Author Archives: John Libonati

Why Commanders of the United States Armed Forces Should Definitely Worry About Gluten-Free MREs

Last month, Senator Ted Cruz, one of the Republican candidates for President of the United States made waves by clumsily associating gluten-free with political correctness.

“That’s why the last thing any commander should need to worry about is the grades he is getting from some plush-bottomed Pentagon bureaucrat for political correctness or social experiments — or providing gluten-free MREs,” Cruz said.

Actually, I would tell Senator Cruz that gluten-free MRE’s are possibly the first thing every commander should worry about.

In 2007, I attended the American Dietetic Association’s annual conference in Philadelphia to promote our book, Recognizing Celiac Disease.

Our booth was approached by a dietitian who also happened to be a uniformed Lt. Colonel in the US Army. He asked me about gluten sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) and was specifically interested in gluten-free rations for troops.

Intrigued, I asked him why. Read More »

Maggi Recalls Bouillon Cubes Due to Gluten Contamination

maggi recall chicken bouillonSeveral stores have posted about a recall of Maggi Chicken Bouillon Cubes made by Nestle for undeclared wheat flour, one of the major food allergens.

Stores that have posted the recall include Publix, Price Chopper, Wegmans, Stop & Shop, Hannaford, and Giant.

The Maggi Chicken Bouillon Cubs may have been sold at other grocery store chains.

The recalled products are the following: Read More »

Innovate Biopharmaceuticals Completes License For Late-Stage Celiac Disease Asset From Alba Therapeutics

Alba_Logo[1]Alba Therapeutics has been working on a therapy for celiac disease the past 8 years. Alba’s therapy, Larazotide Acetate, is the first to reach phase 3 clinical trials, where it will be given to large groups of people.

When Alba first contacted us about helping to promote their phase 2 clinical trial, we investigated the therapy’s mechanism and were glad to see the drug is not absorbed into the body, but acts in the intestine to stop gluten from being absorbed. Better yet, it worked. We covered Larazote Acetate in our article, Medical Research Study to Test a Potential Celiac Disease Therapy Is Underway and Signing up Participants.

A real therapy for celiac disease is one step closer. Alba just sent us the following press release concerning their deal with Innovate Biopharmaceuticals to produce the therapy.  Read More »

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Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease causes over 300 signs, symptoms associated disorders and complications. Millions of people around the world are affected, but the rate of diagnosis is low. Most people and doctors do not realize how many symptoms and illnesses gluten causes. Read More »

Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Spaghetti with Flax

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My wife and I recently found a new pasta we really enjoy. Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Spaghetti with flax seed tastes great and is easy to cook. Boil shorter for al dente and longer for Chef Boy R Dee consistency.

Getting enough omega-3 fatty acids is important, but can be a challenge. Supplements like fish oil are available, but can be difficult digest.

We like the flavor and the benefits of Read More »

How to Make Gluten Free Corn Tortillas

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Corn tortillas are a staple in my diet. But, finding tortillas that are gluten-free can be difficult. In fact, many corn tortillas, even gluten-free varieties, are made in facilities that also produce wheat tortillas.

That’s why I was happy to find this SUPER EASY corn tortilla recipe at Simplyrecipes.com!

The recipe is simple. Two cups of masa harina corn flour and up to two cups of water make 16 to 18 tortillas.

Add water to the corn flour according to the directions on the masa harina bag or until you have a pliable dough. Knead the dough with your fingers. Make a small ball about the size of a golf ball. Place the ball  Read More »

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