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Posts Tagged ‘Celiac Disease Symptoms’

How to enjoy Major League Baseball on a Gluten-Free Diet

Monday, October 24th, 2011

 

 

Don’t let celiac disease or other food allergies like lactose intolerance keep you from enjoying major league baseball.  Yummy gluten-free dietmenus for gluten intolerance are available at most ballparks. Find your favorite gluten-free beer, hot dogs with tapioca-rice hot dog buns, and more.  Before you sit down to enjoy the game, check out this gluten-free food list for baseball fans.

HOW TO ENJOY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON A GLUTEN-FREE DIET, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

Major League Baseball gluten-free food list:

Gluten-Free Hot Dogs, Chicken, and Veggie Dogs

  • Minnesota Twins Big Dog
  • Chili Cheese Dog
  • Dugout Dog
  • Kinnikinnick Tapioca-Rice Hot Dog Buns
  • Bun-less Grilled chicken
  • Bun-less Hot Dog
  • Veggie Dogs
  • Veggie Kabobs
  • Pork Chop on a stick
  • Shrimp Skewers
  • Turkey Leg
  • Bull’s BBQ food

Gluten-Free Side Dishes

  • Loaded Nachos
  • Crab Cakes
  • Asian Noodle Salad
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Carrots with Ranch Dressing

Gluten-Free Beer

HOW TO ENJOY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON A GLUTEN-FREE DIET, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

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Gluten-Free Snack Foods

  • Cracker Jacks
  • Angie’s Kettle Corn- gluten-free and nut-free
  • Carmel & Cheddar Popcorn Mix
  • Gluten-Free Nut snacks
  • Noah’s Pretzels: Gluten-Free Pretzels
  • California Chips

HOW TO ENJOY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON A GLUTEN-FREE DIET, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

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Gluten-Free Candy

Gluten-Free Desserts

  • Fruichi Smoothies
  • Talenti Gelato
  • Kozy Shack gluten-free puddings and gel snacks
  • Lifeway Frozen Kefir-  gluten-free and 99% lactose-free
  • Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and brownies

Word to the Wise

Before you purchase anything from a gluten-free hot dog stand, or other concession cart, make sure that the food they’re offering really is celiac disease-friendly.

  • Only buy prepared food from vendors that are exclusively gluten-free, as opposed to simply offering a few menu items for people with gluten-intolerance among other non-elimination diet snacks.
  • Ask the food servers if they know what a celiac disease diet is, and the risk involved with gluten cross-contamination.
  • Packaged foods (gluten free chocolate chip cookies, potato chips) are okay, as long as you are the first person to open them.

Related reading:

Gluten-Free Candy List for Celiac Disease, October 2011

Gluten-Free Fall Food- 6 Easy Celiac-Friendly Recipes

15 Gluten-Free Glitterati, from Aniston to Zooey

Sources:

Take Me Out to the Gluten Free Ballpark 2011

ARAMARK’s Gluten-Free Menus a Big Hit at Major League Ballparks

Find Gluten-Free Food at MLB Parks

Gluten Free Concessions at the Stadium- Can We Eat That?

Batter Up! Gluten-Free at the Ballpark

Calling for gluten free options at Metro Bank ballpark

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6 Degrees of Vitamin B12- B12 Deficiency and Autoimmune Disease

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

 

 

Vitamin B12 deficiency is linked with so many types of autoimmune disease; it’s almost like the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” Guess what vitamin B12, IBS, cardiovascular disease, and many kinds ofchronic disease have in common…

B12 deficiency- why worry?

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble nutrient, one of many B vitamins, that is crucial for optimum health. If you don’t get enough vitamin B12 from meat, chicken, fish, and eggs, from B12 shots, then you could suffer severe vitamin B12 deficiency, which includes symptoms such as short-term memory loss, tingling in hands and feet, chronic fatigue syndrome, and depression.  People who are at risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency are vegans, patients of gastric bypass surgery, diabetes sufferers, individuals on heartburn medicine, and anybody with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Vitamin B12 deficiency is also linked with many autoimmune diseases.

Worried about Low B12 Lab Results?

Here are 12 illnesses that are“6 degrees” away from vitamin B12 deficiency:

1) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a digestive disease that includes illnesses such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of many IBD symptoms, such as chronic diarrhea, stomach cramping, nausea, heartburn, and constipation.  IBD can cause severe damage to the intestines, including the colon. People with inflammatory bowel disease have difficulty digesting vitamins and minerals from food, which is why they must take regular vitamin supplements. Because their illness occurs in the digestive system, many IBD patients take vitamin B12 shots in order to avoid B12 deficiency, as vitamin B12 pills are ineffective.

Crohn’s- 9 Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) Myths to Ignore

2) Celiac disease

Celiacs disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the digestive system with the consumption of gluten.  Celiac disease symptoms include indigestion, diarrhea, malnourishment, and nausea.  Gluten intolerance symptoms occur whenever a celiac disease patient consumes a product containing gluten, a protein that occurs in wheat, rye, and barley.  Because of their difficulty digesting vitamins, celiac disease sufferers should supplement regularly with non-oral forms of vitamin B12.

Celiac Disease Tip: Gluten Free Diet plus Extra Vitamin B12

3) Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Auto [fibromyalgia symptoms] [symptoms of fibromyalgia]

Fibromyalgia symptoms strike 1 in 50 Americans.  Many people don’t realize that fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease.  Symptoms of fibromyalgia include chronic pain, fatigue, depression, insomnia, and “fibro fog” (disorientation).  Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia also exhibit signs of vitamin B12 deficiency.

Fibromyalgia FAQs- 6 Need-to-Know Fibro Facts

4) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is another autoimmune disease, similar to fibromyalgia, which is closely linked with vitamin B12 deficiency. Scientists have noted an extremely high correlation between all three conditions- fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and B12 deficiency.  Symptoms of CFS are extreme tiredness upon waking up in the morning, fatigue following minimal physical exertion, achy joints, and fibro fog.

40 Things NOT to say to a Fibromyalgia-Chronic Fatigue Sufferer

5) Diabetes

Diabetics who take the drug metformin are susceptible to vitamin B12 deficiency, say scientists. Scientific studies linking low B12 levels with long-term usage of metformin indicate a 77% chance of developing peripheral neuropathy.

New Study: Diabetes Drug Metformin Causes Vitamin B12 Deficiency

6) Psychiatric disorders

[clinical depression] [anxiety disorder]

Some symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency are often misdiagnosed as psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorder, manic depression, or paranoia.

Vitamin Deficiencies can drive you Crazy- Seriously! Part 1

7) Heartburn

Stomach acids are essential for digesting vitamin B12 naturally from food sources.  That is why people who take heartburn medication frequently, such as people with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or pregnant women, must take care to avoid B12 deficiency.

The 20 Do’s and Don’ts of the GERD Diet

8) Gastric bypass

Some weight loss surgery procedures involve removing the terminal ilium, a part of the digestive system that is responsible for absorbing vitamin B12. For that reason, patients of bariatric surgery are strongly advised to supplement with non-oral vitamin B12.

10 Mistakes Gastric Bypass Patients Often Make

9) Pernicious anemia

Sometimes, vitamin B12 deficiency is caused by pernicious anemia, a condition that distorts your red blood cells and inhibits absorption of vitamin B12. Causes of pernicious anemia include autoimmune disease and gastritis.

Signs and Symptoms of 6 Types of Anemia Blood Disease

10) Cardiovascular disease

Vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and folate all work together in lowering your body’s level of homocysteine; an amino acid that scientists believe may contribute to heart disease and stroke.

B Vitamins prevent Cardiovascular Disease- B6, B12 and Folate

11) Thyroid disease

Autoimmune thyroid disease, also called Hashimoto’s disease, is an autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland.  There is an unusually high correlation between instances of autoimmune thyroid disease and pernicious anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency. Because some of the symptoms of thyroid disease mimic pernicious anemia, many doctors overlook the possibility of vitamin B12 deficiency.

12) Dementia

Vitamin B12 helps to sustain cognitive health. In many studies, scientists have noticed that elderly individuals with low levels of B12 are more likely to suffer from early onset dementia than elderly individuals who maintain adequate levels of vitamin B12.

How to keep Vitamin B12 Deficiency from Shrinking your Brain

Sources:

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Prevalence and evaluation of B12 deficiency in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease- PubMed NCBI

Peripheral neuropathy- Mayo Clinic

Gluten-Free Candy List for Celiac Disease, October 2011

Friday, October 14th, 2011

 

 

Gluten Free Diet-Safe Halloween Treats- Before buying Halloween treats for kids with Celiac disease symptoms, see our gluten-free candy list for October 2011. Following a gluten-free diet couldn’t be easier, even if your family suffers from autoimmune disease or gluten allergy.

HALLOWEEN GLUTEN-FREE CANDY LIST FOR CELIAC DISEASE, OCTOBER 2011, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

People with Celiac disease or other gluten intolerance symptoms must follow a gluten-free diet.  Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is a common ingredient in most baked goods, snacks, and other packaged foods.  Symptoms of Celiac, an autoimmune disease, include stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloating, constipation, and vitamin B12 deficiency.

6 Food Cravings that Signal Vitamin Deficiency

HALLOWEEN GLUTEN-FREE CANDY LIST FOR CELIAC DISEASE, OCTOBER 2011, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

Gluten-Free Halloween Candies for October 2011:

Gluten Free Candy Corn

Look no farther than the Jelly Belly candy display for the tastiest candy corn!  Jelly Belly makes delicious assorted jellybeans and other candy confections that are (mostly) gluten-free, dairy-free, gelatin-free, vegetarian, and OU Kosher.  For a list of Jelly Belly products to avoid this year, see Avoid these NOT Gluten-Free Halloween Candies, below. Get their Halloween Fun Pack for $4.99.

HALLOWEEN GLUTEN-FREE CANDY LIST FOR CELIAC DISEASE, OCTOBER 2011, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

Gluten Free for Chocolate Lovers

The following chocolate bars and chocolate confections are safe for people with gluten intolerance and wheat allergies:

  • Baby Ruth bars
  • Butterfinger Original only
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • M&M’s
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
  • Snickers bars
  • York Peppermint Patties
  • 3 Musketeers bars

HALLOWEEN GLUTEN-FREE CANDY LIST FOR CELIAC DISEASE, OCTOBER 2011, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

Gummy Candies, Jelly Beans, and Chewy Candies- Nom, Nom!

These stick-to-your-teeth candies are soft, chewy, and sticky-sweet.  Best of all, no gluten!

  • Black Forest Gummies, including Gummy Werewolves and Gummy Vampires
  • Mike and Ike
  • Peeps Ghosts Marshmallow Candy
  • Starburst Fruit Chews
  • Tootsie Midgees
  • Skittles
  • Welch’s Fruit Snacks

HALLOWEEN GLUTEN-FREE CANDY LIST FOR CELIAC DISEASE, OCTOBER 2011, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

Lollipops and Hard Candies

Which lollipops are okay for kids with Celiac disease?  These hard Halloween candies are guaranteed to be free of gluten.

  • Charms Flat Pops
  • Spangler Dum-Dums and Saf-T-Pops
  • Lifesavers individual flavors

HALLOWEEN GLUTEN-FREE CANDY LIST FOR CELIAC DISEASE, OCTOBER 2011, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

Avoid these NOT Gluten-Free Halloween Candies:

Chocolate Bars to Pass on

  • Nestle 100 Grand Bar
  • Nestle Crunch Bar
  • Original Milky Way Bar
  • Butterfinger: Butterfinger Crisp Bar, Butterfinger Giant Bar, Butterfinger Snackerz, Butterfinger Medallions, Butterfinger Jingles, Butterfinger Hearts, and Butterfinger Pumpkins
  • Mars Bar
  • Hershey’s Miniatures
  • Hershey’s Symphony Bar
  • Hershey’s Nuggets
  • Hershey’s Mounds
  • Hershey’s Almond Joy

Don’t Chew on These

  • Wonka Nerds (most flavors)
  • Jelly Belly- assorted bridge mixes, chocolate malt balls, and licorice buttons and pastels contain gluten.

HALLOWEEN GLUTEN-FREE CANDY LIST FOR CELIAC DISEASE, OCTOBER 2011, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

Don’t see your favorite candy maker listed here?

Don’t panic!  Check this extensive gluten-free Halloween candy list for October 2011.

Related Reading:

Gluten-Free Fall Food- 6 Easy Celiac-Friendly Recipes

15 Gluten-Free Glitterati, from Aniston to Zooey

10 Best iPhone Apps for Celiac Disease, Part 1

10 Best iPhone Apps for Celiac Disease, Part 2

Sources:

2011 Gluten-Free Halloween Candy List- myGlutenFacts

Gluten-Free Candy, as of October 2011

Gluten Intolerance Symptoms – Celiac Disease Symptoms – Wheat Allergy Symptoms

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Gluten-Free Fall Food- 6 Easy Celiac-Friendly Recipes

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

 

 

Healthy Recipes for the Gluten Intolerant: This fall, cook up easy healthy gluten-free recipes for celiac disease, including warm, delicious wheat free bakery goods that are safe for gluten allergies.

GLUTEN-FREE FALL FOOD- 6 EASY CELIAC-FRIENDLY RECIPES, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

Celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, is an autoimmune disease.  People with celiac disease have a strong, negative reaction to all foods containing gluten.  Celiac disease symptoms vary by patient; some people with celiac experience little or no symptoms, while some suffer from severe malabsorption or mineral and vitamin deficiencies, such as vitamin B12 deficiency.  Symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea, rapid weight loss, and bloating.

What foods contain gluten?

Gluten is a protein that acts as a binder in certain grains, including wheat, barley, rye, and spelt.  Safe grains for people with gluten intolerance or gluten allergies are rice, corn, amaranth, millet, quinoa, sorghum, and teff.

Six Gluten-Free Fall Recipes from Six Famous Food Blogs:

1) Pumpkin Pie

GLUTEN-FREE FALL FOOD- 6 EASY CELIAC-FRIENDLY RECIPES, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

For many, the fall season doesn’t officially begin until you take your first freshly baked pumpkin pie out of the oven.  This pumpkin pie recipe, from the Gluten-Free Easily, solves the question, “How do you make a pie crust without using flour?”  That’s because this custard pie is crustless!  Enjoy all the smooth, rich creaminess, without the flaky, burnt crust that you weren’t really going to enjoy, anyway.

2) Sweet Potato Cornbread

GLUTEN-FREE FALL FOOD- 6 EASY CELIAC-FRIENDLY RECIPES, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

This cornbread recipe from Gluten-Free Goddess turns out a mile-high, crunchy loaf of cornbread.  The added sweet potato puree adds moisture, volume, and an air of festivity!

3) Gluten Free Carrot Muffins

GLUTEN-FREE FALL FOOD- 6 EASY CELIAC-FRIENDLY RECIPES, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

These bright, golden carrot muffins are healthy, delicious, and inexpensive to make.  Gluten Free Works uses organic ingredients, fresh grated carrot, and gluten-free flour mix to bake these light, airy muffins.

4) Multigrain Bread, Gluten-Free

GLUTEN-FREE FALL FOOD- 6 EASY CELIAC-FRIENDLY RECIPES, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

This Thanksgiving, serve up a loaf of warm, steamy home-baked bread in a snap, and stand back and take a bow.  Thanks to the Art of Gluten-Free Baking, you can have your multigrain bread, and eat it, too!  Taken from the Cooking Gluten-Free! Cookbook, this bread recipe takes only 45 minutes to rise!

5) Apple Crumble

GLUTEN-FREE FALL FOOD- 6 EASY CELIAC-FRIENDLY RECIPES, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

This healthy, gluten-free Apple Crumble recipe, featured in the New York Times Recipes for Health, incorporates quinoa and gluten-free certified oats in the topping.  Raw brown sugar adds a light, earthy sweet taste to this cinnamon ‘n nutmeg spiced fall dessert.

6) Cinnabon-ish Cinnamon Rolls (Gluten-Free)

GLUTEN-FREE FALL FOOD- 6 EASY CELIAC-FRIENDLY RECIPES, WWW.B12PATCH.COM

The magic in this Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll recipe is in the millet flour, or rice flour, if you prefer.  From Food.com, these doughy, pan buns pop out of the oven golden brown, and dripping with butter and syrupy goodness.  Resist the urge to gobble them all up before adding the cream cheese frosting!

Related reading:

15 Gluten-Free Glitterati, from Aniston to Zooey

Gluten-Free Bento Boxed Lunches for Celiac Dieting, Part 1

Gluten-Free Bento Boxed Lunches for Celiac Dieting, Part 2

Can a Gluten-Free Diet Ease Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Sources:

Celiac Disease Symptoms in Children and Adults

Seven Common Questions about Gluten and Grains

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