This Week in Gluten-Free News

Flying With Dietary Restrictions? Increasingly, That’s Not a Problem

Both international and domestic airlines report a rise in gluten-free and other special meal requests in recent years, and many are trying to accommodate them by broadening their special meals categories, according to an article in the New York TimesClick here for full story.

Insufficient evidence to support gluten-free diet for IBS

New research found a lack of evidence to support implementing a gluten-free diet to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A low-FODMAP diet, however, yielded positive results. Click here for full story.

Gluten-free kids’ foods fall short on nutrition

Gluten-free foods are one of the latest nutritional trends, with many parents assuming foods with a gluten-free label are healthier than foods with gluten, says Medical Xpress. But new research says that’s just not true, unless your child truly must avoid gluten—a protein found in wheat, barley and rye—due to celiac disease or other conditions. Click here for full story.

Flour mill files ‘gluten-free’ lawsuit

Bob’s Red Mill has filed a lawsuit to continue using a “gluten-free” logo without paying for certification. Click here for full story.

 

Week of August 7, 2018

5 Detection Strategies for Celiac Disease

Studies presented at this year’s Digestive Disease Week addressed one current challenge regarding celiac disease (CD): reliable, cost-effective detection reports Medscape. The US Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that “the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic persons.” Click here for full story.

Dunkin’ Donuts introduces its first gluten-free item

Dunkin’ Donuts is chowing down on the gluten-free craze reports WKBW-TV. The company introduced its first-ever gluten-free bakery product: a fudge brownie. It’s available in all of Dunkin’s 8,500 US stores now. Click here for full story.

Gluten-free kids’ foods fall short on nutrition

Gluten-free foods are one of the latest nutritional trends, with many parents assuming foods with a gluten-free label are healthier than foods with gluten, says Medical Xpress. But new research says that’s just not true, unless your child truly must avoid gluten—a protein found in wheat, barley and rye—due to celiac disease or other conditions. Click here for full story.

Female-Owned Snack Brand Bobo’s Launches Vegan And Gluten-Free Pop-Tarts

Gluten-free and vegan food company Bobo’s, best known for Bobo’s Oat Bars, has launched a line of vegan Pop-Tarts called “Toast’r Pastries,” reports Live Kindly. The Boulder, Colorado-based brand debuted the new line of vegan Pop-Tart inspired snacks earlier this summer via Instagram. The new range features a crumbly, lightly sweetened oat crust stuffed with one of four flavors: Strawberry Jam, Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Almond Butter. Click here for full story.

Girl pens book about her battle with celiac disease

Lillian Bordoni has written a book about her struggle with celiac disease, which doctors have called the most severe case they’ve ever seen reports 9 News. The 10-year-old wrote and illustrated a book, “Cecilia the Celiac Superhero”, about her long and complicated fight with the disease, and she hopes to someday share her story with others. Click here for full story.

 

Week of July 23, 2018

Service Dog Helps Sniff Out Gluten for 6-Year-Old Diagnosed With Celiac Disease

A Gresham boy with Celiac Disease is getting help from man’s best friend in a unique way. As seen on Fox 12 Oregon, Six-year-old Toby has found relief in his new friend, two-year-old Hawkeye, getting sick less often and leading to increased growth and development in life. Click here for full story.

Local Brewery Releases Line of Gluten-Free, Sparkling Booze Water

Eel River Brewing Company has released a new alcoholic beverage that it’s calling “hard sparkling water.” As reported by Lost Coast Outpost, the gluten-free water-based booze cans contain 5 percent alcohol and come in two flavors, ginger-lime and raspberry. Click here for full story.

Why Vegans and Celiacs Love Lupin, The Next Big Health Craze

Anyone attempting to adhere to a plant-based diet can tell you all about the careful planning that goes into consuming all nine essential amino acids in a given meal. Eat Sip Trip states it’s no surprise that one gluten-free, plant-based, complete protein – meaning it contains all nine essential aminos – is now making waves across health and wellness. Click here for full story.

I Don’t Have Celiac Disease and I Still Avoid Gluten – Here’s Why

Even for those who don’t have celiac disease, eating gluten can come with a range of side effects. Healthline reports many have found that removing gluten helps relieve a surprising range of symptoms, from digestive issues to chronic stubborn ailments like fatigue, headaches, muscle aches, and anxiety. Click here for full story.

How Sourdough Bread Is Helping People Eat Gluten Again

If you’re sensitive to gluten, sourdough bread could be your new best friend claims HuffPost. The invention of quick-rise commercial yeast has replaced the way we’ve baked bread since the beginning. But now, the rising popularity of sourdough bread is teaching us something: It’s easier to digest. Click here for full story.

 

Week of July 9, 2018

Rakitic Reveals How Discovering a Gluten Intolerance Boosted His Performance

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has attributed his superb season to a change of diet after he discovered he had a gluten intolerance. Marca reports that the Croatian was facing problems in post-match recovery as well as stomach issues that affected his on-field performances. Click here for full story.

Ensuring the Safety of Gluten-Free Menu Items with Written Documentation

As gluten awareness and the demand for gluten-free foods has grown over recent years, many foodservice providers have begun offering gluten-free menu items. As highlighted by Food Safety Magazine, many food chains have procedures in place for processing and delivering gluten-free items, however, the instructions on this process are usually less regulated in local independent restaurants. Click here for full story.

Can Changing Baby Formulas Prevent Celiac Disease?

A recent Finnish study investigated whether there is a link between infant formulas based on cow’s milk and celiac disease. As reported by Medical News Bulletin, avoiding formula based on cow’s milk reduced antibodies associated with diabetes, and researchers hope for similar results in celiac disease. Click here for full story.

Here’s Why Most People Should NOT Eat Gluten-Free

Going gluten-free has become a health trend. But if you don’t have celiac disease, and aren’t gluten-sensitive, it might not be the best way to eat, says Reader’s Digest. A study out of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School shows an unhealthy link between dropping gluten and heart disease. Click here for full story.

Signs You May Be Gluten Intolerant

Care2 outlines the signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance and celiac disease. They also explore the next steps to take after you believe you may be gluten-intolerant. Click here for full story.

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Tied to Miscarriages and Stillbirths

A Danish study highlighted by Reuters suggests that women with undiagnosed celiac disease may be more likely to have miscarriages or stillbirths than women who never get this diagnosis. However, the study showed that once celiac disease is identified and treated with a gluten-free diet, the women’s risk of pregnancy complications return to normal levels. Click here for full story.

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