Monthly Archives: October 2011

Spread the News with our Featured Product Badge

Have you seen this logo before?

If not, keep an eye out: you’ll likely notice it soon, on items that are featured in Triumph Dining’s Gluten-Free Grocery Guide.

Those of you who already have the Grocery Guide know that it’s the best travel companion a grocery shopper could hope to have. Like us, you’re probably fans of the companies who are included in the guide – after all, they’ve taken pains to demonstrate their seriousness about the gluten-free consumer.

So, when those manufacturers asked us for help, we took it seriously. They wanted a way communicate share their commitment to gluten-free with all of their consumers: thus the Featured Product seal was born.
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Celiac Disease, Depression and Suicide Linked

It’s long been accepted that celiac disease / gluten intolerance is linked with depression. And if you or a loved one have struggled through years of inconclusive doctor visits, of brain fog, of not feeling good and not knowing why — well, then it’s not hard to see the connection.

The latest study on the relationship between celiac disease and depression comes out of Sweden, and focuses on suicide. The relationship unfolds much as you might expect.

According to, researchers looked at approximately 29,000 cases of confirmed celiac disease. The rate of successfully completed suicides was slightly higher than the rate within the general population — particularly for those with celiac disease and inflammation of the gut.
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Digging Deeper Into Gluten-Free Options: Acorns?!

When I saw the title of the article in the San Francisco Chronicle, I really thought it was a joke. Someone making fun of the trend towards eating “new” strange things.

Acorns? Puh-leeze.

Except, it wasn’t a joke. Anywhere where oak trees grow, people really do eat acorns; they gather them, process them, dry them, cook with them. It seems like a lot of work, but acorns are gluten-free so I’d be remiss if I didn’t share the info.
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