Gluten-Free News Roundup–April 2011

Usually I write on one topic in particular, but there has been so much buzzing about the gluten-free/Celiac world that I wanted to share the highlights!

  • 1 in 133 is a new project designed to highlight the lack of action on the part of the FDA in putting out a ruling on the definition of “gluten-free”, as promised by August 2008, and obviously long overdue.  If you’re local, consider coming out for the fun on May 4th (added incentive–world’s largest GF cake!).  Also, whether you’re near or far, sign the petition and/or consider donating to the cause.
  • Dr. Fasano from the Center for Celiac Research and other researchers showed in the British Medical Journal that gluten intolerance is a true disease AND that it is biologically distinct from Celiac.   He estimated that 6% of the population is gluten intolerant. The Wall Street Journal did an excellent article on gluten intolerance as well.
  • A little of my gluten-free journey was featured in a Washingtonian blog article on Celiac disease and a gluten-free diet.  I am hopeful that if there is a good response, they will focus on Celiac issues more often.
  • LOTS of fantastic new gluten-free books have hit the shelves!  My favorites include
  • The Celiac Disease Video Project will be released in next month or 2 months.  It will be videos on medical diagnosis, follow up, all about a gluten-free diet and label reading, with a short segment on gluten sensitivity. I’m very excited to share this valuable resource, and am very appreciative of the Celiac Sprue Association for their support!
  • If you love the latest news on Celiac, gluten intolerance, good nutrition and other health issues, I’ve joined the wild world of Twitter.  Follow me  @cherylharrisrd

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