Imagine if eating a certain food ingredient would not only make you sick, but also threaten your health or possibly even your life? What if you couldn’t trust that foods labeled free of this ingredient were accurate? That’s been the situation faced by millions of people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. The only treatment for these conditions is … Read More
Gastrointestinal Associates, in partnership with Knoxville author and celiac disease expert Janet McKenzie Prince, will present a free, public workshops to help people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity understand their condition and learn how to shop, prepare healthy meals and eat at restaurants. The workshop, “Living Well Gluten Free” will be held Thursday, October 17. Gastrointestinal Associates physician … Read More
Gastrointestinal Associates’ Dr. Sarkis Chobanian appeared on WBIR-Channel 10 to discuss the increasing prevalence of the disease caused by gluten intolerance. His recent blog article on the subject helps explain why more people are dealing with a celiac disease diagnosis.
If it seems like you’re hearing more about gluten-free diets and celiac disease, you are. The condition is increasingly common. According to a several recent studies reported in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, celiac disease is an increasingly common disease that affects 3.1 million Americans. Celiac disease is an immune-based reaction to dietary gluten (a protein contained in wheat, barley, … Read More
Receiving a diagnosis of Celiac disease means a complete lifestyle change. The only accepted treatment of Celiac disease is a 100-percent gluten-free diet. Until recently, gluten-free products were sold only in specialty stores, and dietary options were extremely limited.