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Amy Leger

In 2000 when my toddler was diagnosed with celiac disease, I didn't know how to spell celiac let alone research it and find gluten-free products. A lot has evolved since then with the internet and celiac research. There is a lot to say about raising someone with celiac and having someone's life... Full Bio
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Shedding light on which children may have a greater chance of celiac by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease New research into why some children get celiac disease and others don't sheds new light on celiac, children and when doctors should test for it. The post appeared firs ... Read on »
What is Celiac Disease Autoimmunity? by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The term Celiac Disease Autoimmunity came across my desk this last week. Am I the only one who hadn't heard of this before? People with it need to eat gluten free so why ... Read on »
New Research: Smoking and Celiac Onset by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease We know you need the gene, gluten and a trigger for celiac. What about smoking and celiac? Researchers looked at it as a possible trigger. The post appeared first on ... Read on »
Review: New Gluten Free Oatmeal from Chex by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Chex just came out with its answer to gluten free oatmeal. Why this product could help bring gluten-free oats to the masses. The post appeared first on . Read on »
Gluten Free at Smashburger: What you should know by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease There are items that are gluten free at Smashburger. But after talking with the company, you will want to be cautious, cross contamination could be an issue. The post ... Read on »
Gluten Free in Boulder, Colorado by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Boulder, Colorado. I went there recently and was told that it was a great place to eat gluten-free. When I arrived, I looked into restaurants that had options for glute ... Read on »
Celiac Diagnosis and Weight: Is Weight an Indicator in Children? by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Overweight or underweight? Some doctors may more quickly test an underweight child for celiac. New research looks at a celiac diagnosis and weight. Is weight a possible ... Read on »
Jon Stewart Talks Publicly About Son’s Celiac Disease by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease A great conversation about celiac with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Jennifer Esposito. So important at a time when there is a lot of gluten-free negativity around. ... Read on »
Gluten Free Labels’ Compliance Guide Issued by FDA by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease NEW compliance guide issued by the FDA today will get manufacturers up to speed on gluten free labels and how to use them as we near the August 5th deadline. It is also a ... Read on »
7 Simple Ways to Make Your Gluten Free Diet Healthy by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Is a gluten free diet healthy? Not if you only eat gluten-free cookies, cakes and chips. Whether you need to make a big healthy change in your diet regimen or just a few m ... Read on »
Valuable Lessons Learned as a Mom of a Gluten Free Kid by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Lessons learned when raising a gluten free kid go far beyond the food. How Emma's celiac taught me lessons that made me a better mom, wife and even employee.... The po ... Read on »
Can Celiac Disease cause Pancreatitis? by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Reader asks can celiac disease can cause pancreatitis? Turns out, research shows, it is a possibility. The post appeared first on . Read on »
Celiac and Type 1 Diabetes in Kids; Should Screening Guidelines be Changed? by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease As many as 100,000+ kids have both celiac and type 1 diabetes. Find out what parents should be looking for in symptoms. Plus, why researchers may want celiac screening gu ... Read on »
504 Plan and Celiac Kids by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease 504 plan and celiac kids. Nearly 3/4 of celiac students don't have one. So what is it? Should we get one? What does it do? And what should parents put in it? We answe ... Read on »
Labeling the Gluten Free Community by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease We live a gluten free lifestyle. But can we use these gluten-related labels interchangeably: Gluten sensitive, gluten intolerant, gluten avoider, gluten resistant? Maybe ... Read on »
Gluten Free Food Reviews: Glutino Pizza Crust, Cosmos Puffed Corn & Luna Protein by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease From pizza crust to popcorn-style puffed corn and even protein bars, I have tried a few new (to me) gluten-free products. Take a look at the gluten free food reviews and ... Read on »
Can you find State Fair Gluten Free Food? by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Can you find State Fair gluten free food at your state's biggest event? Here's a list of some state fairs with gluten free options,, plus what to look for if your fair is ... Read on »
New Partnership Takes On MN State Fair Gluten Free Food List; Booth Volunteers Needed by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The MN State Fair gluten free food list Is being prepared. Big opportunities to help spread GF awareness at our state fair booth! We need volunteers-- can you help us? Pl ... Read on »
Dartmouth’s Arsenic Probe May Help People with Celiac & NCGS by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Arsenic in rice is a concern for the general population, but even more so for folks with celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity who eat rice-based diets. Find out what a ... Read on »
How Zombies help raise Celiac Awareness by Amy Leger Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Some people with celiac or a gluten-sensitivity may feel like a zombie when getting glutened, but who would think that a zombie walk would be a great way to raise celiac a ... Read on »