How to Convince Kids to Go Gluten Free and So Much More

Child Afraid to Eat Gluten Free Food
Do you have a young child or teenager that is fighting you on staying on a gluten-free diet, or doesn’t even want to try it? When it’s not their idea, sometimes they need coaxing to get them onboard. Below I include an easy step-by-step plan that I created for you to follow. It’s nothing more …
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Is That Gluten Free? Ingredients You Should Call About

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Some of the ingredients listed on product labels may be confusing to you causing you to think, “Is that gluten free?” Sometimes it is necessary to contact a manufacturer to determine whether or not a product is gluten free. Know when to ask and for which ingredients.
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Are Oats Gluten Free? Limit Consumption? Avoid Completely?

Gluten Free Oats and The Controversy
Oats are naturally gluten free; however, oats commonly contain gluten, possibly as much as 10%. Gluten grains may grow in nearby fields. Then when the seeds blow over to the oat crops, they grow together. In addition, transportation vehicles and processing equipment may contain remnants of gluten-containing grains.
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Celiac Drug May Prevent Reaction to Gluten Cross Contamination

CeliAction Research Study on Gluten Cross Contamination
As many of you know, I do not have a celiac disease diagnosis. My doctor suspects that I may be celiac. If I were diagnosed, I would participate in the celiac study that is outlined in this article. If you still get a reaction to gluten cross contamination and for other reasons, check it out …
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Participants Needed in Study to Further Celiac Research

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Though this site is mainly about gluten free reicpes, celiac disease and celiac research is extremely important to me as many of readers are afflicted with this disease and there is no known cure. Alvine Pharmaceuticals is conducting a study named CeliAction Study and is seeking volunteers diagnosed with celiac disease to further celiac research. …
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Rudi’s Gluten Free Giveaway and Kids Summer Camp Contest

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Rudi’s Gluten-Free is excited to announce the second round of their “Happy Camper” Scholar Contest on Facebook. In addition to the Happy Camper Contest, Rudi’s Gluten Free is giving two readers of this site five coupons each for free Rudi’s Gluten Free products. Learn the details of both giveaways and enter below for the coupon giveaway. Good …
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“Gluten-Free 101” Cookbook Giveaway

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I was sent a copy of Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking by Carol Fenster (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014). This is your chance to win a free copy. Be sure to read my review of this cookbook and find links to two recipes from this cookbook at Gluten-Free 101 Review. Good luck! (This giveaway has …
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Non-Responsive Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

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With the entire month of May being National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, I thought it would helpful for those not familiar with celiac disease to not only learn a little about it, but for those with celiac disease to learn more. Below you will discover information about refactory celiac disease and non-responsive celiac disease. If you have any form of gluten intolerance, this is a must read, as I go over a study that talks about how those with non-responsive celiac disease finally found an answer. This information will be beneficial to anyone with gluten intolerance. Please do not meet the note in the lower section. Continue reading “Non-Responsive Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance”

Hope on the Horizon for Celiac Disease

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We know that celiac disease is not the ‘rare’ disorder that I was taught it was at school. We know that at 1% incidence, it is the most common life-long disorder in the US and Europe. And we know, as of recent research, that the 1% incidence actually increases to 4 and 5% as the …
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How to Interpret Confusing Celiac Research

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Vikki Petersen, D.C., C.C.N.

I try to stay on the cutting edge of research as it relates to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Occasionally a study emerges that just doesn’t seem to ‘add up’ when compared to other studies and just good common sense.

Often it turns out that the study is perfectly valid, but the problem lies in the conclusions others are drawing from the study. In other words, it’s the interpretation that is at fault. My reason for bringing this up is that there is much data available on the Internet Continue reading “How to Interpret Confusing Celiac Research”