Feeling poorly

Sometimes I feel poorly. Monday was the perfect example. Nausea, fatigue, some gastrointestinal distress (but not major), and just an in general not feeling well. But the issue is, I didn’t eat out nor did I eat any heavily processed gluten free foods for the four days prior.

TTG IGA Negative & Still Celiac?

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.

Aldi Hangover

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.

Alcohol and Gluten Free

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....