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I have such respect for Caroline Quentin after reading this article. The celiac actress publicly re-indroduced gluten into her diet in a video diary to educate others on the importance of getting tested for celiac disease before going on a GF diet.

Quentin believes that her mother suffered with celiac as well, but in that generation, people didn't discuss their bowel issues. I'm convinced my grandmother suffered terribly with undiagnosed celiac, and my grandfather was actually diagnosed at age 81, after my grandmother had already passed.

Education about testing is so important, and particularly during Celiac Awareness Month we should all make an effort to spread the facts.

Is there someone in your life who you believe had celiac and was never diagnosed, or someone now you wish would get tested? How long did you suffer unexplained symptoms until you found answers with a gluten free diet?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Actress-Caroline-Quentin-poiso…

‪#‎glutenfree‬ ‪#‎celiac‬
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If you've seen the +Fortune Magazine article today on the faddishness of the GF diet, you know why I couldn't help myself and just had to comment.
(Plus it's Celiac Awareness Month, so ...)

Article: http://fortune.com/2015/05/05/gluten-free-foods/

My posted comment is below. What's yours?

'What is it about economists and bubbles? Why is there always a "bubble about to burst?"

The reason Adkins, low-carb, fat-free and all the other "fad" diets have fallen by the wayside is because none of them were medically-necessitated. Whether the number is 7% or 37% of the population, some percentage of us will ALWAYS need a gluten-free diet. And whether economists, religion professors and many doctors refuse to recognize that even without a diagnosis from a physician, many people actually DO feel better on a gluten-free diet (indicating that they at least have some measure of sensitivity), those people are not going to all one day spontaneously jump off the wagon because it's no longer trendy to follow a GF diet.

What bothers me most about all these articles and media attention on the faddishness of being gluten free, is that they point to Glutino bagels or GF oreo substitutes as "gluten-free food." Of course those are unhealthy! But what about all the whole foods out there that never had gluten and never will? If a person goes gluten free and merely substitutes processed, preservative-, sugar- and fat-laden foods with their GF alternatives, of course they will not be deriving adequate nutrition from their diet. A gluten-free diet is naturally quite healthy, full of fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains like quinoa ... and yummy GF sweets and treats on the side.

The author should be living his life this way -- as someone sensitive to gluten himself -- so it would have been nice to hear that side of the story, instead of simply throwing his hat into the "bubble" ring. That feels more like following a fad to me.'

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My article: The Newest Gluten Free Fad: Gluten Intolerance Intolerance. https://gfjules.com/newest-gluten-free-fad-gluten-intolera…/

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Sales of products with a gluten-free label have doubled in the past four years, but for most people, gluten-free foods aren't healthier. A leading economist explains why this bubble is ready to pop.
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bahhahahahah! That's so great, +Jeff SanGeorge! Just perfect. Happy Celiac Awareness Month, my friend!
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Have you ever tried Hemp milk? It's super nutritious and supposed to be even better than other non-dairy milks for baking. BUT ... a reader alerted me that one brand is now NOT GF.

The company Pacific Foods now says (if you call) that due to cross-contamination, the hemp milk is not gluten-free; to confuse things futher, they have other non-dairy milks for which they DO make a GF claim.

If you are looking for a GF brand of Hemp milk, try Living Harvest Tempt brand.

Are there other products you've found that OUGHT to be GF, but they're not? Please share & help keep each other safe!

#glutenfree   #gluten   #celiac   #vegan  
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+Janice Mansfield and what about people new to the GFD? It's so overwhelming and easy to make mistakes ... still! Even with the new labeling regulations (and Canada has been labeling far longer than we have!).
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Happy May Day!

Spring conquers winter; festivals, flowers, fertility and food are celebrated today in many parts of the world. One of my favorite foods served on this day is in Finland - it's called Munkki, but it's really just a deep-fried donut with cardamom.

If you'd like to take part in this yummy tradition (and I highly recommend it!) here's my gluten-free fried doughnut recipe ... just add 1 tsp. ground cardamom and yell out "HAPPY MAY DAY!" to your neighbors as you savor these taste bud-exciting treats!

https://gfjules.com/recipes/gluten-free-doughnut-recipe/
#MayDay   #glutenfree   #glutenfreebaking   #glutenfreerecipes   #donuts   #doughnuts  
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+Joanne Snyder - If only I could just pop over and hand deliver them!! At least you have the flour and the recipe, so you can make them anytime without having to wait for me! LOL!
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Are you a GF bread believer?

If not, then you need to try my whole grain bread mix!
Check out what Betty W. had to say after trying it (and many thanks to +Gluten Dude for recommending my products to her!)

Betty W:
Submitted on 2015/04/29 at 11:38 pm
"Well, you’ve made me a believer… after 2 VERY long years of disappointment trying every GF bread and bread mix available locally, I FINALLY was able to make my husband (who definitely SUFFERS with Celiac Disease) a fresh loaf of WONDERFUL soft, chewy (not crumbly) GREAT TASTING bread… He is eating a 2nd piece of bread right now with jelly…and I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to see him smiling. Bread has been the biggest problem he has faced and now I think we have FINALLY solved it. Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!! and a BIG shout out and thank you to the +Gluten Dude  who gave us the heads up to your wonderful company. Looking forward to having bread again!"

gfJules Whole Grain Bread Mix: https://gfjules.com/product/gfjules-gluten-free-bread-mix/
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Many thanks to +Cindy Gordon for introducing me to the concept of "Zoodles" (zucchini noodles made in a spiralizer) when we were together in Tampa! They made last night's leftovers beautiful & so tasty!
With the Zoodles I added leftover roasted rosemary butternut squash and grilled vegetables to some tofu sautéed in sriracha & coconut milk. Unfortunately I worked so late that we didn't eat until 11:30pm … But it was still awesome!

What's the most yummy way you've repurposed leftovers? 

#glutenfree   #vegan   #vegetarian   #vegetarianrecipe   #zoodles   #entrepreneur  
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Ha! True! We always make them at the gfe retreat. You will have to make sure to be with us this year, +Jules Shepard!
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✬Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate, we're doing everything in 5/5 style!✬
$5.05 FLAT RATE shipping on ANYTHING + FREE SHIPPING on any total order of $65.05 or more!
PLUS $5.05 off my 3 value box size of famous gfJules All Purpose gf Flour!

https://gfjules.com/shop/

Today & tomorrow only!
Feel free to pass along the savings to friends & family!

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Happy Cuatro de Mayo! Do you have big plans for tomorrow? How about baking up some of these great GF Cinco de Mayo recipes to celebrate?!

https://www.pinterest.com/gfJules/gluten-free-cinco-de-mayo-recipes/ .... 

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Tamales
Guacamole
Veggie Tacos
GF Flour Tortillas
Vegan/GF Tres Leches Cake
Margarita Cheesecake
Mexican Wedding Cookies 
Margaritas
Mexican Pizza 
.... and so much more!!!!

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It's not just May Day, it's also Day 1 of Celiac Awareness Month. If you're on my page, I assume you know something about living gluten free. Let's all agree to pay it forward and educate others on "Celiac" and "Awareness" this month, why don't we?

Here's why I think we should do more, and how:

https://gfjules.com/celiac-awareness-month/

What do you think?

#celiac   #glutenfree   #celiacawarenessmonth   #glutenfreediet   #gluten  +Gluten Dude 
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I Thing U Can Creat The Awwareness To Others I Love It
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Ready for Cinco de Mayo? 
Grab amazing Gluten Free recipes from my Cinco de Mayo Pinterest page ... like this VEGAN & GF Tres Leches Cake!

https://www.pinterest.com/gfJules/gluten-free-cinco-de-mayo-recipes/

https://gfjules.com/recipes/tres-leches-cake-recipe-gluten-free-vegan/

#glutenfree   #glutenfreerecipes   #cincodemayo   #glutenfreecincodemayo   #celiac   #cake   #vegan  
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I've debated whether to draw even more attention to those who decry the Gluten Free Diet as a "Fad."

Ultimately, I concluded that burying my head in the sand and ignoring this very real and pervasive public sentiment is probably not the best course of action. We in the GF community should openly discuss how we handle naysayers so that we can learn from each other. So here goes.

How do you respond to those who will invariably point to the new book, "The Gluten Lie," as support for the position that no one should be gluten free without a diagnosis of celiac disease?

Care of +Washington Post:"How the Gluten Free Movement is Ruining Our Relationship with Food."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/24/how-the-gluten-free-movement-is-ruining-our-relationship-with-food/?tid=sm_fb

Here is more information and some useful FACTS on non-celiac gluten sensitivity and who should try a GF diet : https://gfjules.com/gluten-allergy-intolerance-symptoms/

And my article, "The Newest Gluten Free Fad: Gluten Intolerance Intolerance." https://gfjules.com/newest-gluten-free-fad-gluten-intolerance-intolerance/

#glutenfree   #celiac   #gluten   #glutensensitivity   #glutenintolerance  
Amid the rise of the fall out of gluten, there is a growing sense, largely from those who are actually studying the physiological effects of the protein, that people are being a little ridiculous.
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+Jules Shepard exactly! 😎
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Cake-like or Fudgy? How do you prefer your brownies?

Well, you can have it your way with my new decadent GF Brownie Mix! AND I'll give you a FREE mix this weekend with your cart of $39 worth of GF goodies! And I'll throw in FREE shipping on all orders of $65 or more!
Enter coupon "FreeBrownies" to get your free mix and have a great weekend knowing GREAT brownies are in your very near future!

https://gfjules.com/product/gfjules-gluten-free-brownie-mix/

#glutenfree #brownies #glutenfreebaking  
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Thanks +Ali Williams!!! I've made 3 batches of brownies this week for my daughter's play (they sold them at intermission to raise money for the church). I made fudgy, egg-free (used applesauce, so good!) and cakey! They were all gone, so I couldn't tell which people liked best! LOL!
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  • gfJules Gluten Free Flour & Mixes
    Founder, 2014 - present
    Founded her namesake company to continue to provide the gluten-free and food allergy communities with the highest quality, safest and most delicious flour and baking mixes. gfJules.com Jules also travels, teaches, speaks and consults with industry, trade and GF consumer groups around the country.
  • Gluten Free & More Magazine
    Associate Editor, 2014 - 2015
    Associate editor and regular contributor to Living Without's "Gluten Free & More" Magazine.
  • JulesGlutenFree.com
    Founder, 2008 - 2014
    Co-founded JulesGlutenFree.com and after creating her award-winning All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour and adding 11 gluten-free mixes to the line up, Jules resigned from Jules Gluten Free on March 18, 2014 and started gfJules where she sells the her products, using her formulas, but now exclusively under her gfJules brand.
  • 1in133.org
    Co-Founder, 2010 - 2011
    Co-founded 1in133.org to pressure the FDA to issue gluten-free labeling regulations. Built the World's Tallest Gluten-Free Cake and garnered over 10,000 petition signatures to draw attention to the cause. The FDA attended the cake event and promised to issue gluten-free labeling regulations; the FDA issued those regulations 3 months later and they have now been finalized. They go into effect August, 2014.
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Gluten-Free Baking Expert, Author, Consultant and Founder of gfJules Flour & Baking Mixes
Introduction
Jules Shepard’s gluten-free journey began in 1999. Unwilling to give up her favorite foods, and even less willing to eat poor gluten-free substitutes, Jules developed her own award-winning all-purpose gluten-free flour and mixes, and earned an influential place as one of the gluten-free community’s staunchest advocates.
Author of three books, Jules also writes for various print and online publications, is a sought-after and award-winning speaker, works as an industry consultant, hosts a weekly online radio show and even built the world’s tallest gluten-free cake to spark the FDA to issue long-overdue gluten-free food labeling regulations.
As The Washingtonian Magazine noted, “Time magazine, ABC, and other major media outlets line up for her advice” -- a member of the gluten-free community before the bandwagon even arrived, this mother of two is well-versed in all aspects of the life she so successfully lives. Visit Jules’ Facebook page, follow her on Twitter or peruse her products and 350+ recipe blog at www.gfJules.com where you'll also find her books, radio show podcasts...everything the GF Community needs!
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The Washingtonian Magazine noted, “Time magazine, ABC, and other major media outlets line up for her advice.”
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    English, 1988 - 1992
    BA in English, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Duke University
    International Law, 1992 - 1995
    JD LLM in International Law
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