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Sibling Blues and Celiac Disease

When the focus turns to one child’s celiac diagnosis, brothers and sisters can suffer feelings of neglect. Your child needs support. I’m not talking about the one who has celiac disease. I’m referring to the other child, the one who doesn’t have to worry about gluten. I recently spoke with my friend Dr. Ritu Verma, a pediatric gastroenterologist at our […]

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Resist That Urge to Cheat

The holidays are a special time to gather with family, celebrate with friends, and eat. In keeping with the spirit, we allow ourselves to forget the calories and indulge in six weeks of overeating. In fact, it’s downright expected that someone who is “on a diet” will sneak a scoop of sweet potato casserole by […]

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Teff: A Surprising Addition to the Gluten-Free Diet

Teff, a major cereal crop of Ethiopia, is the smallest of all grains in the world. About 100 to 150 teff grains equal the size of one wheat kernel. Teff grains range in color from milky white to almost black. White, red and brown varieties are the most common types found in Ethiopia, while brown […]

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Never Too Early to Start Educating Kids

From grocery games to toy food parties and tending the garden, nurture your child’s gluten-free awareness. The gluten-free diet is confusing for anyone of any age. So it’s tempting to spare your child the details. Instead, you choose her food. You talk to her teachers. You grill the server. While the precautions are both necessary […]

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Canadian Survey of Gluten in Spices

In my column in the Fall 2013 issue of Allergic Living magazine, I tackle the issue of whether spices are safe on the gluten-free diet. In it, I note that spices do not usually contain gluten of themselves, but manufacturing practices are important to avoid cross-contamination with a gluten source. One highly useful reference for my […]

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Gluten-Free Beer: Behind the Labels

The number of beers labeled “gluten-free” has skyrocketed in recent years

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Dining Gluten-Free: Tips and Where Gluten Hides

From national chains to corner coffee shops, eateries of all sizes are dishing up fare for the increasing number of gluten-free patrons. However, there are no guarantees that a restaurant will deliver on a gluten-free commitment. The responsibility to eat safely is still up to the diner. Navigate the gluten-free diet while eating out with […]

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Gluten-Free Pasta Brands Analysis

Registered dietitian, celiac disease expert and Allergic Living columnist Shelley Case has created unique and incredibly helpful nutritional comparison charts of the most popular gluten-free pasta brands. Find out which ones are enriched with vitamins, fiber, iron and protein in the charts below. Print them and bring them along the next time you go grocery […]

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Whole Grains: Get Enough on the Gluten-Free Diet

When you follow a gluten-free diet, it’s important to realize that all cereals are not the enemy. In fact, gluten-free whole grains are superb for your diet and essential to good health. Studies show that those who regularly eat whole grains have lower cholesterol levels, reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer […]

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Cooking Whole Grains on Gluten-Free Diet

Whole grains are an important part of the gluten-free diet since they contain nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, fiber, protein, antioxidants and phytochemicals (naturally occurring plant chemicals). Regular consumption of whole grains can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. They also play a role […]

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