Aug/Sep 2011

Features

Gluten-Free Celebration Cakes

These four easy gluten-free cakes are my favorites for this time of year. They’re particularly delicious showcasing fresh, local produce but they’re worth making in any season. Gluten free and dairy free, they’re guaranteed to turn any moment into a reason to celebrate.   More...

Allergy-Friendly Hawaiian-Style Barbeque

Can’t get to Hawaii this summer? Bring the best of the islands to your own backyard with these easy-to-make, gluten-free, dairy-free Hawaiian-style recipes. Transforming an ordinary barbeque into mouthwatering tropical cuisine is easier than you think. Start with a combination of fresh spices and simple marinades, add a few minutes of preparation and fire up the grill. You won’t miss the burgers.   More...

Steps to a Safer School

Because my child has multiple food allergies, including one that can cause anaphylaxis, I had many issues to address with the school to ensure that he had a safe year. What kind of food would be in the classroom? Where would they seat him during snack to make sure he was safe yet not isolated? How would field trips operate? And a hundred other details. Sometimes I had to be pushy. Sometimes the school’s strategies were already in place. In all these instances, I was engaging in advocacy. Anyone who has a child with celiac disease, food allergies or other special needs learns these skills out of necessity.   More...

Bone Up: Osteoporosis and Celiac Disease

Subscribers Only — Eleven years ago, Keith McCormick, a chiropractor from Amherst, Massachusetts, noticed his hip hurt after a difficult track workout. The former Olympian—he competed in the pentathlon in the 1976 Munich games—was used to pushing through pain. He’d trained hard all his life, regularly running or biking up to six hours a day. At 45, his passion was Ironman triathlons, an extreme endurance sport involving swimming, biking and running.   More...

Celiac Disease

Subscribers Only — New research supports the existence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Symptoms can be similar to celiac disease and include gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea and bloating, as well as fatigue, brain fog and ADHD or autistic behaviors.   More...