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Are you haunted by thoughts of Halloween and trick-or-treat? This candy-saturated holiday can spook anyone who has a child with food allergies or celiac disease. There’s no perfect recipe for eliminating all risks but reasonable caution coupled with good information and proper preparation can make this holiday a lot less scary. We asked some seasoned and savvy food-allergy moms for their advice.
Researchers have long noted that farm children have lower rates of allergies than city kids. A new study conducted by a Dutch team now suggests that just living close to a farm that has livestock (cattle or pigs) confers some protective benefit. The way I see it, it comes down to this: the cowshed may hold secrets to our immunity (or lack of it).
A team of Italian researchers associated with the University of Salerno evaluated the effects of celiac disease on the mouth and teeth. Previous studies have found that defects in the development of tooth enamel are seen more frequently in people with celiac disease.
Medical guidelines recommend that all first-degree relatives of celiac patients be screened for celiac disease. However, a recent study found poor overall adherence to celiac screening for relatives.
Researchers in Turkey found that the vitamin A and D levels of kids with celiac disease were significantly lower compared to the children who didn’t have celiac disease. And deficiencies in vitamin A and D were significantly higher.
The Richmond Fest itself was full of excitement and delicious products. I staffed GF&Ms booth, which is always a lot of fun. This gives me the opportunity to talk with people and hear from readers and others about their concerns. Everyone is always open to sharing their storieswhy theyre gluten-free, how they were finally diagnosed, their list of symptoms, how theyre managing, how theyre feeling better (or not so much).
This summer, the Gluten Free & More team is preparing various holiday-themed recipes in order to take step-by-step pictures that will be posted online alongside each recipe. We want to show readers how these recipes are made—and encourage everyone to try them. We want our readers to know that they can make these recipes successfully.
It’s not uncommon for celiac disease to develop in older patients and it’s important to make the diagnosis, says a group of researchers in Finland and the U.K. In a new study published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, these researchers report that celiac disease is now being diagnosed more frequently in seniors. About a quarter of all celiac diagnoses are now made at the age of 60 and over. A fifth are made at 65 and older. And about 4 percent of new celiacs are diagnosed at age 80 and above.
Over the past two decades, we’ve watched the gluten-free community inspire progress and innovation across the board. This is particularly notable when it comes to new products. Take standard pantry items that were unheard of years ago, like vegetable pastas and naturally gluten-free ancient grains and seeds (like sorghum, quinoa and chia).