| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:18 AM
As many as 1 in 133 Americans may have celiac disease and an estimated 2 million people remain unaware that they are affected by it.
Celiac disease relates to gluten, a protein compound found in most grains, breads, and cereals. Contrary to popular...
| Nov 7, 2011
Two years ago, Mrs. United States 2011 Shannon Ford was diagnosed with celiac disease, an intestinal disorder triggered by eating gluten. Since then, she has embraced "a paleo lifestyle" that includes eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts and...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis weighs in on gluten-free diets.
Have you walked in the grocery store lately and seen a plethora of products labeled "gluten-free?" Do...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2012
It's too late to lose that unwanted weight for summer. But if you start now — and aim to shed a modest 2 pounds a week — you could drop as much as 40 pounds in time to ring in 2013.
The hardest part, however, might be choosing a new diet....
| 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 14, 2012
| 2:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. - close to two million Americans - have celiac disease, but most are not aware they suffer the gluten-intolerance problem, according to a new study.
The results back up earlier...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2012
Shari and Judi Zucker became vegetarians as teenagers, shared high school records in the mile and two-mile and became authors together at 17.
"We've been walking our talk — running our talk — since we were 16," says Judi.
Their first book,...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Who needs wheat anyway? The market for gluten-free foods and beverages is booming, with double digit growth over the last four years as more consumers find themselves diagnosed with celiac disease and food allergies.
The market for products without the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Wedding day: Oct. 14, 2012
Her story: Lauren Webb, 26, grew up in Glen Burnie. She is the grants manager for Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland. Her father, Gary Webb, works for Verizon, and her mother, Renee Webb, is a neonatal nurse at the...