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Are Men or Women With Celiac More Prone To Cancer

In 2014 the Celiac Disease Foundation reported that Western studies have shown about a 50% increase in cancer risk for those with celiac or substantive gluten sensitivity.  That being said, Beyond Celiac.org reminds us: “…It is important to remember, however, that developing cancer due to celiac disease is quite rare. The vast majority of those with celiac disease will never develop these related cancers. Symptoms of these cancers may include weight loss, abdominal pain, enlarged […]

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Coeliac vs Celiac vs Sprue?

In short, Coeliac, Celiac and Celiac Sprue are the same thing: Celiac disease is the term used the United States and Canada Coeliac disease is the term used mostly in Europe Celiac Sprue is used in tropical locals The last one, Celiac Sprue is very confusing because its roots are in “Tropical Sprue” which is a much less serious condition that is NOT an autoimmune disease and CAN be reversed. I have read the Celiac […]

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What Can Happen If You Ignore Celiac Disease?

I am one of the ‘lucky’ people that are so called ‘asymptomatic’, meaning that I can eat all the gluten I want and not have a near immediate intestinal response. My big problems are terrifying hemiplegic migraines and agonizing gut pain two or three times per year.  These problems do not appear correlated with my eating and seem more brought on by stress.  However, since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I have gone […]

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  • by imatthews
  • onMay 19, 2019
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The US FDA Puts a Celiac Vaccine on the Fast Track & You Can Join the Trial!

You might have heard about a vaccine for Celiac Disease but don’t have the details… and neither did we so I dug into it and here is what I found: There is a vaccine already in human trials from Cambridge Massachusetts based ImmusanT: “… We are developing a new class of therapeutic vaccines to change the lives of people living with autoimmune diseases. Our Epitope-Specific Immuno-Therapy™ (ESIT™) platform provides a precision medicine approach to restoring […]

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  • by D Matthews
  • onMay 12, 2019
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Where a Celiac Can Eat in Palm Springs Village Fest Street Fair

Every Thursday night Palm Springs holds a large street festival on North Palm Canyon Drive (basically, the downtown strip) called Village Fest and we spent forever trying to find a restaurant that took my Celiac seriously. First we looked up reviews and found Bill’s Pizza was highly regarded by Celiac’s.  Fortunately when we arrived and explained my Celiac condition to the server, he was good enough to say that Bills: offers gluten free choices but […]

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  • by D Matthews
  • onMay 10, 2019
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Celiac’s Should Not Eat At Blaze Pizza

The Blaze Pizza chain is often discussed in the Celiac community as a good place to eat at.  They have a good gluten free dough, a special press for that dough and a different tool to insert and remove the pizza from their oven.  However, that is where the good news ends. We have been to several Blaze Pizza’s and found cross contamination to be rampant.  It seems that their staff take their new slogan […]

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  • by imatthews
  • onDecember 26, 2018
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Top 10 Quick Answers about Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

If you are reading this page you likely know someone with EoE and you want to get to the facts quickly.  As such, I will keep my editorializing to a minimum and only add in personal stories where I think they will be helpful. 1: What is EoE? Eosinophilic Esophagitis (pronounced ee-uh-sin-uh-fil-ik  e-sof-uh-git-is ) is a an allergic reaction that causes the throat to scar.  It is often triggered by eating food I was diagnosed […]

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  • Celiac News
  • by D Matthews
  • onDecember 25, 2018
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Christmas With Celiac

Christmas is the time of the year when families get together and get along.   It is also a time when at least one of your relatives thinks your Celiac is a “personal choice”, not a disease so they can cut corners on your cross contamination concerns.  What’s a little barley in a chocolate bar going to do?  Why can’t she have some steal cut oatmeal? When it comes to food, Celiac is a problem that […]

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  • Celiac News
  • by D Matthews
  • onNovember 6, 2018
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What is Celiac Disease and other Celiac FAQ’s?

To get started you need to know what Celiac is and is not.  Below are the highlights and we will have many more articles explaining these items in detail. What Celiac Disease is Not Many people think Celiac Disease is an allergic reaction, it is not.  Others think Celiac Disease is minor stomach ailment; it is not.  Many people think Celiac Disease is a “sensitivity” to gluten; it is not.  Some others think Celiac Disease […]

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Hello World! Lets Talk About Celiac Disease

If you want to find out who I am and how I got here, skim through my ABOUT ME page.  There you will fine my shocking story.  The short version goes like this, I was diagnosed in 2009 (at 7 years old!) with Celiac Disease but no body told me until August 2018. It’s a crazy story but from talking to others with Celiac Disease, it is not that unusual.  Celiac often goes diagnosed or […]

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