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Food Label Awareness: Celiac Disease

Reading labels is a way of life when you have celiac disease. Before eating anything in a package, be sure to read the label carefully. Look for hidden sources of gluten and for other names, such as food starch, seasoning and hydrolyzed vegetable protein. Also be on the lookout for precautionary statements. These are statements […]

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Toward a Cure for Celiac Disease

From a vaccine to a pill to a wheat sheaf without gluten, Allergic Living explores the exciting research treatment around the world. Building Tolerance Dr. Bob Anderson, a gastroenterologist in Melbourne, Australia, is heading the research on a celiac vaccine. His work focuses on desensitizing patients by injecting them with gluten peptides, amino acids that […]

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Perfect Gluten-Free Pie Crust

With celiac disease, I thought I’d never eat pie again. Now, I’m sharing my carefully weighed, gluten-free pie crust recipe. We just never know what sweet things life will bring. Makes one double-crust 9-inch pie (or two single-crust pies) Ingredients 5 oz (142 g) almond flour (not almond meal) 2 oz (57 g) gluten-free oat […]

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What is Dermatitis Herpetiformis?

Q. I’ve been diagnosed with dermatitis herpetiformis. How is it related to celiac disease? A. Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin disease caused by an intolerance to gluten. It is a form of celiac disease, the inherited autoimmune intestinal disorder that affects between one in 100 and one in 200 people worldwide. Gluten, found in the […]

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What is Quinoa?

Q: I’ve heard that quinoa is a good gluten alternative. But what is it, and what kind of dishes would I use it in? A: Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) was a staple of the Incas who called it “the mother grain”. It is not actually a grain but a seed from a broad-leafed plant that is […]

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What is Celiac Disease?

Q: I have been hearing more about celiac disease, and wonder if I may have it. What exactly is celiac, and how is it diagnosed? A: Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy, is an inherited digestive disorder affecting between one in 100 and one in 200 people worldwide. With this […]

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Vitamins, Minerals & Fibre

Q: I’ve heard many people on a gluten-free diet don’t get enough vitamins, minerals and fibre. How do you avoid this? A: Gluten-free diets can be limited in variety, with white-rice bread, rice cakes, rice crackers and white rice as staples. Also, many commercial gluten-free products such as breads, cereals, pasta and flours are low […]

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Recipe for Flat Bread

Recipe courtesy of Girma Sahlu and Ethiopia Sahlu Makes 1 Loaf/24 Slices Gluten-free Ingredients 2 tbsp (30 mL) yeast (2 packages) 6 1/2 cups (1.6 L) warm water 1 1/2 lbs. (680 kg) teff flour (about 4 1/2 cups or 1 L) Method Dissolve the yeast in 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) water. Combine the teff flour, yeast […]

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Must My Kitchen be Gluten-free?

Q I’m new to celiac disease. Does my whole kitchen need to be gluten-free to prevent cross-contamination? A Following a strict gluten-free diet can be challenging whether you’re away from home or in your own kitchen. While it’s not necessary for everyone in the household to go on a gluten-free diet or to eliminate gluten-containing […]

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GF Diet Without Celiac

Q. Are there health benefits to reducing or eliminating gluten from a diet – even if you don’t have celiac disease? Gluten-free foods are popping up everywhere and the gluten-free diet is being promoted for everything that ails you. In order to separate the “wheat from the chaff” let’s look at the facts. Celiac Disease […]

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