This Week in Gluten-Free News

November 17, 2019

Are mesquite beans the next gluten-free superfood?

The Dallas Morning News: “In the same plant family as peas, mesquite pods were actually once a staple food of many indigenous peoples for thousands of years, across what would become the southwestern United States, the drier parts of Mexico and South America.” Click here for the full story.

Can You Develop Celiac Disease? The short answer from a gastroenterologist

Cleveland Clinic: “Q: Can you develop celiac disease? Or are you born with it? A: There has been some controversy about this, but now I think the evidence is there showing that you can develop celiac disease at any age.” Click here for the full story

New Autism Study: Gluten-free Diet Does Not Help Autistic Children

Forbes: “Parents of autistic children are constantly seeking new treatments. Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disorder that causes problems in social interaction and communication, ranging from mild to severe. It’s an extremely challenging condition for parents, and as of today there is no cure.” Click here for the full story.

Why Food Allergies Are Important Considerations at My Family’s Holiday Meals

Yahoo! Lifestyle: “The year my husband and I moved back into driving distance to my extended family, we sat 28 people for Thanksgiving dinner in my grandmother’s house. Among those was my brother’s girlfriend, Sandy, who also has celiac disease.” Click here for the full story.

Living with celiac disease: When eating becomes a struggle

Killeen Daily Herald: “Avoiding gluten has been a growing health trend over the past decade. But only few actually have to avoid gluten in order to stay healthy.” Click here for the full story.

Avoiding gluten has been a growing health trend over the past decade. But only few actually have to avoid gluten in order to stay healthy

Psychology Today: “The connection between inflammation and mental illness has recently become more clear. This has led researchers to wonder about the role of autoimmune disorders in anxiety and depression.” Click here for the full story. 

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