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Jan.15, 2013

Can Gluten Affect Your Eyesight?

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New research signals that undiagnosed Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance may play a role in the development of glaucoma, a slowly progressing eye disease that damages the eyes optic nerve and can cause blindness sometimes due to hypoperfusion or inadequate circulation.

Gluten is known to cause hypoperfusion in the brain, which could concurrently affect eye vessels and contribute to eye disease.  Food sensitivities in general can also affect eye health.

Read more about the relationship between gluten and glaucoma here: http://www.healthnowmedical.com/blog/2013/01/08/can-gluten-cause-glaucoma-and-blindness/

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Jan.14, 2013

Research Looks at Correlation Between Headaches and Digestive Issues

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New research shows that patients with stomach problems are more likely to suffer from head aches and migraines than those who don’t suffer from digestive issues.

Up to 30% of people with Celiac Disease and 56% of people with gluten sensitivity reported either having chronic long term headaches or migraines and 72% of those would classify their head aches as severe.  Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome also had a higher percentage of head ache sufferers than healthy people.

Read more about the connection between gluten and head aches here: http://www.dailyrx.com/ibd-and-celiac-disease-patients-more-likely-have-headaches

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Jan.09, 2013

Cosmopolitan Magazine Talks Gluten-Free

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Famous women’s lifestyle magazine Cosmopolitan is finally talking to their readers about the gluten-free diet.  For most people going gluten-free can be overwhelming at first as their is a multitude of foods you would never consider to contain gluten. Cosmo is now helping their readers with this difficult adjustment.

In the article, the magazine lays out some of these trigger foods such as processed lunch meats, chocolate, salad dressing, and baked beans that can sometimes (though not always) have gluten lurking within.  What’s most important is to always read labels and make sure that the products you pick are 100% gluten-free and not processed in plants that also process wheat which can also make you sick.

Read more from Cosmo here: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/news/foods-with-gluten

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Jan.07, 2013

Justice Department and Lesley University Reach Agreement on Gluten-Free Food Provisions

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The U.S. Justice Department has come to an agreement with Lesley University to ensure that students with Celiac Disease and other food allergies can completely enjoy the meal plan that is offered by the school as to be in compliance with the Americans Disability Act (ADA).

Under the settlement, Lesley University has agreed to take big steps such as ensuring that gluten-free options are available or allowing students with allergies to pre-order food.  They will also try to work with more vendors who accept student dining cards that cater to food allergies as well as make clear any allergies that could present a danger when in dining hall food.

Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/December/12-crt-1538.html

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Jan.04, 2013

Latest Estimates on Celiac Disease Prevelance in the United States

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The latest study by the National Institutes of Health to determine the prevalence of Celiac Disease in the United States has put it at 1 in 141 people. However, researchers caution that even though public awareness is growing many, cases remain undiagnosed.

The disease is currently more active in the non-Hispanic white population, which could be due to larger awareness and more access to health care.  A biopsy of the small intestine was only performed in 43% of patients, which is relatively low.

Read more about Celiac in America from the NIH here: http://www.celiac.nih.gov/newsletter.aspx?control=Newsletters

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Dec.21, 2012

New Research Scores Gluten-Free Baking Ingredients

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Just in time for Christmas, Bakeryandsnacks.com has put together a list of all the science and research done on gluten-free products in 2012 to see how efforts to improve quality and nutrition in gluten-free products are emerging. This is great information that you could perhaps incorporate into your holiday baking adventures!

Buckwheat scores high in improving both texture and nutritional quality in gluten-free foods while rice bran has shown to improve both sensory experience and longevity of shelf life.

Read more about the 2012 developments here: http://www.bakeryandsnacks.com/Formulation/Gluten-free-festive-bake-off-Quality-vs-nutrition

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Dec.20, 2012

Celiac Disease Awareness Continues to Grow

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Celiac Disease awareness is soaring!  More people than ever are checking with their doctors to get tested and new drugs are in development to help people with Celiac Disease and gluten-sensitivity.

Because of growing awareness, sales of gluten-free products have risen 28% annually over the last four years sales this year have reached $4.2 billion. How amazing is that! This is all great news so let’s keep getting the word out there.  There are still an estimated 1.4 million people who are may have Celiac but don’t know it because they have been incorrectly diagnosed with IBS or other medical issues. Talk to you doctor now, or check out the BioCard Test Kit to test yourself or a loved one from home!

Read more about Celiac today at: http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2012/12/awareness_of_gluten-free_diets.html

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Dec.17, 2012

Talk to Your Doctor About Celiac Disease Testing

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Celiac Disease is linked to more than 300 symptoms that can affect any system of the body. The symptoms can be typical of the disease such as stomach problems or as confusing as headaches, fatigue and mouth sores.

 In children, the disease could potentially manifest in attention deficit issues and in teenagers could become prevalent after a stressful event.
If you or your child is having unexplained health issues you may want to talk to your doctor and get tested to determine if a gluten-free diet could be the right course of action. Remember, always talk to your doctor first.
Looking for an easy way to get tested for Celiac Disease from the comfort of your own home? Check out the BioCard Test and in just 10 minutes, you could change your life.
Read more about Celiac Disease and possible symptoms now at: http://www.m.webmd.com/diet/celiac-disease-symptoms
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Dec.14, 2012

Study Looks at Rates of Celiac Disease Amongst Women with Infertility

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A new study from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia shows that 6% of women with unexplained infertility had Celiac Disease.  Advocates are now pushing for women struggling with fertility issues to get tested for Celiac and if they test positive to begin a gluten-free diet.

Celiac Disease can present itself in many ways and sometimes skip the obvious symptoms of stomach cramps, diarrhea, and bloating.  It’s possible that you could have had Celiac for years and not know it.

Read more about this study and other ongoing research at: http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/979617/celiac-disease-and-infertility-connection

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Dec.10, 2012

New Celiac Resource from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has launched the website CeliacNow in response to an upswing in Celiac Disease cases and to raise awareness.

“Our hope is to provide a comprehensive resource for Celiac Disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and we’re starting with the nutritional component,” says Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN, the Celiac Center’s Nutrition Coordinator.

Many people around the country don’t have access to Celiac support groups or awareness programs and are struggling to maintain a gluten-free diet on their own.  Hopefully websites like this will be able to benefit many!

Read more about the new program here: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20121210/Beth-Israel-Deaconess-Medical-Center-introduces-CeliacNow-website.aspx

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