Actress Fran Drescher has become the most recent celebrity to start a gluten-free diet - and she's feeling great.
After multiple visits to multiple doctors, Drescher was fed up with the prescription fixes she was being given and (more…)
September 18th, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren
September 16th, 2012 by Jen Cafferty
Here is a really great smoothie that my kids and their friends made with our leftover fruit from a fruit salad. They loved it and so did I! (more…)
September 14th, 2012 by Natalie Pronio
Since our last post about gluten-free Olympic athletes, other athletes and celebrities in the spotlight have come forward with their own decisions to go gluten free, whether it be a gluten sensitivity or a health and wellness decision. With this new surge in the spotlight, it's fitting that two names highly regarded in tennis have openly spoken about going gluten free. (more…)
August 3rd, 2012 by Natalie Pronio
Celebrities and athletes living gluten-free are casting a much-needed light on the lifestyle changes that accompany a gluten-free diet. With their openness about their symptoms, dietary changes and more, athletes and celebrities in the spotlight are proving that celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are more prevalent than is currently known, that these conditions affects all kinds of people, and that abiding by a gluten-free diet does not stop them from living the life they love.
Dana Vollmer, U.S. swimmer and 2012 Olympian recently brought home a gold medal and set a world record in (more…)
July 31st, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS
The original Morning Glory muffin recipe is said to have originated on Nantucket Island, the creation of Chef Pam McKinstry. I can't think of a better gluten-free breakfast and snack muffin than Morning Glory muffins with well over a quart of healthy fruits, carrots and nuts added. And these fragrant cinnamon spiced muffins are gluten and dairy free.
This recipe is a gluten-free adaptation of "The Original Morning Glory Muffins" which appears in The Earthbound Farm Organics Cookbook - Food to Live By by Myra Goodman with Linda Holland and Pamela McKinstry.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
July 11th, 2012 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD
On the surface, “restricting” and “self-care” sound like polar opposites and I know this is such a core issue that so many of us experience in the gluten-free community. Generally we think of restrictions as a way of saying “no”, of controlling and denying. I’m sure everyone knows or has seen someone take even concepts about healthy eating and eating the “right foods”, and push them too far. Yet for people with food allergies, Celiac, gluten sensitivity, etc., food restrictions can really be a way of simply living more fully, or taking better care of health. Chances are if you’re on this blog, you know where I’m coming from.
I hate the idea of “dieting”—the regimented set of rules that are about contorting and what you do until you lose enough weight so that you can (more…)
June 6th, 2012 by Kristen Beals
Harvester Brewing’s Gluten-Free Red Ale joins Pale and Dark Ales in Year Round All GF Line-Up
Responding to popular demand, Harvester Brewing is bringing their Red Ale into year-round production. The Red Ale was originally released as one of the Experiment Ale series of seasonal/rotating beers. The Red Ale will have its own label, joining the Pale Ale and Dark Ale in the year-round line-up. (more…)
June 1st, 2012 by Kristen Beals
Chefs and Restaurateurs Flunk Gluten-Free Quiz at NRA Show
Ambler, Pa. (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
Chefs and restaurateurs lack a fundamental understanding of gluten-free protocols, and it’s a threat to those with gluten-related disorders, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), the non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of those of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
“When most people dine out, they expect a meal that’s safe to eat. Individuals with gluten-related disorders don’t have that luxury,” said Alice Bast, founder and president of NFCA.
Earlier this month, NFCA quizzed chefs and restaurateurs on the floor of the National Restaurant Association Show, an international gathering of professionals in the foodservice industry, and the results were alarming. Many of the chefs and restaurateurs said they have gluten-free options at their restaurants, yet less than four percent of them responded correctly to four questions regarding gluten (see “Survey Questions” below). (more…)