Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos, & Celiac

Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, and Celiac disease all walk into a bar. Sounds like the start of a great story - but for many it is a cluster of diseases that all have the same genetic roots. So Celiac disease has two genetic markers - HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8. If you don't have … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos, & Celiac

Stages of Celiac, part 2

So, you got the diagnosis of celiac disease. Congratulations! There is finally a name to the awful stuff that has been happening in the body and now what? Well, this is part 2 of my series on the next Stages of Celiac disease - how to feel better.... After a few months of being diagnosed … Continue reading Stages of Celiac, part 2

Refractory Celiac

Refractory Celiac (RCD) disease is something many of us worry about. We worry because we know with each cross-contamination or each mistake with an ingredient while cooking, we are potentially one step closer to this disease. But it seems to be a much more serious and different, but related disease to Celiac.

Certified gluten free – not 100% gluten free

What does the gluten free label and certified gluten free label mean in the US? Let's find out. According to the FDA, in order for a product to be labelled gluten free it has to be lower than 20 parts per million. The rule goes on to say that the food cannot contain: An ingredient … Continue reading Certified gluten free – not 100% gluten free