Gluten Free in the News 6-15-13


Here are gluten-free links from around the Internet for you to browse.  Even just reading over these summaries will help keep you abreast of what’s doing on in the gluten-free world.

Gluten-Free Menu Planning on a Budget – The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has a free printable guied for gluten-free menu planning on a budget.  It includes things like shopping tips, menu planning tips, fruits and vegetables that are in season each month, and links to recipes and additional resources.

Disney Pulls Episode of Popular Show Over Portrayal of Gluten-Free Character – This Lifetime Moms article was written by me, so you can read my opinion there.  :)

Tooth Damage May Be Sign of Celiac Disease – Of course, we’ve known this for years, but apparently many dentists still don’t know that celiac disease can cause tooth enamel defects.

Craft Brew Alliance Presses Omission Beer’s Case – Omission beer uses barley but removes the gluten down the line.  Apparently some people have reacted, however.  I’m not a beer drinker so I haven’t followed this too closely.  What do you think?

Growing Market in Gluten-Free Foods Does Not Match the Prevalence of Gluten Sensitivity – I think their estimate for those with gluten sensitivity is low.  I know some people are driven by fad, but think many others simply realize they feel better when they don’t eat gluten.  They don’t get a diagnosis from the doctor (celiac or otherwise) so it’s not considered a real sensitivity.  But it is.

Pillsbury and Celiacs Welcome 3 New Gluten-Free Products – General Mills has done it again.  They’ve created gluten-free convenience foods that some people will be thrilled about.  The three products are doughs for pie and pastry crust, chocolate chip cookies, and thin crust pizza.  Beware, however, because many people including me and my gf son have reacted to some General Mills gluten-free products.

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Gastrointestinal Hip or Hype? – This article talks about wheat allergy, celiac disease, and gluten sensitivity.

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