October/November 2017

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No More Moo

Subscribers Only — Sometimes going gluten-free is not enough. If you don’t get complete relief from your gastrointestinal symptoms after nixing the gluten, you may feel better cutting out dairy. Lactose intolerance is often the culprit, but there are other reasons why dairy is difficult for some people to digest.   More...

What To Do When Your Doctor Won’t Listen

Subscribers Only — You know yourself better than any doctor. Learn to pay careful attention to your body and to your symptoms. Take daily notes, keeping close track of what you eat, how you sleep, your energy levels during the day, your fluctuating moods, your toilet habits, your pain and other symptoms. An organized, detailed log of symptoms can help you and your doctor spot any overarching patterns that may provide clues and point to triggers.   More...

5 Make-Ahead Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas

Kicking off your morning with a nutritious meal goes a long way to energizing you for the rest of the day. And research shows that a hearty morning meal helps quell cravings for unhealthy foods later on. Yet for many people, the idea of eating a well-balanced breakfast is nothing more than good intentions. Harried mornings make it tempting to guzzle down just anything with your coffee or to skip breakfast altogether.   More...

Soup is Good Food

Subscribers Only — Soup is one of the most satisfying meals you can put together with relative ease. It offers lots of room for creativity, can be infused with enormous flavor and usually promises at least another day’s worth of leftovers. Free of gluten and the top eight food allergens, these delicious plant-based soups make the perfect meal for those cold and rainy days when nothing else will do.   More...

Gluten-Free Desserts for Two

Subscribers Only — Do you live and cook in a small-batch world? I’m always saddened to hear people say, “Oh, I don’t cook much; after all, it’s just me or the two of us.” Get rid of the notion that your small household doesn’t merit homemade food. You, your health and your happiness are important!   More...

The 2017 Gluten-Free Spaghetti Review

Subscribers Only — Digging deep into the pasta market, we were amazed by the number of brands, varieties and shapes of gluten-free pastas now on the market. We found over 50 different brands. You can now buy gluten-free spaghetti, angel hair, linguini, fettuccine, rotini, penne, macaroni, fusilli, shells, gnocchi, farfalle, lasagna, manicotti, orzo and even wagon wheels.   More...

Halloween 2017: 4 Spooky Gluten-Free Recipes

Throwing a Halloween party for your little goblins doesn’t have to be frightful! No need for elaborate decorations or a monstrous menu. Keep it simple with a bit of up-front planning, some great recipes and a few party ideas and snack hacks.   More...

Gluten-Free Pasta Pleasure

Subscribers Only — Perk up your pasta! There’s so much more you can do with spaghetti than just add tomato sauce. The taste and texture of gluten-free spaghetti will surprise and delight you. We reworked four classic spaghetti recipes to take best advantage of the delicate nuances of different gluten-free pastas. Noodlicious!   More...

Celiac in Paris

Subscribers Only — I discovered that a very small selection of patisseries offers artful gluten-free (and sometimes dairy-free and egg-free) baked goods. These French bakers bring something decidedly different to the gluten-free table. They use naturally gluten-free whole-grain flours, like buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa, chickpea, chestnut, almond and nut flours, but little or no starch or gum!   More...

Adult-Onset Food Allergies

Subscribers Only — It is not clear why some adults suddenly react to foods that they’ve been eating without incident their entire lives, says Sayantani (Tina) Sindher, MD, clinical assistant professor of allergy and immunology in the Department of Medicine, division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University. About 15 percent of adults with food allergies developed their condition after age 18, according to a 2014 study from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.   More...

The Best Gluten-Free Pasta Brands of 2017

Exactly how good is gluten-free pasta? Which brands are the best? How expensive are they? We conducted a comprehensive market overview and product testing to find out. What we discovered is that gluten-free pasta is far better, much more varied, more available and less expensive than we expected. Gluten-free pasta is made from different flours and grains than conventional wheat pasta. This variety enhances our noodles and expands the wonderful array of pasta choices we have. If you’re in the rut of eating the same pasta over and over again, it’s time to explore all the delicious options. And there are plenty.   More...

Life Story

Stair Master

Subscribers Only — Try one style of stair climbing or a combination of all three. For example, climb up the stairs single stepping and walk down. Next, climb up the stairs double stepping and walk down. The third time, turn to the side so that your shoulder faces the stairs and step up with the leg closest to the staircase. Keep your foot flat on the stair and pull yourself to a standing position. Continue up the stairs and then walk down. The fourth time, side-step up the stairs on the opposite side and walk down.   More...

We've Got Issues: October/November 2017

I had the screening for celiac and have no indicators, so I did not have the biopsy. There are some autoimmune diseases in my family and I know that the incidence of celiac is on the rise. Maybe the blood test is missing something. Is it possible my doctor is wrong? How can I find out what’s going on with my body? I’m feeling so desperate and angry. Maybe I should just go see a psychiatrist.   More...

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Gluten-Free Beauty Products

Are your cosmetics and personal care products gluten-free? If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, experts say that your lipstick, toothpaste and even mascara—products that can get into your mouth or flake off into your eyes—should not contain gluten. And it’s prudent to use gluten-free shampoo, facial cleanser and lotions because they may accidentally get into your mouth.   More...

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Research Roundup: October/November 2017

A new study on peanut immunotherapy examined the effects of increasing the peanut protein threshold (called the eliciting dose) used with the Viaskin Peanut patch. Developed by DBV Technologies, the Viaskin Peanut patch delivers biologically active compounds to the immune system through intact skin. It is currently in Phase III trials and not offered for sale.   More...

Healing Herbs & Spices for the Gluten-Free Kitchen

Spices have been part of ancient cuisines for a reason, Doherty says. Many pungent spices have gastrointestinal and antimicrobial properties. For instance, ginger helps fight inflammation and also acts as an immediate digestive aid for nausea. Oregano and basil have antifungal properties and can protect against infection. Herbs and spices offer a bevy of health benefits, agrees Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN, clinical research dietitian in the division of gastroenterology at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.   More...

Food for Thought

“What Do You Eat?”

Subscribers Only — I wonder what answer you anticipate—that this will be the big reveal of my diet of air, of spun gold, of broiled unicorn. Cooking must be so hard for you. Perhaps you picture one big bowl of bland slurry. Perhaps my plate, in your mind, is a forlorn jigsaw puzzle: a hole where the biscuit should be.   More...

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