Gluten-Free in the News 6-29-13

Gluten-Free in the News

Here are recent online articles related to the gluten-free diet that might be of interest to you.  Have a great weekend!

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Goes Against the Grain – This Washington Post article talks about the benefits of buckwheat in the gluten-free diet.  It also contains a link for a chilled sesame soba noodles with shrimp and avocado recipe.

Gluten-Free diets No Help in Losing Weight – This article acknowledges that there are legitimate reasons for going gluten free, but that many people do it as a fad diet.  I agree with the author that simply substituting processed foods for gluten-free versions is not going to help you lose weight.  It’s about making healthier food choices.

A Tale of Two Fibers – Not specific to celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, this article may still be helpful for many because it is related to bowel problems.

Grain or No Grain – Your Gluten-Free and Celiac Companion App for iOS – “It provides you with the information you need to make proper food choices and expand your knowledge about gluten allergies and celiac disease…”

Teen Takes to Twitter to Get the Attention of Ellen DeGeneres – 14-year-old Dominick Cura is on a mission to get celiac disease featured on The Ellen DeGeneres show.

Dunkin’ Donuts to Sell Gluten-Free Doughnuts –  “The coffee and breakfast chain owned by Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. will sell gluten-free doughnuts and muffins in all its U.S. stores this year, Stan Frankenthaler, the company’s executive chef, said in an e-mail.”

Specially Bred Canary Seeds Celiac Safe, Find Scientists – “A new variety of hairless canary seed specifically bred for human consumption qualifies as gluten-free, scientists find.”

Elevated Gluten Antibodies Found in Children with Autism – Here’s an interesting article about gluten and autism.  Many parents have know for years that a gluten-free diet helps their autistic child.  This article give some explanation for that.

Food Manufacturers Combine to Provide Allergy- and Gluten-Free Seafood – “Slade Gorton, a provider of premium seafood through foodservice and retail channels, and Elevation Brands, a provider of all-natural, allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods, have inked a deal to put gluten-free/allergy friendly choices on menus everywhere.”

Digesting the Facts About Celiac Disease – If you’re new to the gluten-free diet and are wondering what celiac disease is, this article covers the basics.

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  1. says

    Re: Silica Fiber Free canaryseed vs. bird food quality
    Canaryseed [alpiste in Spanish] has been used as a dietary supplement for years, largely because of it’s high percentage of iron and protein. Many say it has influenced their health, claiming it helps them maintain a healthy weight. Others say it supports normal health of the heart, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and pancreas.

    Silica fibers in bird food:
    There are some potential negative side effects with consuming bird food grade canaryseed, all of which contain microscopic silica fibers that are similar in structure to asbestos, and have been linked to esophageal cancer.

    Glabrous (Silica fiber free) varieties were originally developed to prevent skin irritation on farmers who handled bird food, with the additional benefit to those that consume “alpiste” as a dietary supplement.

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