New Gluten-Free Ingredient May Cause Allergic Reaction

A popular legume used in other countries is showing up in more U.S. gluten-free products. A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains why people with peanut and soybean allergies need to be cautious.

Source: www.newswise.com

IMPORTANT – especially for those with kids in classrooms where there is a nut allergy…


“Lupin is a yellow-colored bean that’s very popular in Europe, Mediterranean countries, Australia and New Zealand,” said Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University extension specialist in food science and coordinator of the Rapid Response Center. “However, it is new to the United States and because of that, many consumers have never heard of it and may not realize that lupin has the same protein that causes allergic reactions to peanuts and soybeans.”

15 diseases doctors often get wrong

A disease diagnosis isn’t always easy for you or your doctor. See which 15 diseases are hardest to diagnose. (#health 15 diseases doctors often get wrong: Celiac disease can also cause itchy skin, …

Source: edition.cnn.com

Wow…”So much confusion surrounds celiac disease — an immune reaction to gluten that triggers inflammation in the small intestine — that it takes the average patient six to 10 years to be properly diagnosed. “


That is too long. You have to be aggressive about getting answers. Get a referral to a gastro doctor sooner rather than later. 

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Gluten-Free Foods for Kids!

It’s school time already and so we though it would be helpful to put together a list of gluten-free foods for kids!

Heck, we’ve been eating gluten-free a long time, but even still it can be hard to think of what to put in lunchboxes…

So here are a few ideas for you! Please share this with your social network friends! Then click here to download your own PDF version….

 

Gluten-Free Foods for kids

Gluten-Free Foods for kids