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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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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Vitamin D Receptors: Understanding Gut Function

Vitamin D Receptors: Understanding Gut Function

If you’ve been staying in the know about the latest medical research, you’ve likely heard something about the importance of the balance of gut flora and its connection with infections and disease, particularly inflammatory bowel diseases, which makes it a vital subject of medical research. The latest study, published in the American Journal of Pathology […]

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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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Signs of Celiac Disease in Your Child

Signs of Celiac Disease in Your Child

It was once believed that celiac disease, caused by an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, was only experienced by children and that most of them would outgrow it. To us these days, such an idea is preposterous, however it indicates something hopeful to us celiac parents—it is possible […]

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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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Chicken, Smoked Sausage and Okra Gumbo

Chicken, Smoked Sausage and Okra Gumbo

This hearty recipe was contributed by the amazing LD Sledge. It is both gluten-free and grain-free.   INGREDIENTS: 1 large fryer chicken (weighs between 1 ½ and 4 lbs) 3 yellow onions 1 bunch green onions 1 bell pepper 3 ribs celery 3 gloves garlic (or add more) ½ tsp parsley flakes 2 lbs. smoked […]

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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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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Tostada

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Tostada

This raw tostada forms the foundation of a delicious Mexican family dinner. Toss in your favorite Mexican salad ingredients—I love lettuce, tomatoes, jicama, shredded cheese, black beans, grilled chicken, and salsa—and serve! (makes 2 large “family-style” tostada salads) INGREDIENTS 1 c Chia seed 2 c sundried tomatoes 2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp Mexican spice […]

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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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Ambrosia or “Fruit Gumbo”

Ambrosia or “Fruit Gumbo”

This recipe comes from my friend L.D. Sledge. It’s the perfect springtime or summertime treat. It lasts 3-4 days, but it’ll probably disappear before then! INGREDIENTS: Cut-up: Oranges Pineapples Granny Smith apples Grapefruit Banana Walnuts Sliced almonds Sliced pecans Tiny marshmallows (optional) Cherries Blueberries Sweetened shredded coconut   DIRECTIONS:   Combine ingredients and mix in […]

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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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Probiotics: An Answer to Celiac Disease?

Probiotics: An Answer to Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease, an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, affects about one percent of the population and 3 million Americans. In spite of this statistic, the disease remains one of the least-researched autoimmune disorders and is in fact the only one not supported by government funding. In the face […]

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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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Mini Gluten-Free Cacao-Spirulina Balls

Mini Gluten-Free Cacao-Spirulina Balls

These gluten-free, grain-free rolls are the perfect complement to a scrumptious home meal. Serve these with your meal so you don’t spoil your appetite by filling up on them!   INGREDIENTS: ¾ – 1 c coconut butter (more for a creamier texture) 2 tsp vanilla bean 2 tbsp chocolate 100% 1 tsp spirulina   DIRECTIONS: […]

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Nonresponsive Celiac Disease Explained

Nonresponsive Celiac Disease Explained

You’ll often hear me say that those of us diagnosed with celiac disease should be grateful for a couple of reasons. First of all, of the estimated 3 million Americans with the disease, only 3% of them have been lucky be correctly diagnosed. Secondly, once diagnosis has been made, treatment is simple and non-medicative—the gluten-free […]

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Dairy-Free Cashew “Sour Cream”

Dairy-Free Cashew “Sour Cream”

Serve this dairy-free topping on your favorite tasty Mexican dish! INGREDIENTS: 3/2 c cashews, soaked for at least 4 hrs. 1 ½ tbsp lime juice 1 tsp agave 1 tsp sea salt ½ c filtered water   DIRECTIONS: In a high-powered blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Tina Turin www.GlutenFreeHelp.info k.m.

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Gluten-Digesting Enzyme Product: A Must for Celiacs

Gluten-Digesting Enzyme Product: A Must for Celiacs

I’d like to recommend a product for my readers and welcome any feedback you have. Gluten Sensitivity Formula, developed by Advanced Bionutritionals, is an advanced gluten-digesting enzyme product, which is a must for celiacs and gluten-sensitive people. Sometimes, no matter how diligent you are in your gluten-free diet, accidental ingestion of gluten happens. That’s why […]

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Pumpkin Seed Treats

Pumpkin Seed Treats

These gluten-free, grain-free goodies taste like they’re from the oven, but they’re raw. Kids just love these as a special surprise in their lunchbox or waiting for them on the kitchen table when they get home. Dip them in some soymilk for extra deliciousness!   INGREDIENTS: 1 c pumpkin seed meal (butter) 3 tbsp date […]

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