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 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”

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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