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July 23, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Last week, we linked to a story reporting that Whole Foods Palatine was closing. One of our clients pointed out that WF is closing that location because they are opening a larger store in neighboring Kildeer. No doubt a relief for many of you living in that area. 


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

Recent Advances and Discoveries in Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease.
Pregnancy, Thyroid, Migraine, and More. 

High levels of maternal antibodies to gluten in pregnant women may be linked to the development of nonaffective psychosis in their children in later life. Investigators from a study in American Journal of Psychiatry found that levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) higher than the 90th percentile in the maternal circulation were associated with nonaffective psychosis in offspring in adulthood. This is the first study to show an association between the two. 

Patients with celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and gluten intolerance have increased prevalence of migraine, according to a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The researchers found that 30 percent of celiac, 56 percent of gluten intolerant, and 23 percent of IBD patients reported chronic headache. The researchers purport that migraine should now be considered a common neurologic manifestation in celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and IBD.   


Children with undiagnosed celiac disease are at risk for decreased bone mineral density (BMD) because of fat-soluble vitamin malabsorption, inflammation and/or under-nutrition. The study in journal Gut aimed to determine the interrelationships between vitamin K/D status and lifestyle variables on BMD in children and adolescents 3-17 years with CD at diagnosis and after one year on a gluten-free diet (GFD). Whole-body BMD scores and serum levels of 25(OH) vitamin D were significantly lower in older children (more than 10 years) when compared with younger children (less than 10 years). Forty-three percent had suboptimal vitamin D status at diagnosis; resolving in nearly half after one year on the GFD. Twenty-five percent had suboptimal vitamin K status at diagnosis; all resolved after one year.

Patients with thyroiditis and untreated celiac disease may need a higher dose of thyroxine to normalize their thyroid-stimulating hormone levels. Conforming to a gluten-free diet, however, appears to offset the need for more thyroxine, according to research in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The authors say the need for a higher-than-usual dose of thyroxine may be a clue to the presence of what they call atypical celiac disease, or celiac disease without the classic gastrointestinal symptoms. Moreover, they suggest that every time a patient exhibits autoimmune thyroiditis, the possibility of other autoimmune disorders is high. 


A new study examining the percentage of success in reintroducing gluten, as well as updated guidelines for diagnosing celiac in children, are available at this link for NCI Well Connect subscribers.


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Care's Kitchen Part 2: Dinner and Drinks


Quick and Balanced Meal Prep Part 2 with Carolyn Martinelli
Quick and Balanced Meal Prep with Carolyn Martinelli