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  • Apr 2018

    Where to go for gluten-free fast food

    Many fast-food chains, such as Arby’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s, now have gluten-free menus or gluten-free options. But a person with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity must be wary, as non-gluten foods can be contaminated by other products, depending on how they are prepared. Find out here what to do to be safe.

  • Feb 2018

    Can we 'deactivate' celiac disease?

    Celiac disease is underpinned by a complex chemical reaction. Researchers have now found a way to deactivate a crucial part of this reaction, which may — in the future — make it possible to treat the condition.

  • Jan 2018

    What happens in gluten ataxia?

    Learn about gluten ataxia, where the intake of gluten can trigger an attack on the nervous system. We look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

  • Dec 2017

    What to know about allergy shots

    A look at allergy shots, a way of preventing allergies through injections. Included is detail on how they work and the typical costs involved.

  • Dec 2017

    Ten causes of epigastric pain

    Epigastric pain is felt in the upper abdomen, below the ribcage but above the intestines. Learn about the possible causes, including GERD and indigestion.

  • Nov 2017

    Does cheese have gluten?

    A look at cheese and whether it is gluten free. Included are details on how cheese is made and the most healthful types of cheese to add to your diet.

  • Sep 2017

    Why is my poop orange?

    It can sometimes cause alarm to look into the toilet after emptying the bowels and see poop that is a different color to the usual brown. If person's stool is an unusual color, it may indicate that there is an underlying health problem. In this MNT Knowledge Center article, we look at the causes of orange poop.

  • Aug 2017

    What causes diarrhea after drinking alcohol?

    Drinking alcohol can be safe in moderation, but drinking in excess can have many side effects, including bouts of diarrhea. Find out why this happens and what can be done to prevent it, as well as whether different types of alcohol are more likely to cause diarrhea than others and how to recover from it.

  • Aug 2017

    Peanut allergy could be cured with probiotics

    The vast majority of children in a large clinical trial continued to tolerate peanuts for 4 years after it had ended, new research shows.

  • Aug 2017

    Seven benefits of almond milk

    Almond milk is nutritious, can be used in cooking and baking, and is a great milk substitute for vegans and people who are allergic or intolerant to dairy.

  • Jul 2017

    MSG: More than just a food additive

    Monosodium glutamate is a commonly used but controversial food additive, with important functions in the brain and the gut.

  • Jul 2017

    A2 milk: What you need to know

    Human beings have consumed milk for thousands of years. However, new types are in production that can have added health benefits. This MNT Knowledge Center article looks at the truth about A2 milk, a new milk on the market that is supposedly healthier and easy to digest. MNT examines the research and the risks.

  • Jul 2017

    Who needs vitamin B12 shots and why?

    Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for human health. Learn about B12 shots, who may need them, as well as the potential benefits and risks involved.

  • Jun 2017

    Can you be allergic to coffee?

    If you have anxiety, a faster heartbeat, or an upset stomach after drinking coffee, you probably have a caffeine sensitivity. But does such a condition as a coffee allergy exist? How does it differ from caffeine sensitivity? And what foods should you avoid if you have allergic reactions? Read this article to find out.

  • Jun 2017

    Can you be allergic to sugar?

    In this article, we look at the differences between an allergy and a food intolerance, including the causes, symptoms, and risk factors.

  • Jun 2017

    Chocolate allergy vs. chocolate sensitivity

    Chocolate allergy and chocolate sensitivity are two different reactions to the popular, sweet treat that can cause adverse effects. This MNT Knowledge Center article investigates what causes reactions to chocolate, including cocoa allergies, milk allergies, and caffeine sensitivities.

  • May 2017

    What's to know about nausea after eating?

    Feeling nauseated after eating can indicate a variety of underlying conditions. Learn more about the causes of nausea and when to see a doctor.

  • May 2017

    Are food allergies overdiagnosed?

    Statistics indicate that food allergies are on the rise, but is this really the case? Or are they just being overdiagnosed? We investigate.

  • May 2017

    Lactose intolerance linked to lower vitamin D levels

    If you are lactose intolerant, you might want to think about boosting your vitamin D intake with non-dairy foods; your levels of the vitamin may be low.

  • May 2017

    The best smoothies for people with diabetes

    Smoothies are a healthful and delicious way to consume fruits and vegetables, but they can pose significant risks for people with diabetes. If you make your smoothie high in fiber and low in sugar, however, it can be beneficial for your health. Cherries, oranges, and apples are all tasty, low-GI fruits you can use.

  • May 2017

    Gluten-free foods may not be healthful, study warns

    A new study suggests that gluten-free products have poor nutritional value, compared with their gluten-containing counterparts. This may mislead consumers.

  • May 2017

    ImmusanT reports data on novel celiac disease diagnostic approach

    ImmusanT, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing Nexvax2®, a therapeutic vaccine intended to protect against the effects of gluten exposure while maintaining a gluten-free diet in HLA-DQ2.

  • May 2017

    The best grocery lists for type 2 diabetes

    Making a grocery list can help people plan and budget, buy nutritious foods, and improve their overall health. However, some conditions can have a notable impact on food choice and the way a person eats, such as diabetes. What should be on your grocery list if you have diabetes? This MNT Knowledge Center will help you.

  • May 2017

    New enzyme blocks gluten, relieves symptoms of gluten intolerance

    Taking an enzyme tablet blocks gluten from entering the small intestine, new study finds, significantly improving symptoms in gluten-sensitive patients.

  • May 2017

    Oats: Are they gluten-free and are they healthful?

    Oats are high in fiber and contain antioxidants and important minerals. Being gluten-free, they can safe for those with celiac disease, but some caution is needed. Find out more about the health benefits and concerns relating to oats, and learn some tasty recipes that can help you get more oats into your diet.