Enjoying the Holidays Gluten Free

Eating gluten free can sometimes be a challenge during the holiday season. From mother-in-laws to failed recipe attempts many people find themselves overwhelmed and often...

/ October 18, 2015

Downs Syndrome and Celiac Disease

Depending on the study, the prevalence of celiac disease in children with Downs syndrome is estimated to be as high as 4-17%, compared with just...

/ October 14, 2015

Fibromyalgia

A book titled The Gluten Effect makes a few interesting points. In one study of 123 patients with fibromyalgia, 73% were suffering from IBS. While...

/ October 14, 2015

Gluten Free Primer

The gluten free diet can seem overwhelming at first, but with some practice and some simple first steps, you will be on your way to...

/ October 14, 2015

Myths and Misconceptions

Myth: Children “grow out” of celiac disease. Fact: Celiac disease is chronic. If you have ever been diagnosed with celiac disease, you will need to...

/ October 14, 2015

Quit Gluten

Of course, there is an easier way to test whether you are sensitive to gluten. Going on a completely gluten free/casein free diet for at...

/ October 14, 2015

The Stool Test

Dr. Kenneth Fine at Enterolab has developed a stool test to measure gluten sensitivity. This test requires collecting a stool specimen from the comfort of...

/ October 14, 2015

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing for celiac disease is available at such places as Prometheus Laboratories, Enterolab, and Kimball Genetics. There are two genes currently associated with celiac...

/ October 14, 2015

Serological Tests

Serological tests can provide an effective first step for celiac disease. These tests typically look for three antibodies that are common in celiac disease: Anti-tissue...

/ October 14, 2015

Small Bowel Biopsy, a Tarnished Silver Test

If a positive serological test results, it is current practice that an intestinal biopsy must be done in order to determine intestinal damage. This “gold...

/ October 14, 2015