Monthly Archives: July 2010

Vitamin A Deficiency in Celiac Disease…Common Before & After Diagnosis

Vitamin A was first identified in 1913 because of its crucial role in vision.  Subsequent discovery of its many other duties show that a deficiency will cause a broad range of health problems. Vitamin A is not a single compound but actually comprises a fat-soluble family of molecules that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and retinyl ester. The term vitamin ...

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Recipe: Cucumber Chickpea Bruschetta

  When this Examiner saw a recipe for Cucumber Chickpea Bruschetta last week it was very intriguing.  We were celebrating the 4th with friends and I wanted to make something special as an appetizer. Bruschetta made with cucumber as the based seemed easy and since there is no gluten-free bread needed it is pretty cheap to prepare.  Then a friend ...

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Dip into some gluten-free delights at The Melting Pot

I’ll admit it – sometimes all I want to have for dinner is some fruit, cheese, and if I’m feeling extra adventurous, chocolate.  But fresh fruit dipped in chocolate and other savory items dipped in cheese?  Now you’re talking. The Melting Pot is a delightful fondue restaurant that offers you all the cheese and chocolate until your heart’s content (they ...

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Recall: Pure Base Garlic Spread

Pure Base is recalling the garlic spread – ready to spread & garlic spread  – concentrate because they may contain undeclared wheat & milk.   Both were distributed nationwide online & in stores. The products that are included in the recall are listed below:

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Mark your calendars! Go gluten-free in Austin this September

Although gluten-free eating has gone mainstream (gluten-free products and health information have saturated the internet, grocery stores, and advertisements over the past few years, and being GF has even been named a top food trend for 2010) chances are, you may be the only person you know who has known food allergies.  This is why finding a community of supporters — ...

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Natural Liver Support Cleansing Products

The liver is involved in thousands of biochemical mechanisms making it second only to the brain in importance and complexity. Natural health practitioners are also acutely aware of the detrimental effects on the liver of modern living, with its chemicals, excessive fat intake, pesticides, hormones, and stress. This suggests that we as a culture are in need of liver support. ...

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Fourth of July gluten-free desserts

The Fourth of July is almost here and it is time for festive desserts.  When this Examiner saw that the recipe for Summer Berry Trifle on FamilyFun.com was easily converted to gluten free, it just had to be shared.  Schar makes a great gluten-free ladyfinger that can be purchased locally at Return to Eden. If you would rather eat cake, then Jen ...

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with a gluten free flag cake

Fourth of July is just around the corner and red, white and blue desserts will be in all the stores.  However, if you are on a gluten free diet, you will most likely need to make your own gluten free Fourth of July dessert. One of the easiest desserts to make is an American Flag Cake.  Using a gluten free ...

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Wendy’s Updates Gluten-free Menu Again (Updated 6/24/2014)

  Back in February I wrote an article on Wendy’s updated gluten-free menu.  I wrote the article mainly because they removed a lot of the salads that had previously been listed as gluten-free.  The menu has been updated again.  Fast food restaurants tend to change offerings based on the season, so I applaud Wendy’s for keeping us informed. The current gluten-free ...

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FREE gluten free lettuce wraps at P.F. Chang’s

(Editor’s Note: This giveaway is over.) P.F. Chang’s is offering a free order of lettuce wraps with the purchase of an entree all because three golf pros each made an incredible shot.   Visit their website and provide your email address prior to July 31st to receive the free coupon via email.  How did this all come about you are asking?  Well, ...

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