Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How to Survive the Holidays Gluten-Free

Happy Holidays to all my Gluten Free Friends!!!

This week, David J. Blyweiss, M.D. asked to share his knowledge about how our Celiac community can stay gluten free and healthy through the Holiday season.  Here's what Dr. Blyweiss had to say:

Is it possible to stay gluten-free through all the holiday parties and family gatherings this season?  It is but it can be a challenge for anyone.  If you have celiac disease, your immune system treats gluten like a toxin. It was once a rare disorder, but now celiac disease is four times more common today than it was five decades ago.

Even if you don’t suffer from the disease itself, many are still sensitive to gluten — especially if you suffer from:

·        Stomach pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and/or constipation, vomiting.
·        Migraines
·        Joint pain
·        Chronic fatigue
·        Brain fog
·        Hay fever and sinus infections
·        Skin rashes, especially eczema or hives
·        Unexplained weight loss

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ginny Bakes - And I'm SO Glad She Does!

Ginny Bakes - who knew it all started in Miami Beach - where I am from?!

Ginny is a mother of four and states that she is "passionate about home cooked meals that are delicious, nutritious, whole and organic and [she feels] strongly feel that dessert should be no exception. The perfect dessert should be light- delicious, nutritious, whole and organic."

Ginny takes her baked goods seriously!  Check out the variety of products she makes here.

Ginny's baked yumminess doesn't come cheap.  This package of double chocolate happiness is $7.99 at Fresh Market, $9.99 at Epicure!  The box comes with 8 cookies.

The real question is... are Ginny's baked goods worth the hefty price tag??