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    In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease. In 1998 I founded The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.

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    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Sharon Marcus.
    Flour mix:
    1 cup brown rice 2/3 cup tapioca starch
    2 teaspoons xanthan gum
    ¾ cup sweet rice flour
    1 ¼ cups white rice flour
    1/3 cup corn Starch
    ¼ cup potato starch flour

    Now for the cheese cakes: Both are suitable for 9x9 pans or round pans with same volume.
    Part A: slightly less than ¾ cup vegetable margarine.
    2 ½ cups flour mix
    2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
    ½ teaspoons salt
    2 eggs
    ½ cup sugar Mix this well and press ¾ of it into base of un-greased pan. Bake at about 350 degrees for 15 min or until firm to the touch. Let cool. Put the other ¼ of the base mix into a sauce pan and cook over low heat stirring constantly and breaking up clumps until you get a crumb mixture that slightly browned. Set aside.
    Part B: slightly less than 1 ½ cups milk margarine
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    3 Tablespoons vanilla sugar Cream this with electric mixer until thick and creamy. To this mixture, add 3 cups sour cream. Mix well by hand. Spread on baked base. Sprinkle the crumbs over the top and refrigerate at least 3 hours.


    2. Part A:
    2 eggs, separated
    1/3 cup sugar
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
    1 teaspoon grated lemon peel Beat whites with sugar until stiff. Set aside. Beat yolks with rest of ingredients until stiff like mayonnaise. Combine the 2 mixtures with a fork. Add 1/3c. flour mix and ½ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder. Pour in greased pan and bake about 10 min at 375 degrees
    Part B: 750gm soft white (spreadable) cheese
    4 eggs, separated
    1 cup sugar
    1 large lemon (juice and peel)
    1 heaping tablespoon corn flour (cornstarch) Beat whites with ½ of the sugar until stiff. Beat yellows with rest of sugar, cheese, lemon and corn flour. Add ½ of white mixture to yellow, mixing well. Pour on base. Pour rest of whites on top of that. Bake all in slow oven (300-325 degrees) For an hour. Turn off the heat and let it sit inside warm oven for another half hour. At this point, you can refrigerate as is or you can top it all off with gluten-free cherry or strawberry pie filling and then store in fridge. Hag sameach!

    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Martha in NM.
    2 ½ cups rice flour
    ½ cup tapioca flour
    Dash salt
    2 cups sugar
    2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    3 teaspoons cinnamon
    4 eggs
    2 cans/jars carrots (14 ½ oz. drain & save juice)
    ¾ cup oil
    ¾ cup carrot juice
    ½ cup chopped nuts (never tried it with nuts)
    Throw everything in a bowl and beat for a good 5+ minutes with electric mixer. Bake in BUNDT pan at 335F for 1 ¼ hours. This is a large cake. For frosting mix Cool-whip and gluten-free cream cheese or dribble we with favorite frosting or just sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.

    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Ann Sokolowski.
    Preheat oven to 300F.
    Ingredients:
    2 cups grated carrots - ½ lb.
    1 cup raisins
    ½ cup honey
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon powdered ginger
    ½ teaspoon cloves
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    2 tablespoons gluten-free butter or margarine
    1 ½ cups apple juice concentrate
    2 cups cornstarch
    1 teaspoon gluten-free baking soda
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    Directions:
    Place carrots, honey, spices, butter and apple juice concentrate in heavy saucepan, bring to a boil and cook over low heat for ten min. Allow to cool to lukewarm.
    Mix together dry ingredients and stir into apple juice mixture. Pour into 2 small well-greased loaf pans (may use other sizes) and bake for 45 minutes bake at 300F degrees in a well greased pan. Even better, line pan with parchment paper.
    Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting:
    8 oz gluten-free cream cheese
    1 lb. package confectioners sugar
    1 teaspoon lemon extract
    Combine all ingredients and frost cake.

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 12/04/2014 - 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.
    Ingredients
    3 8-ounce packages cream cheese 1¼ cup almond meal (or finely ground raw almonds) ⅓ cup butter 3 tablespoons sugar (for crust) 1 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons gluten-free flour or potato starch ¾ cup whole milk eggnog 2 eggs 2 tablespoons rum 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions:
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
    Crust:
    Melt butter and combine with almond meal and sugar, mix well until all butter is absorbed.
    Spread into an 8" or 9-inch springform pan, pushing into corners and on edges.
    Bake crust for 10 minutes or until slightly browned.
    Remove from oven, and set aside.
    Cheesecake:
    TIP: Place a small ovenproof pan of water in the oven when baking. This will help to ensure a moist cheesecake.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, eggnog, eggs, rum and cinnamon and nutmeg.
    Use a mixer or wire pastry cutter to mix well.
    Pour mixture into pre-baked crust and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 45-50 minutes, or until cake is barely firm in the center, but still jiggly.
    Remove from oven and loosen cake rim. Cool cake completely and remove ring of the springform pan.
    Cover lightly and refrigerate until completely chilled before serving.

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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/20/2018 - Currently, the only way to manage celiac disease is to eliminate gluten from the diet. That could be set to change as clinical trials begin in Australia for a new vaccine that aims to switch off the immune response to gluten. 
    The trials are set to begin at Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre. The vaccine is designed to allow people with celiac disease to consume gluten with no adverse effects. A successful vaccine could be the beginning of the end for the gluten-free diet as the only currently viable treatment for celiac disease. That could be a massive breakthrough for people with celiac disease.
    USC’s Clinical Trials Centre Director Lucas Litewka said trial participants would receive an injection of the vaccine twice a week for seven weeks. The trials will be conducted alongside gastroenterologist Dr. James Daveson, who called the vaccine “a very exciting potential new therapy that has been undergoing clinical trials for several years now.”
    Dr. Daveson said the investigational vaccine might potentially restore gluten tolerance to people with celiac disease.The trial is open to adults between the ages of 18 and 70 who have clinically diagnosed celiac disease, and have followed a strict gluten-free diet for at least 12 months. Anyone interested in participating can go to www.joinourtrials.com.
    Read more at the website for Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre.

    Source:
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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/19/2018 - Could baking soda help reduce the inflammation and damage caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease? Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University say that a daily dose of baking soda may in fact help reduce inflammation and damage caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease.
    Those scientists recently gathered some of the first evidence to show that cheap, over-the-counter antacids can prompt the spleen to promote an anti-inflammatory environment that could be helpful in combating inflammatory disease.
    A type of cell called mesothelial cells line our body cavities, like the digestive tract. They have little fingers, called microvilli, that sense the environment, and warn the organs they cover that there is an invader and an immune response is needed.
    The team’s data shows that when rats or healthy people drink a solution of baking soda, the stomach makes more acid, which causes mesothelial cells on the outside of the spleen to tell the spleen to go easy on the immune response.  "It's most likely a hamburger not a bacterial infection," is basically the message, says Dr. Paul O'Connor, renal physiologist in the MCG Department of Physiology at Augusta University and the study's corresponding author.
    That message, which is transmitted with help from a chemical messenger called acetylcholine, seems to encourage the gut to shift against inflammation, say the scientists.
    In patients who drank water with baking soda for two weeks, immune cells called macrophages, shifted from primarily those that promote inflammation, called M1, to those that reduce it, called M2. "The shift from inflammatory to an anti-inflammatory profile is happening everywhere," O'Connor says. "We saw it in the kidneys, we saw it in the spleen, now we see it in the peripheral blood."
    O'Connor hopes drinking baking soda can one day produce similar results for people with autoimmune disease. "You are not really turning anything off or on, you are just pushing it toward one side by giving an anti-inflammatory stimulus," he says, in this case, away from harmful inflammation. "It's potentially a really safe way to treat inflammatory disease."
    The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
    Read more at: Sciencedaily.com

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/18/2018 - Celiac disease has been mainly associated with Caucasian populations in Northern Europe, and their descendants in other countries, but new scientific evidence is beginning to challenge that view. Still, the exact global prevalence of celiac disease remains unknown.  To get better data on that issue, a team of researchers recently conducted a comprehensive review and meta-analysis to get a reasonably accurate estimate the global prevalence of celiac disease. 
    The research team included P Singh, A Arora, TA Strand, DA Leffler, C Catassi, PH Green, CP Kelly, V Ahuja, and GK Makharia. They are variously affiliated with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India; Innlandet Hospital Trust, Lillehammer, Norway; Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Gastroenterology Research and Development, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc, Cambridge, MA; Department of Pediatrics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy; Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York; USA Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York; and the Department of Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    For their review, the team searched Medline, PubMed, and EMBASE for the keywords ‘celiac disease,’ ‘celiac,’ ‘tissue transglutaminase antibody,’ ‘anti-endomysium antibody,’ ‘endomysial antibody,’ and ‘prevalence’ for studies published from January 1991 through March 2016. 
    The team cross-referenced each article with the words ‘Asia,’ ‘Europe,’ ‘Africa,’ ‘South America,’ ‘North America,’ and ‘Australia.’ They defined celiac diagnosis based on European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition guidelines. The team used 96 articles of 3,843 articles in their final analysis.
    Overall global prevalence of celiac disease was 1.4% in 275,818 individuals, based on positive blood tests for anti-tissue transglutaminase and/or anti-endomysial antibodies. The pooled global prevalence of biopsy-confirmed celiac disease was 0.7% in 138,792 individuals. That means that numerous people with celiac disease potentially remain undiagnosed.
    Rates of celiac disease were 0.4% in South America, 0.5% in Africa and North America, 0.6% in Asia, and 0.8% in Europe and Oceania; the prevalence was 0.6% in female vs 0.4% males. Celiac disease was significantly more common in children than adults.
    This systematic review and meta-analysis showed celiac disease to be reported worldwide. Blood test data shows celiac disease rate of 1.4%, while biopsy data shows 0.7%. The prevalence of celiac disease varies with sex, age, and location. 
    This review demonstrates a need for more comprehensive population-based studies of celiac disease in numerous countries.  The 1.4% rate indicates that there are 91.2 million people worldwide with celiac disease, and 3.9 million are in the U.S.A.
    Source:
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Jun;16(6):823-836.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.06.037.

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/16/2018 - Summer is the time for chips and salsa. This fresh salsa recipe relies on cabbage, yes, cabbage, as a secret ingredient. The cabbage brings a delicious flavor and helps the salsa hold together nicely for scooping with your favorite chips. The result is a fresh, tasty salsa that goes great with guacamole.
    Ingredients:
    3 cups ripe fresh tomatoes, diced 1 cup shredded green cabbage ½ cup diced yellow onion ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 jalapeno, seeded 1 Serrano pepper, seeded 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 garlic cloves, minced salt to taste black pepper, to taste Directions:
    Purée all ingredients together in a blender.
    Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 
    Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, as desired. 
    Serve is a bowl with tortilla chips and guacamole.