Celiac Disease

  1. What about stool and saliva testing?

    At this point, Western medical doctors and health insurance companies do not support using stool or saliva tests in screening for celiac disease or gluten intolerance because there are no peer-reviewed studies validating these types of tests.  ...

  2. If I experience celiac disease or gluten intolerance symptoms, can I try the gluten-free diet before an actual diagnosis?

    Most health professionals recommend that all screening and diagnosis occur prior to experimenting with a gluten-free diet. ...

  3. What if I tested positive for the genes associated with Celiac Disease? What's next?

    If you have performed a genetic test for celiac disease and have either the HLA DQ2 or DQ8 gene along with symptoms, it is highly recommended that you have the antibody blood test panel to further screen for celiac disease. Genetic tests can give y ...

  4. Are there tests for gluten sensitivity?

    Currently, there are no tests to identify gluten sensitivity.  However, researchers are working toward identifying biomarkers that can diagnose gluten sensitivity. A recent study by Dr. Alessio Fasano, medical director of the University of Maryland ...

  5. What is dermatitis herpetiformis?

    Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an extremely itchy, chronic skin rash with bumps and blisters typically found on the elbows, knees, back and buttocks.  The cause is unknown, however it is frequently linked to celiac disease.  The diagnosis of DH i ...

  6. Spring Birthdays Increases the Risk of Celiac Disease?

    If you are into astrology, then supposedly a birth date can tell a lot about a person. If you are into science, then two research studies point to spring and summer birthdays as a potential risk factor for celiac disease (CD). These studies build u ...

  7. Survey Says: One Third of Americans Cutting Back or Eliminating Gluten

    The gluten-free bandwagon is growing, and four years worth of data collection just released is confirming this. The NPD Group, an international market information company, reported earlier this month that one in every three U.S. adults claims to ha ...

  8. Justice Department To Lesley University: Meal Plans Must Include Students with Celiac Disease and Food Allergies

    Massachusetts college students with Celiac Disease (CD) had something to celebrate on New Years Eve. No, not gluten-free beer in all the dorms. Rather, The Justice Department’s agreement with Lesley University in Cambridge, mandating that students ...

  9. I have the genes for Celiac Disease, but don’t have any symptoms. Should I stop eating gluten?

    According to Dr. Sheila Crowe, M.D., a professor of medicine and director of research at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, having the genes HLA DQ2 and DQ8 puts you at higher risk of celiac disease, but they don't confirm ...

  10. Gluten in Medicine Identification Act

    We need your help! Contact your congressman about the Gluten in Medication Identification Act ...