Is Taylor Swift Gluten-Free?

Is Taylor Swift Gluten-Free?

Is Taylor Swift Gluten-Free?

Is Taylor Swift Gluten-Free?There is no doubt that Taylor Swift is one of the most popular stars in the world.  Taylor was recently added to the Forbes list of Most Powerful Women at #64.  She also has other rankings on Forbes lists at the age of 25:

#18 Celebrity 100 (2014)

#29 in Money

#23 in Press

#5 in Social

Just a few days ago Taylor was spotted in a local NYC pizzeria ordering two gluten-free pizzas for her and her boyfriend.  Rumor has it that the both of them are on a gluten-free diet.  Why?  Not sure.

This brings me to the question I always ask myself when celebrities go gluten-free.  Will this hurt or help those of us with Celiac Disease?  Nevertheless, we are going to send her a copy of the latest Gluten-Free Buyers Guide to help her connect with the best products. I am hopeful that Taylor could share thoughtful insights to the diet. What are your thoughts?  Leave your comments below.

Best Gluten-Free Expos for 2015

Best Gluten-Free Expos for 2015

Best Gluten Free ExpoWe absolutely love going to gluten-free expos. You can always find a new friend with similar conditions and connect with the brands and products you have grown to love. There is usually a handful of new companies and products getting instant customer feedback on their gluten-free product offerings. The general sessions provide insightful information about celiac disease, gluten-free cooking and a host of other related topics. Here are four tips for those looking to attend a gluten-free expo.

  1. Plan your day. Highlight the times of the general sessions you want to attend.
  2. Hit the expo hungry. You will have tons of products to taste test.
  3. Carry a bottle of water with you so you can actually carry on a conversation in between booths.
  4. Stay until the end. Brands typically don’t like shipping back product and will have deep discounts near the end of the show.

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

5th Annual Gluten-Free Award

1st Place: Gluten & Allergen Free Expos

Best Gluten-Free Events

2nd Place: Living Without’s Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest

Best Gluten-Free Events

3rd Place: National Gluten-Free Expos

Best Gluten-Free Events 3

Other nominees:

CDF National Education & Gluten-Free Expo

CDF Expo

Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Events

Best Gluten-Free Expo

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

Gluten-Free Awards

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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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Celiac Disease Awareness Month Give Away

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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Multiple Versions of The 2015 Gluten-Free Buyers Guide

 

Want more? Get the results of over 40 gluten-free award categories in this handy gluten-free buyers guide. With over $50.00 in coupons and promo codes, you can’t go wrong. E-Book starts at $3.99 and print version starts at $6.99

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

Want more? Get the results of over 40 gluten-free award categories in this handy gluten-free buyers guide. With over $50.00 in coupons and promo codes, you can’t go wrong. E-Book starts at $3.99 and print version starts at $6.99

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.