Monthly Archives: November 2009

How Blood Tests for Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac Disease Actually Work

This article focuses on the two main antibody blood tests for celiac disease. It will tell you what each test looks for and what the results mean. The two blood tests recommended when testing for celiac disease are the AGA-IgA test for gliadin (wheat proteins) as well as the tTG-IgA test for tissue transglutaminase. Recent research indicates the blood tests ...

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Nestle Gluten-free Product List Makes Thanksgiving a Little Easier & Pumpkin Pie Tartlet Recipe

      If you are making gluten-free pumpkin pies and other sweet treats this Thanksgiving, make sure to check out the Nestle gluten-free product list before baking this year (revised August 2009). The following items are gluten-free and will be helpful for baking this holiday season, especially when making pumpkin pies. LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin LIBBY’S® Easy Pumpkin Pie ...

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Target Offers Gluten Free Groceries

It’s not often you can walk into and store and walk out with batteries, cute socks, mascara and gluten-free donuts, but that’s exactly what I did last week at the Target in Plymouth Meeting (2250 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA). Their newly expanded grocery department has a great selection of GF products, some old favorites and some I’d never heard ...

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Celiac Disease Physician Education Program Goes Nationwide

The Celiac Sprue Association – USA (CSA) recently ran the article below in Lifeline, CSA’s quarterly newsletter. The CSA-PEP refers to the CSA Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Physician Education Program. CSA-PEP Goes Nationwide: Buffalo Physician Praises PEP Thanks to CSA members, CSA-PEP is now available in many doctors’ offices across the United States. Mary Alice Kelly, MD, Buffalo, wrote ...

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Celiac Disease Events in Cleveland: Nov. 15 & Dec. 6

Here are two fun upcoming events in Cleveland Ohio…sent in by Cindy Koller-Kass, President of the Celiac Sprue Association Chapter #50. Greater Cleveland Celiac Association CSA Chapter #50 Meeting this Sunday, November 15, 2009 – Parma Community Hospital at 2 PM in the Nelson Auditorium 7007 Powers Blvd (off Ridge Rd ) Parma. If you need specific directions–Please go to ...

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Why do gluten-free food prices fluctuate so much?

If you read my pages on Examiner.com regularly, you might have noticed that I do not include prices on many products that I review. While I’d be happy to list prices for everything if my audience was limited to Atlanta, over 95% of my readers don’t even live in Georgia. About 2% don’t live in the U.S. There is another ...

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Celiac Disease Alert: Six Ways Gluten Can Kill You

“I only cheat once in awhile. You know, like twice a week…” If you have celiac disease, you damage your body EVERY TIME you ingest gluten. That may sound bad, but it gets worse. You can DIE from celiac disease in a variety of ways. None of them are fun. Some take longer than others. Some may not kill you ...

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Product Recall: Armour Chili with Beans

Pay attention to this recall – Armour Chili with Beans is labeled “gluten-free” but actually contains wheat. WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of more than 91,000 pounds of Armour-brand canned chili with beans due to a labeling error.

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