Gluten 101

  1. Is this gluten-free diet just a fad?

    The answer is far from it. It is estimated that 1/3 of the US population is predisposed to a gluten sensitivity. A large-scale multi-year study published in the 2003 edition of Archives of Internal Medicine, concluded that 1 in 133, Americans have ...

  2. Frequently Asked Questions About Gluten

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  3. Where is gluten found?

    Gluten is found in any food or beverage that is made with an ingredient derived from grains that contain gluten (wheat, barley, rye).  It may be obvious to spot (like pasta or a bagel) or may be harder to discover (like flour in gravy or wheat in s ...

  4. What is gluten?

    Gluten is a collection of proteins (namely the long-chain amino acids called gliadins and glutenins) found in foods made from wheat, barley or rye.  Gluten helps to make bread rise and gives a chewy, elastic texture to baked goods and many proces ...

  5. What are some common hidden sources of gluten?

    A few common hidden sources:  Beer, Caramel color, Dressings, Soy sauce, Tamari (shoyu contains gluten), Grain vinegar (apple cider and wine vinegars are fine), Ketchup, MSG, Natural flavors, Brown rice syrup (fermented with barley malt), some Yeas ...

  6. FDA Issues an Official Food Labeling Definition for "Gluten-Free"

    Today marks a significant milestone for the 3 million people in the United States with celiac disease and/or gluten sensitivity – the FDA has finally issued a ruling that specifically defines what “gluten-free” on a food label means. ...

  7. General References on Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity

    The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed  By Jules E. Dowler Shepard. December 2008. ...

  8. Why is gluten causing so much trouble?

    While there is no uniform consensus on whether the incidence of gluten-related health problems is on the rise, advances in screening and testing methods, coupled with a growing public awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, have bro ...

  9. Update on the Gluten Levels of Wheat

    Comments from the International Celiac Disease Symposium in Chicago, attended by 1500 scientists, doctors, dietitians and others from over 30 countries. ...

  10. The Elimination Diet

    An elimination/provocation diet is a short-term diet (approximately 3 weeks) designed to detect certain ingredients that are poorly tolerated digestively and to relieve potential food allergies or intolerances. While following the diet, you remove ...