Archive for the ‘Gluten/Celiacs’ Category

Meet & greet with the Gluten-free Girl

Posted by RoseBoccio on October 20th, 2007

From Washington’s Seattle Post Intelligencer: We told you last month about Seattle’s Gluten-Free Girl ( Now is your chance to meet her in person before the next leg of her book tour. Shauna James Ahern will present a slide show, a gluten-free dinner and a book signing. – Read more here.

Pharmacists need to know risks of some medications to celiacs

Posted by RoseBoccio on October 20th, 2007

From ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) is alerting pharmacists about the safety risks that unlabeled gluten in medications pose for patients with celiac disease, as part of USA Weekend’s Make a Difference Day. – Read more here.

Grandma finds no gluten diet no problem

Posted by SB Anderson on September 2nd, 2007

From Oklahoma’s Tulsa World: “Oklahoman Barbara Wells combines memoir with meal plans in her book, ‘Grandma’s Guide to Gluten-free Cooking.’ She will sign copies of the book from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Steve’s Sundry, Books and Magazines, 2612 S. Harvard Ave.” Read more here.

Gluten-free life not easy, but can be done

Posted by SB Anderson on September 2nd, 2007

From Harrisburg, PA’s CBS 21: “Think about all your favorite foods. Some, if not most probably contain gluten which are wheat, rye, barley, and oats. Now, imagine having to cut them out of your diet, completely! Life for the Fleming family changed drastically three years ago, when Beverly and her two children were diagnosed with Celiac Disease, which disrupts the absorption of nutrients in the small intestines.” Read more here.

Gluten-free diet advice

Posted by SB Anderson on September 2nd, 2007

From Colorado’s Daily Camera: “I don’t have a diagnosed reason to go gluten-free, but I have heard advice that reducing the amount of foods with gluten I eat would benefit my health — from increasing my energy level to reducing anxiety. Is this true, and are there other benefits to a diet that reduces gluten intake?” Read the answer here.

Video capsule may soon diagnose celiac disease

Posted by SB Anderson on September 2nd, 2007

From Reuters in the US: “A new device — video capsule enteroscopy (VCE) — accurately detects intestinal atrophy in patients suspected to have celiac disease, according to a report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.” Read more here.

Restaurant menus reflect customers’ special dietary needs

Posted by SB Anderson on July 22nd, 2007

From Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette: “Some patrons ordering the Filet Mignon Salad at the Double Wide Grill on the South Side have been stumped by a label next to the item on the menu: (WF). Does that mean it’s available only Wednesdays and Fridays, one customer asked? Actually, it means wheat-free, and it’s a designation that’s becoming more and more common on menus here and across the country as restaurants become aware of the special dietary needs of their patrons.” Read more here.

Pasta, milk are root of ill health for millions

Posted by SB Anderson on January 27th, 2007

From London, England’s Independent: “Almost half the population is suffering from common complaints such as exhaustion, colds and migraines because of food intolerance, according to a new report published tomorrow. ‘Around 20 million people are suffering from symptoms that impact on their daily lives and yet they are not able to get help from the NHS,’ said Muriel Simmons, Allergy UK’s chief executive. ‘We want to see more dietary advice being available and more training given to GPs so that they can recognise that food could be the trigger for some of the symptoms that they are seeing on a daily basis.’ ” Read more here.

Living with celiac disease

Posted by SB Anderson on November 12th, 2006

From Massachusetts’ Worcester Telegram: “For years, Margaret Collins’ daughter, suffered with stomach pains. The family tried different treatments, but nothing helped. Finally, her pediatrician recommended a blood test for celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that wrecks havoc on the small intestine. The test showed she had the condition.” Read more here.

Need to be gluten-free?

Posted by SB Anderson on November 12th, 2006

From Norfolk, Virginia’s Virginian Pilot: “Dozens of people belly up to The Angel Inn’s bar in northern England, scanning the special menu and watching as bartenders pour pints of frothy beer specially brewed for those with gluten intolerance. The gluten-free business is booming in Britain and Ireland with restaurants, supermarkets, support groups and festivals catering to celiacs, or people allergic to proteins found in wheat, barley and oats. For a long time, it was a chore to find gluten-free beers or entrees in restaurants. That’s changed in the last five years to the point that an advocacy Web site for celiacs lists more than 100 restaurants in the UK that feature gluten-free menu items.” Read more here.