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Becky Excell

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Let's Check Out The Marks and Spencer Gluten Free Range!
M&S have done it again with gluten free! Here's a rundown of some of products on offer in the Marks and Spencer gluten free range! Bravo Marks & Spencer!
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Ray Robin

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One of my all time Good Friday dishes.  Like every thing we cook gluten free for my beloved celiac wife.
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Florence Sanger

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I personally found this hard when travelling to Hong Kong .... I brought with me from the #ceoliacuk  website handy phrases which explained I needed to eat Gluten Free however there is everything else that comes with travelling .... eating out? at the airport? on the flight? insurance? .... How do you ensure you travel stress free as a ceoliac?  I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! #glutenfree   #eatingout   #travel   #glutenfreetravelling  
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If you tolerate dairy.  Wrapped Baby Bel cheese if very convenient,
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Try popped amaranth in your recipes! You are going to love it :) http://www.amazon.com/5AM-Popped-Amaranth-3-5-oz/dp/B01ABQ9CEC
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Like this image, many people do not know what it means to be gluten free. Many just think it is a trend or a health fad. How often have you heard people say things like, "Well my friend from Russia told me that gluten free was healthier for me, so I have gone gluten free?"

Well for the average person going gluten free is not healthier. In fact. if you do not do it correctly you may become malnourished. And it definitely does not help you lose weight. Gluten free products are often higher in calories than their wheat flour counterparts.

So here are 7 reasons why you may want to go on a gluten free diet.

1. You may have been diagnosed with celiac disease. In this case, it is essential that you maintain a gluten free diet for life. Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease where your body produces abnormal antibodies which affect your gut. Even a small slip ups with your diet can stimulate those abnormal antibodies and make you sick. There is no cure for celiac disease and the only way to stay well is to go on a 100% gluten free diet.

2. You may have been diagnosed with Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Like celiac disease, this is an auto-immune disease which affects your skin. The only way to control this disease is by going on a 100% gluten free diet for life.


3. You may have been diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. This is not an auto-immune disease but like lactose intolerance results from you being able to produce enough of the enzyme required to break down the gluten in your gut so you end up feeling unwell when you eat gluten. An allergic person can suffer from mild to severe allergic reactions when they ingest wheat. The best way to avoid the symptoms is to go on a gluten free diet. However, there are some supplements available which can help you break down and digest the gluten in your food. Note, however, these supplements are NOT safe for celiacs or those with Dermatitis Herpetiformis

4. You may have been diagnosed with a wheat allergy and need to avoid wheat and/or gluten. An allergy occurs because you develop allergy antibodies against the proteins in wheat, much like you would develop an allergy against strawberries etc. Usually, you are allergic to wheat rather than to the gluten proteins in wheat so avoiding wheat is the critical factor here. Depending on which wheat protein you are allergic to you may or may not be able to eat gluten. A skin test will help with the diagnosis


5. It may be you just feel better without gluten in your diet – perhaps you are an undiagnosed celiac. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people with celiac disease do NOT know they have it. If you feel better on a gluten free diet it is essential to seek medical advice to establish if you have celiac disease or one of the related conditions. Do NOT start on a gluten free diet until you have been properly diagnosed.

6. You may have read about the health benefits and want to try them out. Maybe you have read that a gluten free diet helps you lose weight or is better for you. Well, if you do not feel better when you go on a gluten free diet, there is probably no need for you to be on one. A gluten free diet is costly and sometimes quite prohibitive, so only go on one if you need to. If you are going on a true gluten free diet, you need to know all the ins and outs of what that entails.


7. You may be following a fad. Absolutely a gluten free diet has become a fad and it is putting in jeopardy those who really require a gluten free diet for health reasons. That is because the world is becoming quite blasé about it as we saw in a previous blog of mine "Jimmy Kimmel On Gluten". The average person really does not know what it means. My advice is - don't do it unless you have to.

I have devoted my time to teaching people about what it means to be gluten free. Here are my top 10 tips if you need to go on a gluten free diet. Download it for free. https://glutenfreeliving.leadpages.co/gluten-free-top-10-tips/


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Keith Howell

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Christmas loans are the loans for keeping you on he top and maintaining your finances during the times of the Christmas. These loans are multipurpose and multi-useful in nature. #finance   #blogger   #london  
Christmas is not about the carols singing or feasting. Christmas is also not about enjoyment, extravaganza or going GA-GA over the whole night. These days the Christmas loans have a different meaning altogether. These loans are available to maintain and balance your credit situation.
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Emma Larocque

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Do you love soup? We have the talented chef +Mark Reinfeld with us this week on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club, and we're talking SOUP in all its glorious details - come join us! https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101822145156979261321
 
A final discussion question for +Mark Reinfeld this week - members, please tune in with your thoughts too!

Mark, your book, Soup's On! focuses on making delicious soups and stews fast and easy. What's one of the tips you share in the book about how to save time when you're making soup? Members, any ideas, thoughts or further questions you want to share?
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A sweet piece on cafe crawling in Albert Park, a suburb in Melbourne. It's a great search of gluten free and dairy free treats in a lovely neighbourhood. So far, I have seven cafes! Each have their own spin on gf and df options. Take a look! =)
cafes and restaurants, albert park, gluten free dairy free cafe melbourne,
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Florence Sanger

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WOW WOW WOW!! I was so happy when I tried these at the weekend ..... GLUTEN FREE PIZZA EXPRESS DOUGH BALLS!! Anyone else with me?  #glutenfree   #tasty   #finally   #amazing  
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They were to me light and fluffy I absolutely loved them.  I wasn't sure at first how they would taste but I was impressed! 
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elizabeth kovar

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Im trying to make a gluten free crostada w/ GF all purpose flour. If I am rolling out the dough and its breaking or chunking off, does /could that mean I used too much butter? Im using all GF and vegan butter products. 
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Thank you :) I try to make my own recipes, and found when I was rolling it out w/ the rolling pin sometimes the dough would split and I was confused as when I've worked w/ normal flour I never have that problem. It turned out ok as I just needed to mend / pinch any splits that occurred (especially when folding the sides), but it still tasted ok maybe i'll use less vegan butter next time.  
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Zita Z

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Gluten-free ski holiday - on a budget! More info here: http://thepuur.com/en/high-tatras-and-penzion-karpatia/
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The GlutenAway Online Expo is now open for the first online gluten-free event of 2016. Enter giveaways, get discounts, recipes, samples, and more! http://www.glutenawayexpo.com/
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Zita Z

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Dating vs. food allergy: http://thepuur.com/dating-problems/
A little too long, a little too simple, but this sketch shows a real dating problem. A dating problem which is much more than that. I'm lucky enough to have an understanding partner, but I had to experience a lot of bad moments because the restaurant staff/the people around did not understand ...
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Ray Robin

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our Christmas wishes to you and yours.
Every year we send out our homemade Christmas cards. This year we sent out over a hundred and sixty of them. If you did not receive one, here is your copy, just as filled with love as the ones sent by mail. Truly. We hope thi...
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What is Amaranth - The Ultimate Guide

Would love to get your feedback on this post and hope you'll enjoy reading it:

http://www.5-am.co/what-is-amaranth-the-ultimate-guide
What is Amaranth - The Ultimate Guide
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Shiitake Pastina-
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Final hours! Come share your #glutenfree post at #SavoringSaturdays #linkyparty! 
Welcome back to Savoring Saturdays! PUMPKIN SPICE FEVER CONTINUES! This week’s most popular link was Pumpkin Spice Graham Crackers from Homemade Dutch Apple Pie And to keep the pumpkin-mania …
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