By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2017 4 Comments
    Will There Be a Vaccine to Prevent Celiac Diseas…

    Why do some people develop celiac disease, while others with a similar genetic makeup do not? Is there a way to prevent celiac disease? Researchers writing in the journal Science propose that the expl…

    By: Terry Graedon September 8, 2016 19 Comments
    Show 1049: Do You Need a Gluten-Free Diet?

    Years ago, doctors thought that celiac disease was incredibly rare among Americans. In this auto-immune condition, exposure to gluten found in barley, rye and wheat causes the body to attack the linin…

    By: Terry Graedon September 8, 2016 7 Comments
    Why Are More People on a Gluten-Free Diet?

    Ten or twenty years ago, people following a gluten-free diet had a difficult time. Foods like pasta or crackers were not available in gluten-free versions. Now, that has changed. Baked goods without …

    By: Joe Graedon July 28, 2016 34 Comments
    Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity a Figment of th…

    Decades ago, American doctors believed they would never see a case of celiac disease because it was considered too rare. Over the years, though, research showed that celiac disease is not rare. Now, t…

    By: Terry Graedon December 7, 2015 8 Comments
    Feeling Better on a Gluten-Free Diet

    Gluten-a word you can't avoid these days, though just ten years ago it was not part of most people's vocabularies. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. From the perspective of a baker, …

    By: Joe Graedon August 13, 2015 15 Comments
    Could Floating Poop Be A Sign of Celiac Disease?

    Several years ago we heard from a concerned reader that his bowel movements floated. At first he worried it might be something really serious, like pancreatic cancer. But then he realized he would hav…

    By: Joe Graedon May 14, 2015 1 Comments
    Nerve Damage Higher in Celiac Disease Patients

    Celiac disease has long been perceived as a digestive disorder. That's because the cells that line the small intestine undergo immune system attack. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies because c…

    By: Joe Graedon December 1, 2014 3 Comments
    Celiac Disease Leads To Smelly Poop and Gas

    Q. People who have very smelly poop or gas that could knock a train off the tracks may have celiac disease. That was my problem, and a totally gluten-free diet cured the stinky poo/gas as well as many…

    By: Joe Graedon October 6, 2014 3 Comments
    Gluten-Free Diet Stopped Chronic Migraines

    Q. Reading your column provided me with life-changing information. I am now 56. As a child and into my late teens I endured chronic belly pain. Despite many tests over the years, no diagnosis was esta…

    By: Terry Graedon October 1, 2014 0 Comments
    No Magic Window for Infants’ Gluten Exposu…

    Celiac disease is an intolerance to the protein gluten found in wheat, barley and rye. Although there is a genetic predisposition to this autoimmune condition, a striking increase in incidence over th…

    By: Terry Graedon May 5, 2014 5 Comments
    Chronic Hives Disappeared with the Elimination o…

    Q. About three years ago I developed chronic hives--raging carpets of hives, mysteriously appearing mostly between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am. We couldn't figure out what was causing them. When my doc…

    By: Terry Graedon January 20, 2014 3 Comments
    Painful Cracked Lips Linked to Digestive Disorde…

    Q. I suffered from chronic angular cheilitis for years, along with digestive problems. Doctor after doctor dismissed any relationship between the two. I finally saw a nutritionist who identified the p…

    By: Terry Graedon August 19, 2013 6 Comments
    Gluten-Free Foods Are More Than a Fad for Celiac…

    Q. After seeing many top doctors who told her to eat a bland diet of bagels and pasta for her irritable bowel syndrome, my sister consulted Dr. Peter Green at Columbia Medical Center. There, she was g…

    By: Terry Graedon August 8, 2013 4 Comments
    Long Term Risk of Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition triggered by gluten in the diet of sensitive individuals. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, and consequently is common in some of America's …

    By: Terry Graedon August 8, 2013 2 Comments
    Gluten-Free Defined at Last

    Avoiding gluten can be challenging. Many prepared foods contain gluten as a hidden ingredient. That is why there has been an explosion in gluten-free foods in supermarkets. But can you trust the glute…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2013 11 Comments
    Floating Poop Poses Diagnostic Puzzle

    Q. As far back as I can remember, my stool has floated. I never worried about it until I saw something on the web about pancreatic cancer and floating poop. I did some research and found that if you h…

    By: Joe Graedon May 2, 2013 16 Comments
    Are You Suffering from Celiac Disease?

    Not so long ago, most doctors were taught that celiac disease is extremely rare. In the last few decades, it has become clear that celiac disease, an inability to digest gluten, is not nearly as unusu…

    By: Terry Graedon April 4, 2013 11 Comments
    Celiac Disease Diagnoses on the Rise

    Celiac disease was once considered extremely rare. Now it is much more common. In this autoimmune condition, exposure to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye, damages the lining of the small int…

    By: Joe Graedon January 21, 2013 9 Comments
    Celiac Disease Triggers Unusual Symptoms

    Celiac disease remains mysterious, even to physicians. In this condition the body is unable to tolerate proteins found in gluten, a constituent of wheat, barley and rye grains. Although there is a gen…

    By: Terry Graedon August 16, 2012 4 Comments
    Celiac Disease More Common among White Americans

    How common is celiac disease? At one time, medical students were taught that only one person in 5,000 had this condition in which a reaction to gluten damages the intestinal lining. Gluten, a protein …

    By: Terry Graedon May 28, 2012 6 Comments
    Could Celiac Disease Be Causing Symptoms?

    Q. Your radio show on celiac disease inspired me to drop gluten-containing grains at the age of 38, and I never felt better. Like so many people I had fallen through the diagnostic cracks. I can trace…

    By: Joe Graedon May 7, 2012 5 Comments
    Do You Suffer From Celiac Disease?

    Most physicians still think of celiac disease (an intolerance to gluten found in wheat, barley and rye) as a rare condition. That is why more than 90% of people with celiac disease go undiagnosed in t…

    By: Terry Graedon February 20, 2012 4 Comments
    Avoiding Gluten Stopped Migraines

    Q. I had migraines all my life and have taken everything and more in the way of drugs. In December I decided to quit eating gluten (wheat, barley and rye). To my surprise, my headaches disappeared. A.…

    By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2012 10 Comments
    Can You Outgrow Celiac Disease?

    Q. I always thought celiac disease was extremely rare and only affected young children. I was told that I had celiac sprue as a child but that I had outgrown it. I suffer a lot of digestive tract disc…

    By: Terry Graedon September 12, 2011 4 Comments
    Colon Cleanse Not Recommended for Celiac Disease

    Q. My husband has been diagnosed with celiac disease, which means he has to avoid wheat, barley and rye. A friend has suggested that he should also do a colon cleanse. I have my doubts, but would like…

    By: Terry Graedon April 18, 2011 26 Comments
    Don’t Be A Glutton for Gluten

    For years, medical students were taught that celiac disease was extremely rare. In this condition, the protein in wheat, barley and rye (gluten) triggers an autoimmune response that destroys the intes…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2010 2 Comments
    Celiac Sufferers Beware

    Celiac disease is common and complicated. People with this condition cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. When exposed, their immune systems attack the lining of the small…

    By: Terry Graedon February 10, 2010 11 Comments
    Looking for Cause of Gas

    Q. I have been troubled with "sour stomach" throughout my life. Even the tiniest burp smells like sulfurous rotten eggs and can be smelled across large rooms. I also pass huge amounts of foul-smelling…

    By: Terry Graedon December 16, 2009 4 Comments
    Antibody Test Reveals Celiac Disease Is Not Rare

    Celiac disease is rooted in an immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in barley, rye and wheat. It can cause a huge range of symptoms, from diarrhea, cramps, bloating and reflux to fatigue, depres…

    By: Terry Graedon September 18, 2009 8 Comments
    Celiac Disease Boosts Mortality

    People with celiac disease are at greater risk for premature death. That's the conclusion of a new study from Sweden. The investigators used health records from the Swedish Total Population Register a…

    By: Joe Graedon July 30, 2009 2 Comments
    Celiac Disease in Later Life

    There is a growing recognition that celiac disease is more common than previously acknowledged. Many scientists believe that this gluten intolerance starts early in life. But Finnish researchers now s…

    By: Joe Graedon July 8, 2009 6 Comments
    Recurrent Canker Sores May Signal Celiac Disease

    Some people have terrible trouble with canker sores, technically known as aphthous ulcers. They get recurrent sores that can make it painful to eat. Now researchers report that such patients should be…

    By: Joe Graedon February 27, 2009 13 Comments
    Gluten-Free Diet Eases Heartburn

    Q. When I first met my friend Mike twenty years ago, he was going through bottles of antacids. He'd been doing this for 12 years, far longer than the bottle label recommended. He had a severe bout of …

    By: Joe Graedon December 17, 2008 10 Comments
    Celiac Disease Was Culprit Behind Heartburn

    Q. I had acid-reflux surgery because stomach acid was irritating my throat. After the surgery, the correct diagnosis of celiac disease was finally made. Eating wheat caused the acid in my throat. Peop…

    By: Joe Graedon November 3, 2008 63 Comments
    Is Floating Poop A Problem?

    Q. I was watching Oprah and heard a doctor on her show say that poop should NEVER float. Why? I have not changed my diet at all, but all of a sudden about two months ago, every time I have a bowel mov…

    By: Joe Graedon June 21, 2008 3 Comments
    Natural Remedies For Migraine

    Q. One of your readers requested natural recommendations for migraines. I had tried many migraine treatments. Then I developed wheat intolerance, and since quitting grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats), …

    By: Joe Graedon April 13, 2008 1 Comments
    Doing Away With Gluten

    Q. I was diagnosed with celiac disease and advised to avoid gluten from wheat, rye and barley. Avoiding gluten in my diet has made a huge difference for me. Are there any resources to help me avoid gl…

    By: Joe Graedon October 2, 2007 8 Comments
    Can Gluten Be Toxic?

    Q. I heard a woman call in to your radio show and say that her allergies went away when she maintained a gluten-free diet. I have had a similar experience. I had battled allergies for most of my life.…

    By: Terry Graedon August 1, 2007 16 Comments
    Leg Cramps May Signal Celiac Disease

    Q. I have been diagnosed with celiac disease.  One of the early symptoms was leg and foot cramps, often screamers, early in the morning. The tonic water was by my bed at all times, just in case, as i…

    By: Terry Graedon October 30, 2006 6 Comments
    Celiac Disease May Masquerade as Alzheimer’…

    For decades many doctors have encouraged patients to skip vitamins and eat a "well balanced diet." What that means exactly has been hotly debated for a very long time. One key component, though, has a…