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There’s a gluten-free and celiac awareness night at Dodger Stadium on August 25th. Will be super fun! Visit here to buy tickets and get a free tshirt and tote bag (to the first 50 people)! http://www.celiac.org/dodgers-tickets.html Then meet up at the game to meet others who are gluten-free!
Anonymous asked: Just got back from London and they have THE BEST bread, shortbread, and sweets ive ever tasted. Warburtons GF bread looks, tastes, and feels like normal bread-its amazing! There is also a wonderful GF cafe in Brixton that has delicious treats and other cafe foods. And the shortbread....I was in GF heaven.
Mmmmm sounds great! Thanks for sharing! Maybe we can buy Warburtons online from the US
What NOT to do when you’re gluten-free!
Have you done any of these??
Anonymous asked: Is it okay to eat corn starch?
Corn starch is gluten-free.
Anonymous asked: Is cultured whey gluten free?
Anonymous asked: Hi..I was diagnosed with Celiac about 6 months ago and this really concerns my boyfriend as far as future children go. My mom had the genetics test done for it, but it was negative and as far as we know, no one else in our family has it. My genetics test showed a mild-moderate risk of it being passed on to children, but what exactly does this mean? What are the chances my children will be born with the disease?
Here is a very helpful factsheet about genetic testing for celiac disease from the University of Chicago Celiac Center: http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CDCFactSheets4_Genetic.pdf. The factsheet lists the chance that a first-degree relative (sibling, parents, or child) of a celiac would have the disease as approximately 4.5%. There are 2 genes that put a person at risk for CD: HLA DQ2 and DQ8. A child may inherit one of the genes from one parent or both genes, one from each parent if they are both positive. Positive for one gene is a certain amount of risk; positive for both genes is a higher risk for developing CD. But being positive for these genes does NOT gaurantee that CD will occur! About 33% of Americans are positive for at least one of the genes, but only 1% have the disease. I would suggest contacting the hotline of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center to ask about the “mild-moderate risk” that your tests showed.
I think this is a topic many of us think about when considering having children….would we knowingly put this burden on our children? And yet, it’s not a gaurantee. I would think finding out if your boyfriend is positive for either gene would also influence the risk that your children have.
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Anonymous asked: Hi....I asked a question about Starbucks....
I don’t think we have the question…please ask again!
Anonymous asked: my doctor told me to stay away from soy as well. Does soy have wheat in it?
No, soy does not have wheat in it. Soy is the protein from soybeans. SOY SAUCE has wheat in it (you will see it listed in the ingredients list). Tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce that does not have wheat in it, so be sure to check ingredients when you buy any product. Perhaps your doctor has another reason for telling you to avoid soy; I would ask him/her why. It is possible to have an allergy to soy, but that is unrelated to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
Anonymous asked: Is it possible to eat out at restaurants? How about things like boiled lobster in a restaurant (any possiblity of cross-contanimation? Thanks!
It is possible to eat out with celiac disease, but unless a restaurant is 100% gluten-free there is always some risk of cross-contamination. I recommend this article for learning all the things you can do to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
vphenry asked: It's so frustrating. I was just diagnosed with Celiac and it's been really hard transitioning. I live in Canada and they don't even have half as much of the food they do in the states.
Perhaps you would like to get involved with the Canadian Celiac Association www.celiac.ca. It looks like they have 28 chapters across Canada.