Archive for September, 2010

 


This October, Giant and Stop and Shop are offering another great promotion for Celiac Awareness Month.  Spend $7 on participating gluten-free products in one transaction and receive a proof of purchase coupon for a free one year subscription to Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine.  The promotion runs from October 2 to October 28, but will end sooner if all 10,000 free subscriptions are claimed.  Limit one per household.   (more…)


Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

Copper Malabsorption in Untreated Celiac Disease Common

September 29th, 2010 by Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

 

Editor’s note:  

In this study, researchers investigating the absorption of copper in untreated patients who had damage to their duodenum found anemia in 3 out of 10 of these patients that was due to copper deficiency.  They gave all the study subjects a solution of copper to drink that was equal to a daily dose then tested their blood level.  (more…)

This just in from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness...

Whether you're a dietitian ready for new information or a celiac in need of quality gluten-free tips, this Webinar will put you in the know!

"Veggies & Beyond: Why Celiacs Need a Nutritionally Dense Diet"

Thursday, October 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific Time

Join NFCA as GREAT Dietitian Melissa Marek, RD, from Axxya Systems (more…)

Christie Bessinger

Gluten-Free Fall Garden Pasta Recipe

September 28th, 2010 by Christie Bessinger

INGREDIENTS:

  • one red bell pepper
  • one green bell pepper
  • one small red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
  • one ear of white or yellow corn, boiled until tender
  • 8 oz of your favorite brown rice pasta (I suggest Trader Joe's Brand)
  • 12 oz of your favorite marinara sauce (I love Prego!) (more…)

Isaiah Mustafa, the actor build best known for his impressive build, good humor and over-the-top bravado in the Emmy-nominated Old Spice commercials, recently revealed the diet he follows to achieve his chiseled physique on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

According to Mustafa, celebrity trainer Tony Horton has him on a diet that contains no alcohol, caffeine, processed sugar, animal products or gluten. Horton is the producer of the wildly popular workout videos, P90X.

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The ELL Foundation is offering a course for registered dietians on managing patients with food allergies and intolerance at the upcoming American Dietetic Association's Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo in November.  ELL's Food Allergy and Intolerance management Training Program designed this course because they recognizes the growing need for assistance in assessing nutritional intake, potential deficiencies and substitute dietary plans among individuals having dietary restrictions.  Celiac Disease/gluten intolerance is one of the main topics covered in the course. (more…)

[Editor's Note: June 4, 2012 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy is currently out of stock. The book is being made into an e-book and will be coming out soon!]

Can news of a cookbook make someone smile? It can if the recipes it provides helps change a life…

“I am sitting here listening to my daughter in her speech class just thinking how this gluten free diet is making such changes. Brings tears to my eyes. I will purchase that new cookbook with a smile.” -Courtney

As more and more people come to realize the benefits of a gluten-free, dairy-free diet for autism and general health, the brand new cookbook, “Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy,” is set to produce smiles like Courtney’s across the country and around the world.

Published by Gluten Free Works, this handy book is making it easy to understand and prepare wonderful gluten-free and dairy-free meals that meet individual nutritional needs. (more…)

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tropical Foods, a food manufacturer that specializes in raw and roasted nuts, dried fruit and snack mixes, has launched a new addition to their My Salad Bar line with gluten free, all natural croutons.

“Gluten causes some people serious health problems. Our new gluten free croutons will help these people enjoy the flavor without the gluten health hazards”

Tropical’s new Gluten Free, All Natural Croutons are bursting with the flavors of Honey Mustard or Italian. The croutons are low calorie, fat free, cholesterol free and have very low sodium. (more…)

So excited to report that the upcoming Gluten Free Vendor Fair and Fundraiser in Norcross on September 25th is officially sold out at 70 vendors.  This is the fourth gluten-free vendor fair sponsored by the Atlanta Metro Celiacs and coordinated by this Examiner. 

Even though there is no more room for vendors to demo their products, the Atlanta Metro Celiacs are happy to accept donations for their raffle.  Raffle tickets are sold for $1 each and are a widely popular purchase at the fair.

Some of this year's raffle donations include cook books from: The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef (new one and it is signed), Elana Amsterdam (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook), Dr. Stephen Wangen (Healthier without the Wheat), Jacqueline Mallorca (Gluten-Free Italian), Kelli Bronski and Peter Bronski (Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking), Annalise G. Roberts and Claudia Pillow, PhD (The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook) and Elisabeth Hasselbeck (signed). (more…)

[Editor's Note: Reprinted from 7 09 08 - and still very important.]

antibody and antigen gluten sensitivity

Author: Fvasconcellos Source: Wikimedia Commons

The news release below is timely because anti-gliadin antibody blood tests are losing ground while the reality of gluten sensitivity looms far larger than is now appreciated by many doctors!  These blood tests are absolutely necessary to investigate health problems caused by gluten itself, yet they are being dismissed by doctors who look only to diagnosing celiac disease.

Positive anti-gliadin antibody tests show undigested gluten peptides in the bloodstream.  This abnormal finding tells the story that gluten has passed through the tight barrier defenses of the small intestinal lining into the body where it can wreak havoc, with or without celiac disease.  Gluten is a food protein in wheat, barley, rye and oats. (more…)