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Betty Wedman-St Louis, PhD, RD

Betty Wedman-St Louis, PhD, RD is Assistant Professor, NY Chiropractic College, MS Clinical Nutrition Program Nutrition Assessment Course & Food Science Course.  She is author of the following books:
  • Fast and Simple Diabetes Menus, McGraw Hill Companies
  • Diabetes Meals on the Run, Contemporary Books
  • Living With Food Allergies, Contemporary Books
  • Diabetic Desserts, Contemporary Books
  • Quick & Easy Diabetes Menus Cookbook, Contemporary Books
  • American Diabetes Association Holiday Cookbook and Parties & Special Celebrations Cookbook, Prentice Hall Books

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Healthy comfort food is hard to find in the supermarket—especially when you want it tasty, cheap and appealing to everyone. Rice pudding is the ultimate comfort food because it is found on almost every continent wherever rice is available (none was found on Antartica during my month there). Rice cream or pudding has many names- Arroz con leche in Spanish, Risalamande in Scandinavia, Pulut hitam in Malaysia, Riz bi halecb in Lebannon.



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In 2005 the National Institute of Health indicated more than 23 million Americans suffered from autoimmune disease. Today the projection is 30 million who experience extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, muscle weakness, sleeplessness, weight loss or gain, and memory problems as symptoms of autoimmune disorders.



Phosphate. Image: CC--Rawen Balmaña

Dietary phosphorus occurs naturally in dairy foods, animal meats, and legumes but according to the Institute of Medicine, high levels of phosphorus can be a contributor to cardiovascular, kidney and osteoporosis disorders.



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Do you realize that metabolic and emotional stress, hormonal imbalance and food sensitivities all impact digestion? Many individuals believe that once they stop eating gluten, digestive disorders will disappear. Nothing could be further from the truth as we take a closer look at gastroenterology and the link between the gut and brain.



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Vitamin B12 is a group of cobalt containing compounds described by Alan R. Gaby, M.D. in Nutritional Medicine called cobalamins. Methylcobalamin is the coenzyme form of B12 that is critical for human health. Hydroxocobalamin is a more stable form of B12 but it first needs to be converted to an active form before use in metabolism.



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Eating Gluten-Free is not complicated and certainly not less nutritious than conventional menu choices. But there are challenges for the person with celiac disease.



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Lectins are carbohydrate binding proteins which promote inflammatory responses like Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.



The finished blueberry muffins. Photo: CC--thebittenword.com
This recipe originally appeared in the Autumn 2010 edition of Celiac.com's Journal of Gluten-Sensitivity.


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Living with celiac disease and diabetes can be a challenge, but it is not impossible.  You can travel the world, eat out and enjoy life but assertiveness is important to maintaining good blood glucose management and digestive health.