Snake Oil Salesmen and My New Normal

I went to the Gluten Free and Allergy Free Expo in Atlanta over the weekend. It was good. I learned some things and found a new product or two to try. I heard some good information and some scientifically sketchy information.

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.

Why to participate in celiac disease clinical trials?

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.

Food Label Modernization Legislation

The Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021 (FLMA)  was introduced into both houses of Congress on August 4, 2021. Call your Congress Member or send them a message today about this important legislation.

Survey about food during the pandemic

Doing research for articles today, I came across a survey regarding food during the Covid-19 pandemic and food insecurity. Not much research has been done regarding those with celiac disease and food insecurity. Even less has been done regarding those with celiac disease food insecurity during a pandemic!

Microbiome and Celiac Disease

The smart researchers at Harvard University are performing a long-term study on children at risk for celiac disease. Scientists obtain blood and stool samples for these infants through childhood at regular intervals. The study goal is to determine markers that indicate the beginning of celiac disease.