Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The impact of agriculture on the global diet: gluten intolerance and celiac disease

Click here for the summary and links to the article.

Study links celiac disease to an increased risk of cataracts

Researchers at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden have discovered that persons with celiac disease have a slightly higher risk of cataracts, compared to non-celiac controls. Co-existing autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, or nutritional deficiencies may be associated with the increased risk. Click here to read more.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Studies affirm role of food sensitivity in skin and GI disorders

See blog for link and story.

Grieving gluten?

Be sure to read "Grieving gluten: the five stages of loss of gluten, plus a new one". Great post on this important topic from the Gluten Free Easily blog. Very inspirational and beautifully written!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Untreated celiac disease results in early menopause

A new study by clinicians at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University of Naples, has characterized the influence of celiac disease (CD) and the gluten-free diet on the fertile life span and onset of menopause among a cohort of 103 women. Read the summary.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gluten causes GI symptoms in non-celiac individuals

In a study by J.R. Biesiekierski et al. "Gluten Causes Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Subjects Without Celiac Disease: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial", investigators at the Monash University Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology have found evidence that gluten intolerance can cause gastrointestinal symptoms in non-celiac individuals. Read the summary.

Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Mar;106(3):508-14; quiz 515. Epub 2011 Jan 11.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Betty Crocker® Baker’s Challenge Gluten Free Recipe Contest

Calling all gluten-free bakers! Get an early taste of the holidays with the Betty Crocker® Baker’s Challenge Gluten Free Recipe Contest!
We’re looking for the most creative and inspired gluten-free holiday recipe made with a Betty Crocker Gluten Free dessert mix or Bisquick® Gluten Free baking mix. Share how you’ve made your classic favorites work for a gluten-free holiday celebration or created new traditions of your own! It’s your turn to shine!
Entry deadline is June 30, 2011, so grab your favorite mix and get creative! In September, ten finalists will be announced and the Gluten Freely community will vote to decide the $5,000 grand-prize winner.

Upcoming NCPTGIG Meetings for August and September

The next NCPTGIG meeting will be held on August 6, 2011 at the Wachovia Scouting Center (6600 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem) from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The September meeting will be held on 9/24 at the same location and time. The programs for each will be announced later this week. See the Yadkin Valley Gluten Free local meetings page or Facebook for more details.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I have a new blog! Yadkinvalleyglutenfree.org!

Due to ongoing problems with the reliability of the Blogger service, as well as my wish for a site that is of my own creation, I have started a new gluten-free resource at YadkinValleyGlutenFree.org (dot com works also).

Please visit the new site and let me know what you think. I am hoping to create a comprehensive site for all things gluten-free for greater Winston Salem, so please be sure to let me know what you would like to see.

Thanks to everyone for visiting this site and reading my posts these last few months! I really appreciate the feedback. Special thanks to Zach for allowing me to participate as a blogger here at glutenfreewinstonsalem and learn my way around the blogosphere.

I will continue to post here in addition to the new site, so feel free to continue visiting this site for blog updates. In addition to the blog, the new site will have local support group information, area GF events, restaurant listings, recipes, online shopping options, and other useful GF resources.



Friday, June 10, 2011

Celiac disease quadruples risk of osteoporosis

Though the association of celiac disease and an increased risk of osteoporosis has been known for some time, a study by researchers at the Lancaster University School of Health and Medicine has shown that having celiac disease increases your risk of osteoporosis by more than four times that of the general population (read more at the jump break below). That is a truly staggering increase.
What can you do to decrease your risk of osteoporosis? Eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of weight-bearing exercise, maintain a healthy lifestyle (don't smoke and limit alcohol intake), get regular bone density tests to determine your immediate risk, and use preventative medications when necessary. For more information visit the NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Gluten Intolerance Group needs Camp Volunteers

Dear NC Piedmont Triad Gluten Intolerance Group,

It is that time of year again when we need your help.  School is getting near the end and our kids are planning their summer vacations.  Those plans include summer camp.
We are looking for volunteers to help out at the following locations:
Camp Sealth
Vashon Island, Washington
Session 4:  July 20 - 25, 2011
Session 5:  July 26 - 29, 2011
Session 4/5:  July 20 - 29, 2011
Camp Kanata
Wake Forest, North Carolina
August 7 - 13, 2011
Volunteers will work in the kitchen and will work 6 hour shifts.  If you are interested in helping to make this a great time for our celiac kids, please send an email with your name, contact information, and the day(s) you are available to volunteer.
Hope to see you at camp!
Stacey Juhnke
GIG Camp Coordinator