“GPs to stop prescribing omega-3 oils, gluten-free food and cough medicine”

“The NHS is to stop giving patients travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and some drugs that can be bought over the counter in an attempt to rescue its ailing finances.

Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, announced the changes in an interview with the Daily Mail in which he detailed new efforts to get better value for money so that money saved could instead be spent on promising therapies that have recently been developed…

…“There’s £114m being spent on medicine for upset tummies, haemorrhoids, travel sickness, indigestion, [and] and that’s before you get to the £22m-plus on gluten-free that you can also now get at Morrisons, Lidl or Tescos. ” ~Source: theguardian.com/society

Click here to read the full article on TheGuardian.com, prepared by Denis Campbell, Matthew Weaver and Haroon Siddique

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“Baby’s age at gluten exposure not tied to celiac disease”

“The age at which babies are introduced to foods with gluten doesn’t affect their risk of developing celiac disease, a new study finds. Earlier studies had suggested that introducing gluten between the ages of four and six months might lower the risk of celiac disease, a condition in which gluten in food triggers a damaging immune response in the small intestines. But in this new study, children introduced to gluten before age 17 weeks or after 26 weeks were not at an increased risk of developing celiac disease, compared to those who were introduced to the protein between those ages, researchers found.” ~Source: reuters.com

Click here to read the full item on reuters.com, prepared by Andrew M. Seaman (from SOURCE: Pediatrics, online January 19, 2014)

CCA Conference (June 7-9, 2013): The Gluten Problem. Found. Treated. Cured.

CCA Conference logoJoin the Canadian Celiac Association for their 32nd Annual Conference, June 7-9, 2013, at the International Centre (Mississauga, ON).

This event will feature presentations on Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity from leading experts, including Dr. Stefano Guandalini and Shelley Case, with a pre-conference workshop featuring Bob and Ruth Levy of Bob & Ruth’s Gluten-Free Dining and Travel Club. Visit the gluten-free market in between presentations to try new products and meet gluten-free exhibitors.

For more information about this event, hosted by the CCA Halton Peel Chapter, visit celiac.ca/index.php/conference-2013/.

 

Sorghum is celiac-safe: Study

“The cereal grain sorghum is a safe food for consumers with celiac disease and therefore ideal for gluten-free formulations, new research finds.” ~Source: bakeryandsnacks.com

Read the full article, prepared by Kacey Culliney: bakeryandsnacks.com/R-D/Sorghum-is-celiac-safe-Study

“Gluten-free Whether You Need It or Not”

“Eat no wheat.

That is the core, draconian commandment of a gluten-free diet, a prohibition that excises wide swaths of American cuisine — cupcakes, pizza, bread and macaroni and cheese, to name a few things.

For the approximately one-in-a-hundred Americans who have a serious condition called celiac disease, that is an indisputably wise medical directive.

Now medical experts largely agree that there is a condition related to gluten other than celiac. In 2011 a panel of celiac experts convened in Oslo and settled on a medical term for this malady: non-celiac gluten sensitivity.”  ~Source: New York Times Blog

Read the full article on the New York Times Blog, WELL, prepared by Kenneth Chang.

NFCA Survey Participants Needed: Gluten-Free in College

“The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is seeking gluten-free college students and graduate students to participate in a nationwide survey about their experiences on campus, including meal options and social challenges.

The survey will help NFCA identify students’ most pressing concerns and guide the development of new resources and tools to address those concerns.” ~Source: CeliacCentral.org

To take the survey by February 15, visit this link: http://bit.ly/YBHjo3

“Will a Pill Soon Enable Celiac Patients to Eat Gluten?”

“Scientists are making progress on the creation of a pill that would allow people with celiac disease to safely eat gluten in much the same way that lactase pills allow people with lactose intolerance to eat dairy products without upsetting digestion.” ~Source: celiac.com

Read the full article on celiac.com, prepared by Jefferson Adams.

Could Dementia Be Caused by Gluten Intolerance?

Dr. Vikki Petersen, DC CCN, discusses the potential link between dementia and gluten intolerance.

What do you think of this potential link? Share your thoughts below…