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Gluten-Free Living July/August 2018

Gluten-Free Living is completely dedicated to information for those who follow a gluten-free diet. We pack issues with essential reading about food labeling, ingredients, medical challenges and lifestyle solutions. No other specialty publication matches the depth of our editorial or the thoroughness of our original research.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Madavor Media, LLC
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editor’s note

Dear Readers, We originally planned this issue as our Summer Survival Guide. But, looking through all the fun recipes, fantastic products and practical tips, it occurred to us that it’s really more about savoring the season. We don’t want you merely to get through it—we want you to truly relish it (no pun intended; see page 10 for some of our top products picks for a gluten-free barbecue). For those of you who have been bitten by the travel bug, check out Travel Editor Anna Sonnenberg’s feature on Atlanta (page 18). Your mouth will water reading about the scrumptious gluten-free fare the city offers, from grab-and-go treats to fine dining. If, on the other hand, the sea is calling your name, use Kristen Oliveri’s ultimate cruising checklist (page 23) to help plan…

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mix it up

Top 5: Vegan, gluten-free hiking snacks Hiking is a great way to exercise and get out of your head while taking the time to breathe and enjoy time with family and friends. It is also the perfect excuse to shop for energizing snacks that taste great on or off the trail. When it’s time to load up the old backpack, fill it with these healthful vegan and gluten-free hiking snacks. BARS • Tosi Cashew SuperBites are unique, addictive and unlike your typical nut-based bar. They contain only six ingredients: chia, flax, sesame seeds, cashews, cane sugar and sea salt. That’s it. They are clean, simple, healthful and crunch like nut brittle. And they are free of unnecessary additives and low in sugar. Tosi launched convenient single-serve packaging earlier this year. • Kombucha isn’t for everyone,…

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can celiac be deactivated?

It’s a strange question to ask, I know, but new research suggests the possibility exists. Scientists at Stanford University have set out to prove that blocking the enzyme transglutaminase 2 (TG2) can create a switch to essentially “turn off” celiac. Celiac is a genetic autoimmune disease that affects roughly 1 percent of the population. People with the HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 gene are genetically predisposed to develop the condition. Once such a person ingests gluten, celiac can be unlocked at any time. And once it is unlocked, the symptoms start, and there is no going back. There currently is no cure for celiac. Once diagnosed, the only treatment is following a strict and lifelong gluten-free diet to keep symptoms at bay. However, the Stanford University scientists believe that a poor understanding of TG2…

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top 5: tips for successful pasta salad

Is it really a barbecue if there is no pasta salad? When I grew up in the Midwest, pasta salad was a fixture at every gathering. It was usually topped with Italian dressing and vegetables—and quickly devoured. Making it was easy, so I took over the task in my teens. My love for pasta salad has only grown, but now I face other decisions. Like, which gluten-free pasta will hold up the best and not tear when adding ingredients? Can I make it the night before? To help get you in the pasta salad spirit, here are my top five tips for preparing a version that will make your guests do a double take. 1. PICK STURDY PASTA Using a pasta made from more than one type of grain makes all the difference. It…

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top 5: hosting a be-all, end-all bbq

Time to fire up the grill and fill the air with the familiar scents of barbecue season. But beware: Even a cookout you are hosting can pose risks because of our mortal enemy, gluten. And before you ask, yes, you should make wheat buns available to your guests. Why? Because gluten-free buns are expensive, and wheat buns are cheap. However, if guests want their wheat buns heated, offer to toast them in the oven or in a pan on the stove. Just keep them off the grill to avoid crumbs contaminating the grilling surface or falling on the meats while they are cooking. Now that this major concern is settled, time to move on to other areas where gluten can drop in to ruin the fun, like condiments and marinades. Wheat should…

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travel vaccines, med fillers and more

Q I am going overseas shortly and need a couple of vaccinations along with certain oral medications. I have celiac and am concerned that one or more of these medications could contain gluten. I have prescriptions for doxycycline, ciprofloxacin and Atovaquone/Proguanil, and also need the hepatitis A and yellow fever vaccinations. A First of all, the immunizations—and, in fact, all injectable medications—are gluten free, so there are no issues there. Be aware that the yellow fever vaccine is relatively painful, although the pain doesn’t last for very long. There are at least five companies who manufacture the Atovaquone/Proguanil product: GlaxoSmithKline, Glenmark, BluePoint, Prasco and Mylan. All five are safe and, depending on the strength or manufacturer, may either be starch free or contain some potato starch. There are numerous manufacturers of…

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