Archive for the ‘Gluten/Celiacs’ Category

Teen with celiac disease follows mom, writes gluten-free guide

Posted by RoseBoccio on March 14th, 2010

From New York’s LoHud.com: As a teenager who’s been coping with celiac disease for the past seven years, Sara Diana Friedman has become something of an expert on gluten-free eating. Last month, the Sleepy Hollow 13-year-old also become an author — of a book aimed at helping fellow members of the gluten-intolerant community. – Read more here.

Burger King joins other fast-food joints to offer gluten-free fare

Posted by RoseBoccio on January 23rd, 2010

From eMaxHealth.com: In an effort to serve those with wheat and gluten allergies, Burger King joins other fast food restaurants, such as Wendy’s and McDonald’s, with offering customers a menu listing of items that are gluten-free. – Read more here.

Living in a gluten-filled world

Posted by RoseBoccio on October 15th, 2009

From Illinois’ Chicago Tribune: If given the opportunity to eat any delectable dish of his choice, 12-year-old Alec Dinerstein says he would devour a piece of cake, the kind he watched his friends enjoy at the countless birthday parties he has attended. Read more here.

Celiac can impact men’s bone health

Posted by RoseBoccio on September 22nd, 2008

From the US News & World Report (Washington, DC): Did John F. Kennedy, a man generally remembered as one of our more youthful and vigorous presidents, actually have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by exposure to gluten proteins found in wheat, barely, and rye? Quite possibly, says Peter Green, the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Though Kennedy managed to hide his symptoms from public view, he suffered from a slew of ailments that hint at celiac disease, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, migraines, and osteoporosis. Throughout Kennedy’s life, doctors diagnosed him with ulcers, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and food allergies, but their treatments never seemed to help much. He never received the blood testing and intestinal biopsy that might have revealed celiac disease. – Read the details here.

Going gluten-free is tough, but healthier for NC man

Posted by RoseBoccio on September 22nd, 2008

From NBC17.com (Raleigh, NC): What if you were told that your favorite foods – foods you’d eaten all your life – were making you sick? Zach Becker got the news this summer. He hadn’t been feeling well for about two years and had been losing weight, so he finally decided to go to the doctor…After lots of tests, even some to rule out cancer, he was told he had celiac disease. People with celiac disease can’t tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat and certain grains. Even the smallest bit can cause a reaction in the small intestine that causes pain and keeps their bodies from absorbing nutrients from food. – Find out more here.

Girl’s school balks at her gluten-free food

Posted by RoseBoccio on April 5th, 2008

From The Romford Recorder (Romfork, England): Audrey Greenslade says her daughter Nicola, 11, who has a wheat allergy and attends St Patrick’s School, in Collier Row, was told she could not have her low-fat crisps as a lunchtime snack because they were not allowed under the school’s healthy-eating policy.

Read more about the argument between Audrey’s mom and the school here

New MA bakery goes gluten-free

Posted by RoseBoccio on April 5th, 2008

From The Bolton Common (Harvard, MA):  It seems like every other bakery you’ve visited: the aromas wafting floor to ceiling upon entering; hot soups steaming in one corner, bread and Boar’s Head meats awaiting their next mouth in another; muffins to die for.

Nothing — not even the taste, according to the owner, Paula Murphy — differentiates Peaches Bakery from any other.

But Peaches is different. It’s a safe zone for those who are used to asking for a list of every ingredient when out to lunch. It’s a dedicated gluten-free bakery.

Read more here.

Celiac screening makes diagnosing condition simple

Posted by RoseBoccio on October 27th, 2007

From Maryland’s Baltimore Examiner: A simple, cheap and effective screening test can change the lives of people suffering a potentially fatal immune disorder. University of Maryland, Baltimore researchers taught family physicians in 25 locations to screen everyone with unexplained symptoms that could be celiac disease — as well as those with a family history of the illness. In the year preceding the study, of 55,000 patients, only 12 were properly diagnosed with the disease. – Read the details here.

Diet changes bring relief to woman with celiac disease

Posted by RoseBoccio on October 27th, 2007

From Wisconsin’s Appleton Post-Crescent: Laurie Hermes thought she was eating the best foods for optimum health. A high priority was whole grains. “I was always eating seven-grain breads, and I ate a lot of oatmeal that I thought was good for my diabetes,” the 47-year-old Darboy woman said. “What I thought was eating healthy was really killing my insides.” Hermes was diagnosed last year with celiac disease, which affects one in 133 Americans. – Read more here.

Gluten-free bread

Posted by RoseBoccio on October 27th, 2007

ABC Regional Online in Australia, ran a recipe for gluten-free bread. Check it out here.