gluten intolerance

Quinoa in Gluten-Free Cooking

There may be new evidence to suggest the ancient grain, quinoa, may be safe for those with celiac disease. A new study recently released by The American Journal of Gastroenterology, found this particular grain is well received and does not worse the condition. Participants in the study had 50g of quinoa, cooked however they liked to, for six weeks. The researchers found, at least for the short period of time, it did not activate any response of the disease. This contradicts prior laboratory research. You can have a sensitivity to gluten without having celiac disease. A Gluten Intolerance is when […]

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Gluten Free Labeling

    Recently the FDA set an official standard for gluten free labeling. Officially for anything to be labeled gluten free it must contain less than twenty parts per million of gluten. This is a big victory for anyone with gluten intolerance or celiac disease as having even the smallest amount of gluten could be extremely harmful. Without these standards set by the FDA brands could recklessly slap a gluten free label on anything they wanted without any concern for those they may harm, lucky for us coconut oil is a naturally gluten free product.     If you already […]

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May is Celiac Awareness Month

  What is Celiac disease?  The simple answer is a person with gluten intolerance.  We talked with Linda, The Gluten Free Homemaker, who was diagnosed with Celiac disease back in 2000.  As Linda explains,  “Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that is triggered by the protein gluten which is found in wheat, rye, barley, and contaminated oats.  When gluten is consumed, the body attacks itself.  Specifically, it damages the villi which line the small intestine.  This damage results in malabsorption of nutrients.”  The unfortunate thing is that when someone is affected with Celiac disease, if they eat wheat, their body […]