Are Oats Gluten Free? Limit Consumption? Avoid Completely?

Gluten Free Oats and The Controversy
Oats are naturally gluten free; however, oats commonly contain gluten, possibly as much as 10%. Gluten grains may grow in nearby fields. Then when the seeds blow over to the oat crops, they grow together. In addition, transportation vehicles and processing equipment may contain remnants of gluten-containing grains.
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Celiac Drug May Prevent Reaction to Gluten Cross Contamination

CeliAction Research Study on Gluten Cross Contamination
As many of you know, I do not have a celiac disease diagnosis. My doctor suspects that I may be celiac. If I were diagnosed, I would participate in the celiac study that is outlined in this article. If you still get a reaction to gluten cross contamination and for other reasons, check it out …
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Participate in the Latest Celiac Research Study

Celiac Disease Study
As part of my efforts to raise awareness of celiac disease this month, Celiac Awareness Month, I would like to share the following celiac research study with you. If you or someone you know is a diagnosed celiac, please check out or share the CeliAction Study, and find out if you/they qualify to participate. ~ Carla
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“Gluten Freedom” by Dr. Alessio Fasano and Susie Flaherty Review

Gluten Freedom by Dr. Alessio Fasano
Turner Publication was kind enough to send me an advanced copy of Gluten Freedom: The Nation’s Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle by Alessio Fasano, M.D., G.E. (gastroenterologist) and Susie Flaherty.
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Participants Needed in Celiac Disease Study

Participants Needed in Celiac Disease Study
May is Celiac Awareness Month. If you have celiac disease, what better contribution can you make to the celiac community than participating in a celiac disease study to further celiac research? Check out the details below to discover if you may qualify. If you have any questions about the drug or the study, contact CeliAction …
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Participants Needed in Study to Further Celiac Research

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Though this site is mainly about gluten free reicpes, celiac disease and celiac research is extremely important to me as many of readers are afflicted with this disease and there is no known cure. Alvine Pharmaceuticals is conducting a study named CeliAction Study and is seeking volunteers diagnosed with celiac disease to further celiac research. …
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Celiac Disease: Health Insurance with a Pre-existing Condition Gets Easier

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Carla often hears from readers that have been denied health insurance with a pre-existing condition such as celiac disease. The gluten free diet is expensive enough without having to worry about health insurance. The United States (US) and Europe (EU) have different laws regarding health insurance. In the US, it’s about to get easier. Read …
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Non-Responsive Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

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With the entire month of May being National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, I thought it would helpful for those not familiar with celiac disease to not only learn a little about it, but for those with celiac disease to learn more. Below you will discover information about refactory celiac disease and non-responsive celiac disease. If you have any form of gluten intolerance, this is a must read, as I go over a study that talks about how those with non-responsive celiac disease finally found an answer. This information will be beneficial to anyone with gluten intolerance. Please do not meet the note in the lower section. Continue reading “Non-Responsive Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance”

Hope on the Horizon for Celiac Disease

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We know that celiac disease is not the ‘rare’ disorder that I was taught it was at school. We know that at 1% incidence, it is the most common life-long disorder in the US and Europe. And we know, as of recent research, that the 1% incidence actually increases to 4 and 5% as the …
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How to Interpret Confusing Celiac Research

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Image: Dr. Vikki Petersen
Vikki Petersen, D.C., C.C.N.

I try to stay on the cutting edge of research as it relates to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Occasionally a study emerges that just doesn’t seem to ‘add up’ when compared to other studies and just good common sense.

Often it turns out that the study is perfectly valid, but the problem lies in the conclusions others are drawing from the study. In other words, it’s the interpretation that is at fault. My reason for bringing this up is that there is much data available on the Internet Continue reading “How to Interpret Confusing Celiac Research”