Friday, December 23, 2011
Celiac disease patient Barbara Johnson says rules of a gluten-free diet include eating “plain meat, plain vegetables, plain fruits.” She says, however, holidays do not have to be boring thanks to an abundance of gluten-free food products, including candy and pie crusts, on the market for making favorite treats.
Friday, December 9, 2011
People on a gluten-free diet have a lot to worry about when eating in restaurants or at dinner parties, including cross-contamination of food in the kitchen and hidden gluten in recipes. While it is getting easier for gluten-free followers to dine out and grocers are stocking shelves with more gluten-free foods, people with celiac disease or those who are gluten intolerant still face big challenges in determining which foods are safe to eat.
Crowds at the Gluten Free Expo in Sandy, Utah, are a testament to the increasing and seemingly recession-proof interest in gluten-free foods, going well beyond a treatment for celiac disease. While researchers continue to study who may be gluten intolerant or have celiac disease, food and beverage manufacturers are making and promoting more gluten-free products and athletes are pushing the diet to mainstream consumers. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/magazine/Should-We-All-Go-Gluten-Free.html?_r=1
In the year since registered dietitian Kristin Sousek was diagnosed with celiac disease, she says she has found going gluten-free requires a complete commitment to "eliminating all grain allergens all the time." Sousek says she avoids processed foods and uses a separate set of cooking utensils and dishes because it only takes a small amount of gluten to trigger a reaction. http://www.argusleader.com/article/20111207/LIFE/312070001/Avoiding-gluten-takes-commitment
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
New research shows that the gluten in cosmetics can put vulnerable people, such as those suffering from celiac disease—an autoimmune digestive disease that affects at least 3 million Americans— at risk.
Gluten-free brands like AfterGlow Cosmetics andJuice Beauty are certainly great options.
Gluten-free brands like AfterGlow Cosmetics andJuice Beauty are certainly great options.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
A gluten-free diet is good for those who can't digest wheat or have celiac disease, but the diet is becoming popular among health-conscious celebrities, such as Oprah Winfrey. That popularity means manufacturers such as General Mills and Anheuser-Busch InBev are creating products to keep up with the trend. The gluten-free market is expected to reach $1.68 billion in the U.S. and $3.38 billion worldwide in 2015.
Practicing gastroenterologists and academic experts treat celiac disease differently, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. The study found they differ in their use of IgA anti-endomysial antibodies, human leukocyte antigen DQ2/8 testing, gluten challenge and oat consumption, and academics were more likely to recommend celiac testing for Type 1 diabetics, people with Down and Turner syndromes and relatives of people with celiac disease. http://www.beckersasc.com/gastroenterology-and-endoscopy/celiac-disease-treatment-differs-between-physicians-and-academics.html
Ontario nutritionist Kathy Smart has celiac disease and a dairy allergy, which led her to write a cookbook called "Live the Smart Way" that will be turned into an eight-part TV series featuring easy recipes that are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and wheat or dairy-free. Smith says the TV show is not just about cooking, however, because she also plans to talk about staying healthy and good lifestyle habits. http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3325485
Patients who do not get a confirmed celiac diagnosis from standard tests could obtain one from an in vitro gliadin challenge, in which biopsied duodenal mucosa are tested using the toxic part of wheat gluten called gliadin, according to a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. University of Salerno researchers said the challenge method is helpful for patients who are on a gluten-free diet prior to the biopsy because they do not have to revert to eating gluten foods to achieve the diagnosis. http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ajg2011311a.html
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Nutrition advocates say that while many Seattle restaurants offer gluten-free menu options, low-income people with celiac disease still struggle to afford gluten-free products. Lisa Garza, who writes the Gluten Free Foodies blog, has urged food banks to create gluten-free pantries, but none have done so because of space and cost issues. http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/voracious/2011/08/food_banks_struggle_to_keep_gl.php
Food labels on gluten-free products are getting closer scrutiny from the FDA as it broadly studies revamping food labels in general. The FDA says new technologies allow for more accurate validation of gluten levels in food so it has extended a comment period to the end of September on a 2007 proposal that said products with 20 parts per million or more of gluten could not be labeled as gluten-free. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/09/fda-takes-closer-look-at-gluten-free-labels.html
An FDA standard that says food products must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten to achieve gluten-free status is an important first step for celiac disease patients even if it is not the preferred zero amount, Mayo Clinic dietitians say. There are no analytic methods that reliably detect lower concentrations, they say, and experts have said the 20 ppm level is a point at which there are few or no adverse events associated with eating the food. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gluten-free/MY00640
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Green Bay Packers running back James Stark has adopted a gluten-free diet on the advice of a nutritionist who said it was the best way to ensure he is healthy for the 2011 football season. While Stark did not say if he was diagnosed with celiac disease, for which a gluten-free diet is the only treatment, he joins other pro athletes, including Kyle Korver of the Chicago Bulls, U.S. swimmer Dana Vollmer and UFC fighter Dennis Hallman, who have found the regimen has improved their health.
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To find out your love's initial: "If someone peels an apple in one piece and throws it over his or her shoulder or head, it will fall in the shape of a future love's initial."
To have a dream about your future love: Stick "18 pins into a golden apple...tying (your) left garter around it, and placing it under (your) pillow at night."
To see a vision of your love: "Eating an apple in front of a mirror by the light of the candle was supposed to cause the image of you future love to appear in the mirror as if he was looking over your shoulder."
To find out which way your love will approach: "Squeeze a seed between your fingers, and observe where it flies out."
Or, "you can throw a seed in the air and let it fall to the ground or simply shake it between your cupped hands. Your love will come from the direction in which the seed points."
To find out if he will propose: Name two seeds, one for yourself, one for your lover and toss them into a fire, if they "fly off in different directions, there will be no romantic relationship. If the seed burn together without flying off, the man will never propose. If they both fly off the same side...the pair will marry."
If you can't decide between potential suitors: Stick a bunch of apple seeds to your face "each named for one of the lovers...the last seed to fall off represents the person who loves you wholeheartedly."
Which one(s) have you heard/tried? What's your trick?
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Ever wanted a mini-me to call your own? Sculpteo’s 3D printing process makes that and more available to the masses.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Google is attempting to break down language barriers on the Internet by creating a system that will allow users to find the best results for their searches regardless of the language and then will translate for them. Some experts say Google's translation system falls short of the work a human translator could do. Google executives say that the project is in its early stages but that the quality of the translations is improving. "Human language is just so complex. It has so many rules, and those rules have exceptions," said the Google researcher leading the translation project.