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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
    Cake:
    1 ½ cups thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith apples
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 cup Betty Hagmans Four Bean Flour Mix
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    2 tablespoons butter, softened
    1 large egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    ½ teaspoon almond extract
    ½ cup low-fat buttermilk
    Cooking spray
    2 tablespoons sliced almonds
    Glaze:
    ¼ cup sifted powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon low-fat buttermilk
    ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. To prepare the cake, combine the first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 5 minutes or until syrupy, stirring frequently; cool.
    3. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Combine granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended; add egg and extracts, beating well. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition.
    4. Spoon the batter into an 8-inch round cake pan coated with cooking spray. Arrange apple mixture over cake. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
    5. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon buttermilk, and ¼ teaspoon vanilla in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over cake.
    Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge).

    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Paula Santos.
    4 tablespoon gluten-free margarine
    3 eggs
    2 cup sugar
    14 oz. rice flour
    3 tablespoon corn starch
    1 cup milk
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
    Beat margarine, egg yolks and sugar until creamy. Add rice flour, corn starch, vanilla sugar and milk, and beat for a few minutes. Add baking powder nag gently mix. Add beaten egg whites (beat egg whites for 5 minutes, until foamy). Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden.

    Jules Shepard
    Gluten, dairy and soy free, this delicious fruitcake is even quick (as fruitcakes go!) to make. This fruit-filled, delicious cake doesn't need to be "cured" for days or even weeks, so don't be scared away from trying fruitcake this holiday!  My recipe doesn't produce the brick-like product we've all made fun of, but it does make enough for more than one cake, so you'll have enough left over to give away some cakes to friends and neighbors (if you're willing to share!).
    Ingredients:
    1 cup butter or non-dairy alternative(e.g. Earth BalanceButtery Sticks)
    2 cups granulated cane sugar
    6 eggs
    ¼ cup light rum
    1 Tbs. lime juice
    1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
    1 Tbs. almond extract (optional)
    1 tsp. grated lime zest (approximately1 lime)
    2 ¾ cup mixed dried/candied fruit*
    ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    2 cups dry red wine
    1 cup molasses or dark agave nectar
    3 cups Jules Gluten FreeAll Purpose Flour
    1 ½ Tbs. gluten-free bakingpowder
    ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
    ½ tsp. ground allspice
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1 pinch salt
    Cointreau, Grand Marnier or othercitrus flavored distilled liqueur for brushing on finished cakes
    *Dried/Candied fruit should contain amixture of several fruits such as cherries, cranberries, raisins,sultanas, dates, figs, pineapple, candied citrus peel ....
    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350F. Oil and dusttwo 9-inch round cake pans or 1 large bundt pan plus 4-6 small loafpans with Jules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. Setaside.
    In a large mixing bowl, cream togetherthe butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs andbeat until well mixed. Add in the rum, lime juice, extracts, zestand molasses. Stir in the dried/candied fruits.
    In another bowl, whisk together thedried ingredients: Jules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour,baking powder, spices and salt. Fold into the wet batter just untilintegrated. Pour into prepared pans.
    Bake for 50 minutes in the small loafpans or 60 minutes in larger pans, checking to be sure the cakes arenot burning at the edges though. A knife inserted into the centersshould come out clean. Brush the tops of each cake with citrusflavored liqueur. Cool in the pans for 15 minutes, then turn outonto a wire rack to finish cooling. Wrap cooled cakes in plasticwrap and then foil, if freezing.


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    Roxanne Bracknell
    Celiac.com 06/22/2018 - The rise of food allergies means that many people are avoiding gluten in recent times. In fact, the number of Americans who have stopped eating gluten has tripled in eight years
    between 2009 and 2017.
    Whatever your rationale for avoiding gluten, whether its coeliac disease, a sensitivity to the
    protein, or any other reason, it can be really hard to find suitable places to eat out. When
    you’re on holiday in a new and unknown environment, this can be near impossible.
    As awareness of coeliac disease grows around the world, however, more and more cities
    are opening their doors to gluten-free lifestyles, none more so than the 10 locations on the
    list below.
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the U.S is a hotbed of gluten-free options, with four cities making the
    top 10, as well as the Hawaiian island of Maui. Chicago, in particular, is a real haven of
    gluten-free fare, with 240 coeliac-safe eateries throughout this huge city.
    The super hip city of Portland also ranks highly on this list, with the capital of counterculture
    rich in gluten-free cuisine, with San Francisco and Denver also included.
    Outside of the states, several prominent European capitals also rank very highly on the list,
    including Prague, the picturesque and historic capital of the Czech Republic, which boasts
    the best-reviewed restaurants on this list.
    The Irish capital of Dublin, meanwhile, has the most gluten-free establishments, with a huge
    330 to choose from, while Amsterdam and Barcelona also feature prominently thanks to their
    variety of top-notch gluten-free fodder.
    Finally, a special mention must go to Auckland, the sole representative of Australasia in this
    list, with the largest city in New Zealand rounding out the top 10 thanks to its 180 coeliacsafe
    eateries.
    The full top ten gluten-free cities are shown in the graphic below:

     

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/21/2018 - Would you buy a house advertised as ‘gluten-free’? Yes, there really is such a house for sale. 
    It seems a Phoenix realtor Mike D’Elena is hoping that his trendy claim will catch the eye of a buyer hungry to avoid gluten, or, at least one with a sense of humor. D’Elena said he crafted the ads as a way to “be funny and to draw attention.” The idea, D’Elena said, is to “make it memorable.” 
    Though D’Elena’s marketing seeks to capitalizes on the gluten-free trend, he knows Celiac disease is a serious health issue for some people. “[W]e’re not here to offend anybody….this is just something we're just trying to do to draw attention and do what's best for our clients," he said. 
    Still, the signs seem to be working. D'elena had fielded six offers within a few days of listing the west Phoenix home.
    "Buying can sometimes be the most stressful thing you do in your entire life so why not have some fun with it," he said. 
    What do you think? Clever? Funny?
    Read more at Arizonafamily.com.

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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.

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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