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Gluten-Free Living

Gluten-Free Living

March/April 2020

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.

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In this issue

1 min.
editor’s note

Dear Readers, With cold nights and short days nearly gone, it’s time to think spring. Is there a better way to shake off the winter doldrums than by seeking out some adventure? Welcome to Gluten-Free Living’s Travel Issue. This edition has helpful tips, tricks and more to plan a gluten-free getaway, including a comprehensive guide for first-time travelers (page 34), a taste of France (see the showstopping recipe for Lemon Meringue Tart on page 15), and where to find the best beaches in Bali (page 36). Remaining close to home is tempting when you’re living the gluten-free lifestyle. But dietary restrictions don’t have to limit travel plans. Seeking new experiences, places and foods can boost confidence in your ability to stick with the diet while improving your comfort level with it. If travel plans are off…

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Refreshing Recipes for Spring If you loved the recipes in this issue, find hundreds more for refreshing salads that go way beyond lettuce. Use snap peas, cucumbers, kale, asparagus, colorful fruits and more to make energizing and fresh meals this spring. Gluten-Free Travel While you can travel anywhere while living a gluten-free lifestyle, you do have to be cautious and prepared. Get all the tips and travel resources you need on packing, gluten-free apps and guides to specific destinations. Not Just Gluten Free! If you or a loved one deals with more than one dietary restriction, check out our Not Just Gluten Free section, which includes expert advice, product picks and fantastic recipes for those who avoid dairy, meat, sugar, soy, fish, nuts and more in addition to living a gluten-free lifestyle. Newsletter SIGN UP: glutenfreeliving.com/newsletter Socialize gfliving gflivingmag gflivingmag glutenfreelivingmag…

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gluten-free living

Ann Whelan FOUNDER Diane Fennell EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, WELLNESS DIVISION Matthew Bernat EDITOR Van Waffle RESEARCH EDITOR Anna Sonnenberg TRAVEL EDITOR Toni Fitzgerald COPY EDITOR Jennifer Harris NEWS EDITOR DESIGN Carolyn V. Marsden ART DIRECTOR Allyson Preble GRAPHIC DESIGNER ADVISORY BOARD ALESSIO FASANO, MD Center for Celiac Research, Massachusetts Hospital for Children • Boston, MA MARILYN GRUNZWEIG GELLER, CEO Celiac Disease Foundation, Los Angeles, CA PETER H.R. GREEN, MD Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University New York, NY IVOR DENNIS HILL, MD Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC KAROLY HORVATH, MD, PHD Center for Pediatric Digestive Health and Nutrition, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Orlando, FL SYLVIA HSU, MD Baylor College of Medicine • Houston, TX JOSEPH MURRAY, MD Celiac Disease Research Program and Clinic, Mayo Clinic • Rochester, MN MICHELLE MARIA PIETZAK, MD Children’s Hospital Los Angeles • Los Angeles, CA CYNTHIA RUDERT, MD Medical Advisor, Celiac…

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mix it up

You might be living gluten free: Travel edition There is no such thing as being over-prepared when you travel with a food intolerance/allergy. Packing the right clothing is taxing enough, but worrying about eating safely on the way to and at your destination is way more important to keep your mounting anxiety at bay. Heck, I have planned entire trips around where I want to eat versus what I want to do, ensuring I can relax and actually enjoy my vacation. Whether you travel by plane, train, boat or car, if some of the traits that follow are familiar, you already are or will quickly become a traveling pro and enjoy a vacation full of gluten-free food, time with family and friends, and relaxation. IF YOU PACK AN EXTRA SUITCASE FULL OF FOOD I…

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the truth about gluten in medication

Steve Plogsted, a pharmacist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is an expert on gluten in medications. His website, glutenfreedrugs.com, is widely recognized as the most reliable source of information on gluten-free prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Q I have a pharmacist who is very helpful when it comes to helping me identify possible gluten contamination in my prescriptions; however, it is very confusing trying to determine which fillers may contain gluten. Is there an easy way to find out? A Contamination of a prescription drug product is a very small possibility, but it can happen. If gluten contamination should occur, it would be most likely from an ingredient that contains a starch since any unidentified starch may be derived from corn, potato, tapioca or wheat. By unidentified starch, I mean one…

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should a parent with celiac disease seek out genetic testing for their child?

When a baby is born, a parent might wonder who this little person is going to become. Who might they take after? How tall will they be? Will they have a good sense of humor? If this baby’s parent has celiac disease, there is another question that might come up: Is the baby at risk for developing celiac disease? “If a parent has celiac disease, they must carry at least one of the compatible genes [for celiac], and, therefore, they can pass the gene onto children,” explains Maureen Leonard, MD, MMS clinical director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. “However,” notes Leonard, “it is important to remember that carrying a gene does not mean a child will definitely have celiac disease. It only means that the child is at risk of…