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Blogs Keep the Dialogue Going on Gluten Allergies

By Deborah Ross
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In fact, said Kay Cahill Allison, researchers are finding other symptoms unrelated to stomach troubles that are often the result of gluten sensitivity.

See her blog at

The Gluten-free Glutton blog written by Mark Basch, a foodie who was diagnosed with celiac disease this year, has a number of interesting entries. On July 2, 2011, he wrote about the frustrations and limitations of a gluten-free diet and cited a British study that found 42 percent of people eating gluten-free foods would prefer a vaccine to treat the disease, if one were available.

On July 1, 2011, Basch recounted a conversation with a nutritionist, who told him that many celiac patients deprive themselves of needed fiber, calcium and iron.

She recommended more consumption of nine “superfoods” identified by the Mayo Clinic. They are almonds, apples, blueberries, broccoli, red beans, salmon, spinach, sweet potatoes and vegetable soup.

Basch writes out of Jacksonville, Fla., at


“The Chart: Are there degrees of gluten sensitivity?” CNNHealth. Web. 28 Sept 2011.

Allison, Kay Cahill. “Itching rash or tingling toes: Is gluten the cause?” Harvard Health Blog, Harvard Medical School. Web. 28 Sept. 2011.

Basch, Mark. “The Gluten-Free Glutton.” Web. 28 Sept. 2011.

Reviewed September 28, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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