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Gluten-Free ~ Just for Kids

by Donna Washburn, PHEc and Heather Butt, PHEc

Gluten-Free ~ Just for Kids

The authors of 125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes, Donna Washburn and Heather Butt offer some wonderful suggestions for teaching kids about eating gluten-free:• It is important that young people who suffer from celiac disease feel part of the group and not different. All decisions should be made keeping t...

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Do You Have Questions About Eating Gluten-Free?

By Alexandra Anca & Theresa Santandrea-Cull

Do You Have Questions About Eating Gluten-Free?

Complete Gluten-Free Diet and Nutrition GuideAuthor Q&A with Alexandra Anca and Theresa Santandrea-Cull Q1.  What is celiac disease?A1.  Celiac disease is a genetically based autoimmune response where the body attacks itself as a form of self-defence.  This reaction is triggered by gluten.  Q2. ...

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Easy gluten-free baking!

by Donna Washburn, PHEc and Heather Butt, PHEc

The Gluten-Free Baking Book  emphasizes baking for one or two. Authors Donna Washburn and Heather Butt's outstanding recipes run the gamut of exactly the type of baked goods those managing gluten intolerance crave ~ with a small twist.  Based on extensive feedback, we've learned that gluten-free hom...

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Yes, Gluten-Free Holidays are Possible!

By Theresa Santandrea-Cull

Yes, Gluten-Free Holidays are Possible!

Theresa Santandrea-Cull, co-author of Complete Gluten-Free Diet & Nutrition Guide, knows how difficult it is to try to survive the holidays while on a gluten-free diet. Below are some of the questions she is asked most about cooking for those with celiac disease and gluten-intolerance:Q1. Everyo...

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Donna & Heather at Dallas GFAF Expo 2011

by Donna Washburn, PHEc and Heather Butt, PHEc

The Dallas GFAF Expo had 2,000 people attend the vendor fair! Below is a great video (made by You+Dallas) about the fair ~ Donna and Heather are featured near the end.  The Gluten and Allergen Free Expo was started five years ago in Chicago by Jen Cafferty, a Chicago-resident and gluten-free eater....

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Summer Travel Tips For Traveling Gluten-Free Safely

by Donna Washburn, PHEc and Heather Butt, PHEc

Summer Travel Tips for Traveling Gluten-Free Safely  More and more families are carrying food from home when they travel by car, plane or train as a result of new, convenient, car- friendly GF foods, the elimination of GF meals on many airlines and the uncertain availability of gluten-free foods alo...

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Kids and Celiac Disease

by Donna Washburn, PHEc and Heather Butt, PHEc

Kids and Celiac Disease

 Just for Kids • It is important that young people who suffer from celiac disease feel part of the group and not different. All decisions should be made keeping this in mind, while ensuring the diet is strictly followed. • Teach! Teach! Teach! Don’t make decisions for even the youngest child. Every...

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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetically based autoimmune condition in which the body attacks itself as a form of self-defense. This chronic immunologic response is triggered by gluten — a portion of the protein present in grains, including wheat, barley, rye, and spelt. This list extends to other grains tha...

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How is Celiac Disease Diagnosed?

By Alexandra Anca, MHSc, RD

There are several ways to test for celiac disease including: EndoscopyTo take a biopsy of the small intestine, a gastroenterologist will perform an endoscopy, using intravenous sedation. These biopsies are then sent to a pathologist, who will be looking for variable degrees of damage compatible with...

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Gluten Sensitivity Versus Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease SymptomsCeliac disease can surface in many different ways. Almost every system of your body may be affected. This very wide spectrum of symptoms is also a reason why celiac disease can take a long time to diagnose. Not only do symptoms range in severity but they affect everyone differ...

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