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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Gluten-Free,Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Round Chocolate Spirulina Balls: Recipe

Gluten-Free,Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Round Chocolate Spirulina Balls: Recipe

  These gluten-free, grain-free goodies are raw and made with a dehydrator. They are a great snack before or after a workout and kids love them, too.   (This makes a small batch. Double up on the ingredients for a larger batch.)   INGREDIENTS: ¾ – 1 c coconut butter (more for a creamier texture) […]

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Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship- Book Review

Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship- Book Review

A lot of change has occurred in the gluten-free community and field in the last few years. Even since I was diagnosed 6 years ago a lot has happened. More and more young kids are getting diagnosed correctly with celiac disease. This means for them, that they get to skip the years and years of physical discomfort, emotional […]

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

Over recent years, avoiding gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has become increasingly popular among Americans. Many people on the gluten-free diet have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten that can affect the entire body, in particular the small intestine, causing serious health problems. A study is suggesting that people […]

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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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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Culture Starter with Veggies- Recipe

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Culture Starter with Veggies- Recipe

  For some good-for-you gluten free, probiotics and a yummy snack, make this recipe contributed by Judy Willardson.   INGREDIENTS: Kefir starter grains Assortment of vegetables such as cabbage and celery A bit of apple   DIRECTIONS:  Mix kefir starter grains with veggies and apples and some liquid, such as water or vegetable juice, covering […]

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Gluten-Free Kids at School: Federal Programs and Gluten-Free Lunches

Gluten-Free Kids at School: Federal Programs and Gluten-Free Lunches

Raising gluten-free children can be a tough job. A gluten-free diet can already be enough of a headache, requiring major changes in your own kitchen, how you celebrate the holidays, and dining out. Then there’s the matter of school, a whole challenge in itself. Fortunately, the American Celiac Disease Alliance has stepped forward to make […]

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Just Poppin Maple Sorghum Kashi

Just Poppin Maple Sorghum Kashi

This is an altered version of a recipe supplied by Just Poppin for their granola. It was a pleasure to help create this ultimate snack food recipe!   INGREDIENTS: 3 c popped sorghum ½ c slivered almonds ½ c shredded coconut (sweetened) ¼ c maple syrup 2 tbsp vegetable ¼ c sesame seeds ¼ c […]

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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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Simple Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Pancakes

Simple Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Pancakes

INGREDIENTS: ½ c almond flour (Honeyville) ¼ c coconut flour ½ tsp salt 2 eggs 1 tbsp orange blossom honey 4 tbsp warm water ¼ – ½ tsp baking soda Coconut oil   DIRECTIONS: 1. Mix all ingredients together. 2. Cook in frying pan with coconut oil. Tina Turbin www.GlutenFreeHelp.info k.m.

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Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Breakfast Giveaway!!!

Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Breakfast Giveaway!!!

It has been a while since we have done a giveaway so I thought we could start them off with a bang! I always loved eating Rice Krispies as a child. Not only did they taste good but they made such fun sounds. They were my favorite cereal even before I was diagnosed celiac. Snap Crackle […]

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Studies Show Prevalence of Celiac Disease Has Increased

Studies Show Prevalence of Celiac Disease Has Increased

According to a news article on Medscape Today, the incidence of celiac disease (CD) has markedly increased over the past three decades, by even as much as four times, and studies are showing the incidence may actually be higher than 1% of the population, which is the current estimate. According to Medscape, the Mayo Clinic […]

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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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Symptoms of Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH)

Symptoms of Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH)

There is a common and characteristically celiac symptom that people should be aware of—dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), also known as the “gluten rash.” According to the Canadian Celiac Association, 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. According […]

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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Chocolate Piping

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Chocolate Piping

  I made shapes of hearts and ovals but really any shape can be made.  These gluten-free, soy-free chocolate “designs” can be used on tops of cupcakes, cakes, served with a cup of cappuccino or with a small bowl of fruit for a classy dessert. Make sure you make the piping thick enough.   INGREDIENTS […]

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Celiac Disease: A Look into its Pathogenesis

Celiac Disease: A Look into its Pathogenesis

According to the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), the pathogenesis—that is the cause and development—of celiac disease consists of three factors: “genetic, environment and immunologic.” With regard to genetics, the CCA points out that more than 97% of celiac patients have the genetic markers HLA DQ2 and/or HLA DQ8. Celiac disease is now known to be […]

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Betty Lou’s Gluten-Free Protein Bars

Betty Lou’s Gluten-Free Protein Bars

After mom Betty Lou Carrier read Sugar Blues by William Dufty and took to heart the book’s preaching that “sugar causes disease,” her life took a turn.  Little did she know that her newfound commitment to eliminating sugar from her family’s diet would end up with a 104,000 square -foot facility, 80 full-time staff, and […]

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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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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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Read My Gluten-Free Interview on BFKBooks.com

Read My Gluten-Free Interview on BFKBooks.com

I’m honored to have been interviewed by Vicky of BFKbooks (http://bfkbooks.com), formally The Bookfiend’s Kingdom. BFKbooks features book reviews, exclusive interviews with authors, and the opportunity to buy books. Vicky asked me all about my Danny the Dragon children’s book series, my background, and my passion for raising awareness for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. […]

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