Posts Tagged ‘Gluten free’

 


Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act passed in 2004 and it required the FDA to set gluten-free labeling legislation by 2008, but here we are in October 2012 with no finalized gluten-free labeling legislation. There is now an open petition on the White House website asking the Obama administration to finalize gluten-free labeling now.

Largest Gluten Free Cake

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gluten overweight weight gainLately, it seems like more and more celebrities and professional athletes are openly talking about going gluten free. Whether it's due to a diagnosis of celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, or simply because they want to get healthy, many of them have noted a weight loss as part of the benefits they've been seeing. Then why is it, that so many doctors and specialists will dismiss a diagnosis of celiac disease in a patient simply because the patient is not underweight?

In a recent article by Sonia Kupfer, MD, the belief that people with un-diagnosed celiac disease are all underweight is revealed to  (more…)

Petra Aitken

I Got Glutened and It’s My Own Fault!

October 10th, 2012 by Petra Aitken

no glutenI sit here writing this post from my bed. It’s 9:39pm and I have been in bed since 4:30pm. My tonsils are so big it hurts to swallow and I feel like I have been in a boxing match where I lost, severely.

I used to get sick like this all the time before I was diagnosed with coeliac disease and I am starting this think that my immune system is a wreck again.

Why? Because I have been slack. Many of those out there with coeliac disease will think I am stupid. I am stupid.

You see at my current job we have staff cafe. (more…)

Fall is here! My favorite time of year. At school we have a Starbucks on each campus I see everyone enjoying the pumpkin muffins, pumpkin coffees etc. and it drives me crazy that I can just run in and grab one of those delicious looking muffins with the cream cheese on them… (more…)

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It's almost any kid's favorite time of year...Halloween is just around the corner. For most kids, the costumes and the candy are unlimited; however, for children with gluten-sensitivities or Celiac Disease, Halloween can be dangerous. gluten-free-halloween-candy (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Finds at Expo East

October 2nd, 2012 by Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

New gluten-free products flavor of Kale Chips from Brad's Credit: Brad's Raw Foods

I was not able to go to Expo East this year, so I have been researching blogs and tweets to see what gluten-free products got some buzz. After researching, I didn't find a whole lot of new products that weren't introduced earlier in the year at Expo West (sister show in California), but there were some interesting ones. (more…)

Christie Bessinger

Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Pancakes

October 1st, 2012 by Christie Bessinger

These pancakes are made from all-natural, simple ingredients. Grain-free and high in protein, they make the perfect breakfast for any day of the week!

 

Jennifer Harris

Hide and Seek with Gluten: Where it Hides and how to Avoid it

September 26th, 2012 by Jennifer Harris

Every day those of us who are gluten intolerant or sensitive need to read labels and ask questions when it comes to food. Gluten pops up in unexpected places that sometimes even shock me, so it is never safe to assume a dish/product is safe. I have previously written about unexpected sources of gluten, so this article serves as a follow up.gluten free (more…)

John Libonati

9 Simple Steps for Successful Gluten-Free Shopping

September 24th, 2012 by John Libonati

Shopping for gluten-free foods can be inexpensive and fairly easy. Follow these nine steps for successful gluten-free shopping:

gluten free shopping1. Learn Naturally Gluten-Free Foods. Only foods containing wheat, barley, rye and oats contain gluten. All unprocessed meat, poultry, seafood, fish, eggs, dairy, vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and grains like corn and rice are naturally gluten-free. This list of Safe Foods will help you.

2. Learn Gluten Code Words. Flour, rye and oat bran are obvious, but learn other names, like seitan, vegetable protein and malt, as well as common hiding spots, like sauces and coatings. Follow this helpful list of Hidden Ingredients.

3. Read Ingredient Labels Every Time. Ingredients can change. You may find a food you counted on for months now lists (more…)

Jennifer Harris

New Gluten-Free Support Groups in the Southeast

September 22nd, 2012 by Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

 

I just learned about two new support groups for those on the gluten-free diet in Statesville, NC and Tri Cities/Johnson City, TN. The two new groups are:

Certified Gluten Free Certified Gluten Free (more…)