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When Celiac is Silent

Some have so few symptoms that they don’t realize gluten is a big problem.

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Allergic Living’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Cool ideas for the allergic or GF person on your list!

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From Sickness to Advocacy: A Gluten-Free Journey

There were days that the fatigue was so bad that Shelia Cafferty could barely haul herself out of bed. She had hay fever, she kept breaking out into inexplicable rashes, she felt bloated all the time. Without answers and feeling awful continuously, soon, she sank into depression. “I knew something was really wrong,” she recalls […]

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The Lobby That Took the Cake

Hats off to the organizers of 1 in 133, the Gluten-Free Food Labeling Summit. In a matter of weeks, John Forberger, the tweeting, gluten-free triathlete (@GlutenFreeTri) and Jules Shepard (@JulesGlutenFree) managed to gather hundreds of supporters together in Washington for the impressive May 4 summit. The purpose? To send the message to the Food and […]

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Potato, Parsnip and Pear Latkes

  Serves 4-6 Free of: Gluten and all top allergens   Ingredients 1 large Yukon gold potato, peeled 2 medium parsnips, peeled 1  large pear, peeled 2 eggs or equivalent egg replacer 2 tbsp all-purpose gluten-free flour or 1 1/2 tbsp matzo meal Few pinches salt and pepper 1 ⁄ 2 cup (125 mL) vegetable […]

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Free of: All top allergens and gluten-free Ingredients 2 small butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 2  tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 1 leek, halved lengthwise, washed, diced 1  sweet onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, diced 1½ to 2 tbsp (20 to 30 mL) curry paste [Look for allergen-free, g-f brand] 5 cups (1.2 L) […]

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At Last, Good Gluten-free Baking

I learned to bake from my mother. She’d get me to retrieve the heavy bag of white flour and heave it up on the counter. Then I watched her mix that flour with butter and sugar, milk and baking powder, into cookies or pies. As I grew older, I became the baker. The flour flew […]

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What Exactly Is Gluten?

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 […]

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Managing Life with Celiac Disease

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. […]

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Celiac’s Link to Other Health Conditions

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 […]

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