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Allergic Living

Allergic Living just featured an eye-opening piece by Lisa Fitterman that discusses the very real impact of gluten on brain function.

This article confirms what people who’ve suffered for years before being diagnosed with celiac disease already know: gluten affects your neurological processes. (more…)

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Jefferson Adams over at Celiac.com has highlighted a commentary claiming that food allergies and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) should not mix: http://www.celiac.com/articles/23176/1/Is-a-Food-Allergy-a-Legitimate-Disability/Page1.html.

The article in question was written by Hans von Spakovsky, a senior fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. He will be sent a copy of this post as an illustration of why the ADA can be applicable to this medical condition. (more…)

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Good evening all! Being outspoken about celiac disease and food allergies means that people searching for information on these conditions stop by my blog. I’m happy to announce that Truth, Justice, and All-American Allergen-Free Apple Pie has become part of the Gluten-Free Global Community. You can click on the logo above to go straight to their website.

Many talented and innovative bloggers are featured at the GFGC site. It is a web destination oozing with empathy and understanding. If you are looking for more information on celiac disease and gluten intolerance, tasty recipes, lifestyle advice, and others who understand your situation, please stop by their site. I found them via one of my favorite allergen-free foodie bloggers, Sprinkles and Allergies, http://sprinklesandallergies.com/. (more…)

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Thanks to Celiac.com, I’ve learned that actress Jennifer Esposito of Blue Bloods has possibly become yet another victim of workplace discrimination because of celiac disease. It sounds like she asked CBS for an accommodation due to her medical issues and they don’t sound very interested in retaining her talent.

According to an article on Salon.com, all kinds of grief is being thrown Jennifer’s way as the ignorant and biased among us slam her for being just another spoiled actor who “chooses” to eat a special diet. Celiac is an autoimmune disease that no one chooses to have. An estimated one in 99 Americans has it, with most undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and one in 33 carry the gene for it. The gene can activate at any point in a person’s life. (more…)

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Your diet has a tremendous amount to do with your mental health. Recently I read an article about how people who regularly consume fast food are more likely to be depressed. For years I’ve followed success stories of children who cut out gluten, dairy, and sugar, the Autism Diet. Today I noticed a piece on Psych Central by Richard and C.R. Zwolinski titled Does Gluten Cause Mental Illness?

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/therapy-soup/2012/09/does-gluten-cause-mental-illness/

Of course gluten factors into mental health! About one in 99 Americans has celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the body cannot tolerate gluten, the protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Many other people are gluten intolerant which means their bodies don’t want gluten in their system either. There is a very wide range of symptoms in such people and the most overlooked category of symptoms is those having to do with mental health. (more…)

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Burrito

This is a recipe I can’t take credit for but have modified over the years to fit a multiple-allergen diet. It is wonderful as a “fast food” item for the food allergic set.

You need…

A pound or so of ground pork. If you’re in Washington, nothing even comes close to Pure Country organic ground pork that you can get at swankier stores– it has a texture and flavor that surpasses the gristly, sometimes fatty ground pork you get at regular grocery stores. (more…)

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The other day I was reading a newsletter in which someone said they’ve never found a good recipe for allergen-free pumpkin pie.

“WHAT?!!” I said. I’ve used the same recipe for a long time, adapted from Jennifer Raymond’s The Peaceful Palate. It is billed as a “heart-healthy version of a traditional favorite.”

Raymond’s original recipe uses a cup of Grape Nuts and 1/4 cup of undiluted apple juice concentrate to make a fat-free crust. While Perky’s Nutty Flax cereal might be a good gluten-free substitute, there are a few good allergen-free pie crust recipes out there. Some use ground almonds, some use a blend of gluten-free flours. (more…)

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