Gluten Intolerance Newsletter Spring 2012


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Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. People who suffer from gluten intolerance have trouble digesting this protein and often fall prey to various symptoms and complications.

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Gluten Intolerance Newsletter Spring 2012

  1. 1. Follow us on: www.injust10pages.comGLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012The Gluten Free Diet:Is It Right for You? “Going gluten free is a growing trend throughoutthe world. But is the gluten free diet right for you?”Gluten is a protein found in wheat, of a gluten free diet, let’srye and barley. People who suffer answer the question: whatfrom gluten intolerance have trouble is celiac disease or glutendigesting this protein and often fall prey intolerance?to various symptoms and complications.About one in 133 people suffer from Celiac disease andceliac disease; however that the number gluten intolerance is anis likely much higher than reported. autoimmune disorder that targets the villi of the small intestine Although more research needs to beBefore we understand the benefits making it incapable of absorbing done, many experts feel that eliminating nutrients from the foods we eat. The villi gluten from your diet can help with are damaged because they react to and weight loss. Obesity is sometimes liked IN THE SPRING are damaged by even trace amounts of to gluten intolerance and many people Issue gluten. Malabsorption often occurs in patients suffering from the disease due to poor absorption of nutrients from find it hard to shed off the extra calories unless they eliminate gluten from their diet. This is due in part to the fact that 1 The Gluten Free Diet: Is It food. However, each person experiences gluten is in many foods that are high Right For You? different symptoms, that is why it is so in carbs. The link between increased 2 Gluten Free Foods That difficult to diagnose. In order to treat rates of obesity and the steady rise in Actually Taste Great! gluten intolerance, gluten needs to be the consumption of gluten cannot be eliminated from the diet. ignored. 2 Tip of The Season 4 Top 5 Ways to Say Goodbye Is the gluten free diet right for you? A gluten free diet also helps ease the to Gluten Forever symptoms of several digestive problems 5 What Foods Have a High Even if you don’t suffer from celiac like diarrhea, IBS and bloating. Even non Gluten Content disease or gluten intolerance, there celiac individuals may exhibit intolerance 6 FEATURED ARTICLE: New are many benefits to removing gluten towards gluten; in these cases a gluten Study That May Treat from your diet. Adhering to gluten free free diet is of great help to reduce or Gluten Intolerance diet will not only help to relieve gluten eliminate digestive symptoms. Apart 7 Gluten-Free Dinner Recipe: intolerance symptoms but can also help from gastric disturbances, a gluten free Roasted Lemon Chicken you loose weight and treat the thyroid diet has also been known to minimize in some individuals who are sensitive to arthritis and reduce fatigue in some 8 Gluten-Free Lunch Recipe: gluten. people. Chicken and Mandarine 1 Continued on page 4 Spinach Salad 9 Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipe: Breakfast Quiche
  2. 2. Follow us on: www.injust10pages.comGLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012Gluten Free Foods That Actually Taste Great!“Your taste buds no longerhave to suffer from blandfoods. Most gluten freefoods actually taste great!”Gluten free foods have become a staplein nearly every household becausegluten intolerance and celiac disease isincreasingly common.People often have the wrong impressionthat gluten free foods do not taste goodand continue to eat items that containgluten, inspite of the health problemsand symptoms.The good news is that many gluten freefoods don’t taste bad or awful. Look Tip of Thearound and you have a wide variety of home and taste great. Being gluten freegluten free dishes to choose from that gives you the opportunity to exploremay surprise you!Because of increasing awareness, more and more food sources and avoid wheat, rye and barley. Seasonscientists have come out with amazing Spring is in the air. The sun Before we go on further to explore a is getting stronger, the air isnew and improved gluten free variety of gluten free foods, you needingredients that are not only nutritious fresh and clean and you are to understand that there is no need forbut taste great too and are totally safe. ready for change! you to change your kitchen completely.So you actually have bountiful options of You simply need to avoid the few basicgluten free foods that taste great. gluten sources and make your own The warm weather may be gluten free recipies. You are the best drawing you outside and youSeveral leading food companies are judge of of how to make mouth wateringalso coming up with gluten free foods may be tempted to indulge in gluten free recipes for your family.that actually taste great! Gluten free some ‘summer’ treats such ascake mixes, bread mixes, white bread Continued on page 3 eating ice cream or sitting onmix, waffle, pancake mix, etc are readilyavailable and are easy to prepare at a patio for a beer. The biggest tip we can offer this spring is be careful about changing the strong habits and routines you have already developed and stick to your gluten free diet!
  3. 3. Follow us on: www.injust10pages.comGLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012 Glutenolgy - Healthy Recipes for the Gluten Free Warrior. 146 mouth watering recipes to help you easily get started“Your intolerance to gluten should not stop you from on a gluten free diet. Get yourenjoying your favourite foods!” copy today... Click Here!Continued from page 2 Even crackers, bread sticks, ice cream cones are all available gluten free onlineThe great idea behind creating your in in your local super market or you canown gluten free foods is that these are try your hand at making them yourself.inexpensive, time saving and can be Most times, side dishes have gluten inmade easily at home and require little them due to the use of wheat flour oror no expertise. Even children who cross contamination; now, even some ofsuffer from gluten intolerance and need those processed foods are now glutensomething to fill up their tummies can free.try their hand at cooking and can givethemselves a gluten free treat with only You can easily cook your fish, lobsters,a little supervision. meat without having to worry about gluten. Along with rice preparations youCereal mixes for breads and cakes, gluten can also incorporate polenta, quinoa andfree snack bars, spaghetti, pizza that millet as your side dishes. More than 7 hours of videohas crust made from rice flour are easilyavailable at your disposal and simple to Your intolerance to gluten should not from the past years closedcreate. stop you from enjoying your favorite door Gluten Free meetings. bakery items, desserts or various snack Topics include: defining glutenSnack treats that are made from items. Your favorite savories are available sensitivity, healing, hiddenmarshmallow and rice are free from to you and totally gluten free. Gluten gluten, & social acceptance.gluten. The texture of rice gives the free tasty foods are widely available. Gosnack bars the right crispy texture, for ahead and give your tongue the best Get access now... Click Here!you to enjoy with each and every bite!! treat it deserves!!! q
  4. 4. Follow us on: www.injust10pages.comGLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012“There are many benefits to going on a gluten free diet butyou should always consult your physician before making anydrastic changes to your diet.”Continued from page 1 usually take about 6 weeks to get rid ofIt should be noted that not everyone all of the gluten antibodies. Some peoplewill benefit from a gluten free diet. Most notice a change in just a few days, but itpeople can tolerate gluten. Research can take months or even years for others.shows that only about 10 percent of thepopulation would benefit from removing There are many benefits to going on agluten from their diet. gluten free diet but you should always consult your physician before makingOnce you have decided to go gluten any drastic changes to your diet. qfree, it’s important to strictly adhere tothe dietary regime for at least 6 weeks. This article was featured online at:It’s different in every person, but it will www. Top 5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Gluten Forever!Each issue we want to have some fun! 3. Create a Meal Plan: This is probablyBecause Spring is often a time for one of the easiest ways to avoid gluten,change we have created the “Top 5 Ways especially if you are recently Say Goodbye to Gluten Forever!” Once you develop a strategy it will become second nature within a few1. Throw out or move foods that months.contain gluten: If you have some foodsin your pantry, fridge that contain gluten, 4. Do Your Own Cooking: Even if younow is the time to get rid of them. If you aren’t a chef, cooking your own foodlive with people who are not intolerant will help eliminate cross gluten, designate a shelf on the fridge The other bonus about doing your ownor storage space that is just for you and is cooking is that you know exactly what’sa gluten free section. going into your food and can be certain that your ingredients are gluten free.2. Go through your cosmetics: Hiddensources of gluten are the number one 5. Call Ahead When Eating Out: Youreason why you may notice unexplained may not know, but most restaurants aresymptoms. Makeup is one of the most happy to accomidate their patrons. If youcommon items that may contain gluten call ahead to a restaurant, most would beand you may be exposing yourself every happy to let you know what’s in certainday before work. If you are unsure if dishes.your makeup has gluten, contact themanufacturer for a list of ingredients. Say Goodbye to Gluten Forever!!! q
  5. 5. Follow us on: GLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012What foods have a highGluten Content? Understanding the sources rich in gluten will help you manage your gluten intolerance effectively and will also gradually ease you from the discomfort caused by the symptoms. Research has shown that individuals who exhibit intolerance towards gluten experience discomfort upon eating gluten either immediately or couple of hours later. Anything made form wheat, rye and barley should be avoided by individuals suffering from gluten intolerance. Gluten in any form is harmful for celiac disease but some milk products do have gluten NIDDK has given a list of food sources sufferers!! Look below for a list for in them. Milk products or dairy savories rich in gluten; these basically include sources rich in gluten. The sources that contain high amounts of gluten due to products made from wheat grains such have high amount of gluten have been malt flavorings. These include chocolate as semolina, durum, self rising flour, divided based on the food groups. milk, malted milk shakes, hot chocolate plain wheat flour, wheat starch, wheat and processed cheese. Celiac disease germ, wheat bran, kamut, spelt, emmer, sufferers also need to stay away from ice cracked and hydrolyzed wheat protein. “The only way to avoid creams and cones because of their high Another rich source of gluten is triticale, symptoms is to eliminate gluten content. Even some yogurts and which is a cross breed variety of wheat puddings contain gluten. and rye grains. anything that contains gluten.” “Stay away from meat and Apart from these, breaded meats should also to be avoided by individuals Cereals chicken curries containing intolerant to gluten. Stay way from meat bread crumbs, pasta and or and chicken curries containing bread Breads made from wheat, rye, oat bran crumbs, pasta and or flour. Lunch meats contain high amounts of gluten. Cereals, flour.” are sometimes made with processed breads, pastas, kamat, malt extract, vegetable protein that contains gluten; graham and durum also add to the list. The list for gluten containing foods does hence it needs to be avoided. In addition Food products made from semolina and not end here. Potato chips, flavored to this, meat and chicken dishes with barley are also rich sources of gluten. chips, communion wafers, seasoned soup and soup bouillon contain high Individuals need to be watchful about tortilla chips, rice mixes, gravies, sauces, amounts of gluten and hence have to be processed food products as these may vegetables dips, imitation crab and avoided as well. q contain high concentration of gluten in brown rice syrup all contain gluten. them. Processed foods should not be consumed unless labeled as gluten free. Milk products Milk is definitely is not a source of gluten,
  6. 6. Follow us on: www.injust10pages.comGLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012 New Study of strictly adhering to a gluten free diet. Researchers have documented that indi- That May Treat viduals suffering from gluten intolerance often have a small bowel that appears to Gluten Intolerance be normal in the endoscopy. Thus, in such cases it is recommended that at least 5 concurrent screenings should be carried A recent study is offering hope to people out to get proper results. Once the tests who suffer from Celiac disease or gluten are done and the results appear positive, intolerance! the doctors then put their patients on a gluten free diet. Celiac disease and gluten intolerance is an autoimmune disorder caused due to Currently the only treatment involves a reaction to gluten – a protein found in removing all possible sources of gluten wheat, rye and barley. Gluten is composed from the diet. Individuals intolerant to of two types of protein namely glutenin gluten must follow a gluten free diet for and gliadin. The past years have witnessed their entire life however that is about to a constant and steady rise in the number of change! people falling prey to the disease. Intoler- ance to gluten adversely affects the small A recent breakthrough in the medi- intestine making it incapable of absorbing cal field has occured! Researchers have nutrients from the food; which in turn leads developed an enzyme that has shown to malabsorption of several essential nu- to degrade the gluten peptides and the trients namely vitamins, minerals, calcium proteins. This enzyme is known as prolyl and folic acid. endoprotease and is made from Aspergil- lus niger. Amazingly the pH of the newly There are several tests used to determine developed enzyme is compatible with if you have a gluten allergy. Blood tests or the pH of the stomach and is not broken a biopsy can be done for diagnosing this down by the gastric juices. This study autoimmune disorder. was carried out by Dr. C. Mitea of Leiden University Medical Center. Blood tests include transglutaminase anti- body test (not recommended for children Results revealed that when the enzyme below 2 years of age) and deaminated was ingested, the gluten proteins could gliadin (IgG and IgA) test. If some kind of not be detected after 90 minutes and abnormality is noticed in the blood tests, that the enzyme accelerated the diges- then the doctor will recommend biopsy of tion of the proteins glutenin and gliadin. the small intestine. Without the enzyme, the gluten proteins were found in the stomach for at least A biopsy of the small intestine will help 120 minutes. determine the extent of damage done to the villi. Along with a biopsy, an upper en- The study concludes that the enzyme doscopy is also recommended to validate may be considered for advanced clinical the findings. The pathologists are advised trials. Hopefully, people suffering from to take at least 4 – 8 samples from the gluten intolerance can finally be relieved duodenum for the biopsy. This is essential from the symtoms and the sometimes because the entire duodenum might not burdensome adherence to a gluten free be affected. In addition to this, a second bi- diet. q opsy is also recommended after 6 months
  7. 7. Follow us on: GLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012Gluten-Free DinnerRoasted Lemon ChickenPrep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 1 hour 15 MinutesTotal Time: 1 hour 45 MinutesServes: 8Nutritional Information Per Serving:Calories: 405 | Total Fat: 29.2g | Cholesterol:128mg giblets. If the chicken is frozen, please into a small bowl or cup, and mixIngredients: place it in a dish and allow it to thaw with the olive oil. Drizzle this oil/juice overnight in your fridge before you mixture over the chicken. • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning rinse it. 6. Bake in the preheated oven • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt 4. Place chicken in a 9x13 inch for 1 1/2 hours, or until juices run baking dish that has been lightly clear, basting several times with the • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder oiled to prevent sticking. Sprinkle 1 remaining oil mixture. 1/2 teaspoons of the spice mixture • 1 teaspoon garlic powder inside the chicken. Rub the remaining 7. Serve with your favourite side dish mixture on the outside of the chicken. of gluten free rice or fresh vegetables. • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 5. Squeeze the juice of the 2 lemons • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken • 2 lemons Click here to Instantly get • 2 tablespoons olive oil Easy Gluten-Free Cooking SeriesPreparation: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175degrees C). 2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the Italianseasoning, seasoning salt, mustard powder,garlic powder and black pepper; set aside. 3. If you have a fresh, unfrozen whole chicken,rinse the chicken thoroughly, and remove the
  8. 8. Follow us on: GLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012Gluten-Free LunchChicken & MandarineSpinach Salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: Sweet & Sour Sauce: * ½ cup vegetable oil to blend together. 5. Pre-heat lightly oiled pan and grill * 2 tbsp granulated sugar your chicken strips at medium heat. * 2 tbsp white vinegar Salad: Cook thuroughly until juices run clear. * 2 tbsp snipped fresh parsley * ¼ tsp salt 3. Most of your prep time will occur 6. When ready to serve, pour * Pinch of fresh ground black pepper when you are slicing and chopping dressing over the salad and toss lightly * 2-3 drops hot sauce these ingredients. In a salad bowl, then top with the grilled chicken strips. toss together spinach, green onions, Depending on time you may want to Salad: raisins, celery and mandarin oranges. let your chicken strips cool before you Set aside. place them on the salad. * 6oz- fresh baby spinach * 1 cup sliced celery 4. Cut the chicken breasts into 1/4 * ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions inch strips. * 1-10oz can mandarin orange segments, drained * ¼ cup of raisins Click here to Instantly get * 4 chicken breasts, grilled and cut into 1/4inch Easy Gluten-Free Cooking Series strips Preparation: Dressing: 1. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, sugar, parsley, salt, pepper, and if you want to and some zip, your favourite gluten free hot sauce. 2. Set the bowl aside to allow the ingredients
  9. 9. Follow us on: GLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012Gluten-FreeBreakfast Recipe Breakfast QuichePrep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 55 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour 15 minutesServes: 5Nutritional Information Per Serving:Calories: 461 | Total Fat: 32.9g | Cholesterol:186mg 5. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 over the ham and cheese.Ingredients: degrees C) for 25 minutes. 5. Return pan to oven and bake * 2 (12 ounce) packages frozen hash brown 6. In a separate small bowl, beat for 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) forpotatoes together the eggs and the cream until 30 minutes, or until the custard has mixture us smooth. completely set. * 1/3 cup butter, melted 7. After the potatoes have cooked 6. Serve and enjoy! * 1 cup cooked diced ham for around 25 minutes, remove pan from oven and arrange the ham and * 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese cheese evenly over the potatoes. * 2 eggs 8. Pour egg and cream mixture * 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream Click here to Instantly getPreparation: Easy Gluten-Free Cooking Series 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220degrees C). 2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter. 3. Squeeze any excess moisture from thepotatoes and combine them with the meltedbutter or margarine. 4. Press this mixture into the bottom andsides of an ungreased 10 inch pie pan.
  10. 10. Follow us on: www.injust10pages.comGLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE NEWSLETTER Spring | 2012 Major Events From April - June 2012: Dates and timesImportant Contact are subject to change. Please check our website for latestInformation information on these events.For Technical or Customer April 11, 2012 - Gluten-Free Living May 17, 2012 -”Whole Foods MarketSupport: (through the Mercer Free School) Marlton New Jersey” - 940 Route 73 Ewing Branch of the Mercer County (NJ) North Marlton, NJ Library, 7 - 8 pm May 20, 2012 - “Family Fun Day toAdvertising Opportunities: April 12, 2012 - “Celiac Awareness benefit the Celiac Disease Center Dinner” - Michigan Capital Celiac/DH Columbia University” - Camp Kiwi, 825 Group Chapter 43 of the Celiac Sprue Union Valley Road, Carmel, NY 10512 AssociationFor Joint Venture: June 6, 2012 - “Gluten-Free April 14, 2012 - Celiac Disease and (through the Mercer Free School)“ - Gluten Intolerance Education Day and Ewing Branch of the Mercer County (NJ)For Affiliate Inquiries: Vendor Fair in Walnut Creek, California Library, 7 - 8 April 14-15, 2012 - ” The 2012 Gluten & June 8-9, 2012 - “DGVS Spring Allergen Free Expo (The Expo)” - Westin Conference 2012 Hotel, Lombard, IL ‘Frontiers In Coelialic Disease’” - Berlin, GermanyPlease note that we strive to April 19, 2012 - Peirce College Healthrespond to all inquiries within 48 Fair - 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA June 16, 2012 - “GIG Annual Event = Health & Wellness Experience of 2012” -hours. April 21, 2012 - “The Phoenix Gluten- Doubletree Hotel near Seattle Airport Free Expo” - The DoubleTree Resort By Hilton, Paradise Valley-Scottsdale, 5401 June 12-24, 2012 - “Gluten-Free* N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ Gourmet Weekend in Partnership with the New York City Celiac Disease Meetup April 29 - May 1, 2012 - “The 2011 Group” - New York, NY Gluten Free Cooking Expo and Vendor Fair” - Wyndham Hotel, Lisle, IL May 2, 2012 - “Gluten-Free Living (through the Mercer Free School)“ - Ewing Branch of the Mercer County (NJ) Library, 7 - 8 pm For More Information on these events, or any other events that haven’t been listed, please visit