Archive for November, 2010

 

Jen Cafferty

Top 10 Ways to Eat Gluten-free Safely for the Holidays

November 17th, 2010 by Jen Cafferty


1)  Never assume.  Just because your host knows you're on a special diet doesn't mean they understand the nuances of your lifestyle.  Ask to see packages of foods before you eat them.

2)  Bring a protein-based dish to your next gathering.  That way, you know there will be something safe to eat, and you won't be hungry.  Click here for a Holiday (more…)


Between 10 and 15% of adults within the United States will be diagnosed with a kidney stone.

Recurrence rates are estimated at about 10% per year, totaling 50% over a 5–10 year period and 75% over 20 years. Men are affected approximately 4 times more often than women. Recent evidence has shown an increase in pediatric  cases. The total cost for treating this condition was $2 billion in 2003.1

Kidney stones are an atypical symptom and associated disorder of celiac disease, however not all people with celiac disease will develop kidney stones. This article describes the pathway for the development of kidney stones that are seen in persons with celiac disease as well as the treatment and prevention. (more…)

Like many of you, this Examiner grew up having Honeybaked ham for the holidays.  It is such an easy meal and one that is a real crowd pleaser, so it was disturbing to learn that even thought the ham and the turkey are gluten free the glaze used on each contained gluten making it unsafe for those on the gluten-free diet.

Back in 2008, Honeybaked reformulated their glaze and removed gluten and soy making the hams/turkeys safe for those on a gluten-free diet, but (more…)

Jennifer Slack

Don’t Let Fear And Anxiety About Gluten Steal Your Joy!

November 17th, 2010 by Jennifer Slack

Once you’ve been diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it is easy to become wrapped up in fear and anxiety about food.  This is absolutely normal as now there is an apparent “evil” out there just waiting to get ya. 

However, reality is it’s been getting you on a regular basis prior to being diagnosed or figuring it out on your own.  While the symptoms definitely suck, and for some people, can be debilitating at times, you (more…)

Well I'm back from wedded bliss. I've gone to the grocery after having not done so for 2 mos. I've cooked two meals this week. Not even sure when that last happened.  I'm back to eating gluten free all over Austin. As my first post back, I want to talk about an invaluable gluten free resource: Twitter.

I avoided Twitter for years because I just didn’t get the purpose. In addition, I didn’t want one more internet site to keep up with. Facebook & email were quite enough for me. However, an Austin gluten free friend changed my mind. At lunch one day, she told me the gluten free (or vegan, dairy free, etc) community is extremely strong and vocal on Twitter. I joined and quickly discovered (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancake Recipe Your Family Will Love!

November 12th, 2010 by Amy Fothergill

It's fun to make pancakes into the shape of pumpkins! Photo: A. Fothergill

If you live in the Bay area, you know pumpkins are in great abundance in the fall. Even if you don't roast them yourself, pumpkin-themed recipes are as ubitquous to the bay area as clam chowder is to New England. To figuratively put the frosting on the cake, if you are eating gluten-free, don't worry, this recipe is easy and delicious. Get out the cinnamon and the cloves...it's time to make pancakes!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Mix dry ingredients first. Use any spices you like. Photo: A. Fothergill

1 ¾ cups milk (you can substitute soy or rice)

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 egg

3 tablespoons natural cane sugar or sucanat (more…)

Marissa Carter

Do Celiacs Need Gluten Free Skin Care?

November 12th, 2010 by Marissa Carter

There are a lot of skin care products in the world to choose from.  The ways each person selects which products to buy are as individual as the people buying them.  Some people look for a certain scent, while others look for the way they want to feel.

People who have severe allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients are often prone to buy products without those ingredients.  This raises the question; Do Celiacs need gluten free skin care products?

According to Dr. Michael Picco, in an article on MayoClinic.com, (more…)

Arrowhead Mills Helps Simplify Your Gluten-free Holidays

November 12th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

The holidays are the busiest time of year regardless of which holiday you celebrate. The hustle & bustle in the stores is enough to drive even the sanest person running to the closest mental institution.  There just never seems to be enough time to get everything done.  

Now, thanks to Arrowhead Mills, things may get just a little easier.  Enter All Natural Pour n' Bake Pumpkin Pie Filling. (more…)

Jennifer Slack

The First Step in Accepting a Gluten-free Diet

November 11th, 2010 by Jennifer Slack

Finding out that you have to eat differently than you have your entire life can come as a complete shock. Receiving a diagnosis of Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or sensitivity and being told that you can no longer eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, may seem overwhelming, confusing, frustrating, and impossible at first. This can especially be true if you are not accustomed to reading labels, if you (more…)

Leslye Walton

Are Your Vitamins Making You Sick?

November 10th, 2010 by Leslye Walton

 

Photo courtesy of Joe Brentin

Sometimes gluten can appear in strange places; places you'd never expect. When you're diagnosed with Celiac Disease, or gluten-intolerance, it's up to you to make sure your toothpaste, the ketchup bottle in your fridge, and even your vitamins don't contain anything that can make you sick.

Some of these products may surprise you. For example, most people wouldn't suspect their vitamins contained gluten when in fact gluten is a common ingredient in (more…)