Gluten-free: Eating Out

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There is no doubt that eating out gluten-free is not an easy task, at least not for those with gluten-intolerance. Dealing with rude waiters /waitresses can ruin a meal in no time. Then when your meal comes and it has some gluten ingredients, sending it back adds fuel to the fire. Many of those with a gluten-intolerance or gluten-sensitivity are plagued with other food allergies and intolerances which multiples the problems.  Below I have listed some things that may help some, especially those new to the diet. Continue reading “Gluten-free: Eating Out”

Celiac Disease News: A Vaccine is in Phase I Trials

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Dr. Vikki Petersen elaborates on the celiac disease vaccine…

Dr Robert Anderson, PhD from Australia announced this month that after several years of research his vaccine was ready for a Phase I trial. I remember meeting Dr Anderson 2 years ago at a National Foundation for Celiac Awareness conference where he shared with me his goals about this research.

The study was composed of 34 celiacs, 19 people of whom received the vaccine while 15 received a placebo of saline water. Continue reading “Celiac Disease News: A Vaccine is in Phase I Trials”

Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?

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Gluten-sensitivity (GS) is a very controversial subject, but new research has been performed which will answer this very question. Before I explore whether or not gluten-sensitivity is real, I would first like to explore “gluten-sensitivity,” itself, as well as “gluten-intolerance” and “celiac disease” in order to provide a better understanding of the research. Continue reading “Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?”

Celiac Vaccine Slated for 2017

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It was a pleasant surprise to see ABC News (Australia) report on the subject of celiac disease, specifically the research of a celiac vaccine. You may have already heard that trials are currently in progress for this vaccine. Thus far, 34 people have been tested with the celiac vaccine (also known as Nexvax2) and if all goes well, they expect the vaccine to be ready by 2017.

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