Author Archives: John Libonati

Save On Gluten Free Foods At Amazon Warehouse

I love Amazon! As an Amazon Prime member, my shipping is usually free and my orders show up at my door the next day or in two days.

And I gotta admit it, getting packages from Amazon is like getting presents. Nevermind the fact that I bought my own gifts. It’s still fun to carry in the box and rip it open to find the stuff inside.

Unfortunately, some brick and mortar stores seem to be cutting back on gluten-free product variety.

Products I counted on disappear.

Sure, if I find them in the clearance rack, the prices are great.

But the clearance deals are a downer because I know those products won’t be back on the shelves.

It is reassuring to know that Amazon carries Read More »

South Koreans Are Turning to Rice Straws After Plastic Ban

In the push against using plastic straws, South Korea has found a novel use for rice – Rice Straws!

Many restaurants in the United States are replacing their plastic straws with pasta straws.

The South Korean Straws are 70% rice and 30% tapioca.

Rice straws are a great gluten-free option!

Amazon has several for sale. We haven’t tried them yet, but we have reached out to the companies to ask them if they are gluten-free and are waiting to hear back.

[Edit: CocoBoo Rice Straws are gluten-free according to the company.]

Have you used rice straws? Let us know which ones work best for you! Thanks!

Amazon Sellers Can Be Sneaky – Annie Chun’s 6 Pack for $7 But Not Yet

Hey guys!

A quick heads up.

I buy Annie Chun’s sticky rice on Amazon. It’s convenient and cooks in a minute in the microwave.

This Pack of 6 sells for $17 now, but goes on sale for $7.96 every few weeks.

I buy the limit of 4 six packs when they go on sale.

Also, I choose the “one time buy” option – they have a subscription model that probably nails you when they change to the higher price.

Some of these vendors are sneaky like that.

-John Libonati

(Originally posted in the Gluten Free Classifieds Facebook Group)

Annie Chun’s Cooked White Sticky Rice, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Low Fat, Sushi Rice, 7.4-oz (Pack of 6)

Nothing Tastes As Good As Gluten Free Feels – Tee Shirt

We made this shirt because the message is SO TRUE!

Nothing tastes as good as gluten-free feels.

When I think of how much pain and suffering disappeared when I went gluten-free, I’m thankful all over again.

Get your tee shirt here.

Mens, ladies and youth sizes are available.

I really hope you like them. They look pretty cool, don’t they? :)

John Libonati, Publisher

Glutenfreeworks.com

Restless Leg Syndrome, Celiac Disease & Improvement on the Gluten Free Diet

 

restless leg syndrome treatment

RLS from low iron in celiac disease responds to a gluten-free diet

Low iron levels have been associated with increased severity of restless leg syndrome. The following medical case report discusses four patients with low iron and restless leg syndrome who were tested positive for celiac disease and placed on a gluten free diet. All four had improvement on the gluten free diet.

“Celiac disease as a Possible Cause for Low Serum Ferritin in Patients with Restless Legs Syndrome.”

Manchanda S, Davies CR, Picchietti D.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Medicine, 506 S. Mathews Avenue, Suite 190, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.

OBJECTIVE: To describe celiac disease as a possible cause for low serum ferritin in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS). BACKGROUND: Low iron stores have been found to be a risk factor for RLS with serum ferritin levels less than 45-50ng/mL associated with increased severity of RLS. It has become routine clinical practice to test serum ferritin in the initial assessment of RLS. Celiac disease is a common genetic disorder that can cause iron deficiency.

METHODS: Consecutive case series of four patients with RLS and serum ferritin below 25ng/mL, who had positive screening tests for celiac disease. RESULTS: We report four patients who had serum ferritin <12ng/mL and positive screening tests for celiac disease. All had celiac disease confirmed by duodenal biopsy and response to a gluten-free diet. RLS symptoms improved in all four, with two able to discontinue RLS medication and two responding without medication.

CONCLUSIONS: In patients with RLS and low serum ferritin who do not have an obvious cause for iron deficiency, we suggest looking for celiac disease by simple, inexpensive serologic testing. Diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease is likely to improve the outcome for RLS, as well as identify individuals who are at risk for the significant long-term complications of celiac disease.

Source: Sleep Med. 2009 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] url: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19138881

The News Wants You to Think Grain-Free Food Is Killing Dogs

Here’s some fake news for you. Notice the headline. “Grain-Free Dog Food Warning.”

The news video discusses dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs.

Cardiomyopathy has nothing to do with grains or the lack thereof. (We discuss idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in our Gluten Free Works Health Guide.

The study mentioned in the article never even mentions grains as benefits or liabilities.

The study noted the true  cause of cardiomyopathy in dogs is Read More »

Review and Rate Gluten-Free Companies at New Online Directory

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a website were you could review and rate gluten-free companies?

There is! You can!

Now, you can share your experiences with other people in the gluten-free community!

Glutenfreeclassifieds.com is our new online directory where you can review and rate your favorite gluten-free companies.

Here is how you rate and review gluten-free companies.

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Candida Albicans Thrush Tongue – What Causes It and a Quick Remedy

Candida albicans is a fungus present in our mouth at all times. It can cause a problem if it grows unchecked. This condition is called candida overgrowth or thrush.

This video describes the circumstances that causes it to grow and become a problem. A quick, simple remedy is provided that works.

A more in depth remedy that will help stop and correct candida albicans in the digestive system can be found in our Gluten Free Works Health Guide: Candida Albicans section.

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