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My previous segment introduced some of the symptoms and concerns regarding celiac disease and non-celiac gluten-sensitivity.  This segment will discuss some of the food terms that signal gluten in a product and the nutritional deficiencies that may come from a gluten-free diet. The providers at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology do not recommend a gluten-free diet for […]

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What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that is triggered when a person ingests or comes into contact with gluten. In autoimmune conditions, the body attacks itself. With celiac disease, the body does this because the immune system perceives gluten, a group of proteins found in wheat and some other grains, to […]

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By  Christopher Cutler, M.D. Many people with celiac disease present with classic gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and weight loss.  However, other people have no GI complaints and may present with non-specific symptoms, making the diagnosis of celiac disease very difficult.  The following is a list of some conditions which, if […]

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OVERVIEW Lactose is the sugar found in milk and dairy products such as cheese and yogurt. After eating dairy products that contain this sugar, usually lactase, a digestive enzyme of the small intestine, helps to breakdown this complex sugar into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. These simple sugars are then absorbed in the small […]

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Have you been recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease? Are you looking for celiac disease treatment?  Are you finding it difficult to transition into a gluten-free diet plan?     Most people are overwhelmed by the challenge of eating gluten-free as a part of celiac disease treatment. Here is a 7-day beginner’s Gluten-Free Meal Plan to help you start […]

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By Tamara Duker Freuman Copyright 2015 U.S. News & World Report The increased popularity of gluten-free diets has been accompanied by well-publicized debates as to whether widespread gluten intolerance is a real “thing” or just a fad. As a clinician, I leave the in-fighting to my colleagues in the research world and choose to focus […]

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