Lifestyle

Are the Trendies Giving Gluten-Free a Bad Name?

We all know how “gluten-free” is a buzz word now. It seems it is easier than ever to find “gluten-free” labeled packaging at the local grocery store chain. Restaurants are labeling more food “gf” to try and attract more customers. But is this helping us? Or is it making more people just roll their eyes? I get so excited when ...

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Arsenic in Rice and Gluten Free Diets

Do gluten-free diets put people at a higher risk for excessive and dangerous exposure to inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen? It depends on the food choices you make and how much, and what variety of rice you eat. In their ongoing analysis of arsenic in our food supply, Consumer Reports researchers analyzed 223 samples of rice and rice based products typically found ...

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Avoid gluten free dietary blunders

For people with diagnosed celiac disease or autoimmune related gluten intolerance, eating a gluten free diet is not optional. It’s the only medical treatment currently available and requires 100 percent lifelong adherence. In addition, other conditions frequently occur alongside celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Maintaining health requires attention to lifestyle behaviors and adequate nutrition that will improve quality of life ...

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Become a Gluten-free Activist

On a recent visit to a museum, my husband and I stopped at its cafeteria for a snack. The choices were cookies and cupcakes, pretzels and potato chips, and assorted drinks.  Clearly, the cafeteria didn’t cater to those of us who are gluten-sensitive, lactose-intolerant, and/or weight watchers. Much against my will, I bought the only snack I could tolerate although ...

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California Pizza Kitchen Pulls Gluten-free Pizza Crusts

Earlier this summer California Pizza Kitchen debuted gluten-free pizza on their menu. I was giddy. I loved CPK pre-gluten-free and couldn’t wait to go back and try their new pizza. Well,we did,and it was great,but our spirits were quickly dampened by the news that there could be major cross contamination issues going on in the kitchen. I decided to go back and investigate ...

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Celiac Disease Q & A: Common Nutrition and Celiac Disease Questions

The following questions and answers were developed by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School: Q. What is it like for a person you see who is newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease? A. The gluten-free diet requires more preparation, taking food with you when you travel, making sure that you are safe in dining-out situations or when ...

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Chef Damian Cardone Brags About Feeding Gluten-free Patrons High Gluten Pasta

  [Editor’s Note: This story is from 2011. It still illustrates why we must be vigilant about where we go to eat.] Gluten-free Nation, you should be rightly shocked, dismayed and FURIOUS!  A chef in Glenwood Springs, Colorado is poisoning you…and bragging about it. Chef Damian Cardone is wantonly feeding gluten pasta to patrons who request gluten-free food according to a post ...

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Chevys Fresh Mex Launches Gluten-free Menu

The chain is the third to introduce gluten-free items this month   Chevys Fresh Mex this week became the latest restaurant chain to launch a gluten-free menu in its company-owned locations. Chevys’ launch follows the debut earlier this month of Domino’s Pizza’s new gluten-free crust and Chuck E. Cheese’s test of new gluten-free products, including a pizza and a cupcake. ...

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Chick-fil-A Adds Gluten-free Grilled Nuggets to Kid’s Menu

Chick-fil-A is expanding its gluten-free options by adding grilled chicken nuggets and Buddy Fruits to their Kid’s menu. According to Chick-fil-A’s full-time dietitian Jodie Worrell, these new menu additions come as part of Chick-fil-A’s broader initiative to offer healthier menu options to customers. Initiative highlights include the addition of the Fruit Cup in 2004 and moving to a complete menu (including all condiments) ...

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