Author Archives: John Libonati

New Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cookbook Supports Autism Speaks, Brings Smiles

[Editor’s Note: June 4, 2012 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy is currently out of stock. The book is being made into an e-book and will be coming out soon!]

Can news of a cookbook make someone smile? It can if the recipes it provides helps change a life…

“I am sitting here listening to my daughter in her speech class just thinking
how this gluten free diet is making such changes. Brings tears to my eyes.
I will purchase that new cookbook with a smile.” -Courtney

As more and more people come to realize the benefits of a gluten-free, dairy-free diet for autism and general health, the brand new cookbook, “Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy,” is set to produce smiles like Courtney’s across the country and around the world.

Published by Gluten Free Works, this handy book is making it easy to understand and prepare wonderful gluten-free and dairy-free meals that meet individual nutritional needs. Read More »

Tropical Foods Introduces Gluten Free, All Natural Croutons to My Salad Bar Line

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tropical Foods, a food manufacturer that specializes in raw and roasted nuts, dried fruit and snack mixes, has launched a new addition to their My Salad Bar line with gluten free, all natural croutons.

“Gluten causes some people serious health problems. Our new gluten free croutons will help these people enjoy the flavor without the gluten health hazards”

Tropical’s new Gluten Free, All Natural Croutons are bursting with the flavors of Honey Mustard or Italian. The croutons are low calorie, fat free, cholesterol free and have very low sodium. Read More »

Product Review: New Cinque e’ Cinque Gluten-free Frittatas from Italy

  

A wonderful new gluten-free product just hit the market in the United States – fresh from the Liguria region of Italy.  

Lucini Italia Company recently introduced Cinque e’ Cinque, a custom blend chickpea baking mix for Gluten-free Italian frittatas. This beloved Italian street food, also known as Farinata, has been a tradition in Northwest Italian pizzerias and bake shops for hundreds of years, where customers are known to stand in line for the first bites right out of the oven. Given its taste, nutritional benefits, variety of use and surprisingly easy preparation, it could soon become a staple for American gluten-free families as well.  

Cinque e’ Cinque (pronounced “Chin-quay e Chin-quay”) comes in three flavors: Traditional, Savory Rosemary and Tuscan Fiery Chili. Read More »

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day in the United States: September 13

 

Today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day in the United States. From the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness website:

September 13 has been dubbed “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day” in honor of the doctor who identified a link between celiac disease and diet. Dr. Samuel Gee, a leader in celiac disease research, was born on Sept. 13, 1839.

Senate resolution calling for the commemoration gained unanimous approval on Aug. 3, 2010. In marking the awareness day, the Senate “recognizes that all people of the United States should become more informed and aware of celiac disease,” the resolution stated.

Below is the full text of the resoluation, found at OpenCongress.com. Read More »

New York Gluten-free Vendor Fair Largest in North America – August 28 & 29

Suffolk County Celiacs Organization proudly presents their 4th Gluten Free Vendor Fair and Fundraiser – the largest gluten-free consumer event in North America!

It will take place rain or shine August 28 & 29th, 2010, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 25 (IBEW), 370 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY. 

Admission is $10. per person and $15. per family (max 4)

Come tastes samples from 60 gluten free vendors at the largest gluten free Read More »

Chelsea Clinton to Feature Gluten-Free Cake at Wedding

Chelsea Clinton speaking during a campaign stop for her mother in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2008. Courtesy: Wikipedia

Former First Daughter has gluten allergy; bakery not disclosed.

At her July 31 wedding, Chelsea Clinton plans to have her cake and eat it too—as long as it’s gluten-free. The daughter of Former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is allergic to gluten, so wedding plans call for a gluten-free confection, according to AisleDash: Read More »

Toxic Trio Identified as the Basis of Celiac Disease

ScienceDaily (July 22, 2010) — Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have identified the three protein fragments that make gluten — the main protein in wheat, rye and barley — toxic to people with coeliac disease.

Professor Bob Anderson from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, has identified the three protein fragments that make gluten -- the main protein in wheat, rye and barley -- toxic to people with celiac disease. (Credit: Czesia Markiewicz, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)

Their discovery opens the way for a new generation of diagnostics, treatments, prevention strategies and food tests for the millions of people worldwide with coeliac disease.

When people with coeliac disease eat products containing gluten their body’s immune response is switched on and the lining of the small intestine is damaged, hampering their ability to absorb nutrients. The disease is currently treated by permanently removing gluten from the patient’s diet.

Dr Bob Anderson, head of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s coeliac disease research laboratory, said it had been 60 years since gluten was discovered to be the environmental cause of coeliac disease.

“In the years since, the holy grail in coeliac disease research has been to identify the toxic peptide components of gluten; and that’s what we’ve done,” Dr Anderson said.

The research, done in collaboration with Dr Jason Tye-Din, Dr James Dromey, Dr Stuart Mannering, Dr Jessica Stewart and Dr Tim Beissbarth from the institute as well as Professor Jamie Rossjohn at Monash University and Professor Jim McCluskey at the University of Melbourne, is published in the journalScience Translational Medicine.

Dr. Bob Anderson & John Libonati at an NFCA-sponsored event April 30, 2009 in Philadelphia, USA where Dr. Anderson described his research and vaccine.

The study was started by Professor Anderson nine years ago and has involved researchers in Australia and the UK as well as more than 200 coeliac disease patients.

The patients, recruited through the Coeliac Society of Victoria and the Coeliac Clinic at John Radcliffe Hospital, UK, ate bread, rye muffins or boiled barley. Six days later, blood samples were taken to measure the strength of the patients’ immune responses to 2700 different gluten fragments. The responses identified 90 fragments as causing some level of immune reaction, but three gluten fragments (peptides) were revealed as being particularly toxic.

“These three components account for the majority of the immune response to gluten that is observed in people with coeliac disease,” Dr Anderson said. Read More »

Honey May Be Best for Cough, Study Finds

Dec. 5, 2007. Courtesy JAMA and Archives Journals and World Science staff

 

Honey. Photo: Andreas Praefcke

A bit of buck­wheat hon­ey beat the lead­ing over-the-coun­ter chil­dren’s cough rem­edy in re­liev­ing kids’ cough and as­so­ci­at­ed sleep trou­bles, a study has found.

 
But the re­search—though pub­lished in a re­spected med­i­cal jour­nal—was funded by the U.S. hon­ey in­dus­try. Its au­thors rec­om­mend­ed fur­ther stud­ies to con­firm the re­sults, while not­ing that safe­ty and ef­fi­cacy ques­tions have aris­en around over-the-coun­ter kids’ cough med­i­cines. “Cough is the rea­son for nearly three per­cent of all out­pa­tient vis­its in the Un­ited States, more than any oth­er symp­tom,” they wrote in the re­port. “It most com­monly oc­curs in con­junc­tion with an up­per res­pi­ra­to­ry tract in­fec­tion,” and of­ten dis­rupts sleep. Read More »

Over 300 Symptoms Linked to Gluten and Celiac Disease. How Is This Possible?

 

 In 2007, Gluten Free Works published “Recognizing Celiac Disease,” the first work to present over 300 signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications gathered from documented medical research from around the world.  The book proved that researchers were finding hundreds of health problems associated with celiac disease and gluten.  This list is now being used by celiac disease centers, national celiac organizations and health organizations to help identify at risk patients and determine whether patient symptoms are consistent with celiac disease.

But how can one disorder cause so many problems?  Here’s a look at one way…nutritional deficiencies. Read More »

Psoriasis and Celiac Disease – Genetic Link

Reprinted from April 4, 2008

Editors Note: The research below further supports the links demonstrated between celiac disease and psoriasis as described in the book “Recognizing Celiac Disease.”  Although not the focus of this study, the link could be a genetic sensitivity to gluten itself, considering the resolution of symptoms seen by people with psoriasis who go on a gluten-free diet. In addition, the other disorders, diabetes type 1 and arthritis have been linked to celiac disease/gluten sensitivity reactions.

 

 

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Psoriasis on back, Courtesy Wikimedia

“Psoriasis: 7 New Genetic Clues”

 

Newly Discovered Genetic Variations May Make Psoriasis More Likely, Study Shows
By Miranda Hitti

WebMD Medical NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDApril 3, 2008 — Scientists have discovered seven genetic variations linked to psoriasis. Read More »

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