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Kylie Sandover

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Have finally made my way around to the Google+ Communities!! So I can now start to share some of my favourite recipes with you all.
Recipe and food ideas for a gluten and dairy free lifestyle.
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Jean Layton
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Hosting a gluten free person for a meal can lead to anxiety for the host. 
Some of my tips and hacks to make the process a bit easier. 
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I agree, unless I'm very sure about the host, I'm the person who brings her own food. 
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Jean Layton
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IF you have a favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery that isn't in the list, please let me know with a link 
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Having a gluten-free guest to the holidays?  
This post can help.  It's full of cautionary points and a long list of dedicated #GlutenFreeBakeries   for purchasing the dinner rolls and desserts that make a dinner indulgent. 
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This bakery was just opening when I was last in Santa Barbara, +Jean Layton. http://lilacpatisserie.com
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Jean Layton
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Recall on some Gluten Free Cheerios and Gluten Free Honey Nut Cheerios
http://www.cheerios.com/Articles/Gluten%20Free%20Cheerios.aspx
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Jean Layton
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Want to bake gluten-free by weight but don't want to have to measure twice?  Use this handy little chart to make conversions easy. 
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Jules Shepard

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Know someone who's new to gluten free? There's a maddening amount of (not always accurate) information out there. Cut the clutter & review my First 7 Steps to Going Gluten Free! 

It makes the transition so much easier to have this trusted information!

What other tips would you share with someone new to the lifestyle? Please leave a comment on my article so others can benefit from your experience!

https://gfjules.com/going-gluten-free/
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Interesting article citing the Journal of #Neurology (2014) case study suggesting that #gluten may exacerbate #Parkinson's symptoms.

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Could gluten's toxicity extend to the nervous system, producing symptoms identical to classical Parkinson's disease? A new case study adds to a growing body of research indicating that wheat's neurotoxicity is greatly underestimated.
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Quaker is now making a gluten-free oatmeal!

#QuakerSummit #glutenfree #glutenfreediet #oatmeal #breakfast
This post was sponsored by Quaker Oats, however, the opinions expressed are 100% my own. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a Gluten-Free Blogger Summit hosted by Quaker Oats. In January 201…
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+Jean Layton lol I just clicked on your name to send you this link :)
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Jean Layton
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Yes, I know I'm talking about the big bad F place but some of us work cross platform. If you would like to join our social sharing group, please do.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlutenFreeSocialSharing/members/
Log into Facebook to start sharing and connecting with your friends, family, and people you know.
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Does a Rota virus Infection Increase the Chance of the Patient Developing Celiac disease?

My third daughter developed celiac disease at 17 after a really severe case of whooping cough. At 2 she had a really nasty case of rota virus which required her to be hospitalize for 1 week on a drip to re-hydrate. (None of my other 3 children were infected)  I have often wondered if her infection with rota virus was the cause of her celiac disease.

 A recent study by the US national Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health concluded "This prospective study provides the first indication that a high frequency of rota virus infections may increase the risk of celiac disease autoimmunity in childhood in genetically predisposed individuals."

When you understand the way viruses invade the body you can appreciate that this is possibly true. When a virus first invades the body it infects a host cell – this time the cells of the gut. When it is in its active phase the virus takes over the host cell and replicates, causing cell lysis and the subsequent symptoms associated with rota virus. This is called the LYTIC phase of virus replication.  When the body begins to recover the virus enters the LATENT phase where replication of the virus ceases and the virus genetic material (either DNA or RNA becomes embedded in the nucleus of the host cell. The viral genetic material becomes part of the host cell and replicates at the same time as the host genetics. But unfortunately the presence of the viral DNA alters the genetics of the host cell and in the case of rota virus causes the gut cells to trigger celiac disease.

This trigger may be due to the fact that an immune response to viral infections may play a role in the development of celiac disease. The immune system recognizes that there is an "invade" within the host gut cells and produces antibodies against the gut cell in order to deactivate the virus and  destroy the host cell.

This effect is being investigated at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Researchers there are evaluating whether or not certain viruses trigger immune reactions that lead to celiac disease in susceptible individuals. The study is ongoing, but what they have found so far is interesting:

• Certain viruses can cause the immune system to “overreact.” If this reaction is prolonged or repeated, it may cause someone to lose the ability to tolerate gluten.

• Different celiac patients had different immune responses to the same infection. This may help explain why symptoms vary so much from one person with celiac disease to another.

• Certain viruses, such as rotavirus, are more likely to trigger these particular immune responses.

If viruses are found to contribute to the development of celiac disease, the discovery could open up avenues for prevention.  We may be able to vaccinate against these viruses and prevent the onset of celiac disease in certain individuals. This may be of particular importance to relatives of people with celiac disease. They are at higher risk for developing the disease. Treatments such as this may sound far off, but a vaccination already exists for rota virus. If this virus is found to be one of the triggers for celiac disease, a simple vaccination may help prevent celiac disease in susceptible individuals.

Although the University of Chicago’s research is not yet published, it appears the authors felt the findings are significant enough to do a  preliminary release of their data. This is promising news for the celiac community, as it focuses attention on prevention of celiac disease for future generations.

My personal view is that rota virus had an important role in making my daughter susceptible to celiac disease – no one else in my family (I have 4 children) have had rota virus and no one else has celiac disease. I believe that my daughter's whooping cough finally triggered her celiac disease which had been sitting there inactive since she was 2.

But mean while we are lucky to have the gluten-free diet as a treatment. My daughters celiac disease is very much in control with her very strict diet.  A gluten free diet must be 100% and takes knowledge to implement. I have written a guide to show you how. Buy Now http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PG1M1O
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Jean Layton
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Have you ever had a problem at a restaurant getting the food you need? 
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Robert Bunch

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Warning - Cheerios recall; I was so exited to find a box two weeks ago for my wife; she did have a reaction - and yes the code matched on our box. Ohhh... a free box or our money back. That's not compensation for the reaction she gets from eating wheat.
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I missed the recall, ate the Cheerios in September 2015. Been a mess ever since, culminating in a diagnosis of Cirrhosis of the liver in January 2016. Of course, I have no receipt. No proof. I wonder how many others are paying so heavy a price.
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Jean Layton
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I'm speaking at the Bellingham Gluten Information Group meeting tomorrow night all about how gluten can affect our moods. 
Thought folks from outside Whatcom County might be interested too. 
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Hi Normandy, 
I wish I was, but the technology available will make that impossible. 
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Sarah Rose

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I get a lot of questions from friends and family about what it means to be gluten free, so I made a post about some of the hidden sources of gluten and cross contamination that we have to be aware of. I feel like half of the battle is spreading awareness about it all. I hope some of you find this useful! 
Just because you can't see the gluten doesn't mean that it's not there and more often than not it's the hidden gluten that cause the most problems.
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Becky Excell

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Gluten Free Weetabix has arrived on UK Supermarket Shelves! Nutribix is perfect for Coeliacs & Gluten Intolerants; plus it's full of goodness! More info...
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Jean Layton
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After a heated conversation on Facebook today, this post just had to be written.  
#GlutenFree #certification
Getting clear about gluten free definition, certification and whether to trust that bowl of cereal, Dr. Jean Layton brings together the information.
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