Posts Tagged "Celiac disease"

Dr. Amy Burkhart – Still having symptoms after going gluten-free?

Dr. Amy Burkhart – Still having symptoms after going gluten-free?

Dr. Amy Burkhart, the “celiac doctor” presented to my gluten-free support group last month on the topic of “persisting symptoms after going gluten-free.” Many of us at the event agreed it was one of the most informative presentations yet. Dr. Burkhart is such a great person and doctor. She has not treated me personally but I have heard wonderful things about her practice. Below is a recap of her presentation. If you missed the presentation and would like to hear her speak, she will be at Draeger’s Market in Blackhawk Square (Danville, California) this coming...

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Dr David Lepp of Bay Area Autoimmune and Thyroid Center

Dr David Lepp of Bay Area Autoimmune and Thyroid Center

In July, Dr. David Lepp of the Bay Area Autoimmune and Thyroid Center spoke to our support group on gluten sensitivity. We had a nice turnout with many gluten-free vendors providing yummy GF samples. See the end of this post for the complete list. Below are some of the notes from his presentation. Demystifying the Gluten-Free Craze with  Dr. David Lepp The words “Gluten-Free” typically only mean “Wheat-Free” All grains have “glutens” Each grain’s protein is broken down into different proteomes or complete sets of prolamines, glutelins, amino-acids, and polypeptides....

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CDF Conference and GF Expo Review, Part 2

CDF Conference and GF Expo Review, Part 2

I am amazed at how people attended this gluten-free expo in Pasadena, California. It was at times hard to navigate the show because it was so crowded with people. This was the first stand alone gluten-free expo that the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) hosted at its yearly educational conference. It’s always exciting to see and sample all these amazing new gluten-free (GF) foods. As usual, I have chosen a “sweet star of the show,” a “savory star of the show” and then a “non-food pick.” You can then browse through both “Coach Kim’s...

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CDF Conference and GF Expo Review, Part 1

CDF Conference and GF Expo Review, Part 1

I was honored to be named an “official blogger” for the recent Celiac Disease Foundation Educational Conference and Gluten-Free Expo. I was accompanied by some amazing celiac and gluten-free bloggers including: Alison –  A Girl Defloured Andrea –  Rockin Gluten Free Brian – East Bay Celiac (a local blogger for those in the EB of SF) Chrissy –  Glam without Gluten Erica –  Celiac and the Beast Kim –  Gluten Free in Arizona Sara –  Can I Eat Here We had so much fun in Pasadena. The conference and expo were both jam packed. It was actually...

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Dr. Tom O’Bryan presents on gluten sensitivity

Dr. Tom O’Bryan presents on gluten sensitivity

Dr. Tom O’Bryan presented to a full house on his recent visit to our support group, Gluten Intolerance Group of East Bay. As usual his presentation was captivating and full to the brim with great information. I’ve made an attempt to recap the main points of his presentation. I take full responsibility for repeating any facts incorrectly. My notes are sometimes hard to interpret. Continue on and learn more about, “The Conundrum of Gluten Sensitivity…Treatment of an Elusive Immune Reaction.” Point One: Current standard testing for both celiac disease (CD) and...

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