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Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet – UCSD Video

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

The video featured below is such a comprehensive overview of the whole celiac disease condition that I felt it a must to bring to your attention.

Entitled, “What You Need To Know About Celiac disease and the Gluten-Free Diet”, this video is presented by the Wm. K. Warren Medical Research Center for Celiac Disease at the University if California, San Diego.

Featuring one of the United State’s leading authorities Martin F. Kagnoff, M.D., Director, Medical Research Center for celiac disease at USCD., you are treated to an in-depth introduction to how Celiac Disease affects the body. (more…)

Kitchen Notes For New Gluten Free Cooks –

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Woman In KitchenWhen I first encountered customers with gluten intolerance or celiac, I had no problem (I thought) in understanding the issues that they had to deal with. The solution, it seemed to me, was simple enough. Just avoid the gluten containing foods.

Since those early days, I have found out, that for many sufferers, this directive is a lot more involved than it first appears.

So, if you are one who is dealing with a very, gluten sensitive condition, or if you are caring for, shopping for, or preparing food for such a person, then these notes are for you. (more…)

Celiac Awareness Month and Travel:

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Freshly back from our overseas travel adventures we have gained a new perspective on challenges faced by those on gluten free diets. The fact that October was also declared Celiac Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, prompted me to write some thoughts down that could save you a lot of hassle.

Tennessee CountryFirstly, yes, it is great to be back home. We had an exciting time in the United States visiting family and friends (some we hadn’t seen in 25 years !! ). Most of the time was spent in Tennessee near the small town of Tracy City, up on the Cumberland Plateau. That’s roughly midway and close to the southern border of this beautiful state.

As exciting as travel is, it also presents significant challenges, especially for those who are on restricted diets. Most readers of this blog are challenged by the logistics involved in adhering to restrictive diets of one form or another, so it is likely that you .can relate to how these are exacerbated while en-route to another country. Our recent travels have brought to light some valuable points that could make a big difference for you the next time you prepare for that gluten free adventure.


The Place of Oats In a Gluten Free Diet Part 3

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Are you ready for your THIRD serving of oats in this blog ! ?

I want to start by saying that we have some potentially shocking scientific references in this article that may open up a whole new world for you.

The “Cereous” Business Behind Preparing Oats Properly.
In PART 2, I was “monkey-ing” around a bit, attempting to get the point across, that traditional wisdom has a lot to offer us in terms of how we can prepare our day-to-day foods. That this age-old approach may hold valuable keys to have contemporary consumers THRIVING instead of just surviving.

Using our oats theme as an example, today’s article weaves in some of the many scientific studies which confirm the transformative processes of soaking, fermentation and cooking.

Oat_wheat_label_largeFor the celiac, or those concerned with the contamination of their oats with other gluten-containing grains, it has been suggested that “rolling your own” oat grain is the ideal solution. This way you can not only sort through and pick out any offending, alien grain, but you also gain the added benefit of freshly rolled oats.


The Place Of Oats In A Gluten Free Diet Part 2

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Have you been wondering where I’ve been all week ?
(And NO, I didn’t go on a hiatus.)

Monkey coolBelieve it or not, a large portion of the time, since my last entry into this blog has been spent on writing this one (!!!!)  Well, where is it then ?

Do you REALLY want to know what happened ? 
Well, I got SO excited and enthused with this topic that I ended up writing pages and pages ! Way too much to post here.

Then, finally, as I was proof-reading it to Karen I got a big hint that there was something very wrong, ……. when I could see her eyes start to glaze over……….  Does that tell you something ? I had lost her already and I had barely started.

Oh boy !! I’ve got SO much to learn about blogging and being able to condense my thoughts, facts and data down into a usable form (it’s very frustrating sometimes.) …..


Come to think of it, the culmination of this past week’s oat writing experience DOES, in a strange kind of way, come together as an excellent analogy to the subject matter at hand. (I suddenly see the gestalt of it all !! Yes !!  ) (more…)

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