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I'm a Foodie With Celiac Disease. Here's Why I Love Traveling to Sweden

I’m a registered dietitian who chose my profession because I love food. I love thinking about it, talking about it, cooking it, salivating over cookbook photos as I plan to make it… and of course, eating it. You can imagine, then, that a diagnosis of celiac disease—the autoimmune disease that causes gut inflammation when even […]

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How To Tell If You Have Celiac Disease Or A Gluten Intolerance

For many, avoiding gluten isn’t just a wellness fad to help you lose weight. It’s a necessity driven by health conditions like celiac disease or a gluten intolerance (which is often referred to as non-celiac gluten sensitivity or non-celiac wheat sensitivity). But how can you tell which condition you might be experiencing? Anyone who struggles […]


Celiac Disease: Can Gluten Be Absorbed Through the Skin?

I have celiac disease. Do I need to be concerned about sunscreens, shampoos, and cosmetics that contain gluten? Answers from Michael F. Picco, M.D. No. Gluten-containing skin care products and cosmetics aren't a problem unless you accidentally swallow them. For this reason, avoid using such products on your lips or around your mouth. Also, avoid […]