The Only Treatment for Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis

The Only Treatment for Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Celiac patients and those with Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) (the “gluten rash”) have only one treatment option for their condition, but luckily it’s simple, effective, and non-medicinal. According to the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), this treatment is “a STRICT GLUTEN-FREE DIET FOR LIFE.” DH patients may also use the drug Dapsone to suppress their symptoms. As […]

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Celiac Nurse Publishes Gluten Toxicity eBook

Celiac Nurse Publishes Gluten Toxicity eBook

The celiac community has seen a surge of helpful resources in the form of eBooks, including Gluten Toxicity: The Mysterious Symptoms of Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetaformis, and Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance by Shelly Stuart, R.N., B.Sc.N. The book contains 248 pages and 30 chapters of clearly laid-out answers and advice for those with celiac disease, DH […]

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Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

 Who doesn’t love a good barbecue? Well, if you are intolerant to gluten or have celiac disease, then it can definitely be quite trying at times to enjoy a barbecue. Celiac disease refers to a ver serious condition that a lot of people tend to overlook. In a nutshell, it prevents the human body from […]

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Distilled Beverages and Gluten

Distilled Beverages and Gluten

Distilled beverages, alcohol, and vinegars are gluten-free. Distilled alcohol is also known as “spirits” or “liquor” and comes from distilling fermented foods such as grain, fruit, and vegetables. According to Living Without, research shows that gluten peptides are too large to make it through the distillation process. Watch out for liqueurs, though, which are distilled […]

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis Treatment Explained

Dermatitis Herpetiformis Treatment Explained

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is “a blistering, intensely itchy skin rash.” It’s usually symmetrical in shape and is most commonly located on the elbows, knees, buttocks, and upper back. People can experience the rash on other parts of the body, and severity of symptoms can vary. Just as with celiac disease, the prescribed treatment is the […]

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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Grapefruit Aioli Sauce

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Grapefruit Aioli Sauce

This sauce is delicious and the perfect accompaniment to my GF crab fritters (include link)! INGREDIENTS ½ c mayonnaise ½ c sour cream 1 grapefruit (squeezed of juice) DIRECTIONS 1. Combine ingredients and heat in a pan until warm. 2. Serve over Gluten-Free crab fritters (include link) or any other recipe of your choice.   […]

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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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My Article on U.S. Gluten-Free Food Labeling to Appear in Journal of Gluten Sensitivity

My Article on U.S. Gluten-Free Food Labeling to Appear in Journal of Gluten Sensitivity

You can order a copy of the Winter print edition of the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity to read my article, “U.S. Has Yet to Define ‘Gluten-Free’ for Food Labels,” in which I take up the critical subject of the FDA’s gluten-free labeling regulations. The Journal of Gluten Sensitivity is a print and online quarterly newsletter […]

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Cajun’s Choice- Gluten-Free,Grain-Free Shrimp, Crab & Crawfish Boil

Cajun’s Choice- Gluten-Free,Grain-Free Shrimp, Crab & Crawfish Boil

One of my lovely readers purchased Cajun Choices Shrimp, Crab and Crawfish Boil and put her own spin on it. Take a look at what she has to say and check out the Cajun Choice review.   “I love to use my “Crab Boil” for other things besides a base for soups. I actually put […]

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Gluten-Free Eaters, Check Out Sunshine Burger!

Gluten-Free Eaters, Check Out Sunshine Burger!

Sunshine Burger is one of the only companies that offers a gluten-free, soy-free, vegan and USDA certified organic veggie burger. Only organic whole food ingredients are used, such as raw ground sunflower kernels, brown rice, fresh carrots, herbs and sea salt, all of which (the company is proud to say) consumers can pronounce. Organic Sunshine Burgers […]

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Just Poppin’  “Crunchy Munchy”

Just Poppin’ “Crunchy Munchy”

This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe submitted to one of my testers, Miranda Jade. She loved some of the holiday treats that are on sale and decided to make a slight change and come up with her own recipe. Hint: her favorite starts with the word Moose.   After a couple tries- the […]

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Gluten-Free Halibut Ceviche

Gluten-Free Halibut Ceviche

INGREDIENTS 1 1lb. skinless halibut fillet, diced in ½-in. pieces ¾ c fresh lime juice ¼ c orange juice 1 habanera pepper seeded and minced 1 naval orange, peel and section Salt and pepper   DIRECTIONS 1. Place halibut, juices, and habanera in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate about 2-3 hours. 2. Strain liquid and […]

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Ginger – Soy Dip (Sauce)

Ginger – Soy Dip (Sauce)

This one is adapted from a “Martha” on one of her television recipes.   INGREDIENTS: ¼ c gluten-free soy sauce 3 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic 2 tsp sugar ¼ tsp sesame oil     DIRECTIONS Stir all and serve with any Asian (gluten-free of course) wontons – pot stickers or even […]

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Gluten-Free Shepherd’s Pie with a Cauliflower Twist

Gluten-Free Shepherd’s Pie with a Cauliflower Twist

This recipe is an old favorite which I made gluten-free and without potatoes.  I use mashed “cauliflower” as the topping and no one even knows.  Not even my pickiest tester – my daughter.   INGREDIENTS for topping: 1 head cauliflower 2 tbsp butter or soy butter – not melted 2 tbsp rice milk (or milk […]

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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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GF Crispy French Toast for Two

GF Crispy French Toast for Two

This is such a delicious recipe for a nice husband and wife morning, or to play in the kitchen with the kids. It is delicious and fun no matter the company. INGREDIENTS 6 tbsp egg whites 3 tbsp milk (or soy or almond milk) 2 tsp sugar ½ tsp vanilla Butter Cinnamon (to taste) 4 […]

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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 Chicago- April29th- May 1st-2011

Gluten and Allergen Free Expo Chicago- April29th- 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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