Archive for the ‘Children’ Category

 


Gluten Free Works Author Jennifer Leeson

This video from the Food Allergy Initiative is a great representation, straight from the parents mouths, of how food allergies have impacted the lives of their children and themselves. It reinforces how important it is for people to really understand how food allergies affect children and their parents.
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Jennifer Harris

Calling All Volunteers…Gluten-free Camps Need You

March 7th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris

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Gluten Free CampsThis is the time of year when parents are planning their summer activities and for those kids on the gluten-free diet those plans include attending a gluten-free camp.  There are a number of gluten-free camps out there who are in need of volunteers to perform a variety of tasks.  

They camps lists below are looking for volunteers to work six hour shifts in the kitchen.  If you are interested in helping make this a (more…)

Christie Bessinger

Giving Thanks for Health…My Story :)

December 8th, 2010 by Christie Bessinger

 
 

Here's me at 1 year gluten-free

 This Holiday Season I am especially thankful for the health I now enjoy… it’s been a long journey these past 10 years or so…but I am so thankful for the knowledge I’ve gained about living a Gluten-Free lifestyle…the benefits that have come from it, and that after 10 years, I can finally say that I feel like “me” again. :) 
 
I’ve never really shared my entire experience, and normally don’t write posts that are too personal… but perhaps this can help someone out there who is wondering if they might have Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease… or someone who has been diagnosed  and wonders if it is really a “big deal” if they HAVE to go gluten-free or not. I can tell you from personal experience that it WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!! It changed mine… and here’s how: 

It all started back in junior high and high school. I just felt “tired” all the time. I can’t even tell you how many times a day someone would come up to me and say, “What’s wrong? You look tired.” I even remember someone saying to me once, “You look dead.” (ouch!) It seemed like maybe I was just depressed or (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

November 29th, 2010 by Amy Fothergill

If you think being on a gluten free diet means never eating some of your favorite foods, think again. There has been an explosion of gluten free products over the past few years so become familiar with the brands that work for you. Bionaturae has many options for pasta like elbows, spaghetti and penne rigate.

Here are important tips to cooking good gluten free pasta:

  • Make sure there is plenty of water when boiling.
  • Add salt to the boiling water.
  • Start testing the pasta 1 minute before the recommended time. If it’s not done, test in 1 minute intervals.
  • Don’t over mix or over cook gluten free pasta; it will fall apart.

The key to a satisfying macaroni and cheese is learning to make a good cheese sauce. By making a few adjustments from a traditional recipe, you’ll soon be in business. (more…)

Marissa Carter

Gluten Free Soapbox: We Are Not Crazy!

November 29th, 2010 by Marissa Carter

This week’s gluten free soapbox comes from the personal archives. I’m absolutely certain that I’m not the only one who has encountered this, but it doesn’t seem to get talked about much…

Often times, it seems that people who are on strict gluten free diets get viewed as high maintenance, or picky. The constant need to check and double check ingredients tends to bother some people. The reports of contamination and reactions go unbelieved, and people give that knowing look when “gluten free” is mentioned.

I even had a doctor say that the worst that could happen with Celiac Disease is diarrhea, so not to (more…)

Gluten Free Diets May Reduce Autistic Behavior

November 9th, 2010 by Deborah A. Klein, MS, RD

                                                  

The CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network released data in 2007 that found about 1 in 150 (8-year-old) children in multiple areas of the United States had an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The number of diagnosed cases of autism is on the rise; the reason(s) for this is unclear.   Autism knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries.  Family income, lifestyle, and educational levels do not appear to affect the chance of occurrence.

Fortunately, dietary changes can make a significant change in people with autism.  Research is profound on the positive impact that a gluten and casein free diet can make on children with autism.  Gluten and/or casein free diets have been implemented to reduce autistic behavior, in addition to special education, since the early eighties {Autism, Vol. 3, No. 1, 45-65 (1999)}.  The scientific studies include (more…)

Marissa Carter

Gluten Free Kids Interview Profiles: Jane Age 7

November 5th, 2010 by Marissa Carter

Name: Jane

Age: almost 7

Q: How long have you been gluten free? 
A: Four years

Q: Why are you on a gluten free diet? 
A: Thanks to my sister (more…)

Marissa Carter

Gluten-Free Kids Interview Profile: Cassie Age 16

August 30th, 2010 by Marissa Carter

 

Name: Cassie*
Age: 16

Q: How long have you been gluten free?
 A: Almost one year, and my stomach-aches are very rare now!

Q: Why are you on a gluten free diet?
 A: I was diagnosed with celiac last October using the blood test – I didn’t (more…)

Jennifer Harris

HAPPYBABY organic finger foods have gone gluten free

July 9th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

 

HAPPYBABY PUFFS

HAPPYBABY has added two gluten-free varieties to its organic HAPPYBABYPUFFS line. 

These Puffs are the first melt-in-your-mouth organic finger food for toddlers that helps them to learn self-feeding and they are the only gluten-free puffs on the market.  The puffs are rich in vitamin D and are the only baby snacks with added vitamin B and calcium.  They contain half the sugar of similar products and are free of artificial colors/flavors and GMOs.  (more…)

Marissa Carter

Immune system support for gluten free kids

October 26th, 2009 by Marissa Carter

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With the onset of flu season, we are all looking for ways to boost the immune systems of our gluten free kids and keep them from getting sick. This is especially important for kids who may already have a compromised immune system due to Celiac Disease.

Unfortunately, finding just the right vitamins and immunity boosters can be difficult when you need to have something that is gluten free. Gluten is a popular additive in a lot of medications and could be hidden under several names. Add to that the problems of multiple allergies and you may feel a bit stuck with no real options.

MARISSA_CARTER_Gummy_BearsNever fear! You can give L’il Critters to your little critters and be worry free! These gummy chews are gluten free and also free of: wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and soy. (more…)