Think Outside the Gut for Gluten Sensitivity
Dr. Maios Hadjivassiliou is a though-leader in the world of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, and is someone whose work I have studied closely in my time as a medical practitioner. When writing Grain Brain, and in my time as a practicing physician, I have always kept these words in mind. It’s a reminder to all physicians to treat the person, not just the symptoms. The post Think Outside the Gut for Gluten Sensitivity appeared first on Dr. David Perlmutter MD. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - October 8, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Grain Brain Celiac disease Gluten neurological disesase Source Type: blogs

Gliadin: The Universal Human Poison
Autoimmunity is the process describing an immune response waged against our own organs. The complex collection of mechanisms consisting of T and B lymphocytes, antibodies, and others, meant to provide protection against viruses, bacteria, and other body invaders, is misdirected against proteins of the body’s organs, such as liver, pancreas, thyroid, or brain. Autoimmune conditions now affect 8% of the American population–it is increasingly looking like diseases of autoimmunity are out of control. Dr Alessio Fasano was recently awarded the Linus Pauling Award, the highest award from the Institute for Functional...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 7, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Autoimmunity Gliadin Source Type: blogs

Gluten-Free Beer That Tastes Great
Welcome to Thirsty Thursday! Each week we toast the coming weekend with a new adult beverage. Tweet @SELFmagazine and our associate editor of food + nutrition @MarjorieKorn and tell us what you're imbibing. Cheers! Until recently, peeps who have Celiac Disease or are gluten-intolerant couldn't consume a tall cold one. But stroll down the beer aisle these days and you'll see gluten-free beers popping up here and there (supply and demand, baby). (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - October 3, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Thirsty Thursday beer drinking drinks Source Type: blogs

Lose the wheat . . . climb a mountain
Lisa tells a moving story of a life transformed by wheat elimination: About 3 years ago I was struggling with crazy inflammation: moderate at times, but also spiking and leaving me barely able to walk. I was turning 40 and felt 90. Doctors diagnosed me with “fibromayalgia” and “Auto Immune Disorder–Etiology Unknown” and gave me pain pills and steroids, which I tried but the side effects were terrible. I knew they weren’t the answer, but I had no idea how to figure out what was wrong. I basically suffered for years until I found your book. Within a week–days, really–of stayi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 3, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat-elimination success stories Source Type: blogs

FDA Sets Gluten-Free Labeling Guidelines
By Web Team Celiac disease (an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) is an autoimmune condition in which the inner surface of the small intestine becomes damaged, leading to reduced absorption of all nutrients. As many as one in every 133 Americans may have the condition, and people with Type 1 diabetes are 10 times more likely than people without Type 1 diabetes to have it. If you have celiac disease, or any other form of gluten sensitivity, you'll be pleased to hear that the US Food and Drug Administration recently set a standard definition for the meaning of "gluten free" on food labels: F...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - August 24, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: Web Team Source Type: blogs

The Latest OMG Gluten-Free Snack: Goldfish Puffs
With the recent FDA clarifications on what can be labeled gluten-free, it's no surprise that g-free products have been all the rage of recent -- and always top of mind for those with celiac disease. One product that truly satisfies the afternoon munchies are the new Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs, which come in three super-bold flavors but all have the same incredible crunch factor.  (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - August 22, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Nutrition diet food gluten-free snacks Source Type: blogs

Get the Goods on Gluten-Free
There’s been lots of news (and a good deal of misinformation) about gluten, and in particular the benefits of gluten-free products. As with fat-free, sugar-free, sodium-free, etc. almost always something highly processed is replacing what is being substituted. Many gluten-free products are no exception to this rule. If you have celiac disease, be sure to avoid gluten. There appear to be many benefits for the rest of us who minimize our gluten intake as well. However, it’s important also ensure we’re making the right choices of what to eat when ditching gluten. Here’s the real message: Eat whole, re...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - August 21, 2013 Category: Pediatricians Authors: Dr. Alan Greene Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Celiac Disease Gluten-Free Nutrition Source Type: blogs

The Down Syndrome Conundrum
Consider, if you will , the following statement:"If muscular dystrophy were completely cured, the world would lose something from the absence of that culture" Or, perhaps:"If celiac disease were completely cured, the world would lose something from the absence of that culture"Would you agree with either of these?How about this one:"If Down syndrome were completely cured, the world would lose something from the absence of that culture" That's the potential of promising new research being done at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which claims that "it may be possible to switch off the genetic material responsib...
Source: InsureBlog - August 12, 2013 Category: Medical Lawyers and Insurers Source Type: blogs

How to learn about prescription drug ingredients?
Due to a recent recall of the thyroid medication levoxyl, my blog has been a buzz with detailed comments about pharmaceuticals.  A few of these comments centered around allergies to inactive ingredients.  I am learning what a hardship this is for many cancer patients and others suffering from chronic illnesses, including those who need gluten free products because of Celiac disease. I began to wonder where patients can find reliable information about the content of specific drugs. I love sharing new resources I’ve found and this is a good one: Daily Med.   It contains a database of FDA approved inserts found in pr...
Source: Everything Changes - August 12, 2013 Category: Cancer Authors: Kairol Rosenthal Tags: Uncategorized young adult cancer thyroid cancer medical research advocacy drug reactions drug side effects Source Type: blogs

An Interview with Noted Pancreas Surgeon Dr. Charles J. Yeo
Recently, InsideSurgery had a chance to speak with Dr. Charles J. Yeo about his career as a top Whipple and pancreas surgeon and his ongoing role as a surgical leader and educator. As the Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery, you welcomed your second intern class to Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last month. What one piece advice do you have for your new trainees? One piece of advice….that’s tough! Several pieces of advice….enjoy the challenges and experiences of internship; read and increase your knowledge base outside of that 80 hours; practice kno...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 12, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Interviews Source Type: blogs

Positive diagnostic strategy non-inferior to exclusion in IBS
(HealthDay)—For sufferers with ib syndrome (IBS), an optimistic diagnostic strategy is actually non-inferior to a strategy of exclusion with regard to patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL), according to a study released in the August problem associated with Clinical Gastroenterology as well as Hepatology . Luise Meters. Begtrup, Meters. N., from Fyn University in Denmark, and colleagues conducted a non-inferiority demo comparing a positive diagnostic strategy with a strategy of exclusion with regard to patients’ HRQOL. Participants included 302 sufferers (aged 18 to 50 years) from primary...
Source: My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Story - August 9, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Authors: Ken Tags: IBS News Source Type: blogs

FDA defines “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling.  This will provide a uniform standard definition to help the up to 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive condition that can be effectively managed only by eating a gluten free diet. “Adherence to a gluten-free diet is the key to treating celiac disease, which can be very disruptive to everyday life,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “The FDA’s new ‘gluten-free’ definition will help people with this condition make food choic...
Source: BHIC - August 9, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Naomi Gonzales Tags: General Public Health Source Type: blogs

Fruity Logic
Post cereals made headlines by declaring some of their products gluten-free. This set many in the celiac and gluten-free community abuzz, celebrating Post’s “enlightenment.” Among the cereals declared gluten-free: Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles, Marshmallow Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles Treats. Let’s think this through: If there is an unhealthy component in a food, and we then remove just that component, does that mean that all that remains is healthy? After all traces of gluten have been removed (or are not added), here’s what remains in gluten-free Fruity Pebbles: Rice, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vege...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 18, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Gluten-free Source Type: blogs

What to Order This Week: Carrabba's Italian Grill
We're all obsessed with Italian food here at SELF -- and we've found that its the cuisine's signature flavors are what makes the fare craveable. From fresh herbs to extra virgin olive oil to savory sauces, it really is hard to beat. However, finding tasty Italian eats that won't break the calorie bank can be a challenge. Luckily, Carrabba's Italian Grill offers some great healthy options -- including smaller portions of their signature dishes, which allows you to put together a multi-course dinner for around 600 calories or less. They also offer a gluten-free menu for those who suffer from Celiac Disease. Wanna know what I...
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - July 17, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Nutrition diet food what to order Source Type: blogs