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Eleven years ago, Keith McCormick, a chiropractor from Amherst, Massachusetts, noticed his hip hurt after a difficult track workout. The former Olympianhe competed in the pentathlon in the 1976 Munich gameswas used to pushing through pain. Hed trained hard all his life, regularly running or biking up to six hours a day. At 45, his passion was Ironman triathlons, an extreme endurance sport involving swimming, biking and running.Subscribers Only
New research supports the existence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Symptoms can be similar to celiac disease and include gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea and bloating, as well as fatigue, brain fog and ADHD or autistic behaviors.
Because my child has multiple food allergies, including one that can cause anaphylaxis, I had many issues to address with the school to ensure that he had a safe year. What kind of food would be in the classroom? Where would they seat him during snack to make sure he was safe yet not isolated? How would field trips operate? And a hundred other details. Sometimes I had to be pushy. Sometimes the schools strategies were already in place. In all these instances, I was engaging in advocacy. Anyone who has a child with celiac disease, food allergies or other special needs learns these skills out of necessity.
These four easy gluten-free cakes are my favorites for this time of year. Theyre particularly delicious showcasing fresh, local produce but theyre worth making in any season. Gluten free and dairy free, theyre guaranteed to turn any moment into a reason to celebrate.
Cant get to Hawaii this summer? Bring the best of the islands to your own backyard with these easy-to-make, gluten-free, dairy-free Hawaiian-style recipes. Transforming an ordinary barbeque into mouthwatering tropical cuisine is easier than you think. Start with a combination of fresh spices and simple marinades, add a few minutes of preparation and fire up the grill. You wont miss the burgers.
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At 33, Menounos says she feels truly blessed as she is now learning to find balance in her hectic life. But it hasnt always been this way. Last summer, serious skin rashes forced her to the hospital. Ultimately, her treatment included dietary changes. Here she talks to Living Without about getting her health back on track.
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Free of gluten, dairy and eggs, these homemade squares Gluten-Free Breakfast Bars are sweetened naturally with honey and dried fruit and theyre simple to make. Prepare them in advance for a super-convenient breakfast-on-the-go that will satisfy morning hunger and not bust your budget. A nice way to start the day when theres no time to sit and savor a bowl of oatmeal.
Cocoa is the main component of chocolate, the all-time popular flavoring and candy enjoyed around the world. As wonderful as a chocolate bar tastes, it also contains, among other things, cocoa butter and sugarexcess fat and empty calories that can contribute to risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. (Cocoa butter does offer theobromine, which has antioxidant value.) A typical candy bar has 8 to 10 grams of fat per bar so one must exercise restraint.
When was the last time you woke up to the smell of glazed sweet rolls or doughnutsor savored a plateful of warm blintzes, hot from the oven? Commercially prepared special breads that are gluten-free and allergy-friendly, like sweet rolls, popovers and blintzes, are super-difficult to find, even online. And if you do find them, theyre so expensive, you may be more inclined to bronze them for posterity rather than eat them. With prices like that, who wants to share?
Studies have shown that children living on farms are less likely to develop asthma. Why does farm life reduce the risk? Its thought that exposure to a greater diversity of microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) may play a protective role. To examine this theory, researchers from the University Childrens Hospital Munich looked at data on asthma rates among children with and without farm exposure and analyzed the DNA of microorganisms in dust samples taken from the childrens bedrooms and mattresses. In total, 933 dust samples were studied.
A groundbreaking study recently released by the University of Maryland School of Medicines Center for Celiac Research demonstrates that gluten sensitivity is a distinct medical condition that differs from celiac disease. Living Withouts editor Alicia Woodward spoke with Alessio Fasano, MD, the studys lead investigator. A world-renown expert on celiac disease, Fasano is professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Center for Celiac Research.
Just in time for summer weather, Joy Cone Company, the largest producer of ice cream cones in the world, introduces the newest entry in their product linegluten-free cones. Available in cake cups and sugar cones, these toasted treats are crispy and delicately flavored. So yummy, we confess that we ate them like cookies. They taste just like the cones you remember, a happy throwback to childhoodwithout the gluten. No tree nuts or peanuts either. Certified kosher, theyre available in 12-count packages and affordably priced.
If youre wondering whats in Braggberry Dressing and Marinade, check out the acronym that makes up its nameBlueberries, Raspberries, Acai berries, Goji berries and Grapes. This organic mixture of superfruits from health-pioneering Bragg Live Foods douses any dish with powerful antioxidants and intense flavor. Made without gluten, fat and salt, its lightly sweetened with organic stevia. Splash it over summer-fresh salad greens, brush it on baked chicken and drizzle it over poached fruit to make meals more tantalizing.Subscribers Only
Do you miss the smooth, creamy taste of real cream cheese? Galaxy Nutritional Foods to the rescue. The company that specializes in vegetarian and vegan dairy-free products now offers a plant-based cream cheese (made with soy) that tastes and spreads like the real McCoy and theres no aftertaste.
If you can eat dairy and you love cheese, youre certain to savor Kitchen Table Bakers new line of gluten-free snacksThe Crisp Made Entirely of Cheese. Yes, its true. These chips and crackers are made with 100 percent Parmesan cheese. That means no wheat, gluten, sugar, trans fat or GMO ingredients. Rich in calcium and packed with intense cheesy flavor, these snacks are ideal for dip or canapé. They make a crunchy, satisfying side for salads or soups and they accompany a glass of wine with sophistication.
Feeling isolated? Weary of explaining your food issues to others? Make Sloane Miller your new BFF. Creator of the popular website allergicgirl.com, Miller is a food-allergy advocate, food coach and now author of Allergic Girl, Adventures in Living with Food Allergies (Wiley). This highly readable book is wisdom you can keep on your bookshelf, full of sage lifestyle advice for people with food allergies.
Meet the No Biggie Bunch, a gang of six fun-loving kids who remind us that, yes, food allergies are a big dealbut living with them doesnt have to be. No Biggie Bunch adventures are captured in a series of five childrens books edited and published by mothers Heather Mehra and Kerry McManama. These stories of everyday events (i.e., birthday party, Halloween, etc.) highlight specific allergies in colorful pages designed to empower kids to creatively cope with food allergies.Subscribers Only
Its time to get out of the house and heres help with that. Enhanced and revised, Lets Eat Out with Celiac & Food Allergies, a Timeless Reference for Special Diets (Allergy Free Passport/R&R Publishing) by Kim Koeller and Robert La France is a toolkit for making dining out and travel easier. This award-winning guide looks at a number of cuisinesAmerican, Chinese, Italian, Indian, French, Mexican, Thaifocusing on traditional ingredients, preparation and presentation.
Dynamic duo Donna Washburn and Heather Butt have done it again. The Canadian team of home economists-turned-authors brought us Best American Bread Machine Baking Recipes, Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes, 125 Best Quick Bread Recipes, Best Gluten-Free Family Cookbook, 250 Gluten-Free Favorites and othersand now they introduce their newest gem: Complete Gluten-Free Cookbook, 150 Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free Recipes, Many with Egg-Free Variations (Robert Rose).
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Not long ago, Welcome to Holland popped up on my computer while I was doing an Internet search. I had to remind myself to breathe. Seeing that story title instantly transported me back to 1992, the day my husband and I finally faced the fact that something was seriously wrong with our son Sam, 3½. The pediatrician had been discounting our fears for months as first-time parent jitters.