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September 2016 Newsletter
The Psychological Toll of the Gluten-Free Diet
By Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
The Celiac MD

Amy Burkhart, MD, RDThe term “gluten-free” is now commonplace in our daily lives. Because of gluten’s new found popularity, people believe adhering to a gluten-free diet is easy. Gluten-free food is everywhere, thus people assume it must be a simple diet to follow. It is not.

One must worry about crumbs, shared cooking surfaces and the daily potential for serious illness triggered by tiny, accidental and often untraceable exposures to gluten. For people who must strictly follow the diet, the constant attention to detail can take a significant emotional toll.  Read more

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Back to school: News and resources

Muffin Revolution's co-owner Marirose Piciucco

Thanks to Marirose Piciucco for visiting our Santa Rosa support group meeting to tell her company's story and offer delicious samples of real food muffins in four flavors. We loved them! You'll find Muffin Revolution at Whole Foods and dozens of stores in Northern California, with plans to expand. It's the first all 'real food' baked good, sugar-free and sweetened with dates, on the market. Find them in the freezer section because they are fresh and perishable.
          

Drug development for celiac disease - Summary by the experts

Celiac disease experts published an excellent summary of celiac drug development topics from a meeting at the FDA in March 2015; topics include defining target populations for pharmacologic therapies, and defining and measuring clinical benefit in celiac disease trials to support marketing approval. Summary

Fig Tartlets with Herbs + Honey

By Erin Smith
Yummy Supper


Figs are on my mind.

A quick glance out our kitchen door and you see a massive fruit tree, our very happy fig. No matter how we trim it back, hack at it, attempt to tame its exuberance, the tree just grows, thrives and reaches for the sun. Early fall is its time of glory. Read more and recipe

Recommended reading:
Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life 

by Peter H.R. Green, MD, and Rory Jones 

Evidence-based answers and trustworthy advice from prolific researcher and dedicated clinician Peter H.R. Green, MD, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and science writer Rory Jones. Order on Amazon.

Mariposa Baking

Bread and toppingsBack-to-school snacks everyone can enjoy from Mariposa:

- Looking for easy gluten-free snacks or lunch ideas? Our sandwich bread is a hit! Try a classic grilled cheese, PB&J or toasted with Nutella and fresh fruit. It's made in small batches and baked fresh daily.   
- Don't have time to make dinner? We've got great to-go options that are quick, healthy & gluten-free including: Pizza crusts, chicken pot pie, vegetarian quiche, lasagna, empanadas, seasonal pastry pockets, sandwiches, and more!
- We'll be baking up our popular vegan chocolate donuts on Sept. 22nd for the Fall Equinox!

Stanford's New Online Resources for Celiac Disease

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Nasha Khavari, MD, who directs the celiac disease program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has worked with her team to develop a set of practical online tools for people who are learning about the disease and adjusting to the diet.  Read more 

Stanford's online resources  Don't miss the Resource Guide for a Gluten-Free Diet, which you can view and download.

 

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