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Kenji Aoki for The New York Times via www.nytimes.com By KEITH O’BRIEN Published: November 25, 2011 The singer was a no-show. The Gluten Free Expo in Sandy, Utah — one of the nation’s largest events dedicated to foods untainted by wheat — was going to have to start without the national anthem. But Debbie Deaver, the expo’s founder, didn’t have time to worry about that. The song, to be honest, was the least of her problems. Deaver had slept four hours in the last three days. The 34-year-old woman — who has celiac disease and therefore must avoid eating gluten,... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 29, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
A team of computer engineers has developed a new application that enables travelers with food allergies, health conditions and aversions to obtain instant translations of food menu items. Developed by a team of researchers from Purdue University - Link Here ---And Here Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Undiagnosed Gluten Intolerance May Be the Cause of Depression 2011-09-16 17:06:44.710 GMT Undiagnosed Gluten Intolerance May Be the Cause of Depression HealthNOW Medical Center Resolves Depression without Dangerous Drugs SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/16/11 -- Despite a growing number of studies that show antidepressants to be no more effective than placebos, they remain one of the most frequently prescribed drug types in the U.S. Millions of Americans take antidepressants every day and yet are no closer to finding the actual cause of their depression or getting rid of it. At HealthNOW Medical Center, doctors have discovered that there are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Yep. via Bloomberg: Warning: Gluten Intolerance, What You Don't Know May Be Killing You Gluten Sensitivity Found to Be the Root Cause of Over 300 Symptoms and Diseases SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/22/11 -- According to the Mayo Clinic, untreated gluten intolerance - an umbrella term that embraces both celiac disease and gluten sensitivity - is associated with certain cancers, osteoporosis, infertility, skin rashes, joint pain and a host of other symptoms and diseases. The Clinic says that celiac disease alone, once rare, now affects 1 in 100 people and increases the risk of death fourfold. Gluten sensitivity may... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
From Jamie at The Atlanta Gluten Free Dinner Club: Tired of going out for burgers and saying, "Hold the bun?" Well, Cheeseburger in Paradise has jumped on the gluten free bun bandwagon, thankfully! They have some of the most creative, mouth-watering burgers in town. They make burgers to order and now have gluten free buns to pair with them! These buns are so similar to their glutenous counterpart that I took a double take upon trying them; so soft and yummy, not crumbly or chewy. Their outstanding skinny french fries are fried in a dedicated fryer, so that they are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
There is a really good Q&A feature about gluten sensitivity on CNN Health.com from July 16, 2011 by Dr. Melina Jampolis Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
I got this press release in my inbox this morning from Bakery On Main: bakeryonmain.com The six exotic flavors include: Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry, Walnut Cappuccino, Fruit & Nut, Raspberry Chocolate Almond, Coconut Cashew and Almond Chai, and they all will leave your taste buds wanting more! TrueBar new line of fruit & nut bars are a good source of Fiber and Omega 3, made with many low-GI ingredients, non-GMO , dairy and casein free. This bar also has low sodium with no transfat or cholesterol and is certified gluten free and Kosher Parve. Looks tasty! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Between the end of school, a trip out of town, a new art project and a new job, I have had to take a bit of break from this blog. It's still super important and I plan to continue to post regularly--just not every day. There's no time for that right now. You understand. For now, take a look at my photography website: www.lauragriffinphoto.com And my work website with the fabulous Jennifer Schwartz (she also eats gluten free) : www.snapdragonphoto.com and the Groupon offer we are running right now: photo courtesy of Jennifer Schwartz http://www.groupon.com/deals/snapdragon-atlanta-1?utm_campaign=VisitorReferral&utm_medium=email&utm_source=anonymous Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Celiac Disease Awareness, Gluten-Free Market & Woodchuck Cider MIDDLEBURY, VT -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/11 -- May is National Celiac Awareness Month and nationwide resources and events can be found at the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness website -- http://www.celiaccentral.org/awarenessmonth/. Celiac disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is in foods containing wheat, barley, rye and sometimes oats. Celiac disease affects 3 million Americans, yet 95% of sufferers are unaware or undiagnosed. There are limited dietary choices for people with gluten sensitivity and as a result the gluten free market has exploded. According to "Gluten-free... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Djokovic continues to make news with his lengthy winning streak that some speculate is attributed to a radical change in his diet. I wrote about him a few weeks ago in my post I'm raising an athlete on a special diet. "The Diet That Shook Up Tennis? Starch Madness: Novak Djokovic's Domination of the Sport Has Coincided With His Gluten-Free Turn How did Novak Djokovic conquer the tennis world? Maybe the answer is as simple as this: Since last year, he's swearing off pasta, pizza, beer, French bread, Corn Flakes, pretzels, empanadas, Mallomars and Twizzlers—anything with gluten." Read the entire... Continue reading
Reblogged May 18, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
There have been a boatload of articles mentioning eating gluten free over the last year. Some of them make me say: Ummm...WTF? Like this one from CBS.com titled, "Gluten-free, it's hot, but is it really better for you?" Hot?! Hardly. Total pain in the ass, but essential? Absolutely. And a much more informative, insightful and sensitive article from Deepak Chopra: "Weekly Health Tip: Understanding Celiac Disease" (with a fun graphic of your intestine!) photo of Kelly Keough's sugar-free, gluten-free cupcakes. (Credit: Alexandra Weiss Photography) Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Press Release: Barbara's Introduces New Gluten-Free Puffins Multigrain Cereal Let's Raise Our Spoons to All-Natural, Gluten-Free Foods in Honor of National Celiac Disease Awareness Month PETALUMA, Calif., May 4, 2011 -- May is national Celiac Disease Awareness Month, and for those living with this condition, the market can be a daunting place with hours spent reading labels to avoid gluten. Gluten is an ingredient commonly found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. The folks at Barbara's Bakery believe that those living with Celiac disease should have the freedom to choose delicious and nutritious cereals to kick start the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
by Roger Yu "Frequent business traveler Stephanie Dickey often stays at upscale hotels as a globe-trotting sales executive. But she never leaves her home in Richmond, Texas, without her own bed sheet, shampoo and soap. Suffering from allergies to many items commonly found on the road — latex, foam, shellfish, nuts, chemicals in cleaning products — Dickey travels with four allergy medicines and a pen used to deliver epinephrine for acute reactions. "Travel is a challenge," says Dickey. "I have to clean all surfaces to avoid contact, but I can still get reactions. Often, I'll go for feather pillows because... Continue reading
Reblogged May 3, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Published April 26, 2011 at FoxNews.com "For years parents and physicians have been examining the benefits of a gluten-free, casein-free diet for children with autism. Many report great success with such restrictions. Now, parents and doctors of children with special needs are looking beyond these diets to check food labels for dyes, additives and sugar content. The concept of monitoring synthetic food additives first gained popularity among parents of children with ADHD, but now parents of children with autism are examining the benefits of eliminating these artificial flavors, dyes and sugar from their children's diets. The goal of eliminating these... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 28, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
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We are a tennis playing family. I played competitively through high school and in junior tournaments. I loved it so much but I was never quite good enough. Maybe it's because my stamina ran out quickly in large part due to undiagnosed celiac. My husband also played seriously on his high school team, and then played for a two year college before we met at the University of Georgia. My 7 yr old son, Charlie, had a racquet in his hand by his 3rd birthday. He begs to play every day it isn't raining; and he has really big dreams.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Trader Joe's keeps a running list of it's gluten free products which is updated with some regularity. The printable link is http://www.traderjoes.com/pdf/lists/list-no-gluten.pdf and I have printed it out before to take with me to the store. Trader Joe's also provides good labeling with little "Gs" spotted around the store. = No Gluten I think the GF frozen waffles and pancakes are pretty good--the kids like them. I also like the selection of chocolate covered fruits, nuts, caramels, etc. The yogurt, cheeses and juices are always a safe and easy bet as well. I really like the boxed indian entrees in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Article Date: 19 Apr 2011 - 1:00 PDT via www.medicalnewstoday.com Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR 7) from Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) passed out of the Senate during a recent Floor vote and is now headed for the State Assembly. The measure seeks to raise awareness about a disease that affects three million people in America, by designating the month of May, 2011 as Celiac Disease Awareness Month in California. Celiac disease, often referred to as gluten intolerance, is a genetic autoimmune disease that is triggered when an affected person consumes food that contains the protein gluten. An immune reaction occurs... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 21, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
I'm not really a fan of quinoa and never was. I know that is blasphemy in the celiac and gluten free community, but I don't think it's a safe grain. I have had reactions to it before and it's not hard to figure out why. There is the possibility of regular cross contamination, just like with oats that aren't certified and grown GF. The New York Times included this seemingly unknown tidbit of information about quinoa in a piece about Passover yesterday. Here's an excerpt: "Increasing demand here for quinoa - which can be boiled or otherwise prepared in a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
We went to a birthday party yesterday as a family and the hosts had purchased a small 6" World's Best Carrot Cake - Gluten Free Chocolate at Whole Foods for the kids to eat. I smiled and thanked them and thought, "kids, you better eat this because our friends were nice enough to think of you and your needs." As I was slicing it for them, I took a tiny bite and oh my goodness, it was fantastically delicious! Then I thought, "wow, this was mislabeled. It doesn't taste like carrot cake at all, only like a very nice and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
As Easter approaches next Sunday, here is an updated list of safe candy at My Gluten Facts They do a really good job vetting all the products. Happy Hunting! Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
-Be positive and educate gently. -Be realistic and empower your child to follow through. -Trust that you've raised your kids well enough, and don't stress. GENERAL TIPS *Send care packages to your child (and his/her roommates). *Familiarize your child with basic cooking skills and a few easy recipes (printed out for him/her). If he/she has access to a fridge/freezer, stocking a variety of easy to heat/prepare meals, bread, pizza crusts, etc. can be helpful. *Check with prospective schools for food allergy clubs or support groups. Or, google local celiac support groups for stores/restaurants in the area with GF food options.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Here is a summary of concrete steps to take when attempting to put a GF plan in place at a college/university. People handle this process in a variety of ways -- some ask questions about special diets/food prep on their college tours and don't even bother applying if they don't feel assured by the responses they get at that time; others begin tackling this issue once their child is admitted to a particular school, but before accepting an offer of admission; and some begin this process when dropping their child off for the start of the school year. Clearly there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
Have you read this article from CNN.com yesterday? What are your thoughts? The comments at the end are a mixed bag as well. "(Health.com) -- Sarah Cooper was a new mom in her mid-20s, busily juggling her family and a career as an electrical engineer, when everything came to a halt." via www.cnn.com Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 13, 2011 at Can We Eat That?
3/25/2011 Celiac disease has been linked to a number of other autoimmune disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS). A new study from Spain offers more insight into that link, as reported on Medscape Medical News. Spurred by a case study in which a woman diagnosed with MS and celiac disease showed improvement in both gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms after going gluten-free, researchers set out to learn more about the prevalence of celiac disease in MS patients. The research team analyzed blood tests and biopsies from 72 MS patients and 126 first-degree relatives, and compared the results to those of 123 controls.... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 11, 2011 at Can We Eat That?