Celiac Disease Foundation:  Informing and Supporting the Celiac Community

Celiac Disease Foundation: Informing and Supporting the Celiac Community

Although a celiac disease (CD) diagnosis can mark the happy ending to years of mysterious painful physical and mental symptoms, it also represents the beginning of a whole new lifestyle. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has only one treatment, a gluten-free […]

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Study Shows Celiac Disease Incidence Increases with Age

Study Shows Celiac Disease Incidence Increases with Age

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is estimated to affect about 3 million Americans, or one percent of the population. Of the celiac population, only 3% have been correctly diagnosed. These numbers may seem particularly staggering, but in fact the results of a new study […]

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Treating Autism with Bentonite Clay

Treating Autism with Bentonite Clay

As a children’s author, researcher, and humanitarian, I have been growing increasingly alarmed at the growing number of autism diagnosis. Whereas in the 1980s, a study shows that 4 in every 10,000 children exhibited signs of autism, a study conducted recently by Cambridge University’s Autism Research Center showed that approximately 1 in 60 children have […]

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Daily Probiotics Have Health Benefits for Kids

Daily Probiotics Have Health Benefits for Kids

In my work as an author, researcher, children’s health advocate, and mother of three, I’m often approached by mothers who want to know what they can do to improve their kids’ health. On behalf of these inquisitive parents, I’d like to share some research I’ve come across regarding the health benefits for children of taking […]

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Raw Vegan Apple Pie

Raw Vegan Apple Pie

Apple pie is a classic dessert, perfect for any special occasion or holiday. This gluten-free, grain-free version is made from raw ingredients and is dairy-free. Make sure to top it off with some delicious dairy-free Coconut Whipped “Cream.” Step 1: Pecan Crumble (Prepare first.) INGREDIENTS 1 ½ c pecans (pieces or whole) 2 tsp honey […]

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Coconut Whipped “Cream” Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free – Recipe

Coconut Whipped “Cream” Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free – Recipe

Top your favorite gluten-free desserts with this delicious non-dairy alternative to whipped cream! INGREDIENTS: 3 medium young Thai coconuts, meat only (3/4 to 1 c meat total) ½ c coconut oil, firm 1/8 c honey 2 tbsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt   DIRECTIONS: 1. Blend all the ingredients in a high-powered blender until very […]

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Plans Laid for Gluten Free Labeling Summit in Washington

Plans Laid for Gluten Free Labeling Summit in Washington

In my work as an author and gluten-free advocate, I have often written and spoken about the importance of federal regulations for gluten-free labeling in the U.S. In my article, “U.S. Has Yet to Define ‘Gluten-Free’ for Food Labels,” which was published in the winter edition of The Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, I pointed out […]

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Refractory Celiac Disease Incidence May Be Higher Than Once Thought

Refractory Celiac Disease Incidence May Be Higher Than Once Thought

For most celiac patients, treatment on the gluten-free diet marks the turning point for their health. It can take a few months for the villi of the small intestine to heal, but eventually their symptoms are alleviated and they are able to absorb the nutrients in their food. Unfortunately, there is percentage of celiacs who […]

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Study Shows Daily Multivitamin Lengthens Telomeres and Lengthens Life

Study Shows Daily Multivitamin Lengthens Telomeres and Lengthens Life

Many baby boomers have heard of telomeres, a component in DNA, the “key” to anti-aging, and understand what their relationship to aging aging—the longer the telomere, the younger the DNA, and the longer one’s life. Once this is understood, the question becomes, “So how do we lengthen telomeres?” While studies are being conducted in this […]

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Gluten-Free Travel Site: A Resource for Gluten-Free Travelers

Gluten-Free Travel Site: A Resource for Gluten-Free Travelers

If you’re anything like me, or the average American in fact, you probably like to get away and travel every now and then. The demands of your work may even lead you to travel rather frequently. No matter why or how often, traveling can be an important part of your life even if you are […]

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