Oscar winner credits going gluten-free with weight loss. Managing Editor Kim Shiffman explains why his thinking is misguided.
May is Celiac Awareness Month. But what can you do to participate? A few ideas to get you started. – Head down to the brand new Ottawa Convention Centre this weekend (May 13-15) for the Canadian Celiac Association’s 30th annual conference, featuring top-notch speakers, loads of vendors and the latest and greatest in gluten-free foods. [...]
He was the child who fell into strange trances and broke bones like twigs. But today Eamon Murphy is a thriving teenager. Eamon Murphy started out life as an elfin, silent toddler. At 3½ years of age, he began to fall into short trances without warning, his blue eyes unfocused and his mouth moving as [...]
In Latin, gluten means “glue” and that’s exactly what it is: two proteins, gliadin and glutenin, stuck together. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye, which means it is in a myriad of products, from the usual suspects like bread and bagels to those that are not nearly so obvious. Think meat substitutes, for [...]
It may sound daunting, but once you’re diagnosed with celiac disease, it’s usually good news. Most people with celiac disease have been suffering maddening, unexplained and often painful symptoms for years. These usually disappear miraculously once you’re on the gluten-free diet. A celiac diagnosis does come with dietary restrictions that have a sizeable learning curve. [...]
Celiac disease is one of a group of conditions classified as autoimmune disorders because the body’s immune system turns on itself. But instead of having a certain set of symptoms, it can manifest itself in a dizzying number of ways. The problems start because the villi, tiny, finger-like projections in the small intestine that act [...]
Here’s a guide to help you sort out what you need to do, from breakfast through to baking and barbecues with friends. No matter how daunting it may seem at the start, following a GF diet can be easy as (gluten-free) pie. Where does gluten hide? Gluten can be sneaky. Food ingredients such as modified [...]
Celiac disease, from the Latin word for “abdominal cavity,” occurs when the body rejects a protein called gluten, which is found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Gluten is present in much of the food we eat, often as an unexpected ingredient. It’s also in many products we use every day, from vitamins [...]