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Jefferson Adams

Jefferson Adams is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. His poems, essays and photographs have appeared in Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, CALIBAN, Hayden's Ferry Review, Huffington Post, the Mississippi Review, and Slate among others.

He is a member of both the National Writers Union, the International Federation of Journalists, and covers San Francisco Health News for Examiner.com.

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Many people with celiac disease report suffering from impaired cognition or ‘brain fog,’ but no good study had been done until a research team took an in-depth look at the issue.



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How do products labeled as “gluten-free” actually measure up? How much gluten do they really contain?



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Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. This version incorporates holiday eggnog for a rich, delicious cheesecake that’s sure to put a smile of the faces of most anyone. It makes a great potluck item that will have people asking for more.



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A recent study shows no increase in risk for pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes for women with celiac disease.



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This year, our holiday dessert list goes beyond the standard dessert fare to include the recipe for our home-run Gluten-free Pecan-Streusel Apple Pie with Almond Meal Crust, along with links to ten more top-ranked gluten-free desserts.



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Australian researchers recently showed that oats do trigger an adverse immune response in some people with celiac disease.



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According to a new study, obesity plays a major part in triggering and prolonging autoimmune diseases, such as celiac disease, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis.



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A growing desire to avoid gluten is changing the food industry in myriad ways, so says an article in the Oct 25th 2014 edition of the Economist.



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Catholics with celiac disease hopeful as U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops votes overwhelmingly in favor of revising Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities. 



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Following a strict gluten-free diet is the only way to treat celiac disease. However, researchers have been lacking clear agreement on how and when to assess gluten-free dietary adherence in celiac patients or how to determine its effectiveness on villous atrophy.



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Researchers have documented a number of other medical conditions that are associated with celiac disease, and which improve when patients follow a strict gluten-free diet.



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This holiday recipe is sure to be a big hit with cheesecake lovers, pumpkin pie lovers and, most importantly, gluten-free eaters looking for a delicious dessert.



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Whoever your favorite team may be, a great dip can really anchor the snack table at a party or gathering. In this dip, fresh dill, yogurt and mayonnaise come together with a bit of sugar and some seasoned salt to deliver a dip that goes great with vegetables and chips.



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Many food pantries simply do not stock dedicated gluten-free items for celiac sufferers. Those that try face daunting challenges.



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There is a large body of data that show that celiac disease is associated with metabolic bone disorders, such as low bone mineral density.



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Jennifer Lopez is our latest celebrity to tout the benefits of a gluten-free diet, credits a dairy-free and gluten-free vegan diet with helping her shed an unwanted 10 pounds.



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An anonymous donor has made a $2 million dollar contribution to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.



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Jicama is one of the unsung wonders of a great many Mexican dishes and salsas. 



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There have been claims that certain strains of wheat, especially ancient strains, such as einkorn, do not trigger adverse reactions in people with celiac disease, or that they trigger less severe reactions.


Gluten-free Thanksgiving 2014


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Preparing a great gluten-free Thanksgiving is a easy as 1-2-3-4! First, and foremost, make sure your turkey of choice is gluten-free. Not all brands of turkey are gluten-free. Some contain gluten in their additives. Especially beware of any seasoning or gravy packets that come with otherwise gluten-free turkeys.


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