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Celiac.com 11/27/2018 - If you’ve ever been to the highlands of Peru, then you might have tasted versions of this delicious and simple quinoa soup that is a common staple of local restaurants in the region. It’s a simple and highly versatile recipe, so add or subtract vegetables, as desired.
5 cups chicken broth
5 cups water
1-1½ cups cooked quinoa
3 cloves garlic
½ onion, diced
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cumin
1 pinch chili powder
1 cup coarsely shredded carrot...
Celiac.com 11/26/2018 - Many people with celiac disease suffer from headaches. A team of researchers recently set out to more thoroughly explore the relationship between celiac disease and headaches. The research team included Panagiotis Zis, Thomas Julian, and Marios Hadjivassiliou. They are variously affiliated with the Academic Department of Neurosciences, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK, and the Medical School of the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, UK.
The team's goal was to establish the r...
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Celiac.com 11/23/2018 - The complex factors that lead to the development of celiac disease in a given individual are the subject of much research. The immune system, genetics and the environment (meaning factors in an individual’s life that would influence the development of disease) all play an important part in this process.
Current research on celiac disease focuses on the immune system; scientists are working to understand the exact chain of events that occur in the gut when gluten is introduced for the first time. Understanding these eve...
Celiac.com 11/22/2018 - Figuring out the best way to make sure that oats are gluten-free is an interesting and important piece of the gluten-free manufacturing puzzle. That’s partly because getting representative test samples for antibody-based testing is challenging when analyzing whole grains for gluten. Moreover, when whole grains are ground into flour for testing, confocal microscopy studies have shown that gluten tends to exist as aggregates within the starch background, making single-sample testing inaccurate and complicating the ability to a...
Celiac.com 11/21/2018 - True Food Kitchen is a restaurant chain co-founded by holistic health guru Dr. Andrew Weil, centered around his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, which is a pyramid of how people should eat to "avoid and counteract chronic inflammation,” as described on his website. Gluten-free food figures prominently in the menu.
In addition to lending her high profile and celebrity as a minority investor, the restaurant group announced that Winfrey will also add her business sense by serving as a True Food Kitchen board member. The financial det...
Celiac.com 11/20/2018 - This soup is not fancy, but it is easy to make and super versatile. You can mix and match vegetables to your heart’s content. It makes a great addition to your fall and winter slow cooker recipe box. Basically, just chuck everything into a slow cooker and come back later to dinner.
6 cups chicken broth
1 large onion
4 medium red potatoes, cubed
2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
½ head of broccoli, cut to bite sized chunks
Nice handful of spinach, chard, or mu...
Celiac.com 11/19/2018 - People with celiac disease cannot reliably determine whether they ate gluten or not based on symptoms, however severe those symptoms may be, according to research presented by Amanda K. Cartee, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, and her colleagues, at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
Because there is presently no FDA-approved test to confirm gluten exposure, celiac patients commonly rely on the presence or absence of gastrointestinal or other symptoms as an indicator of gluten exposure. But ...
Celiac.com 11/17/2018 - This soup works great as a dinner starter. It also works great as a full meal when paired with a salad and some good gluten-free bread. Pair it with half a sandwich for a great lunch. The recipe works great if you happen to have leftover chicken in the fridge. If not, you can use rotisserie chicken or leftover holiday turkey.
2½ cups chopped cooked chicken
5 cups chicken broth
5 cups water
1 cup cream
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
Celiac.com 11/16/2018 - The best part of being diagnosed with celiac disease is finding out what you or your child has so that you can get back in control and in a position to do something about it. This article is dedicated to “getting back to basics.” Many of you will already be familiar with these topics. Still, every now and then we need to be reminded—for our well being or the well being of our loved ones—we must not take for granted the everyday food items we grab from the shelves or the medications we must take. We must always remember to...
Caption: Alice's Sweet Tooth blueberry, mango and raspberry flavors.
Celiac.com 11/16/2018 - Who doesn't love a perfectly made French meringue? And perfect is the only way to describe Alice's Sweet Tooth French Meringue Kisses!
Alice's Sweet Tooth creates an amazing assortment of naturally gluten-free kiss-sized meringues, including blueberry, raspberry, mango, chocolate chip, vanilla bean and cocoa. Each variety exactly captures its essence, the blueberry flavor explodes with the taste of fresh blueberries, the mango flavor tastes like fresh mangoes...and the raspberry flavor tastes like real raspberries, ...
Caption: Almond-coconut chocolate chip cookies made with Flour Farm. Image: Celiac.com
Celiac.com 11/16/2018 - I recently discovered an amazing one-to-one gluten-free all purpose flour blend made by Flour Farm. There are other companies making such flour blends, however what has been absent from this space is a healthy version. Most other blends are full of starches and other ingredients that just aren't very healthy.
Flour Farm, however, is made in a 100% gluten-free facility, and it contains only the following organic ingredients: Sweet white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, almond flour, and coconut flour.
Celiac.com 11/15/2018 - Gluten-free products, marketed as such, were largely unknown 20 years ago, but the gluten-free industry is set to reach an estimated $2.34 billion in sales by 2019. That’s more than double figures for 2014. The growth has been exponential.
What sets gluten-free foods apart from other culinary trends or diet fads is that they address a legitimate health concern that affects millions of people around the world.
With the massive influx of gluten-free products, and the expansion of “gluten-free” restaurant options, it’s...
Celiac.com 11/14/2018 - You don’t have to be a researcher to figure out that, for all the improvements in gluten-free food products in the last few years, gluten-free foods are still expensive and largely inferior in terms of quality and nutrition compared to their non-gluten-free counterparts. Most of the locally available gluten-free flour products are developed by large U.S. and European companies with global distribution. This can mean high local prices. Higher prices mean that some gluten-free products can remain out of reach for people who need t...
Celiac.com 11/13/2018 - Ubiquitin is highly conserved across eukaryotes and is essential for normal eukaryotic cell function. The bacterium Bacteroides fragilis is part of the standard human gut microbiome, and the only bacterium known to encode a homologue of eukaryotic ubiquitin.
The B. fragilis gene sequence points to a previous horizontal gene transfer from a eukaryotic source. The sequence encodes a protein (BfUbb) with 63% identity to human ubiquitin, which is exported from the bacterial cell.
Is molecular mimicry of human ub...
Celiac.com 11/12/2018 - Here’s an uplifting celiac story. Now, this happened a while back, but it's all just coming to light in the way that so many warm and fuzzy family stories do. It starts like this: Once upon a time, a simple check for celiac disease opened the door to parenthood for couple.
Just over ten years ago, AnnMarie Bradley from Celbridge, Co Kildare, thought she’d never become a mother. After two devastating miscarriages over a decade, Bradley, who is 47 years old, and her husband Christopher (48) were at wit’s end. "I was j...
Celiac.com 12/10/2018 - More and more people are eating gluten-free for non-medical reasons. These days, people with celiac disease make up a small percentage of overall gluten-free food sales. However, the effects of eliminating or reducing wheat, barley and rye ingredients from the diets of in healthy adults have not been well studied. A team of researchers recently set out to assess the effects of a gluten-free diet in healthy adults.
To make their assessment, the researchers conducted a randomized, controlled, cross-...
Celiac.com 12/08/2018 - Recently CNN published an article entitled “Will a Gluten Free Diet Improve Your Health?” Honestly there were a lot of plus-points to this article. But unfortunately the negatives could very well outweigh them if you’re considering, or are new to, the gluten-free diet.
Let’s review the positives and negatives as they appear in the article:
1. Dr Leffler from Harvard Medical School was quoted as saying that: “Gluten is fairly indigestible in all people.” “There’s probably some kind of gluten ...
Celiac.com 12/07/2018 - What do hypertension, obesity, smoking and celiac disease have in common? They’re all important risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), a disease that kills more than a half a million people annually in the U.S. alone.(1) Based on emerging research, celiac disease may be a major contributor to heart disease in the Western world –making celiac disease an even greater public health threat than is currently understood.
CHD and Celiac Disease: A Brief History
The connection between CHD ...
Celiac.com 12/06/2018 - My friend Tim has been wondering for quite some time whether or not he might have celiac disease, but, for whatever reason, he hasn't been able to convince his doctor to test him for it. To finally settle the matter he decided to order an At-Home Celiac Disease Test by imaware™. (See the video of our experience below).
Their web site was remarkably easy to use, and it took only a few minutes to order their home collection kit, which arrived a few days later.
When he opened the At-Home Ce...
Celiac.com 12/06/2018 - The growing popularity of gluten-free foods has led to numerous new products for consumers, but it has also led to some problems. One recent study showed that up to one-third of foods sold as gluten-free contain gluten above 20ppm allowed by federal law. Other studies have shown that restaurant food labeled as “gluten-free” is often contaminated with gluten.
The problem of gluten in commercial food labeled gluten-free is not isolated to the United States. Recent studies abroad show that the prob...
Hi just a quick update - I heard back from General Mills from their European branch ... they said I shouldn’t worry as the European rules are much stricter than in America and offered me vouchers.... they didn’t comment on the fact that this seems to imply they simply are doing the bare minimum required by their American consumers or the fact that I still managed to eat this product as a European and I’ve seen the American brand on sale in the uk.
I have now te...