celiac

  • Attack of the Autoimmune Disease

    You may hear a lot of buzz on the topic of autoimmune diseases, but what exactly does that mean? Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. According to womenshealth.gov, 23.5 million people living in the US suffer from autoimmune diseases.

  • Setting the Bar

    If you or someone you know is gluten-sensitive or has celiac disease, the FDA setting a standard on what qualifies as gluten-free is reason for rejoicing. The ability to purchase food that can be counted on to be gluten-free is of the utmost importance for people with celiac disease, and the new standard is a big step toward providing them that assurance.

    The FDA’s gluten-free standards and what they mean for you
    By Adam Swenson
  • Not Just for Celiac

    You’ve probably noticed by now that gluten-free is in. Restaurants are unveiling gluten-free menus and regular grocery stores are stocking gluten-free items. Your friends, your relatives, and your colleagues are talking about avoiding wheat and how they’ve benefited. Gluten-free diets, the “experts” love to say, are the biggest new dietary fad.

    Why everyone can benefit from a gluten-free diet
    By Mark Sisson