I’ve been following the gluten-free diet for celiac disease for 7 months now. Ive been fascinated with the question, “What makes a food gluten-free?” As of August 5, 2014, foods labeled “gluten-free” must comply with the following FDA regulations: the food either is inherently gluten free or does not contain an ingredient that is: a […]
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Posted in Celiac Disease on January 17, 2017 | Comments Off on What does 20 parts per million (ppm) look like?
While completing my dietetic internship twenty years ago (wow!!), I had a rotation through the diabetes treatment center. My preceptor told us, “We do not call people diabetics, they are people with diabetes.” That resonated with me. Over the years as a dietitian, I have been careful not to label people by their medical issues. Two weeks ago today, […]
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Ironically, I’m getting tested for celiac on May 31st. Running… Out of Energy Here’s the back story, it’s a long one. A month or two ago, I blogged about feeling pretty tired and run down. In December I began training for my 7th marathon in early April. As the months went […]
Posted in Celiac Disease, Tips for Chronic Diarrhea, tagged Celiac Disease, GF diet, Gluten-Free Diet, NCGS, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity on August 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Tip #7 Get tested for Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body has a toxic reaction to gluten, the storage protein in the cereal grains wheat, rye, and barley. CD is present in about 1 out of every 133 Americans (some scientists believe it may be closer to 1 in every 100). Common […]