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Not a Fad Diet

You must have noticed it, too. Suddenly everywhere – the words “gluten-free” appear. They’re on packages of foods and bottles of beer and advertising supplements for grocery chains. Companies that produce food have begun to take notice of those of us who cannot eat gluten. According to a report by Packaged Facts, a market research […]

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The Diagnosis: Life After Bread

Yes. When my doctor told me that I had celiac disease, I said it out loud – yes! Not the typical reaction, I know. Most people, when told they must live without gluten, begin grieving right away. Imagine being told that never again can you eat gluten – the elastic protein in wheat, rye, and […]

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Feeding our G-F Baby

Long before our daughter was born, we dreamed of feeding her. After we finally brought her home, we introduced her to rosemary just clipped from the bush, vanilla bean, and balsamic vinegar. No, we weren’t giving food to a 2-week-old baby. We were putting it under her nose, encouraging her to sniff. Our kitchen often […]

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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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