The holiday season can easily strike fear in the hearts of those on a gluten-free or restricted diet.As if it wasn’t hard enough to avoid gluten during the rest of the year, it can seem downright impossibleduring the holidays when cookies, pies, and bread are particularly prevalent.
But don’t fret! Dr... Read More
There are so many misconceptions about celiac disease and so much we’re still learning. It’s critical that people know the basics to get an accurate diagnosis, stay safe, and live well. So let’s debunk a few common myths when it comes to celiac disease and separate fact from fiction.
1. You’re overweight, so you can’t have celiac disease... Read More
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in April of 2005. I tried as hard as I could to be gluten-free, but always foundan excuse to cheat. I would go off, I would go back on. I have atypical symptoms (meaning none of the obvious gastrointestinal ones), so I figured since gluten didn’t really make me feel sick, it was okay to have some every once in a while... Read More
Has your child been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder? If such conditions have not touched your family, it’s likely that you know someone for whom it has.
The incidence of autism has risen from 1 in 150 American children in 2007 to 1 in 88 in 2012 according to the Center for Disease Control... Read More
Where a gluten-free kid can be a kid
In select stores in 2012, Chuck E. Cheese’s began test marketing Bake-in-Bag® personal-sized cheese pizza from Conte’s Pasta and individual chocolate cupcakes from Fabe’s All Natural Bakery. Both products are certified gluten-free. The test market was such a success that these gluten-free offerings were rolled out nationwide in November 2012... Read More
If getting your kiddos to eat their fruits and veggies makes wrestling a wild hog to the ground look easy by comparison, trust me—you are not alone! I have learned a great deal since I first ventured into the great unknown called “parenthood,” but nothing was more baffling than food, nutrition, and society’s inherent and deep connection to all things edible... Read More
A dialogue with world champion triathlete Lesley Paterson
Over the last several years, a number of world class athletes have reported a significant improvement in their endurance and physical performance after beginning a gluten-free diet. Some recognizable names include tennis player Novak Djokovic, Olympic gold medal swimmer Dana Vollmer, and top ranked pole vaulter Jenn Suhr... Read More
Set your pork chop flat on a cutting board.
Place your hand gently over the chop. Hold your knife parallel to the cutting board.
Cut horizontally through the meat slowly moving the knife back and forth. Do not cut all the way through the meat; stop when you are a bit more than two-thirds through.
Gently pull the meat open like a book... Read More
Cut off and discard the root end of the leek.
Cut white and bottom 3/4 of light green part of leek in half lengthwise, leaving top of leaves intact..
Cut leek lengthwise again as in Step 2,cutting into quarters... Read More
Fold wing tips under the turkey.
If stuffing the bird: fill the large and neck cavities with stuffing.
Fold neck cavity under and secure with toothpicks or skewers.
Fold neck cavity under and Pull the legs together loosely and tie with kitchen twine (a bow will make it easier to remove after roasting)... Read More
It’s a bright new year and perhaps you started yours with some resolutions. For many Americans, at the top of the list is losing weight. January is a busy month at gyms and weight loss clubs. But alas, by February the “glow” has worn off and attendance wanes.
But just because resolutions don’t frequently result in success doesn’t mean that yours need to fail. In this article, Dr... Read More
Most twelve year olds spend their days going to school, doing homework, participating in after school activities, spending time with their friends, and helping out around the house. Lauren Crawford is no different, with one exception – she also happens to be the founder of her own successful business... Read More
If you are planning to make 2013 The Year You Get Organized, Once-And-For-All, you are in luck. New Year’s is the perfect time to tackle household organization, and I’m here to help... Read More
GF Bake-in-Bag® Pizza
Conte’s Bake-in-Bag® Pizza from our Dedicated Gluten Free Facility in 3 flavors: Margherita, Mushroom Florentine & Pepperoni. Available in retail and foodservice packs, they go from freezer to oven to table and guarantee your family and/or patrons ZERO chance of cross-contamination.
800-211-6607www.contespasta... Read More
When nature works together, things work well.
This is the motto of Nature’s Yoke, a company dedicated to supplying cage-free eggs from farms in Amish Country (New Holland, Pennsylvania) to stores along the east coast. The company believes that when chickens are fed quality feed and raised in a natural environment, they produce high-quality eggs that preserve farm freshness... Read More
Feeding a child well is an art as well as a science even in the simplest of circumstances. The value of food goes far beyond nutrients and is a part of crucial development, from oral motor skills to social skills. Early food habits have a huge influence on lifelong food preferences. So it’s a balancing act for parents and children, especially on a glutenfree diet... Read More
San-J has been making wheat-free tamari since 1804. When they brought it to the U.S. in 1979, the company was a manufacturing pioneer in the world of gluten-free sauces. They offer a vast Asian-influenced product line that includes multiple types of tamari, cooking sauces, salad dressings, and brown rice crackers... Read More
The holidays are often a balancing act between finding safe gluten-free options, keeping up with a whirlwind of events, and trying to keep health in mind throughout all of the fun. Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy the spirit of the season while staying reasonably healthy and sane, too.
Get prepared... Read More
My patients and friends often ask me the same question: Why does a rheumatologist, who treats autoimmune ailments, chronic inflammatory diseases, and arthritis, spend so much time dealing with diet, gastrointestinal issues, and dietary supplements? My answer is that without fixing the gut you cannot restore immune balance (homeostasis) and effectively treat chronic illnesses... Read More
I grew up the fat kid. I don’t mean that to sound self-deprecating. It’s just who I was. My father is German - born and raised in Pforzheim - and along with the genetic blond hair and green eyes came the strong legs, 5’ 7” largeframe, and broad shoulders. I was not mistaken for the prima ballerina, let’s put it that way... Read More
“Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know, you can’t explain. What you feel, you’ve felt it your entire life. There’s something wrong with the world...you don’t know what it is. But it’s there, like a splinter in your mind. Driving you mad... Read More