Archive for the 'coeliac – background' Category

The Place of Oats In a Gluten Free Diet – Part 1

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Up until recently the oat grain has been excluded from the clinical gluten free diet mainly because of its amino acid sequence and reports from some patients of problems when incorporating oats on their gluten free program.

Maturing Oat Grain (Avena-sativa)The other potential problem is that because the oat grain’s size, shape and general appearance is so similar to that of wheat, barley and rye, the chances of cross contamination during harvesting, transportation, milling or processing is a factor not to be dismissed lightly. (more…)

CELIAC DISEASE – A Hidden Epidemic

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

We thought this short video would be helpful for those who are still struggling with coming to terms with the Celiac condition and trying to explain it to others. It also provides another resource easily passed on to friends or family for better understanding. Just refer them to this post.

This interview with Dr. Peter Green M.D.*, author of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic, although brief, covers a lot of ground and raises awareness of this condition to the general public. As was pointed out during the interview, because the treatment of this condition does not involve drugs (and the related large advertising budget allotted to such drugs), this condition therefore gets very little public exposure.


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