Thursday, June 21, 2007


Here's video of Wednesday morning's Today in New York segment in which anchor Rob Morrison talks about celiac disease with medical contributor Dr. Lisa Thebner.

As you can see in the video (4:15 not counting the lead-in advertisement), Morrison knows someone who got a positive diagnosis and experienced improved health after adopting a gluten-free diet. Morrison and Thebner discuss how celiac disease is more common than previously thought and go over some of the classic symptoms: cramps, weight loss, poor weight gain in children, distension, cramps, and stool changes (including diarrhea, foul smell, gray coloration) as well as anemia, skin rash, mood changes, nerve damage (tingling), and joint and muscle pain. Thebner mentions that first-degree relatives of people diagnosed with CD should also get tested.

A companion article is available here.

Photo: David Marc Fischer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have a very informative post. My brother was diagnosed with Celiac and we both use you and Catherine and celiac chicks (as well as some others) as a source of information.

I'm waiting for my test results-pretty sure they will be positive since I've been ignoring the symptoms for years.

I don't know if you noticed it, but the transcript you linked to had an ad for gluten crackers right in the middle of it.

On a separate note, For your map, this restaurant just came to my attention. And apparently Otto will cook gluten-free, as well.

I'm curious as to how many people in NY belong to the celiac group and if a business would make sense in NY that caters SPECIFICALLY to celiacs and the gluten-intolerant?

Thanks for the blog.