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Ask JJ: How To Go Gluten-Free?

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

If you're unsure about whether gluten is a problem for you, check out the tips below, then commit to going completely gluten-free for at least 21 days. That's long enough to decide whether a gluten-free life is right for you.

Younger White Women Are Behind The Surge Of Gluten-Free Diets

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living

The percentage of Americans who follow a gluten-free diet is more than three times higher than the percentage of Americans with celiac disease, the ma...

Your Birth Date May Affect Your Risk Of Developing Celiac Disease

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living

In the U.S. and most of the Western world, about one percent of the population will be diagnosed with celiac disease, an immune disorder in which the ...

Ask JJ: Gluten-Free Pasta Alternatives?

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

Dear JJ: Pasta is a huge staple in our house. Now I've learned that I'm gluten intolerant, so pasta is suddenly out of the picture. Help! Trust me, I...

No, You Don’t Have To Have Celiac To Have A Wheat Sensitivity

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living

People who don’t have a diagnosis for celiac disease or a wheat allergy may face a lot of scorn and derision for claiming to be sensitive to wheat p...

The Downside of Gluten-Freeing Your Kids

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The food industry uses the health halo of the gluten free label to better sell. It's really important to emphasize that just like one knows that foods that are peanut free are not generally healthier, gluten-free foods are not a panacea.

Experts Warn That Gluten-Free Diets May Be Risky For Kids

Live Science | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents

Putting kids on gluten-free diets even if they don't have celiac disease or a wheat allergy may carry more risks than benefits, experts warned. In rec...

Should There Be Widespread Screenings For Celiac Disease?

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether widespread screening for celiac disease makes sense, according to draft guidelines...

Gluten Isn't Bad -- I Just Can't Have It

Celia Kaye | Posted 04.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

I don't hate gluten, and gluten isn't bad -- I just can't have it. Here are a few reasons why this distinction is an important one.

Michael Pollan Wants You To Eat Gluten

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Want to get conversation flowing at the dinner table? Bring up the topic of gluten. Some table guests will insist going gluten-free has transformed th...

To Sleep Or Not To Sleep -- Marrying At 60!

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 02.11.2017 | Fifty
Melanie Chartoff

At age 60 I'd given up hope that I would ever find my One, or even sleep with anyone again, as I was so set in my ways. Then I was stunned to discover divorced, smart, 60-ish, handsome Stan online.

Guess What? These Items Have Always Been Gluten Free

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.04.2016 | Taste

Whether you're the one person out of 100 who has Celiac disease and can't eat gluten -- or you're one of those who simply choose not to eat it -- you ...

5 Myths About Gluten That Need To Be Busted

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living

We live in a time where you can almost always find a gluten-free version of your favorite carby snack at the grocery store. While these alternatives a...

How 'Gluten Free' Sounds To Normal People

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.30.2015 | Comedy

Sure, there are people who genuinely need to avoid gluten, largely those who have Celiac disease or a wheat allergy, but this is aimed more at the peo...

Talking to Kids About Celiac

Celia Kaye | Posted 11.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

If you have (or know of) a child who is gluten-free, you might know how hard it can be for kids to cope with their dietary restrictions. Thankfully, there are ways to make it easier on your child.

The 10 Best Bakeries in America

Thrillist | Posted 11.10.2016 | Taste

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Sean Cooley/Thrillist You've heard the phrase "like a kid in a candy store," but what's the grown-up equivalent? Like a du...

Meatless Monday: World Pasta Congress Puts Pasta Back on the Table

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Pasta is not your bad boyfriend. The food we love loves us back according to a global group of scientists at last week's World Pasta Congress. ...

The Best Gluten-Free Option At Every Major Fast-Food Chain

Thrillist | Posted 11.05.2016 | Taste

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Flickr/m01299 Gluten intolerance can be a real jerk. Half your friends think you're lying about your convulsing tummy...

15 Gluten-Free Baked Goods that Don't Miss Gluten One Bit

Food52 | Posted 10.16.2016 | Taste

As a baker (and a baking instructor), I could talk about gluten all day. But while gluten may be fun for some of us, many people live with some form o...

Is Gluten Hiding in Your Beauty Routine?

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 08.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

When I was diagnosed with celiac disease I cleaned out my kitchen completely. Unfortunately, I never stopped to think about my beauty routine and how products I use daily like soap, shampoo, and moisturizer could contain gluten.

Scientists Show Immune System for Some With Autism Triggered by Gluten and Casein

Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD | Posted 08.20.2016 | Science
Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD

My previous blog post describes the mechanism of action of gluten and how lessons learned from a failed cholera vaccine are tremendously helping those...

The Gluten-Free Fad and the Logical 'Or'

Celia Kaye | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

Because of the gluten-free fad, there is more awareness about celiac disease, and there are more and better gluten-free options. Borne from the fad are also dangerous misconceptions about gluten and celiac disease, as well as resistance to and dismissal of the term "gluten-free."

Yes, There Are Risks To Going Gluten-Free If You Don't Have Celiac Disease | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D. Published: 08/18/2015 10:18 AM EDT on LiveScience Katherine Tallmadge is a registered dietitian; president of Pers...

Avoid the Gluten-Free Trap

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

The majority of potato chip brands have always been gluten free. Yet, when someone is grabbing a bag at the grocery store, or offering you some at th...

Should You Go Gluten Free? Take This Quiz To Find Out.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Twenty percent of Americans say they actively try to eat gluten-free foods, according to a new Gallup poll. Gluten, a protein found in grains like whe...