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Celiac Disease

No, You Don’t Have To Have Celiac To Have A Wheat Sensitivity

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living

People who don’t have a diagnosis for celiac disease or a wheat allergy may face a lot of scorn and derision for claiming to be sensitive to wheat p...

Baseball Games And Gluten

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

Being gluten-free for me is not a preference; it is a prescription.

Teenager Shares Tips for Parenting a Child with Celiac Disease

Jackie Ourman | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jackie Ourman

When I started my blog in 2011, I met and  connected with many terrific people in the celiac community. One of them, Taylor Miller, is a teenage...

5 Gluten-Free Desserts to Bring to a BBQ This Summer

Jackie Ourman | Posted 06.05.2016 | Taste
Jackie Ourman

None of your friends will taste the difference however, you may just touch the heart of someone like me or my kids who wouldn't have expected to be able to eat any dessert they didn't bring themselves.

Meet The Two Moms Who Started the Country's First Allergy-Friendly Food Pantry

NationSwell | Posted 05.19.2016 | Good News
NationSwell

At just 12 months of age, Emily Brown's daughter was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts, eggs, dairy, wheat and soy. Because allergy-friendly food ca...

Stop Asking Me About Diarrhea at the Dinner Table

Alice Bast | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Alice Bast

In honor of this month and in recognition of all invisible illnesses, our community is asking that you look beyond the surface. See past the gluten-free diet and recognize the person that is living with a serious genetic autoimmune disease.

Should There Be Widespread Screenings For Celiac Disease?

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether widespread screening for celiac disease makes sense, according to draft guidelines...

Gluten Isn't Bad -- I Just Can't Have It

Celia Kaye | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

I don't hate gluten, and gluten isn't bad -- I just can't have it. Here are a few reasons why this distinction is an important one.

When Education Is Met With Ire

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

It simply cannot remain the case that people with celiac disease are left to suffer for years before receiving a proper diagnosis, that they live in shame because many do not recognize the severity of their disease, that they are questioned or viewed as picky or high maintenance.

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

Gluten-Free Matzah: Freedom in the 21st Century

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

This Passover, don't be annoyed with relatives and friends who have dietary restrictions. Make your table welcoming with a box of gluten-free Matzah.

A Nutritionist's Guide to Gluten-Free Products

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Stocking up on every food item that touts the "gluten-free" label seems like a no-brainer -- but that's not always the best-case scenario.

Stop Making Fun Of Gluten-Free Eaters

Alice Bast | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Alice Bast

Stop making light of the gluten-free diet. Are there people out there following a gluten-free diet for its perceived health benefits? Absolutely. Is it tempting to make fun of cultural fads? Certainly. Would we make fun of people with diabetes for needing to monitor their diets and use insulin? No. People with celiac disease don't have a choice.

Apparently, Ted Cruz Thinks Celiac Disease Is A Liberal Conspiracy

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Tuesday pledged to not provide gluten-free meals to the military if elected president. Appealing to milita...

Gluten Freedom and the Ethics of Withholding a Celiac Diagnosis

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

How could it be possible to even debate whether or not to share that information? If your child were diabetic, would you not tell them? Or if your child had lupus, would you not tell them? Why is celiac disease different?

Guess What? These Items Have Always Been Gluten Free

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.04.2016 | Taste

Whether you're the one person out of 100 who has Celiac disease and can't eat gluten -- or you're one of those who simply choose not to eat it -- you ...

Should you be eating gluten-free?

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 01.27.2016 | New York
Dr. David Samadi

While wheat is one of the main foods in the Western diet, it is also the number one enemy for those who suffer from a gluten allergy or who have celia...

The Celiac Class Divide

Christopher Witte | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Christopher Witte

Recently while waiting tables at a restaurant in New York, a coworker of mine was almost fired. His transgression: He served a customer a dish without...

Celiac Disease Community: Looking to Go Beyond

Alice Bast | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Alice Bast

A dear friend of mine watches her daughter battle cancer. Each day, she fears that she will do what every parent dreads most -- bury her child. But be...

Guide to a Guilt-Free and Gluten-Free Holiday

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

Thankfully I'm lucky enough to have incredibly supportive family and friends. My network not only loves me, but they get me! They understand my nervousness and concerns about food that I don't prepare myself and they understand when I won't eat something and why. They take the time to learn and educate themselves, and for that I am eternally grateful.

Portland: Gluten-Free Paradise

Whitney Caudill | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel
Whitney Caudill

I hope that what is happening in the food world in Portland quickly spreads. But if not, I will continue to be an extremely happy well-fed food tourist in Portland.

The Best Gluten-Free Option At Every Major Fast-Food Chain

Thrillist | Posted 11.05.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Flickr/m01299 Gluten intolerance can be a real jerk. Half your friends think you're lying about your convulsing tummy...

The Truth About Pasta

Celia Kaye | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

On the heels of the low-carb diet emerged the gluten-free fad. Pasta, which is generally made with wheat flour, was widely deemed "bad." Now some are ...

Celiac Disease and Addiction

Celia Kaye | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

There are myriad ways that treating celiac disease can lead to improved health. But are there ways in which treating the disease could contribute to t...

Weighing in on "Gluten Free" Cheerios

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

I can only hope that this serves as a lesson: to people who don't understand why celiacs are skeptical of labeled foods, to those who treat gluten-free eating as a fad diet as opposed to a prescription and medical necessity, and to the big companies who fail to take us seriously or keep us safe.