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Can someone explain what is Celiac Disease and what they can not eat?

Question by jojo: Can someone explain what is Celiac Disease and what they can not eat?
I have a little brother who is diagonsed with Celiac and I want to know what they can not eat when he comes over to my house.

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Answer by cheylavon
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. What does this mean?

Celiac disease is triggered by consumption of the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye.

When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the fingerlike villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which can lead to malnourishment.

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Posted by GlutenFree - December 21, 2011 at 9:31 am

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Gluten-Free Diet: A Shopping Guide

Gluten-Free Diet: A Shopping Guide

Gluten Free Diet: A Shopping Guide is like a compass for finding what you need in the grocery store. It provides a comprehensive list of commonly available gluten-free products in easy-to-understand sections. Chapters of the book are organized to match the typical layout of grocery stores. As you walk through the baking aisle, for example, you can quickly flip to the chapter titled “Aisles: Baking” and find a variety of gluten-free options. This is a must-have shopping guide to go with your favorite gluten-free cookbooks. It will open your eyes to new products and add variety back into your menu. The book includes infant and toddler foods, necessities for baking, and a variety of snacks. Whether you’re new to the gluten-free diet or a seasoned veteran, Gluten-Free Diet: A Shopping Guide is the essential book for helping you find gluten-free groceries quickly and easily.

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Celiac Disease: Safe Food List And Essential Information On Living With A Gluten Free Diet

Celiac Disease: Safe Food List And Essential Information On Living With A Gluten Free Diet

What happens when a Certified Sports Nutritionist is diagnosed with Celiac Disease? An action plan like no other, designed in a format that can be read and applied the same day. This book is every Celiac’s most needed friend. Firstly, a list of safe and unsafe ingredients in a slim, pocketbook format that makes it easy to have on hand while grocery shopping or carry anywhere. (note: not a grocery guide – as those can be outdated before even printed! manufacturers change ingredients very often. this guide provides actual ingredients you can check on labels which is the only way to eat safely) Also included: where to look for hidden dangers, food processing information, vitamin and supplement requirements, a small section addressing Celiac’s relation to depression, and several ideas on how to make a smooth – even enjoyable – transition to living a gluten free life. How is all this packed into a small guide that fits in a purse? The author has a rare ability to zero in on the facts that matter and deliver them in a summarized, concise, very easy to read style. Probably the only book on the subject written in as close to point form as possible. The reader will not need to sort through hundreds of pages to find what they need. This guide is not meant to be an encyclopedia discussing Celiac; written in such a condensed way, every sentence on every page counts. An absolutely indispensable guide for every Celiac.

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The 125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

The 125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes features the type of sensational food that is typically avoided in gluten-free diets. Tasty and innovative recipes for everything from baked goods, pasta dishes, appetizers and family meals to mouth-watering desserts. These are recipes everyone can enjoy, whether they are affected by gluten intolerance or not.

Here are some of the inspired gluten-free recipes you can enjoy: Orange Pecan Struesel Muffins, Country Harvest Loaf, Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread, Thin Pizza Crust, Tomato Rosemary Bread, Double Chocolate Cheescake with Raspberry Coulis, Fudgy Brownies, Lemon Poppy Loaf, Peanut Butter Cookies.

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Posted by GlutenFree - December 20, 2011 at 8:19 am

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Gluten and Acne

Gluten is such a pain in the neck to many people who are allergic to or are intolerant of it. It is known to cause inflammation in the stomach lining to some, but to some, it causes acne to get worse.

Gluten-containing foods are pizza, pasta, breads, pastries, baked goods, and the long list goes on. To an average person, a day wouldn’t pass without eating something that contains gluten.

If you have experienced having acne that worsens as you eat these kinds of food, then you better stay away from them for a while. Try limiting your intake of gluten for about a week or two. Then observe daily if your face is starting to clear up. If it is, from that point, you should be opting for low-gluten diet. But if nothing has changed with your skin, then gluten probably has nothing to do about your acne.

Truth be told, one of the best ways to keep and maintain a healthy skin and prevent acne is to eat healthy. Also, you should be exercising and drinking lots of water.

Since I have mentioned eating healthily, you should be lowering your intake of fatty food. Fat causes increase in sebum production, thus, causing acne. We all need to have fats in our diet, but go for saturated fats found in nuts, olives, and avocado. Unsaturated fats are found in animal products and processed foods, and often called as the bad cholesterol.

If you stay away from gluten, you not only rid yourself of all the troubles it causes your stomach, but your skin as well.

Eating healthy is always good for your body in general. Be religious with your healthy diet and you are sure to see improvements in your skin!

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - December 16, 2011 at 8:38 am

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Weight Loss In Gluten-Free Diet

We all have that one person in our lives who doesn’t let a day pass by without being all too anxious about his or her weight, it can be a friend, a sibling, a relative, or yes, ourselves.

And since it is the end of the year, we are most likely to hear “diet” in everyone’s list of New Year’s resolution. Been there. Done that.

Needless to say, only a few can really succeed in their weight loss comings and goings. Most people even gain more pounds as time passes by. Why is it so hard to keep the weight off?

One study showed that it’s all in the mind. In an experiment done to lab rats in an attempt to understand why most people can’t rid themselves of the unwanted pounds, scientists limited the amount of food intake of the mice until they lost up to 15% of their total body weight. At the point where in weight was dropped, the researchers found out that rats that lost weight had higher levels of the stress hormone corticosterone.

To sum it all up, the mice that lost weight showed signs of depression. Thus, the scientists concluded that dieting can actually cause even humans to have mood and behavioral changes.

Scientists found higher levels of the melanin-concentrating hormone and a hormone known as orexin as well, both are known to have control over eating behavior. In addition to that, even after the mice regained the lost weight, the hormone levels remained the same. And yes, weight loss followed by weight gain typically results in more pounds than you originally had.

Celiacs or those intolerant of gluten usually lose weight on a gluten-free diet since they are not able to eat foods that are often associated with gaining weight. These include wheat products like pizza, pasta, pastries and baked goods as well as processed foods that contain hidden gluten. It’s not designed as a weight-loss diet, but you lose weight without even trying. So yes, if you opt for gluten-free diet, you don’t only rid yourself of the suffering, but you can shed off the extra pounds!

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - December 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

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Saying Yes To Gluten-Free Life Means Saying No To Foods You Love?

It can be frustrating and heartbreaking not to be able to have something you totally love temporarily. What more if you can’t have it for the rest of your life. Case in point: Celiacs.

We know all too well how they’re supposed to rid themselves of food with gluten for all eternity. Imagine a pizza and pasta lover who is diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Disheartening, it is.

However, with the advances in almost everything today, there are loads of gluten-free choices available in the market.

After a while, culinary experts and those who are well-versed in gluten have come up with variations in usual gluten-containing foods. They were able to create foods that are like the real deal, only without gluten! The taste, texture, smell, and every feature of a particular gluten-containing food are so identical with its gluten-free counterpart you wouldn’t notice they somehow differ!

By not putting on top of your mind that it s gluten-free, your diet will just be like the good old times. It can be hard at first and it takes some getting used to. But you’ll be able to transition into eating food without gluten without so many setbacks if you don’t zero in on gluten-containing foods you used to have

Say, you’re the type of person who doesn’t let a week pass by without going out with friends and having a couple rounds of beer. The regular beer is definitely a no-no for those who are intolerant of gluten, since it is know be gluten-containing. But there are gluten-free beers available nowadays that gives you the same sensation a regular beer can, you can even brew your own! Look it up on the Gluten-Free Videos.

So living gluten-free is not totally about giving up the foods that you love, there will just be some modifications, but you can still have the foods that top your favorite list. Just make sure you get the gluten-free version!

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - December 14, 2011 at 10:28 am

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Autism: Improve Digestion Through Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics and A Gluten-Free Diet

Autism per se is troubling to the patient and the people around him/her, and more often than not, this condition is coupled with many other health problems.

One of which is poor digestion, and it makes the patient suffer all the worse. Learn a thing or two about how being gluten-free is included in the diet of children diagnosed with Autism.

So enjoy and watch this video on Autism: Improve Digestion Through Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics and A Gluten-free diet.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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Q&A: How long should I be on a Gluten Free Diet before I know if it is helping?

Question by expedition: How long should I be on a Gluten Free Diet before I know if it is helping?
I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and was suggested that I try a gluten free diet to see if it will help. I’ve been on it for 4 weeks and was told to go at least 6 weeks on the diet. I haven’t seen any changes in how I feel. I’ve been told that I could try the diet for three months to see how I feel. I want to know if I should be seeing a change already or to go for a three month stretch.

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Ok, couple of questions first.

How sure are you that you have completely eliminated gluten from your diet? Actually, the fact that you are wanting to come off it may be an indication that you are following it properly, but we are all different, so… How many take out meals have you had in the 4 weeks? Almost certainly, any take away meal will contain gluten in one form or another. Have you eaten any Chinese or Thai food? Did you spend the huge sum needed to buy gluten free soya sauce when you cooked it? Have you eaten any low fat yoghurts or seafood sticks? They contain gluten.

I’m sorry if I sound as if I’m nagging or anything, I’m just trying to point out the many ways you could be ingesting gluten without realising it. And there are others.

Now, if you are sure you have been gluten free for the past 4 weeks, and you are also sure that you see no difference in your energy levels, then most likely it isn’t doing anything for you. But before you go overboard and head off to the shops to buy in a load of bread, pastries, cakes and cookies, just try something like maybe a pot noodle, and see what your reaction is. Don’t forget the reaction may be delayed by up to 36 hours.

If there’s no reaction, then you might like to try dairy instead of gluten as your potential irritant.

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Posted by GlutenFree - December 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays: Celebrating the Year with Simple, Satisfying Recipes and Menus

Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays: Celebrating the Year with Simple, Satisfying Recipes and Menus

Entertaining friends and family can be a challenge when you’re vegan and gluten-free. It can be even trickier when you’re not, but a family member or close friend is. So what do you do when you want to prepare a gluten-free and vegan holiday dinner for eight? Turn to Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays for help! Jennifer Katzinger, author of the popular Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book makes celebrating the holidays simple and stylish with seventy delicious, satisfying recipes for our most cherished holidays. Here you’ll find both sweet and savory, gluten-free and vegan menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two, for springtime Easter and Passover celebrations, a 4th of July picnic, and many more. Whether you’re gluten-free and vegan or not, you’ll please the ones you love with these simple yet sophisticated and pleasing menus.

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