Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Link Between Epilepsy, Gluten and Celiac Disease

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Many of us know someone with epilepsy. One of my cousins has epilepsy. My friend’s daughter also suffers from the disease.

3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy and about 65 million worldwide. Epilepsy is a serious disorder that affects the brain. People with epilepsy suffer from seizures. The seizures can range from small and barely noticeable to so severe that that the person loses consciousness and the body spasms.

While the exact mechanism is as yet unclear, there is definitely a link between gluten and epilepsy in a certain percentage of people. This video explains the link, the effects and how the seizures respond to the the gluten-free diet.

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Video Review: McCormick’s Simply Better Beef Gravy

We’re always on the lookout for products that make life easier. My wife, Sally, just found this McCormick’s Simply Better Beef Gravy at our local Publix supermarket. She found this one on the clearance rack, but it seems to sell online for around $2.59. Here is my review of the ingredients, texture, and taste.

Gluten-free Holiday Cranberry Sauce Recipe

gluten free cranberry sauceIt’s easy to make your own fresh cranberry sauce with just a few ingredients. This version has much less sugar than what you would find in a can. Give it a try. If you don’t think you’ll use all of the cranberries, cut the recipe in half and use the berries in a muffin or loaf.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup water or orange juice (use less sugar if using the juice)

1/3 c organic white sugar or sucanat

1/3 c agave nectar (optionally use honey or all sugar)

4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed

Optional ingredients:  1/2 cup toasted pecans or walnuts, chopped; orange zest from 1/2 of an orange; Read More »

Gluten Free Ginger Snaps

I’ll be posting great ways to make your holidays full of delicious food all while keeping it gluten free. Enjoy!

gingersnaps_kaitlinflemingAlso, Mariposa Bakery has opened its doors at their new location at the South Entrance of San Francisco’s Ferry Building—great baked goods to go!

Ginger Snap Cookies

What you will need:

1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups white sugar, plus some for rolling
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
1/2 cup tapioca flour Read More »

8 Must Have Gluten-Free Recipes for a Fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner

It is fall here in the United States. The weather is getting colder and the leaves are dropping. An important holiday is fast approaching.

Thanksgiving! This wonderful holiday was created when the colonial settlers ate with Native Americans who helped them survive the previous hard winter. Now we celebrate friends and family, give thanks for everything we have and EAT, EAT, EAT!

These 8 Must Have Recipes will help you deliver the best gluten-free Thanksgiving yet!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Four Reasons Why People Stay Sick Even After Going Gluten-Free

The majority of people do not heal all the way after starting their gluten-free diet. According to one medical study, only 21% had normal cell structure. 69% had partial villous atrophy. 10% had total villous atrophy.

Why don’t people heal after starting a gluten-free diet? This video explains four things that stop us from getting better.

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How Gluten Causes a Cascading Effect of Symptoms

You may have heard that gluten can cause over 300 signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications. This is true and we were the ones who brought this to light in our 2007 medical reference, Recognizing Celiac Disease.

This video uses our Gluten Free Works Health Guide to show you how gluten causes hundreds of health problems in a cascading effect.

What started as the printed book in 2007, has developed into an all encompassing online health manual that we know can revolutionize how celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and healthcare are treated by professionals and people at home.

Subscribe to the Gluten Free Works Health Guide to recover your health and stay healthy.

Melissa’s Savory Gluten-Free, Grain Free Stuffing Recipe

gluten-free grainless stuffing with sausageThis easy, stove top gluten-free and grain free recipe for Savory Gluten-Free Stuffing comes from Melissa Diane Smith, author of Gluten-Free Throughout the Year and Going Against the Grain.

This recipe is an out-of-the-ordinary, hearty alternative for those avoiding not only gluten but all grain.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6 Read More »

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