Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain? – NYTimes.com

WHEN Andre H. Lagrange, a neurologist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, saw the ominous white spots on the patient’s brain scan, he considered infection or lymphoma, a type of cancer. But tests ruled out both. Meanwhile, anti-epilepsy drugs failed to halt the man’s seizures. Stumped, Dr. Lagrange turned to something the mother of the 30-year-old man kept repeating. The fits coincided, she insisted, with spells of constipation and diarrhea.That, along with an odd rash, prompted Dr. Lagrange to think beyond the brain. Antibody tests, followed by an intestinal biopsy, indicated celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder of the gut triggered by the gluten proteins in wheat and other grains. Once on a gluten-free diet, the man’s seizures stopped; those brain lesions gradually disappeared.

via Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain? – NYTimes.com.

8 ways to help your child cope with Celiac disease | Fox News

If your child has Celiac disease, it can be a real challenge to make sure he’s eating healthy and following a gluten-free diet, especially when you’re not with him. Yet experts agree that if you educate and empower kids with the right tools early on, it will be easier for them to manage the disease throughout their lives.

Here are 8 ways to help your child cope.

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‘Top Chef’ contestant reveals gluten-free ideas: Celiac disease news – EmaxHealth

One aspect that is often missing from food competitions on television is the requirement to make meals for people on restricted diets. Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are often ignored by these shows. However, a contestant on “Top Chef” may change this with his commitment to cooking dairy-free and gluten-free dishes.

The new season of “Top Chef” focuses on Boston, and 12 eager contestants are ready to walk away with the prizes. One of them hopes his healthy dishes will be enough to destroy the competition. Gregory Gourdet shares that he does not plan to change his style while cooking on the television show.

via ‘Top Chef’ contestant reveals gluten-free ideas: Celiac disease news – EmaxHealth.

Celiac Disease In Babies Can’t Be Prevented By Timing The Start Of Foods With Gluten

Two studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem, researchers found.There is no early window of opportunity to help sensitize a baby to gluten, and delaying its start until 1 year of age just briefly postpones the onset of symptoms, the studies found.

via Celiac Disease In Babies Can’t Be Prevented By Timing The Start Of Foods With Gluten STUDY.

When Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Celiac Disease – NYTimes.com

It is not celiac disease, a far less common autoimmune condition that can destroy the small intestine. Indeed, no one has conclusively identified a physical explanation for gluten sensitivity and its array of symptoms.

Recent studies have strongly suggested that many, and possibly most, people who react badly to gluten may have a more challenging problem: sensitivity to a long list of foods containing certain carbohydrates.

via When Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Celiac Disease – NYTimes.com.

Being injected with worms could help Celiac patients tolerate gluten

A small preliminary study achieved big results, reducing symptoms of Celiac disease — the autoimmune disorder that requires a gluten-free diet — by infecting participants with hookworms.

“By the end of the trial, with worms onboard, the trial subjects were eating the equivalent of a medium-sized bowl of spaghetti, with no ill effects,” says Paul Giacomin, an immunologist at James Cook University (JCU) in Australia. “That’s a meal that would usually trigger a debilitating inflammatory response, leaving a celiac patient suffering symptoms like diarrhea, cramps and vomiting.”

via Being injected with worms could help Celiac patients tolerate gluten: study – NY Daily News.

8 ways to help your child cope with Celiac disease

If your child has Celiac disease, it can be a real challenge to make sure he’s eating healthy and following a gluten-free diet, especially when you’re not with him. Yet experts agree that if you educate and empower kids with the right tools early on, it will be easier for them to manage the disease throughout their lives.

Here are 8 ways to help your child cope:

via 8 ways to help your child cope with Celiac disease | Fox News.

Oktoberfest ideas for gluten-free, celiac disease community

Oktoberfest is being celebrated across the country with many cities planning family-friendly events and fun activities. Although people on a gluten-free diet who have celiac disease have to be careful, they can still participate because more areas are starting to acknowledge restricted diets. You do not have to miss out on the bratwurst or schnitzel.

via Oktoberfest ideas for gluten-free, celiac disease community – EmaxHealth.

Flour Sucks, But Gluten-Free Never Tasted So Good

A blueberry lemon-flavored muffin topped with refreshing lavender sugar sits on the table, a perfect companion for the cup of coffee steaming nearby. Upon taking a bite of the muffin, it proves to be not only an acceptable breakfast, but an exceptional one. It is shocking to discover that this moist, flavorful delight does not contain any corn, soy, genetically modified organisms (GMO), preservatives, xanthan gum, or gluten and still manages to taste like a delicious muffin. A gift from a loving daughter to her ailing mother, Debbie Davis and her son, Kyle Davis, recently concocted Flour Sucks muffins, which are baked at Mineola’s award-winning LaWaffalata restaurant with genuine concern for the health and quality of life of others.

via Flour Sucks, But Gluten-Free Never Tasted So Good – County Line Magazine – September/October 2014.