Archive for December, 2012

Dec.28, 2012

Food Trend Predictions for 2013

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Gluten-free eating will continue to be at the top of healthy eating trends in 2013!  A new report from Food Business News shows that the trend for consumers to go against the grain is still going strong and should lead to even more gluten-free products in the next year.

Other eating trends in the top 5 for the new year include mini-meals, an increase in vegetarianism and food waste consciousness.

Read more about healthy food trends here: http://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/news_home/Consumer_Trends/2012/12/Mini-meals_gluten-free_eating.aspx?ID={0CE67826-1DFC-4986-868B-3594DFB34052}&cck=1

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Dec.27, 2012

Celiac Disease Research Facilities

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As the end of the year draws near, it’s a time to think about making contributions to organizations working to better our lives. Perhaps this year, you will consider making a donation to a research institution working on the advancement of celiac disease. Here are a few institutions making a huge difference:

Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.org

Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland  http://www.celiaccenter.org

Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Medical Center http://www.childrensnational.org/celiac

University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center http://www.cureceliacdisease.org

Mayo Clinic Celiac Disease Program http://www.mayoclinic.org/celiac-disease

Beth Israel Deaconess Celiac Disease Center http://www.bidmc.org/CentersandDepartments/Departments/DigestiveDiseaseCenter/CeliacCenter.aspx

Wm K. Warren Medical Research Center for Celiac Disease http://celiaccenter.ucsd.edu

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Dec.21, 2012

New Research Scores Gluten-Free Baking Ingredients

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Just in time for Christmas, Bakeryandsnacks.com has put together a list of all the science and research done on gluten-free products in 2012 to see how efforts to improve quality and nutrition in gluten-free products are emerging. This is great information that you could perhaps incorporate into your holiday baking adventures!

Buckwheat scores high in improving both texture and nutritional quality in gluten-free foods while rice bran has shown to improve both sensory experience and longevity of shelf life.

Read more about the 2012 developments here: http://www.bakeryandsnacks.com/Formulation/Gluten-free-festive-bake-off-Quality-vs-nutrition

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Dec.20, 2012

Celiac Disease Awareness Continues to Grow

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Celiac Disease awareness is soaring!  More people than ever are checking with their doctors to get tested and new drugs are in development to help people with Celiac Disease and gluten-sensitivity.

Because of growing awareness, sales of gluten-free products have risen 28% annually over the last four years sales this year have reached $4.2 billion. How amazing is that! This is all great news so let’s keep getting the word out there.  There are still an estimated 1.4 million people who are may have Celiac but don’t know it because they have been incorrectly diagnosed with IBS or other medical issues. Talk to you doctor now, or check out the BioCard Test Kit to test yourself or a loved one from home!

Read more about Celiac today at: http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2012/12/awareness_of_gluten-free_diets.html

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Dec.19, 2012

Is Santa Claus Gluten-Free?

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It’s almost Christmas and for many families that means making cookies for Santa when he comes down the chimney.  Luckily there are many fabulous recipes that are great to make with kids that are delicious even if your Santa has to eat gluten-free!

From pumpkin spice cookies to a typical sugar cookie this article gives some great ideas on how to make a tasty Christmas cookie gluten-free.

What’s your favorite cookie for Santa? Post in the comments field below! We want to know!

Read more here: http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/979189/5-gluten-free-christmas-cookie-recipes

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Dec.17, 2012

Talk to Your Doctor About Celiac Disease Testing

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Celiac Disease is linked to more than 300 symptoms that can affect any system of the body. The symptoms can be typical of the disease such as stomach problems or as confusing as headaches, fatigue and mouth sores.

 In children, the disease could potentially manifest in attention deficit issues and in teenagers could become prevalent after a stressful event.
If you or your child is having unexplained health issues you may want to talk to your doctor and get tested to determine if a gluten-free diet could be the right course of action. Remember, always talk to your doctor first.
Looking for an easy way to get tested for Celiac Disease from the comfort of your own home? Check out the BioCard Test and in just 10 minutes, you could change your life.
Read more about Celiac Disease and possible symptoms now at: http://www.m.webmd.com/diet/celiac-disease-symptoms
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Dec.14, 2012

Study Looks at Rates of Celiac Disease Amongst Women with Infertility

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A new study from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia shows that 6% of women with unexplained infertility had Celiac Disease.  Advocates are now pushing for women struggling with fertility issues to get tested for Celiac and if they test positive to begin a gluten-free diet.

Celiac Disease can present itself in many ways and sometimes skip the obvious symptoms of stomach cramps, diarrhea, and bloating.  It’s possible that you could have had Celiac for years and not know it.

Read more about this study and other ongoing research at: http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/979617/celiac-disease-and-infertility-connection

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Dec.12, 2012

Study Looks at Link Between Tap Water and Food Allergies

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A new study suggests that chemicals used to purify tap water could possibly be linked to the development of food allergies.  The chemicals in question are called dichlorophenols and can also be found in pesticides used to treat fruits and vegetables.

The study involved more than 2,000 participants ranging in age from 6 through adulthood. The researchers discovered that people who had one or more allergies to food had higher levels of dichlorophenol in their urine compared to people without any allergies.  However the study does not provide conclusive evidence and more testing is needed to determine the effect of the chemical in tap water.

Read more about the research now at: http://m.healthday.com/iphone_article.htm?CID=0B3F45B2&NFID=C&articleId=671165

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Dec.11, 2012

Give a Gluten-Free Calendar this Holiday Season

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The holidays are upon us and it’s time to give gifts to those we love to show them just how much we love and appreciate them during the festive season.

This year why not give a gift that also gives back?  Try getting one of the Gluten-Free Calendars that feature influential superstars in the gluten-free community!  See faces and stories such as Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer, Mrs. United States 2011 Shannon Ford, or editor of Delight Gluten Free Magazine Vanessa Maltin Weisbrod!

And the best part is that $1 from every calendar sold will go back to a gluten free or celiac non-profit organization. A donation from ALL calendar sales will also be made to the Center for Celiac Research, Gluten Free Calendars non-profit partner and primary beneficiary.

Read more and get your calendar here: http://www.glutenfreecalendar.com/?page_id=20249

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Dec.10, 2012

New Celiac Resource from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has launched the website CeliacNow in response to an upswing in Celiac Disease cases and to raise awareness.

“Our hope is to provide a comprehensive resource for Celiac Disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and we’re starting with the nutritional component,” says Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN, the Celiac Center’s Nutrition Coordinator.

Many people around the country don’t have access to Celiac support groups or awareness programs and are struggling to maintain a gluten-free diet on their own.  Hopefully websites like this will be able to benefit many!

Read more about the new program here: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20121210/Beth-Israel-Deaconess-Medical-Center-introduces-CeliacNow-website.aspx

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