Aug/Sep 2010

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Allergy-Friendly Campus

Subscribers Only — My sons are just 5 and 2 years old, much closer to kindergarten than college. Yet I imagine that all parents settling their young adult into the freshman dorm feel their child needs guidance as he or she adjusts to life away from home. If their student has a food allergy or sensitivity, this adjustment can be a bit more challenging.   More...

Gluten-Free Summer Pies

I had the opportunity to work in a local pie shop where I learned some new tricks for creating a perfect pie. I wasn't at the shop long before I saw that making a gluten-free pie is much easier than making its wheat-filled counterpart. You can work gluten-free dough and make mistakes and the crust will still turn out fine.   More...

Allergy-Friendly Lunchbox Adventures

When my children were little, I never wanted their food sensitivities to limit choices. The task of packing their lunches every day was initially a challenge. I wanted to send them off to school with an allergy-friendly lunch that was not only nutritious, but one they'd enjoy. Try these gluten-free, dairy-free lunch ideas to nourish and fortify your young food explorer.   More...

Celiac Disease, By Accident

In July 2007, Emily Eland and her two best friends, Jack and Carli, took two jet-skis out on the Columbia River to watch the sunset. As Emily, then 15, sped ahead on her jet-ski, Jack and Carli followed closely behind on theirs. When she slowed to a stop, having found a great spot to view the dipping sun, Jack failed to see her. What happened next would change Emily’s life.   More...

Digest This

Subscribers Only — Frandi Mars didn’t set out to become a nutritional expert. For years, the Maryland mother of three worked as a clinical social worker. But when her daughter Sydney started having digestive problems, Mars decided, out of necessity, to learn as much as she could about diet and nutrition. She enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and graduated. Now a certified holistic health counselor, she advises patients on improving their diets and…   More...

Celiac Triggers

Other environmental factors could be relevant to the onset of celiac disease in genetically predisposed individuals.   More...