November 6, 2018

The Secret To Eating Gluten

Scientists have discovered a new way in which celiac patients may be able to digest gluten – with the help of an enzyme extracted from carnivorous plants. Pitcher plants, which have a cup-like shape
June 28, 2018

5 Reasons to Test for Celiac Before Going Gluten-Free

A rapidly growing number of people are turning to gluten-free diets to cure all kinds of ailments. If the removal of gluten results in symptoms decreasing or disappearing, then all is well, right? Not so fast. There are very important reasons to get tested for celiac disease before you eliminate gluten from your diet, and we’ve got the 5 main reasons detailed for you here. The Gluten-Challenge If you decide to test for celiac later on, you’ll have to do a gluten challenge. Celiac testing (which includes blood tests and an endoscopy), looks for your body’s reaction to gluten and […]
April 10, 2018

What’s Up, Doc? Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

When I was diagnosed with celiac, I went through a period of grieving for carrot cake. The delicious combination of moist carrot flavored cake with cream cheese frosting was easily one of my favorite treats. It’s taken a lot of searching, but I finally found a recipe that I trust and love, and would like to share it with all of you! We even used it as the smash-cake at my toddler’s 1 year birthday party, so it is also kid-approved. Enjoy! Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Ingredients 3 large eggs 1/2 cup light vegetable oil 1 cup light brown sugar, packed […]
August 8, 2017

The 4 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Going Gluten-Free

To say that there are hurdles involved when learning to navigate a gluten-free lifestyle is quite the understatement. Learning to manage this new lifestyle and all of the changes it brings can result in a lot of mistakes, but sometimes mistakes can be good. Mistakes allow us to learn from experiences and to improve. But let’s be honest — sometimes it’s hard to know when you’re making a mistake. And what you don’t know, you can’t fix! So we’ve compiled the 4 biggest mistakes that people make on a gluten-free diet — I’ll bet some of you don’t even realize […]
May 16, 2017

Gluten-Free Snacks We Can’t Resist

With the gluten-free food industry as booming as ever, there are new snacks popping up at the grocery store at an alarming rate. The food industry has been doing their best to answer the desires of many consumers who want their snacks to be three things: gluten-free, relatively healthy, and delicious. Our team of snackers did all of the grueling groundwork and have compiled a list of our favorite gluten-free snacks that recently made their debut. Wait until you get to the end of the list before rushing out to the grocery store – every single one is worth trying. […]
May 9, 2017

A Brief History of The Gluten-Free Diet

Millions and millions of people around the world have completely eliminated gluten from their diets.
September 19, 2016

The Vaccine That Will Let Celiacs Eat Wheat

A new vaccine that can protect celiac sufferers against gluten exposure could be closer than you think. NexVax2, a vaccine that stops the body from reacting to gluten, could allow celiac patients to eat a normal diet. As we know too well, the only successful treatment for celiac disease is to adhere to a strict diet, free from even the smallest traces of gluten. To treat celiac disease and make a gluten-free diet unnecessary, Boston based scientists at ImmusanT have developed an injectable vaccine that can cause cells to become unreactive to gluten. This means that ImmusanT’s vaccine would allow for […]
March 28, 2016

Researchers Working on Celiac-Safe Wheat

One of the most common complaints about gluten-free baked goods is that, while they are adequate, they just can’t come close to the real thing. Even the highest quality bakeries can’t seem to figure out how to mimic baking with wheat flour. Enter Chris Miller, a Kansas researcher who is developing a strain of wheat that will be safe for those with celiac. Celiac-Safe Wheat Chris Miller, director of wheat quality research for Heartland Plant Innovations in Manhattan, Kansas, is working with the Kansas Wheat Commission to develop a wheat-strain that will be safe for those with celiac disease. Miller’s […]
July 7, 2015

Gluten-Free Jerkey

It’s not easy to find gluten-free snacks that are packed with protein. While jerky certainly fits the bill, the market is dominated by jerky products that contain gluten. Those who don’t often use less than desirable ingredients and have cross-contamination issues. That’s why we can’t wait for Think Jerky, a gluten-free jerky product featuring all natural ingredients, sustainable farming practices, and exciting, creative flavors. Think Jerky has developed the first line of chef-crafted, artisan beef jerky. Not only is Think Jerky gluten-free, it’s also healthier than other jerky on the market, using ½ of the salt and ⅓ of the […]