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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
    2 pounds ground chuck
    1 large egg
    1 package Lipton onion soup mix
    2/3 cup gluten-free ketchup
    ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    ½ teaspoon pepper
    ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    Mix everything in a large bowl, shape into a loaf. Place on greased baking foil inside a 9 x13 pan. Spread about 2 T. more ketchup on top, if desired, as well as another little sprinkle of garlic powder. Tent more foil loosely over top. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Remove foil tent and bake another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before slicing.
    I am able to find gluten-free ketchup at my local health food store. I have also used crushed gluten-free corn flakes in place of the parmesan, but I think the loaf holds together better with the cheese.

    Jefferson Adams
    Like barbecue, greens can be a touchy subject. Sweet? Tart? Savory? Ham? Bacon? Some people prefer mustard greens, others prefer collards. I'm one of those who prefer a mix of the two. Maybe that's equally sacrilegious, I don't know. But, in the interest of harmony, here's an easy recipe for an easy, delicious mix of mustard and collard greens.
    Ingredients:
    l pound of bacon
    6 cups mustard greens
    6 cups collard greens
    1 cup chicken broth
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
    1 teaspoon of sugar
    ½ teaspoon pepper
    few dashes of red pepper hot sauce, such as Crystal or Trappey's
    salt and pepper to taste
    Directions:
    Rinse greens several times to remove all grit.
    Remove and discard thickest parts of stems. Chop greens coarsely.
    Brown bacon in a cast iron pot. Once bacon is brown, place on paper towels to drain.
    In the same pot, heat 2-3 teaspoons of bacon grease and olive oil to medium-high.
    Add the greens, chicken broth, sugar, pepper, hot sauce and vinegar.
    Put a tight fitting lid on the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.
    Season individually with salt and pepper, hot sauce, or more sugar or vinegar, to taste.


    Jefferson Adams
    Beef tenderloin is one of those things that I rarely make but, when I do, I always find myself pledging to make more often in the future.
    Here's a recipe for a delicious beef tenderloin with a port wine and shiitake mushroom sauce that will have your diners asking what they've done to be loved so much. The recipe makes enough to serve two people. Scale accordingly.
    Ingredients:
    1 pound beef tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
    1½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    1 cup shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
    1 cup port wine
    2 teaspoons seedless raspberry or blackberry jam
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perins is gluten-free)
    ¾ cup beef broth
    salt and pepper to taste
    Directions:
    Lightly season beef tenderloin cubes with salt and pepper, then set aside at room temperature, and continue preparing the rest of the ingredients.
    Heat ¾ tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the shiitake mushrooms, and cook about five minutes until they wilt and start to turn golden brown. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and set aside.
    Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet until it begins to smoke, then add the beef tenderloin cubes.
    Stir until cubes are brown on the outside and the meat is cooked just short of your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes total for medium rare tenderloin cubes.
    Remove the tenderloin cubes from the skillet and set aside.
    Turn up the heat, add the port wine to the skillet and bring to a boil.
    Boil until the port has reduced by half, then whisk in the jam, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, and shiitake mushrooms. Continue cooking until the sauce has reduced to ⅓ to ½ cup, about 30 minutes. Once reduced, stir in the tenderloin cubes, and reheat briefly until warm. Remove and serve.

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/23/2014 - I don’t eat nearly enough southern-style food, in general, and enough Cajun-style food in particular. One thing I crave is Cajun-style blackened fish.
    Fortunately, it’s fairly easy dish to recreate at home. This recipe can be made with any good whitefish, like snapper or catfish, but is also good with fresh salmon. Pair it up with some rice, some greens, and a bit of gluten-free corn bread, and you’ve got the makings of a southern-style feast in your own kitchen.
    Ingredients:
    4-6 Red Snapper, Catfish, or Salmon fillets, skinless 2 cups white rice 3 tablespoons paprika 1½ teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder 3½ tablespoons unsalted butter juice of 1 lemon 1 11-ounce can corn kernels, drained 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 lemon, cut into wedges Directions:
    Heat oven to 400° F.
    Prepare rice in advance, and keep ready.
    In a medium bowl, combine the paprika, cayenne, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon of the salt.
    In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt 2 ½ tablespoons of the butter. Add the lemon juice.
    Working with 1 salmon fillet at a time, dip the top and bottom halves first in the lemon butter, then in the spices.
    Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the salmon until blackened, 2 minutes per side. Transfer to the oven for 8 minutes.
    Stir the corn, parsley, and remaining salt and butter into the rice.
    Serve salmon and rice on plates with a garnish of parsley and lemon wedges.

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    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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    Bakery On Main started in the small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Founder Michael Smulders listened when his customers with Celiac Disease would mention the lack of good tasting, gluten-free options available to them. Upon learning this, he believed that nobody should have to suffer due to any kind of food allergy or dietary need. From then on, his mission became creating delicious and fearlessly unique gluten-free products that were clean and great tasting, while still being safe for his Celiac customers!
    Premium ingredients, bakeshop delicious recipes, and happy customers were our inspiration from the beginning— and are still the cornerstones of Bakery On Main today. We are a fiercely ethical company that believes in integrity and feels that happiness and wholesome, great tasting food should be harmonious. We strive for that in everything we bake in our dedicated gluten-free facility that is GFCO Certified and SQF Level 3 Certified. We use only natural, NON-GMO Project Verified ingredients and all of our products are certified Kosher Parve, dairy and casein free, and we have recently introduced certified Organic items as well! 
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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

    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.