Going Bananas Over Bananas

Perhaps the king of all fruits. Delicious, nutritious, and gluten-free, bananas are a great staple in any diet. Especially for those living gluten-free!

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Is Your Brain Playing Hunger Games?

So there you sit, somehow still hungry. You just ate an entire meal an hour ago, yet you find yourself curiously driven to eat again, or at least snack on something. Maybe it’s at night, watching your favorite programs on your DVR. Maybe it’s in the afternoon at work after lunch. Whatever the case, we Read more…

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New Gluten-Free Products Set to Hit Store Shelves

Summer is upon us and that means many of new gluten-free products that debuted at Expo West and other food shows are about to hit store shelves. Back in March I attended Expo West and wrote about those gluten-free products I thought were unique (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4); however, the list Read more…

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Avoid Vitamin D-eficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies today in the United States. And to think, you don’t even need to eat any vitamin D in order to get enough of it. That is because ultraviolet radiation, in the form of sunlight, can turn a certain form of cholesterol in your skin Read more…

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Statement by National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) launched its Tiered Credentialing system in April 2012 in response to a growing concern in the restaurant industry around cross-contamination. While the NFCA recognizes the importance of alerting consumers to cross-contamination risks, the community response has prompted NFCA to reconsider the Amber Designation and related product labeling as Read more…

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Is Gluten Sensitivity 'Celiac Light'?

A recent article titled, “Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gluten Sensitivity Without Celiac Disease: Notes from the Front Lines” raised an interesting issue and I wanted to share it here. The article suggests that gluten sensitivity tends to be less severe than celiac disease. Based on this, it’s suggested that gluten sensitivity might be thought of Read more…

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Big Business Going Gluten-Free

Some of the big names in big food business are starting to come around to the gluten-free way of living. But can they be trusted? This is 2012, so asking if big business can be trusted is basically a rhetorical question at this point. But let’s humor them. Maybe they really do just want to Read more…

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Statement From NFCA Regarding GREAT Kitchens Designation

We want you to understand our approach with the new tiered system. Since we announced the expansion of our GREAT Kitchens program on April 25, 2012, we have received inquiries about our approach and why NFCA is taking this step now. The expansion includes a new credentialing system specifically for the restaurant industry — a Green Read more…

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Shocking Facts About Celiac Disease

May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, so it seems appropriate to share some medical facts about this autoimmune disease that just might shock you. These facts come from Dr. Tom O’Bryan who is is a nationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.  Dr. O’Bryan’s specialty is in teaching the Read more…

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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month and a great time to educate people on gluten sensitivity.  

The term gluten sensitivity comes from the increased attention to the clinical importance of those who do not have celiac disease but respond symptomatically to the gluten-free diet. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, Read more…

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