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What does 20 parts per million (ppm) look like?

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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I Am Not My Disease

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, […]

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It’s My Turn to be the Patient! Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2016

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 […]

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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 […]

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