Monthly Archives: April 2009

Reality TV Shows are Including the Reality of Celiac Disease

By Nancy Lapid, About.com Guide to Celiac Disease Celiac disease has been a topic on not one but two TV shows in the past few days. I hardly watch television, so I’m fortunate to have learned about these episodes from a fellow blogger, the Gluten-Free Optimist. First, the cable network BBC America’s reality show Last Restaurant Standing had an episode ...

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Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake at Starbucks (Product Has Been Discontinued)

(UPDATE: Starbucks no longer carries the Valencia Orange Cake.) Starbucks Corp. will begin selling its first gluten-free pastry in its U.S. stores next month in response to requests from its customers. The pastry, called Valencia Orange Cake, will be made with seven ingredients which are all 100 percent gluten-free, the company said. The cake will be sold in individually wrapped ...

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Bovine Beta Casein Enteropathy Causes Villous Atrophy & Anemia

The following questions concern whether villous atrophy can be caused by milk and whether anemia can result from milk ingestion. The answer is yes: bovine beta casein enteropathy can cause both. See full explanation below. Question:Does anyone know can a deficiency in lactase enzyme cause the villi to be blunted? My 3 year old son just had an endoscopy and ...

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Cataracts Due to Nutrient Deficiencies in Celiac Disease

  —————— The post below is a response to a young woman with cataracts and celiac disease. Cataracts are directly related to nutrient deficiencies of Vitamin A, calcium and possibly vitamin B2 in celiac disease. (Editor’s note.) Hello, I am 20 years old, have celiac disease and cataracts. The optometrist told me it is because I have fair skin and ...

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Gluten Free Status of General Mills Cereals & Brownie Mixes

General Mills Announcement 3/31/09 “Thank you for contacting General Mills regarding gluten in Corn Chex cereal. General Mills is reformulating the following Big G Cereals to gluten free status: · Corn Chex · Honey Nut Chex · Strawberry Chex · Chocolate Chex · Cinnamon Chex As was the case with Gluten Free Rice Chex, the barley malt ingredient was removed ...

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Sams Club Raw Whole Chickens Are Gluten Free

Sams Club raw whole chickens are gluten free. (Post below can be found at the gluten free weight watchers blog.) I double checked the status of the raw whole chickens I buy. When I read the label yesterday it said the ingredients contain “chicken broth”. I know a lot of broths have gluten so I shot an e-mail to Pilgrim’s ...

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Pennsylvania Resolution Aims to Increase Celiac Disease Awareness Statewide

PA Legislature proclaims April ‘Celiac Disease Awareness Month.’ Ambler, PA, April 03, 2009 –(PR.com)– Legislation passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives General Assembly recognizes April 2009 as the state’s official ‘Celiac Disease Awareness Month’. With the passing of House Resolution 153 (HR 153), Pennsylvania takes the lead in raising awareness for celiac disease as the most common and most ...

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