Celiac disease may not be the only reason to go gluten free

“We’re seeing more and more people come to us going gluten-free not because they have been diagnosed with celiac but they are presenting with other medical conditions like joint pain, eczema, unexplained pain,” Dr. Amanda S. Holiday, registered dietitian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said.

But in the meantime gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean eliminating favorite foods. Pizza is still game, and one recipe we found is made from potato tapioca millet and cornstarch.

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A Day in the Life: Celiac disease expert Alessio Fasano – Gluten-Free Living

A typical day for Alessio Fasano, M.D., a world-renowned expert on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, doesn’t seem to exist. This isn’t surprising given his many roles, or hats as he describes them, at Mass General Hospital for Children and in the gluten-free world at large.

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Alessio Fasano juggles administrative work with research and patient care

As director of the Center for Celiac Research, chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition and associate chief of the department of pediatrics research, Fasano spends his days overseeing research, working with physicians, seeing patients and handling numerous administrative duties.

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Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters – The Washington Post

The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney. And then requesting that the baloney be sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. Served with a cookie for dessert.

David Klimas has a friend who recently went gluten-free, a development that the 46-year-old real estate sales manager greets with a slow eye roll. He thinks that the gluten-free thing is just a fad, promoted by food companies “as a way of making money.”

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Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese Recipe : Food Network

Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

” It seems sometimes there are only two choices with macaroni and cheese: Make it from scratch with a roux and slow-simmered cheese sauce, or tear open a box and make it in minutes. It turns out you don’t have to choose between quality and convenience. This quick method uses goat cheese, aged white Cheddar and gluten-free pasta. Throw in some dark lacinato kale and you have a complete meal in about 25 minutes. ”

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Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking

Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking

What home cooks should know about preparing gluten-free foods.

Maybe you’ve been advised to eliminate gluten from your diet to manage celiac disease. Or perhaps you have health problems, including fatigue and abdominal pain, caused by sensitivity to gluten and called gluten intolerance.

Whatever the reason for avoiding gluten, chances are you’ll need to learn your way around a gluten-free kitchen and develop simple strategies for preparing delicious and nutritious gluten-free meals and snacks.

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How to Eat Gluten Free: 13 Bulletproof Success Strategies

How to Eat Gluten Free: Strategies for Success

Switching to gluten free eating can seem daunting at first, but as with anything the learning curve levels out and it starts to become automatic. Just know that if you’re going to do it, you have to do it 100%. There is no “mostly” gluten free because gluten has negative effects in trace amounts. It’s all or nothing if you want to rock the gluten free life.

via How to Eat Gluten Free: 13 Bulletproof Success Strategies.

75 Essential Gluten Free Restaurant Menus You Need to Know

75 Essential Gluten Free Restaurant Menus You Need to Know

One of the most stressful parts about eating out on a gluten free diet is trying to figure out what’s safe to eat.

Some restaurants don’t provide gluten free menus and others require you to search through those annoyingly long “allergy/nutrition” charts online that literally takes you hours to navigate.

And then there are times when restaurants don’t do neither of those.

via 75 Essential Gluten Free Restaurant Menus You Need to Know.