The gluten-free diet has taken over the world of professional tennis! With the start of the Wimbledon Tournament the players diets are being discusses as much as their performances on the court. The reason? Three of the top athletes are reportedly eating a gluten-free diet and playing stronger games.
Food intolerance can compromise performance and when you feel better you play better. Good luck to GF players Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Sabine Lisicki!
Researchers in Sweden were left baffled after a sudden spike in diagnoses of Celiac Disease in children under 2. They wondered if infant vaccines could trigger an abnormal immune response to gluten.
However in a new study reported in the journal Pediatrics shows that changes in Sweden’s National Vaccine Program did not correlate with the rise in Celiac cases and most likely are not the reason. Some researchers believe that introducing wheat in infant formula too early can create a bad immune response that can persist throughout life.
Frank Duckworth, a flight attendant for British Airways, has won an extremely drawn out law suit against the company after he was rendered unable to fly after eating an in-flight meal that contained gluten and in turn aggravated both his celiac disease and diabetes. He was hospitalized following the ingestion of a mushroom risotto meal.
Duckworth has worked for the company for more than 20 years and felt that the airline did not do enough to get him back in the air after his ordeal.
The lawsuit brings up a lot of good questions. Do you think that if an airline is willing to provide gluten-free meals for their customers that they should also provide it for their employees? What about at other jobs where food is provided? How far should companies go to disclose what is in their food?
Are you taking the blood pressure drug Omesartan? The blood pressure medication has been linked to many gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic says that after pulling his patients off the drug many of their symptoms improved.
Murray goes on to say that he initially thought some of his patients were suffering from Celiac Disease but soon realized that they didn’t have typical antibodies for celiac. Raise awareness to this issue and let people know who are taking Omesartan!
Would you like to be a part of a Celiac Disease clinical research trial? If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease and are still experiencing symptoms after following a strict gluten-free diet you may be eligible for a clinical trial to test a new investigational medication.The study aims to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease for adults aged 18-75 who have been following a gluten-free diet for a year or more. Here are some more important facts about the trial.
In order to qualify, you must fit in to the following categories:
- Must be aged 18-75 years to participate
- Have been diagnosed with celiac disease by biopsy
- Have been attempting to follow a gluten-free diet for 12 months or longer when you begin the study
- Must be willing to take treatment daily in conjunction with your current diet
- Must be experiencing symptoms when exposed to gluten
If you qualify for the study, you will receive:
- Monitoring of your celiac disease by a medical team at no cost to you
- Study drug or placebo (which means no change in what you currently are doing by following your current diet)
- Compensation to cover your time and travel expenses
Read more to see eligibility here: http://www.celiactrial.
Many people have to deal with multiple dietary issues that can be scary and confusing. Whether it be multiple allergies, auto-immune conditions, or other diseases, having to navigate more than one medical concern can be quite an ordeal.
Check out this story on one girl who has both Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Twelve-year old Emily Steadman tries to live as normally as possible, trying to be healthy and cope with her conditions.
Read Emily’s story now at: http://www.troymedia.com/blog/
For the millions of people on a gluten-free diet who also attend church on Sunday, taking communion can be a stressful experience as eating the sacramental bread could make them very sick.
However churches nationwide are moving towards accommodating gluten-free diets by offering gluten-free bread or a gluten-free wafer in place of the traditional version.
There are still issues however in more traditional sects of the religion. There is hope though as a group of nuns has been tasked with looking for answers to the gluten-free question.
Read more in this fantastic article on www.celiac.com at: http://www.celiac.com/
There’s lots of hype surrounding a gluten-free diet theses days, so to help consumers understand the nuts and bolts of the gluten-free world, Forbes.com called on expert and cookbook author Jacqueline Mallorca to answer some very important questions.
If you’re considering starting a gluten-free diet, you can check out the full interview on Forbes.com to get some great insight into the world of gluten-free living!
Read the interview now at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2012/06/06/is-a-gluten-free-diet-right-for-you-an-expert-weighs-in/
How can you help your child deal with food allergies? Kids who have food allergies can be particularly difficult when dealing with feelings of anger, shame, or sadness about their condition, especially at school and at social events like birthday parties. Check out this great article from the Cape May County Herald that offers some tips and tricks for helping your child navigate living on a special diet.
One very important point is to try to stay positive! Your attitude and confidence can give your child the boost of strength they need to not feel bad about eating a special-diet birthday cake. Make sure to praise them for sticking to their unique diet and educate them on the necessity for their health of eating the way they eat.
For more tips on kids with food allergies click here: http://www.
Do you maintain a strict gluten-free diet but other members of your family just can’t live without their gluten filled chocolate chip cookies? Well worry no more! This article will help you deal with keeping the gluten at bay so everyone can be happy and healthy.
For people with celiac disease, having separate mixing utensils can really help with baking as can having different strainers for gluten-free and regular pasta. Also be sure to wipe those pesky crumbs out of your toaster and possibly dedicating a shelf in your refrigerator for only gluten-free foods.
Find more tips from the Celiac Handbook at: http://celiachandbook.com/