Jan.02, 2013

Gluten Intolerance On the Rise in Elderly Patients

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Gluten intolerance is on the rise particularly in the elderly population.  Because symptoms can often be more mild in elderly patients, many go undiagnosed which can lead to serious health consequences in older individuals.

The treatment for Celiac or Non-Celiac Gluten-Sensitivity is a life long gluten-free diet.  Drastic diet changes can be more difficult later in life and it is important to get tested or advice from a doctor if you believe you have symptoms. And, don’t forget, for easy at-home testing, check out the Biocard Test Kit  from GlutenPro. The simple-to-use test kit lets you determine if you have celiac disease is just 10 minutes from the comfort of your own home.

Read more: http://www2.tbo.com/lifestyles/health-4-you/2012/dec/29/4unewso14-is-gluten-intolerance-more-prevalent-in-ar-592955/

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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.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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Nov.20, 2012

Host a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

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Hosting your gluten-free Thanksgiving party is easier than you think!  There are a few simple things to think about when planning your party that can make it easy for you to cook and tasty for everyone involved!
First remember that guests may have a variety of food allergies and while you may not be able to accommodate all of them there could be easy ways to help such as basting your turkey in olive oil and not butter for dairy-free diners.  A simple way of making a tasty gravy is to use the turkey parts and thicken it with cornstarch instead of flour.  It will be just as good and gluten-free.
There are some great boxed corn bread and stuffing recipes but if you want to make your own, you can use gluten-free bread and make sure to leave out any sauces (such as soy) that may have hidden gluten.
For dessert there is a good variety of gluten-free pie crust you can buy at the store or you can do it yourself with gluten-free crushed gingerbread cookies used in place of graham crackers for a nice crust.  Continue with traditional recipes for the filling for pumpkin or pecan pie.
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Nov.08, 2012

Hospital Uses “Gilligan’s Island” to Encourage Patients

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Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD has a great new idea on how to encourage more patients to get a colonoscopy: They are using the theme song from Gilligan’s Island as a jingle with the words changed, and through humor they hope to get more people over 50 tested.

Kris Roeder, associate vice president of marketing and communications for Good Samaritan says, “Everyone over age 50 knows they need a colonoscopy, and it’s something most of us put off as long as possible. I consciously sought out an iconic reference point that would help alleviate the fear about getting a colonoscopy and remind consumers approaching that age that ‘we’re all in this together.”

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Nov.05, 2012

New Tool for Restaurants to Identify Gluten

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“On The Menu” has launched TAG, a web based allergen and gluten tracking software.  The system will help identify any gluten or allergen in menu items as well as go the extra distance to help train restaurants in serving guests with food allergies or sensitivities.

There is a growing demand by consumers for allergen friendly foods and for restaurants to be able to clearly identify any potential allergy or cross contamination.  The TAG dining system will guide restaurants towards being allergy friendly and will help them track the major allergens in their foods.

Read more: http://www.specialtyfood.com/news-trends/featured-articles/article/menu-launches-web-based-allergen-and-gluten-tracking-software/

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Oct.26, 2012

What’s Your Celiac Story

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We spend a lot of time talking about celebrities and athletes being diagnosed with celiac disease, so today we wanted to take a moment to talk about you, our readers.

We’re in the business of helping people get an accurate diagnosis, so we want to hear from you. How did you get diagnosed with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity?

Share your story in the comment field below to help us learn even more about our blossoming celiac community!

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Sep.28, 2012

Chatter Continues on Gluten-Free as a Fad Diet

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There has been so much chatter about the gluten-free diet as a fad diet and as more celebrities jump on the gluten-free bandwagon, more controversy arises over whether or not it’s a healthy way of life. For people living with celiac disease, the gluten-free diet is not a fad.  It is a diet that is medically necessary for many people to be healthy who cannot digest gluten. It’s the only treatment for the autoimmune disease. This week, the Star Tribune again adressed the ongoing debate.

There have been many diet fads throughout the years, one being the low-no fat diet of the 90′s followed by the high protein, high fat diet of the Atkins era and others such as the South Beach Diet and the Zone diet.  The gluten-free diet falls into none of those categories.

Eating gluten-free can be a great way to stay healthy and generally eat less carbs and processed foods if you are sticking to naturally gluten-free items like vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and fish.  However a cookie is still a cookie whether it is gluten-free or not so it is not necessarily a “healthier” cookie or meant to assist with weight loss.

Read more: http://www.tribtoday.com/page/blogs.detail/display/1947/Should-you-be-going-gluten-free-.html

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Jul.05, 2012

Olympic Pole Valuter Goes Gluten-Free

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What an amazing story of perseverance!  After struggling with fatigue from undiagnosed celiac disease, pole vaulter Jenn Suhr finally figured out the cause of her discomfort, started a gluten-free diet, and is now heading to the 2012 Olymics in London to compete!

Suhr is currently the number one ranked female pole vaulter in the world and attributes her success to her diet after she thought her career was over due to medical issues.

Read more :http://www.celiaccentral.org/athletes-for-awareness/gluten-free-pole-vault-olympic-track-team-jenn-suhr-8138/?utm_source=Triumph+Dining+List&utm_campaign=1bff790741-Newsletter_Ap20_Newsletter&utm_medium=email

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