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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 »

Most People Do Not Realize How Sick They Really Are 

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We are told the gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. We follow the diet, but do not recover fully. Many times, because we feel better than before, we do not grasp that we can be so much healthier than we are.
 
There are a host of health issues that can and should be treated through diet, supplements and medications, reducing inflammation and correcting deficiencies. Hundreds in fact.
 
Many times, we are told our symptoms are just who we are. And we accept that, because we don’t know any better.
 
Even our doctors have no idea that their patients who suffer from fatigue, thinning hair, flaking fingernails, poor vision, constant irritability, forgetfulness, mottled skin and hundreds of problems that they believe are “normal” day-to-day conditions actually result from Read More »

PUR Mints Review and $10 Coupon

 

PUR Mints are Gluten and Aspartame Free! And DELICIOUS!!!

Thank YOU, Kendall!

HUGE shout out to Kendall and the PUR Team for sending us samples of their new PUR Mints: Tangerine Tango, Spearmint, Polar Mint, Peppermint and the one I am currently enjoying – Mojito Lime Mint. The mints are gluten-free, aspartame-free and yummylicious! (They are also vegan, nut & soy free, diabetic friendly and non-gmo!)

PUR really promotes the fact that they do not use aspartame to sweeten their products. That’s a good thing. Aspartame is made from genetically modified e-coli, their feces in fact, and I was told it was produced in the same facility as Agent Orange. YUCK! Aspartame gives me migraines, so I stopped eating it even before I found out it was made from bacteria dung.

Instead, PUR uses xylitol, which is pretty smart considering xylitol creates a cooling effect in your mouth. I really like how the packets reseal, so you can save some for later…unless you eat them like candy like I do.  (Mmm. I just crunched into a Peppermint.)

Thanks again, Kendall. The mints are fantastic. I’ll definitely be making PUR my go to mints.

Oh, and Kendall was nice enough to send us a $10 Coupon for our Gluten Free Works Members to use on PUR’s website. Considering they have products for $4.99, you’re looking at FREE STUFF! Woohoo!!! Just enter the coupon code in the image below.  Read More »

Stanford University Seeks Celiac Disease Study Participants

 

StanfordSeal[1]Jennifer Iscol, of the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California, just distributed this message regarding a celiac disease study at Stanford University.

“Volunteers are needed for a genetic study on celiac disease at Stanford University. Please consider participating. Community participation is an essential component of Stanford’s celiac disease research. The research benefits all of us and future generations.

http://www.celiaccommunity.org/stanford-celiac-genetic-study/

Announcement from Stanford:

We are conducting a study to understand the genetic basis of celiac disease.  Families with at least one parent and one child with celiac disease are encouraged to enroll together.

The study involves: Read More »

Those Wavy Fingernails Are Not a Sign of Good Health

koilonychiaI was sitting in the waiting room at the Honda dealer last Friday and a middle aged woman next to me mentioned she had celiac disease after hearing me turn down a complimentary pastry. We got to talking and it turns out she was diagnosed 17 years ago.

She started asking questions once she found out what I do. She said she cooks 100% gluten-free, but is sometimes anemic and used to get vitamin B12 injections which made her feel great. I asked how often she ate out. Twice per week.

I asked to see her fingernails. They looked like the image here, spoon shaped and upturned.

Looking up her nail symptoms on our Gluten Free Works Health Guide on my phone, I told her it was koilonychia, from iron deficiency. She said they had always looked that way as far back as she could remember.

Neither her gastroenterologist, nor her endocrinologist picked up on it. After telling me she was on Prevacid and Gaviscon, I told her why her hair was thin and how the acid reflux drugs she had been taking were impairing her nutrient absorption. She thought she had high acid.

I told her my opinion based on her history and symptoms was low acid. Her doctors knew none of this, but it was all in the Health Guide. Doctors don’t know and Google is unreliable. The Gluten Free Works Health Guide will help you. It can be as simple as looking at your nails. 

University Finds Gluten-Free Diet Can Lead to Lower Cholesterol and More Fiber

The Go Gluten-Free study assessed the affects of a gluten-free diet on digestive health and fatigue in healthy people, without celiac disease. This was the largest study of its kind in the United Kingdom. Participants ate a gluten-free diet for three weeks and then went back to their regular diet.

The independent research was performed by Rowett Institution of Nutrition and Health at Aberdeen University. The results refute the claims made by many that the gluten-free diet is deficient in nutrients or in some way “bad” for people without celiac disease. In fact, these participants ate better, felt better and experienced decreased cholesterol levels, decreased salt, increased energy levels, clearer thinking and increased fiber contents of their meals.

Which Nutrients Should Be Tested When Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

Celiac disease causes malabsorption of nutrients. As the video states, get these nutrient levels tested when you are diagnosed with celiac disease: vitamins A, D, E, K, folic acid, B12, and minerals iron, calcium, and phosphorus.

If your doctor never tested you, ask him to test you now. If you don’t have a doctor, or if you do, we recommend Spectracell Laboratories. Spectracell tests the nutrient levels inside your cells, not just those that are in your blood. This gives you an accurate result. (We are not affiliated with Spectracell.)

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 »

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