Gluten free

Celebrities Who Eat Gluten-free…the Numbers are Growing!

In light of the recent article by Huffington Post entitled “Famous and Gluten Free?” it seems like the perfect time to update my article on celebrities who have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease to include those who are also gluten sensitive, wheat intolerant, or those who choose to eat gluten-free foods. The term gluten free is being used in the media ...

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GlutenTox Home Test Kit

There are many reasons people who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle chose to avoid gluten in their diets. Those with gluten allergies and intolerances, however, don’t have a choice. For them, consuming undetected gluten poses a real health risk. The trouble is that traces of gluten can be found in foods that don’t naturally contain it, due to cross-contamination, ...

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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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How to Lose Weight on a Gluten-Free Diet in 2012

Well, it’s that time of year yet again…we’ve all made our new year’s resolutions…and more than likely, we’d all like to shed a few pounds :0) In my 2011 weight loss post, I talked about 5 important factors for weight loss success: 1) Eating more lean, healthy protein 2) Chowing down on veggies 3) Cutting back on sugar 4) Avoiding processed ...

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Gluten-Free Lobster Bisque Recipe

A bisque is a rich, creamy soup made with one or more types of seafood, cream or milk and bisque is often thickened with flour. Our version of easy gluten-free lobster bisque is thickened with sweet rice flour which gives this lovely savory soup silky rich body. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons ...

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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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True Story: Doctor Says “Don’t Eat Wheat Ever Again”

This is a quote that a lot of people are hearing these days. What happens after your doctor says these words? Here is a synopsis of my journey; if any of this sounds familiar, give it some serious thought…there may be a very simple answer. I first heard these words while I was barely concious, in a bed at Methodist ...

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Gluten-free Foods Used as a Category on Jeopardy

A couple of my Twitter friends let me know that on Friday the 13th Jeopardy used Gluten-Free Foods as a category. Has gluten free made the big time finally by landing on America’s Favorite Quiz Show?  Based on the comments regarding the category I think not. After doing a little research I learned that it was the last category chosen ...

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The Fabulous Gluten-Free Bean Bake

Bean bakes are the best thing to come my way, foodwise, since I learned that I was not only lactose intolerant and needed to diet but also gluten-sensitive. Seriously. I’ve now made three versions: Lemon Bean “Cheesecake” with Fruit Sauce Cauliflower Bean Bake with Cheese, Dill, and Olive Banana-Coconut Bean Bake   The taste of each isn’t like anything I’ve ...

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Testing for Nutrient Deficiencies: My Results

There are a number of nutrient deficiencies associated with Celiac and other autoimmune disorders. These occur not only BEFORE diagnosis, due to flattened villi and malabsorption, but AFTER diagnosis as well.  It’s up to us to choose healthy, naturally gluten-free foods (like fruits, veggies, lean protein and brown rice) in order to feel the best we can. Even then, we ...

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