Jan 22, 2011

Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Foods: 10 Great Websites with Accurate Information

When searching for an answer to a question about celiac disease or a gluten-free diet, these websites provide reliable and updated information. In addition to this alphabetical list, many celiac centers have websites with accurate information.

Celiac.com was excluded from this list because of their forums. While forums are good for connecting with other people, most contain a plethora of misinformation. The web is flooded with outdated information about celiac disease and gluten-free foods, so this list will help you find accurate information. 


Jan 12, 2011

Gluten-Free News: Dumplings, Hotels, Vending Machines, a Dog, and More

It is only the second week of the New Year, and there is already lots of gluten-free news. The most exciting news is about the first gluten-free Asian dumplings. A luxury hotel chain, Fairmont, introduced gluten-free options at all of its locations. Organic vending machines with gluten-free snacks are making their way across the country. For a truly fascinating story, read this article about a woman who trained her dog to sniff her food for gluten

Elisabeth Hasselbeck launched a new line of high protein bars made in a shared facility with wheat, and there is no information about testing for gluten. She has several upcoming television appearances promoting her book, now available in paperback. While I do not recommend her book and am concerned about the spreading of inaccurate gluten-free information, I hope the appearances will encourage viewers to Google gluten-free and get tested for celiac disease.

In addition to two certified gluten-free cereals, Pebbles now makes two gluten-free treat bars. The Gluten-Free Travel Site launched a new mobile version and named the DC area as the winner of their annual contest to choose the “World’s Most Celiac-Friendly Destination.” It has certainly been a great week for gluten-free news!

Jan 2, 2011

2011: Gluten-Free In and Out List

What’s hot in gluten-free in 2011 and what's not? Take a look at this list I created. What do you think? I welcome all comments - disagree, agree, or add your own! Happy New Year!

Out                       In

Bunless Burgers....Flavorful Cuisine

GF Desserts....GF Appetizers (eggrolls, please)


Rice Flour....Healthier GF Grains

Nuking/Toasting Bread....Udi’s

Processed GF Food....Naturally GF

Digestive Celiac Symptoms....300 Celiac Symptoms

Biopsies....Blood Tests

Confusing Labels....Certified Gluten-Free

Yahoo Groups....Twitter

Salad....Gourmet Vegan Food

Paying Full Price....Promotions, Sales, and Coupons

Outback (except Roswell, GA)....The Melting Pot


Menu Disclaimers....GREAT Kitchens (NFCA Training)

Shared Fryers....Dedicated GF Fryers

Sugar....Natural Sweeteners

Pizza....Chinese Food