What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly reacts to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, as if it were a poison.

Family Screening for Relatives of Celiac Patients

Many people at risk for celiac are not being tested according to medical guidelines. Columbia University found 30 percent of people with relevant symptoms, who had a first-degree relative with celiac, were not screened.

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How Doctors Test for Celiac Disease

To diagnose celiac disease, blood tests (serology testing or genetic testing) and an endoscopy are currently the methods doctors use to test for the disease. The blood test and biopsy are the only way to determine for certain whether a person has celiac disease. 

Celiac Vaccine Trial Participant Shares Experience With Nexvax2

A potential celiac disease vaccine is being developed and is currently in phase two of its trial, so Gluten-Free Living spoke with Kelly Carter, one of the trial participants, about her experience in the trial over the last few months.

The Gluten-Migraine Connection: Could a Gluten-Free Diet Manage Migraines?

Gluten can be the culprit for a whole host of symptoms. Most people are aware of gluten causing dull aches, bloating and other gastrointestinal symptoms. However, gluten can also be the reason for frequent headaches. Approximately 30 percent of people with celiac disease experienced migraines or chronic headaches.

Low Bone Density in Children With Celiac Disease

On diagnosis, children with celiac had three times the normal risk for low bone mineral density in a study at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Gluten and IBS Connection

IBS and celiac disease have similar symptoms. How can you tell which you’re suffering from?