Surprising as it sounds, the vast majority of patients with non-specific abdominal pain – such as mild diarrhea or lactose intolerance – do not have celiac disease.
Gluten — a protein naturally found in wheat, rye and barley — lurks in foods and other products you’d never suspect. Get tips from our dietitian on how to avoid gluten and how to make sure your gluten-free diet is truly healthy.
You can find relief whether your constipation is a typical case or something more serious. The difference comes in how you find relief.
Contributor: Katherine Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD You hear a lot about the supposed health benefits of a cleanse or detox, designed to eliminate toxins from your body. There are many claims about various detox regimens, which could be in the form of a fast, diet, drink or powder. Removing toxins has questionable benefits, including: … Read More
Researchers may be a step closer to helping doctors to identify children born with a higher risk for Celiac disease, which ultimately could result in earlier treatment and fewer complications from the disorder. A new study points to a possible way to tell which babies are predisposed to developing the auto-immune disorder. In the study, researchers from Children’s … Read More
At some point, every parent hears these three words: “My stomach hurts.” Most of the time, kids’ stomach pain goes away on its own with home remedies such as ginger ale and TLC. But sometimes stomach aches signal something more serious. How can you tell the difference? Lori Mahajan, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist in Cleveland Clinic … Read More
The 63rd annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology brought together leading experts in cardiovascular medicine. The result was a heady mix of promising new medications, old medications revisited, and links found between dietary conditions, unusual lifestyle factors and heart disease. 1. New generation cholesterol lowering drug PCSK9 inhibitors are the new potential game … Read More
Probiotic supplements have been touted to improve gut health, balance vaginal flora and strengthen the immune system. They contain beneficial bacteria naturally found in the intestinal tract and in some foods, including yogurt, pickles, soft cheeses and sauerkraut. So, it makes sense to consider adding probiotic supplements to your diet. Studies are underway What you … Read More
Gluten-free diets are the latest craze for those looking to lose weight, but what’s the truth? Is gluten responsible for my love handles? The answer is no, but let’s clear the air of any confusion. What is gluten and Celiac disease? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and countless processed foods including … Read More
It might not be a treatment for the most squeamish among us. But for certain patients battling Crohn’s disease, a concoction made from the eggs of an intestinal parasite could soon be just what the doctor orders. Researchers say the microscopic eggs of pig whipworm (or Trichuris suis) hold promise for treating severe cases of … Read More