Data showing the gluten free trend is dying

Data showing the gluten free trend is dying

Here is data showing that the gluten free trend is dying but celiac disease awareness continues to remain flat.

I don’t often look at Google Trends (yes, it’s a real thing) but when I do, I always look to see how often the term “gluten free” is searched over the term “Celiac Disease”. It’s my opinion that the gluten free trend is dying and celiac disease awareness continues to reGluten Free is Over Rovermain flat and Google proves my argument.  I am thankful for the increased trend in the term gluten free.  I can now shop at virtually any grocery store and find gluten free labels on boxes and even on store shelves.  Ask your grocery manager about their gluten free products and more than likely they will walk with pride showing you all they have to offer.  Even my dog has gluten free options now (talk about trendy). What I don’t like is the way I feel when I order gluten free food or even ask about a “special”  (YOU MUST DO AIR QUOTES) gluten free section.  I am not that trendy guy who eats bark and drinks wheat grass.  Wait!  Is wheat grass safe to drink?  Yes it is, because some registered dietitian told me that the gluten protein has not fully developed yet.  Only a gluten dork would know that, as my little sister would say.  Now that the trend is over or at least dying, lets start focusing on the bigger issue; Celiac Disease.  Every time I have to explain to somebody that celiac disease affects 1 out of 133 people and only 3% know they have it, I get the big eyed response; why don’t I already know this?  Nevertheless, lets continue to focus on gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease awareness and leave the bark eating to the hipsters.

General Mills Goes Gluten-Free

General Mills Goes Gluten-Free

General Mills goes Gluten-Free
General Mills goes Gluten-Free

 

Watch Jim Cramer’s interview with the CEO of General Mills as they discuss new gluten-free products and how important it is to their business. What does it all mean when Jim Cramer states that General Mills goes gluten-free?


What are your thoughts? Is this way too late or are you thankful?

Gluten-Free Recall Notice

Genius Gluten-Free Recall

Gluten-Free RecallThis week there was a large gluten-free recall notice for multiple brands that contained trace amounts of gluten.

Please read the official release here.

Product details

Genius Foods

Genius Gluten-Free Recall

Product: Genius Crumpets
‘Best before’ dates: 18 June 2015 – 26 June 2015

Product: Livwell Gluten Free Crumpets
‘Best before’ date: 18 June 2015 – 26 June 2015

Product: Livwell Garlic Naan
‘Best before’ dates: 09 July 2015 – 28 August 2015

Asda

Product: Asda Chosen by you 4 Free From White Pitta Breads
Barcode: 505244989731
‘Best before’ dates: 26 June 2015, 30 June 2015, 2 July 2015

Product: Asda Chosen by you 2 Free From Garlic & Coriander Naan Breads
Barcode: 5051413185469
‘Best before’ dates: 3 July 2015, 07 July 2015, 9 July 2015

Product: Asda Chosen by you 2 Free From Pizza Bases
Barcode: 505244979125
‘Best before’ dates: 26 June 2015, 30 June 2015

Morrisons

Product: Morrisons Free From Pizza Bases
‘Best before’ dates: 29 May 2015 – 4 June 2015

Sainsbury’s

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom Pizza Base, 185g
‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 4 White Pitta breads, 260g
‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 4 Multiseeded Pitta breads, 260g
‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 2 Garlic & Coriander Naan, 196g
‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 6 Syrup Pancakes 198g
‘Best before’ dates: 12 July 2015 – 20 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 4 Sultana Scones, 252g
‘Best before’ dates: 29 June 2015 – 07 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom Chocolate Muffins, 150g*
‘Best before’ dates: 30 June 2015 – 08 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom Chocolate Muffin Cake, 300g*
‘Best before’ dates: 12 July 2015 – 19 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom Blueberry Muffins, 140g*
‘Best before’ dates: 10 June 2015 – 17 June 2015

Tesco

Product: Tesco Free From 4 Crumpets
‘Best before’ dates: All codes*

Product: Tesco Free From Pizza Bases 2 Pack
‘Best before’ dates: All codes*

Product: Tesco Free From 4 Pitta Bread
‘Best before’ dates: All codes*

Product: Tesco Free From  Garlic & Coriander Naan Bread
‘Best before’ dates: All codes*

Product: Tesco Free From 2 Chocolate Brownie Muffins*
‘Best before’ dates: All codes

Product: Tesco Free From 4 Chocolate flavoured Brownie Cake Bars*
‘Best before’ dates: All codes

Waitrose

Product: Waitrose Free From Fruit Scones 4s
‘Best before’ dates: 07 June 2015 – 15 June 2015

Product: Waitrose Free From White Pittas 4s
‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

Product: Waitrose Free From Scotch Pancakes 6s
‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

No other products are known to be affected.

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TED Ed Gluten-Free Video

Ted Talk on Gluten-Free

TED Ed Gluten-Free Video

Ted Talk on Gluten-FreeThis is the new gluten-free explainer video from TED Ed. TED Ed is new method of learning and is from the creators of TEDx and TED Talks. The video, “What’s the big deal with gluten?” created by William D. Chey, John R. Dilworth, Pilar Newton, William Hohauser, and Addison Anderson gives a brief but concise description of Celiac Disease, Wheat Allergy and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. This video is getting mixed responses. Please share your thoughts on the TED Ed gluten-free video in the comment section below. If you feel this should be shared to help spread awareness, please use the social media buttons below the video.

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.

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

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 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.