Celiac Disease Screening

Celiac Disease Screening

Here is an insightful blog with updated information on celiac disease screening. This is helpful for anyone who is curious about the topic for their own needs, or for someone they know. Miranda Jade has worked with me over the years. She is a diagnosed celiac herself, after enduring several years of incorrect diagnoses. This […]

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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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Pam MacD’s – A Friendly Gluten Free Market Pt.2

Pam MacD’s – A Friendly Gluten Free Market Pt.2

FOR PART ONE OF THIS INTERVIEW CLICK HERE. Cont. What is it like having the only GF store in LA? It’s kind of like being a food Santa Claus.  Sure you can find some of our items in other markets – we have to carry the national top sellers.  But there are those special items […]

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Pam MacD’s – A Friendly Gluten Free Market Pt.1

Pam MacD’s – A Friendly Gluten Free Market Pt.1

With celiac disease awareness on the rise we are all hearing about more and more gluten-free products. Now that we have so many gluten-free companies where do we go to get them? Sure, there is that little three foot area of items at the grocery store but if you are like me you look it […]

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Gluten-Free Nut Butter Rice Crisps

Gluten-Free Nut Butter Rice Crisps

  This is fun, easy, gluten-free and absolutely loved by people of all ages. Kids have fun making this and you can add variety. Terrific as a snack for your child’s lunchbox! INGREDIENTS 1 cup creamy nut butter (peanut, almond, etc.) ½ cup room-temperature honey (or ½ cup honey and ½ cup maple syrup) Gluten-free […]

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Celiac Symptoms in Children

Celiac Symptoms in Children

The symptoms of celiac disease cover a wide range and are variable from person to person, but according to the Canadian Celiac Association, there are some symptoms that seem to be particularly common among celiac children. These are: vomiting, irritability, behavioral changes, delayed growth or puberty, short stature, and dental enamel abnormalities. According to Celiacs, […]

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Associated Celiac Conditions

Associated Celiac Conditions

Celaic disease, which has a wide variety of symptoms in itself, often is attended by other health conditions. According to the Canadian Celiac Association, for this reason, it’s recommended that people with celiac disease symptoms or a family history of celiac disease get tested for the following associated conditions: -Osteoporosis -Type 1 diabetes mellitus -Other […]

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How You Can Help Send Children To A Gluten-Free Summer Camp?

How You Can Help Send Children To A Gluten-Free Summer Camp?

There’s an age-old saying that, in my opinion, has never been more true…“It’s better to give than to receive.” The holiday season is the perfect time for you to give back to the community. The spirit of the giving season, I want to bring your attention to a fundraiser I’m helping promote this week for […]

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Gluten-Free Bread Companies—An Overview

Gluten-Free Bread Companies—An Overview

There is certainly no lack of options when it comes to gluten-free breads. Gluten-free for years, I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to try so many of them. The market is now full of gluten-free bread companies, offering breads, buns, rolls, and so much more, some of which are made to be nutrient-rich and […]

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Reduce Your Exposure to Chemical Food Dyes – Part 2

Reduce Your Exposure to Chemical Food Dyes – Part 2

  The easiest way to avoid or reduce your exposure to chemical coloring is simply to avoid a lot of processed food.  Check your gluten-free labels always. FD&C on a label means the FDA allows the dyes to be used in food, drugs and cosmetics.  Sometimes you’ll see FDA Red 40 or FD&C Red 40, […]

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Chemical Food Dyes and Hyperactivity – Part 1

Chemical Food Dyes and Hyperactivity – Part 1

  Chemical dyes are in all types of foods and despite evidence of some of them wreaking havoc; the FDA has allowed them to remain on the “safe list”. Manufacturers like to use them due to their capabilities to enhance foods, gums etc.  The results are vivid, consistent and very appealing. The FDA monitors the […]

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Up Close and Personal with Roni Piterman

Up Close and Personal with Roni Piterman

    I am honored to share with you and up close and personal interview with founder, owner and chef Roni Piterman. She has devoted her days  (and nights) to helping others in need of a gluten-free diet in a very special way and has really expanded. This is a woman who knows her business! […]

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Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?

Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?

It’s not every day that you find a resource book that both parents and children can read for valuable information about celiac disease. Katie Chalmers has achieved this with her unique picture book, Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? After a child’s celiac diagnosis is made, there comes the inevitable talk when Mommy, Daddy, or both […]

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Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago- April 29th- May 1st-2011

Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago- April 29th- May 1st-2011

Living Without, the nation’s leading magazine for people with Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity and food allergies, has become the title sponsor of the 4th annual Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, to be held April 29 – May 1 in Chicago.  Living Without has teamed up with Jen Cafferty, nationally recognized expert on cooking and living […]

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Autism-Vaccine Author Defends His Research

Autism-Vaccine Author Defends His Research

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who published a study in 1998 about the possible link between autism and vaccines which was subsequently questioned and discredited by the medical community, has defended his work in an interview on CNN. Dr. Wakefield’s work has been discredited over the past several years, and ten of the eleven doctors who were […]

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LABELING REGULATIONS IN JEOPARDY NOW- URGENT ALERT

LABELING REGULATIONS IN JEOPARDY NOW- URGENT ALERT

URGENT ALERT… PROPOSED FOOD ALLERGEN/GLUTEN LABELING REGULATIONS IN JEOPARDY Celiac and allergy groups have joined together in response to the strong opposition of the beer industry over the proposed regulatory changes by Health Canada. Below are some of the press releases in the news: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Celiac-Disease-Allergens/Food-Beverage-Labelling/prweb4999184.htm Please pass this along to your colleagues and friends in […]

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Author Connie Sarros Acknowledges Tina Turbin

Author Connie Sarros Acknowledges Tina Turbin

Congratulations to Tina Turbin! Some people accomplish extraordinary things. When they do, it’s nice to recognize them and applaud them for their accomplishments. Tina Turbin is one of those people. She’s well known by many of you because of her involvement in the celiac community. Who is Tina Turbin? Tina is an activist in two main fields: […]

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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 rate 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 […]

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You Bar –Create and Name Your Own Healthy Bar

You Bar –Create and Name Your Own Healthy Bar

With a passion for the outdoors, nutrition, and family, Ava Bise began creating her own snacks to maintain her energy as she skied and taught lessons on the ski slopes of California. The You Bar company eventually evolved after friends began requesting these nutrition-packed snacks and the idea of a business caught the attention of […]

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The Gluten Free Cookie Jar Baking Co.

The Gluten Free Cookie Jar Baking Co.

The delicious treats of the Gluten Free Cookie Jar Baking Co are now available everywhere, yet the facility is tucked away in South Florida, founded by nutritionist Randi Rakow. The company offers a variety of cream canoe cakes (Twinkies), cookies, and brownies. It was like the good ole days. While enjoying that creamy vanilla filling […]

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