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Dermatitis Herpetiformis and other “Atypical” Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity

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As Celiac Disease Awareness Month comes to a close, I thought I would share more of my personal story.  I have been meaning to do this for a long time but I will be honest, taking myself back in time is emotionally difficult for me.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to […]

1 in 133: A Very Big Deal with A Very Big Cake!

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When my dear friend Shirley from Gluten Free Easily first told me about the 1 in 133 project, I literally got goosebumps from head to toe. This is a bonafide gluten-free movement my friends, one that each and every one of us has a very important role to play. So what is 1 in 133, […]

National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month

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March is National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month so I would like to help spread a little awareness on this often misunderstood and under-recognized epidemic. Do you know your AQ?  AQ is a play on IQ and stands for Autoimmune Quotient.  It’s about knowing how likely you or a loved one is to develop an autoimmune […]

Enterolab Gluten Sensitivity and Gene Panel

I thought I would share the results from Luke’s recent gluten sensitivity and gene panel test that I ordered through Enterolab.  I realize there is some debate on the validity of these tests since Dr. Fine’s research hasn’t undergone the peer review process.  Either which way, I think it is a useful tool that can […]

Understanding Conflicting Celiac Test Results

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I want to do a followup on a recent post I made where I shared some of my own gluten sensitivity journey, including some of my son’s.  Toward the middle of this post there is some important information regarding the interpretation of intestinal biopsies that I urge you to read. I had Sam first tested […]

Celiac disease, Autoimmune Disease and A Little Piece of My Journey

I want to share a few videos that really struck a chord with me because of my own personal journey through the land of autoimmune disease and undiagnosed gluten sensitivity. *I am not a doctor or any other trained medical professional for that matter, so please keep that in mind. My blog is a personal […]

A Changing Environment and the Increasing Prevalence of Celiac Disease

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The National Institute of Health (NIH) just released the Fall, 2009 Celiac Disease E-Newsletter and in it is the following article that seriously makes me shudder over the food we put into our bodies and the effect it is having on the human body: obesity, diabetes (among many others) and now possibly even celiac disease? […]