Author Archives: John Libonati

Enjoying Lattes at Home. Gluten-Free of Course.

So foamy…

I LOVE when I find something new that I can add to my diet. Especially when it is RIDICULOUSLY GOOD.

One of the newest additions is the latte.

My wife, Sally, ordered us a Gourmia milk frother a couple months ago. Her work had gotten one a few weeks before and she RAVED about how great it made their lattes.

The Gourmia Frother is a pitcher looking device that plugs into the wall. It has a spinner at the bottom that furiously whips the milk into a thick, dreamy foam. You can set it to hot or cold foam.

I have to admit I was skeptical at first, but Read More »

Gluten Free Works Health Guide: Discovering and Treating the Underlying Causes of Health Problems.

Have you ever wondered whether your various aches, pains and health issues are related to gluten or past damage from gluten? Headaches, muscle pains, weakness, weight gain, cavities, eye problems, neurological disorders…

Nowadays, it is common to read that gluten can cause hundreds of symptoms.

This wasn’t always the case. At one point, just a handful of symptoms were thought to stem from gluten.

Gluten Free Works changed this. We were the first organization to collect over 300 signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications from all over the world and publish them in the groundbreaking medical reference, Recognizing Celiac Disease, in 2007.

Chronic inflammation and nutrient deficiencies are the big contributors to health problems related to gluten. But, the complications gluten causes can persist, even once we start a gluten-free diet, unless they are individually treated.

And it seems a true gluten-free diet, where gluten is totally removed from the diet, is not the norm among people who think they are Read More »

King Arthur Flour Recalls Organic Coconut Flour Due to Salmonella Risk

King Arthur Flour is voluntarily recalling 6,300 cases of its Organic Coconut Flour due to the risk of salmonella. You can find the recall notice on the King Arthur Flour website here.

King Arthur Flour Company, Inc. voluntarily recalls Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) because of possible health risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 23, 2018-Norwich, VT — King Arthur Flour Company is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity (6,300 cases) of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.), after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 pouch of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.).

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into Read More »

Gluten Free Snack Attack! Dried Apricots at Sams Club

Hey there! Welcome to our Gluten Free Snack Attack! Today we are looking at Dried Mediterranean Apricots from Sams Club.

These apricots are amazing! Sweet and moist and chewy, but not tough. They are high in potassium, fiber and vitamin A.

This is a great snack and just $6 for 26 oz. or 18 servings.

5 Awesome Gluten-Free Pancake Recipes to Get You Through the Weekend

The weekend is almost here! Saturday and Sunday are the perfect days to try new recipes – especially yummy PANCAKE recipes! :)

Try these fantastic pancake recipes this weekend! Click the images to go to the recipes. Enjoy!

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For you java lovers – gluten-free cappuccino pancakes are almost caramel-like in flavor and color, a delicious alternative to plain Jane pancakes.

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The Top 5 Myths of the Gluten Free Diet Debunked

This article debunks the five major myths that seem to persist when it comes to the gluten-free diet.

  1. Gluten-Free Is a Weight Loss Diet

False. Removing gluten from your diet is not a weight loss diet.

Do some people lose weight? Yes. Why?

Many people have reported losing weight when they adopted a gluten-free diet. Losing ten to twenty pounds makes a big difference in how a person looks. People see this and ask, “What did you do?” The person replies, “I went gluten-free.” Other people hear, and since EVERYONE is “trying” to lose weight, the gluten-free diet becomes a weight loss diet…especially once reporters start spreading the word.

The gluten-free diet is not a weight loss diet, but weight loss can be a side effect. It was for me.

How does this weight loss work? Read More »

Two New FREE Holiday Cookbooks from Beyond Celiac

Beyond Celiac is the new name of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Last year, we told you about Beyond Celiac’s three FREE cookbooks to help you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!

Now, Beyond Celiac has two more free cookbooks to help you have a wonderful Holiday season. Whether it’s your first gluten-free holiday season, or if you’ve been doing this for years, you’ll find helpful information here.

The key to staying gluten-free during the holidays is to be prepared. Get gluten-free recipes for all of your holiday needs!

Just click the images to open each cookbook pdf. Then, save them to your computer, table or smartphone!

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FDA Publishes Guidelines for Gluten Free Medication Labeling

Big news today! The Food and Drug Administration of the United States just published it’s draft guidance on Gluten in Drug Products and Associated Labeling Recommendations.

The FDA recommends that the words “Contains no ingredient made from a gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, rye)” be included when appropriate.

This labeling includes the following types of drugs:

  1. Orally ingested drugs that are absorbed in the intestine.
  2. Topically applied drugs that are placed near the mouth and may be ingested.
  3. Medications that are placed into the mouth.

This labeling does not apply to the following:

  1. Skin products not applied near the mouth.
  2. Costmetics.
  3. Supplements such as vitamins and minerals.

The Link Between Epilepsy, Gluten and Celiac Disease

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Many of us know someone with epilepsy. One of my cousins has epilepsy. My friend’s daughter also suffers from the disease.

3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy and about 65 million worldwide. Epilepsy is a serious disorder that affects the brain. People with epilepsy suffer from seizures. The seizures can range from small and barely noticeable to so severe that that the person loses consciousness and the body spasms.

While the exact mechanism is as yet unclear, there is definitely a link between gluten and epilepsy in a certain percentage of people. This video explains the link, the effects and how the seizures respond to the the gluten-free diet.

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