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Every day news is made regarding celiac disease and its only treatment: a gluten free diet. Whether it is information about gluten free foods, recipes, scientific research, school tips, eating out, or the basics about the disease symptoms that come with having celiac, we talk about and report on it here using reliable sources and key experts to create great content.

If you have celiac disease, a non-celiac gluten sensitivity or are eating gluten free for other reasons, our one goal is to empower you with information to live a healthy gluten free life.
 

I have been doing some exploring on some fun gluten free recipes and cooking technology to shake things up a bit. If you’re in a cooking rut like I have been, this might be a little inspiring for you.

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27 percent of celiac patients diagnosed at least five years ago haven’t had a follow up visit with their doctor. Well the new year is here and if you’re one of these celiac patients, consider resolving to focus on your celiac health in 2018.

Good news for folks who are gluten free without a celiac diagnosis. New research out of Norway could mean a new screening method that actually will detect celiac disease, even if  already on the gluten-free diet.

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Researchers studied three million Scandinavian adult women to see if the HPV vaccine had any connection to 44 chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, epilepsy and even celiac disease. They did raise one small exception: celiac disease.

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We are literally days away from moving our gluten-free daughter to college. There are lots of emotions going on for this Mama Bear. Plus, we explore gluten-free care packages!

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For the last several years we have been discussing in the celiac community fermented and hydrolyzed products that claim “gluten removed”, but how do we know that they’re safe since there is no reliable test for them? New research from the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) and the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center looks at this question in “The Celiac Patient Antibody Response to Conventional and Gluten-Removed Beer”, which was recently published in the Journal of AOAC International. Studying gluten removed, fermented and hydrolyzed products “The goal of this study was to determine if the antibodies of active celiac patients might present an alternative way to detect residual gluten peptides in fermented or hydrolyzed foods, since current test methods are unreliable, ” Laura Allred of GIG told me in an email response. In other words, the research team looked blood samples to see whether the antibodies of people with celiac reacted to fermented and hydrolyzed products that claim “gluten removed”. The most popular and divisive fermented and hydrolyzed product in the gluten-free community is gluten-removed beer. Because there is no reliable gluten test for these products, the community can only rely on the information the manufacturer provides and trying it on their own (which really isn’t […]

February 13, 2017 by Amy Leger | G+ Amy Leger

Rosacea patients who complain about GI symptoms, could also have one of several gastrointestinal disorders including celiac disease.

Some folks may be worried about their health care futures with regards to celiac and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here is one opportunity if you want to take action.

January 24, 2017 by Amy Leger | G+ Amy Leger

The Savvy Celiac has had a busy year, get the updates on what’s going on, where things are headed and a few gluten-free dining suggestions.

If we could do something now for celiac research to help get some answers, then maybe we won’t have to worry about celiac in our grandchildren.

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