Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?

When Andre H. Lagrange, a neurologist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, saw the ominous white spots on the patient’s brain scan, he considered infection or lymphoma, a type of cancer. But tests ruled out both. Meanwhile, anti-epilepsy drugs failed to halt the man’s seizures. Stumped, Dr. Lagrange turned to something the mother of the 30-year-old man kept repeating. The fits coincided, …

Free NFCA Webinars

Click here to register for the webinar, Dispelling Gluten-Free Labeling and Ingredients Myths. This webinar will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tricia Thompson, MS, RD will be the speaker and Emily Rubin, RD will be the co-moderator.   Click here to register for the webinar, Celiac Disease and the Effects on the Body. This webinar …

Check Halloween Candy for Gluten

Did you know that only the 1.55 oz Hershey chocolate bars are gluten-free and that the seasonal peanut butter cups are not gluten-free? Before eating Halloween candy, check to make sure it is gluten-free! You can contact the manufacturer, or here are some lists that cover many candies: Gluten Away (updated July 2014) CDF (updated 2013) Sure Foods Living (updated …

Product Recalls: September

Applegate Naturals Gluten-Free Uncured Beef Corn Dogs Applegate Naturals Gluten-free Uncured Beef Corn Dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/21/15 have been recalled due to possible temperature abuse during distribution. Click here to read about the recall on the USDA website or here to read about it on the Applegate website.   Claude’s Beef Jerky with Red Chili All …

New Monthly Group Meetings

With the addition of meetings just starting in Glastonbury, CT, Quincy, MA and Westfield, MA, we now host 12 monthly  group meetings in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut each month. The goal of these meetings is to foster conversation in an intimate setting about living gluten-free. Monthly group meetings provide the opportunity opportunity to talk about managing celiac disease. There …