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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 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.



The finished diced jicama appetizer. Photo: Wikimedia Commons--Eliazar Parra Cardenas

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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More than half of all restaurant chains plan to offer gluten-free menu items in 2014, according to a recent menu price survey by SpenDifference.



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Beer can chicken is one of those simple, no fuss grilling options that never fails to draw a smile from guests.



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Not long ago, the market for gluten-free products was regarded as a market of specialty products intended for niche shoppers and vendors. That has changed rapidly, as the market has evolved into a bona fide mainstream market serving shoppers with a strong affiliation for gluten-free products.



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Some data have suggested that introducing gluten to infants at 4 to 6 months of age can help to lower the risk of celiac disease. To get a clearer picture of any potential benefits of introducing gluten within this time period, a team of researchers performed a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dietary-intervention study.



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The relationship between the risk of celiac disease and both the age at which gluten is introduced to a child’s diet and a child’s early dietary pattern is unclear.



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As much as you might love Halloween, you just can’t (or shouldn’t) have candy for dinner. When dinner time comes, consider whipping up this delightfully hearty pumpkin chili.



The finished gory bloody baked rat. Photo: Jefferson Adams

Want to shock and delight the kids with a little Halloween culinary gore? These bloody baked rats are just the ticket! They are basically creatively shaped meatloaf with a twist. They're easy to make, and sure to draw some excitement at the dinner table.



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There have been a few reports tying cortical myoclonus with ataxia to celiac disease. Such reports also suggest that the former is unresponsive to a gluten-free diet.



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Here are ten recipes for make-at-home Halloween treats that are guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of your young ones, and help you to breath a sigh of gluten-free relief.



The dry rubbed chicken wings cooking. Photo: CC--Dirtsailor2003

Chicken wings are a great way to anchor most any backyard barbecue, or sports-focused snack party. These dry rubbed wings are easy to make, and will have your guests clamoring for more.



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Could high-protein flour made out of crickets change the future of gluten-free foods? One company thinks so.



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Researchers don’t have much data on rates of celiac disease in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). To better understand any connections between the two conditions, a Dutch research team recently set out to examine the rates of celiac disease in patients with autoimmune hepatitis.



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Celiac.com’s Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Candy List for Halloween 2014 offers our most comprehensive list of familiar and new gluten-free treats to date.


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