The Return of Heirloom Grains?

A recent article from the Wall Street Journal titled, “Eating Like the Ancients: Heirloom Grains Return” discusses the trend of marketing “ancient grains.” Many of these grains are gluten free and quite nutritious (quinoa, teff, buckwheat), but some, einkorn in particular, are being touted as safe for people with celiac, when they are not. Einkorn is Read more…

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Bad on Paper

We received Greyson’s written diagnosis of Autism in the mail a few days before his 3rd birthday… Ironically I was so happy to receive it because we needed the document to be eligible for services to continue after his actual 3rd birthday… I remember Greyson’s caseworker coming over a few weeks later.. She had overseen Read more…

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Nettle Tea: Remedy for the Gluten-Free?

They say one man’s pain is another man’s pleasure. So suppose you had two men, and one walked into a patch of stinging nettles, and the other simply got to watch this unfold from a safe distance while sipping on a cup of freshly brewed nettle tea. Which would you rather be? Hard to decide, Read more…

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Deadline to Support Gluten-Free Labeling is Nov. 1

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act required Health and Human Services to set a gluten-free labeling rule by 2008 to aid people with celiac disease, a life-threatening autoimmune condition. The only known treatment is a strict gluten-free diet.
 
An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac and even more may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Without Read more…

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We Need Your Signature! Finalize Standards For Gluten Free Labeling

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act required Health and Human Services to set a gluten-free labeling rule by 2008 to aid people with celiac disease, a life-threatening autoimmune condition. The only known treatment is a strict gluten-free diet. An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac and even more may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Read more…

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ALV003: The Answer To Your Gluten-Free Prayers?

It’s only early October, but a day may soon come when you hear news that makes you feel like a kid on Christmas morning. If you do have Celiac disease, or are living gluten-free, a proposed “magic bullet” will probably soon be available in the form of a drug that may represent a huge step Read more…

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Black Rice: Newest Superfood?

If you’re enticed by rice, and chances are if you are living a gluten-free lifestyle that you are, then you’re probably already aware of the newest rice to join white, brown, and wild (not actually rice at all) in the rice arena. Say hello to black rice. Ancient Asian cultures revered and prized the rare Read more…

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Potential Celiac Drug Receives Fast Track Designation From FDA

Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its lead candidate, ALV003, received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the potential treatment of patients with celiac disease. Alvine is currently conducting phase 2 clinical trials with ALV003. “We are very pleased that the FDA has granted ALV003 this Fast Track designation. Read more…

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Review: Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and is responsible for the springiness and stretchiness of bread. Allergies and intolerances to gluten have been the subject of intensive research over the past decade. Much of this research has focused on celiac disease, which is a special form of gluten intolerance. It is Read more…

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