Archive for May, 2010

 


This just in from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University...

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University will continue to host a Roundtable on Celiac Disease that deals with individuals and their families’ difficulties in living with celiac disease. The program will be held monthly and would deal with children, adolescence and adult issues with respect to celiac disease.

Members of the Celiac Disease Center who will be attending the Roundtable on Celiac Disease include adult and pediatric gastroenterologists as well as our nutritionist. We will conduct this program in an interactive format allowing airing of views and questions from all participants. (more…)


John Libonati

Our Pets, Gluten and Irritable Bowel Disease

May 24th, 2010 by John Libonati

They might be furry and walk on four legs, but they’re family just the same and we oftentimes treat them like our kids. I’m talking about our pets. Well, it seems our pets are even more like us than we thought. Dogs, cats and even other animals like guinea pigs can have food sensitivity issues just like humans leading to digestive problems.

Diane Haggar’s black Labrador, Maddie, suffered from frequent diarrhea, weight loss and terrible smelling gas. The diagnosis was Irritable Bowel Disease and an elimination diet was performed that found gluten to be the problem. A change to a gluten-free diet resulted in a complete remission of symptoms within a few weeks. “We had to be especially careful to inform family, friends and the doggie day care people about Maddie’s diet. She gets sick for a few days with diarrhea, even if she only gets a little bit.” (more…)

Get started on the right foot this summer by checking out these special gluten-free events at Whole Foods located in The District (located off Jamboree and Park in Tustin). Thursday, June 3rd: Learn what it means to be "going gluten-free" Elizabeth Kaplan, founder of The Pure Pantry will be on hand to answer questions, provide her favorite recipes, and let you know what it really means to go gluten-free. There will also be food samples and a Q&A for those who are new to the gluten-free lifestyle. You won't want to miss this special event.

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Are you craving something delicious and gluten free, but you’re fed up with putting down hard earned money for disappointing products that are tasteless and sometimes even contaminated? Are you wishing you could actually enjoy eating something gourmet…and worry free? Yet, you haven’t got the time, energy or ingredients in your pantry?

Well, look no further and despair no more. Turns out your crazy cravings aren’t really crazy after all! The truth is, what you’ve been dreaming of is actually perfectly understood in Vineland, New Jersey!

Introducing Mike Conte and Conte’s Pasta Company! They’ve just set a wonderful new standard for gluten-free dining. (more…)

John Libonati

9th Annual Gluten Free Picnic in Neptune New Jersey

May 24th, 2010 by John Libonati

 Seashore Celiac Support Group CSA #96 and Central Jersey Celiac/DH Support Group and Cel-Kids Network CSA#58 is pleased to announce their 9th annual...

100% Gluten Free Picnic!!!

Date: Sunday June 27, 2010 (Rain or Shine) Time: 1 to 5pm Where: Shark River Park - Neptune, NJ Directions: http://seashoreceliacs.org/SharkRiver.htm

All family & friends of celiacs are welcome! (more…)

 Identifying celiac disease may seem simple enough. After all, there are tests your doctor can perform to determine if your body is reacting to gluten, the grain protein that those with celiac disease cannot tolerate. However, it is becoming more and more accepted that celiac disease may not always present as classic gut symptoms. Instead, celiac disease can cause and contribute to other diseases, deficiencies, ailments, and conditions. Because of this, some people with celiac disease may be diagnosed with diseases that could have been prevented or can be eliminated by a simple gluten-free diet. In other words, celiac is often considered the "root cause" of other conditions, even though it is seldom tested for in chronically-ill people. (more…)

Saturday, May 14th was an evening of fabulous food and fundraising for the University of Chicago's Celiac Disease Center at the 10th Annual Spring Flours Benefit which was held at the Swissôtel in downtown Chicago. The center is completely funded by donations and this event it vital in keeping the center at the forefront of celiac research, education and advocacy.

The event began with a presentation of the celiac Iceberg Award to the founder of the Center, Stefano Guandalini, MD., with the help of Amy Lukas, one of the very first celiac patients in the clinic. This was followed by silent and live auction events and unlimited dinning possibilities. (more…)

The Chester County Gluten Intolerance Group's quarterly meeting will be this Monday, May 17, in the Potter Room at Paoli Hospital.

Paoli Hospital 255 W. Lancaster Ave. Paoli, PA 19301 Directions: http://www.mainlinehealth.org/paoli

Vendors start at 6:30, speaker at 7:15.

The featured speaker will be Nancy Dickens, registered dietician. Nancy Dickens is recommended by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

The Easiest Dessert…Is Gluten Free

May 13th, 2010 by Kaitlin Fleming

This is one of the best desserts I’ve ever made and its incredibly easy and impossible to mess up and of course, gluten free.

I have been trying things out of Alicia Silverstone’s book, The Kind Diet: A simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet. All of the recipes are vegan, but they also use awesome alternatives to using refined sugar all while still enjoying delicious treats. (more…)

General Mills will be debuting gluten-free Bisquick and 3 flavors of gluten-free Hamburger Helper at this year's Celiac Disease Foundation Annual Education Conference & Food Faire, which will be held in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 15th.

Once again General Mills steps up and provides the gluten-free community with a mainstream product that is gluten-free and readily available. (more…)