The Gluten-Free Fad and the Logical 'Or'
Has the gluten-free fad helped or hurt those who are gluten-free as a medical treatment? There are convincing arguments for both sides. But arguments require logic, and the logical "or" is inclusive ("or" can mean "both"). Perhaps it is the case that the fad has both helped and hurt. Here are a few ways the gluten-free fad seems to have both helped and hurt. Helped: Those in the food service industry generally know what gluten is these days, so when someone with celiac says, "I'm gluten-free," the statement is met with more of an understanding than it has been in the past. (Remember ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In defence of the NHS's gluten-free prescriptions
There has been uproar this week over prescriptions for gluten-free products, but the truth is, they are a lifeline for many (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: gluten free food gluten free coeliac gluten free diet coeliac disease coeliacs nhs telegraph food nhs coeliac Source Type: news

NHS spent £116m on gluten-free pizza, cakes and biscuits
Doctors prescribed gluten-free junk food to more than 200,000 patients (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: coeliac prescription pizza spending nhs waste gluten free Source Type: news

NHS prescribes gluten-free pizza, cakes and biscuits
Doctors accused of prescribing gluten-free 'junk food' to patients (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: coeliac prescription pizza spending nhs waste gluten free Source Type: news

New supplement allows those who suffer from celiac disease to digest gluten
(NaturalNews) Scientists at the University of Alberta have designed a new supplement to allow those who suffer from celiac disease to digest gluten. The supplement, derived from the yolks of chicken eggs, binds with gluten in the stomach in order to absorb the hard to digest gliadin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Gluten Sensitivity
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Gluten Sensitivity. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It is found mainly in foods but may also be in other products like medicines, vitamins, and supplements... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On gluten, mindful meditation and colon cleansing
I live in LA now. Well, not in LA but close enough to hear its nutty muttering. Close enough to shop at supermarkets that have entire aisles of gluten free food, attend "mindful meditation" sessions at a number of locations, and experience the promotion of a constant stream of colon cleanses, all meant to make me more healthy. LA is not so different from other metro areas. There are plenty of true believers here, but it's not Jesus they are promoting so much as the religion of health. The problem is that there is absolutely no credible evidence that any of these things will make you healthier or live longer. Tak...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer People Are Sensitive To Gluten Than Commonly Believed
By Julie Upton for U.S. News It seems as if everyone is going to great lengths to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and many processed foods. Are there real health benefits associated with going gluten-free, or is it just another passing fad? A recently published study in the journal Digestion found that 86 percent of individuals who believed they were gluten sensitive could tolerate it. Individuals with celiac disease, a hereditary autoimmune condition that affects about 3 million Americans, or roughly 1 percent of the population, must avoid gluten. Those with extremely rare wheat allergies must also r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Adherence to Gluten-Free Diet Improves Mucosal Recovery in Celiac DiseaseBetter Adherence to Gluten-Free Diet Improves Mucosal Recovery in Celiac Disease
Individuals with celiac disease who follow their gluten-free diet more closely are more likely to show complete mucosal recovery one year after diagnosis, researchers from Finland report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 16, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?
"If you don't have celiac disease, it makes no sense to be on a gluten-free diet," remains a common refrain from physicians and other health care providers who choose to deny the idea that people who don't carry a diagnosis of celiac disease can have health issues from consuming gluten. Nonetheless, the idea that sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat barley and rye, can indeed relate to medical problems has developed incredible traction in our society, as evidenced by the impressive growth in sales of gluten-free foods. Foods labeled as "gluten-free" have increased in sales an average of 34 p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Gluten-free' products recalled
Major supermarkets recall a number of products advertised as gluten-free, warning they may actually contain gluten. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Medication Guidelines
For those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies, springtime is synonymous with sinus troubles. As much as 30 percent of the world's population is estimated to suffer from seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis, and it can often lead to sinus infections. For many, these are easily remedied by antibiotics and a few days of rest. However, as I learned recently, the story doesn't end there for those who suffer from celiac disease. An autoimmune disease affecting approximately 1 in 133 Americans, celiac can be characterized by gastrointestinal issues along with depression, skin problems, and anemia. The only kn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studying Abroad With a Gluten Allergy
By College Tourist -- Author -- Jaclyn Schwartz -- University of Illinois. When people think of Belgium, the first things that usually come to mind are beer and waffles. Unfortunately, my gluten allergy prevents me from enjoying these Belgian specialties. I am currently studying abroad in Leuven, Belgium and I love it but don't get me wrong, being allergic to most Belgian foods is not easy. Although having a food allergy is a struggle, do not be discouraged to study abroad! There are ways to make the most of your study abroad experience while avoiding gluten. Do research ahead of time. Before I came to Belgium, I rese...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Many Probiotics Taken for Celiac Disease Contain Gluten
More than half of the 22 top-selling probiotic supplements that researchers analyzed contained gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that is harmful to people with celiac disease. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 19, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Probiotics Body Celiac Disease Gluten Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Well: Many Probiotics Taken for Celiac Disease Contain Gluten
More than half of the 22 top-selling probiotic supplements that researchers analyzed contained gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that is harmful to people with celiac disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Probiotics Body Celiac Disease Gluten Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

In Probiotics, 'Gluten-Free' Often a MisnomerIn Probiotics, 'Gluten-Free' Often a Misnomer
About half of probiotics labeled gluten-free contain at least trace amounts of gluten, a new analysis has found, which can be harmful for patients with celiac disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 18, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten
More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis. Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55%) had detectable gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, and patients with celiac disease need to eliminate it from their diet or face pain, bowel symptoms, and an increased risk of cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New study finds that many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten
(Columbia University Medical Center) More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis performed by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55 percent) had detectable gluten. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How gluten and candida cause leaky gut
(NaturalNews) For many, gluten is difficult or impossible to properly digest. It takes an abundance of healthy bacteria to properly digest gluten. One of the many reasons our ancestors had less of a problem with digesting gluten than we do is that they used to use a probiotic culture... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonceliac Gluten SensitivityNonceliac Gluten Sensitivity
How common is it for patients to present with nonceliac gluten sensitivity, what do clinicians look for, and how do they go about diagnosing it? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

As Celiac and Gluten Sensitivities Gain Prominence, Drug Companies Race to Find Treatments
It’s estimated that about three million Americans have celiac disease. And even though a gluten-free diet can help alleviate symptoms, it’s not a cure-all. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW POLLACK Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sitari Pharmaceuticals Food and Drug Administration Avalon Ventures Limited Celiac Disease Alvine Pharmaceuticals GlaxoSmithKline PLC Gluten AbbVie Inc Source Type: news

The Truth About Gluten
Health crazes and diet trends may come and go, but every so often there are advances in the nutrition and medical field that are true game changers. For decades, individuals diagnosed with celiac disease were simply characterized with ghastly gastrointestinal problems, but with further research, this multisystemic autoimmune disorder is now known to be caused by permanent intolerance to gluten, predominantly found in genetically-susceptible individuals. Gluten is the main storage protein of wheat, rye and barley. While gluten is mainly found in foods, shockingly it is even an ingredient in everyday products such as medicin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Diet Basics - It's Not for Everyone
SPARTA, Wis. — The number of people following a gluten-free diet continues to increase. A gluten-free diet is primarily used to treat celiac disease. Eating gluten-free helps people with celiac disease control symptoms and prevent complications. Many other people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity also follow a gluten-free diet to ease their symptoms. A gluten-free diet [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 6, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Taste Test: The Best (And Absolute Worst) Gluten-Free Beers
There may have been a time when "gluten-free beer" was an oxymoron -- when the only option for someone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity who had a hankering for a moderately alcoholic carbonated beverage was hard cider -- but that time is not 2015. At least a third of Americans are now trying to avoid gluten, and beer companies, not wanting to lose out on a huge share of their customer base, have rushed to develop a host of gluten-free beers, across all styles, over the past few years. So at this point, "gluten-free beer" is almost as well established a category as "decaf coffee" or &q...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten and inflammatory disorders of the brain and nervous system
(NaturalNews) Gluten is the common protein molecule found in wheat, barley, rye, kamut and spelt. Gluten is a sticky, storage protein that binds to the small intestinal wall where it often causes digestive and immune system disorders. The most common condition associated with a gluten... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schmaltz Is Gluten-Free
If the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is saying that Kraft Singles are good for us, surely schmaltz is next. The metaphoric meaning of schmaltz is sentimentality -- a heart-tugging moment, accompanied by real or virtual violins. The literal meaning of schmaltz is rendered poultry fat, a heart attack on a plate, the Jewish lard indispensable for making the crackly fried chicken skin treats called gribenes. The metaphoric meaning of Kraft Singles is blandness -- the absence of taste, texture or variety. (See also: Velveeta.) Its literal meaning is as American as American cheese: shiny, rubbery, yellow-orange, imperisha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Gluten
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD There's been a bit of gluten-free backlash lately, but this trend doesn't seem to be slowing down. A recent poll found that nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults say they're trying to go gluten-free, and Googling the term generates more than 95 million results. If you're on the gluten-free bandwagon, either because you must avoid gluten due to celiac disease, or because you think you may be sensitive, here are five new bits of info you should know. Gluten may not be the only culprit in celiac disease. A recent study from researchers at Columbia University concluded that wheat proteins beside gluten ma...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Candida, gluten intolerance connection - How Yeast may lead to Celiac Disease
(NaturalNews) The more we learn about leaky gut syndrome and gluten sensitivity, the more we question which came first, the gluten sensitivity or an overgrowth of Candida?Gluten free diets may be all the craze right now, but there is a good reason for this. Many people are finding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Check: 4 Things You Need to Know If You're Going Gluten-Free
The term "gluten-free" used to only be used in vocabularies of food scientists and registered dietitians, but today the topic of gluten is one of the most commonly discussed food trends in the news. For example, NPR discussed how the growing popularity of the gluten-free diet has become such a fad, it has downplayed some of the serious side effects of those affected by celiac disease. According to a survey by the NPD Group, nearly one-third of U.S. adults say that they're trying to either eliminate or cut back on gluten. But the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness reported only about 1 percent of the America...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Not Tied to Gluten Timing in Infants Celiac Disease Not Tied to Gluten Timing in Infants
Time to first introduction of gluten did not independently predict risk of developing celiac disease in a prospective birth cohort study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Cost of Gluten-Free
So, you went gluten-free. But now your morning bagel is on the "forbidden" list and you only have a leftover sandwich in your fridge for lunch. Plus, you spent 30 minutes of your break reading food labels at the grocery store but didn't buy anything because you left your nutritionist's list of "additional words that mean gluten" on your desk at your other job. And, it's Monday. Two years ago, this was me. At the time I was working three jobs, so I was happy to eat anything somewhat healthy that was quick and easy. When I had to go gluten-free, I struggled. It would take time to learn what foods were sa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The great gluten-free scam
Once, pasta and bread were store cupboard staples. Now, many of us are replacing them with 'healthier' gluten-free foods. But are they really better for us? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: gluten-free Carluccio's Novak Djokovic free-from Tesco Julia Llewellyn Smith The Great British Bake Off Source Type: news

The great gluten-free scam
Once, pasta and bread were store cupboard staples. Now, many of us are replacing them with 'healthier' gluten-free foods. But are they really better for us? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: gluten-free Carluccio's Novak Djokovic free-from Tesco Julia Llewellyn Smith The Great British Bake Off Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Holiday Hacks
As someone with celiac disease, I always have a bit of anxiety around holiday meals. Whether they be made by family or friends, there is always a risk for cross-contamination of food that makes it nearly impossible to relax when you are invited into someone else's home, or sometimes even in your own, for holiday feasts. And while those around you may try their best to prepare you something safe, there is always room for risk. Risks that are real and very damaging . Luckily, for those of you out there who are concerned, there are in fact ways to prevent getting "glutened" this holiday season. If you can, try to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-Gluten proteins identified as targets of immune response to wheat in celiac disease
(Columbia University Medical Center) Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that, in addition to gluten, the immune systems of patients with celiac disease react to specific types of non-gluten protein in wheat. The results were reported online in the Journal of Proteome Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Are you sensitive to gluten, or just Roundup? American wheat often doused with toxic herbicide before harvest
(NaturalNews) The mystery behind skyrocketing rates of Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other wheat-related illnesses may not have anything to do with wheat or even gluten, but rather the process by which conventional American wheat is grown and harvested.Unbeknownst to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity--Is It Really the Gluten?Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity--Is It Really the Gluten?
What to do about patients self-reporting 'gluten sensitivity' after GI symptoms resolve on a gluten-free diet -- without testing for food allergies or Celiac disease. Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Quiz: How much do you know about gluten food?
Wheat free or gluten free? It can be hard to keep track (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: wheat free diet whole grain cereal whole wheat gluten free diet bread Source Type: news

Research provides new insight into gluten intolerance
(University of Southern Denmark) Celiac disease patients suffer from gluten intolerance and must adjust to a life without gluten from food sources like wheat, rye and barley. There is no treatment of the disease except lifelong gluten-free diet, but now a Danish/Norwegian research team publishes new research, that may lead to the development of a drug against the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why gluten intolerance and celiac disease is on the rise
(NaturalNews) It seems that every few years we hear of another diet fad or food fad. In the last few years gluten is getting all of the attention. How can wheat or other common grains--fixtures of the American diet--be causing such problems?What is gluten? Gluten is the protein... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten Feed Market Projected to $1,055.5 Million by 2019 - New Report...
Gluten Feed Market research report provides drivers and restraints are explained in detail in the report, along with growth opportunities.(PRWeb October 15, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/gluten-feed/market/prweb12246897.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 16, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Follow-up of Celiac Disease Patients After Gluten-free DietFollow-up of Celiac Disease Patients After Gluten-free Diet
Is a complete histological recovery possible in patients with celiac disease after 1 year on a gluten-free diet? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Personal Health: When Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Celiac Disease
A growing body of research indicates that many people who react to gluten may be suffering a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or NCGS. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 6, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Mayo Clinic Research Body Celiac Disease Gluten Dairy Products Grain Monash University Featured Source Type: news

Personal Health: When Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Celiac Disease
A growing body of research indicates that many people who react to gluten may be suffering a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or NCGS. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Mayo Clinic Research Body Celiac Disease Gluten Dairy Products Grain Monash University Featured Source Type: news

Personal Health: When Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Celiac Disease
A growing body of research indicates that many people who react to gluten may be suffering a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or NCGS. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 6, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Mayo Clinic Research Body Celiac Disease Gluten Dairy Products Grain Monash University Featured Source Type: news

Is Gluten Causing Your Depression?
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity may not exist as a cause of irritable bowel, but a small study induces depressed feelings in people with gluten. If you feel better on a gluten-free diet, you might want to experiment with low FODMAP diet as well. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - October 4, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Emily Deans, M.D. Tags: Depression Diet Source Type: news

Studies: Breastfeeding, Gluten Exposure Won’t Ward Off Celiac Disease
BOSTON (CBS) — Neither breastfeeding nor timing the introduction of food with gluten makes a difference in whether a child develops celiac disease, according to new studies. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye, and celiac disease is an auto-immune condition that causes pain and digestive issues. Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center For Celiac Research at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern that researchers wanted to study children with a family history of celiac disease. “If we introduce [gluten] very early while the kid is breastfed, can we eventually p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Watch Listen breastfeeding CBS Boston Celiac Disease Diane Stern Gluten Source Type: news