Tag Archives: Celiac information

Starting over

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As many of your who follow me know, I have changed my diet in the last several months.

This blog will be reflecting those changes.

I no longer do product reviews and have removed those I have done in the past.  (If you find one I have missed, please let me know)

Also, I am changing over my recipes.  They will all be gluten free, dairy free, processed sugar free, soy free and non-GMO.

Please bear with me as I make these changes, but when you come across a recipe you are interested in, contact me for substitutions for the fore-mentioned ingredients.

You might also be interested in checking out my new site:

A.J.’s Good Health

Eat well my friends :D

Gluten: ZERO Global | Dr Rodney Ford’s Allergies / Food Intolerance eClinic

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Although I have never met Dr. Rodney Ford in person, I have known him through the internet for several years now.

Dr. Ford is working toward making the entire planet gluten free – I am doing my small part to help him.

Go to this website:

Gluten: ZERO Global | Dr Rodney Ford’s Allergies / Food Intolerance eClinic.

Check him out on Facebook in the “Gluten Free Planet” group and find him on twitter.

Then jump on the bandwagon and help him improve the lives of everyone in the world!

Gluten Free Veggie Chicken

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INGREDIENTS

2 large chicken breasts, cubed

¼ cup gluten free all purpose flour mix

½ tbs fresh ground black pepper (or more if you like)

2 tbs olive oil

1 yellow pepper, cubed

1 red pepper, cubed

½ green pepper, cubed

1 large onion, chopped (large pieces)

1 lt. unsweetened vegetable juice (make your own if you have a juicer)

½ tsp crushed chili peppers

¼ tsp ground thyme

¼ tsp 5 spice

1 tbs. minced garlic

½ tbs white vinegar

½ tbs coconut palm sugar

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, mix together the flour and ground pepper.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat with the olive oil.

Coat the diced chicken in the flour mixture and cook in the skillet for about 5 minutes.

Add onions and peppers and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. (The chicken should be cooked)

Mix the remaining spices, vinegar, garlic and sugar into the vegetable juice and pour it over the skillet contents.

Turn to low and simmer for 1 to 1 ½ hours. (Liquid will reduce) Be sure to stir every once in a while.

Serve over brown rice or a mixture of brown and wild rice.

Note:  I didn’t make this too spicy but you can add more crushed chili peppers.

The Brighter Side of Gluten Free – Blog Review

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As the title implies, this is a bright and light blog! I love the retro look of the background, the recipes are wonderful and there are lots of great photos. I

f you check out the pages, you will find tips for saving money (Who doesn’t want to save money?) product reviews, flour blends and GF restaurants in Saskatoon. (Isn’t that the wheat capital of Canada? LOL)

I found this blog easy to navigate and I really like it. I will be visiting again – you should too.  http://thebrightersideofglutenfree.blogspot.com/

What Is Left? A Blog Review

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What is left? is a lovely blog with tons of wonderful recipes (Including incredible photos)

It is bright, easy to navigate, easy to read (even for us older folk who need the cheaters LOL)

There are tons of tips and articles as well.

Not only is it gluten free, it is also cow dairy, sugar, garlic, red beans, red meat, eggs, and cranberries free as well!

I really like this theme (Sort of a journal feel to it)

I will be coming back to this blog again and again.

http://www.whatisleft.ca

Blog Review – Eastern N C Celiacs

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Here is a wonderful blog! It is  full of information about living gluten free, recipes and events as well as product reviews.

Bright and cheery, the colours pop but it is really easy on the eyes.

Easy navigation, clear menus and interesting articles written very well, I would give this blog an 8 out of ten!

You will want to add this one to your blog roll.

http://easternncceliacs.blogspot.com/

aireater.com – A Blog Review

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Http://aireater.com is a lovely blog! Gluten free and vegan, it is chock full of information on gluten free vegan products, restaurants and more.

Easy to navigate and easy on the eyes, this blog is a good product resource for those of us who live gluten free. (And vegan)

I like this blog and subscribed to it.

This one gets an 8 out of 10.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Cook Book

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Eco Chef Bryan Au here specializing in making Gluten Free recipes, snacks and desserts.
I invented totally new gluten free, dairy free, vegan, raw organic recipes that literally only
takes 5 to 10 minutes to make and is ready to serve, eat and enjoy. These are truly healthy
recipes that are well researched and based this on a doctor’s advice, recommendation. Gabriel Cousens
MD is a raw organic gluten free doctor that has helped thousands of people find true health and well being.
 
For fun photos and some free recipes along with information about my new 

RAW STAR Recipe Book please visit my main website:
 
http://www.RawInTenMinutes.com
 
The thing with cooking, baking or deep frying foods even through gluten free it can create
toxins, carcinogens, saturated fats and cholesterol while RAW Organic Gluten Free recipes
do not have any of these problems, tastes fresher, is easier, faster and so delicious:
Pizza, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pastas, even Fake “Meats” all these new recipes you can make
at home and is soy free too!
 
The best place to get my RAW STAR Recipe book is on my main website
http://www.RawInTenMinutes.com
it is autographed and shipped anywhere in the World and for international orders.
 
Or you can purchase it from Amazon.com as well. There is nothing else out there so only go with the best!

Celiac and Leaky Gut

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Until recently, I thought Leaky Gut Syndrome was a whole different issue from Celiac disease but read my research – very surprising to me.
Leaky gut is a condition caused by damage to the bowel lining. What happens, basically, is that the damaged bowel lining allows toxins, undigested foods, waste, macromolecules and microbes to enter the intestines.
According to http://www.leakygut.co.uk Leaky Gut syndrome is linked with several other conditions such as Celiac disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eczema, Dermatitis, Ulcerative Colitis and more (Go to Leaky Gut Syndrome) for a complete list.
The symptoms of Leaky Gut vary from patient to patient but can include any of the following:
• Abdominal spasms
• Anal irritation
• Anaphylactic reactions
• Anxiety
• Autoimmune disease
• Bloating
• Brain fog
• Brittle/splitting nails
• Candida
• Chemical sensitivities
• Chronic abdominal pain
• Chronic fatigue/muscle weakness
• Compromised immune system
• Constant hunger or depleted appetite
• Constipation or diarrhea
• Depression
• Eczema
• Fever with no apparent cause
• Fibromyalgia
• Flatulence
• Food allergies/intolerance (including celiac)
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Hair loss (alopecia)
• Heartburn/acid reflux
• hemorrhoids
• Insomnia
• Joint pain/arthritis
• Liver issues
• Low libido
• Malnutrition
• Memory difficulties
• Migraines
• Mood swings
• Muscle cramps/pain
• Myofacial pain
• Rashes
• Recurring bladder/vaginal infections
• Shortness of breath/asthma
• Swollen lymph glands
• Thrush

Many of these symptoms occur in patients with Celiac disease as well.
What can you do if you think you have leaky gut syndrome?
There are many different ideas on how to treat this, so I have combined all of the ideas that I ran across. I don’t want anyone to self-diagnose or self-treat this. You need to seek professional help but use the info in this blog to talk to your doctor.
So here goes:
Stay away from:
• Alcohol
• Beans
• Coffee
• Corn
• Dairy
• Eggs
• Fatty foods
• Gluten (wheat, rye, barley and uncertified oats)
• Nuts
• Refined carbohydrates
• Soy
• Sugar
Talk to your doctor about doing a safe cleanse of the gut, elimination of candida yeast and parasites.
Avoid NSAIDs, get lots of exercise, drink plenty of water and take probiotic supplements that contain Bifidus, acidophilus and lactobacillus.
Other helpful food supplements include:
• Aloe vera juice
• Anti-oxidants (Vitamin A, C, and E as well as beta carotene)
• Co-enzyme Q-10
• Digestive enzymes (Alpha-galactosidase, amylase, beta-glucanase, cellulose, glycoamylase, hemicellulase, inverstase, lactase, lipase, maltase, pectinase, peptidase, phytase, protease, xylanase)
• Garlic
• Glutamine
• MSM (Methyl sulfonyl methane)
• Olive leaf extract
• Selenium
• Shark liver oil
• Virgin coconut oil
To find out more about leaky gut syndrome, visit the following sites:

http://www.leakygut.co.uk

http://www.stopleakygut.com

http://www.leakyguttreatment.com

http://www.leakygutdiet.com

Or talk to your health care professional.

Tahini Cookies

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INGREDIENTS

¼ cup Tahini

½ cup honey

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 ½ cups certified GF oats

½ cup chopped macadamia nuts

¼ cup raisins

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Lightly grease cookie sheets.

In a medium bowl, stir together the Tahini, honey and cinnamon.

Mix in the nuts, oats and raisins.

Stir until well blended.

Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. (About 2inches apart)

Bake 8 to 10 minutes. (Edges will be golden)

Cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely.