Cooking for a Celiac? Helpful Tips for a Celiac Safe Dinner

Your Celiac loved one will likely not tell you that your food makes them sick. No one wants to sound like a hypochondriac or worse yet, ungrateful. But you are having a party and want to feed your gluten intolerant guest. So what can you offer them that is tasty, safe from cross-contamination, and will not make them panic? Your best bet is to find a pre-packaged product or a local dedicated gluten-free bakery that can provide safely made desserts. (…)

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New Food Allergy App for Restaurant going Allergy Sufferers

I just received an email alert today from Kim Koeller announcing a new Celiac/Allergy application for iPod touch and iPhone users. It comes to us from AllergyFree Passort and GlutenFree Passport and is complimentary to Kim and Robert La France’s “Let’s Eat Out!” Series. (…)

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Corn Mold: The Corn We Eat is Infested with Toxic Mold

Corn mold is toxic. Are you Chronically Sick? You may be suffering symptoms of a corn mold allergy. The cfu level (colony forming units level) is high in corn. As most Healthy Family readers already know, we have been dealing with a corn intolerance issue in our house for over two years. Our eldest son, also diagnosed with celiac, has had to eliminate corn after an IgG test. Grains are a tricky food to eliminate, especially when you find yourself surrounded by them at every possible social function you attend. But we got rid of the corn. We stopped eating corn sweeteners, corn gluten, and corn starch. (…)

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Cherrybrook Kitchen Review: Gluten-free Dreams Chocolate Cupcakes


Our family really enjoyed the cupcakes. The box mix from Cherrybrook Kitchen is a really delicious dark, bittersweet cake, and the frosting is a thick, fudge-like, very sweet but not sticky topping. I personally found the frosting to be a bit sweet for me but the boys unequivocally objected. They thought it was just perfect. We will definitely make this again. (…)

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Conference for Tics, OCD, Depression Gives Natural Treatment Options

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Professionals, physicians, and families are all welcome to attend the conference on Natural Treatments for Tourette Syndrome, Tics, OCD, and Depression sponsored by the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy (ACN). It will be held May 23-24 and folks who register by March 1 will receive a discount for early registry. (…)

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Vitamin D Supplements for Children: What’s the Best Dose?

Most medical establishments warn that Vitamin D supplements are not something that you want to do naively, as it is a fat soluble vitamin that has known toxicity factors. So what’s fact? What’s fiction? And what is the proper supplemental amount for a kid who’s not drinking milk? I did some digging and this is what I’ve learned. (…)

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