Mark Luscombe, a principal federal tax analyst for the tax publisher CCH, said some of the additional expense of going gluten-free may be a legitimate tax write-off.
“If you have a recognized disease where gluten-free foods help manage the condition and you have a certification from your doctor, you may be able to take a deduction,” Luscombe said.
This could be good news for the 1 percent of the population with celiac disease, a diagnosed intolerance to gluten that causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and increases the risk of some cancers. They should be able to write off the extra cost of buying gluten-free items plus the cost of shipping if they buy them online. Foods that contain xanthan gum and sorghum flour can be fully deducted because they have no gluten-filled alternative.
via Your Gluten-Free Diet May Be a Tax Write-Off – ABC News.
Jay Beagle, who plays for the Washington Capitals, is sharing some of his gluten-free secrets. The hockey star has been on a gluten-free diet for several years and encourages other players in the National Hockey League to join him. Beagle has created a special recovery drink without gluten that helps him and others after a game.
Jay Beagle turned to the gluten-free diet because a trainer recommended the change. He admits he was initially concerned about cutting out the protein form his usual meals, but he quickly learned how to do it. Now, he enjoys “eating sweet potatoes, chicken and vegetables” and occasionally adds gluten-free pasta to the mix.
via Hockey star shares gluten-free secrets for celiac disease – EmaxHealth.
Measuring children’s height and weight as they grow can be a powerful indicator of whether they have the digestive condition called celiac disease, and may help doctors diagnose children with the disorder earlier, a new study finds.
When used together, five calculations that are done based a child’s height and weight — such as how much a child’s height varies from the average for age and gender, and how this measure changes over time — were able to detect celiac disease in 84 percent of boys and 88 percent of girls with the disorder, according to the study, published online today (March 2) in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
via Celiac Disease In Kids Detected By Growth Screenings.
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is being heavily promoted by people selling new diet lifestyles and food marketing groups are happy to chime in – the same way you can buy non-GMO rock salt that is certified by the Non-GMO Project, you can have labels proclaiming that something is gluten-free, because it had no gluten in the first place.
via Celiac Disease Is Real – Gluten Sensitivity, Not So Much.
The number of people diagnosed with celiac disease is on the rise, but still experts say it’s under diagnosed including among children. As NY1’s Health Reporter Erin Billups explains there are some common, every day, symptoms that can easily be overlooked by parents.
via Celiac Disease in Children Easily Overlooked.
Campos Foods is recalling its H-E-B beef burgers because they contain wheat, but it is not listed on the packages. The recall affects several varieties of the H-E-B beef burgers, and consumers who are allergic to wheat, have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities are being encouraged to dispose of the product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed the recall and labeled it a Class II.
Campos Foods is recalling two types of packages containing H-E-B fully cooked thick n’ tasty cheese burgers. The 15-ounce and 30-ounce bags, which contain 3.75-ounce beef burgers, are mislabeled. In addition, the H-E-B fully cooked thick n’ tasty bacon cheese burgers sold in 30-ounce bags are being recalled. Both the cheese burgers and the bacon cheese burgers sold in 15-pound cases are also part of the recall. All of the packages have EST. 2260 T stamped in the USDA mark of inspection.
via Burgers recalled for gluten contamination: Celiac disease warning – EmaxHealth.
Gluten free is going mainstream.
The maker of Coors Light and Miller Light is launching its first gluten-free beer in February, calling it Coors Peak.
The lager is a brand new beer that will be a little more full-bodied and more flavorful than a standard Coors Light, a spokesman said.
The company, MillerCoors, will only make the beer available in Portland and Seattle at first as it tests the market. Expect to see it in grocery stores and some restaurants and bars.
via Those with Celiac Disease can soon guzzle new gluten-free Coors beer | WTVR.com.
Gluten is the dietary boogeyman du jour.
And for people with celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disorder, gluten — a protein found in wheat, rye and barley — really is the boogeyman, triggering painful gastrointestinal inflammation and other symptoms. For these people, the phenomenal popularity of gluten-free diets has been both a blessing and a curse.
via Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease : The Salt : NPR.
Over the last 20 years, celiac disease, an autoimmune reaction to gluten, has tripled among children in the United Kingdom, a new study shows.The new data, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, shows that while 1% of all kids in the U.K. have blood markers for the disease, there are socioeconomic disparities among who gets diagnosed.
via Celiac Disease Among UK Kids Has Tripled | TIME.
The age at which babies are introduced to foods with gluten doesn’t affect their risk of developing celiac disease, a new study finds.
Earlier studies had suggested that introducing gluten between the ages of four and six months might lower the risk of celiac disease, a condition in which gluten in food triggers a damaging immune response in the small intestines.
But in this new study, children introduced to gluten before age 17 weeks or after 26 weeks were not at an increased risk of developing celiac disease, compared to those who were introduced to the protein between those ages, researchers found.
via Baby’s age at gluten exposure not tied to celiac disease | Reuters.