FDA DEFINES WHAT IS GLUTEN FREE

Today FDA (the Food and Drug Administration – the overlords of our food and drugs), posted their final ruling on what defines “gluten-free” food, according to labeling. I’m posting my highlights that I found most interesting on this post. You can read it all on FDA’s website here. Basically, we’re all doing the Carlton out of sheer Read more…

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Getting to Know Gluten

It is something that an increasing number of Americans are avoiding like the plague. Relatively speaking, it has just burst onto the nutrition and health scene, transcending its nerdy nutrition textbook roots to become part of the American lexicon. Now almost everyone knows what it is, and many have an even deeper and more personal 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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Study: Gluten Causes Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Subjects without Celiac Disease: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.

OBJECTIVES: Despite increased prescription of a gluten-free diet for gastrointestinal symptoms in individuals who do not have celiac disease, there is minimal evidence that suggests that gluten is a trigger. The aims of this study were to determine whether gluten ingestion can induce symptoms in non-celiac individuals and to examine the mechanism. METHODS: A double-blind, Read more…

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38th Annual Gluten-free Health and Wellness Experience in Seattle June 16th

The Gluten Intolerance Group is having their Gluten-Free Health and Wellness Experience at the DoubleTree Hotel in Seattle on June 16th.  The Experience combines expert speakers, gluten-free exhibitors, free health screenings and more to help attendees learn how to live a healthy, balanced gluten-free life. Registration starts at $15 per person and includes admission to all of the events. Topics Read more…

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Medications: The Next Arena for Gluten Labeling Measures

In my work as an author, researcher, and gluten-free advocate, I work hard to help the gluten-sensitive and celiac communities live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, free from the threat of gluten ingestion. Over the past several years, I am grateful to have witnessed a marked increase in gluten-free awareness and celiac disease research, with many benefits for gluten-free Read more…

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