The Beginning of a Gluten-Free Journey

By Leslie

Day 1

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My alarm went off at 5:15a like it does most Monday mornings. By 6a I was in the car on the way to work, my stomach in knots. Was it because I was hungry or because it was upset?

And so today I’m doing what many other people have done: cutting gluten out of my diet to see if it makes a difference.

Two years ago celiac disease and a gluten-free lifestyle became regular words in my vocabulary because my husband, our friend Bobby and I took the reigns of Triumph Dining, a publishing company devoted to this market.

Since then I’ve learned a lot from the media, our readers, our advertisers and our bloggers.

Stay tuned. Today I begin to walk the talk.

 

Emeril Lagasse Leading the Way in Gluten-Free Cooking

By Bridget

Although many are fed up with all of the gluten-free celebrity hype that has been taking over the headlines of gluten-free news, a recent headline may catch some attention. Emeril Lagasse, the famed restaurateur, chef, and TV personality, best known for catchphrases from “Bam!” to “Kick it up a notch!”, has been a supporter of the gluten-free community for over ten years for reasons very close to his heart – his two daughters. Both daughters were diagnosed with gluten intolerances back in 2001 and 2004, one of whom has full blown Celiac disease.

The women have been working together, along with the support of their dad, to write a gluten-free cookbook that brings all their favorite gluten-free meals and recipes in one book. In their new book, “The Gluten-Free Table: The Lagasse Girls Share Their Favorite Meals,” both Lagasse women have made it their mission to find gluten-free recipes that aren’t flavor-free or laced with a funky aftertaste. By using natural gluten-free flours – from almond flour for flourless Continue reading “Emeril Lagasse Leading the Way in Gluten-Free Cooking”

Are Celiac Rates Affected By When We Begin Eating Gluten?

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

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Many new parents have concerns about when they should begin giving their child gluten, especially if they themselves have issues with the protein.

Some research suggests that feeding your baby gluten from the age of four months could help lessen the chance of them going on to develop celiac disease.

In the mid-1980s Sweden began reporting a great increase in babies and toddlers with celiac disease. From 1984-1996 cases of celiac disease in children under two quadrupled but after 1996, occurrences decreased again.

Two years prior to the epidemic, Swedish authorities and nutritionists revised their recommendations for infant feeding in an attempt to prevent celiac disease.

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Jennifer Esposito Starts a Nonprofit for Celiac Education

By Emily

It seems like every few weeks we’re writing with news of another celebrity or professional athlete who has gone gluten-free. The comments are mixed — some of you are glad for increased attention to the cause, others are concerned for the wrong attention being paid to the cause. But I think today’s gluten-free celebrity will garner generally positive feedback.

You may know Jennifer Esposito from television series like Blue Bloods, Samantha Who?, Rescue Me, and Judging Amy, or her roles in the movies Crash, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, etc etc. But did you know that not only does Jennifer Esposito have celiac disease — she’s started a nonprofit to help with celiac education? Hooray!

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Liz Lovely’s Gluten-Free Cookies on ABC’s Shark Tank

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

 

Shark Tank, the ABC Dragons’ Den style show, last week featured a gluten-free cookie business!

Liz Lovely, Vegan and Gluten Free Cookies from Waitsfield, Vermont is a family run business founded by Liz and Dan Holtz. Liz and Dan are high-school sweethearts with a sweet love story and now an even sweeter company.

Not everything they make is gluten free but they offer a good variety of delicious sounding gluten free sweet treats – gluten free chocolate fudge cookies, gluten-free snickerdoodle cookies and gluten free lovely oh’s. Yum! These treats are made in their artisan bakery in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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