Categorized: Living With Celiac Disease

Is gluten found in breast milk?

There is little to no human research about the effect of gliadin, which is the portion of gluten that passes through breast milk. However, in animal studies it has been shown to have a protective effect, or help the child build up a tolerance to gluten. We don’t know for certain, but the best evidence… Read more »

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What ingredients should I avoid in cosmetic products?

Gluten is only toxic to celiac patients and patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) if ingested. Because gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin, the use of cosmetic and shampoos containing gluten has not been shown to be detrimental to patients with celiac disease or DH. However, we do recommend gluten-free lip products, hand lotions and… Read more »

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What does “gluten-free” really mean on a product label?

The US FDA gluten-free standard requires that any product labeled “gluten free” contain less than 20ppm of gluten. The most sensitive celiacs have their disease activated with 10mg of gluten in a day’s diet. At 100mg per day, all celiacs are activated. For perspective, a gluten-free food that has less than 20ppm of gluten would… Read more »

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Can Protandim help with the symptoms of celiac disease?

Neither Protandim nor any other herbal or omeopathic remedy has any effect in relieving symptoms of celiac. As for Protandim, in addition, it should be noticed that this mixture of five herbal ingredients actually has some serious risks. In fact, in December 2012 LifeVantage issued a voluntary recall of select lots of Protandim due to… Read more »

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