Jane Anderson, a longtime medical journalist, has been gluten-free since 2003 (back before most people had ever heard of celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or the gluten-free diet). She now works to help others who are new to gluten-related conditions and to living gluten-free.
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Here are some of Jane's favorite articles:
Jane started her journalism career as a reporter with the Associated Press and then specialized in medical writing. She covered Congress as the Washington bureau chief for the Medical Tribune, a newspaper for physicians, and served as editor of Inside Health, an educational newsletter for patients.
Over the course of her career, she has written about numerous common health problems, including celiac disease as well as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and asthma, for a wide variety of publications. She also covers the business and politics of health care.
Since going gluten-free in 2003, Jane has developed extensive expertise in food industry practices that can introduce gluten cross-contamination into otherwise "naturally gluten-free" foods, and she uses this expertise to help readers stay healthy. She also follows research in the fast-evolving field of gluten-related conditions, and makes sure her readers stay on top of important developments.
Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in journalism from the State University of New York at Albany.
From Jane: "Following the gluten-free diet can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re newly diagnosed but even if you’ve been doing it for a long time. I’m constantly finding new places gluten can hide. If you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, you have no choice – you must be vigilant about your diet, because your health depends on it. But I’ve also learned that it’s possible to eat well and live very well (and not obsess about food and/or your health constantly). My goal is to help you get (and stay!) healthy, and live well, too."