January 13, 2009

Article from Friend...


A friend of mine, Karen Fine, sent me this link today and I thought it was worth sharing! http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/12/health/nutrition/12recipehealth.html?_r=2 Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts!

Celiacs Are Loved!


I found this line of products at Henry's (that I have never seen before or just overlooked because the packaging is cheesy) called Ener-G. I bought the Pretzels and the Onion Crackers, because I have been aching for something other than the rice crackers from Costco, and all I have to say is WOW! I had several people try them just for the heck of it and they couldn't even tell the difference between the gluten free and non-gluten free! Hallelujah our prayers are answered! If thier other products are this good I would swear I was in heaven!

January 5, 2009



Well, my life has been crazy hence the lack of posts. Been running around with my head cut off. Anyways, Hope everyone had a great Holiday because I did!
What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine. The small intestine is a 22 foot long tube that begins at the stomach and ends at the large intestine (colon). The first 1-1/2 feet of the small intestine (the part that is attached to the stomach) is called the duodenum, the middle part is called the jejunum, and the last part (the part that is attached to the colon) is called the ileum. Food empties from the stomach into the small intestine where it is digested and absorbed into the body. While food is being digested and absorbed, it is transported by the small intestine to the colon. What enters the colon is primarily undigested food. In celiac disease, there is an immunological (allergic) reaction within the inner lining of the small intestine to (gluten) that are present in wheat, rye, barley and, to a lesser extent, in oats. The immunological reaction causes inflammation that destroys the lining of the small intestine. This reduces the absorption of dietary nutrients and can lead to symptoms and signs of nutritional, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies.

I found this information at the link below.

BTW I dont claim to be an expert or doctor. This is information I have found or what has worked for me.