| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:18 AM
As many as 1 in 133 Americans may have celiac disease and an estimated 2 million people remain unaware that they are affected by it.
Celiac disease relates to gluten, a protein compound found in most grains, breads, and cereals. Contrary to popular...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:16 AM
I have 3 children. Their names are, in order of importance (just kidding – in order of birth), Bailey (b. 2002), Jonathan (b. 2004) & Ava (b. 2005). If I told you how old they are, My son, Jonathan, has celiac disease. We discovered this when he was...
| Nov 7, 2011
Two years ago, Mrs. United States 2011 Shannon Ford was diagnosed with celiac disease, an intestinal disorder triggered by eating gluten. Since then, she has embraced "a paleo lifestyle" that includes eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts and...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Mark Twain's Pizza Landing was transformed one day when a women walked into the parlor and had an interesting request.
"We had a guest who brought her own rice noodles in- and asked for her noodles to be put in a dish and heated up. It was a curious...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:35 AM
A year and a half ago, plagued with what appeared to be a sinus infection and recurring low energy, Ed O’Brien had his doctor run a number of tests to find out why he felt so run down.
The test led to two results: A diagnosis that O’Brien was...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:32 AM
With celebrities toutinggluten-free dietsas their secret for slimming down, and entire grocery aisles dedicated to gluten-free products, it has a lot of people wondering, is gluten-free really the way to go?
Let's break it down.
What is gluten? Gluten...
| Nov 5, 2009
It's almost cool to be gluten-free. More national brands are offering gluten-free versions of their popular products, cookbooks for celiac disease sufferers are available at your local bookstore and now allergy-friendly bakeries are available at your...
| Dec 20, 2008
| 4:05 PM
Chicago-area supermarkets, gourmet shops and bakeries routinely sell mislabeled products that pose a danger to those with food allergies, according to Tribune testing and a comprehensive check of grocery aisles.
When informed of the findings, more than a...
| Jul 7, 2008
At the Whole Foods Market in El Segundo, two women stand scanning a refrigerator case filled with packages of gluten-free food -- carrot cake, rice flour bread, scones, ginger cookies, pecan pie and chocolate chip muffins.
Judy Beckett, a retired...
| May 19, 2010
Q Ten years ago, I experienced atrial fibrillation three times in one month. It never recurred until recently.
My wife has suggested that I should refrain from eating or drinking anything that contains caffeine. I dislike coffee, but I do enjoy...
| Jul 26, 2010
Food allergies affect nearly 4 percent of adults and 7 percent of children under 4 years old, and account for approximately 30,000 severe allergic reactions and 150 deaths per year in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health....
| Aug 25, 2009
Geoffrey Flolo, a professional clarinetist who also works at a health food store in Virginia, avoids eating wheat, rye, or barley whenever possible. All three grains contain the protein gluten, which he believes is unhealthy for him. A few years ago,...