Wheat Belly. Book Review

I found the New York Times Bestseller book Wheat Belly, by cardiologist Dr. William Davis to be a fascinating and, at times, frightening book.  He opens with a discussion about how housewives of his mother’s generation were always so slim, despite baking all kinds of goodies, and never donning a pair …

Dangerous Grains. Book Review.

Dangerous Grains is a fascinating, and eye-opening read. It explores the far-reaching effects that gluten has not just on people with celiac disease, and non-celiac gluten insensitivity, but also on people with other chronic pain & illnesses, as well as psychological, neurological and developmental disorders. The book provides a comprehensive …

Spectrum of gluten-related disorders: new nomenclature & classification

Opinion Anna Sapone1,2, Julio C Bai3, Carolina Ciacci4, Jernej Dolinsek5, Peter HR Green6, Marios Hadjivassiliou7, Katri Kaukinen8, Kamran Rostami9, David S Sanders10, Michael Schumann11, Reiner Ullrich11, Danilo Villalta12, Umberto Volta13, Carlo Catassi1,14 andAlessio Fasano1* *Corresponding author: Alessio Fasano afasano@mbrc.umaryland.edu Author Affiliations 1Mucosal Biology Research Center and Center for Celiac Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA 2Department of Internal and Experimental …

New to Gluten-Free? FAQ

What is gluten? What is celiac (coeliac) disease? What is gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity? What symptoms are manifested by eating gluten? What is a wheat allergy? How is celiac disease and gluten sensitivity diagnosed? Should I take gluten out of my diet? Is a gluten-free diet a good way …

Heather Jacobsen’s Story and the Gluten-Free Diet

I went gluten-free in 2001 and have learned so much between now and then. See, going gluten-free is like peeling off layers of an onion… It isn’t as simple as just removing wheat, barley and rye from your diet. Which is difficult enough as it is. I did remove wheat, …