Monthly Archives: February 2011

Overcoming Gluten Free Social Isolation: Part I Communication

- The phone rings…it’s my friend calling to see if I would like to come over to dinner.  Little does she know that I have just been diagnosed with Celiac disease and I’m now nervous about eating at other people’s homes…  I’m still learning what to eat and how to read labels.  I feel my heart beat increase, and my ...

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The Celiac Disease Resource – Upstate New York

The Celiac Disease Resource, Inc., (TCDRI) is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 and incorporated in 1999. Our organization is dedicated to providing educational information to the general public by regular meetings, special events, printed literature, telephone and e-mail support. Contact Information: www.CeliacResource.org UpstateCeliacs@yahoo.com P.O. Box 621, Glenmont, NY 12077 – 518-461-7065

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Gluten Free Living Expo October 7-9, 2011

  PRESS RELEASE: Gluten Free Living Now, LLC. Gluten Free Living Expo October 7-9, 2011 10 am to 5 pm daily Location: The Fountains 502 Carmel Drive Carmel, Indiana Featuring: Alessio Fasano, M.D., Center for Celiac Research World’s most well known expert on Celiac Disease Additional experts will be speaking about the Gluten Free Lifestyle throughout this event.

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Why “Real Food” Is Important to the Gluten-free Community

“Real Food” can be defined as natural, unprocessed, traditional and nourishing foods that human have always eaten. This includes things like whole fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, fish and seafood, and animal protein. These lie in stark contrast to our modern foods which have been grown with the use of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, have very often been genetically ...

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Special Diets Support Group – St. Mary’s County, Maryland

We are a group from St. Mary’s County, Maryland. We meet at St Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD.  Our leader is Teresa A. Andrasik, RNC and we meet on the first Thursday of each month from 7-9pm in the St. Mary’s Hospital.  We are a group of people who have Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivities, and food allergies.  Contact information:  Teresa ...

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Researchers Seeking Adults with Celiac Disease

Adults that have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease are being sought to participate in a study to identify factors associated with the development of Celiac Disease.  The goal of the study is to find the genes that may predispose individuals to develop this autoimmune disease.  Adults eligible to participate in this study must have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease through ...

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Gluten Free Certification – What Does It Mean to You?

Currently we have a proposed government definition of the term “gluten-free” for food labeling purposes but no final rule. Under the proposed rule, a labeled gluten-free food has to contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. When the final rule is released this number could stay the same, go up, or go down—a little or a lot. The ...

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Agave Nectar Pros and Cons

  We have been asked about the safety of using agave syrup as low glycemic substitute for cane sugar.  Here is some useful information. Of the several hundreds species of agave, commercial agave syrup is produced from Agave Americana, a desert succulent plant. The syrup, or nectar, is obtained from the sap.  The sweet sticky sap is extracted from the ...

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The Best 5 Kitchen Utensils for Parents

Ok, I will admit. I’m a gadget girl. My kitchen is fairly well stocked but I don’t have everything. A few years ago, a good friend said I had to have a crock pot. I remember fighting it…until I used it. Bought one a week later. I’m doing my best to not feel the need for a dehydrator or the ...

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