Gluten Free in the News 6/1/13

I’ve decided to make some changes to my Saturday posts.  I will no longer be doing Surfing Saturdays, but will still be providing you with valuable links.  The links will focus on  gluten-free information and recipes with the two topics being on alternating weeks.

We’re starting off with a roundup of gluten free in the news links.  The purpose is to keep you informed of what is being said about the gluten-free diet and celiac disease.  It is not all accurate information.  Feel free to leave thoughts and questions in the comments.

Gluten-Free-In-The-News

Diet Carries a Cost

Dieticians warn that gluten-free diets carry a cost.  This article focuses on the gluten-free diet as a weight loss fad diet (read my thoughts on whether the gluten-free diet is a fad diet here).  There are numerous statements I disagree with in this article and a couple that I agree with.  What do you think?

Getting Enough Fiber

I’m Gluten Free.  How Do I Get Enough Fiber?  Is a short question and answer that will give you ideas if you think you’re lacking enough fiber in your diet.

Questions & Answers

Q&A with Genevieve Sherrow: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free.  This is not an in depth article, but give some basic answers to questions about celiac disease and gluten-free living.

Family Story

Family Teams Up to Figure Out Gluten-Free Food is the story of a restaurant owner whose daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease.

8 Myths

8 Myths About Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Living – I like these points made by Gina at Mom-Blog.

GF Good for Non Celiacs?

Does going gluten free do anything for those without Celiac disease? – This is a one minute recording of a broadcast on my local radio station.  Dr. Drew covers a lot of ground in one minute.  It once again emphasizes that many people are going gluten-free as a weight loss diet (read my thoughts on gluten free and weight loss here).




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Comments

  1. I totally disagree with Dr. Drew. I’ve never been diagnosed Celiac, but my body has told me over and over again that gluten is poison. I will listen to my body any day, over some test doctors take as law.

    • Right, Kerrie! And at least some doctors are now acknowledging non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

      • Kerrie says:

        Unfortunately, since they cannot “measure” how I feel, most of them are still in the Stone Ages. Things are changing, though. Going slowly in the right direction is much better than not moving in the right direction at all! :)

  2. I love this new format for Saturdays, Linda. I always want to be able to keep up to date with the latest information on Celiac Disease and living gf.

  3. Linda, the article on how to get enough fiber is very enlightening.

    I think people are not always aware of what they actually need to be eating in order to get the nutrients they need. They remember the food pyramid of their childhood yet not the nutritional value of the different things that they eat.

    You can look at a box of cookies, granola bars, or even a container of yogurt and see all of the nutritional value. There is not easy label on an apple or bunch of broccoli. You need to do research to find out that information.

    I think that there should be more publication of the nutritional value of the whole natural foods that we are eating and not just the prepackaged stuff. Then it would be a lot easier to make informed decisions.

    • Good point, Elle. We really don’t need more packaging, but tags on the food, or even having nutritional information posted next to the food at the store would be helpful.

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