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 Rice Gluten Free?

Varieties of Gluten Free Rice

If you’re wondering what the answer to the question, “Is rice gluten free?” you’re probably new to the gluten free diet. Rice is naturally gluten-free. It doesn’t matter if you purchase a bag of uncooked, unprocessed rice in white, jasmine, brown, or even wild or red varieties. Boxed basmati rice is included. However, there are certain times when rice may contain gluten. The FDA allows up to 20 parts per million (ppm) gluten in any product labeled gluten free. However, rice is usually gluten free when it is not labeled gluten free. Learn when rice is gluten free and when it may not be. Continue reading “Is Rice Gluten Free?”

Is That Gluten Free? Ingredients You Should Call About

Solution to "Is That Gluten Free?"
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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Is Buckwheat Gluten Free? – Diabetes + 5 Recipes

Buckwheat

Buckwheat may sound like it contains wheat or gluten, it does not. In addition, to being gluten free, it is also grain free as it is actually a seed, not a grain. Just be sure to purchase a brand that is labeled gluten free. When it is not, it may contain wheat or other gluten grains due to its processing method.

Interestingly, while wheat tends to spike glucose levels, buckwheat lowers them. There are several studies that show a patient’s glucose levels lowered after consuming buckwheat on a regular basis. Not only do the whole grains helps control diabetes and the prevention of same, but products baked with buckwheat flour do such as well. Continue reading “Is Buckwheat Gluten Free? – Diabetes + 5 Recipes”

Non-GMO Defined: What You Get and What You Don’t

Non-GMO: What you get and what you don't
Due to recent comments on Facebook that stated that a product is suddenly safe because it is labelled non-GMO is the reason I am writing this article, today. I want to bring awareness of the true meaning of non-GMO and what it includes and what it doesn’t.
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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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Consumer Reports on Arsenic in Rice for Kids & Gluten Avoiders

Arsenic in White and Brown Rice
I received a question yesterday on arsenic in rice. To be honest, I didn’t want to dredge this all up again. However, Consumer Reports, the organization that published the first report on this subject, recently published an article on this very subject targeted at gluten free dieters and kids. If one person asked about this, I assume …
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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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