC's Morning Joe show. Let me...

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Gluten: Here, There and Everywhere

(5) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 10:01 PM

Gluten. It's everywhere we turn -- from our packaged foods to the Internet headlines, there's no shortage of talk about gluten and a diet free of the sticky protein.

Every time I see an article talking about celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity ("gluten sensitivity") or the gluten-free diet, I...

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Why You (Yes, You) Need Celiac Disease Awareness

(6) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 6:48 PM

What if the biggest barrier to celiac disease diagnosis is its very treatment -- the gluten-free diet?

Many factors play into the low diagnosis rate of celiac disease, but this could very well be one of them. The gluten-free diet has taken on a life of its own. It's...

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6 Things You Should Know About the Low-FODMAP Diet (And Why You Should Care)

(5) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 2:56 PM

FODMAPs may sound like a new medical device or GPS system, but they're actually one of the hottest topics in digestive health and wellness. You're likely to hear a lot more about them in the coming years, so let's set the record straight with six key things you should know....

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Gluten-Free Challenges in Schools and on College Campuses

(2) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 4:56 PM

Pizza. Pancakes. Sandwiches. Beer. These are all staples of the average college student diet and are as much a part of the college experience as frat parties and final exams. And they all contain gluten.

For most students, the biggest downside to eating these foods is unwanted weight gain....

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