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Are Peeps Gluten Free?

Our 8-year-old son LOVES Peeps. Adores them! Personally, I don’t get the attraction. But every year (since I had to go gluten-free and we stopped bringing gluten into the house) he asks and I have to say no. Because a couple of years ago I did the research and found they were contaminated (shared equipment). […]

-Recall Alert- Batch of Applegate GF Nuggets Contain Wheat

The FDA just put out a press release that a batch of Applegate Farm’s Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets, made on Sept 19, 2012, actually contain wheat and are therefore not safe for a GF diet. They report that consumer who was familiar with the nuggets noted a color difference and contacted the manufacturer. Upon investigation, it […]

Autism Linked to Immune Disorders – Including Celiac

A friend just emailed me a link to an article in the Sunday Times about Autism being caused by immune disorders such as Celiac Disease. It states that at least one-third of Autism (and “very likely more”) is caused by inflammatory diseases that start while in the mother’s womb. The more active a mother’s immune […]

Just a milligram of gluten a day?!

Did you know that an article posted on the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website states that just one milligram of gluten, once a day, can keep a Celiac from recovering?! One milligram! One thousandth of a gram! That’s the equivalent of one tiny spec of sand. And not just any […]

Gluten Symptoms: Do They Vary with Amount?

I’ve always wondered if there is a difference in severity of symptoms based on the amount of gluten ingested. Like, if I ever dared to eat a roll or a whole slice of pizza or something, would I get the same symptoms with the same severity as if I accidentally ingested a tiny bit of […]

Ian’s Alphatots… Gluten Free??

While I usually like to prepare more healthy, whole foods, I’m a working wife and mom to a very active 7 year old. So on those days where it’s pick up from school and go-go-GO until dinner (karate, soccer, homework, play dates, music lessons… phew!) , sometimes I “cheat” and have fast, premade meals in the […]

“Wheat-Free” Doesn’t Mean “Gluten-Free”

Just because you see “wheat-free” on the label, don’t be lulled into automatically thinking that this “wheat-free” food is safely gluten-free. There are several of different sources of gluten and wheat is only one of them. (Rye, barley and oats are the other sources of gluten. Here’s a list of Unacceptable Ingredients that details some ways […]

FDA knows that 20 PPM isn’t enough

I was just doing a little “fun light reading” (lol) on the latest gluten articles on the FDA website and saw this lovely tidbit. Question 11 in the Q  ‘n’ A about the proposed gluten guidelines reads: 11. What were the findings of the safety assessment? Based on the data and other variables included in […]

Proposed “Gluten-Free” Guidelines: Tell the FDA What YOU Think

This is it, gluten-free people! This is not a drill. The day has arrived for our formerly mute gluten-free selves to speak up and be heard by the Food and Drug Administration about what WE think the label “gluten-free” should mean. Yesterday (Aug 2, 2011) there was supposed to be a big announcement by the […]

Good GF Morning from GIG Conference

Yeay! I made it! I’m currently posting from the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Annual Education Conference at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. Just got done with my first conference of the day (by the wonderfully articulate and knowledgeable Dr. Tom O’Brian) and am now hitting the vendor area. So many gluten-free products in one place! This […]