Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Celiac-specific News of Interest ~

I signed up for Goole Alerts a while ago to track a myriad of work clients and all things gluten-free, and I'm amazed at the stories that pop up once or twice per day. I highly recommend that every Celiac sign up for these news alerts, as most of them are fairly informative and helps keep you up do date on new research, products, etc.

I just finished researching this new home screening test for an article, but wanted to share the story with you - very interesting:

Home Screening Test Now Available

The Biocard™ Celiac Test Kit is an at-home test that measures IgA antibodies from a fingertip blood sample. While this easy test gives a high degree of certainty that you are either developing celiac disease or already have celiac disease, you still need to see your doctor for a confirmation. Confirming a diagnosis requires a small bowel biopsy in which an endoscope is passed through the mouth into the stomach’s upper intestine so that the lining can be examined and a biopsy taken.

The only treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet for life. Still, the day you’re confirmed celiac and start your diet, is the day you’re on the road to recovery.

Information on celiac disease, the Biocard™ Celiac Test Kit, and links to key informational sites can be found at www.celiachometest.com/. The kit can be purchased online, or at London Drugs, Rexall Pharma Plus, and other major Canadian retail chains.

Also, I found this video story on YouTube - it's a segment from The View on ABC with host Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who has Celiac Disease. What intrigued me was the interview with Dr. Peter Green, author of "Celiac Disease - A hidden epidemic."

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

I subscribe to a free newsletter on www.julesglutenfree.com for free weekly recipes and the latest gluten-free news...it's a great way to have new tastey recipes AND stay informed.