How to Spot Those Sneaky Sources of Gluten

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.

Are You Planning a Cleanse or Detox? Read This First

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

Gene in Children Linked to Higher Risk of Celiac Disease

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

“Out of This World” Findings from 2014 Cardiology Expo

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

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Probiotics: What You Need to Know

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 under way What … Read More

The Surprising Truth About Gluten-Free Food and Weight Loss

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

Pig Whipworm ‘Smoothie’ May Help Crohn’s

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

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Celiac Disease: Common, Often Undiagnosed

Going gluten-free is a trend these days, as all the specialty foods on grocery store shelves will attest. But how do you know if you actually have Celiac disease and should avoid gluten? Even though nearly 2 million people in the United States have Celiac disease, most of them do not know that they have … Read More

Do You Really Need to Go Gluten-free?

I’m sure you’ve seen the large selection of foods marked “gluten-free” in your supermarket. Or maybe you know people on a gluten-free diet. They may have celiac disease, a very common condition that is not diagnosed very often. Nearly 2 million people in the United States have the disease, and most do not know that … Read More