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”

Gluten Free Labeling Laws 2013

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The gluten free diet is more than just a popular trend. Those with celiac disease or gluten-intolerance often experience side effects to minute portions of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and most oats. It is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease, alone. Unfortunately, most are not aware they have it. Band together, the celiac and gluten free community demanded gluten free labeling laws. While the FDA does not create laws, they do establish rules. Finally, after 8 years, the FDA has forwarded their finalized ruling. Continue reading “Gluten Free Labeling Laws 2013”

NFCA Amber Designation Suspended

Amber Designation Suspension Symbol

In April of this year, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) kick started their Amber Designation for restaurants. The Amber Designation was one of their two-tier designation in their GREAT Kitchens program. In an effort to distinguish gluten free food from safe¬†gluten free food, they provided two designations: green for safe and and amber, designating gluten free ingredients, but may contain gluten cross contamination. Continue reading “NFCA Amber Designation Suspended”

Domino’s Gluten Free Pizza Awarded Amber Designation by NFCA

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As the first national pizza chain to roll out a gluten free pizza, Domino’s announced their new gluten free pizza crust on May 7, 2012. It is available in all of its nearly 5000 stores. Who is it for? It all depends upon your sensitivity to gluten. Do you have gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance or celiac disease? Watch the video to learn the ingredients, procedures and warnings, and read this entire article to learn the difference between the two National Foundation for Celiac Awareness designations for restaurants from their GREAT Kitchens Expansion Program. You may be surprised at what you learn. Continue reading “Domino’s Gluten Free Pizza Awarded Amber Designation by NFCA”

New Gluten Free Products 2012 – Part 2

Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

You may have already read New Gluten Free Products – Part 1, all about the samples we’ve been taste-testing from the Natural Products Expo West trade show a few weeks ago. Well,¬†here is the second in this series. Not all the products in this series is new, but may be new to you. Stay tuned in for Part 3. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Blog Hits Over 100,000 Pageviews in Month of March!

Carla Spacher Founder of Gluten Free Recipe Box
Carla Spacher

I am so excited to announce that this gluten free blog, Gluten Free Recipe Box, reached over 100,000 pageviews for the month of March – 101,662 to be exact! I couldn’t have done it without my faithful readers, as well as Google searchers! Thank you so very much, not only for the pageviews, but for your support and encouragement. You may view more stats at the bottom of my About¬†page.

UPDATE – February 19, 2014 – This blog now receives over 300,000 pageviews per month. Continue reading “Gluten Free Blog Hits Over 100,000 Pageviews in Month of March!”

New Gluten Free Products 2012 – Part 1

Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

My husband I attended the Natural Products Expo West trade show again this year. The amount of new gluten free products was just overwhelming. We weren’t able to visit every booth which carried gluten free products. Last year we covered them all. It is just amazing how many manufacturers added a gluten free product line. In 2011 there were several manufacturers asking me about how to get their products gluten free certified, however this year, 2012, was a totally different story. All the booths I visited were very versed in the subject of gluten free. It was so refreshing. Though some manufacturers chose to state that there products were gluten free, though no testing or certification is ever done. Their justification? “There are no laws governing gluten free labeling.” It is definitely time, actually overdue, for the FDA to finalize gluten free labeling! Continue reading “New Gluten Free Products 2012 – Part 1”