Archive for January, 2011

 

Expert Rebukes Warnings Against Gluten-free for Dieters

January 31st, 2011 by Ron Hoggan, Ed. D


[Editor's Note: Warnings against the gluten-free diet are on the rise, which makes no sense given the facts that the rate of successful medical diagnosis of gluten disorders is woefully inadequate, replacing gluten containing foods with gluten-free alternatives has no detrimental affect on nutritional status and the benefits of  removing gluten from the diet of people who suffer from gluten disorders are widely documented. The following is a response by gluten-free author and expert, Ron Hoggan, Ed. D, to a recent piece in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Dieters Warned on Going Gluten-free," by China Millman."]

  

Dear China Millman,

Thank you for your interesting article on gluten-free dieting.  I was very pleased to read that you include patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity among those who should follow a gluten free diet.  I assume that you have arrived at your estimate of 20 million who are afflicted with wheat allergy, non-celiac and celiac gluten sensitivity using Dr. Fasano’s  estimate that 6 to 7 percent of Americans have what you refer to as this “milder form of gluten intolerance”.  There are other (more…)


Jennifer Slack

Stand Up for Your “Gluten-free” Self!

January 31st, 2011 by Jennifer Slack

Interesting experience over this past weekend.  I went to a restaurant that offers gluten free pizza and buns and inquired with the bartender if they had gluten free beer. 

He proceeded to inform me that there is no such thing as gf beer because gf beer isn’t REAL beer and was a bit jerky about the whole thing.  He informed me that he brews his own beer, so he knows what real beer is. 

I was quite offended at this response, as I was ordering gluten free beer out of necessity, not out of (more…)

Gluten-free GU Products: Energy For Athletes

January 31st, 2011 by Kimberly Bouldin

The name certainly doesn’t sound appetizing, but GU is an essential part of many endurance athlete’s fueling.  When running longer distances, biking or participating ih triathlons athletes must consume some type of fuel to keep their bodies going.  Gu provides one such product for that purpose.  

GU Energy Gels are gluten-free and dairy-free, perfect for the Celiac athlete.  There are 10 different flavors of GU energy gels: (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten-free Recipe: Chocolate Molten Cake

January 31st, 2011 by Amy Fothergill

Can you tell which is gluten-free??

Once you have been cooking and baking gluten free for a while, making substitutions should become easy. This recipe from Whole Foods originally called for regular flour. By simply using a combination of brown rice flour and tapioca flour, a delicious and satisfying gluten free dessert was born. (more…)

From the FDA website:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm240988.htm

Ian’s Voluntarily Recalls Two Products Due To Risk Of Contamination By Listeria Bacteria

Media Contact:

Laura Kuykendall

1-800-543-6637

media@iansnaturalfoods.com (more…)

Christie Bessinger

It’s That Time of Year Again! Losing Weight Gluten-free!!

January 25th, 2011 by Christie Bessinger

Happy New Year Celiac Scoop friends! I hope everyone had wonderful Gluten-Free Holidays! My holidays were filled with family….friends….and delightful Gluten-Free Goodies.

Unfortunately…that means my jeans are now a little too tight, and I’m afraid to step on the scale at the gym. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat right now… But, let’s not get down about it. We all have to “splurge” once in a while… and let’s face it, one of the fun things about the holidays is doing just that. In December, we shop too much, we spend too much money, and we eat waaay too much.

But here it is! A New Year! New possibilities are ahead of us, and its the perfect time to develop healthy new habits. It shouldn’t be about going “on a diet” just to lose the holiday weight…it should be about making permanent lifestyle changes… It’s about living our healthiest! And living Gluten-Free and being healthy should go hand in hand. :)

So, cheers to 2011, and making it the healthiest yet! Who’s with me?!?!Here are some tips on weight loss that have helped me every time I’ve gained a few and want to get back on track asap:

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The world of gluten-free is just bursting with news this month.  It almost seems like there is more going on this month than the last quarter of 2010.  Great new for the gluten-free community, but it definitely makes it harder to keep up with the onslaught of new information.

Photo: Kikkomanusa.com

Listed below is the gluten-free news this Examiner has heard about this past week.

  • Breads from Anna is getting ready to launch two new gluten-free mixes: Black Bean Brownie and Pizza Crust.  More details can be found here.  

 

  • Kikkoman’s new gluten-free soy sauce is a Tamari-style soy sauce brewed with rice instead of wheat. Take note, though, that the sodium content (960 mg per one-tablespoon serving) is high compared with reduced-sodium, gluten-free soy sauces produced bySan-JLa Choy and Kari-Out.  Thanks for Gluten Free Philly for the information.

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John Libonati

Gluten-Free in Fresno! Meeting January 26th

January 25th, 2011 by John Libonati

For anyone who lives in or near the Central Valley… we will be having our first Gluten Free in Fresno support group meeting THIS WEEK!

Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, January 26th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market Fresno, Salud Room 
Who: ANYONE who is living or is interested in living a Gluten-Free diet (more…)

Gluten-Free Black Bean Nachos. 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

This gluten-free black bean and blue corn chip nacho recipe is loaded with color and antioxidant power.

Serve this cheesy, flavor-packed dish as a hearty gluten-free appetizer, snack or even as an entree- kids love them.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes (more…)

Source: Buzzle.com

It’s a fact. Everyone produces gas. Ordinarily, most people produce about 1 to 3 pints of gas in a day. Gas is normally painless, creating a feeling of fullness until it is passed.

But sometimes pain is experienced, and when it does it can be either dull or sharp, leaving us feeling bloated or tender in places. It can be localized in one spot, or felt throughout the abdomen.

About 50% of people with celiac disease complain of chronic discomfort from gas at the time of diagnosis.

What is Gas?

The accumulation of gas in the digestive tract is called flatus, and having (more…)