| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Q: I always thought celiac disease was extremely rare and only affected young children. I was told that I had celiac as a child but that I had outgrown it.
I suffer a lot of digestive-tract discomfort, and my stomach constantly makes rumbling sounds that...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:53 PM
After battling stomach problems for years, Sarah Croessmann took action. On the advice of her doctor, she tried eating fewer fats, then removing dairy. Four years ago, she hit on a winner: She cut gluten from her diet.
Croessmann, a 25-year-old Baltimore...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The annual picnic of the gluten intolerance support group for people with celiac disease is at 11:30 a.m. today at Presentation Convent, 1500 N. Second St. Attendees will meet on the lawn at the northwest corner of the building.
Attendees must bring...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:07 AM
Henry Hunt said goodbye to gluten not because a doctor told him to, but because — like so many others — he decided he was better off without it.
"I diagnosed myself," he says, "because I'm really in tune with my body."
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Q: I am 55 and was diagnosed with osteoporosis last April. I just learned that I am deficient in vitamin D.
I have felt fatigued and mentally foggy as long as I can remember. Could I have been vitamin D deficient for years and, as a result, developed...
| Feb 29, 2012
Grocery stores are packed with gluten-free products--the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that gluten-free revenues will reach 2- billion dollars this year.
Why the sudden explosion of gluten-free products?
The answer may come from the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Mark Twain's Pizza Landing was transformed one day when a women walked into the parlor and had an interesting request.
"We had a guest who brought her own rice noodles in- and asked for her noodles to be put in a dish and heated up. It was a curious...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:35 AM
A year and a half ago, plagued with what appeared to be a sinus infection and recurring low energy, Ed O’Brien had his doctor run a number of tests to find out why he felt so run down.
The test led to two results: A diagnosis that O’Brien was...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:33 AM
PETOSKEY — Meghan McKinney-VanHorn, 29, smiles as she watches her 2-year-old son Brayden play in the living room of their Petoskey home. Brayden lines up his toys, stops to watch a couple minutes of a favorite cartoon, then continues on with his...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:32 AM
With celebrities toutinggluten-free dietsas their secret for slimming down, and entire grocery aisles dedicated to gluten-free products, it has a lot of people wondering, is gluten-free really the way to go?
Let's break it down.
What is gluten? Gluten...