Is gluten free the next weight loss fad diet?

- With increasing regularity folks are asking if they should start the “new” gluten free diet to lose weight. They’re serious. Too often eating plans designed to combat specific diseases become money making marketing machines in the form of weight loss fad diet products, usually with poor long term results. Many people now see the gluten free labels in the ...

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Mark your calenders for September 13th

September 13th marks Celiac Sprue Association’s (CSA) Celiac Awareness Day. This provides a great time for people suffering with Celiac Disease to spread awareness to their friends, family, and doctors. The CSA has an awareness packet that is available for download from their website. Several possible ideas to promote awareness is to take brochures to your doctor and health/fitness clubs. ...

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Treating Candida Albicans Intestinal Yeast Overgrowth in Celiac Disease

The frequency of intestinal overgrowth by candida albicans is increased in people with celiac disease. In fact, infection by this common organism, also called C. albicans or candida, appears to be a trigger in the onset of celiac disease.1 Candida is yeast, a budding type of fungus, capable of fermenting carbohydrates. Albicans identifies this particular yeast from many others. Candida ...

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Buckwheat: The Gluten-Free Superfood!

Don’t let the name fool you. Buckwheat is anything but wheat. It is much more nutritious than wheat and, in spite of the name, is completely gluten-free. Buckwheat has been grown in America since colonial days. Buckwheat was once very common on farms in the northeastern and northcentral United States. Production of buckwheat reached a peak in 1860s at which ...

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Gluten-free Soft Pretzels That Taste Like the Real Thing!

Warm, chewy and wonderful gluten-free soft pretzels are being made in the heart of Lancaster County, PA. Dutch Country Soft Pretzels in New Holland has turned out an excellent gluten-free soft pretzel that tastes like the real thing. This is a boon to Philadelphians with celiac disease and everyone on the gluten-free diet.

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Top Ten Kitchen Gadgets for Gluten-Free Cooks

All gluten-free cooks should have a few a great kitchen gadgets to brighten their culinary lives. Here is a list of the items in my kitchen that I can’t live without. 1. Mandoline – I use it to slice almost everything. Fennel, carrots, radishes, garlic, pears, you name it, I slice it! 2. Food Dehydrator – This week we dehydrated ...

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Gluten Free Recall: Vans All Natural Wheat Free Homestyle Pancakes

The following message was posted on the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Special Food Allergy Alert Notice on August 20, 2009 Van’s International Foods is recalling “Van’s All Natural Wheat Free Homestyle Pancakes” due to undeclared egg, milk, and wheat. The product was distributed in Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, ...

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Osteopenia Found in 50% of Children with Celiac Disease

Research shows celiac disease can cause brittle bones in children. Can a gluten-free diet correct it? A teenage gymnast is completing an exercise at the US Nationals gymnastics competition. At seventeen years of age, she is one of the top athletes in the country, physically strong and incredibly fit. Both her wrists fracture during the dismount. Doctors test her bone ...

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Appetite for Awareness celiac disease event returns to Philadelphia

Top Medical Professionals and Premier Chefs unite to increase awareness of celiac disease and the gluten-free lifestyle. Appetite for Awareness is a dream come true for the 1,500 expected attendees who will be delighted by a wide range of gluten-free delicacies at every turn. Hosted by Ed Snider, the chairman of Comcast Spectacor, this dynamic event brings together 25 of ...

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