The discount grocery store Aldi is legendary in the celiac community for its gluten-free selections. Their Live G Free line of gluten-free products is inexpensive, tasty, and safe for those with celiac disease. Aldi even expands the line during May for celiac awareness month. All of this is great, but there is a price to pay - the Aldi Hangover.
Refractory celiac disease or RCD is rarely diagnosed. Today's study demonstrates why RCD is so rare. The study demonstrates that gluten exposure is often the culprit in ongoing celiac disease symptoms.
Celiac disease is commonly found when a patient reports symptoms to their doctor. Simple blood tests are run. Most commonly the Tissue Transglutaminase IGA or TTG IGA test is done. The TTG IGA test often determines if further celiac testing is warranted. The reliance on the TTG IGA test to determine further celiac testing may be a bit overblown. I'll explain.
The confusion surrounding gluten free alcoholic beverages is about to get much more complicated. It started with Corona Beer saying their beer was less than 20ppm of gluten. Then additional beer manufacturers started using "crafted to remove gluten". And then there is the wine debate - fining agents and wine barrels sealed with wheat paste. The FDA says all unflavored distilled beverages are 100% gluten free but what does that mean? Let's try to sort this out....
I try really, really hard not to get into social media fights with people. Rarely do I feel better after having argued with someone on social media and I know better. But sometimes, I cannot let it slide. I couldn't let it slide a few days ago.
Today we have several small but interesting articles on a variety of topics. We talk about how celiac disease affects cardiovascular disease, vitamin D, and the eyes. Celiac disease affects all parts of the body and these three articles confirm it!
I get frustrated in this celiac world. Frustration about not being able to eat what I want and being sick all the time. But there are two ways to deal with it - change something or wallow in the frustration. Today is a pep talk about how to change
I just reviewed the Celiac Disease Patient Advocacy Summit. There is a lot of good information regarding current trials and how to advocate within your community. But I want to focus on the need to participate in clinical trials. Lots of study types There are a variety of clinical trials out there for those with … Continue reading Why to participate in celiac disease clinical trials?
As someone with a gluten issue, we have all heard shared fryers are a big no-no. Nobody ever tested the theory, we all just assumed this was accurate. Makes sense right, cook gluten in one thing and cook something gluten free in the same oil and gluten contamination is likely to occur. Well, some smart … Continue reading Study on Shared Fryers
Two meta studies published recently about celiac disease. One regarding H. pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers and if it affects onset of celiac disease. The second regarding non-celiac wheat sensitivity's (NCWS) impact. Both add shading and context to celiac diagnosis, including who and how celiac disease and/or NCWS should be diagnosed.