Research Shows Many Probiotics Contain Traces of Gluten

Probiotics may contain gluten

Research Shows Many Probiotics Contain Traces of Gluten

Probiotics may contain glutenResearchers at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center analyzed 22 popular, high-selling probiotics and found that more than half of them (55%) contained gluten, according to research that will be presented on May 16 at Digestive and Disease Week in Washington DC.

Using a detection technique called liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, the researchers measured the quantity of gluten in the probiotics.

Over 50% of the samples tested had gluten, sometimes even when labeled gluten-free

In general, for a product to be labeled “gluten-free,” the study authors note that gluten needs to be less than 20 parts per million. Their data show that most of the probiotics that contained gluten had less than that, but four brands contained more than the threshold. More than half of the probiotic brands tested by the researchers claimed to be gluten-free on their label.

Source: Time

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Best Gluten-Free Donuts of 2015

This year's Best Gluten-Free Donut

This year's Best Gluten-Free Donut

Best Gluten-Free Donuts of 2015

I don’t eat gluten-free donuts very often but there are certain occasions and events when I would prefer a donut to any other breakfast option. In my opinion, you can’t host a garage sale or drive to the beach super early without having a few donuts. After the Celiac Disease diagnosis, it took me a few years to find a gluten-free donut that could be my garage sale companion. This year we had some awesome donut brands register for public voting. After thousands of you voted, we have your favorite gluten-free donuts highlighted here and in the 2015 Gluten-Free Buyers Guide.

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

5th Annual Gluten-Free Award

1st Place: Kinnikinnick Foods Maple Glazed Donuts

Best Gluten-Free Donut

2nd Place: Chocolate Frosted Donuts- Gluten Free by Katz Gluten Free

2nd place award for best gluten-free donut

3rd Place: Jelly Donuts by Katz Gluten Free

3rd Place for Best Gluten-Free Donuts

Other nominees:

Celiac Specialties Powdered Gluten-Free Donuts

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Best Gluten-Free Dessert Mixes of 2015

Best of 2015 Gluten-Free Dessert Mixes

Best Gluten-Free Dessert Mixes of 2015

Best of 2015 Gluten-Free Dessert Mixes
Best of 2015 Gluten-Free Dessert Mixes

Going on a gluten-free diet does not mean you have to sacrifice the finer things in life like licking a chocolate covered spatula. We have compiled a list of terrific gluten-free dessert mixes. Just over two thousand people voted for their favorites to provide you a great starting point. Don’t show up to a dinner party or birthday party empty handed ever again. The brands on this list will have people eating your dessert without ever knowing they are missing gluten. If you have a product suggestion are have some baking tips, please share below. This list of the best gluten-free dessert mixes are compiled annually to keep you updated with the best. Order the 2015 gluten-free buyers guide and have all 40 categories in a handy shopping guide that fits in your purse.

 

 

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

5th Annual Gluten-Free Award

1st Place: King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

KIng Aurthur Cake MIx

2nd Place: Aldi’s Live Gfree Brownie Mix

Aldis

3rd Place: Namaste Blondie Mix

Blondie Mix Gluten Free

Other nominees:

Immaculate Chocolate Scratch Baking Mix

Gluten Free Mama’s Scone Mix

Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin & Cupcake Mix

Kyra’s Bake Shop Snickerdoodle Cupcake Mix

Bumbalooza Ooey, Gooey Oatmeal Bar Mix

Bumbalooza Pink Lemonade Donuts

2015 Gluten-Free Buyers Guide

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Recall

Jeni’s Ice Cream Recall

An update from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams CEO John Lowe

 

April 28, 2015 — Columbus, Ohio — Here’s where things currently stand.

The all-hands-on-deck Listeria eradication effort continues at our production kitchen. World-class experts and our team are working together to ensure we get it all, finally and forever.

We are destroying more than 535,000 pounds (265 tons) of ice cream. That is 15 semi-truck loads or more than 300 pallets. We estimate that this recall will cost the company more than $2.5 million. The vast majority of the ice cream, if not all, will be taken to an anaerobic digester that will convert the dairy into electricity and a clean, natural soil fertilizer.

For the record, the lot number of the product that began this inquiry is 5-025-201 and is stamped on the bottom of the containers. The product is a pint of Dark Chocolate ice cream. We have been reluctant to release the specific flavor and batch number of the pint only because we did not want people to wrongly assume Listeria is not present in other flavors and batches.

We have since tested a number of pints and buckets. While all of our buckets and the vast majority of pints tested negative, Listeria was found in a pint of The Buckeye State ice cream (5-082-265), and Listeria might be present in other flavors as well.

So let me be unmistakably clear: no one should be eating any of Jeni’s frozen products.

The Best Gluten-Free Crackers of 2015

Best Gluten-Free Crackers

The Best Gluten-Free Crackers of 2015

Best Gluten-Free CrackersIf you are like me crackers were something people would offer you when you felt sick not realizing that it would only make things worse. Since the celiac diagnosis and converting to a gluten-free lifestyle, crackers are once again part of the tummy ache cure. When our family initially converted to a 100% gluten-free kitchen we struggled to find a cracker we liked. Many had over inflated prices with little to no substance. Fast forward five years with the GFA Awards program and we can consistently purchase the best gluten-free crackers week after week. The GFA Awards program has also exposed new crackers that most would not have seen because of limited distribution and limited marketing budgets. We are proud to give these brands the platform to highlight the best gluten-free crackers.

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

5th Annual Gluten-Free Award

1st Place:

Glutino Table Crackers

Glutio Crackkers

2nd Place:

Crunchmaster Original Multi-Seed Crackers

Second Place Winner

 

3rd Place:

Food Should Taste Good™ Brown Rice Crackers

Third place winner

Other nominees:

Van’s Perfect 10 Gluten Free Crackers

Schar Cheese Bites

Blue Diamond (Artisan) Chia

Free for All Kitchen Olive Oil & Sea Salt Crackers

Free for All Kitchen Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Crackers

Free for All Kitchen Olive Oil & Herb Crackers

San-J Black Sesame Brown Rice Crackers

Goldbaum’s Gluten Free Flatbread Roasted Garlic

Goldbaum’s Sugar Free Crisbites Just Salt

 

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The Gluten Lie

The Gluten Lie

The Gluten Lie

The Gluten Lie
The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat April 21, 2015 by Alan Levinovitz

 The Gluten Lie by Alan Levinovitz

Is there a scientific basis for all the gluten fear-mongering? Is it wrong to avoid gluten if avoiding it makes you feel better? And are people actually feeling better, or is it all just in their heads?

Alan Levinovitz, who teaches philosophy and religion at James Madison University, did more than merely ask these questions; he spent years pursuing answers to them. The result is a newly published book, “The Gluten Lie,” which explores the origins, appeal and dangers of this latest food fad.

Sourced from The Washington Post

 

 

 

With Celiac Disease Awareness Month right around the corner does this book help or hurt the celiac community?

 

What are your thoughts?  Leave a comment below.

Best Gluten-Free Cosmetic Brands of 2015

Best Gluten Free Makeup Brands

Best Gluten-Free Cosmetic Brands of 2015

Best Gluten Free Makeup Brands

Maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle can extend deeper than just what you eat. Getting exposed to gluten can happen long before we eat breakfast. A large number of popular shampoo brands contain gluten. Don’t think so? Start reading the labels and you will be surprised to find that gluten is hiding in just about every bottle. Common ingredient names are easy to find; however, manufactures often use scientific names like triticum vulgare (wheat), hordeum vulgare (barley), secale cereale (rye), or avena sativa (oats). Even more complicated names can include stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl (hydrolyzed wheat protein), hydroxypropyltrimonium (hydrolyzed wheat protein), amino peptide complex, hydrolyzed malt extract, phytosphingosine extract, samino peptide complex, cyclodextrin, prolamine, beta glucan. What about makeup and lotions? These too can contain multiple sources of gluten that can migrate into your mouth. The list of the best gluten-free cosmetic brands have been known to keep ingredients simple and easy to understand. Please read each label and or contact the brand if you have any questions or concerns. Formulations can change and we want you to stay as safe of possible. Feel free to visit each of the brands sites below to learn more about their processes. A special congratulations to Red Apple Lipstick for taking the top spot in this year’s gluten-free awards for best gluten-free cosmetic brand. Red Apple Lipstick has created a solid gluten-free following by focusing on quality and production transparency.

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards for Best Cosmetic Brands

5th Annual Gluten-Free Award

1st Place: Red Apple Lipstick

Top gluten-free makeup brand

 

2nd Place: Arbonne

Best Gluten Free Cosmetic Brands

 

3rd Place: 100% Pure

Pure Best Gluten Free Cosmetic Brands

Other nominees for best gluten-free cosmetic brand

tarte

Mineral Fusion

Ecco Bella

Juice Beauty

Vbeauté

 

If you have a favorite gluten-free makeup brand or tip please leave a comment below so others can learn from your experience.

 

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Celiac Disease Awareness Month Giveaway

Celiac Disease Awareness Month Give Away

Celiac Disease Awareness Month Giveaway

Celiac Disease Awareness Month  Give Away

Each year we look for ways to give back to the Celiac and Gluten Intolerant community. During the month of May, to celebrate Celiac Disease Awareness Month, we are going to be working with the community in a big way. We are asking those with a printed version of the 2015 Gluten-Free Buyers Guide to give it to your favorite grocery store buyer or store manager. It’s simple; circle the products you love, give them your copy, and ask them to stock your favorites. Snap a photo of them with the book and we will replace your copy for free. We have always tried to connect those in the gluten-free community with the best gluten-free products and it time to reach your local store. Let’s face it, you probably shop online and at different stores just to complete your shopping list. Grocery buyers need a better understanding of the products that the community votes as the best. Let us help you spread awareness and communicate your dietary needs.

Send photos and your shipping address to Josh@GlutenFreeBuyersGuide.com for a quick replacement.

Founders:  Josh and Jayme Schieffer with oldest son Blake and youngest son Jacob.
Founders: Josh and Jayme Schieffer with oldest son Blake and youngest son Jacob.  Josh and Jacob both have Celiac Disease.

 

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Best Gluten-Free Cookie Mixes of 2015

Best Gluten-Free Cookie Mixes

Best Gluten-Free Cookie Mixes of 2015

Best Gluten-Free Cookie Mixes

There is nothing better than the smell and taste of  freshly baked cookies. The best gluten-free cookie mixes in this list have the ability to bring all of the neighborhood kids to your house in seconds flat. It’s funny; we often bake cookies and give them to friends and family when they come over. We are often asked; “Are these gluten-free? I can’t tell at all!” If you were to put any of these best gluten-free cookie mixes against their gluten containing counterparts you would have people stumped. This year we had thousands of people vote for their favorite so you can connect quickly with the best gluten-free cookie mixes.

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

5th Annual Gluten-Free Award

1st Place: Pamela’s Products Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix

First place gltuen free cookie mix

2nd Place: Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

second place gltuen free cookie mix

3rd Place Cherrybrook Kitchen, Gluten Free Dreams, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Third place gltuen free cookie mix

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