There’s Gluten Where? Charcoal and New Soda to Watch Out For

By Emily

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been living a gluten-free lifestyle — every now and then, something will come along and just flabbergast you with its weird ingredients.

Two things that may contain wheat — completely unrelated to each other, mind you — which have come to my own attention recently and which many couldn’t have predicted in a million years: a new soda from Japan, and your standard grilling charcoal.

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A Link Between Celiac Disease And Season Of Birth?

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

Could the season in which someone is born be a factor in whether or not they develop celiac disease? Recent research suggests, possibly.

Scientists and researchers are always searching for new reasons for why the disease is triggered in some people and not others. An interesting article in the New York Times recently stated extremely eye-catching information:

“One hypothesis is that the season in which a person is born may influence the development of this digestive disorder (celiac disease)”

Some research suggests that babies born in spring and summer could be more susceptible to developing celiac disease.

But how could when we are born possibly be relevant to whether or not we develop celiac disease?

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Gobble Up a Gluten-Free Turkey

By Bridget

With Turkey Day in just over a week, many are ordering turkey’s in advance to make sure our day of thanks goes on without a hitch. Apart from the integrity of the holiday itself, it’s a plus that it centers around a lot of foods that are naturally gluten-free (like the turkey, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, and homemade cranberry sauce!) Unfortunately, however, you may want to double check the turkey you’re ordering for this upcoming day of feasting.

Although turkey is a naturally gluten-free food, many birds that are prepared for holiday purchase are not. Turkeys that are “basted” or “self-basted” have been preserved and prepared with butter, broth, stock, flavor enhancers, and other seasoning to help improve taste and better preserve the meat. While there are many natural preservatives used (such as rosemary extract), many commercially used preservatives may contain gluten, which we all know will lead to an uncomfortable Thanksgiving.

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Gluten-free Women at Lower Risk for Certain Cancers

 By Emily

Usually when a post about a malady other than celiac disease / gluten intolerance comes out on the Triumph Dining blog, it’s bad news. This time, though, there is some happy information to share with any of you who are (or who know and love) any women with celiac disease.

A comprehensive study published in the International Journal of Cancer in August took a careful look at data from almost 18,000 women diagnosed with celiac disease between 1969 and 2007 in Sweden. These women’s risk for hormone-related cancers (breast, endometrial, and ovarian) was analyzed in contrast with that of more than 88,000 women of comparable age.

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