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Stressed Out: The Link Between Anxiety and Celiac Disease

Whether anxiety is more common in people with celiac disease than in the general population has been the subject of several recent studies. Many of these studies have reached differing conclusions, in part due to different comparison populations, says Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, a celiac expert at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in New York.
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On Track to Fitness

Winter weather can make sticking to an exercise routine more challenging. With colder, shorter days, the urge to curl up on the couch can be irresistible. But don’t let the season demotivate you. As we come out of the food-focused holidays, maintaining a fitness routine is more important than ever.
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Gluten in Your Medications

The risk is low. Here’s how to manage it. You may be extremely diligent about avoiding all sources of gluten—but what about gluten in your prescription and over-the-counter medications? The last place you want to encounter...
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Research Roundup: December/January 2019

About a third of restaurant foods labeled gluten-free contain detectable amounts of gluten, according to a new study by the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
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Celiac Patient Registry

In 2016, the Celiac Disease Foundation launched iCureCeliac, a national registry of people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity and their caregivers. We asked the Foundation’s CEO, Marilyn Geller, to tell us more about it and explain why we should all participate.
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5 Things to Say When Ordering Gluten-Free

Although I’ve been gluten-free for over eight years, dining out safely can still be a challenge for me. Ask anyone with celiac disease and they’ll likely say the same.
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Asthma and Food Allergies

Vigilance is woven into each day for people navigating life with both asthma and food allergies. Research has shown that children like Morgan who have food allergies are more than twice as likely to have asthma than children without food allergies.
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How to Stretch Before Exercising

Stretching before you exercise, called dynamic stretching, increases body temperature and blood flow to the working muscles, helping loosen joints and muscles so they can move better. It also helps prevent injury.
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Do I Have a Beer Allergy or Wine Allergy?

Though anaphylaxis is rare (alcohol accounts for only a small percentage of the United States' 150 annual food-related anaphylaxis fatalities), allergic reactions to wine and beer are relatively common. The causes of these reactions range from sulfites to sturgeon swim bladders. A single bottle of beer, for example, can contain more than 10 allergens, including preservatives, histamines, animal products, pesticides, wheat, yeast and corn. Why are these allergens added and what symptoms do they cause?

Celiac and Autoimmune Disease Links

Recent research has revealed that the spectrum of diseases associated with celiac disease may be much wider than previously thought. A team of scientists analyzing a database of the electronic health records of 36 million people discovered potential links between celiac disease and a multitude of conditions as diverse as liver disease, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, eosinophilic esophagitis, anxiety disorder, Down syndrome, psoriasis and autism.

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Regulatory Runaround: Does the Gluten Free Label Really Protect the Public?

Author Jules Shepard recently attended the FNCE – Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo 2018 in Washington DC and attended an important session about...

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