Recipe: Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

These fudgy black bean brownies are gluten-free and higher in protein than your average brownie. So you don’t have to feel guilty about whipping up a batch!

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.

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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

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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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