Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other grains typically consumed in the Western diet. Celiac disease causes inflammation of and damage to the small intestine, leading to the malabsorption of iron, folate, calcium, and vitamin D and, the longer it […]   Read more »

Gluten-Free for Health: Fad or Fact?

July 14, 2012 at 12:08 am

One of my local grocery stores, part of a large chain, recently redid part of their frozen food and grocery sections to accommodate all gluten-free products. So, what’s all the fuss about? Is it just another dietary craze or are there potential health benefits to be gained? Here’s what you need to know.   Read more »

Interview with Shelley Case, BSc., RD

July 14, 2012 at 12:03 am

Why did you first take an interest in celiac disease?  In my first job at a large outpatient diabetes and diet education center where I worked for 12 years, I was responsible for counseling individuals and their families with diabetes, heart disease, food allergies, celiac disease and other conditions. Never having seen anyone with celiac […]   Read more »