Archive for the ‘Celiac Disease’ Category

Madwoman Gluten Free Bakeshop

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

For those with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance or food sensitivities, I have found a store right here in Minneapolis that will help you find products for your table.

Madwoman Gluten Free Bakeshop, 4747 Nicollet Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

And for those who want to buy online they can simply go to

As with many beginnings there was this boy who had Celiac Disease and a parents determination to find a better way. So now we have a store in town to buy “real food”.

Stop in or call and tell them Al sent you.

Celiac Disease & B Vitamins

Monday, March 9th, 2009

On Thursday, March 4, I had a display table on health and wellness at the Multicultural Forum at the River Center, St. Paul, MN. One of the visitors at the table told me they had celiac disease. Celiac disease is intolerance to gluten in wheat. And people with this intolerance risk having high levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Studies have shown that high levels of homocysteine may increase the risk of heart disease. Some studies say that 1.5 percent of the population have celiac disease and I seem to find many of these people. The following information will be of interest to those people.

That same day, March 4, I came across an article stating that daily supplements of B vitamins may improve the overall health of people with celiac disease. This Dutch study led by Muhammed Hadithi of VUmc University Medical Center in Amsterdam included 51 adults with celiac disease and 50 healthy controls and found that people taking daily supplements of vitamin B6, folic acid, and B12 had significantly lower levels of the amino acid homocysteine. This was published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. It appears that many of us are short on certain vitamins. The doctor has put me on vitamin B6 (and this should only be done under a doctor’s supervision).


To your health and wellness.


www.nutraingredants –; Vitamins may help coeliac disease management: Study

 By Stephen Daniells, 04-Mar-2009