Archive for the ‘Wheat free’ Category

Our New Focus…

Moving forward, we will try to find, or create, free versions of fee-based resources (such as brochures, tools, and books) for dietitians – to help them out.   We will provide links to both versions in case either can be helpful.

We hope this research is helpful and best wishes for your success.

Sincerely,

John and Celeste Hudson

(authors of this blog and CelesteHealthyLiving.com)

BROCHURE: for Celiacs Age 60+…A good resource to help seniors with this disease

Contemplation #2

After age 60 extra care is needed

The following brochure is designed with the mature celiac in mind, from the font size to the content. It addresses issues specific to the mature newly diagnosed celiac or their caregiver.

Click here for:  New Brochure Available for Celiacs Age 60+

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Unrelated to lighten things up…

Allergies and Pregnancy

Pregnant woman at a WIC clinic in Virginia (ve...

Pregnant woman at a WIC clinic in Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Good article to share with your clients: for those clients who are pregnant and have allergies to certain foods – they should be particularly careful to avoid them while pregnant as allergic reaction may affect their fetus too.

Common offending foods are: cow’s milk, eggs, citrus, and wheat.

SEE Allergies and Pregnancy.

How to find gluten, wheat, and other allergen-free food (stores or online)

I just tested our new Custom Google Search Engine for Special Diet Needs … I did a search for “celiac recipes” and was able to find a list of good sites. Here are a few of them:

Ener-g.com: check out their “Advanced Catalog Search”. I left everything blank and just check marked FREE OF: GLUTEN and WHEAT and it came back with various products you can order on-line.

Gluten.net: they have a good database of free gluten-free recipes.

Videos on how to make: “Gluten Free Bread in a Minute” and about 35 other similar videos.

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Dietary restrictions for celiac disease

What are the dietary restrictions for celiac disease (gluten)?

Omitting gluten from the diet is the key to controlling celiac disease. In patients with celiac disease, strict dietary gluten elimination will heal the small intestine over time (weeks to months). It is imperative that your diet remains gluten-free. Any gluten in your diet will cause the damage to your intestine to reoccur. Learning to follow a gluten-free diet can be very daunting, but with time you will see that there are many options available.
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Other Resources / Benefits:

1)  Advance special deals from Amazon at http://amzn.to/zIUodG
Our referral commissions go to animal rescue, spade-neuter programs.

2)  Custom Google Search Engine for Special Diet Needs at CelesteHealthyLiving.com

3)  Blog on Resources for Special Diet Needs at http://bit.ly/y6hywv

Custom Google Search Engine For Special Diet Needs

We just finished our Custom Google Search Engine For Special Diet Needs

Use it to do searches for any special diet needs such as:  anti-cancer diets, gluten free, wheat free, celiac, chemotherapy diets, diabetes, cholesterol, etc.

Benefit:  You receive faster and higher quality search results

Click this link to use it:   Celeste Healthy Living – Special Diet Search
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Other Resources / Benefits:

1)  Advance special deals from Amazon at http://amzn.to/zIUodG
Our referral commissions go to animal rescue, spade-neuter programs.

2)  Custom Google Search Engine for Special Diet Needs at CelesteHealthyLiving.com

3)  Blog on Resources for Special Diet Needs at http://bit.ly/y6hywv

Two reasons for nutritional deficiencies in celiac patients

Are there any dietary deficiencies associated with celiac disease?

Patients with celiac disease are at risk for some nutritional deficiencies. A recent study evaluated the nutritional status of over 400 patients who had been diagnosed with celiac disease within the past 3 months. They found that 12% had folate deficiency, 5% had B12 deficiency and 33% of the men and 19% of the women had iron deficiency. Celiac disease patients are also at risk of developing low bone mineral density (osteoporosis).

There are two reasons for nutritional deficiencies in celiac disease patients;

  1. the diseased small intestine causes lack of absorption of vitamins and nutrients, and
  2. strict gluten restriction can also lead to nutritional deficiencies.

Many of the gluten-free foods are not fortified or enriched with vitamins or minerals. Studies have also shown that gluten-free products are often low in B vitamins, calcium, vitamin D, iron, zinc, magnesium, and fiber.

Fortunately, there are blood tests that your physician can do to determine if you are deficient in any of the above. It’s important to be aware of what deficiencies you are at risk for, and make every effort to avoid these deficiencies.

The deficiency in nutrients does not mean a deficiency in calories. There is an increased incidence of obesity in persons with celiac disease following a gluten-free diet. The dietary goal is to follow a well-balanced diet, with appropriate supplements when needed, and an adequate amount of calories for a healthy weight.

What foods are safe to consume with celiac disease?

There has been much advancement to assist with complying with a gluten-free diet. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALPCA) requires manufacturers to provide more information about the ingredients used to make their food products, by specifying the presence of allergens on the product label, including wheat. Wheat-free does not mean gluten-free so you will still need to read the rest of the ingredients.

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Other Resources / Benefits:

1)  Advance special deals from Amazon at http://amzn.to/zIUodG
Our referral commissions go to animal rescue, spade-neuter programs.

2)  Custom Google Search Engine for Special Diet Needs at CelesteHealthyLiving.com

3)  Blog on Resources for Special Diet Needs at http://bit.ly/y6hywv

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