Archive for August, 2010

 


 

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Contact: Sally Webster s.webster@qmul.ac.uk 44-207-882-5404 Queen Mary, University of London

Scientists who last year identified a new genetic risk factor for coeliac disease, have, following continued research, discovered an additional seven gene regions implicated in causing the condition. The team, lead by David van Heel, Professor of Gastrointestinal Genetics at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, have further demonstrated that of the nine coeliac gene regions now know, four of these are also predisposing factors for type 1 diabetes. Their research sheds light not only on the nature of coeliac disease, but on the common origins of both diseases. It is published online today (2 March 2008) in Nature Genetics. (more…)


John Libonati

The Avalanche of New Mercury-Autism Studies

August 7th, 2010 by John Libonati

by Mark Geier, MD, PhD & David Geier

July 24, 2010

Dear Everyone: We wanted to share with you the avalanche of new mercury-autism studies published yesterday in the peer-reviewed literature. Yesterday, there were six studies published in one day that implicate a causal role for mercury exposure in autistic disorders.

(1) Sorting Out the Spinning of Autism - Heavy Metals - Mercury - & Incidence

"We analyzed the data reported in some articles that have been, or might be, taken to support the view of no-real-increase or no-environmental-connection. Overall, we have offered a critical view of some of the literature from the perspective of research scientists who have become interested in the topic within the past five years and sought to gauge the actual state of scientific knowledge regarding autism etiology...  To summarize, of the 58 empirical reports on autism and heavy metal toxins, 43 suggest some link may be present, while 13 reports found no link. Even with the tendency for null results not to be reported, it cannot be said there is no evidence for a link between heavy metal toxins and autism: although the question may still be open-in sum, the evidence favors a link." (more…)

Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

Gluten-Free Nutty Buckwheat Pancakes

August 6th, 2010 by Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

They have a pleasing aroma, brown color, and a hearty bite. Buckwheat is famously healthy, strengthening blood vessels and supplying essential vitamins and minerals. Note: buckwheat is not a grain or a member of the wheat family. Rather, it is the seed of a vegetable and belonging to the rhubarb family. Early settlers named these nourishing, native seeds 'buckwheat' because they could be used like wheat when ground into flour. (more…)

Jessica Neeren

Gluten-Free iPhone and iPod Apps

August 3rd, 2010 by Jessica Neeren

The Summer 2010 issue of Delight Gluten-Free magazine featured an amazing article entitled Digital Delights. I am a huge lover of Apple computers and iPods, but still pro-Blackberry. It’s apps like these that make me think about switching. The following information was taken directly from the article.

Best For Newcomers: Gluten-Free Groceries by Triumph Dining, Cost: $17.99

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Editor’s note: The study below, investigating whether the degree of villous atrophy (intestinal damage) correlates with the symptoms that are presented, found they do not. Therefore, more research is needed to find out why symptoms do not correlate with the degree of intestinal damage.

The pathologic range of villous atrophy seen on small intestinal biopsies ranges from severe (total villous atrophy and subtotal villous atrophy) to milder, partial villous atrophy. (more…)

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Snyder's Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks

It's always nice when you can find gluten free products in a "normal" grocery store; it's downright exciting when a favorite regular-food brand puts out a gluten free food.  Such is the case with Snyder's of Hanover's new Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks.  After a couple of hiccups in getting the GF ball rolling, Snyder's new pretzel sticks have been certified by the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization) and each bag clearly shows the GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) seal of approval.  According to GFCO, their goals is to provide "a uniform system, using strict standards to certify a product gluten-free and enables people to easily identify GF foods with confidence." (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Gluten-free Grain for Baking: Sorghum Flour

August 2nd, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

For those that are new to the gluten-free diet, the wide array of new flours can be overwhelming.  Sorghum flour is a flour that is frequently used in gluten-free baking.  

Sorghum is one of the oldest known grains.   It is America's third-leading cereal crop and a major food source in Africa and India.  The grain is native to tropical Africa and has been available in the United States since World War I.   (more…)

Another very creative recipe from Shirley over at Gluten Free Easily just in time for the warm summer weather and one that will satisfy your sweet tooth.  What this Examiner likes most about this recipe is that it can be modified to be dairy free.  This Examiner is trying desperately to stay away from dairy-based ice cream this summer and now there is the perfect excuse to start experimenting in the kitchen.

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Creme Brulee Ice Cream

 

Ingredients:

  • just under 2 ¼ cups full-fat coconut milk, chilled (more…)