Gluten, Still as Topical as Ever

Ten years ago we almost never heard about gluten. The awareness of Celiac disease was just gaining traction. Skip ahead a decade and it seems not a day goes by that there isn't some mention of it in the media headlines. Most recently, a study presented at the American Heart Association's annual science session called out an association between low gluten diets and increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

As we continue to gain insights from on-going research, it frequently raises more questions. I had a speaking engagement last night at the Northern Colorado Celiac Association and it reminded me that in-spite of all the media awareness about gluten free living, it continues to be a struggle, especially for the newly diagnosed. While we wait for the research to evolve, and one day bring us closer to a cure, it is within our power to thrive on a gluten-free diet. read more...