What’s better then getting a stamp on your passport AND an amazing gluten-free meal? Head on over to Italy and that’s exactly what you’re going to get!
Check out this great article from the travel section of the Huffington Post. For those of us that love to travel, Italy is a beautiful and welcoming country. And, it’s amazing news that in the land of pasta that a gluten-free traveler can relax and have a great time without worrying about “what will I be able to eat for lunch?”
Read more about traveling gluten-free in Italy at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
This fascinating article from U.S. News Health puts the spotlight on the genetic underpinnings of multiple sclerosis and how of the 50 gene variants related to the disease, celiac and other digestive disorders accrue for almost a third of gene variations.
The study included nearly 10,000 MS patients from 15 countries and more than 17,000 healthy controls. Knowing which genes play a role in MS may help pave the way to new treatments, including the possibility that the commonalities between MS and other autoimmune diseases could mean that certain treatments already in use (such as the gluten-free diet!) might work on more than one of the diseases.
Everyone keeps that “in case of emergency” food storage box for the natural disaster we hope won’t happen but need to be prepared for. This article gives some advice on how to store foods that are allergy friendly and will keep long term.
The article focuses on gluten, legume, and dairy allergies, and how to buy foods that can be kept safely, and still be cooked to taste good.
Another major athlete is going gluten-free!
Green Bay Packers running back, and NFL superstar James Sparks dedicated the most recent off-season to learning how to follow a gluten-free diet after advice from a nutritionist. The professional suggested that an inability to process gluten was the reason he was healing so slow from injuries on the field.
Starks says of going gluten-free, “I’ve been feasting off of carbs thinking it was good, but my body didn’t react to it the right way..that played a big part in the healing process.”
More great celiac disease information from NBC in Flrida! Check out this great article and some additions to this week’s video on what to be watchful for if you are trying to follow a strict gluten-free diet.
NBC News featured this special on gluten-free eats that warns of label reading nightmares and where gluten could be hiding in pre-packaged foods (i.e. fillers, stabilizers and binders often contain gluten).
Read more and watch here: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/15135852/health-matters-gluten-free-pitfalls
Have you ever gone to the grocery store and stood in front of an item and couldn’t remember those advisories you’d read as to whether it was safe to eat or not? Well worry no more!
This article clears up a lot of the confusion surrounding certain items that are often debated as to whether they are really gluten-free. Take a look and use the lists to live a safe gluten-free diet.
Did you know that people with celiac disease have up to a 4 times higher risk of developing hyperthyroidism?
According to research from Orebro University Hospital in Sweden, people with celiac disease have a higher than normal risk of developing thyroid disease. In fact, the reserachers speculate that the two diseases have similar genetics or share immunological characteristics.
Read more about the study at http://www.empowher.com/thyroid-conditions/content/connection-between-thyroid-disease-and-celiac-disease
Film star Jennifer Esposito is raising awareness of celiac disease in every way possible since finally being diagnosed after years of health problems.
She details the ”constant stomach problems, raging panic attacks, joint pain and extreme weakness” that she felt on blog GlobalGrind.com. She is also writing a book geared towards helping people manage their symptoms and dietary needs as well as starting Jennifer’s Way, a support network to raise awareness and educate others about the need to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Check out this great article from the Florida Times Union that features remarks from Celiac Disease Expert Dr. Stefano Guandalini about the latest in celiac disease research.
One study in particular that Dr. Guandalini mentions is UK research that found that 43 percent of people on a gluten-free diet consider their satisfaction with gluten-free foods to be poor or very poor.
The article also points out two new organizations that were recently been formed to further study the disease, the International Society for the Study of Celiac Disease and the American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease.
Check out this article talking about how if Celiac Disease goes untreated it could potentially lead to early menopause in women as well as contribute to potential complications in pregnancy and fertility.
Celiac disease affects “the whole spectrum of the reproductive career of women,” said Dr. Shawky Badawy, the head of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. This could be due to a lack of absorbing nutrients and lower levels of key hormones. Miscarriages and failure to get pregnant are also symptoms of untreated Celiac.
However it was shown that by following a gluten-free diet women can have the same fertility lifespan as women without celiac and have normal pregnancies. That’s why it is so important to be screened early on for celiac disease. And, it’s now easier than ever with the CeliacSure Home Test Kit. In just 10 minutes you can find out from the comfort of your own home if you have the condition.
Read more about celiac and early menopause at http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=75275