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Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?
(Part 3)

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been digging into the issue of gluten contamination in probiotics. Concerns were first raised after a small study presented at the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting in May 2015 reported that there could be trace amounts of gluten in some probiotics. In this study, researchers sampled 22 popular probiotic brands, including 15 that were labeled gluten-free. Half of them contained detectable amounts of gluten, with two brands containing more than 20 ppm of gluten, the threshold set by FDA for gluten-free labeling.   More...

Reader Recipe Favorites:
12 Best Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Anyone who manages a gluten-free diet likely has go-to recipes, including dessert selections. But there’s always room for more, right? With that in mind, we have compiled a list of 12 reader favorites: the best gluten-free dessert recipes. This page is your directory to those recipes. Enjoy!   More...

Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?
(Part 2)

As promised, we’re continuing to dig deeper into the issue of gluten contamination in probiotics. A lot of us with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity take probiotics for digestive health. Concerns were first raised after a small study presented in May 2015 at the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting reported there may be trace amounts of gluten in some probiotics. In this study, researchers sampled 22 popular probiotic brands, including 15 that were labeled gluten-free. Half of them contained detectable amounts of gluten, with two brands containing more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the threshold set by FDA for gluten-free labeling.   More...

Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?
(Part 1)

A small study presented earlier this month at the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting reports there may be trace amounts of gluten in some probiotics. A lot of people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity take probiotic supplements for digestive health. In this study, researchers sampled 22 popular probiotic brands, including 15 that were labeled gluten-free. Half of them contained detectable amounts of gluten, with two brands containing more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the threshold set by FDA for gluten-free labeling.   More...

Celiac Disease By the Numbers

How many people in the U.S. have celiac disease? How long does a proper diagnosis take? What percentage of Americans have celiac disease but are undiagnosed? We have answers to those questions and more in our “By the Numbers” chart. First, for newly diagnosed who happen upon this page: What is celiac disease? Simply put, celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage of the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in…   More...

Reader Recipe Favorites: 12 Best Gluten-Free Breads to Bake

If you’re on a gluten-free diet, including bread in your meals can be a bit more challenging than picking up a traditional loaf at a local bakery. But with just a little extra time—and the right recipe—you’ll be enjoying gluten-free bread whenever you want. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the 12 best gluten-free bread recipes, as ranked by our readers. To give you some variety, we’ve included related items like tortillas, rolls, and baguettes.   More...

Gluten-Free at Walmart!

Retail giant Walmart is now selling gluten-free products with its usual price savings, a huge win for our community.   More...

Soup's Up!
12 Best Gluten-Free Soups, Stews, Chowders, & Chili

From the healing power of chicken or vegetable soup to a filling portion of corn or clam chowder to a spicy chili or a hearty beef stew, there’s nothing like a piping hot (gluten-free) bowl of comfort food to complement a meal or to serve as the main course. Here, we present the 12 best recipes for soups and stew, chowders and chili.   More...

Awesome Gluten-Free Appetizers & Sides: 12 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

Stuck for an idea on how to start off and/or complement tonight’s main course? Check out our readers’ favorite appetizers and side dishes, all of them versatile, tasty, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly. Start our countdown of the best appetizers and side dishes at No. 12 with an all-purpose pasta salad that works at lunch or dinner. As you go through our list, you'll find recipes that go with everything from Asian dishes and light soup-and-salad lunches to steak-and-potato dinners to chicken and turkey menus. At the end, you’ll wind up at what might be a surprising choice for No. 1.   More...

Snack Time!
12 Best Gluten-Free Snack Recipes

If you’re on a strict gluten-free diet, you can’t let your guard down even when you need a boost from a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. No problem: Your fellow readers rank these dozen recipes as ideal go-to sources of energy. Read on to discover the 12 best gluten-free snack recipes....   More...

Breakfast Dishes We Love:
12 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

Anyone on a special diet may find it challenging to conjure up a healthy and tasty breakfast, but it doesn’t have to be. Consider the 12 easy-to-prepare gluten-free recipes that our readers rank as their favorite breakfast dishes. Mix and match per your taste.   More...

Food Allergy Woes: "Searching for a Cure"

Henry Ehrlich, co-author of Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent’s Guide and editor of AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com, has been exploring the work of Xiu-Min Li, MD, and her use of traditional Chinese medicine to treat people with food allergies. Li has developed Food Allergy Herbal Formula-2 (FAHF-2) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she is professor of pediatrics, allergy and immunology. …   More...

Vitamins & Minerals: Supplementing a Gluten-Free Diet

The typical gluten-free diet may be high in unhealthy fat, low in carbohydrates and fiber, and low in iron, folate, niacin, vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorus and zinc, says Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, founder of GlutenFreeWatchdog.org. The first step to improving nutritional adequacy, she says, is to improve the quality of a patient’s dietary intake by eating gluten-free whole grains like amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa and millet, and then, if necessary, to take a multivitamin and mineral…   More...

The Gluten-Free Kitchen: Armed and Ready

Just starting to bake gluten-free and allergy-sensitive recipes and wondering what you'll need in the kitchen? Here's the scoop on which kitchen utensils, tools and accessories you should always have on hand.   More...