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.
One of the first questions along this gluten-free journey is - will your house be 100% gluten-free? Most of the time, the knee jerk reaction is that yes, everything will be 100% gluten-free in my home. And I completely understand. But it is possible to co-exist in the same home with gluten eaters. Each family … Continue reading Does your house have to be 100% gluten-free?
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.
here are a variety of clinical trials out there for those with celiac disease. Some are observational - where you just report to the researchers what you ate or how you felt. Some are investigational - where they are testing a new drug or treatment for celiac disease. Some require gluten ingestion, some don’t.
Many drugs for celiac disease are in the pipeline but two are in late-phase clinical trials - Larazotide acetate and latiglutenase. And another that has been getting a lot of buzz lately - AN-PEP or GliadinX.
It's been a busy year. Covid, virtual school, starting a new job, and this blog has taken a back seat. But I think about celiac disease too often to let my thoughts go unpublished. 😉 Celiac disease shades everything I do. When I go into the office for work and order food for everyone, we … Continue reading School is back and so am I!
Eating plan for the first year being gluten free!
There are six stages to accepting the diagnosis of Celiac disease. I've laid them out for all the world!
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.