A seven month-old baby in Belgium died from malnutrition after his parents put him on an alternative gluten-free diet despite no actual medical diagnosis or recommendation. The child weighed only 9 pounds, about half the size of an average child his age, and was extremely dehydrated. The story brings to light just how dangerous alternative diets… Read more
My niece Lucy is 10 and she is a Gluten Free Kid. She was only diagnosed late last year through a blood sample. My Dad quickly received a phone call from my slightly alarmed brother asking if there was a gluten free intolerance that existed in our family? There was none. Neither was there any suggestion of an intolerance to gluten on my sister-in-law’s side.
Maybe Lucy had just lucked out as the gluten free kid out of her other 3 siblings. And this was just the way it was going to be for her.
My brother was a combination of alarmed and thankful when his daughter was diagnosed. A bit alarmed as it meant Luc was going to have to be mindful and careful of what she would need to eat for probably the rest of her life, and thankful as it was a likely cause, or at least part cause, to Luc’s really moody behaviour and complete outbursts.
So being a gluten free kid is different to being an adult and gluten free. As a kid you rely, or pretty well much rely, on adults to meet your daily food needs and preparation of foods. It can also get confusing when you are invited out to birthday parties, Luc recently went to one and ate gluten containing foods. This was all new to her and when later asked about it, on the way home, she simply said, ‘I forgot’. Luc is slowly learning about the foods that she can and cannot eat. The understanding will get easier for her as she grows older, but the ‘why’ probably won’t. She now has her own toaster and labelled foods in the kitchen.
It’s pretty rough sometimes for these kids so I’m hoping you can get some good tips here on glutenfreekids.net and certainly check out our free e-book here!
When people hear the word vegan, they initially turn their nose up at the idea. This is especially the case with children, who want to try everything and crave to fit in with their friends. They don’t want to feel like outsiders because of dietary choices made by parents. It’s time to start making everyday meals… Read more
This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matan Shelomi. Firstly, all humans can digest gluten. All. Anything we cannot metabolize, such as cellulose (also known as dietary fiber, a very important part of your diet!) passes through us and gets pooped out. Cellulose is found in all plant cells: if we only ate things we… Read more
If you’re suffering through stomach pains and digestive problems every day, you are not alone. Thousands of people live with digestive problems in the United States, and few feel comfortable enough to tell their doctors. Despite the discomfort, you should seek help in diagnosing the underlying cause. You could be suffering from celiac disease. The basics.… Read more
“Cloud bread” is the hot health food trend of the moment; its legion of new fans are speaking on the benefits of this carb-free, gluten-free bread alternative. While the dish may have a cool name, is it really as healthy and easy to make as everyone says? I recently tried out the recipe for myself, and… Read more
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The global gluten-free products market is expected to reach USD 33.05 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period mainly on account of the rising incidences of celiac disease, diabetes as well… Read more
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